Out and About: Top 10 things to do

The Tower of David Museum invites parents and children to Purim celebration of rhythm, music led by Mayumana performing arts group.

Mayumana 311 (photo credit: courtesy)
Mayumana 311
(photo credit: courtesy)
1.FILM
DRIVE ANGRY
Thrown into hell for his crimes, brutal felon John Milton (Nicolas Cage) escapes from the fiery pit after cultists murder his daughter and take her baby. Intent on rescuing the child, Milton joins forces with a waitress (Amber Heard), who gives him her ex-lover’s firered muscle car. In it, the two pursue the cult leader, who plans to sacrifice the infant and unleash hell on Earth.
At selected cinemas throughout the country
2.THEATER
THE JOYS OF CRAZINESS
ADG Europe and TNT Britain present their stage version of Ken Kesey’s bestselling 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse. In English. Directed by Paul Stebbings.
Runs Tuesday through March 25 throughout the country, www.zoa.co.il or www.jerusalem-theatre.co.il
3.GO GREASED LIGHTNING

Experience a blast as Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah’s Center Stage Theater together with Encore Theater Company presents its production of Grease, the classic Broadway musical and film from the 1970s that paid tribute to Chicago teen culture from the 1950s. So go TBirds and Pink Ladies! In English.
Runs Tuesday through March 30, Masorti School, Rehov Betar 8, Arnona, Jerusalem, 052-6039115.
4. MIXED BAG FEELING GREEN
Over at Mike’s Place they are saving their Purim costumes for the weekend, and honoring St. Patrick today, with green beer, fun, and and a DJ playing traditional Irish music. Come celebrate the luck of the Irish with staff dressed in green as well as makeup artists from Guinness.
Tonight, 33 Jaffa Road, Jerusalem, www.mikesplacebars.com
5. IT’S A BIRD’S LIFE
Eilat plays host to the fifth annual International Spring Migration Festival. The program is timed to coincide with the peak week of Israel’s spring migration. Activities include free guided daily tours to the best birding hot spots in the southern Arava, a hands-on ringing demonstration and bird identification workshops in the field.

Runs Sunday through March 27, www.eilatbirdsfestival.com.
6. PURIM ADLOYADA
The country’s largest Purim celebration takes to the streets of Holon once again. This year’s Adloyada parade has “love your neighbor as yourself” as its theme. Thousands of flowers and balloons sculpted and shaped as animals, insects and plant life; 4,000 marchers from across the country; hundreds of entertainers, including acrobats, jugglers, dancers, drummers, gymnasts, musicians, street actors and graffiti artists; and an array of giant floats are just some of the antics in store.
Sunday at noon. Visit www.holon.muni.il or call (03) 501-1111 for details.

7. MOSHAV MADNESS
What happens when you combine Bob Dylan, Shlomo Carlebach, and Neil Young? The answer is The Moshav Band.
The band’s blend of rock, folk, reggae and Middle Eastern music has achieved success not only in Israel but also in America, where the group was recently on tour. Brothers Yehuda, Meir and Yosef Solomon, as well as friend David Swirsky, grew up in Moshav Mevo Modi’im, the birthplace of many popular Jewish songs.
To date the band has appeared with the rapper Matisyahu, among others, and has drawn comparisons to Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews Band. Join these talented musicians for a special Purim concert at Jerusalem’s The Lab. NIS 80/90.
Sunday, 10 p.m., Derech Hebron 28, www.maabada.org.il
8. PURIM RHYTHM
The Tower of David Museum invites parents and children to a Purim celebration of rhythm and music, creativity and humor in a workshop led by the Mayumana performing arts group.
The ancient citadel will be brought to life with Mayumana rhythm and dance, movement and music from sticks, buckets, cans and percussion performed using your own body as the instrument!
Monday, 10:30, 12, 2 and 3, www.towerofdavid.org.il

9. BALLET
DAUNTING DUATO
Ballet lovers will swoon over the return of the National Dance Company of Spain, which under the artistic leadership of Nacho Duato during this decade has become one of Europe’s top dance ensembles. The Spaniards will perform three of Duato’s most prominent works including Forms of Silence and Emptiness.
Don’t miss this Iberian treat.
Runs Tuesday through next Friday, TAPAC, www.israel-opera.co.il
10. UPCOMING SPORT
ON YOUR MARKS...
The city of Jerusalem is proud to host the first Jerusalem International Marathon. Thousands of runners from Israel and abroad will take part in the sports celebration shared by the city’s residents and guests. The marathon track will cross the city from north to south in three races and will pass through the city’s main traffic arteries.
Next Friday, www.jerusalemmarathon.co.il