Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Dutch pianist Mike Del Ferro comes to Israel for the Hot Jazz series.

Del Ferro to hit 104 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Del Ferro to hit 104
(photo credit: Courtesy)
As inventor Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mother’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country journey, with Mom along for the ride. The Guilt Trip, Anne Fletcher’s new comedy, with Barbra Streisand as the Jewish mother, is a must.
At theaters around the country.
One of the highlights on the roster of this year’s British Film Festival (January 31-February 10) is A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an intricately crafted animation work by Ben Timlett, Jeff Simpson and Bill Jones as a salute to the late comedian.
At cinematheques around the country – Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Sderot and Herzliya. www.ukfilmisrael.britishcouncil.org
Dutch pianist Mike Del Ferro comes to Israel for the Hot Jazz series. Del Ferro teams up with saxophonist Amikam Kimmelman, bassist Simon Starr and drummer Eitan Itzkovitz as part of the nationwide series.
Monday at 9 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem (02) 523-7000; Tuesday at 10 p.m. at Herzliya Zappa Club (1-700- 500-039); Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Einan Hall in Modi’in (03) 737- 5777; February 7 and 8 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively (03) 573- 3001; and February 9 at Beit Abba Khoushy in Haifa (04) 822-7850.
Virtuoso guitarist Emmanuel Segre, considered one of the world’s foremost classical guitarists, will be the guest star at the Ra’anana Symphonette’s next concert, entitled “Beethoven and Guitar Classics”. On the program: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4; Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Castlenuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto in D Major.With Carlo Goldstein (Italy) conducting.
February 6, 7 & 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the Arts and Music Center, 2A Hapalmah Street Ra’anana, (09) 745-7773; www.symphonette.co.il
The Schubertiada goes on its annual Winter Trip in eight venues around the country. This year Graham Johnson (pictured), a leading authority on German lieder, will be a guest of the festival dedicated to this form of music.
Johnson will participate in three concerts and present master classes.
The Angel (Hamalach), based on a book by Ephraim Sidon, is a play for children aged five and up about an angel who escapes from heaven and comes to Earth as a baby.
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Mediatheque Theater, Holon. NIS 70. For tickets, call (03) 502-1551. www.mediatheque.org.il
7. MIXED BAG INDULGE IN FRENCH CUISINE So French So Good is the first festival of French gastronomy, with 11 leading chefs cooking together with their local colleagues. There will also be a discussion forum, chef master classes and workshops and food tours around the country. Other attractions include the “Food & Art” photography exhibition at the French Institute, a book fair, a wine tasting, a premiere screening of the film Les Saveurs du Palais about chef Danièle Delpeuch, who will be a guest of the festival, and much more.
February 4-8 at restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. For the full program and reservations, go to www.ambafrance-il.orgTonight at 8:30 at the Striker Conservatorium, Tel Aviv; Saturday at 8:30 at Rapaport Hall, Haifa; and next Thursday at 8 p.m. at the YMCA, Jerusalem
A gallery talk by curator Dorit Shafrir will take place at the Israel Museum at the exhibition “Beaded Ceremonial Art of the Ndebele,” a display of ceremonial body ornaments and initiation dolls made by the Ndebele women of South Africa.
Tuesday at 7 p.m. Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Free with museum entry.
9. ART BUY ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE The 14th annual Israeli art exhibition to raise funds to fight AIDS, hosted by Bank Hapoalim, will take place next Saturday. Some 800 works by leading artists and art students will be on display. The artists will receive 17% of the proceeds, and the rest will go to the Fight AIDS committee in Israel.
Next Saturday at 7 to 11 p.m. at the Bank Hapoalim central management building, 63 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Chinese Spring Dance Festival organized by the Suzanne Dellal Center.
Two dance companies will present their work. The Beijing Modern Dance Company (BMDC) will present an evening of classical Chinese dance and contemporary dance. The Chengdu National Company will present colorful traditional dance mixed with ancient martial arts.
February 18-24 at such venues as the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Heichal Hatarbut in Karmiel, the Arts Center in Ashdod and the Haifa Auditorium. For details, go to www.suzannedellal.org.il