Out and About: Top 10 things to do 304011

Bob Marley's sons set to take the stage for a reggae Purim Ball.

Bob's boys (photo credit: Courtesy)
Bob's boys
(photo credit: Courtesy)
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and former wife of one of the residents. Dustin Hoffman directed Quartet, a brilliant, touching comedy with Hoffman and a stellar cast of Britain’s best, including Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay.
Irish Film Week, until February 28 at the Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv cinematheques, offers a rare opportunity to see contemporary Irish cinema, including a retrospective of esteemed director Lenny Abrahamson, as well as the Israeli premiere of his new film, What Richard Did.
Catch the House of Marley at The Barby Club, Tel Aviv, tonight as two of late reggae legend Bob Marley’s sons take the stage for a reggae Purim Ball celebrating their dad’s birthday.
4.DISCOVER THE ‘MAGIC’ The acclaimed full production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, translated into Hebrew by late Ehud Manor, returns to the Israeli Opera stage for Purim, with a cast of the opera’s young soloists and a musical ensemble.Monday at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Opera House. Call (03) 692-7777 or visit www.israel-opera.co.il.
5. ART
More than 2,000 paintings, drawings and sketches, comprising the entirety of Vincent Van Gogh’s short but prolific career, are on display at the multi-sensory traveling exhibition “Van Gogh Alive.”
Until the end of March at The Israeli Trade Fair and Convention Center, Maxidome Hall, 101 Rokach Street, Tel Aviv. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., call *2274.
Acclaimed choreographer Mourad Merzouki’s AGWA is a high-energy display of complex hip hop, capoeira, samba and acrobatics. The work was inspired by an encounter between Merzouki and Kafig, a group of 11 young Brazilian dancers from Companhia Urbana de Dança, which maintains a focus on the movements’ roots and geographical origins.
Tuesday to Thursday and March 2 at the Herzliya Arts Center, 15 Jabotinsky Street. Call 1-700-70-29-29 or visit www.hohherzliya.co.il. March 4 in Beersheba, (08) 626-6400. March 5 in Haifa, (04) 838- 4777, and March 6 at the Jerusalem Theater, (02) 560-5755.
7. TELEVISION DON’T MISS OSCAR’S BIG NIGHT Watch the Academy Awards ceremony live in the wee hours of Sunday morning on both HOT and YES movie channels, including the red-carpet event (YES 1 and HOT’s E Channel). Watch for more precise details, which will be advertised later this week.8. KIDS LET YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR
The premiere of the play The Flying Classroom, the third of a trilogy of Erich Kastner’s plays to be produced by the Mediatheque Theater celebrating the 114th anniversary of the author’s birth, will take place on the day, Saturday. The plot revolves around a group of classmates, their rivalry, trials and friendship.
For ages 8 and up, at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (03) 502-1552, Mediatheque Theater, 6 Golda Meir Street, Holon\
Calexico, the Arizona- based Americana/ Tex-Mex/indie rock band, returns to Israel. The band’s two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, will bring their sultry cinematic sound to the speakers of the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.February 28 and March 1. Visit www.barby.co.il
The Voice of Music Spring Musical Festival at Kfar Blum in the Upper Galilee takes place next weekend, offering numerous chamber music concerts with top soloists and ensembles from Israel and abroad, in pastoral surroundings. There will also be musical tours, workshops and open rehearsals.
For reservations, call the Pastoral Hotel at (04) 683-6611. For more details, call (04) 681-6640 or visit www.kol hamusica.org.il.