Out and about: Top 10 things to do

The fourth annual Remembering and Singing project on Remembrance Day will feature leading artists and media figures.

Rabbi Benjamin Lau (photo credit: Courtesy)
Rabbi Benjamin Lau
(photo credit: Courtesy)
1. Take the Monet and run
Gambit, the Coen brothers’ latest film, is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name that starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. An art curator decides to exact revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.
Starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci.
In theaters around the country.OPERA
2. Celebrate Verdi’s birthday
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi on October 10, the Israeli Opera is showcasing the composer’s three best loved operas, Otello, La Traviata and Luisa Miller. Otello is particularly noteworthy with its libretto, written by Arrigo Bonito, based on William Shakespeare’s play. Conducted by Omer Meir Welber, the opera is sung in Italian with English and Hebrew surtitles.
There will be 12 performances starting on April 6.
The Arts Center, 19 Shaul Hamelech Blvd., Tel Aviv. (03) 692-7777; www.israel-opera.
3. Listen with both ears
Estonian violinist cum conductor Andres Mustonen conducts the Israel Camerata from April 4 to12, playing both contemporary and Baroque music.
Tonight and April 6, 8 and 12 at The Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
April 9 at the Jerusalem Theater. April 10 at the Kiryat Sapir Auditorium, Kfar Saba.
April 11 at the Wix Auditorium, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot.
4. Honor the brave
The Yiddish- Shpiel Theater and the Tel Aviv Municipality are holding a special ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking 70 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Actors of the theater will read excerpts from the diaries of the fighters, along with songs from those days.Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the ZOA Hall, 1 Daniel Frisch Street, Tel Aviv. Monday at 9:50 a.m. at the Jerusalem Theater. In Yiddish with Hebrew surtitles. Free admission.
5. Sing to remember
The fourth annual Remembering and Singing project on Remembrance Day will feature leading artists, media figures and others, including Rabbi Benjamin Lau (pictured). The participants will sing with the audience and share their personal stories.
Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Gerard Behar Center, 11 Bezalel Street, Jerusalem. Free admission with pre-registration. E-mail [email protected] gmail.com or call 058-706-0600.
6. Join the fantasy
The Acre Dance Hothouse, together with Ido Tadmor, presents new works by choreographers Merav Cohen and Ran Ben Dror. Cohen’s When the Beast Returned portrays a dialogue between slayer and the slain. It is a solo performance by Tadmor, as is Ben Dror’s 'Fantasizing' (pictured).
Tonight at 9 p.m. Dance Stage of the Jaffa Port, Hangar 2. (03) 902-1563.
7. (Re) Discover Tel Aviv
Take an English-language tour with the Shalom Tower Center Tour guides and learn how it all started, who the people were, what dreams they had, and how a Zionist jeweler from Poland changed the course of history.
April 6 at 11 a.m. Shalom Tower Center, Tel Aviv. Call (03) 510-0337. NIS 40
8. Expect Miracles
The Miracle Worker, the eternally amazing story of the triumph of the blindand- deaf Helen Keller with the help and inspiration of her teacher Anne Sullivan, will be staged for young people from age 12 and up at the Mediatheque theater next month. The play by William Gibson, based on the diary of Anne Sullivan, is directed by Ziv Meyer.
April 13 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and on June 29 at Mediatheque Theater, 6 Golda Meir Ave., Holon. NIS 70. For reservations call (03) 502-1552
9. Take this waltz
Rina Sheinfeld, known as the first lady of Israeli dance, brings a new show entitled Waltz at Five Thirty to songs of Shlomo Artzi. Sheinfeld and her dance company have incorporated video clips of Yoav Shapiro and Hagar Ben-Yishai’s choreography.
April 25, June 3 and June 17 at 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. For reservations, call (03) 510-5656.FESTIVAL
10. Feel at home this summer
The Jerusalem Art Season opens in July with four days of open doors in the At Home Festival, where private homes are opened to the public, hosting artists who create works inspired by the home.July 1-4.
Another popular event, Touch Point at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will take place on July 27.