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Jacob’s Ladder offers about 40 musical shows, dancing and family activities, including many international groups.

Jacob’s Ladder festival (photo credit: Courtesy)
Jacob’s Ladder festival
(photo credit: Courtesy)
FILM
STEEL YOURSELF FOR ACTION
Walt Disney Studios brings back the Marvel Comics character of Iron Man for the third time. In Iron Man 3, when Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called The Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley.
Opens Thursday
EXHIBITION
DELIGHT IN WHITE
“Colorfood White,” a photo exhibition by food photographer Dan Lev, opens in time for Shavuot, featuring Israel’s top chefs and their creations inspired by the color white, sponsored by Gad dairy farms. All the proceeds will be donated to Elem, for youth at risk.
May 5-21, Ramat Aviv Mall, www.colorfood.co.il.

FESTIVAL
ENJOY JAKE ON THE LAKE
Jacob’s Ladder takes place this weekend on the shores of the Kinneret. The festival opens today, offering about 40 musical shows, dancing and family activities, including many international groups that bring music from around the world.
For last-minute tickets, call Village Nof Ginosar, (04) 670-0320. For more information, go to www.jlfestival.com.
JAZZ
SWING ALONG TO THE DUKE
Duke Ellington’s music comes to life with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Catch the best tunes, such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” and “Take the A Train.”

Thursday at 8 at the Jerusalem Theater. For tickets, call 072-275-3221 or *3221.
CLASSICAL
FOLLOW THE FIDDLER
Renowned violinist Sergei Stadler returns to Israel with a varied program.
Friday night he will perform pieces by Bach at the Augusta Victoria Church in Haifa and on Sunday night at St. John’s Church in Haifa. On May 10 he will play Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at the Alhambra Theater in Jaffa and on May 11 at the Latrun Monastery.
For reservations, call (02) 535-6954.
MELLOW OUT IN EILAT
Award-winning pianist Igor Tchetuev is one of the highlights of the International Chamber Music Festival, which opened last night in Eilat. He will perform with violinist Valery Sokolov, as well as give a solo recital.
The concerts take place at the Dan Hotel Eilat. For more details and reservations: www.eilatfest.com
TOURS
DISCOVER SARONA
Join the tours of the Art and Architecture weekend in Tel Aviv (today through Saturday) and discover some of the city’s best-kept secrets. As part of the Houses from Within event, participants will visit the reconstructed houses of the Templers' Colony Sarona in the heart of Tel Aviv before it is reopened as a cultural and commercial center. Most tours are free but require reservations.
For meeting points and registration, go to www.batim-il.org/ToursEng.
WALK WITH WOMEN
The third annual Haifa Walks, part of the international event Jane's Walks, takes place this weekend (today through Saturday). This year, the walking tours are focused on women who lived and worked in the city and will be led by artists, architects, social activists and more. All tours are free.
For details about the various tours and to register, call the Haifa Museum of Art at (04) 911-5990 or visit www.hma.org.il.
THEATER
HEAR THE HILLS COME ALIVE
A full Broadway-style production of the classic musical The Sound of Music opens in Israel (in Hebrew) this week. A star-studded cast of Israeli actors brings the story of Maria and the captain, starting Saturday at the Haifa Auditorium. Anya Buckstein, Raffi Weinstock, Limor Shapira, Roni Dalumi, Anat Atzmon and the Ra’anana Symphonette will perform at the Opera House in Tel Aviv from May 20.
For tickets and times of performances, call *9066.
DANCE
GET PASSIONATE
The Dance-Tel Aviv festival opened last night, offering a rich program that will continue throughout May. One of the first shows in the international section is Passione in Due, a musical dance duet with Dutch dancer Emio Greco (pictured) and French composer and musician Franck Krawczyk. In seven different tempi, Krawczyk and Greco perform along the notes of Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion.
Tuesday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. (03) 5105656, www.suzannedellal.org.il