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Movies, music, comedy and more.

'By the Sea' movie (photo credit: PR)
'By the Sea' movie
(photo credit: PR)
In the drama By the Sea, an American author and his wife settle in a picturesque French seaside town in 1970. While spending time around other local couples, the two rediscover a whirlwind of emotions, giving them the incentive to solve major problems in their lives. With Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt. Directed by Jolie.
Leon Atkins, a.k.a. Lil’ Jimmy Reed, is a blues musician who sings with a raspy voice and plays guitar and harmonica.
Born in the 1930s in Hardwood, Louisiana, he belongs to the generation of blues legends such as B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
December 2 to 6 at various Mike’s Place locations. For more information, visit
The Super Jazz Ashdod festival, under the direction of pianist Leonid Ptashka, features participants from Israel and abroad.
Performers include US guitarist Mike Stern and drummer Lenny White; Finnish clarinetist Anti Sarfila; the Carling Family from Sweden; and guest of honor, vocalist Ray Brown Jr.
December 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. at the Ashdod Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (08) 864-8585;
4 IRISH EYES ARE SMILING Molly Bloom’s Pub celebrates its 15th anniversary with a three-night performance by two members of Sliotar. During its 17-year career, the Irish band has been touring and has released five albums. During the week, Molly Bloom’s is offering a special Irish menu and other surprises.
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. at Molly Bloom’s in Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 522-1558;
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will host pianist Sir András Schiff for a series of concerts that will feature Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave); Bach’s Piano Concertos in F minor and D minor; and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish).
In addition, there will be a piano recital presenting sonatas by Beethoven, Hayden, Mozart and Schubert.
Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday at 11 a.m. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium (Mann Auditorium) in Tel Aviv. Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 8 p.m. at the Haifa Auditorium. For tickets, call *3766.
The Comedy for Koby Tour returns to Israel with a string of performances across 5 November 26, 2015 5 weekend [email protected] out & about 3 8 9 the country. Presenting topnotch North American entertainment for Israeli audiences, the new show features comedians Kermet Apio, Erin Jackson, Bob Zany and host Avi Liberman. All the proceeds will go to assist children who have lost loved ones to terror or other tragedies.
November 28 through December 6 in Beersheba, Modi’in, Ra’anana, Beit Shemesh, Jerusalem, Gush Etzion and Tel Aviv. For tickets and more information, call 052-798- 5200;
In his first solo show in Israel, Dutch painter Piet van den Boog pushes the limits of portraiture by confronting emotions head on via large-scale paintings. In his exhibition “The Alchemy,” modernday alchemist Van den Boog experiments with base metals such as lead, copper and steel, along with oil and acrylic paint, to form a grand visual allegory.
Opens Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Zemack Gallery, 68 Heh Be’iyar Street, Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 691-5060; [email protected]
As part of the Acre International Harp Festival, there will be a special concert for children, led by harpist and teacher Gitit Boazson. The concert will serve as a musical tour, demonstrating three types of harps: the large concert harp, the intimate Irish harp and the gentle Chinese harp.
Boazson will present compositions from France, Spain, Ireland, China, Yemen and more.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Acre Conservatory, 1 Strauss St., Acre. Seating is limited.
The Circus Parade is a concert by the Rishon Lezion Symphony Orchestra, composed and conducted by Swiss musician Mattias Bamert. The composition will allow children to participate and influence the direction of the work while providing a classical music experience. The program also features works by Haydn, Stravinsky, Fucík and Kabalevsky.
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Heichal Hatarbut in Rishon Lezion. For tickets, call (03) 948-4840;
The Israeli Figure Skating Championships will be held in Holon. The competition includes individual male and female figure skaters, as well as dancing couples. Israel’s national ice skating team will also participate, and a gala on Friday night concludes the competition with diverse skating shows. The venue also has a professional ice skating and ice hockey gear shop.
Thursday 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ice Peaks, Holon Ice Skating Center. For tickets and more information, call (03) 532-3008;