Top 10 things to do

Here's a great list of activities to keep you entertained this week.

Sail Tel Aviv-Jaffa (photo credit: EFRAT SAAR)
Sail Tel Aviv-Jaffa
(photo credit: EFRAT SAAR)
1. An impossible decision
Based on Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel, The Children Act, is a deeply moving film. In the midst of a marital crisis, high court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a teen with cancer, despite his refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Consumed by her job and at the expense of her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci), Fiona makes the unexpected decision to visit him in the hospital.
2. A funny man
Rowan Atkinson’s new adventure film Johnny English Strikes Again begins when a cyberattack reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives headfirst into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.
3. Mostly Mozart
Soprano Laura Claycomb returns to perform with the Israeli Camerata Jerusalem, in the first concert of Mainly Mozart. Claycomb is one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world today, performing with the best orchestras around the world. Conductor Alexander Bernstein will lead the concert of classical gems. In the program: “Mozart Symphony no. 33 in B-flat Major K. 319”; “Mozart Concert Arias”; “Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben K. 344”; “Vado, ma Dove? K. 583”; “Voi Avete un Cor Fedele! K. 217.” and “Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op. 70.”
September 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Zucker Hall, Tel Aviv/September 22 at 8:30 p.m. at YMCA Jerusalem
4. Float your boat
Sail Tel Aviv-Jaffa! The maritime sports festival of Tel Aviv will take place for the third time this weekend. There will be competitions in various beach and water sports along the beaches including sailing championship, Sail Tel Aviv Yacht Club Cup, kayak competition and many open activities, including sap surfing, diving and snorkeling, art workshops, music and much more.
September 21-22, for details go to
5. Hot steaming and on fire
Producer Robin Schulz joins the line up of a legendary night led by DJ superstar David Guetta. The young German who became an overnight international sensation is about to hit Israel with his signature sound, a deep house that resonates through the dance floor and scorching hits. Guetta’s last visit in Israel is remembered as the biggest electronic party in the country’s history.
September 22 at Live Park Rishon Lezion.
6. The art of flying kites
The Israel Museum holds its annual kite event (Afifoniada) on September 25. This year, besides kite-building workshops and flying, there will also be family-oriented tours, special activities for kids and a special site-specific art installation called Special Family. During Sukkot, kids up to 17 can enter the museum free of charge.
September 25 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
7. Guitar heroes
Guitar Gems – the International Festival of Classical Guitar will take place in Netanya on September 25-27. In the program, three days packed with variegated concerts, including classical music, Spanish, Israeli and fusion-world music.
Opening the festival (September 24) will be Ensemble Shine from Bulgaria, mixing ethnic music and jazz. On the next day, flamenco artist Falko De Nerja will perform and another flamenco superstar, Gerardo Nunez and his ensemble, will close the festival on September 27.
The entry to all concerts is free with pre-registration at (09) 8308811.
8. Around the accordion 
Israel’s Greatest Accordion festival takes place as part of the Abu Gosh festival this coming Thursday. There will be variegated concerts for accordion in and around the Kiryat Yearim Church. Among the musicians playing will be Daniel Sabotinov from Cyprus, who will play together with the Beersheba accordion orchestra, Emil Eybinder and his grandchildren, Uzi Rosenblatt and more.
September 27, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., St. Joseph Church Kiryat Yearim, Abu Gosh.
9. The Hills are alive
The Abu Gosh vocal music festival returns next weekend, offering a program of vocal music for choirs and solo-singers, as well as ensembles from Israel and abroad. One of the guest ensembles is the Bulgarian female choir Lira, which will perform together with Na’ama, an Israeli all-female choir with conductor Pnina Inbar. In the program, Bulgarian folk songs from Gabriel Fauré and André Messager: “Fishermen Mass in Villerville” and more.
September 29 at 11:30. For details and tickets go to
10. Classical & contemporary
The Israel Ballet presents Nova Carmen by Sharon Eyal, an original and audacious work, inspired by Carmen by Bizet, one of the world’s most popular and beloved operas of all time. The exciting modern dance piece is performed by the Israel Ballet classical dancers, a confluence that challenges the conventional conception of “Carmen” and gives it an innovative and contemporary interpretation. Co-Creator: Gai Behar.
September 29 at 9 p.m. at Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv