Top 10 things to do: Cowboys and Indians

Britain and Zionism, Music & Muse and DJ Marshmello.

A scene from the film Hostiles (photo credit: Courtesy)
A scene from the film Hostiles
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The film Hostiles takes place in the wild West in 1892. US Cavalry Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that’s crawling with hostile Comanche and vicious outliers. With Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Ben Foster.
In the film Red Sparrow, prima ballerina Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies as weapons. Egorova emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow after completing the sadistic training process. As she comes to terms with her new abilities, she meets a CIA agent who tries to convince her that he is the only person she can trust. With Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons.
BBC’s TV series Trust Me comes to YES. The series tells the story of Cath Hardacre, a skilled, hard-working nurse who loses her job for whistle-blowing. Out of desperation, she seizes the opportunity to steal her best friend’s identity as a senior doctor and start a new life in Edinburgh. Burying herself deeper and deeper in the impostor persona, she realizes that she could get everything she ever wanted. But with her old life threatening to destroy her fragile creation, how far will she go to protect it?
From March 1, airs Thursdays at 10:45 p.m. on YES Edge.
The Moran Choirs hosts renowned choir conductor Gary Graden for a concert of vocal music from Europe. Born in the US, Graden is a former member and tenor soloist with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir of Sweden. He is the director of choral music at the Stockholm Cathedral.
February 25 at 8 p.m., Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv
Mishkenot Sha’ananim and Times of Israel present a two-book launch called Britain and Zionism: Balfour to Thatcher. With Azriel Bermant, author of Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East, published by Cambridge. The Balfour Declaration committed to fostering a Jewish national home, but British ambivalence continued even under Margaret Thatcher, a friend of Israel. Why?
The Balfour Declaration: Sixty-Seven Words 100 Years of Conflict by Elliot Jager, published by Gefen.
The launch and discussion with the authors will be held in English. Limited seating is available.
February 27 at 7:30 p.m., Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center, Jerusalem. For tickets, call the Eventer offices at *3289.
The Hapoalim Bank Traveling Gift Fair comes to Jerusalem this week. Poalim in the Community hosts nonprofit organizations, giving them a platform in malls to sell products created by members of the organizations to raise funds for their activities. The traveling fair spends two days at each mall.
February 26 and 27, Malha Mall, Jerusalem; March 7 and 8, Beersheba Mall
Award-winning pianist and lecturer Orit Wolf is joined by cellist Simha Heled for a concert called Music & Muse – The Cello Soul. The two will cover the greatest encores of the cello repertoire from Baroque to Impressionism, which includes Bach, Schumann, Schubert and Rachmaninoff. In English.
February 25 at 8 p.m., Weil Auditorium, Kfar Shmaryahu. For tickets: (09) 956-9430; 054-659-7769. Or order online at
German jazz pianist Andrej Hermlin and his 14-piece Swing Dance Orchestra from Berlin bring their bigband sounds to Israel as part of the Hot Jazz season. The upbeat band members not only play the material for the 1930s but also dress the part, evoking memories of Benny Goodman.
March 1 at 9 p.m., Jerusalem Theatre; March 2 at 9;30 p.m., Opera House, Tel Aviv; and March 3, Herzliya Zappa Club (doors open 8:15 p.m., show starts 10 p.m.)
Some 40,000 people from around the world are expected to participate in the Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon. With a series of running events including a full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km run, as well as a 42km hand cycle race for people with special needs, the day will be full of action. The marathon course starts at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, passes through the boardwalk and goes along the shore to Jaffa and more.
Today, from Tel Aviv to Jaffa
DJ Marshmello is heading for Israel, where he will play at a Purim party at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds and in Eilat. An electronic music producer and DJ of unknown identity, Marshmello usually performs wearing a helmet.
March 1, Ganei Hata’arucha, Tel Aviv; March 2 in Eilat