Top 10 things to do: Unsung Heroes

Here are our top 10 things to do this week.

A scene from the film Maudie (photo credit: Courtesy)
A scene from the film Maudie
(photo credit: Courtesy)
In the new action film Life on the Line, a Texas lineman named Beau, his niece, and a group of hard-working men risk their lives to keep the electrical grid running during a deadly storm.
Haunted by the electrocution death of his brother, Beau is devoted to his niece and determined to see her go off to college and away from the life of linemen. With John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Sharon Stone, Ryan Robbins.
Based on a true story, the film Maudie tells the tale of an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a young woman to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family. She also yearns to create art. Everett finds himself falling in love with her. The film charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man, and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. With Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins.
The Bertini Choir with conductor Ronen Boroshevsky, ensemble Abaad, pianist composer Nizar Elkhater and soprano Maria Joibran present the multicultural choral project Near Eastern Voices.
April 21 at 11:30 a.m., Orthodox Church, Haifa; April 24 at 8 p.m., Tzavta Theater, Tel Aviv; April 29 at 8 p.m., Mormon Church, Jerusalem 4. STUNNING BATTLE Chinese choreographer Yang Liping brings her successful performance Under Siege to Israel.
Chinese choreographer Yang Liping brings her successful performance Under Siege to Israel.
Ambition, loyalty, treason and eternal love stand at the heart of this piece, which tells the tale of the epic battle between the ancient Chinese dynasties of Han and Choo. Performed in a breathtaking style that combines contemporary dance, hip-hop, opera and live music.
April 25 to 28, Opera House, Tel Aviv
Gianandrea Noseda conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Japanese violinist Akiko Suwani in a concert series that features two beloved pieces – Bruch’s violin concerto and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. In the concert on April 30 at Jerusalem’s Convention Center, the program features Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto instead of Bruch’s.
April 25 at 8 p.m., April 26 at 8 p.m., April 28 at 9 p.m. and April 29 at 7 p.m., Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Tel Aviv; May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m., Haifa Auditorium
Tel Aviv’s annual art fair Fresh Paint is the largest art event the city has to offer. The fair brings together leading Israeli galleries and significant forces of the Israeli art scene, and collaborates with all the Israeli museums, while enjoying the support of leading international art institutions. The fair’s unique Greenhouse showcases the works of select, independent Israeli artists.
April 26 to 30, Ganei Yehoshua Exhibition Grounds, Tel Aviv
Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in-demand trumpeters on the global jazz scene. His skills as a composer, arranger and educator have produced professional synergies with numerous artists. Hendrix will perform in the Hot Jazz series, dedicating his concerts to the music of Dizzy Gillespie to mark the centenary of his birth. With saxophonist Erena Terakubo, pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist David Samokha and drummer Shai Zelman
April 28 at Ganei Tikva, Tel Aviv; April 30, Jerusalem Theatre; May 1, Zappa Herzliya; May 2 in Modi’in; May 3 and 4, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollack Dance Company present Fugue, a reflective work about a revived past, lost worlds, shadows and figures taking shape, and memories that reverberate like a distant inner voice. The new piece is a collaborative work between choreographer Pinto and Israeli musician Maya Belsitzman.
May 2 to 6, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv
Rimsky-Korsakov’s beguiling opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, based on a poem by Pushkin, will be performed for the first time in Israel. Soloists, orchestra and the chorus of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Opera House in Moscow, together with the Israeli Efroni Children Choir, will perform the magical production that features three sisters, three wishes and the haunting melody of “The Flight of the Bumblebee.” Sung in Russian with English and Hebrew surtitles.
May 4 to 13, Opera House, Tel Aviv
One of the biggest rock bands of all time, Foreigner, will perform a concert in Tel Aviv in May.
The British-American band has sold more than 80 million records in its 30+ year career. Foreigner’s most popular hits include “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Urgent” and “That Was Yesterday.”