Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Sweden's Goteborg Ballet will perform at the Tel Aviv Opera.

Sweden's Goteborg Ballet (photo credit: Ingmar Jernberg)
Sweden's Goteborg Ballet
(photo credit: Ingmar Jernberg)
1. DARK AND BLOODY Tim Burton’s comedy Dark Shadows is based on the 1960s cult favorite daytime soap opera of the same name. Blood is featured prominently in this new version, which focuses on the character of Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), an 18thcentury vampire who is set free to return to today’s world. Also starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green.
2. A POINT OF VIEW Israeli-born choreographer Yasmin Vardimon and her company come to the Tel Aviv Opera as part of the International Dance Series with her newest work, 7734, an exploration of human weaknesses and strengths, perspectives and hope.
Today at 8 and tomorrow at 1 p.m. For tickets, call (03) 692-7700/77.
3. Sweden’s Göteborg Ballet will perform its take on the Bolero, entitled 3xBolero, at the Tel Aviv Opera. The evening presents three different visions of the Bolero by three acclaimed Nordic choreographers.
May 29 through June 2. For more information, visit www.israel-opera.co.il
4. MEMORIES OF TANGIERS “The Jews of Tangiers” is an exhibition of drawings by French Orientalist Alfred Dehodencq (1822–1882), who traveled frequently to Tangiers between 1853 and 1863. In his work, Dehodencq explored the everyday life of the Jewish community.
From May 29 through September 1 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

5. BEAUTIFUL HARMONIES It is time to climb up to Kiryat Ye’arim in Abu Ghosh for the semi-annual Vocal Music Festival of Shavuot. Among the highlights of this year’s festival is the virtuoso Georgian male chorus group, the Tbilisi Ensemble.
May 25-27. For more details and reservations: www.agfestival.co.il
6. THE GOSPEL International gospel-jazz vocal artist Tecora Rogers will be the Music Treasures series guest for Shavuot. A renowned singer, composer, teacher and TV personality, Rogers will perform with a jazz quartet at the Armored Corps Museum in Latrun. May 27 at 6 p.m. For more details and tickets, call (02) 535-6954.
7. CLOWNS AND MONSTERS The Forman Brothers Circus Theater presents the best of alternative Czech theater as part of the Israel Festival and the Czech cultural season. Sons of famed Hollywood director Milos Forman, Mathieu and Peter offer a new kind of cabaret circus, challenging our world of consumerism and bringing back to the stage a more naïve lost world.
May 27-June 6 in the Jerusalem Theater plaza.
SPORTS8. CLIMB HIGH The first of its kind in Israel, Stairs Race will be held in Haifa tomorrow. Runners will start at the lower part of the city and run all the way up 1,075 stairs to the Carmel, through Haifa’s three-kilometer route. A special Everest climb race will be held tonight.
For more details and instructions, go to www.haifastairs.co.il
9. FRANK’S BEST “Broadway Rabbi” Yisrael Lutnick takes a grand look at the good, the bad and the beautiful of the Sinatra phenomenon, and he does it his way, with engaging stories, humor and poignancy. With “Dr. Jazz,” Elazar Brandt, who performs a tribute to another legend – Louis Armstrong.
June 6, Givatayim Theater. June 21, Ensemble Theater, Herzliya. June 24, Leo Modell Hall, Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem. For tickets, call Israel Musicals at 077-450-6012.
10. NOT SO SLOW Veteran progressive band Tortoise will debut in Tel Aviv next week as part of its European tour. The five-man band has gained worldwide acclaim over the course of six albums and numerous tours for its adventurous, uncompromising sound, which includes a standard rock set-up enhanced by percussive- heavy vibraphone and marimbas.
May 31 at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.