Out and About: Top 10 things to do

Goldstar Festival celebrates 20 years, hosting an impressive lineup of rock stars such as Ivri Lider, Avraham Tal, Dudu Tassa and Ilay Botner.

Ivri Lieder performs at Goldstar Festival  (photo credit: Moran Shachaf)
Ivri Lieder performs at Goldstar Festival
(photo credit: Moran Shachaf)
Look into the future
Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is set in the year 2154, when the very wealthy live on a man-made space station, while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, until one man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Catch an indie
The Edge to Edge show, courtesy of the First International Bank of Israel’s Culture and Community project, produced by the Indie Negev music festival, brings fresh sounds from all over the country.
Tonight, 6:30 to 11 on the plaza in front of the First International Bank of Israel, 42 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv. Free.
DANCE Crack the nut
The Nutcracker meets Sheketak as part of the Hot Dance Festival. The Sheketak music-dance troupe cracks the famous ballet open, giving it a new electro-dance music, dance and video interpretation.
For the whole family.
August 16 at 8:30 p.m. August 17 at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv.
Dance on the beach
The Goldstar Festival celebrates 20 years in Haifa on Wednesday and next Thursday, hosting an impressive lineup of rock stars such as Ivri Lider, Avraham Tal, Dudu Tassa and Ilay Botner. Don’t miss the free beach parties at the Students Beach.
Rocking women
The Pola Women’s Music Festival presents a stellar lineup of female rock acts in a two-day program featuring rock, punk and pop music acts, as well as some of the country’s top female DJs. The lineup includes such stars as Ninet, Dikla, Ronit Shahar and Esther Rada.
Near Kibbutz Nir Am. For tickets: 054-816-0042 and bit.ly/ pola2013
Go to the fair
The Hutzot Hayotzer 2013 craft fair opened this week, offering visitors many attractions, including well-known local and international arts and crafts. Open every evening from 6, with shows and a new children’s compound, as well as an impressive lineup of rock concerts at the Sultan’s Pool with this country’s best.
Until Saturday. For a full program, go to www.artfair.jerusalem.muni.il
Watch the meteor shower
Dozens of telescopes await visitors to the Negev on Monday, which is expected to be a night filled with meteors. There will also be a host of happenings – workshops, guided star watching, night camps and many special events for the whole family.
For more details, tour routes, food and lodging options, go to www.gonegev.co.il
Eat well
The leading restaurant Internet-site Rest.co.il celebrates the 19th anniversary of Gourmet Week from August 13 to 24.
Dozens of top restaurants around the country will be offering meals at the set price of NIS 89.To find out about the participating restaurants, go to www.rest.co.il/g19
Be Contemporary
Lovers of modern art will enjoy screenings at The Center for Contemporary Art at Videocracy, an evening that challenges the idea that art has to be elitist.
August 15 at 8:30 p.m. at the CCA square, 2 Tzadok Hacohen St. (near Kalisher St.), Tel Aviv. Free.
Celebrate Guthrie’s music
Woody Sez, an award-winning musical about the life of Woody Guthrie, comes to Israel. First presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007, the troupe has played to critical acclaim in theaters and festivals around the globe.August 21 and 22 at 8:30 p.m. and August 24 at 9:30 p.m., Khan Theater, Jerusalem. August 26 and 27 at 9 p.m., Tzavta Theater, Tel Aviv. August 29 at 8 p.m. and August 31 at 9 p.m., Haifa English Theater, www.woodysez.com.