Out & About: Top 10 things to do

Maya Iskovitz concludes a world tour of her first album, Safe & Sound, with a short homecoming tour of Israel.

Upstream Color (photo credit: Courtesy)
Upstream Color
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Upstream color
A man and a woman are drawn together and become entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. Written, produced and directed by Shane Carruth, Upstream Color is about two people whose lives and behavior are affected by a complex parasite that has a three-stage life cycle in which it passes from humans to pigs to orchids.
Le vin in English
Fans of late iconic Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin will have an opportunity to enjoy one of his trademark works, Yakish & Poopche, at the Gesher Theater in Jaffa, on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The new production is directed by Yevgeny Aryeh and has English subtitles. The performance will be followed by a conversation with Gesher general director Lena Kreindlin and drinks with the actors. The darkly comic play is based on the story of the two lonely eponymous characters who are desperate to find a partner – but this proves to be a lost cause. As a last resort they marry each other, but consummating the union also proves to be a challenge.
For tickets and more information: (03) 515-7000 and www.gesher-theatre.co.il All about life
The Labor of Living, Hanoch Levin’s 1980 classic comedy, produced by Beit Lessin, will be performed in Jerusalem this week.
Yona Popoch (Sasson Gabai) suddenly awakes in the middle of the night and realizes that life has passed him by and that he hasn’t managed to grab even a thread of its coattails.
Sunday and Monday at 8:30 p.m. Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem. NIS 200, (02) 620-3463
Heartbreaking stories
“Missing a Hug” is the name of a special exhibition of pieces donated by 40 artists who volunteered to embrace in their artwork stories recounted by orphaned children. An initiative of the OneFamily organization.Until September 29 at Hatahana Compound in Tel Aviv. Free admission. Open daily 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. 054-664-4101.
The Parisian School
 A new exhibition at the Mane Katz Museum Haifa is dedicated to the Paris School in Eretz Yisrael during the 1930s and ’40s. It includes works by the prominent artists of the group, such as Menachem Shemi, Moshe Castel, Aharon Avni and Arie Aroch, as well as works by other renowned Jewish painters.
From Tuesday until February 28. Mane Katz Museum, 89 Yefeh Nof, Haifa, www.mkm.org.il.MUSIC
 Sweet sounds
 Maya Iskovitz concludes a world tour of her first album, Safe & Sound, with a short homecoming tour of Israel. She will perform here with Keren Teperberg, Eran Weitz and Shay Lukof.
September 17 at the Yellow Submarine in Jerusalem and September 24 at Zappa Club Tel Aviv
Forbidden love
The Israeli Opera will be performing again at the Zappa Club Tel Aviv.
This time, the soloists will be singing about love – from Romeo and Juliet to West Side Story and much more.
September 19 at 10 p.m.Doors open at 8:30 p.m. NIS 140. For tickets, call *9080 or go to www.zappa-club.co.il
Klezmer and Slihot Beit Shmuel and the Confederation House are holding a special Yom Kippur event tonight. Participants are invited to aklezmer concert with Hannan Bar-Sela, followed by a Slihot tour in the city, with special focus on the stories behind the nigunim, ending at the Western Wall.
Tonight. For more information, call (02) 620-3461.
Connecting Futures
The Connecting on the Way to Jerusalem walk will start at Shoresh at 8 a.m.
The two-day walk will include camping overnight at Mount Eitan, where a special concert will take place, beginning at 9 p.m., with Shlomi Shabat, Mosh Ben-Ari and Idan Amedi.
September 23-24, NIS 25 for the two days.
Painting the music
 As part of the Dance in the Mishkan series, renowned Chinese artist and choreographer Shen Wei returns to Israel with his acclaimed troupe, performing Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Folding, a work set to music by John Tavener and Buddhist chanting.
September 25 at 1 p.m., September 26 at 9 p.m., September 27 at 1 p.m., September 28 at 9 p.m. NIS 169 to NIS 299. Call (02) 560-5755; *6226; or (03)