Out and About: Top 10 things to do

From movies to dance festivals, here's a look at what's going on this weekend, June 26-28.

Disconnect a film about today’s cyber-wilderness opens in theaters around the country. (photo credit: Courtesy)
Disconnect a film about today’s cyber-wilderness opens in theaters around the country.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The characters who scuttle through the three stories that make up Disconnect are struggling to make their way through today’s cyber-wilderness. Some are predators, others prey. Law enforcement is often helpless to catch up with tricksters adept at staying ahead of the game. With Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough and more.
Ness Ziona International Dance Festival opens Wednesday. Hundreds of dancers, both Israeli and from abroad, will take place in the two-day event, performing mostly ethnic dance including shows from China, Russia, The Philippines and Slovakia (pictured). Wednesday from 5 p.m., at various venues around the city.
Suzanne Dellal Center presents this year’s edition of the annual Hot Dance Festival Sunday June 29 until August 31. The best Israeli troupes and choreographers perform in 86 different shows including 16 premieres. Opening the festival is Dust, by the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Polak Dance Company, Sunday at 9 p.m.
For tickets and information call (03) 510- 5656 or go to www.suzannedellal.org.il.
A new exhibition at the Hava Gallery in Holon, “Longings for Noriko San,” pays a tribute to the iconic children’s’ book series Children of the World published in Sweden in the 1950s, which was translated to many languages and was very popular in Israel. In the photo: Photographer Tamar Karavan’s tribute to the Japanese girl Noriko San.
For more information call (03) 559-6590.
On the Water – a festival of world music, offering free Tuesday-night concerts throughout the summer, opens at the Herzliya Marina, Tuesday at 8 p.m. The festival, in its 10th year will include eight concerts bringing music from around the globe. The opening fray, “Unforgettable,” brings great love songs from the 1960s and 1970s.
For more details go to www.herzliyamarina.co.il.
The annual International Opera Workshop event returns to Tel Aviv for the 28th time. The musical event no opera lover should miss will take place this year between July 1 and 26 at the Israeli Conservatorium, Tel Aviv. Dozens of singers from all around the world will participate in open-to-the-public master classes and competitions, with the highlight being the staging of three full operas. The gala concert will take place at the Israel Opera.
For tickets call *9066, for a full program go to www.ivai.org.il.
Victoria Hanna and Guy Scharf perform a concert as part of the “From the Four Corners” series at Confederation House in Jerusalem – All the Flowers Await You, Wednesday, July 2 at 8:30 p.m. Vocal artist Victoria Hanna examines the complex Israeli identity through songs from before ’48.
Some are very well known, while others appear to have been forgotten, but all lie at the heart of the Israeli collective memory. With Yaniv Teichman on oud.
For further information and tickets: Confederation House www.confederationhouse.org (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 and 5.
Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra present Johann Strauss’s beloved operetta Die Fledermaus, with an international cast of solo singers and The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir, hosted by comedian and TV personality Zvika Hadar, July 4-13 at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium and Haifa’s Auditorium.
For dates and tickets go to www.ipo.co.il or call 1-700-70-30-30.
Brazilian Jazz pianist Jovino Santos Neto is the guest of Hot Jazz’s next concertseries. Neto, a virtuoso musician performs the sensuous music of Brazilian composer José Mendes together with singer Joana Duah, Joca Perpignan, percussion; Daniel Lima, drums; and Assaf Hakimi, bass. July 5 at Ganei Tikva, at 9 p.m., July 8 at Zappa Herzliya at 10 p.m., July 9 at Modi’in, July 10 and 11 at Tel Aviv Museum of Art and July 12 at Haifa’s Abba Hushi Hall.
For more details go to www.hotjazz.co.il.
Potent Wilderness, an exhibition of works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, the second part of the Babylon Trilogy, deals with the scorched earth on the one end and the remnants of life on the other, left after the “fall of the towers” of Western culture in the modern age. The exhibition features works that assess a chain of disasters from the vantage point of time and the filter of memory, on the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.
Opening July 4 till September 6, at The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, (03) 640-8860 (In the photo work by Bruce Nauman).