Scythomarket food and arts fair will take place in Beit She’an from September 22 to 24. The fun starts daily at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

Eilat Jazz Festival (photo credit: Digi Dekel)
Eilat Jazz Festival
(photo credit: Digi Dekel)
The annual Scythomarket food and arts fair will take place in Beit She’an from September 22 to 24. The fun starts daily at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m.
The items on sale will include creations by local artists, such as handicrafts, jewelry, pictures and stained glass works. On the edible side, the fare will include a wide variety of homemade goodies, from couscous and Persian dishes to cakes, as well as wine produced by local boutique wineries.
The fair, which will take place at the Seraya Compound in Beit She’an, will feature plenty of dance and musical entertainment. The frontliner acts include Shlomo Artzi (September 22) and Eyal Golan (September 23), with a free show by Mediterraneanstyle singer Omer Adam on the last day.
Entrance to the fair compound is free. For more information: 054-448-0017 JAZZ GUITARIST DUE IN Veteran American jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel will make a return visit to these shores at the beginning of next month, with shows lined for the Zappa Club’s Tel Aviv and Herzliya venues (October 2 and 3, respectively).
The 43-year-old Rosenwinkel will front a quartet of pianist Aaron Parks, bass player Ugonna Okegwo and young drummer Jason Faulkner.
The latter performed with saxophonist Branford Marsalis’s band at last month’s Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat.
Rosenwinkel studied at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston but left after two and a half years after school head, vibraphonist Gary Burton, offered the youngster a berth in his band. The guitarist released his first album in 1996 and has put out 10 more in the interim, the latest being the 2012 offering Star of Jupiter.
Rosenwinkel has also performed and recorded with a host of the jazz community’s leading lights, including late drummer Paul Motian, saxophonist Joshua Redman and keyboardist Larry Goldings. Rosenwinkel also played on Israeli saxophonist and joint artistic director of the Red Sea Jazz Festival Eli Degibri’s 2003 debut release In the Beginning.
For tickets and more information: (03) 762- 6666 and *9080; and www. RUBINSTEIN ET AL The annual Piano Celebrations will take place at the Chamber Music Center at the Stricker Conservatory in Tel Aviv from October 3 to 5.
The event normally features a glittering roster of past winners of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, but this year the topnotch classical music entertainment lineup will be augmented by winners of other important competitions that take place elsewhere around the globe.
The artist roster includes Israeli pianist Boris Gittelberg, teenage Korean counterpart Cho Seung-Jin, Finnish violinist Petteri Livonen and Israeli cellist Michal Korman. The Israel Camerata Jerusalem, under conductor Avner Biron, will provide the orchestral underpinning.
The repertoire for the three-day program includes works by Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Ravel and Shostakovich.
For tickets and more information: (03) 546-6228; (03) 685-6628 and CURATOR-CREATOR DANCE The Warehouse 2 venue in Jaffa Port will host an intriguing program of dance and dance-related works by choreographer Dana Rotenberg from September 26 to 28. In addition to the Rotenberg three-dayer, the Curator-Creator project encompasses works by three other top female choreographers – Ranana Raz, Dafi Altabeb and Yasmeen Godder – whose programs will take place at Warehouse 2 in November, December and January, respectively.
Rotenberg’s offering Seret Na, which translates as “conveyor belt” or “moving movie,” examines aspects of the world of movement in dialogue with the silver screen. The slot includes screenings of dance documentaries made by Rotenberg and Oran Shakedi and a silent dance show accompanied by live music.
For more information: (03) 902-1563 and www. A TROUBLE SHOWN IS A TROUBLE SHARED The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition entitled “Other People’s Problems: Conflicts and Paradoxes.” The show, which is curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten and Dalia Levin, includes works by Nir Adoni, Gili Avissar, Christian Jankowski, Federico Solmi and Jean-Gabriel Périot. The theme of the exhibition is conflicts that do not touch us directly and confrontations stemming from incompatibility between opposing interests. The works examine various aspects of such confrontations and shed light on religious, political, economic or gender-related bones of contention, as portrayed in visual art.
For more information: (09) 955-1011 and www.