Music and theater performances around the country.

Jerusalem Post | Ivrit | Miri Aloni (photo credit: Maya Manor)
Jerusalem Post | Ivrit | Miri Aloni
(photo credit: Maya Manor)
Tzavta salutes golden nuggets
Tzavta’s Hebrew Song Club will run a series of shows based on a program of perennial favorites from the Israeli Songbook.
The series starts on April 30 (9 p.m.) with a concert of songs made famous by the Milk and Honey quartet which found fame as the backing group on Gali Atari’s Eurovision Song Contest-winning performance of “Hallelujah” in 1979.
Next month the tempo will move up a notch or two with a concert, on May 28, featuring veteran pop and rock singers Miri Aloni and Gabi Shoshan.
The two will perform together, and separately, in a show that will include Aloni hits such as “Shir Leshalom” and “Hedva and Shmulik,”,while Shoshan will perform some of his best-known numbers, including “The Youth Is 16” and “Bereshit.”
Other slots in the series, which will run until July 30, include performances by Edna Goren and Kobi Recht, and Kobi Oshrat.
For tickets and more information: (03) 695-0156-7 and
Palm tree performance
Nava Frankel will present her new work Etz Kaf Hayad (Palm Tree) at the Nachmani Auditorium in Tel Aviv from April 24 to 26.
The interdisciplinary creation explores day-to-day social behavior and natural systems through the medium of children’s games, as well as delving into Jewish scripture, light and shade and landscape pictures. The show marries stage performances, by dancer- actors Shani Granot, Sylvia Drori and Meital Raz, which will be enhanced by special lighting effects designed by Omer Sheizaf.
Etz Kaf Hayad considers the meaning of existence and being motivated to relate to the world about us, and which we shape through our own actions, through a prism of religion, research and society.
The work looks at natural phenomena and human conduct, and those who observe them, whereby the danger of expiry is an ever-present threat. The lighting and onstage dynamics convey a sense of constant flux, and the way in which the performers accommodate that.
Shows will take place on April 24 (8:30 p.m.), April 25 (1 p.m.) and April 26 (8:30 p.m.).
For tickets and more information: (03) 606-0960
Abandoned Property
Bat Yam-based Notzar Theater will put on three performances of Abandoned Property by Shulamit Lapid at its home venue from April 23 to 26.
The play, which is directed by Shifra Milstein, portrays the circumstances of three women – a single mother and her two daughters – who live near an army base, and how they contend with the proximity of the domineering male presence. Abandoned Property, which was originally performed in an experimental independent theatrical context, presents the deep fissure that exists in Israeli society with regard to the exclusion of women and disadvantaged groups within an aggressive male-dominated society.
The stage design and costumes were created by Meirav Lampert Bukai, and the sound track was scored by Yehonadav Gilat. The cast includes Yael Bernfeld, Irit Sopran and Avia Brosh.
Performances will take place on April 23, April 24 and April 26 at 8:30 p.m.
For tickets and more information: (03) 635-0772
Flowers for the painting
The They Paint Flowers exhibition will open at the Jaffa Art Salon gallery at Hangar 2 in Jaffa Port on April 24. The works in the show explore the theme of opposing approaches to life, and contrasting circumstances, whereby one party suffers while the other has fun. The floral topic, which is one of the most standard and noncommittal objects in the painting sphere, is presented by the various artists as a phenomenon through which the hustle and bustle of life, and the technological noise of the 21st century can be filtered and transformed.
The exhibiting artists include Jan Rauchwerger, Ofer Lalush Assad Azi, Yoni Gold, Karim Abu Shakra and Mark Yanai.
The exhibition closes on May 2.
For more information: 052- 813-3410 and 054-922-2546