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A roundup of some great shows and exhibits happening this week.

Theater (photo credit: INGIMAGE / ASAP)
(photo credit: INGIMAGE / ASAP)
YouMake YouTube
Kids, like their parents, increasingly get their passive entertainment kicks from the Internet, with YouTube as an ever-increasingly popular provider.
Veteran dancer-choreographer Renana Raz has come up with a production that marries the Web-based visual and aural fare with live onstage action.
YouMake, ReMake is a multidisciplinary creation in which the dancers feed off YouTube video clips. The show, which takes place tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv and will be repeated at the same venue on December 19 at 11 a.m., features dancers performing against a projected backdrop of YouTube excerpts.
During the show, the audience gets to see both the reaction – the “Remake” – and the original YouTube video in either order, and sometimes simultaneously.
A chain of reactions and their “original” muses is created onstage. The ReMake proffered by the dancers is not just an attempt to replicate the viral video but rather a commentary that expands on the YouTube footage and presents it in a new light.
The YouMake, ReMake format is also designed to keep the audience guessing about how the dancers will portray the screened storyline.
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Traditional Thai fables on fabric
The “Woven Heritage” exhibition, which opened yesterday at the Shenkar College of Engineering Design in Ramat Gan, offers the Israeli public a chance to enjoy some of the visual riches of Thai artistic tradition.
Weaving is one of the most important of Thailand’s traditional crafts and still plays a major role in the country’s interior home design, while many Thais still wear clothes produced by age-old weaving practices.
The exhibition presents a collection of traditionally crafted textiles, featuring icons from Thai legends, made by members of ethnic groups from around Thailand over the past century.
The exhibits are based on a range of techniques, materials and motifs that reflect the social, religious, spiritual and historical aspects of their makers’ lives.
Admission is free.
Until December 20. For more information: (03) 611-0000 and
World AIDS Day, which takes place on December 1, will be marked in Israel by free Rock- 4Life shows in Haifa and Beersheba (November 30) and at various venues around Tel Aviv (December 1).
This is the fifth time that World AIDS Day will be marked in this country, with a glittering roster of top artists lining up for the event. Among the rock and pop headliners are Corinne Allal, Dan Toren, Brain Candies and Uzi Ramirez, and soul outfit Men of North Country. In addition to the musical entertainment, for the first time the Israeli Rock- 4Life program features several stand-up comic slots, such as Rock4Life artistic director Idan Alterman and longtime partner in laughs Avi Greinik, and Yonatan Barak.
Shows will take place at the Syrup Club in Haifa, Ashan Hazman in Beersheba and at several locations in Tel Aviv, such as Passage, Abraxis, Café Bialik and Camel Comedy Club.
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The sound of Simon & Garfunkel
Moni Arnon and Rani Mishan will perform a program of Simon & Garfunkel hits in a tribute to the legendary American twosome at Jem’s Beer Factory in Petah Tikva on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
Arnon, a founder member of the Brothers and Sisters quartet from the 1970s and 1980s, is a veteran of numerous appearances at the Jacob’s Ladder Festival by the Kinneret over the years, while his younger partner in yesteryear musical fare made his mark as a contestant on The Voice talent show a couple of years back.
The duo will perform perennially popular numbers such as “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “The Boxer.”
For tickets and more information: (03) 919-5367