Out & about: top 10 things to do

What to do this weekend.

The story of Queen Vashti who dared to say 'No'. Exhibition at Chelouche Gallery. (photo credit: PR)
The story of Queen Vashti who dared to say 'No'. Exhibition at Chelouche Gallery.
(photo credit: PR)
The third season of House of Cards will air on HOT just 24 hours after the US broad- cast. Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey returns in the role of Frances Underwood, the most powerful man on Earth. This American political drama continues to show ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power in the hands of its characters.
Saturday on HOT and HOT VOD
The Suzanne Dellal Center is hosting the Gateway dance group from China as part of the Chinese Spring Dance 2015, in cooperation with the Israeli embassy in China and the Chinese Culture Depart- ment. The show integrates the world of dance with ancient traditional martial arts. The energetic choreography is presented by 11 acrobatic dancers, ac- companied by contemporary music and images that depict the life of warriors, combining kung fu-and dance.
Performances from February 28 to March 7 in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ashdod and Herzliya. For tickets and more information, call (03) 510-5656.
A fascinating meeting between classi- cal music and jazz under the baton of Yaron Gottfried, with the participation of prominent jazz musicians. The concert in- cludes original compositions by Gottfried and an arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for jazz trio and orchestra. Also on the program is Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D major (London).
With double bassist Yorai Oron, drummer Roni Holan and the Ra’anana Sympho- nette Orchestra.
Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Ra’anana Music & Arts Center. For tickets and more information, call (09) 745-7773.
A young Israeli couple of Ethiopian origin subsists in grim economic austerity. They fantasize about going to the exotic Sey- chelles to help overcome the difficulties of their existence until one day they find out that they must buy some expensive medi- cation for their son. An encounter with a neighbor creates an opportunity for fast and easy money, and the couple is drawn into a serious family crisis, creating doubts and questions regarding their origin and identity. In Hebrew.
Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the Confederation House in Jerusalem. For tickets and more information, call (02) 624-5206, ext. 4 or 5.
An exhibition honoring the month of Adar reveals the story of the first woman who dared to say no. Focusing on feminism and Jewish renewal, the exhibition displays an additional rich and thorough chapter in the life of Queen Vashti that connects her world to our contemporary one. The 22 works on display ask questions such as Is Vashti still relevant to our lives? What is the relationship between the artists and Va Vashti? What can we learn from her? Cura- tor: Shira Friedman.
Until April 20 at Neveh Schechter, 42 Che- louche St., Tel Aviv. For more information, call (03) 517-0358.
The Orna Porat Theater presents its 10th annual Yaron Festival for Purim, a three- day festival of plays for the whole family (honoring paratrooper Yaron Yerushalmi, who died in the War of Attrition). This year, 13 plays will be performed in various locations in Tel Aviv. In Hebrew.
March 4 to 6. For tickets and more infor- mation, call (03) 511-1444 Ext. 9; ww.porat- theater.co.il .
The Israel Children’s Museum is celebrat- ing Purim with workshops and a play, in addition to the regular tours and special exhibitions. Children and adults alike can actively participate in the play Where Is Mish? Everyone is invited to dress up and become characters from the world of toys and meet Mish, the doll Danny abandoned for his new stuffed monkey. In Hebrew. For children 2.5 to 5.
Wednesday to Friday at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Israel Children’s Museum, Holon.
For more information, call (03) 650-3000.
Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute is presented in a special version for the en- tire family, replete with colorful costumes.
Papageno the bird catcher embarks on a perilous journey to find princess Pamina and return her to prince Tamino, who loves her and awaits her. On his journey, he encounters the Queen of the Night and her three attendants, and ultimately he will find love as well. In Hebrew. For ages 3 to 8.
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech, Tel Aviv. For tickets, call (03) 692-7777; www.israel- opera.co.il .
Adraba means “the opposite is true” – in a positive sense. Trash cans become living things, fish cough, sewage pipes sing, and children laugh. The play shows children what grown-ups (sometimes) for- get. Produced by the Mayumana group, the performance speaks the Mayumana language of movement, rhythm, humor, curiosity, music, talent and skill, interac- tion and timing. The show also removes boundaries between performers and au- dience by letting the children become an integral part of the show, where they can express themselves and create something special together.
Wednesday at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Center for the Performing Arts in Beersheba.
For tickets and more information, call (08) 626-6400; *9066; www.eventim.co.il.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is offering diverse activities for children, such as work- shops in the spirit of Purim, an interactive exhibition “Borders of the Imagination” for the whole family by the Education Depart- ment, and a spectacular display by artist Tom Friedman at the Fall of Light called “Up in the Air.” The workshops include adven- turous painting, sculpting and printing.
Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m.at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For more information, call (03) 607-7020; www.tamuseum.com .