Last updated August 5th 2014

One of the great things about this city is how people from all different backgrounds come together – this week’s events newsletter is a beautiful example of this! Highlights include a language exchange event tonight, and places to watch the World Cup with the ‘locals’ – including fans from Brazil, Holland, Belgium, and even Costa Rica! If you want a more Israeli feel, check out Israeli music night at the Patio on Sunday night!

Now for something really cool! – One of the things we love about doing Secret Tel Aviv is bringing people together and making new friends – on Wednesday 16th July we have organised an event with the awesome Tziporela Worldwide theatre group – we have discounted tickets for their show, plus a special acting workshop before the show – sign up fast before tickets sell out – https://www.facebook.com/events/580326648755765/

New this week with Secret Tel Aviv Tickets – The International Opera Summer Program has a special performance/ workshop of all your favourite Broadway Musicals on 23rd and 24th July (http://bit.ly/broadwaytlv1) and TONY BENNETT is performing on 14th September (http://bit.ly/tonybennetttlv). Scroll down to the bottom for more tickets!

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Tonight:

* We love this idea! Help people learn your language in exchange for learning a new language – tonight at La Mer the first Tel Aviv Language Exchange – https://www.facebook.com/events/792694980764573/

* “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter”… join ConnecTLV tonight for a comedy night at Ismi Salma – https://www.facebook.com/events/651167914968682/

* The International Opera Summer Program starts this week, with workshops from some top Israeli and International performers and directors – for a full schedule click here – http://www.eventim.co.il/obj/media/IL-eventim/pdf/iw/opera-program1.pdf – for tickets click here – http://bit.ly/operaclasstlv

* Art Attack – the new popup bar in the wild side of the city (the South of course) – Alfred Gallery’s back yard – urban art and live DJ set in the open air – https://www.facebook.com/events/1507724469461554/

* Top Israeli poet Roey Hasan, who writes for Haaretz and Ynet, launches his new poetry book at Cafe (Menachem Derech 17) (in Hebrew) – https://www.facebook.com/events/1496959000519462/

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Thursday:

* One of Israel’s top musicians Idan Raichel performs at Gnei Yehoshua – tickets are 84 NIS and can be purchased from Secret Tel Aviv Tickets – http://bit.ly/idanraicheltlv

* ‘DIY Tel Aviv Event of the Week’ (www.diytelavivguide.com/blog/) – The Block are hosting some top international electro trance DJs – https://www.facebook.com/blockclubtlv

* Exhibition Opening: ‘Traffic’ – photography exhibition to celebrate the first anniversary of the photography blog ‘Land’ – pictures by 25 photographers – https://www.facebook.com/events/744145038942327/

* OneDay Social Volunteering have a special sale of office goods made by a special needs community using recycled materials – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oneday-tlv-presents-sale-with-special-needs-community-tickets-12059655755
* For the sexually adventurous, Hub TLV hosts a series of talks about polygamy (in Hebrew) – https://www.facebook.com/events/701608266571488/

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Friday Day:

* Water War 10 – “getting each other wet for 10 years” – returns to Kikar Rabin – https://www.facebook.com/events/1455633551350370/

* Celebrate the Fourth of July in style on board the ‘Red White and Booze Cruise’ – organised by JOYRecords, music by DJ Suisse – https://www.facebook.com/events/514490992012484/

* Cool afternoon party at Café Shapira – https://www.facebook.com/events/144138752423004/

* ‘Tel Aviv Mothers Make a Difference’ and ‘girlsRgorg’ invite you all to join them at City Kids Nursery for a fabulous sale – kids designer clothes, toys, accessories and much more – https://www.facebook.com/telavivmothers

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Friday Night:

* Friday evening – Join hundreds of Olim and Israelis this Friday and every Friday night at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue for their acclaimed Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tel-Aviv-International-Synagogue/213618035324488

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Saturday:

* World Cup Fever! We’re down to the last 8!!! Netherlands versus Costa Rica – watch with the crazy Dutch at their home ground the Kibbutz in the Nemal – https://www.facebook.com/events/415329491943104/; watch with the Costa Ricans next door at Shalvata – https://www.facebook.com/events/816546838357352/; and Belgium versus Argentina – the Belgiums have been watching at Bar Gyora – https://www.facebook.com/events/647322738694944/

* Afternoon party – Kuli Alma and The Hop proudly present ‘The Hip’ – Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Disco, at Kuli Alma – https://www.facebook.com/events/1446682692250586/

* Want to celebrate Independence Day and meet some great new people – check out the American Shabbat Picnic – https://www.facebook.com/events/643750879052734/

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Rest of the Week:

* Sunday – Want to party to some Mizrachi music? Check out Israeli music night at the Patio – https://www.facebook.com/PatioTlv

* Monday – Maria Kong contemporary dance group are back in Israel, and have a special performance at the Barby – ‘Backstage’ – https://www.facebook.com/events/756615771057982/

* Monday – for the hi-tech entrepreneurs out there – Startup Grind hosts one of Israel’s top angel investors Gigi Levy – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-tel-aviv-hosts-gigi-levy-private-angel-tickets-11911903825?

* Monday – Free Cuban Salsa Dance lesson at Pure Studios – https://www.facebook.com/events/759343007419239/

* Tuesday – World Cup Fever! And then there were four! The first semi-final will be between the winners of Brazil and Colombia, and France and Germany – to watch games with the Brazilians check out Sambadabom – https://www.facebook.com/groups/15788488757/

* Tuesday – demonstration in solidarity with the detained asylum seekers at Kikar Rabin – https://www.facebook.com/events/268221933361968/

* Tuesday – The Centre for Contemporary Art presents ‘Heart Breaker’: An open air summer screening about what has become of the sprained heart – https://www.facebook.com/events/1377976469154879/

* Wednesday – The Stage presents the ‘One Act Play Festival’ – https://www.facebook.com/events/254243624765413/

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Secret Tel Aviv Tickets:

* On Wednesday 16th July Secret Tel Aviv have organised an event with the awesome Tziporela Worldwide theatre group – we have discounted tickets for their show, plus a special acting workshop before the show – tickets are 99 NIS – https://www.facebook.com/events/580326648755765/

* Neil Young’s Alchemy Tour is coming to Israel on 17th July at Gnei Yehoshua – tickets start at 400 NIS – http://bit.ly/neilyoungtlv

* The International Opera Summer Program has a session on Broadway Musicals – the Sound of Music, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and many more – 23rd and 24th July, tickets 115 NIS – for 23rd July http://bit.ly/broadwaytlv1, for 24th July http://bit.ly/broadwaytlv2

* The Cirque de Soleil are performing Quidam at the Nokia Arena on 6th August to 21st August, tickets start at 235 NIS – http://bit.ly/cirquetlv

* Isle of Dreams Music Festival – 7-9 August at the Kinneret – top lineup including Avicii, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfeld, Pete Tong and lots lots more! There are three tiers of tickets: Regular (695 NIS) – http://bit.ly/Tr3AUz ; VIP (1,005 NIS) – http://bit.ly/isleofdreams2; VVIP (1,405 NIS) – http://bit.ly/isleofdreams3

* Lana Del Rey is playing at Gnei HaTaroucha on 20th August – 405 NIS – http://bit.ly/lanadelreytlv

* TONY BENNETT performs in Tel Aviv on 14th September – tickets start at 224 NIS – http://bit.ly/tonybennetttlv

* As the summer heats up and the nightlife takes off, we can now offer you tables at Tel Aviv’s two top clubs – CLARA and VALIUM… plus at VALIUM we can offer you 5% off your bill if you take a table – for more info email thelist@secrettelaviv.com.

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