Last updated August 5th 2014

Every now and again, usually around this time of the year, we get a little reminder that we live in the Middle East – and our Mum’s words reverberate around our ears that we are crazy for moving out here. Here are a few little tips on how to survive the sirens:

* Keep calm!
* Familiarise yourself with your closest shelter. For public shelters check this link – http://batchgeo.com/map/885f54b7ed49dcd99167472ed5300333
* If you don’t have a shelter, head to the stairwell. If you are out and about and there are no shelters or stairwells nearby, lie down and cover your head with your hands
* If you are on the top floor, move down a couple of floors
* Please can you not post the location of rockets in the group
* A big thanks to the IDF who are out there protecting us – you guys rock!
* For more tips on how to behave in a state of emergency check out the IDFs Home Front Command Unit website – http://www.oref.org.il/894-en/Pakar.aspx or have a chat with your friendly neighbour!

… And on with our lives! Another action packed week of fun events in Tel Aviv, including two HUGE parties on Saturday – E-Boded on Saturday afternoon, and Valium’s one year anniversary party on Saturday night!

Don’t forget, next Wednesday is another awesome event from Secret Tel Aviv – this time an acting workshop and theatre trip with Tziporela Worldwide. There are only a few tickets left so don’t wait, get your tickets today – http://bit.ly/1nd32xx

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Tonight (Wednesday)

* World Cup Fever! Tonight’s semi-final is between Argentina and the Netherlands – watch with the Argentineans at Clara https://www.facebook.com/events/524943010939809/ (for a table email tables@secrettelaviv.com (mailto:tables@secrettelaviv.com) ); watch with the crazy Dutch at their home ground in the Kibbutz in the Namal https://www.facebook.com/events/1503033229925928/

* Starting tonight until Saturday, The Stage English drama club perform their ‘A One Act Festival’ show, consisting of 6 comedic plays by well known playwrights crammed into one fun evening! – https://www.facebook.com/events/254243624765413/

* Are you a hi-tech geek? Do you love Google? Campus TLV is hosting 35 Google Products Managers – this is your chance to ask them all of your burning questions – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/campus-tlv-hosting-35-google-products-managers-tickets-12151757233

* Looking for a funk and soul night? Check out DJ Bright at the Kayma Bar in Florentine – https://www.facebook.com/events/480362495397500/

* The International Opera Summer Program continues 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

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Thursday:

* Are you tempted to learn how to swing dance? Holy Lindy Land has a free dance class tonight – ‘Swing Starter’ will get you dancing Swing in no time – https://www.facebook.com/events/707388919327363/

* BPM College Movie night pays homage to Neil Young with movies and a live DJ – https://www.facebook.com/events/262244650645250/ (to get tickets to his show in Israel next Thursday 17th July click here – http://bit.ly/neilyoungtlv)

* New art space, new exhibition – Art Space TLV opens, with an exhibition by the graduates from the Haifa University Masters of Fine Art – https://www.facebook.com/events/615139765260105/

* Hamafteach are hosting their hip-hop festival, tickets are still available for their 10pm performance – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamafteah/423752681090611

* Rock on! Hard rock at the Tachlas bar by Dirk Diggler – https://www.facebook.com/events/314343432063628/

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Friday Day

* Looking for some fashion ideas? Check out the fashion sale at the Little Prince – https://www.facebook.com/events/605417662909801/

* Are you looking to pick up some old vinyl records? Pashpashook are holding a record fair on Herzl – https://www.facebook.com/events/313136505502788/

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Friday Night:

* 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/events/1455891187992637/

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Saturday:

* The Eboded crew are back with another awesome daytime party – to spice things up the location won’t be announced until Thursday – https://www.facebook.com/events/261028607435047/

* What better way to protest against Gideon Saar’s proposed closing of shops on Shabbat – than to set up a fair outside his house on Saturday afternoon – https://www.facebook.com/events/1470960186480830/

* Tel Aviv’s mega-club Valium is one year old today! To celebrate they have special DJ Guest DJ Jidax (Tomorrowland) – https://www.facebook.com/events/442366132571696/ (book your VIP table through Secret Tel Aviv and we’ll get you a 5% discount off your bill – email tables@secrettelaviv.com (mailto:tables@secrettelaviv.com) )

* Are you a fan of Rhythm and Blues Dance music? Pasaz are hosting a night of American & Caribbean music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s – https://www.facebook.com/events/320855141403432/

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Rest of the Week:

* Sunday – The Garin Tzabar Programme (for Lone Soldiers) hosts former Israeli Ambassador to America, Michael Oren, for a talk about US Israel relations – free entry and drink for Garin Tzabar alumni – https://www.facebook.com/events/648227185254494/

* Sunday – World Cup Fever! THE FINAL – shown in pretty much every bar in Tel Aviv!

* Monday – Oooh La La… it’s Bastille Day, and to celebrate the French Institute is hosting a night of music and ‘appiness – https://www.facebook.com/events/896659407015309/

* Monday – Teder are hosting their second ‘Posterize’ – lots of posters, pay whatever you want – https://www.facebook.com/events/1423775247910269/

* Tuesday – the ‘Tel Aviv Arts Council’ are screening ‘Turn Left at the End of the World’ – followed by Q&A with the writer and director Avi Nesher – https://www.facebook.com/events/673724056041359/

* Wednesday – the week’s not-to-miss event! Secret Tel Aviv have teamed up with Tziporela for a unique acting workshop, followed by their awesome show – tickets are going fast – http://bit.ly/1nd32xx

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Secret Tel Aviv Tickets:

* 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

* Israeli singer Riff Cohen, of A Paris fame, performs at Levontin 7 on the 31st July – tickets are 65NIS – http://bit.ly/riffcohentlv

* 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 tables@secrettelaviv.com (mailto:tables@secrettelaviv.com) .

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