Last updated August 5th 2014

Shalom Tel Aviv!

Do you want to know what’s going on over the next seven days? You’ve come to the right place! If you find this newsletter useful, please forward on to your friends – they will love you for it!

Highlights for this week include the Tel Aviv Wine Festival on Thursday, the Oh-Man Oh-Machine Conference, the showing of ‘The Sound of Torture’ on Sunday night, and of course ‘Secret Tel Aviv Summer Nights #2: America’ on Monday at the Patio! This weekend there are also a couple of festivals outside of Tel Aviv for the more adventurous!

This week’s Secret Tel Aviv Summer Nights Party is dedicated to the United States of America – and to celebrate there will be a night of hip-hop music and as much long-island ice-tea, beer, or wine you can drink for 75 NIS –



* Docaviv continues through to Saturday, with showings at the Cinemateque, the Nemal and Bar Kayma –

* The Tel Aviv Wine Festival – ‘Salute Tel Aviv’ – returns to HaTachana – 80NIS for a full evening of wine tasting and entertainment –

* What happens when you combine Jamaican roots reggae with Ethiopian music? Ethio Dub! Israeli band Zvuloon Dub System launch their new ethio dub album at the Barby, supported by the Hoodna Afrobeat Orchestra –

* Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival returns with 11 films in 11 bars around the city –

* Abraxas are launching their new garden bar, and to celebrate there will be live music and DJs –


Thursday night:

* Opening night of Oh-Man Oh-Machine. This Conference/ Exhibition brings together some of the world’s leading names in Posthumanism – seems a bit dry, check out the video on their homepage –

* Casino San Remo host the very cool looking Kingston Market – Jamaican inspired music, food and of course rum –

* The Hadap crew are back with a big party at Bootleg –


We’ll be back with events for the weekend after a quick word from our sponsors:

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Friday day:

* This Friday Gan Ha’Ir hosts Lucille at their weekly Garden Art Party – Lucille are a collective of nine musicians playing funk music – music, alcohol, food stalls, fashion designers, and lots more –

* BPM College of Music is hosting a music fair – sprawling across three floors, they will be selling records, musical equipment and instruments, books, and more – plus live music and alcohol –

* Are you getting married this summer? The awesome MyDay (previously HaTunot) blog are hosting an Israel Spring Bridal Fair with talks and presentations from vendors –


Friday night:

* The Tel Aviv International Synagogue are hosting their usual Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by gourmet dinner to celebrate Lag B’Omer –


Rest of the week:

* Saturday 17/5 – On Saturday morning, Oh So Arty art tours return with a tour of South Tel Aviv museums –

* Saturday 17/5 – Clara opened earlier in the week, for their final opening week event they have a special Saturday line-up – from the early evenings with the most amazing sunset to the sick nights and the crazy mornings –

* Saturday 17/5 – Not quite Tel Aviv but Rishon LeZion, but worth including anyway – Saturday is the launch of Mayumana’s latest show ‘Game On’, in co-operation with the Israeli Ballet – comes to Tel Aviv in June –

* Sunday 18/5 – The New Fund for Cinema and Television screen the very powerful, harrowing film, “Sound of Torture” about the torture camps in Sinai – followed by a discussion in English with the film’s director, Keren Shayo – proceeds go to charity –

* Monday 19/5 – Secret Tel Aviv Summer Nights Vol #2: America – join us for a night dedicated to hip-hop – with 75 NIS for as much beer, wine and long-island ice-tea that you can drink –

* Tues 20/5 – Art*Star Tuesdays is back with ‘Tag Us Later’ – plus DJ Diana Up –


Festival Watch:

* A reminder to get your tickets now for the SunBeat Festival – Shavuot 6/7 June – 2 Days of Groovy international live acts & Thumping local bands > DJ’s & Beat Masters from wide array of genres… In the prestine Galilee, with the sweetest, most positive n’ open minded crowd you’ll dance with –

* This Thursday in Hadera – get in the vibe for Burning Man and MidBurn with a special Whale Fundraising Party –

* This weekend – The sixth The Menashe Forest Festival – a cultural celebration in the heart of nature – rock’n’roll meets reggae, poetry, dance, theatre, performance art, folk, experimental music, and more, all in the spirit of a strong social statement and connection to nature –

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