This week’s theme is African music… check out the African Sabar drum workshop on Wednesday night, the West African dance class on Thursday, and the African dance party on Saturday at Hoodna!

Other highlights for the week include the start of the Diver Contemporary Dance Festival, a big party at Pasaz on Thursday night, and loads of cool stuff going on during the day on Friday and Saturday!



* The Diver Contemporary Dance Festival kicks off today – a three week festival exploring Israeli society through dance

* Fancy a cinema night? Today is Israeli Cinema Day, any Israeli film is only 10 NIS – the Times of Israel recommends Tribeca Film Festival winner ‘Zero Motivation’ and Gett (check with the cinema before going, at time of writing a lot of tickets had already been sold)

* Been wanting to learn an instrument but no space for a piano in your Tel Aviv apartment? How about theAfrican Sabar drum – workshop is 50 NIS

* Pasaz are hosting the launch of Klone’s new video Flora

* The Jerusalem Wine Festival continues at the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem until tomorrow night – all you can drink for 85 NIS



* The Pasaz parties continue, today the 25th Anniversary of DJ collective Solid Steel 

* On the other end of the spectrum, the Great Synagogue on Allenby is hosting a free Jewish Music Concert, with an all-star line up of chazzanut

* Learn to dance West African style! Maria Kong are hosting a series of classes with some of the best Afro musicians in Israel – first class is 50 NIS

* Everyone is invited to a weekend full of art at South of Salame – featuring three new exhibitions, plus lots of other great galleries and studios opening their doors for the weekend

* Exhibition opening – photo exhibition at the Eretz Israel Museum paying homage to 80s clubbing in Tel Aviv. TelAvivian have an awesome review, for more great reviews check out the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine


Friday Day:

* If you are looking to buy some vinyls, the PashPashook Record Fair is for you – Herzl 71

Pop-Up shop only this Friday… The best Scandinavian Fashion in the best prices of the summer 30%-60% off

End of Summer Beach Party at Alma Beach

One Day Social Volunteering is teaming up with Nefesh BNefesh to help repair damaged vineyards in the South

* Are you looking to adopt at dog? Check out the Municipality Dog Shelter adoption day


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 – followed by champagne Kiddush

* After last week’s success, the Great Synagogue on Allenby will be hosting a Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat followed by whisky Kiddush


Saturday Day:

* The biggest party of the weekend is Teder Unplugged – lot’s of Israeli’s top bands performing throughout the afternoon

Alphabet Bar also have a cool afternoon party, with Marcellus Pittman mixing on the decks

* For the more cultural, OhSoArty have an art tour around Neve Tzedek (120 NIS)

* Looking to play some soccer and meet some new people? Check out the Co-ed Soccer and beer game – kick off is 5pm at Charles Clore Park


Saturday Evening:

* Continuing our African Theme, Hoodna Bar in Florentine are hosting an African Dance Party at 6pm

Secret Chiefs 3, the band of Trey Spruance, known as the mastermind behind Mr Bungle, is coming back to Israel! Midnight East have an awesome review, for more great reviews check out the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine

Big protest at Rabin Square against Gideon Saar’s proposal to close all shops on shabbat

* EatWith Greek Inspired Tavena – Greek food and drinks and live music on a rooftop at Carmel Market (184 NIS)


Rest of the week

* Sunday – Want to party to some Mizrachi music? Check out Israeli music night at The Patio

* Sunday – How about a wine and cheese night at Dizzy Frishdon? 59 NIS for unlimited wine

* Monday? Are you interested in Big Data – check out the Big Data networking event at Patrick’s Irish bar

* Tuesday – The Tel Aviv International Salon hosts US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro

* Tuesday – Tel Aviv’s newest bar Barcony opens at the Dizengoff Center

* Tuesday – Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival runs from 9-12 September across Jerusalem

* Weds 10/9 – Amateur dramatics group The Stage TLV is hosting an Ideas Generation Meetup – if you have an idea for a production or a workshop this is for you

* Wednesday – Thursday 10-11/9 – The Tel Aviv Beer Festival at the HaTachana


Upcoming Events Available on Secret Tel Aviv Tickets:

* 6/9 – Join Sarah from the Art blog Oh-So-Arty on her next Art Tour around Neve Tzedek (120 NIS)

* 6/9 – EatWith Greek Inspired Tavena – Greek food and drinks and live music on a rooftop at Carmel Market (184 NIS)

* 13/9 – The amazing Lady Gaga is performing in Tel Aviv on 13th September at Park Hayarkon!!! (375 NIS)

* 14/9 – One of the most famous crooners of all time, Tony Bennett performs at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre on the 14th September (224 NIS)

* 18/9 – Riff Cohen is an Israeli singer, songwriter, actress, and musician who performs songs in Hebrew and French (75 NIS)

* 24/9 – The Tel Aviv International Synagogue and Gvahim cordially invite to Rosh HaShanah Dinner with Rabbi Ariel and Family! (120 NIS)

* 9/10 – Shlomo Artzi performing in the park in Raanana (174 NIS)

* 5-10 / 11 – ‘Cats’, one of the most successful musicals ever, is coming to Tel Aviv this November! (200 NIS)


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