Shalom Tel Aviv! The next eight days mark a very special time in Israel’s calendar. Starting tomorrow evening is Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), next Tuesday evening is Yom HaZikaron (Day of Remembrance for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror)… and as soon as sunset falls the parties start for Yom HaAtzmaut – Israeli Independence Day. Chag Israel Sameach!

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Kuli Alma Birthday   Yom HaShaohHoodna   Yom Haatzmaut



Kuli Alma’s First Birthday Party – Tel Aviv’s coolest bar celebrates its first birthday party, with live music.

Top Israeli band ‘Garden City Movement’ perform live @ Rothschild 12.

Movie Nights at the Ulpan – Ulpan Bayit show Israeli film Aviya’s Summer – they provide the popcorn, you provide the beer!


Wednesday Day

* ‘Visual Hybrids’ Shenkar Exhibition – a show challenging our perceptions of visual hybrids and canonical culture @ Shenkar.


Wednesday Evening and Thursday Day: Yom HaShoah

There are several ceremonies in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. A reminder that all shops and restaurants are closed, and there is a siren on Thursday morning.

Remembering in our Living Room  Yom HaShoah ceremony at Moishe House – including a talk from a holocaust survivor.

Yom HaShoah Ceremony with Adopt A Safta – listen to talks from holocaust survivors + a short film and readings.

– March of the Living Tel Aviv –  march to honour holocaust survivors – starting at Habima and continuing down Rothschild.



– ZeF Culture Party – Huge Party! With Top Israeli DJs spinning rap, rave and rock music @ Duplex. 50 NIS.

Led Zeppelin tribute night @ Pasaz – live performance by Led Zeppelin tribute band + screening of Led Zeppelin live in concert. 53 NIS.


Friday Day

OneDay Social Youth Leadership Development – join awesome volunteers OneDay TLV to coach local young children.

TLV Power Run – a challenging 5km urban power run for those that want a good challenge and a great work out. 100 NIS.

Pop Up Shop @ Bicicletta – vintage clothes and jewelry sale for men and women with live music, brunch, and “sangria that will flow like water”. Party while you shop or shop while you party. Free.

– Disco Halal Record Label Party @ Port Said – an awesome afternoon of acid arab disco + dancing and drinking. Free.

Record Store @ Levontin 7 (also Saturday) – a cooperative event between radio, record labels and independent record stores to promote a range of music artists. Includes live music and DJs. Free.

Wonky Monky Exhibition Opening – street artist Wonky Monky’s first solo art exhibition called “Now What” inspired by children. Free.


Friday Night

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat – Join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue.



Hoodna Bar’s Start of Summer Party – chilled summer fair and party, mini market stalls and live music. Proceeds will be donated to charity.

The Apples in the Round – amazing Israeli band perform a special concert in the round @ The Zone. 60NIS.

Rugby – Israel vs Malta Euro Championship match. It’s a must win-game for Israel to stay in the competition @ Wingate. Come on Israel!

Store Opening: Beatnik Records celebrate their opening with an opening party, special discounts and cheap beer.

Record Auction at OzenBar – Vintage and rare Israeli record sale and auction. Register in advance for the private auction.

The Stage Presents: Miscast 2 featuring the best songs from your favourite Broadway shows, “performed as you’ve never heard before”. Book tickets in advance, 70 NIS.

Part Time Penguins perform @ Rebel Bar – indie music special + performance by female rock group The Wolves. Free.

Movie Screening: Women, War and Peace – screening of two films exploring how women get caught in crossfire (in English).


Rest of the Week

SundayHuge Protest against abandoning children to their death in south tel aviv – starts at Habima.

SundayTuesdayArab Book Fair @ TAU – Arab literature fair, includes talks, TV show screenings and discussions.


MondayThis is My Land Premier – film premiere followed by Q&A @ Cinematheque (in Hebrew).


Next Tuesday Evening and Wednesday Day: Yom HaZikaron

The main ceremony is at Kikar Rabin on Tuesday evening. A reminder that all shops and restaurants are closed, and there is a siren on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Tuesday eve – Official ceremony @ Kikar Rabin – live music performances and speeches by the families of fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Tuesday eve – Yom Hazikaron Alternative Ceremony by the Combatants for Peace – Memorial day ceremony commemorating all the lives of all lost in Israeli-Palestinian wars.

Tuesday eve – The Stage Presents: Rising in Memory – Hebrew & English ceremony to commemorate the lives of fallen Olim IDF Soldiers.


Next Wednesday Evening and Thursday Day: Yom Haatzmaut

– 24 hours of Parties across the country! For a full list check ourYom Haatzmaut Guide!