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Start your weekend with some live music and parties! Tonight the Jazz Festival Continues @ The Tel Aviv Museum, Abraham host the Kutiman Orchestra for a huge show, and for something more intimate check out The Spot Festival – with 30 concerts in 30 living rooms across the city. Keep the party going with The Kaya Project @ The Block (pictured above), Tel Aviv Dub Station @ TEDER, DVS1 @ Gargarin, Alien Invasion @ Secret Location (shh), and Belgium’s favorite duo Pan-Pot @ Art Club. Looking for something more chilled? Drink some butter beer at the Harry Potter Meetup @ Kerem House. Check out our calendar for more events.
Tis the season to be shopping, with pop up markets all over the city! Pick up some clothes at the TLV Christmas Market @ Art Club, cacti at the Giant Cactus Fair @ Abraxas, vinyl at the Record Fair @ Dizengoff Center, art at the Pop up Art Gallery @ Yefet House, and new wheels at the Skate Sale @ DaSilva Boards. There’s also cool second hand markets at Com-munity, Shpagat, and Mabrouk. Also Friday, Discover TLV by foot with Run the City, meet local musicians at 12 Hours in the 30th Century Music Festival @ CCA, and bring in Shabbat Dinner with The Kerem House. Check out our calendar for more events.
Get Festive with Winter Tale Performance for the whole family @ Terminal 4, Holiday Mashup @ Beit Dani, and TEDER are hosting a big Christmas Market. In the evening, Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is back (get 10% discount with Secret Tel Aviv), Israeli hiphop superstar Ravid Plotnik performs @ Reading 3, A Tribe Called Mulu rise up @ Phi Garden, Camel Riders and Funkamel get groovy @ Mondo, get a taste for Brazil with Roda de Samba @ Ala Rampa, and Barby host the 420 Hip Hop Awards. STAY PROUD with Offer Nissim @ TLV Expo, and Mikve Drag Show @ Kuli Alma. Check out our calendar for more events.
SUNDAY – FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH
Light one up! Sunday kicks off the Holiday of Lights, eight days of candles, doughnuts, and awesome meetups. Highlights include Chabad on the Coast’s Light up Tel Aviv @ Independence Park, and Tel Aviv International Salon’s Candle Lighting and Discussion… Check out our Ultimate Hanukkah Guide for even more amazing events. Also Sunday, All the way from Japan Boris performs @ The Barby, Shlomi Shabat and Friends Fundraising Event @ Israel Opera House, Sun Tailor with Special Guest @ Kuli Alma, and Fred Perry Nights @ Levontine 7. Check out our calendar for more events.
Monday Funday! Get a taste of Scandinavia with Lapland Night @ ZOA House, raise money for Save a Child’s Heart at Quiz Night @ Abraham Hostel, and WhyWhyWhy English podcast is on the Job @ Yeoshua Bar. Lots of live music featuring: Shekel @ Barby, Berry Sakharof @ Reading 3, Mati Caspi plays in the dark @ Nalaga’at Center, and Garden City Movement FREE concert @ Herzl 16. It’s also the Second Night of Hanukkah, Highlights include: Hanukkah in Jerusalem with TAIS, Neighborhood Lighting @ Bavli Center, and a Festive Candle Lighting @ Gordon Pool… Check out our Ultimate Hanukkah Guide for even more fun events.
TUESDAY – CHRISTMAS EVE
Ho Ho Ho! Get the full Christmas experience with a trip to Bethlehem with Abraham Tours – they have two trips – the Bethlehem Christmas Eve Tour and Christmas Midnight Mass. Closer to home, check out the Christmas Slumber Party @ The Prince, Xmas Chinese Dinner @ Kerem House, and the Ugly Sweater Party @ Cuckoo’s Nest… check out our Christmas Guide for more festive events. It’s also the 3rd Night of Hanukkah, highlights include: Candle lighting @ Dov Hoz, Hanukkah Cupcake Workshop @ NBN, and Tel Aviv Rollers HannuChristmas Ride. More in the mood for music? Catch a concert with Quarter to Africa @ HaEzor, Tatran @ Barby, Uzi Ramirez @ TEDER, and the Alaev Family @ Kuli. Check out our calendar for more events.
WEDNESDAY – CHRISTMAS DAY
We wish you a Merry Christmas! Christmas events include: Christmas Dinner @ Mike’s Place, Christmas Concert @ Immanuel Church, Francine Ealey Murphy Gospel Concert @ HaEzor, and Onesie Xmas Pajama Party @ Potion Bar… check out our Christmas Guide for even more festive events! Also Weds: Celebrate Climate Month with the Plastic Art Upcycled Exhibition @ Mazeh 9, get to know your favorite Web Poets @ Cuckoo’s Nest (in Hebrew), Teapacks Hanukkah Concert @ Barby, Yali Blank Live @ TEDER, Echo Live @ Drama, Uzi Navon @ Kuli, and Tres no Forro @ Ala Rampa. Check out our calendar for more events.
BEST DONUT TEL AVIV!
Go nuts for donuts… it’s that time of the year again… You can find AMAZING sufganiot (or donuts in English) all across Tel Aviv. To be sure we have the most reliable information on the best ones we asked the community for their opinion, and we are happy to say we’ve found the winners! Click here to see how the voting went! This week, in time for Christmas, we’re voting for the Best Chinese and South East Asian Restaurant… vote now!
GET READY FOR NEW YEAR!
Bring on the Roaring 20s! There are less than two weeks until New Year, and the best parties are already starting to sell out! Check out our New Year’s Eve Party Guide for all the Best Parties!
FIND YOUR DREAM JOB!
With loads of new jobs, now’s a great time to be looking for your next career move! Check out our Jobs Board for over 2,000 great opportunities! Need some motivation? Check out our guide for the Best Companies to Work For in Israel and find out why they are the best. Want to learn a new skill? Check out our Best Places to Study in Israel Guide.
POSTS OF THE WEEK!
The last couple of weeks we’ve had a bit of everything! Funny observations from around the world include Annette’s banana (almost as expensive as the real thing), the Adidas Rabbi, a cool Hanukkah sign, funny registration plates (lbriut and benzona), protection for parking tickets from the rain (thanks Iryah!), and a hilarious Google Translate mistranslate. There were also beautiful photos from Ella of some cute ducks, Shahar of a fluffy dog, Gil of some angry clouds, Dekel of some cool architecture, Yoav of some surfers, and of course great photos from community favorites Niv and Yosi! We also had funny memes from Kobi, Shian, and Israel, important community posts from Evi and Guy, and some awesome community business posts from Ariel the Plumber, Guy the Dogwalker, Eytan the Shoe Designer, and Jake the Pickler! Thank you everyone for sharing!