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Illustration Week, Shopping, Concerts, and Parties
Thursday Kicks off Illustration Week with hundreds of Israeli Illustrators, Designers, and Artists showcasing their work across the city. Check out our Guide for all the best exhibitions – including LaCulture (pictured above) – 130 local, young and promising artists, and 180 pieces of art for sale at affordable prices. Also Today, two huge shopping pop-up markets at Zoa and Dress Code (both until Saturday); and cool meetups with Give Education a Minute @ City Hall, and The Kerem RoadHouse BBQ. Live music with Betzefer @ Levontin 7, Converting Vegetarians @ Hangar 11, and Eifo HaYeled @ Barby. Keep the Party going with Fusion Culture @ Duplex, and The Rainbow Serpent Festival @ The Block. Check out our calendar for more events.
Loads of chilled events to get inspired and meet new people
Start your weekend the right way! Run in Color @ Ganei Yeshua, Join Plastic Free Israel for a TLV Beach Cleanup (pictured above), Celebrate 100 years of Bauhuas with Bau-Scape @ The Architect’s Gallery (part of Illustration Week), Teachers and Parents can pick up great deals at the Lulu Tag Sale @ Lulu TLV, Meet local artists at the No Hero Exhibiton and Print Sale @ TLV Port, Lunch Party and Jam in Florentine, Shabbat Dinner at Kerem House, and BYOW to 126 Ben Yehuda Synagogue. Check out our calendar for more events.
Designers Market, Tenacious D, Concerts and Parties!
This Saturday there’s something for everyone! The Florentine Designers Market is back in action @ Art Club, top local band The White Screen drops their “Sex and Palestine” album @ Teder, Crystal Love Midburn Rooftop Party @ Overstay Hostel, Pick of Destiny screening @ Potion Bar, HaMazeg celebrates 8 years with a birthday party, Catch some live music at Folk Night TLV @ Papaito, Ananas and Echo team up @ BuXa, and don’t miss the Final of Copa Libertadores @ Mike’s Place. Check out our calendar for more events.
Climate Change, Italian Food, and loads of fun parties
Get involved and make a difference at the 4th annual Israeli Climate Conference @ TLV Museum of Art, with panels featuring top climate campaigners, CEOs, and other influencers. Also on Sunday Enjoy Tel Aviv’s Italian Cuisine Week with special Aperitivo menus @ The Norman Hotel, and Check your mate chess meetup @ Yehudit Blvd. At night there’s plenty of live music and parties with Aperco @ The Barby, Masok @ Herzl 16, Electronic Beat Party @ Sputnik, and Drama hosts Blues and Booze and Downtown Funk. Check out our calendar for more events.
March against violence and support women everywhere
This Monday it’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and Tel Aviv is supporting the cause with a huge rally at Kikar Rabin. Also Monday, Learn about Entrepreneurship @ Google for Startups (in Hebrew), BA Open House @ IDC (in English), Make your own candles @ DIY TLV, WhyWhyWhy English Podcast presents House and Home @ Yeoshua Bar, JAH Levi with special guest @ HaEzor, Comedy Night in Hebrew @ Kuli, and Eviatar Banai gets Spiritual @ Brenner 5. Check out our calendar for more events.
Photography, Wine & Cheese, Local Bands, and Renny!
Say Cheese! On Tuesday The Israel Photography Conference takes place at the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, with world renowned lecturers, special offers, top brands… and Community favorite Renny Grinshpan (pictured above)! Also Tuesday, The largest exhibition in Israel for parents BabyLand is here @ TLV Expo, Discuss Life Without Plastic @ Yeoshua Bar (in Hebrew), Get to know local creators @ Maze 9, and Taste some Wine and Cheese @ Kerem House. At night, check out top local bands Forestt @ Barby, Textile @ Kuli, and The Reines Girls @ Herzl 16. Check out our calendar for more events.
Even more meetups and cool concerts
But wait, there’s more! Next Wednesday celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new flight from London to Tel Aviv with a special London in Tel Aviv Event – with parties across the city! Also Wednesday, Goodfellas screening and pasta @ Kerem House, and FuckUp Nights discusses failure @ Kikar Atarim (in Hebrew). In the evening check out cool concerts with Itzik Bomb live @ Barby, Assaf Amdursky and special guest @ Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Sefi Zeilsing album launch @ TEDER, Debka Funk @ Kuli Alma, and The Blind Orchestra play live in the dark @ Papaito. Check out our calendar for more events.
CALLING ALL STARTUPS
Gvahim’s Pre-Fundraising Program Starts on Dec 9th
Preparing to raise funds for your startup? This 1-month program is run by the Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center in an all-English language, Olim-friendly, international environment. Program includes: how to produce a lean canvas, one-pager, pitch deck, and business plan; overview and perspectives of the Israeli startup and investment ecosystem; due diligence and term sheets; AND much more. For more information, and to apply, click here.
WIN CINEMA TICKETS
We’re back, and giving out a bunch of tickets!
That’s right, here’s your chance to win tickets to family comedy Playing with Fire, starring John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Leguizamo. A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids. We’ve got 5 pairs (2) of tickets to give away. To win, simply post in the Group “This week’s Secret Tel Aviv Newsletter is Awesome”, the first five to post will win! Good luck!
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Buses on Shabbat in Tel Aviv start this weekend!
The biggest news of the week is the introduction of buses in Tel Aviv on Shabbat! Even better, they’re free, they’re regular (every 30 minutes), and they follow really well thought-out, innovative routes. A big thanks and kol hakavod to Meital Lehavi and everyone else at the Tel Aviv Municipality involved in this initiative! Read more in our Guide! Other highlights this week include funny memes from Tal, Yehuda, Shiri, and Camille, an intriguing discussion about Tinder, and an amazing initiative from Kayla. Thanks everyone for sharing!