Thursday 24/9:

An Iliad – Israeli Revival (also on Thursday 24/9) – The English National Theatre of Israel return to the stage with a revival of Homer’s classic poem @ Jaffa Theatre.


Exhibition Opening: The Kutiman Orchestra @ The Tel Aviv Museum – The Show will mark the launch of the platform Mix the City, a website that initiates an interactive musical experience of Tel Aviv, which was made in collaboration with the British Council. The audience will be able to produce their own mix of Tel Aviv via the 12 pre-recorded musicians which have been sampled for the original Mix the City compilation, selected and mixed By Kutiman.

Special screening of the cult musical from the 80’s Little Shop of Horrors @ Rav Hen Dizengoff.


* Funk Supreme @ Pasaz – combining old school hip-hop with colourful funk. Free entry.


* Com4Trance Presents Juno Reactor (UK) @ Comfort 13 – large trance night.


Friday Day 25/9:

* Get ready for Succot with the Four Spices Fair @ Kikar Rabin – get everything you need from Sukkot in this three day fair. Friday 8am-3pm. Saturday 10pm-11.30pm. Sunday 8am-3pm.

* Tepale Bar’s 5th Birthday Party – one of the biggest parties of the weekend! Tepale celebrates its fifth birthday in style at the Azrieli Center – with amazing live music and loads of alcohol! 20 NS entry. Starts at 1pm.


* Colour Your World @ Dizengoff Square – The Tel Aviv Art Studio invites you to reconnect with your inner child, enjoy a glass of cava in one of Tel Aviv’s most colourful squares and unwind from the week in a creative, meditative and relaxing way by colouring an image! 80 NIS includes all materials and refreshments.


* School of Shine Ladies Morning – with Coffee, Kagels, and Conversation – for this meetup amidst the Jewish holiday season, we will dedicate our conversation to reflecting on our past year & changes we may need or want to make – the good, the bad & the lovely.


* Bad Kaymar Monthly Clothes Exchange Event – bring what you can, take what you want. No money is involved, no questions asked.

* OneDay Social Volunteering Sukkah Building – meet in Herzliya to help decorate a Sukkah in a special needs school.

Friday Night 25/9:

* Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner @ Pele – the beautiful Pele Community are back with a singing circle and vegan pot-luck dinner.

Kabbalat Shabbat @ TAIS – join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue.

* White City Shabbat Communal Shabbat Dinner @ Alexander Hotel. 150 NIS.

Saturday 26/9:

* The Secret Disappearing Garden – Saturday of Music, Art and Disaster – come and party in an abandoned house in Neve Tzedek that is about to be bulldozed for luxury apartments – with live shows, DJ sets, live art and other surprises.

* Rugby World Cup: England vs Wales, South Africa vs Samoa, Italy vs Canada – The World Cup is in full swing. There have been loads of questions in the group about where to watch the games – we recommend either Molly Blooms or Mikes Place.

* Kuli Ate What We Created @ Kuli Alma – from the Batsheva Dance Workshops – a little dance about ‘The most important things’ in life, like babies or Instagram. Batsheva dancers Billy Barry, Bret Easterling, and Olivia Ancona aren’t afraid to dive deep into questions of ‘what is art?’.


* Hoodna’s Monthly Second Hand Bazaar Returns – everything priced up to 30 NIS – clothes, things for the home etc – with alcohol and cool music.


* Joe Bonamassa @ The Mann Auditorium – the Guitar Event of the Year – tickets still remain, although prices are a little steep (starting at 504 NIS).

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Fall Market TLV – together with fashion-designers Ira Kiperman (Dvarim) & Denis Ryabko (Havie MNFCT), party-line Saturday Overground and photo-video-project Insiders we are making a big Fashion Market – FALL.MARKET.TLV.


* Randomania’s Red Nose Party @ Bascula – the circus is coming to town – be prepared for the unprepared! Tickets start at 70 NIS.


Dance Tel Aviv’s Ballroom and Latin Street Party in Florentine


* Kanye West Art Exhibition @ Ktovt. Free.


Sunday 27/9 to Tuesday 29/9 – First two days of Succot

Succot starts on Sunday evening.

In Israel the holiday only lasts for 7 days (not eights days as in the diaspora).

The first two days (Sunday evening through to Tuesday sunset) are chagim. People are not expected to work, and kosher shops and restaurants will be closed (like on Shabbat).

The Tel Aviv International Synagogue are hosting a Festive Succot Community Dinner – tickets are 125 NIS.

Click here for our guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues.

If you are looking to buy equipment for Succot, check out the Four Spices Fair @ Kikar Rabin – get everything you need from Sukkot in this three day fair. Friday (25/9) 8am-3pm. Saturday (26/9) 10pm-11.30pm. Sunday (27/9) 8am-3pm.

Succot time is also traditionally a festival time in Israel, with art and music festivals the following week.

Tuesday 28/9:

* Klika of Happiness Succot Festival – Daytime Party Followed by Afterparty @ At Secret Location by the Sea in Tel Aviv – Klika are celebrating the end of the summer season with 18 hours of psychedelic music, art and happiness. Tickets 100 NIS.


* Tamar Festival (till 2/10) @ Massada – This year’s Tamar Festival has performances from some of Israel’s top singers – including The Idan Raichel Project, Ehud Banai Balkan Beat Box, The Angelcy, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and lots more!

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* Succot Vintage Fair @ The Greek Market in Jaffa (till October 1st) – with clothes, bags, jewellery, art, toys and lots more!


* 5th International Coffee Day – Coffee lovers around the world, rejoice, for the day has come to celebrate Coffee in its entirety!


* Poetry Slam @ Bascular (in Hebrew) – Poetry Slam is back for its September edition.


* The Audience at the Nemal – an afternoon of talks (in Hebrew) about Jewish and Israeli Culture.

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Wednesday 30/9:

Kanye West in Israel! @ Ramat Gan Stadium – there are still tickets left, available from the Secret Tel Aviv website.

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* Tel Aviv Wine Festival @ HaTachana (until 1st October) – two day celebration of all the joys of wine – with most of Israel’s top wineries attending. Entry is 79 NIS (65 NIS early-bird tickets) which includes wine-tasting!

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* T:Market @ 8 Dubnof Street (till October 3rd) – T:Market is back! Get your winter wardrobe stacked with new Tees from some of Israel’s best artists and designers.


Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Dinamo Kiev @ The Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa – after losing the hardest game of the group 4-0 away to Chelsea, Maccabi Tel Aviv continue their campaign with a must-win game against Ukraine’s Dinamo Kiev. The top two teams from the 4-team group qualify! Yalla Maccabi!

* Octoberfest Israel @ Herzliya Pituach – the world’s greatest beer festival is coming to Israel, with live German music, various assortment of Bavarian beer flavours and dishes, as well as fair-themed game stands. Free entrance.


* Succot Wine Wednesday @ The Nemal – An excuse to drink wine with friends (both old and soon-to-be) while raising money and awareness for important grassroots projects in Israel.


* Zorba The Buddha Festival (Sold Out) (till October 3rd) – This is a festival where all the edges meet- the great celebration of life, dancing, movement, music, deep yoga, the spirit of meditation and the silence of the desert.

* Fresh Paint for the Whole Family @ Ticont (till October 3rd) – with activities for all the family.


* OneDay Social Volunteering Hike in the North – with volunteering in the fields first followed by a fun hike.

Friday Night 2/10:

Kabbalat Shabbat @ TAIS – join hundreds of Olim and Israelis at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue.

Saturday 3/10:

Bon Jovi live in Tel Aviv @ Park Hayarkon – there are still tickets remaining, starting at 345 NIS.

* Stussy Tribe Called Quest @ Kuli Alma – Stussy launches its new clothes range to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the formation of ATCQ – cool band and cool brand!

Sunday 4/10 to Monday 5/10 – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah:

In Israel Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are merged into one day, starting on Sunday evening and continuing to sunset Monday evening.

During the chag you are not expected to work – although you can cook (as long as you take the fire from an existing flame). Kosher shops and restaurants will be closed (like on Shabbat).

Click here for our guide to Olim Friendly Synagogues.

Tuesday 6/10:

* Symphony of the Heart @ The Mann Auditorium – amazing charity Save A Child’s Heart celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a special concert with Asaf Avidan and others. Tickets start at 220 NIS, proceeds go to Charity.


Wednesday 7/10:

Riff Cohen @ The Barby – Riff Cohen is an Israeli singer, songwriter, actress, and musician who performs songs in Hebrew and French. Her work is varied – ranging from French pop through avant-garde music. A-WA is supporting!

* Aperi Kucha TLV @ Casa Veranda – inspired by the Japanese Petcha Kucha, made in Italy, and spoken in English – come and hear nine speakers talk for 6 minutes 40 seconds each about their passions.


Friday 9/10:

* Malki’s 4th Birthday Party Street Party – with really good music, food stands, and lots of alcohol. 



Monday 12/10:

* TEDx White City – Welcome to Israel’s largest TEDx yet -TEDxWhiteCity – a day filled with inspiration and ideas worth spreading, focusing on the Startup Nation’s entrepreneurial community. Tickets 135 NIS (100 NIS for students).


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