Last updated May 31st 2016

Looking for cool things to do in Tel Aviv? Carry on reading if you are into partying, culture, hi-tech, networking, sports, and lots more in Tel Aviv…

If you just want to go to a bar for a drink and boogie, check out our ‘Guide to the Best Bars and Clubs in Tel Aviv – From Pregame to Late Nite’.


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Thursday 26/5:

Avadon Three Year Anniversary @ The Block – experience some local and international top techno electronic music at one of Tel Aviv’s iconic clubs! Entry 80 NIS for members, 120 NIS for non-members.


Elton John in Tel Aviv! – One of the most anticipated concerts of the year, legend Elton John will be performing in Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv on 26th May 2016! Tickets still available starting at 394 NIS.


Tel Aviv University Students’ Day Party @ TAU – full day of cool music and activities, including performances from Aviv Gefen, Balkan Beat Box, Dag Nachash and Red Band! Three stages, cheap alcohol, food, activities, and even a pool to chill out in. Free entry for students of loads of universities across Tel Aviv, 50 NIS for guests.


Open House Tel Aviv (till 28/5) – One weekend a year, Tel Aviv opens up private spaces – designer lofts, urban villas, unique synagogues, architecturally significant public buildings, curious construction sites, plazas and gardens. During the event weekend, the public can visit, explore and discuss these sites.


‘Night of Philosophy’ hosted by the Institut Francais and Goethe Institut – a night of discussions and debates with French, German and Israeli philosophers – starting at 7pm and going all the way through the night to 7am! Events will be held simultaneously in 13 different places in Tel Aviv.


Tel Aviv Food Festival @ Charles Clore Park (till 26th May) – 3 nights of great food from some of Tel Aviv’s top restaurants, including Manta Ray, Vicky Cristina, Dixie, and lots more. Admission is free.


Docaviv (till 28th May) – With over 100 films to choose from, this year’s Docaviv has something for everyone. The most anticipated movies sell out fast – so get reserving your tickets soon! This year there are also special public screenings at Tel Aviv Port, WeWork, Beit Romano, Habima, ArtPort and more!

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– Docaviv @ Habima Outdoors – special screening of Marlon Brando documentary ‘Listen To Me Marlon’.

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Thriller Live @ The Mann Auditorium (till 26/5) – Thriller Live is a two-and-a-half-hour concert celebrating the music of The Jackson 5 and the solo work of Michael Jackson. Originating in the West End, London, it is now touring the world to sell out audiences! The show is in Tel Aviv for 7 days.


Knaffe Good Bye Party! @ Knaffe Noga – this is your last chance to grab a bit of delicious knaffe from one of Tel Aviv’s favourite cafes – throughout the day knaffe will be served as usual, and in the evening the kitchen will close and the party will begin!


It’s film night @ Abraham Hostel – with the screening of zombie horror movie Jeruzalem (set in Jerusalem, in English)… and as an added bonus, Abraham Hostel is a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Permanent Handout Spot!


International Yoga Festival @ Beit She’an (about 90 minutes outside of Tel Aviv) (till 28/5) (SOLD OUT) – three days of yoga, music, and freedom.

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Lag BaOmer Activities:

– Midburn Party – Fire, Feasting, and Dancing by the Extreme/ Mainstream Camp @ beach in North Tel Aviv – Bring your own beer, snacks, and swimwear… and a 10 NIS contribution to contribute toward electricity generator. DJ Lior will be playing some tunes.


We Are Rising Up La BaOmer Party @ Pele – You are all invited to come togther and celebrate as we are simply happy to come together and love, in a magical and loving party
to feel loved, to experience love, and to be love. 50 NIS entry includes arak and lemonade, music, vegan surprises, and lots of love.


– Vegan Bonfire and BBQ @ Hayarkon River – back for the 14th consecutive year, this event is open to all vegans and friends of vegans – it’s a pot luck event, bring food to share with everyone.

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OneDay Social Volunteering La B’Omer Party with People with Special Needs – a unique event for Lag Baomer – take part in the preparations of a party organized for people with special needs, followed by dancing, singing, eating tagether and sharing the feeling of belonging and being loved.

Friday Day 27/5:

‘Dance With Us’ Stand With Us Street Party Fundraiser @ Lillenblum 43 – Stand With Us are teaming up with Moonshine Cocktail Bar and Night Kitchen to throw an epic street party fundraiser. You’ll be sipping on drinks under the Friday afternoon sun, listen to cool tunes, and simultaneously be donating to a great cause. Bracelets are 30 NIS, which give you access to really cheap drinks.


Dikla Live @ Jaffa Port – huge free concert by Voice 3 superstar Dikla, plus a free yoga class and artisans market throughout the day.


Critical Mass bike ride and protest – We’re meeting up as usual on the last Friday of the month.
Because instead of improving, cycling conditions are only getting worse in this city, and we’re won’t stay silent or give up our freedom of movement.


Friday Night 27/5:

Rooftop Vegan Meal – as the sun sets and the weather is perfect, this special rooftop vegan dinner will have delicious food, quality alcohol and live jazz! Tickets 60 NIS.

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White City Shabbat Dinner @ 126 Ben Yehuda – Catered 3-Course Kosher Food, wine from the Golan Heights Winery, and Lots of L’Chaims for 20’s & 30’s Young Professional Tel Aviv Internationals, Lone Soldiers, and Young Sabras Like You. 85 NIS.

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

Saturday 28/5:

Amy Winehouse Tribute Concert @ Levontin 7 – some local singers performing all her greatest hits. 35 NIS.

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Documentary ‘Between Fences’ @ the Nalaga’at Center – part of Docaviv, this political documentary meets African asylum-seekers in a detention facility in the middle of the Negev desert, where they are confined by the state of Israel.


Docaviv Closing Party @ Abraham Hostel – after ten days of documentaries from around the world, and events all around the town, it’s time to party. Let’s get to know the filmmakers, talk to them, ask them questions and of course also to celebrate! … and as an added bonus, Abraham Hostel is a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Permanent Handout Spot!


Liquidmoon Rooftop Afternoon Party @ Kanta, Ibn Gvirol –  join us for a sophisticated afternoon of good vibes, drinks and the good people of Tel aviv. We are hosting a Special guest DJ for the Day. The day will start in a chilled atmosphere and progress as we watch the sun go down together from the rooftop. Entrance 50 NIS.


– Hoodna’s May Bazaar – South Tel Aviv’s coolest bar is back with it’s monthly second-band market, come and pick up some bargains – there will be second hand music, clothes and accessories, and of course beer and cool vibes.


Music, Art and Vinyl Sale @ Tailor Made – plus live performance from the Meat Eating Orchids.


– Looking to meet cool new people 1? Every Saturday the Tel Aviv Football and Beer Club meet for a kick about on Charles Clore Park (also Tuesday and Thursdays at Maze 11). They’re always looking for new players.


*** For more places to meet people check out Secret Tel Aviv’s Friends Blog Post ***

Sunday 29/5:

TLVFest (till 7th June) @ Cinematheque – Tel Aviv’s International LBGT Film Festival is a unique annual event taking place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque showcasing lesbian, bi, gay and trans films. The festival includes best film competitions, presentations from film makers, panel discussions and lots of other cool special events.


*** TLVFest is part of Tel Aviv Pride Week 2016 – check our Guide here ***

Protest Time @ Magen David Square (Allenby by the shuk) – ooooh, we’ve not had a good protest against the government for a while. This protest is against the new coalition with Lieberman.


Unite in Babylon Singing Circle @ Habima – chanting circle  with dozens of artists and hundreds of participants synchronized with dozens of circles around the world.

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Monday 30/5:

The Art of Tinder and Online Dating @ Rashi 17 – Jess Fass, the Fairy Godmother of Modern Dating in Tel Aviv, presents a one-night, INTERACTIVE, crash course in online dating in English. 40 NIS.


Tuesday 31/5:

Changity hosts a FIKA Break to Meet the Change Makers, Swedish Style @ The Tayelet – Changity invites you to come for a fika break, to spend a relaxing time with other change makers! This is the opportunity to have honest and open discussions with people who care about making a difference, meet new people and chill together at sunset.


SEO Meetup Tel Aviv @ Kupichka Ahad Haam – an after work for SEO professionals. We meet to have a drink and chat about the latest trends and to share experiences.


How To Start (Up) @ Ismi Salma – get advice on how to make your business idea into reality, with talks from top VCs (in Hebrew).

– Looking to meet cool new people? The Tel-Aviv Improv Workshop is a drop-in, low-pressure, recreational improvisational-theater workshop, that has been running weekly for the past 5 years. They meet every Tuesday, 19:45-22:00at Dubnov Park (or in the Dizengoff Center if the weather is bad).

*** For more places to meet people check out Secret Tel Aviv’s Friends Blog Post ***

Wednesday 1/6:

Wigstock @ Gan Meir – Featuring 20 of Israel’s best drag queens and kings performing the greatest Eurovision hits from the 70’s until today + some really really special guests!


*** Wigstock is part of Tel Aviv Pride Week 2016 – check our Guide here ***

Have you ever wanted to act in a play? The moment you have bene waiting for is finally here… you are invited to audition for the Stage’s upcoming short play festival. As it’s short plays there are less lines to remember, and it’s a great place to meet new people. Auditions also on Friday morning.


The pre-Midburn Israel trip kick off social drinks in Tel Aviv @ Abraham Hostel – Our group of international burners will start a week long tour of Israel before Midburn, visiting community projects in Israel and meeting fellow burners along the way… and as an added bonus, Abraham Hostel is a Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card Permanent Handout Spot!

Summer Club Opening Party: The Lighthouse opens in the Nemal – the newest club from the NOX Group!

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Thursday 2/6:

Groovestock Music Festival 2016 @ Sde Boker in the Negev (till 4th June) – A new addition to the Israel festival scene, Groovestock attracted thousands of revellers to its first festival in 2015. They were treated to groove, fund, hip-hop and beat-box by some top Israeli bands and DJs. Tickets 290-320 NIS.


Bar Kaymaa’s Closing Party! – one of Tel Aviv’s favourite vegan eating spots is closing its doors. Come and say goodbye!

– Pride Week – Tel A Beef @ Duplex – starting at 11pm all the way through to sunrise and beyond, this is one of this year’s main parties at this year’s Tel Aviv Pride Week – 3 dance floors, many bars, 3 play areas, sexy cruising spaces, and a roof balcony with a Jacuzzi, ice cream booth and more surprises to investigate.


*** Tel A Beed is part of Tel Aviv Pride Week 2016 – check our Guide here ***

Friday Day 3/6:

Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2016 – Tel Aviv’s 18th Pride Parade, this year the parade will be held under the slogan “Women for a Change” and will support the struggle to end discrimination and to honor women’s important contribution to the LGBT community and to the city in general. More than 180,000 people are expected to participate in the parade this year, among them are 30,000 gay tourists from all over the world.

Friday Night 3/6:

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

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