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HighlightsIsle of Dogs screening, world-renowned Russian composer Vladamir Martynov is in town, and Eviatar Banai concert at the Barby. .

Meetups: Watch Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion-animated film Isle of Dogs @ Canada Cinema, Learn to paint Winter Landscapes @ TLV Art StudioBake some loaves of love @ Chabad, pre-election innovation panel with Kahol Lavan MKs @ Drama (Hebrew), Join the Circle of Life @ Shevet, and Practice your public speaking @ Google (Hebrew). More Meetups.

Concerts: The Russian M.Art Festival continues with one of the most prominent composers in Russia today Vladamir Martynov’s dedication to Purcell @ Israel Conservatory of Music, Eviatar Bani’s Winter Tour makes a stop @ Barby, Experience a live trance show with Gayla @ Bar Giora, Raashan Pre-Purim show with Tamar Aphek and Jonz @ Papaito, and SYZYGYX open up their Euro tour in Israel @ Tmuna Theater. More Concerts.

PartiesBauhaus Party with Nu Guinea @ Herzl 16, Celebrate two years of Love Foundation @ SUB TLVDark 80’s Party @ Gargarin, and Late Night parties with La Noche Blanca @ HaOman 17, and The Inner Circle @ The BlockMore Parties.


HighlightsThe Tel Aviv Marathon12th Annual Scrabble Tournament, and a shabbat dinner for everyone.

Tel Aviv Marathon: Join 45,000 runners on Friday morning’s Tel Aviv Marathon,  a multi-course running festival, passing through the most exciting places in the city of Tel Aviv, including the seashore, Tel Aviv Port, Jaffa Port, white city, main streets and boulevards. Good luck to all the runners! Not running? Show your support along the way – a high 5 can make all the difference – and review the course here. Check out more of Tel Aviv’s biggest annual events in our guide.

Around Town: Put your vocab to the test at the 12th Annual Scrabble Tournament @ Gan Meir, Take a ride with Critical Mass @ Kikar Rabin, Enjoy a Greek lunchtime celebration with Yanukis Tavern @ Cuckoo’s Nest, See what Woodstock in Brazil was like with a screening of Taking Iacanga @ Cinemateque, and Keren Ann celebrates 20 years of music @ Charles Bronfman AuditoriumMore Events.

Shabbat Dinners: Leave your Vegan friends at home and Enjoy a Steak Shabbat Dinner @ Kerem House, Sip on some tea and talk about Brexit at The Great British Shabbat Dinner @ ITV, and Bring in Shabbat with Love and a Vegan Communal Dinner @ ShevetMore Religious Events.


Highlights: Fun event at the Jaffa Flea Market with the Hounds of Love CrewMarsh Dondurma Middle Eastern jazz fun @ HaEzor, and afternoon parties with Red Axes and TEDER .

Around Town: Prepare for Purim at the Giant Costumes Fair @ Hoodna Bar, Meet local artists and chill at the CluBazaar @ The Block, Pay tribute to a great Yogi @ Shraddah Yoga, and come together for an evening of Stories, Music, and Soup @ The Flea MarketMore Events.

Concerts: Meet the new Israeli/Brazilian band Donatos @ Hoodna, Ukrainian metal band Jinjer is back @ Reading 3, Marsh Dondurma’s winter tour makes a stop @ HaEzor, and catch a punk show with Tabarnak @ Drama. More Concerts.

Parties: Get a panoramic view with Red Axes @ HaArbaa TowersTrip out @ TEDERRooftop Brunch Party @ Country ClubBe Happy in the City @ Sputnik, and you can’t have a Drag Show without Kuli AlmaMore Parties.


HighlightsHuge Midburn Purim Party in Secret Location in Central Tel Aviv, Nefesh B’Nefesh brunch meetup, and pre-election parties.

MeetupsNefesh BNefesh hosts The Stage in their monthly HaBrunch Series meetup, Get ready for the elections with a screening of Jews – Third Time with Q&A @ The Prince (Hebrew), and The M.Art festival presents The Autumn of my Springtime @ Suzanne DellalMore Meetups.

Concerts: Hip Hop favorite Soul J and his band are back to take over Kuli Alma, and We’re Jammin’ with the 12 Tribes SoundSystem @ HaEzor. More Concerts.

Parties: There’s no work tomorrow because of the election! Get the Purim madness started with The Midburn Purim Event, and Party for the Elections with Rager Corner of Dizengoff @ Trask and Bisi Elections Hangover Party @ Ozen BarMore Parties.


Highlights: There’s loads going on today! There’s the Election – get out and vote, Cafe Xoho celebrates it 10th birthday, Lionel Richie is in townMike’s Place hosts a talent show, and there’s cool election events at Meshek Barzilai and with Alan Dershowitz.

Elections: Get out and vote! Third time’s the charm! That’s right, it’s Election Day…again. Get out to the polls because eventually your vote does matter, and afterwards it’s a day off!

Around Town: Cafe Xoho Celebrates 10 years with a tasty Birthday party (see point below), Meet Alan Dershowitz for an Election Q&A @ Hangar 11, Party at Meshek Barzilai’s Election Day African Fest, Pick up a costume at the Purim Market Fair @ Salon Bagdad, and Find your Player2 at Fight Night @ LVLUP Games Bar. More Events.

Concerts: Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Yes Lionel, we’re here. The Legendary music artist Lionel Richie debuts in Israel to perform all of his hits @ Menorah Arena, and Take the stage and show everyone what you’re made of at the Mike’s Place Talent Show. Check our more International Concerts this Summer.


Our favorite place for breakfast, lunch and cookies, Cafe XoHo is celebrating its 10th birthday! Like any proper birthday, they will have delicious food, and there will be much alcohol and live music as well, so after you vote come and say hi!  You can also pick up your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card while you are there and have one of their amazing cookies for free with every meal! Happy birthday… Thank you for all the amazing work you do for the International Community in Tel Aviv!


HighlightsIndian Cooking workshop @ Kerem HouseHila Ruach @ Kuli AlmaYossi Fine & Ben Ayalon @ Barby, and The Young Artists of the Bolshoi @ The Israel Opera House.

Meetups:  Find out Why VCs Invest in Proptech @ Microsoft Reactor (Hebrew), Learn Grant Writing 101 @ Dov Hoz Community Center, Meet the Pioneers of Hebrew Electronic Music with Electro Nest @ Cuckoo’s Nest, Join the Indian Cooking Workshop @ Kerem House, and for all the Ladies don’t miss the Purim Improv Dance Workshop for Women @ TAISMore Meetups.

ConcertsSHAYA plays songs from her personal notebook @ The Prince, Iftach Even celebrates a new album @ HaEzor, Hila Ruach Future Shock Show takes off @ Kuli Alma, Party with Yossi Fine and Ben Ayalon @ Herzl 16, Love Your Witch launches a new album with some Turkish Delight @ Barby, and Join the Samba Circle with Roda da Samba @ Shaffa Bar. More Concerts.

Culture Corner: A little culture goes a long a way! Meet The Young Artists of the Bolshoi Theatre @ The Israel Opera House as a part of the M.Art Festival, and Drunk Classics present: Romeo and Juliet the improvised drunk version @ Hoodna BarMore Cultural Events.


Highlights: Top concerts with MaloxNomke, and Roots and Roads.

Meetups: Learn all about adding AI to your Applications @ Microsoft Reactor (Hebrew), Show your support for Women’s Day at the Make the Creator Event @ Neve Schechter, and Find out how Fake News spreads like wild fire with Gil Shenhar @ Polly (Hebrew). More Meetups.

ConcertsMalox release their much anticipated Shit to Gold album @ Barby, Tamar Sue plays folk rock @ The Prince, Nomke launches a new album @ TEDER, Rock out with Roots and Roads @ HaEzor, and Saffek celebrates a new EP @ Levontin 7. More Concerts.

Parties: Celebrate International Women’s Day with a Beyonce Purim Party @ Buxa, Purim starts early with the Soul Surfers Purim Party @ I Sup Surf, and meet some new friends at a rooftop party @ Roof_TlvMore Events.


This year Purim falls on a Monday night (9th February), so we’ve got a whole week of parties, starting next Friday with the huge Purim Street Party in Charles Clore Park (formerly held in Kikar HaMedina). We’re super excited, so we made a guide to the Best Purim Parties in Tel Aviv, for all the best events happening in (and out) of the city! Stay tuned… this guide is constantly being updated! Looking for costume ideas? Check out the Best Purim Costumes 2019.


Our favorite English-speaking performing arts community The Stage are back with a hilarious new show ‘Miscast 3: Now with Poppy Seeds‘ on March 7th and March 10th – get your tickets now before they run out! The fun identity-bending musical revue takes your expectations about who should sing what kind of song and turns them on their head, all to uproarious results. Just in time for Purim, of course! Featuring Broadway show tunes from some of your favorite musicals, including Hamilton, The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray and more, Miscast 3 is guaranteed to make you grin and giggle all evening long. Check out more amazing Tel Aviv communities here.


We had a blast at last week’s Secret Tel Aviv Jobs + Education Fair, it was great meeting so many of you in person! We hope it was a good event for you, check out all the companies and schools here. The Jobs Board is up to date, check out a record 2,200 jobs, start applying today! Pic from the super-talented Steven Winston of Gal from WalkMe, check out WalkMe’s open jobs here.


It’s been another great week in the best Group on Facebook. Check out some of the funniest posts, beautiful pics, looking for love posts, coronavirus watch, and heartwarming posts…

Beautiful Tel Aviv photos: Yarkon River by community favorite Gilad (pic above) and Julieta, two clever photos by Ira in Jaffa and Azrieli Towers, and of course more great phots by Yosi.

Hilarious Posts: Two kinds of Tel Aviv men (pic above), who’s the genius graffiti artist (pic above), taglit vs aliyah, this is not my baby, pizza hut is moving, things you won’t see in Tel Aviv, Purim costume Fair in Dizengoff, road signs in the periphery, special visitor has flown in, and looking for love.

Coronavirus Watch: Favorite Purim costumes 2020 (pic above), South Korean tourist map, and something new is in the air.

The New Grinder: Looking for love posts by Tomer, Omer, and Yuval.

Heartwarming Posts: Tasty home-made soup in Dizengoff square, when your dad is a photographer and a bulldog fan, and Kiril continues his beach cleanup (you rock! – check out our beach cleanup in June here).

Thanks everyone for sharing!

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