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Highlights: Israeli rock legend Fortis is back @ The Barby, Huge Kolot Me Africa House Party @ Florentin House, and Space Meetup @ Google Campus (in Hebrew).

Meetups: Learn about coffee at Stimuli @ Waycup (Hebrew), get nerdy at the Space School of Israel Meetup @ Google (Hebrew), and get a taste of Spanish Paella @ HoodnaMore Meetups.

ConcertsFortis 2020 @ BarbyNathan Goshen @ Hangar 11, and hipster favorite TEDER Hosts three shows:  Kiki MalinkiDiwan Krew Label Launch, and TamvinMore Concerts.

Parties: If your Sylvester hangover passed, get back in gear and party hard with the 12 Tribes of Dub @ HaEzorKolot Me Afica House Party @ Florentin HouseNew Years Ball 2020 @ Duplex, and Communa @ The BlockMore Parties.


Highlights: Favorite rooftop bar The Prince hosts a Daytime Party, do your bit for the environment with a PFI Beach Cleanup, and party with Women’s rugby team The Amazons.

Party: Tel Aviv underground’s finest creative minds are joining forces for an afternoon full of Live Music, Dj Sets, Tattoos, Fashion, Video Art, and Exhibitions at Next Gen Takeover @ The Prince.

Meetups: Volunteer with the PFI Beach Cleanup @ Park MidronMeet the choreographers  @ Suzanne Dellal (Hebrew), and meet the The Amazon Rugby Team @ FiftyMore Meetups.

Concerts: Jah legend Mosh Ben Ari performs @ Zappa TLV, and Music Marathons at Bar Giora and Ozen BarMore Concerts.

Shabbat Dinners: Celebrate with Wine and Dine @ Inspired TLVMore Religious Events.


Highlights: Get a taste of China at the Made in China Festival, check out Israeli rock legend Aviv Gefen @ Hangar 11, and TEDER hosts an audio visual Soviet Special Party.

Around Town: The World Food Market crew are back with a special event Celebrating China @ T-House Saloon – Enjoy Authentic Chinese cuisine, performances, and special cocktails.

Concerts: Live music with Tiger Lillies @ GargarinGuy Mazig returns to the BarbyAbro Album Launch @ HaEzor, and Aviv Gefen brings some friends to Hangar 11More Concerts.

Parties: Keep the party going with Samba da Massa @ Ala RampaRock Fest @ ZimmerSnowy Dancehall Reggae Party @ BuXa, and a Soviet Special @ TEDERMore Parties.


Highlights: Hang out with the skate girls at the Roller Derby Party, get cultured with a special performance by the Israel Philharmonic, and check out Israeli Piano trio Shalosh @ Kuli.

Meetups: Join fellow Olim for Brunch at HuBrunch @ NBN, and celebrate Girl Power with Rock n’ Roll and Roller Derby @ Levontin 7More Meetups.

Concerts: Plenty of music to start the week off on a good beat. Up and coming musician Shy-lee Tal brings a winter performance to Ozen BarThe Israel Philharmonic Orchestra returns to HaBimaI was a Bastard gets hot and heavy @ Herzl 16, and Shalosh presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde @ Kuli AlmaMore Concerts.


HighlightsFree Hummus @ Hummus Shel Tehina on Ahad Haam!

Meetups: Celebrate Hummus Day @ Hummus Shel Tehina, Make your own Lip Balm @ DIYTLVDiscuss the Climate Crisis @ Mazeh 9 (Hebrew), Get some New Business Tips @ NBN, learn more about Iraqi Jewish Heritage Night @ Kerem House, and get on your dancing shoes at the Lindy Social Night @ SuramareMore Meetups.

Concerts: If you want to catch a show in the evening, you’re in luck… Mayor Live @ Cuckoo’s Nest, and Rock out with Powersnap @ Herzl 16More Concerts.


HighlightsIt’s a great day to meet new people! Audition for new English-Language playMeet amazing women, and Chill out at Community Meditation Night.

Meetups: Top English-language community theater The Stage are auditioning for their latest play Miscast 3 @ Bet Yad L’Banim (also Weds), save your cushion at Community Meditation Night @ Shraddha Yoga (English), School of Shine’s Writers Circle @ ANU, and Hi-tech meetup Indie TLV Hack Night @ Google (Hebrew). More Meetups and Places to Meet People Guide.

ConcertsOasis Tribute Show @ Dancing CamelMinus Zero releases a new song @ Kuli Alma, and The Rejoicer Trio play songs of old and new @ Herzl 16. More Concerts.


HighlightsWhat a night for live shows! Check out Israeli band Antartica @ Barby, legends Yossi Babliki and Ehud Banai @ HaEzorHalav Av @ TEDER, and Angelcy’s Rotem Bar Or! Plus The King returns to Mike’s Place!

MeetupsThe Weekend is so close, you can smell it. In the mean time, keep busy with these awesome meetups! Get creative with Macrame Workshop @ GRDN (Hebrew), Make Homemade Remedies @ TLV Makers (Hebrew), Participate in a one of a kind performance workshop @ TINAU, and Speed Friending @ Kerem HouseMore Meetups.

Concerts: Pay tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll @ Mike’s Place, Celebrate 30 years of Antartica @ BarbyYossi Babliki brings Special Guests to HaEzorElectro Arab Rock Night @ Levontin 7Halav Av Album Launch @ TEDER, and Rotem Bar Or live @ The Prince.


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.


Secret Tel Aviv finished the year in style… Here are some of our favorite posts from the last two weeks! Christmas and Hanukkah featured heavily, we loved Ilana’s photo of vegan sufganiyot (pic above), Yosi’s amazing photos of the Christmas Tree in Jaffa, Eli’s new art masterpiece, Aldo’s Mexican hanukkiah, Sharon’s Tel Avivi hanukkiah, and all the regular Christmukkah joke pics by Kobi, Ronny, Matt, Dedi, and Kelly! We also had some beautiful photos: thanks Eran (pic above), Bat-El and Rotem, Larisa, and Alan; and some hilarious observations from around town including Zuma’s Israeli winter shoe collection (pic above), Raya’s I wish I was blue (pic above), Oxana spotted the cutest dog ever, and Anya found a strange murder scene. Last but not least, thanks Jacob for your amazing community initiative! Thanks everyone for sharing!


That’s right, here’s your chance to win tickets to Like a Boss, starring Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne, and Tiffany Haddish. We’ve got 5 pairs (2) of tickets to give away to a special pre-screening next Wednesday (January 8th) at Yes Planet Ayalon at 9.30pm. 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!

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