Shalom Tel Aviv! Another exciting week in Tel Aviv… carry on reading for info on hip-hop and jazz throughout the week, two clothes fairs on Friday, the Israeli book fair, and some cool exhibitions…

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– Hyperlinks: An Evening of Video After the Internet – A series of screenings of some of the best new-generation avant-garde new-media artists (in English) @ CCA. 10 NIS.

Compton’s Finest – Hip Hop night @ Ktovt

 Celebration of Words : Israeli Book Fair (until June 13th ) – Kikar Rabin hosts its annual book fair – with thousands of books (mostly in Hebrew), shows, and a beautiful famous book quotes wall!

Green Brothers Book Sale – 100 meters from Rabin Square, check out Green Brothers book sale – including 10 shekel books and special poetry books.

MindCET hosts LeVar Burton and Mark Wolf – calling all Trekkies (and techies) – learn how they raised $5.4m on a Kickstarter campaign to improve child literacy rates @ Wix. 100 NIS


– Barzilay crew host Dusty Kid at Bootleg @ awesome Italian techno DJ Dusty Kid returns to Israel with his new tunes!

– The Accessories Market (till Saturday) – Israel’s largest accessories market returns with clothes, bags, and lots more, from 65 of Israel’s newest designers. 10 NIS.

– Fashion Auction For Charity in Florentine – with clothes designed for Gal Gadot and many other Israel celebrities. Proceeds go to helping refugee children in South Tel Aviv. 

– Open Air Cinema by Teder and the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival – showing Hal Harley’s film Trust, followed by a talk by the director. 10 NIS. 
– Free Jazz Concert @ Hatachana – over 190 musicians will be performing throughout the evening.
Band Aid 3: Art Fair For a Good Cause (until Saturday) @ Hangar 2 Jaffa Port – over 150 works from Israel’s top artists (including Klone) in support of volunteer refugee clinics.

friday day (1)

Jazz on the Avenue – come and check out some cool live jazz on the corner of Ben Gurion Ben Yehuda, starting at 12pm.
OneDay TLV Community Garden Building – the One Day Social volunteers are back, this time helping to build a community garden. Have some fun, meet some great people, and do something good.
Bubble Parade on Rothschild – a huge happy parade with balloons, music and dancing for all the family… plus lots of bubbles!
Rooftop Party! – The 360 degree crew are back with a roof party… sun, alcohol, and watermelon! Near Rothschild.
Eli and the Chocolate Factory @ Hoodna Bar – awesome Israeli New Orleans jazz group perform at Florentine’s coolest bar. 

Outdoor Fitness Israel Training Room Opening – Tel Aviv’s favourite outdoor fitness gurus are opening a new indoor studio at Basel 34 – come and check it out. (read more about the guys here).

friday night

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

Shabbat Dinner at the Great Synagogue – communal shabbat dinner, 65 NIS.


Stickerz – urban one-day art exhibition of some really cool stickers from some of Israel’s top modern artists, including Pilpeled. Plus alcohol and music @ Mashoona Gallery.

Lucille Crew @ Pasaz – top Israeli funk hip-hop group Lucille Crew release their new single ‘Champions of Funk’.

– Champions League Final – Barcelona vs Juventus – shown in pretty much every bar and kiosk across Tel Aviv! Kick-off 9.45pm.

Festa Junina Brazilian Party – celebrate June the Brazilian way – with live Forro music, costumes, and local food @ Salsa Carlos. 70 NIS for unlimited beer.

Israel Tattoo Convention 2015 – huge tattoo and piercing art convention with live music, alcohol, and vegan food. All the best piercing and tattoo studios will work live all day. 70 NIS entry.

Grand Yiddish Klezmer Celebration @ the Central Bus Station – a great musical klezmorish celebration! 50 NIS.

rest of the week

Sunday (runs till June 14th)The official start of Tel Aviv Pride Week/ TLVFest – Pride Week begins on Sunday. Throughout the week Cinemateque hosts TLVFest, the LGBT Film Festival.

 Sunday –  Avishai Cohen and The Big Vicious @ Kuli Alma– rare show by international trumpeter Avishai Cohen.
SundayRothschild 9 Wine Club – wine tasting evening with a professional sommelier. 80 NIS.
Sunday and MondayBordel Total @ Barby – the circus is back with a 360 degree show.
TuesdayIncubus in Raanana – top American rock band Incubus return to Israel. Tickets 304 NIS.