From top events during the next week to the best new bars and shops, celebrate everything amazing about our beautiful city. By Secret Tel Aviv.
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FRESH PAINT IS BACK 🎨
Launch event this weekend at Teder!
The Fresh Paint Art Fair is back! Fresh Paint is Tel Aviv’s largest art event and takes place each year in a cool new venue, each time showcasing dozens of Israeli artists. This week they announced Fresh Paint 2021 @ Sylvan Adams National Velodrome from October 21 to 26 – get your tickets now! Kicking off the event is a launch party this weekend at Teder (Thursday-Saturday) called ‘Exposure’, with 40 up-and-coming Israeli artists exhibiting their work for the first time. Check out more info on Teder’s event this weekend and the main event later in the month.
TATTOO FEST 👨🎤
The best ink and body art in Tel Aviv!
Time to get that tattoo you always wanted… this weekend (Thur-Fri) make your way to B-Side Tel Aviv for Israel’s Tattoo and Body Art Festival. More than 40 tattoo, piercing and body-art artists will show off their works and compete! Ticket-buyers can get tattooed, pierced, or go through a body painting session during the two days of appreciation. Live music, circus performers, firefighters, fashion stalls and food stalls will also be there. Check out more info on Tattoo Fest!
Films by Olim, about Olim, for Olim!
Olim experience on the big screen! Tonight is the opening event of DocOlim @ Tel Aviv Cinematheque, with a screening and dance performance. Celebrate Aliyah Week 2021 next week with film screenings each evening October 10-14. The films will explore, celebrate, and spotlight the unique experiences of ‘Olim Chadeshim’ in Israel. Soviet break dancers, Holocaust survivors, Operation Solomon, and more will be presented at DocOlim 2021!
FREE CONCERT TONIGHT 🎶
Persian sounds from Liraz Charchi
This week kicks off the Mosaic Music Festival at the beautiful Kikar Kidumim in Jaffa – every Thursday in October there are free outdoor concerts with amazing artists. This week it’s the turn of singer Liraz Charchi who arrives in Kedumim Square after world-wide travels for a mesmerizing show that combines traditional Persian sounds and contemporary electronic beats. For more cool concerts check out the Secret Tel Aviv website.
TOP DJ AT KULI TONIGHT 🇫🇷
From France, check out Thylacine!
Kuli is switching things up tonight. You know a DJ must be dope when Kuli moves their hip hop Thursday from center stage to the pink room! Direct from France, in partnership with Institut Francais, Thylacine will be taking over center stage with his mesmerizing tunes and instrumental ensembles. Check out the event here and check out the website for more cool parties.
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNERS 🙌
Celebrate Shabbat in Style!
Meet new people and get a good meal (or cocktail) this Friday night! The amazing Kerem House hosts a Shabbat dinner for young professionals or there’s a dinner for young Olim @ NBN TLV. Cap the night off with a cocktail with Bar Kochva’s First Friday. Cocktails, small bites, and Shabbat celebrations! Check out more cool meetups on the Secret Tel Aviv website.
BABYLON SINGING CIRCLE 🌎
Saturday night at Habima
The Unite in Babylon Singing Circle is back on Sunday night at Habima. Dozens of artists and hundreds of participants synchronized with dozens of circles around the world. The idea is to join together at city centers, at a place that is open for the public, and sing songs that everyone can join and sing along. You don’t need to know a song or the lyrics. You just need to join a few hundred people to sing together as one. Check out the event here.
BEFORE THE DEMOLITION 💣
Next week a unique exhibition
Between Yehuda HaMaccabi and Pinkas there is an avenue called Smuts, with a row of buildings that has been emptied of its occupants. Prior to their demolition, the buildings will be inhabited for 3 evenings with a one-time artistic event which deals with the moment between the demolition of the old and the construction of the new. Between the moment that does not exist and the moment that there is. In the interval between. The facades of the three buildings, which have 18 balconies, will become an organ of lights and huge projections. We divided Building 21 into three floors: Chaos, Heaven and Expulsion from Heaven. Each floor will deal with a chronological stage of the creative process, and the audience is invited to become a part of it. Read more.
SURF FILM FESTIVAL 🏄
Snapt4 Mediterranean premiere!
A special Mediterranean premiere! Next Wednesday the Tel Aviv Surf Film Festival returns with outdoor screenings at Gan HaPisga in Old Jaffa. Grab a blanket and check out the screening of ‘7 Lessons From Japan‘, then stay for the premier screening of ‘Snapt4‘ starring 15 of the world’s best surfers all competing for the best video clip, with $50k on the line for first place! BYOB…
INDNEGEV IS NEXT WEEK ⛺
We can’t wait, starts next Thursday
Festival season is back and it’s calling your name! Starting tonight expand your imagination with the Imagine Desert Rave in Desert Ashram (Thu-Sat), or connect on deeper levels with the For Love Mini Fest in the Dead Sea (Thu-Fri). Next Thursday Israel’s largest music festival is finally here… InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. Check out the Secret Tel Aviv festival calendar!
LEVONTIN 7 🍻
Our underground Venue of the Week!
This week we enter the depths of rock ‘n’ roll… Tel Aviv’s popular grunge basement concert hall has made a name for itself as a haven of respected artists and a neighborhood bar for local creatives to hangout. Oh, and vegan pizza and a live show or two every night! Tonight go on a Journey to Poland with Yuval Mendelson; on Saturday Boaz Krauser debuts new songs; Sunday check out Daniel Dor’s mythical ensemble; Monday play with Igor Krutogolov’s Toy Orchestra; and on Tuesday Ollie Danon in a special show before Mika Sade’s 360 performance!
WORK HARD PLAY HARD 💪
The Israeli jobs market is going crazy!
Looking for a new challenge? There’s never been a better time to find a better hi-tech job in Israel. A record 3,400 open positions on our Jobs Board with loads of new jobs popping up every day. We only work with Israel’s best companies, so we are confident these are all amazing opportunities! Find your dream job – Start applying today!
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK 📸
Tel Aviv You’re Beauitful
Tel Aviv’s best photographers have been hitting the beach this week. Check out Guy’s photo of Jaffa Beach (above), Suzi’s sunset photo from Tel Baruch Beach, Laurence’s video, Arik’s night picture, and of course more amazing photos and videos by Yosi. Thanks everyone for sharing!
STORIES OF THE WEEK 🏆
Uplifting Stories from the Group
The special thing about Secret Tel Aviv is the people. When someone has a question, shares a touching story, seeks support, or asks for help, hundreds of amazing people respond. Feel the love with Almog’s story from the shuk (pic above), Maya’s grandma transformation, Inbar and Boris, Omri and Eric, house hunting from Wael and Julia and Kiara, and Alex and Ilona are looking for friends. For hundreds more amazing stories check out the group every day!
FUNNY POSTS 😂
The funniest posts and memes
Squid Game took over Secret Tel Aviv this week, with memes from Eliran (above), Ilana, Ben and Liron. For more laughs check out Tel Aviv parking problems, Saturday morning stroll to rob Shilav, the daily struggle, Tel Aviv dogs, Tel Aviv tinder, and mazal tov Sarit Hadad!