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Secret Tel Aviv Newsletter – DLD Tel Aviv Special

10th September to 18th September 2014 

Shalom Tel Aviv!

What a crazy few weeks we have ahead of us!  Starting on Sunday we have the weeklong hi-tech carnival that is DLD Tel Aviv. This beautiful mish-mash of events includes the DLD Tel Aviv itself, Cities Summit Tel Aviv, and happenings across the City!

In two weeks it is Rosh Hashanah – we have details of two communal dinners below in the Secret Tel Aviv Tickets section. For a full list of International friendly synagogues for the chagim click here (thanks Deborah Danan).

Also in the tickets section, we have details of concerts by some of Israel’s top performers, including HaDag Nahash on Thursday night, Balkan Beat Box on 20/9, and Rock in the Afternoon on 26/9.

Oh, and of course we have all our regular weekly events – including Tel Aviv’s Beer Festival, a huge party at Rothschild 12 on Friday, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performing this week, and a midnight naked swim on Tuesday!



* Looking for an awesome party? The Kibbutz in the Nemal celebrates its 5th birthday with some amazing drinks offers, including cava for only five shekels

* Mmmmmmmmm, Beeeeer! Tel Aviv’s Beer Festival is back, with over 200 local beers, workshops and a BBQ – at HaTachana tonight and tomorrow

* Have an idea for a performance-based activity? Then The Stage is the figurative pregnant woman to birth your idea into a reality! The Stage is a performing arts community and we want to hear from you! Come have your say at our first ever Idea Generation Meetup

* Looking for some Funk and Soul? Check out DJ Bright Funk at Habar Kayma

* Learn how to be a ninja! Long in the making, the first class of Katori Shinto Ryu in Tel Aviv is happening! Swordsmanship, staff, spear and more (Hebrew)



* If you want to experience some Israeli music, a great place to start is HaDag Nahash – performing tonight (Thursday) at the Barby

* Looking to party with all the cool people? The awesome Hadap promoters are back with a one-time event at The Bootleg – warning – expect long queues if you turn up late

* Hipsters are cool too! Hipster hangout Teder FM are going back in time with some of the classics

* Hip-hop hooray! Pasaz are back with some trueschool hip hop, funk, and soul disco

* Travel back in time to hoverboards and flying cars… Cinema Park Outdoor Cinema kicks off the season with a showing of ‘Back to the Future’



* This one promises to be HUGE! Celebrating 12, Rothschild 12 celebrates September 12th with a festival of live music – for a great review check out Midnight East, for more great blog posts check out the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine

* Back from Burning Man, the MidBurn crew are organizing a weekend of live music and good vibes at Habonim Beach (opens midday Friday till Saturday)

* Learn to cook ‘Asian, Mediterranean, and everything in between’ with Eli Shtein, famed chef from Herbert Samuel and Taizu… brought to you by Kitchen Rendez-Vouz – 2pm-5pm (tickets are 260 NIS)


Friday Night:

* Join hundreds of Olim and Israelis this Friday and every Friday night at the Tel Aviv International Synagogue for their acclaimed Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat – followed by champagne Kiddush


DLD Tel Aviv and the Rest of the Week:

* Saturday 13th – The amazing Lady Gaga is performing in Tel Aviv on 13th September at Park Hayarkon!!! There are still tickets left for 375 NIS

* Saturday 13-20 – Running all week is the DLD Tel Aviv Digital Conference. The awesome tech blog NoCamels have written a great article on all the top events this year – for more articles by NoCamels check the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine

* Saturday 13th – Kicking off the DLD Tel Aviv Festival is the Socialize14 Open Tech Party! Bringing together some of Israel’s top DJs with some of Israel’s top tech-geeks, at Papaito Music Complex- tickets are 60 NIS on the door, or free if you use the promo code in the event page (while it lasts)

* Saturday 13th – Who’s up for a rooftop afternoon party?! Casino San Remo and the Caribbean Connection present ‘Hotel Miami Rooftop Afternoon Party

* Saturday 13-20 – Utopia 2014, Israel’s International Festival of Science Fiction, runs all week – Midnight East have written as awesome review, for more great blog posts check out the Secret Tel Aviv Magazine

* Sunday 14th – One of the most famous crooners of all time, Tony Bennett performs at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre, there are still tickets left for 224 NIS

* Monday-Tuesday 15-16th – The 5th Cities Summit – ‘Cracking the Innovation Code’ – the Summit brings together a group of city administrators and entrepreneurs from all over the world to discuss and analyze the growing trends in today’s technological innovations (Registration required)

* Tuesday-Wednesday 16-17th – the main DLD Tel Aviv Conference – there are a few tickets left but they are crazy expensive at 1,770 NIS

* Tuesday 16th – Rothschild Boulevard Urban Happening – with DLD Tel Aviv events planned on the Boulevard, and parties in most of the bars, expect Rothschild to be a fun place to be on Tuesday night

* Tuesday 16th – Absolut Triple continues at Abraxas – a night of unexpected and spontaneous musical collaborations

* Tuesday 16th – The amazing hi-tech guru Jeff Pulver hosts his latest Tel Aviv networking ‘breakfast’ at Tailor Made at 7pm – register on Eventbrite

* Tuesday 16th – Art*Star Tuesdays host a special exhibition to celebrate the three year anniversary of Spencer Tunick’s Dead Sea Installation – followed by a naked swim at midnight

* Tuesday 16th – Meetup on ‘Thinking about Her – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Romance’ – expect discussions on Human-computer interaction and future or relationships, gender and technology, e-motions, post-humanistic thought, gaming and much more

* Tuesday 16th – Open Startup Tel Aviv introduces some of Tel Aviv’s newest startups to the public

* Wednesday 17th – Garage Geeks ‘Meet the Leaders at DLD’ at Hatachana

* Wednesday 17th – New shop ‘La Maison du Savon’ are celebrating their opening with a cocktail evening

* Thursday 18th – ‘What’s the Situation?’ – a talk about burning social economic issues with some top panellists (Hebrew) @ Ismi Salma

* Thursday 18th – ConnecTLV Rosh Hashana Mega Party


Secret Tel Aviv Tickets

** 26/9 – Barby Rocks! Once a month, on a Friday afternoon, Barby are bringing some top up-and-coming Israeli rock bands to the masses for only 53 NIS – what better way to bring in the weekend?! On the 26/9 it is Chaya Miller and Bucharest

** 24/9 – The Tel Aviv International Synagogue and Gvahim cordially invite to Rosh HaShanah Dinner with Rabbi Ariel and Family! (120 NIS)

** 24/9 – White City Shabbat Erev Rosh Hashana Dinner (90 NIS)

* 11/9 – If you want to experience some Israeli music, a great place to start is HaDag Nahash, performing at the Barby (93 NIS)

* 12/9 – Kitchen Rendez-Vous brings you a lesson from Chef Eli Shtein (Herbert Samuel, Taizu) on Asian, Mediterranean, and everything in between (260 NIS)

* 13/9 – The amazing Lady Gaga is performing in Tel Aviv on 13th September at Park Hayarkon!!! (375 NIS)

* 14/9 – One of the most famous crooners of all time, Tony Bennett performs at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre on the 14th September (224 NIS)

* 18/9 – HaStudia Drink and Draw – Been staring at that drawing kit you don’t use anymore? Need to work on your portfolio? Don’t want to drink wine alone? (110 NIS)

* 18/9 – Riff Cohen is an Israeli singer, songwriter, actress, and musician who performs songs in Hebrew and French (75 NIS)

* 19/9 – Kitchen Rendez-Vous cooking workshop with Popina’s Chef Orel Kimchi (290 NIS)

* 19/9 – Join Sarah from the Art blog Oh So Arty on her next Art Tour around Rothschild galleries (120 NIS)

* 19/9 – CTLV Graffiti and Street Art Tour around South Tel Aviv (70 NIS)

* 19/9 – CTLV Tour of the Central Bus Station – bat caves, dungeons, and buses  (70 NIS)

* 20/9 – Balkan Beat Box are performing a the Barby! (113 NIS)

* 9/10 – Shlomo Artzi performing in the park in Raanana (174 NIS)

* 18/10 – The amazing Red Band perform at the Barby (83 NIS)

* 5-10 / 11 – ‘Cats’, one of the most successful musicals ever, is coming to Tel Aviv this November! (200 NIS)


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