June's hottest hand-picked events

Your Israeli cheat sheet: quell your inner FOMO with our checklist of must-do events

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By Time Out Israel Editors |

The best things to do in Israel this month

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Geva Alon

This local singer-songwriter/ heartthrob is one of the most unique voices in Israeli music. Among all the known songs from his career, he will also be performing new songs from his forthcoming album.

June 5, Zappa Club, 24 Raoul Wallenberg St, Tel Aviv (zappa-club.co.il)

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The hot DJ duo arrive in Israel for the first time, after conquering England, Australia, Ibiza, and the United States. There is no festival in the world where the pair have not performed. Get ready to dance to their hit song “Cola.”

 June 6, Hangar 11 (eventer.co.il)

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Jerusalem March For Pride & Tolerance

The Jerusalem Pride March will celebrate the great diversity of the LGBTQ community from all sectors, beliefs, backgrounds, identities, and genders.

June 6, all day, Jerusalem, free , FB event

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Doof Festival

In its 16th edition, this shanty festival celebrates the freedom to be happy – blasting a mutual love for music and nature in an ultimate experience that triggers all of the senses.

June 7-9, doof-festival.com

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This harvest holiday commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and locals and tourists alike typically bask in the perfect weather, indulge in customary dairy-based foods and participate in the festivals and parades that pop up all over the country to celebrate.

June 8-June 9. All over Israel

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Tel Aviv Pride Week

Dubbed one of the gayest cities in the world, it is no surprise that the annual Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade is the event of the year. Join in the festivities all week as thousands of people come together to celebrate their truest identity, singing and dancing through streets Tel Aviv streets during the parade (June 14), before finally reaching Gordon Beach where the lively vibe turns into an all-out vibrant, show-stopping carnival.

June 9-June 16, Tel Aviv. FB EVENT

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Cyber Week 2019

Cyber Week is a large annual international cybersecurity event, hosted each year at Tel Aviv University. Over the past eight years, Cyber Week has become internationally acclaimed as one of the top cybersecurity events globally.

June 23-June 27, 9:00-17:00, Tel Aviv University. cyberweek.tau.ac.il

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TLV Cocktail Week

Dozens of bars, hundreds of events, and thousands of cocktails will blend into a week filled with the city’s favorite pasttime – going out and getting rowdy. Score a digital tag that allows you to drink cocktails at dozens of bars at a fixed price of NIS 25, while also registering you to enter a host of events, party workshops, and exclusive activities for the whole celebratory week.

June 23-29, all over Tel Aviv (tlvcw.co.il)

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Things to do, Festivals

Festival of Light

icon-location-pin The Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Old City

It offers a celebration of lights and colors between the alleys, walls, and impressive buildings that inhabit it. The festival, which stars in the prestigious list of light festivals held around the world, provides an artistic and dramatic dimension to nightly assets.

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Reggie Watts

Comedian, musician, vocal artist, performer, and “one of the 50 greatest comedians of all time,” according to Rolling Stone magazine, Reggie Watts arrives for the first time in Israel.

June 26, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv (2207.kupat.co.il)

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