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May's hottest hand-picked events

Get out your smartphones and mark these events down in your calendars

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It's May, and that only means one thing...festival season! From Israel's wild version of Burning Man down south to Tel Aviv's unique Open House event and a lineup of roaring concerts like Jacob Collier and Justin Bieber, May's got it all. While it's time to start taking advantage of the beaches in Israel, you can also take a break from the heat with a new Jewish art gallery or pop-up food market. Embrace the May-hem with this month's top things to do in Israel.

The best things to do in Israel in the month of May

Open House Tel Aviv: the largest architectural event in Israel opens its doors to the public this May

With a unique look at the connection between the community and urban spaces, hundreds of tours will be held from May 18-20 for the general public....and all for FREE! This annual Tel Aviv event is part of the 'Open House' umbrella that takes place all across the world. It's a simple but powerful concept: showcasing outstanding architecture for all to experience at zero cost. Open House invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed building.

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By: Sol Gruffy


As with many of Naharin's performances, the choreographer keeps details to a minimum to increase the audience's anticipation and heighten their live experience. This brand new performance creates a conversation between the Batsheva company, one that is exciting, unknown, and beautiful. An added ballroom dance aspect creates a fresh feel and atmosphere in the Suzanne Dellal Center.

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Rebecca Crown Hall (in the Jerusalem Theatre) , Talbiya Until Saturday July 22 2017
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