Things to do in Israel next week

Precrastinate! Stay ahead of the game with our list of next week’s best events, all in one place

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You’ve got this week covered. But how about next week? Why not stay ahead of the game and mark down the cool events and things to do in Israel coming up in the near future before they’re sold out. From free art exhibitions to spending your shekels at unique markets and craft fairs that span the country, get out those daytimers and start planning because our editors have recommendations for everything. You won’t regret it. After all, we’re here to keep you in the know and away from the “FOMO.”

What's on next week

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Art, Installation

Zoo Tel Aviv

icon-location-pin Beit Ha'ir - Museum of the History of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv City Center
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Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the first zoo in Israel at this unique and multifaceted exhibition meant to inspire a love of life and animals. The exhibit features vivid, life-size statues as well as intricately beautiful and detailed murals and illustrations by some of Israel's most esteemed artists and creators. 
 Open until September, 10:00-16:00, Beit Ha’ir, 27 Bialik St, Tel Aviv

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Things to do, Exhibitions

The Art of the Brick - International Lego Exhibition

icon-location-pin Holon Toto Hall, Holon
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This highly-regarded exhibit of 3D LEGO sculptures is perfect for a family outing. Coming to Israel for the second time, the intricate work of New Yorker Nathan Sawaya will be on display at Holon Toto Hall from July 26 to August 31.

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Theater

“The Phantom of the Opera”

icon-location-pin Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv - Jaffa
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Grab your bike or rent a bike with Lime and take a quick ride to the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center to see the iconic Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera” while it stops in Tel Aviv on its world tour. If Broadway is your thing, you won’t want to miss this show while it’s here.

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Music, Music festivals

Klezmer Music Festival

icon-location-pin Old City of Tzfat, Safed
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The International Klezmer Festival, which has become a tradition in Jerusalem, brings together lovers of the genre and lovers of music of all kinds with the best musicians and Klezmer ensembles from Israel and abroad. The festival combines the world of melodies from small Jewish towns with international musical cultures and styles, as well as authentic klezmer performances of traditional Jewish music and performances and Klezmer combined with jazz, tango, rhythm & blues, and country music.

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Things to do, Festivals

Hutzot Hayotzer Festival

icon-location-pin Sultan's Pool, Mishkanot Sha'ananim
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The International Hutzot Hayotzer Art Festival returns to its 44th year, and as in every year, the colorful stands fill the Hutzot Hayotzer complex and the Sultan's Pool, opposite the Tower of David at the foot of the walls of the Old City. Hundreds of artists from Israel and around the globe participate in the festival and exhibit paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, weaving and textiles, alongside Judaica, toys, woodwork, art installations and giant outdoor sculptures. The festival also includes a children's area with special activities, artist workshops and meetings with artists from Israel and abroad, music performances, and culinary areas.

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Kids, Playgrounds

Lego Space Park

icon-location-pin Expo Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv - Jaffa
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Every year, this timeless summer attraction continues to innovate, surprise and thrill, but this year, this Lego Space Park is reaching new heights. This journey through the galaxy includes 3000 square meters of over 5 million Lego blocks which creates a complex, interactive experience where children and their families are invited to build their own Lego spaceships and land them on the moon.  

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Shopping, Markets and fairs

Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair

icon-location-pin Nachalat Binyamin

In one of the oldest districts in Tel Aviv, adjacent to the Carmel Market, Nahalat Binyamin Street has a wonderful now-not-so-well-known secret, which makes itself known twice a week. 

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Art, Fairs

International Arts and Crafts Fair

icon-location-pin Hutzot Hayotzer, Yemin Moshe
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Don’t miss one of Jerusalem’s most anticipated events of the summer where dozens of artists come together to present and sell their unique and innovative creations. From handcrafted watches to meticulously painted artwork, stroll through stands of local and international artisans’ work being sold by the artists themselves.

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Music, Jazz

7 Hot Spots to Catch a Jazz Show Every Single Night of the Week

Snap your fingers, tap your feet - because Tel Aviv is alive with beautiful be-bop and cross-rhythm from the jazz genre. As we see more and more special jazz nights popping up on the regular, we have rounded up our favorites, giving you the opportunity to take a hit of the stuff any night of the week. It’s time to add some scat and sax into your life, folks.

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