Things to do in Israel this week

Discover the very best things to do over the next seven days, from cultural events to live music and more

Karolina © Ron Kedmi

Thought you’d sneak in a relaxing week? Well, think again. Israel’s got loads of culture-packed activities this week, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best. From new art exhibitions and restaurant openings, to the hottest musicians both visiting and local and secret speakeasies off the beaten path, you’ll be crawling to work come Sunday. See how many things to do in Israel over the next seven days you can check off your bucket list. After all, YOIO — “you only Israel once.”

What's on this week

Karolina © Ron Kedmi

Israeli queen of groove Karolina, returns to Zappa Tel Aviv

Zappa, Tel Aviv - Jaffa

After winning praise for her central role in the successful musical "Saturday Night Fever" at the Cameri Theater, the Israeli groove queen, Karolina continues to redefine the Israeli musical scene with a new show featuring the best songs from her diverse and illustrious career in Israel and abroad. Her virtuoso stage presence and rare vocal ability make each one of her concerts an unforgettable experience.

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Laura Fabian: '50' World Tour

Menora Mivtachim Arena, Tel Aviv - Jaffa

Touring the globe for her “50” World Tour, celebrated Belgian-Canadian singer Lara Fabian, known internationally as one of the most beautiful female voices of contemporary music and vocal pop, arrives in Israel for a unique concert on December 14th. The international tour, which celebrates the songwriter and performer's 50th birthday, is also a celebration of her 25-year musical career, and will include performances of classic French and English songs, alongside new material from her latest album, “Papillon". The “50” World Tour includes Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London; Brussels, Moscow, Kyiv, Athens and more.

Tiny Chefs © Shutterstock
News, Kids

Culinary Workshops for the Kids at Sarona Market

Sarona Market continues with its popular series: "Market Chef Kids", an experiential culinary complex for children with a variety of cooking workshops. With "taste the world" workshop, kids will make a famous and special dish of the chosen country. Children will receive an interesting explanation about the country and the signature recipe.

December 2-31, Admission is free!

Winter Soup Festival © Shlomi Amsalem
News, Eating

Winter Soup Festival at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel

Get your bellies ready for a variety of simmering soups to keep you warm during Jerusalem's winter days. When the temperatures (finally!) plummet, there is nothing like the Jerusalem winter to enjoy a rich, comforting soup. Out of a great love for soups and the culinary abundance of raw materials that Jerusalem offers, a seasonal tradition called the "Winter Soup Festival" was created at the Inbal Hotel for its fifth year now.

The festival takes place Sunday through Thursday until the end of winter

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra
News, Music

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra

The Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra plays music in periodical instruments, and using techniques and performance methods to suit. The orchestra has a new fall concerts that will make you wish to you could dive back in time. When: September-December

Jazz Show © Shutterstock
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. 

Art market
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Shopping, Markets and fairs

Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair

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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