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The top 14 things to do in Tel Aviv

The top 14 things to do in Tel Aviv

Strap in, folks; it is time to fall in love with Tel Aviv. This place is a thrill-a-minute experience, from the world-class street food to the exhilarating nightlife (the two of which go together like magnet and steel). Tel Aviv is known as the ‚ÄėNonstop City‚Äô, and nicknames don‚Äôt come more apt. Some cities claim to be 24-hour spots, but this is different; Tel Aviv is alive 26 hours a day, eight days a week.The best things to do in Tel Aviv cover all this marvellous city has to offer, from gallery-hopping to innovative cuisine, with plenty of stops along the way. Tick off as much as you can, but don‚Äôt worry if you can‚Äôt get it all done; you‚Äôll almost certainly return in the future.

The Purim Bake Off

The Purim Bake Off

Every year in March, Purim rolls around and brings with it pop up costume shops, crazy masses of people scouring for cheap and/or genius get ups for the holiday and, of course, the delicious baked goods that come along with the festivities: "hamantashen" AKA Ozney Haman in Hebrew. Here is a round up of the best options in town

March's hottest hand-picked events

March's hottest hand-picked events

Our list of the best things to do in Israel this month includes food events, music concerts, festivals, art exhibitions, musicals and more...

Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City

Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City

Israel‚Äôs 24-hour party capital may have a village-like feel (going clubbing via bicycle is a rite of passage), but the thriving Tel Aviv nightlife scene features a fusion of parties crammed full of character, chutzpah and never-ending 'carpe diem'. Buckle up, because soon you‚Äôll discover that the party never stops ‚Äď it‚Äôs wild, it‚Äôs sexy and it‚Äôs damn addictive. So when you're done with sun-bathing at one of the best¬†beaches in Tel Aviv, and you had enough of the Tel Aviv restaurants, you know it's time to go big or go home. While there is an endless list of venues to choose from and let loose in, from rooftop bars in Tel Aviv¬†in Tel Aviv to underground¬†clubs, here are our current favourite bars for every night of the week. After all, what happens in¬†Tel Aviv‚Ķstays in Tel Aviv. Here are the best bars in Tel Aviv right now. Enjoy.¬†

The top boutique hotels in Tel Aviv

The top boutique hotels in Tel Aviv

From a two minute jaunt over to the happening Rothschild Boulevard to breathing in the aromatic chaos of Jaffa's Flea Market, our handpicked boutique hotels are set in the heart of Tel Aviv and Jaffa's major hubs. Including specialty amenities, classic Israeli breakfasts, and the city at your doorstep, each of these hotels in Tel Aviv offers its own distinctive style sealed with a Tel Avivian stamp of approval.

Five restaurants in Tel Aviv with a seaside view

Five restaurants in Tel Aviv with a seaside view

If there’s one thing tourists and locals alike can agree on, it’s that the beaches in Tel Aviv are one of the White City’s top attractions, and for good reason. From the Tel Aviv Port all the way down to Old Jaffa, the Mediterranean sandstrip embraces all walks of life...even dogs. Who said the fun had to end when the sun sets though? These five Tel Aviv restaurants sprinkled along the sea keep the good times rolling with sensual seafood, high class cuisine, and even Greek classics. With fantastic food and views to match, we’ll let you decide which of the two is more awe inspiring.

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Ashdod Israel Andalusian Orchestra

Ashdod Israel Andalusian Orchestra

The Israeli Andalusian Orchestra of Ashdod pays homage to the mountain and desert with a festival featuring the Berber tribal spirit and Moroccan folk music. Entitled "Voices roaming", the month-long event features two Israeli musicians Ester Rada and Neta Elkayam, both combining inspiring, multidisciplinary works with Andalusian influences and entirely fresh rhythms, colors and shifting cultural sounds.  Dates: March 1, Ashdod, Performing Arts Center; March 8, Jerusalem, Henry Crown Hall; March 15, Tel Aviv Museum; March 16, Kiryat Motzkin Theater Hall; March 17, Beersheba Performing Arts; March 18, Ra'anana, Tabernacle Music and Arts; March 26, Ashdod, Performing Arts Center andalusit.co.il

The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit

The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit

The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit titled ‚ÄúOne to Ninety‚ÄĚ is being displayed at the Ben Gurion Airport, depicting the story of the agency as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Since its establishment nine decades ago, The Jewish Agency has stood at critical junctures in the history of the Jewish People and the State of Israel. The exhibition presents a series of photographs and personal stories that represent the history of the Jewish People and the country. It also presents a sample of The Jewish Agency‚Äôs stories of people, places and programs around the world and in Israel during transformative and important events, while ‚Äėvisits‚Äô them in the present with portraits showing them today. The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit,¬†On display until the end of March,¬†Ben Gurion Airport. jewishagency.org

Kosher River Cruises

Kosher River Cruises

In its 35th year of running kosher tours and cruises, the Kosher River Cruises are celebrating by presenting special event glatt kosher cruises for 2020 on the Mekong (Vietnam/Cambodia), Douro (Portugal) and the Seine (France). Heritage Line, Myanmar, Anawrahta They are the only tour operator that charter entire ships for their cruises, hosting up to a maximum of 140 guests on 5-star luxury riverboats. The unique travel excursions create a special sense of community for like-minded individuals while also forging connections with fellow passengers. The cruises provide excellent modern kosher cuisine, an onboard synagogue, a variety of entertainment, an inclusive bar and tailored touring options. Heritage Line, Mekong, Jayavarman Kosher River Cruises, kosherrivercruise.com

EPOS: The International Art Film Festival

EPOS: The International Art Film Festival

EPOS, the International Film and Arts Festival, is Israel's first film festival dedicated entirely to encounters between the various arts and cinema. The wide selection of the festival's films will be screened in cinemas, museums and other cultural institutions across Israel.   The cultural festival featuring dozens of international films and artworks that showcase the people and the stories that have changed the world will be screened and exhibited at this special event, including the likes of Irish artist Sean Scully, American graffiti art photographer Martha Cooper and Colombian artist Fernando Botero. The opening film, 'Painting' starring Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland, will kick off the festival, which will include more than 50 new films from Israel, world premiere screenings in Israel, a competition of video art, children's activities and much more. Botero, 2018 EPOS, March 11-14, filmart.co.il

Winter Soup Festival at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel

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 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, at the hotel entrance complex. During the festival, six different types of soups will be prepared on a daily basis at the hotel by chef Nir Elkayam, who preserves his grandmother's special recipes. Winter Soup Festival © Shutterstock Guests of the hotel and tourists who come to visit the Holy City are invited to enjoy the tastes offered at the hotel at the cost of NIS 69 for unlimited servings. Apart from rich soups such as Italian Minestrone, French-style onion, Green leafy soup with spinach, chard and celery, roasted peppers, vegetable and grits soup, chickpea and spinach, beans and roots, and more rotating options, there will also be a variety of breads and dips, croutons, and flavored brochettes. The soups are available on an 'all-you-can-eat' basis, and self-service.Sunday to Thursday, 12:00-22:00Inbal Jerusalem Hotel, 3 Ze'ev Jabotinsky St, Jerusalem (02-6756666)

Waking Up the City: Tel Aviv celebrates the residents involvement

Waking Up the City: Tel Aviv celebrates the residents involvement

This month more than 40 initiatives, projects and events will be hosted and performed by Tel Aviv city residents. The upcoming week of activities includes residents' participation, encouraging and inviting thousands to take part Starting tomorrow, a host of interactive events will be held by city residents from all walks of life and interest: sustainability, community, culture, solidarity, education, transportation and more. In addition, there will be events to encourage engagement and launches of new tools and platforms for residents. This is the second year of 'Engagement Week', which was created to inspire and give practical tools to city residents who want to drive change in a variety of issues that are close to their hearts. Waking Up the City © Guy Yechiely Notable events during week include: The Social Salon - 40 inspirational characters, working towards change in a variety of fields, will be hosted in a private salon including talks with the Heymann Brothers, Alex Rif, Silvi Jan, System Ali and more. Celebration involvement in Bialik Square - Tel Aviv activists take over the entire complex of Bialik Square with workshops, lectures and lots of activism: the artists Shoshke, senior heads of municipal departments for eye-level conversation, a writing club with a word battle, political drag workshops, a new protest poetry booth at the Pride Center, and more. Social activism graffiti - from Women Deported to Breakthrough, check out the graffiti produced by Jaffa women

Viva Momix

Viva Momix

Modern dance at its best takes the Israeli stage with a slew of performances by Momix this month. Prepare your senses for an otherworldly dance experience The American dance company Momix will celebrate the 2019-20 dance season of the Herzliya Performing Arts Hall in a special performance to mark the ensemble's 40th birthday. The company was founded in 1980 by choreographer and artistic director Moses Pendleton, one of the most popular and innovative choreographers and directors in the U.S. for the past 40 years. In 1971, he served as one of the founders of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater, and in 1980 founded MOMIX. For the celebratory anniversary year, the company created VIVA MOMIX - a spectacular show that blends the repertoire of their most iconic works with new genius addition by Pendleton. VIVA Momix ¬© Charles Paul Azzopardi The reviews of Momix throughout the years refer to Pendleton's work as innovative, engaging, astonishing and surprising: The show embraces all the elements that characterize Momix's signature vignettes and otherworldly costuming ‚Äď seamlessly transporting audiences on a sensual journey into Pendleton's surrealistic world that combines humor stretching the boundaries of movement in all its wonderful forms: dance, physical theater, circus acts, illusory athletics and true imagination. VIVA MOMIX ¬© Max Pucciariello Momix, November 19-28. Performances across Israel. cupatbravo.co.il

The International Oud Festival

The International Oud Festival

The International Oud Festival returns to Jerusalem with a rich and varied repertoire that combines Arabic music with world music from Andalusia, Armenia, Kurdistan and Israel The festival celebrates 20 years, and the shows feature cross-border musical traditions and cultures from countries from North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans, which enrich each other and hold fascinating interactions. As in every year, the festival will host international and Israeli artists, who create with love and passion for the ancient musical instruments and the authentic and traditional sounds. Participants include: Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Brian Keane in an exciting opening performance, the Madrasa Ensemble, Ara Dinkijian and Borju Yildiz with a performance of Armenian songs, singer Ilana Elia in a new show ‚ÄúLove in Pleasure‚ÄĚ, and the Divan Saez Ensemble in a show dedicated to Turkish-Sufi soul music. International Oud Festival, When: November 21-30,¬†Where: In the halls around the city of Jerusalem¬†Details: *6226

Love Art, Make Art

Love Art, Make Art

Take part in three full days combining dozens of art events from all disciplines. There will be 10 unique residency complexes, over 150 artists opening their creative spaces for meetings, talks and meetings, 30 galleries and 4 museums around the city open for free special activities, and a major event on Jerusalem Avenue with works that will change how you experience the public space. Liebling House White City Center © Holzer Kobler Architects Love Art, Make Art
, November 7-9, Locations across Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Animation Festival 2019

Jerusalem Animation Festival 2019

For the fourth time running, discover and immerse yourself in the finest animated films from around the world, premiere screenings, artist workshops with overseas filmmakers, the top local talents in the industry, AR & VI events and gaming, art exhibitions, lectures, Israeli Industry Day, Doco-animation, parties, live shows and special events in and around Jerusalem. AniNation, November 6-10, 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, across Jerusalem

The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

"Skin", the short film by Israeli director Guy Nattiv garnered an Oscar, and now the full-length movie is out with much acclaim from various festivals and screenings around the world. A special interview by Nachum Mochiach "I moved to the United States five years ago because of my love for Jaime [actress Jaime Ray Newman]," 46-year-old director Guy Nattiv remembers how it all began. "I was looking for a theme for my first American film. I opened a newspaper and saw a montage of Bryon Widner's face, with all the tattoos that he slowly got rid of, and how he becomes a person with a perfectly normal face. I read the article and thought it was one of the most amazing stories I was ever exposed to. That is how the decision to process this story for the film was made." Guy Nattiv, courtesy of PR The short film 'Skin' is based on the story of Widner (played by Jamie Bell) - a young, underprivileged man who was adopted in his childhood by a cult of racist skinheads. He led a wild life rife with hate crimes and was covered in racist tattoos from head to toe, until he met Julie (Danielle Macdonald) and fell in love with her and her three daughters. The two married and a year later they had a son. Then, a sense of responsibility started to arise towards the woman beside him and for their children, and he took a huge risk and left the gang of racists, which caused threats to his life. With the help of the FBI and the South's Legal Center, he embarked on a courageous process, during w

"Plastic Surgery" - A New Exhibition at Holon's Farm Gallery

"Plastic Surgery" - A New Exhibition at Holon's Farm Gallery

Plastic has lost its allure and become a derogatory word affiliated with ecological pollution. But is it finding a new expression with artists and designers? The recently opened "Plastic Surgery" exhibition is opening the 11th Israeli Season of Design in Holon, and shows the works of Israeli designers and artists expressing the contemporary relationship to plastic, with all its components and dual meanings. A bouquet of balloons by Shuli Wolf © Avi Amsalem Plastic is a part of our lives for better or worse. It is a name for a wide variety of synthetic materials that can be malleable into almost any form. In ancient times, man used natural plastic materials like resin taken from trees. In the 1950's, the polypropylene material was invented, which was used to make plastic bottles, furniture, cars and more. Over time, plastic has lost its allure, and it became a derogatory word and a synonym for a soulless, toxic, and cheap material. At the same time, the world cannot disengage from plastic for all its modern applications - from the toy industry for children, to 3D printing and technological devices. Transparent plastic hemisphere by Daniel Feldhaker © Avi Amsalem Excessive use of plastic has seriously damaged the environment - and the global awareness of recycling and reuse is back in full power. The design and art worlds give it expression. The works in this exhibition are conducting a "plastic analysis", or surgery, for plastic products, objects and scraps, and turning t