A busy week of excitement ahead with music, film, parties and even an animation festival! If you can bring yourself to brave the heat, you won’t be short of options.
Afro-Caribbean night @ Sputnik Bar from 19:00. Free. Jamaican and Ethiopian music (live and DJs), food and cocktails.
The opening of this cool art exhibition from 19:30. Free.
Tel Aviv’s favourite night of illusion, comedy and magic, Sorcerers’ night, miraculously still has some tickets left. Get on it.
PlayDead live @ Rothschild 12 from 21:00.
Pixel art exhibition @ Kuli Alma from 21:30. Full details here.
Animix festival opens @ the Cinematheque. Comics, animation and caricature. As usual, no English info on their website but there are plenty of screenings, international masterclasses and events suitable for non-English speakers (both adults and children). Full (Hebrew) schedule here.
Noga Erez @ Bascula from 20:30. Full details here.
Botimzog play live @ Rothschild 12 from 22:00. Free. Cult “Israeliana” band with crazy shows.
Tigris live @ Radio EPGB from 21:00 (band on at 22:00). Free. Instrumental, psychedelic afrobeat.
Asif, the annual Israeli animation competition starts at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque with a screening of commercially made animation films. Later in the week there will be more screenings of everything from shorts to student films. Info is in Hebrew on the event page but as it’s animation, I’m sure there’s at least some stuff suitable for non-Hebrew speakers. Tickets are around 20-30NIS per night.
Beach party @ Buxa bar (note: no actual beach) from 21:00. with surf rockers RPS Surfers, exotic music, tropical cocktails and watermelon (as it’s apparently watermelon day). Free. You are welcome to dress the part with Hawaiian shirts or bikinis.
Exotic groove night @ Romano / Teder from 21:00. Free. Ofer tal + Eilon elikam will play weird sounds off vinyl.
MONC live @ Bascula from 21:00. Tickets from 45NIS in advance. Full details here.
Latin night @ Anna Loulou from 21:30. Salsa, cumbia, reggaeton including a free salsa class! Free.
Block goes Romanian (and Dutch) for a change!
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Raresh and Praslea aka Praslesh – Bucharest
Tal Cohen – YOGO – Tel-Aviv
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Octual – Sinfol – Amsterdam
Stas Ztv – Partok – Tel-Aviv
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President Apfelberg feat
Kalbata and Eilon Elikam
From 23:30. 60NIS before 1:00. 110 after.
Drake appreciation night @ Bootleg. Really? Really.
Muhammad Jabali plays eclectic sounds @ Anna Loulou from 23:00. Worth catching.
4th Grade party are having a Queen special. They’re taking over the Penguin club on Yehuda Halevi 43 for a multisexual night of cheesy nostalgic music from 23:00. 50NIS till 1:00, more later.
Singer-songwriter Einav Jackson Cohen plays live @ Ozenbar from 20:00. Tickets 45-55.
Beta Zinq & Muhammad Mughrabi live @ Anna Loulou from 22:00. Details here.