Things to do in Tel Aviv 5-11/7/15


Another happy summer’s week in Tel Aviv. If you’re short of things to do, check out the listings below for some inspiration. Lots going on this week, as always. More events will be added to our smartphone app throughout the week, so look for DIY Tel Aviv in the app store and on Play 🙂

As always, you are more than welcome to support DIY Tel Aviv by buying the full city guide from this very site.

Sunday (today)

TAMI intro night from 20:00-21:30 – The Tel Aviv Makers (TAMI) are holding an open evening where you can come and learn about the space (Tel Aviv’s hackspace) and the stuff you can do there, including carpentry, 3D printing, sewing, soldering, welding etc. Free to visit on the open evening and free on other nights too. Kibbutz Galuyot 45.


Sorcerers Night – Magic & Comedy Evening @ Cafe Yafo from 20:00 –

This weekly night of English language magic, illusion, mentalism and comedy is the only one of its kind in Israel and is brilliantly entertaining. Israel’s finest magicians (some of them international award winners) perform close up magic at your table and there’s a full stage show too – different every week. Cafe Yafo is a kosher (dairy) Italian restaurant with tasty food, set inside a beautiful old building.

Tickets are 100NIS. You also need to order a minimum of 60NIS at the table. Still, for a special night out it’s totally worth it as the show is beyond amazing. The event often sells out, so best book tickets in advance.

Book Tickets for Sorcerers Night


Blues dance party and taster class @ Dancing Camel from 21:00. 30NIS – Try out some Blues dancing and stay for a fun blues party afterwards. No need to bring a partner.



Anarchy in TLV @ Ktovt from 21:00 – Punk and post punk party. Free.



Swans Live @ Reading 3 Tel Aviv Port from 20:00 –

American experimental rock band plays one Israeli gig. This is it. The awesome Mujahideen on support.

Tickets are 239NIS from here.


Timber Timbre live @ Barby from 20:30 – Freak-folk from Canada. Tickets 159NIS from here.



Panda Chocolate tasting evening @ Bar Kayma from 19:00 – 21:00 – Come taste Israel’s first vegan “milk” chocolate, recently crowdfunded and most likely to become highly popular among Tel Aviv’s many vegans. Free to attend though they ask that you sign up through this Google form so they know how much chocolate to bring.


Bardo Pond live @ Barby from 20:30 – Psychedelic rock from the USA. Tickets 162NIS from here or from Haozen Hashlishit (3rd Ear) record store.


Garden City Movement EP Launch @ The Block from 21:00 –

Garden City Movement will perform live, with Tropics (UK) also contributing a live performance to help the band celebrate.  Egozy & Galo on the decks for support. You’ll be able to buy the EP, as well as other releases and merch.

Tickets are 80NIS and are supposedly limited. Buy them in advance here.



Liron Amram and the Panthers live @ The Container from 21:00 –

Indie Mizrahi rock/groove. Free.

Watch them here


Punk rock Triple bill @ Koro from 21:00 – Suicidal Furniture, Bad Date & The psychotic beach bums. Probably around 30NIS to get in.



Malka Tuti label launch party @ Port Said from 13:00 –

A new label is launching with a new release by the Red Axes. They’re taking over Port Said for a fun afternoon party. Free. On the decks:

Xen Berg
Yovav Arzi
Asaf Samuel


24 Hour party @ Deli from 13:00 – The Deli bar is celebrating its 4th birthday with a massive 24 hour party. Turn up at any point to hear some of the city’s best DJs pumping some awesome tunes.


CANCELLED! Bummer. No water war this year. Hopefully next year. Tel Aviv Water War @ Rabin Square from 14:14 – yes, it’s been moved to this date. You can read last week’s event post if you need more details. Otherwise just turn up with your water gun and friends.



Tanabata festival @ Jaffa from 10:00 –

A whole day of events to celebrate what is apparently the Japanese lovers’ holiday (more info here). Morning will see various workshops (origami, tea ceremony, calligraphy and more) and there will be performances in the evening. Full programme can be found here (PDF). Scroll for English. Events will take place in Kdumin square and the Jaffa museum, near the entrance to the old city.