Thank fuck 2016 is almost over! I mean, I do realise chances are 2017 will suck even more, but for the next few days we can pretend this is just 2016 being a dick. So let’s celebrate the end of this horrid year in sweet, hedonistic denial. There are lots of great events happening this week to help you make that dream come true. Just remember, kids – there are a lot of pretend NYE parties on the Friday, but 2016 isn’t over till the next night. I’m sure 24 hours is more than enough for it to stab us in the back a few more times, so save your real cheers for Saturday night!
Hoodna Bar’s “Zoharfest” is still happening. Between Saturday – Wed until the 30th you can get bottomless Goldstar beer for 50NIS. If you’re planning on drinking a lot of beer, you could do worse than hanging out there. Come early to get a place indoors, because – rain.
Hopeful music from the 60s @ Anna Loulou from 22:00. Free.
Haunted Cinema @ Teder showing free horror films every night this week. From 21:00. Details here.
Why not join a street art / graffiti tour? Full details here.
Colombian night @ Anna Loulou from 22:00, with all profits going to support a local Latin American culture organisation (there is a big Latin American community in Israel). Lots of fun music from south America. 15NIS. Full details (in Hebrew and Spanish) here.
The wonderfully strange Mystorin theatre group is back with a new interactive show @ The central bus station. This time it’s Raamset, a show inspired by ancient Egypt. Apparently audience members will be invited to dance along to the show. If you want to do something strange in Tel Aviv this week, then this is your best bet. Their shows are always very strange and interesting, especially as they are held inside an active bus station, surrounded by all kinds of weird locals. If you can navigate their Hebrew website you can book tickets in advance from here.
From 22:00 @ Pasaz – Beyonce tribute night. Expect to hear lots of her music. Free till midnight, 20/30NIS after.
Selekta @ Kuli Alma. Reggae. Free. Full info here.
Atari Teenage Riot live @ Gagarin. Full details here.
From 21:00, Rothschild 12’s free Winter Ball with a whole bunch of bands, merch stalls, live tattooing and DJs. Links to bands and stuff on event page.
AlBizsexual – Arab bisexual event @ Anna Loulou. Full details here.
Breakfast Club has:
from 22:00. Techno / house.
Meanwhile, at the Block:
Thursday 29.12.2016 at wild wild south:
Hanukkah + End Of The Year Party #1
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Damian Lazarus – Crosstown Rebels – Outer Space
Shlomi Zidan Zrihen – The Block – Tel-Aviv
YOGO– The Block – Tel-Aviv
– – – – SQUAT – – – –
Shinedoe – Intacto Records – Amsterdam
Partok – The Block, Kompakt – Tel-Aviv
Yogg – The Block, Parallax – Tel-Aviv
– – – – LOUNGE aka The Weird Room – – – –
President Apfelberg feat.
Nimrod Azoulai & Kevin Azoulay a.k.a
Azoulay/i Brothers – The Lounge – Tel Aviv, Yarden Man
80NIS before 1:00, 130 after.
From 12:00 – 17:00 @ Casino San Remo you can buy one of a kind vintage denim jackets that have been redesigned and printed by hand. Also other 2nd hand clothes. Free to attend.
Bootleg has Diego Krause headlining. Hit going on the event to get in for 50NIS before 1:00 More after.
Last big techno party @ Tahat club, as the place is supposedly closing for real this time. Starts at midnight. 20NIS all night. All the regular underground techno DJs from Tel Aviv and beyond. If you’ve not experienced this club yet, now’s your chance.
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Hunter/Game – Just This, Kompakt, Innervisions – Milan
Naduve – Disco Halal, Multi Culti – Tel-Aviv
Pharaoh– The Block, Parallax – Tel-Aviv
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Melodie – Metereze, RORA, Bleu Ciel – Bucharest
Tal Cohen – The Block – Tel-Aviv
Niv Hadas – The Block – Tel-Aviv
– – – – – ART – – – – –
Flyer Art: Prop Aganda
Video Art: MIchal Chitayat & Liv Oren Or-shay
Photography: Eli Bohbot
60NIS before 1:00, 100 after.
Queer techno / electro party @ Anna Loulou with the city’s finest underground crowd. From 21:00. Free till 23:00, then 20NIS.
African end of year party @ Abraham hostel with Ester Rada! Full details here.
Teder’s Space Ball is, I believe free, so will likely be packed. It starts at 18:00 and will involve gigs from the White Screen, Anna Lann, Dark Matter and more, as well as DJs, trippy visuals and weird space decor.
If you like metal, head down to the Rebel Bar from 21:30 for reasonably priced booze and lots of metal music. It’s a small place, so should be quite an intimate event.
Pasaz has hip hop and electronic music from 22:00. 30NIS.
Naor Nurieli // Monochrome
Omri Smadar // Libra Discotheque
Glenn Holmes // Bootleg
Kadosh // Pasáž
Adi Noy // Breakfest Clu
4th Grade party @ Pasaz – cheesy 80s! Fun vibe! Full details here.
This trendy party @ Poli house / Brown hotel with food / booze included in the price of the ticket
This outdoor party on Rothschild organised by people from the local burner community
Ugly sweater / jumper NYE party @ Little prince on King George from 20:00 – 3:00. Come dressed in your ugliest jumper for a free chaser. Mingle with drunk, bookish intellectuals. There will be booze, candle lighting and general merriment. Free.
This fun looking party @ Abarbanel 5 – warehouse / neighbourhood party vibe.
The official NYE party @ Abraham hostel. Full details here.