Tel Aviv News in the City That Never Sleeps

August 2012 Events

Here is our handpicked list of the best of Tel Aviv news and events for August.

August is the hottest month of the year in Tel Aviv. Kids are home and lots of Israelis are on vacation. The city is packed and Tel Aviv celebrates with music, dance, arts, sports on the beach and special events for kids:

  • Rock Concerts from some of the world’s best performers
  • Top DJs play in Tel Aviv
  • Special Events and fun things to do with kids - Cirque du Soleil, the Age of the Dinosaur Exhibition and Bodies Exhibit
  • Tel Aviv Summer Film Festival
  • Maholohet “hot dance” Summer Festival

Jaffa, Israel is not to be missed - take the time to wander around. You can relax on the gorgeous Tel Aviv beaches and seashore or walk along the Tel Aviv Promenade.

Or, why not discover the city by bike? You can rent bikes cheaply or take your own private guided Tel Aviv bike tour, customized just for you.

Here is the best of what’s happening this August in the city that never sleeps!

Tel Aviv News - Music Concerts in August

The Cardigans 20th Anniversary Tour

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The Swedish rock pop band the Cardigans arrive in Israel for the first time. Come here the Cardigans play both their pop classics and some new, moodier and more mature songs. Critics say that new sound is better than ever.

When: August 4 at 9 PM

Where: ‘Bitan 1’ at the Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: Regular ticket - 290 Shekel, VIP Ticket – 449 Shekel

Tickets: Click on the links for more details or to order your tickets now. The Cardigans in Tel Aviv!

Tel Aviv News and Events - Opera, Love & Wine

Italian Tenor Francesco Demoro in the Park

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A romantic, outdoor performance in the park with soulful Italian tenor Francesco Demoro.

All this and wine tasting too, in honor of Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish Valentines Day which celebrates the first day of the grape harvest in ancient Israel.

Francesco sings in Raanana, a suburb just 30 minutes from the city and is accompanied by the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra and sopranos Yael Levita, Shiri Hershkovitz and Daniella Lugasi and mezzo soprano Karin Shifrin.

When: August 4, 9 PM

Where: Raanana Amphitheater, 9 Jerusalem Avenue. Raanana


Orchestra Seats – 169 Shekel

Main Seating Area – 139 Shekel

Grass Seats – 109 Shekel

Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Opera, Love and Wine in the Park!

Tel Aviv News in August - Heavy Metal

Tel Aviv News and Events - Heavy Metal

Sabaton Play to Diehard Israeli Fans

If you like heavy metal, don’t miss the upcoming Sabaton performance at the Tel Aviv Port. Here’s a clip from Sabaton’s exhilarating performance in Tel Aviv and tour in Israel from 2008, filmed and edited by Tamir Brenner.

When: August 30, 10 PM

Where: Reading 3 at the Tel Aviv Port northern entrance, 3 HaTa’arucha Street

Cost: Shekel

Tickets: Click on the links for more details or to order your tickets now. Sabaton in Tel Aviv!

Tel Aviv News and Events in August -
Zion Reggae Festival

Alpha Bondy and other Reggae Greats Play in Zion!

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It's happening in Jerusalem, just 1 hour from Tel Aviv, but I couldn’t leave this amazing reggae festival out of my Tel Aviv News and Events list.

Last year’s reggae fest with Ziggy Marley was a huge success.

This year, African’s ‘Bob Marley’ Alpha Blondy and Jamaican Barrington Levy join forces with other reggae greats and Israeli bands.

When: August 28 at 6 PM. Gates open at 5 PM

Where: Sacher Park (Gan Sacher), 1 Ben Zvi Avenue, Jerusalem

Cost: 110 Shekel

Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Reggae Festival in Israel!

Tel Aviv News and Events - DJs in August

International DJs Play Trance and House

Tel Aviv’s party scene is second to none and this summer is hotter than ever! In August, some of world’s best DJs continue to fly in to play at Tel Aviv venues.

For more about the best clubs in Tel Aviv, visit our pages on Tel Aviv nightlife.

Tel Aviv News in August - DJ Superstar Axwell and DJ SubZero

This Trance Summer Festival promises to be one of the best mega-dance parties in Tel Aviv this summer. You’ll love the creative sounds of Swedish DJ Axwell in his first ever performance in Israel. He is joined by French DJ SubZero and one of Israel’s best, Yuval Zach, the house DJ at Haoman 17.

When: Thursday August 16 from 12 AM to 6 AM

Where: Bitan 10 at the Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: 140 Shekel, VIP Tickets - 120 Shekel

Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now Axwell Summer Festival in Tel Aviv!

Tel Aviv News and Events
Infected Mushroom and Mayumana Concert

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If you love trance, you’ll love this Infected Mushroom outdoor concert and will take the one hour ride to Jerusalem.

Accompanied by the one-of-a-kind Mayumana rhythm and dance troupe, it promises to be an incredible trance music event!

When: August 30 at 6 PM

Where: Park Sacher (Gan Sacher), 1 Ben-Zvi Yitzhak Avenue, Jerusalem

Cost: 95 Shekel

Tickets: Click on the link for more details or to order your tickets now. Infected Mushroom Perform in Israel!

Tel Aviv News and Sports Events on the Beach

Free Pilates and Tai Chi Classes with a Sea View!

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All summer long, you can have a great strech and work out on the beach.

The city runs free Pilates and Tai Chi classes. Although the instructors speak mainly in Hebrew, you can easily follow the routines by watching the other participants.

Where: Gordon Beach, one of Tel Aviv’s loveliest beaches just south of the Marina in the area near the Gordon Pool.

When and What:

Morning Pilates - Every Monday and Wednesday at 7 AM

Tai Chi at Sunset - Every Tuesday at 7 PM

Tel Aviv news and events Bodies exhibition in tel aviv old train station until august

The Bodies Exhibition is in Tel Aviv through August at the Old Train Station. It gives you and intimate and fascinating view of the human body using tens of preserved real bodies.

Sounds weird?

Maybe so, but if you don't tend to get queasy, I recommend it for both kids and adults.

Click here more for information on the Bodies Exhibit in Tel Aviv.

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Tel Aviv News and Cinema Events

Tel Aviv News and Events

Intriguing Buddhist Film Festival

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Six films in July and six films in August explore the unique Buddhist philosophy and way of life.

Where: Cinematheque Film Center, 2 Shprintzak Street

Tickets: You can order tickets by phone at 03-6060800

What and When:

August 3, 4:30 PM 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

August 4, 4:30 PM Among White Clouds – A Journey into Zen Buddhism August 17, 4:30 PM The Dhamma Brothers – Meditation Behind Bars in Alabama August 18, 4:30 PM Journey from Zanskar August 24, 4:30 PM Diego Rafecas (in Spanish with Hebrew subtitles) August 31, 4:30 PM Blessings

Tel Aviv News and Dance Events in August

Contemporary Dance Festival Continues - Maholohet

Do you like dance? Then you will love this summer dance festival - MahoLohet.

The festival includes 76 performances by Israel’s leading dance companies: Batsheva, Inbal Pinto and Vertigo, as well as lots of smaller groups and independent choreographers.

Where: Suzanne Dellal Dance Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv

When: Almost every day, from July 2 to Aug 29. You can see the full schedule at the Summer Dance Festival Schedule Link.

Cost: 60 - 130 Shekel (depending on the performance)

Tickets: Call 03-5105656

Tel Aviv News and Events in August
Art Exhibitions

Tel Aviv News and Events: August - October

Haunting Art Exhibit from Frenchman Boltanski

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Tel Aviv has a lively and vibrant art scene.

A haunting, beautiful exhibit by French artist Christian Boltanski opens at the Nahum Gutman Museum. Boltanski’s works explore issues relating to memory and loss. He has been called the artist of the shadows.

When: July 5 – Oct. 13

Sun – Thurs. 10 AM – 4 PM

Friday 10 – 2 PM free to charge

Saturday 10 Am – 3 PM

Where: Nahum Guttman Museum, 21 Shimon Rokah Street in Neve Zedek

Cost: 15 Shekel, Friday – free of charge

Tel Aviv News and Events: August - September

Philippe Boulakia E
xhibit at the Jaffa Port

tel aviv news philippe boulakia art exhibit at jaffa port

Leading Israeli designer Philippe Boulakia recently moved from a northern Tel Aviv suburb to Jaffa. In this exhibit, he explores contrasts; in Jaffa, his Tunisian roots, his years in Paris, and his Western aesthetic training and influences.

When: Aug 9– Sept. 13

Sun – Thurs. 11 AM – 7PM

Friday 11 -6 PM

Saturday 11 – 5PM

Where: Jaffa Port, Building 1, 2nd Floor

Cost: free of charge

We hope you enjoyed reading about the Tel Aviv news and events in August. Have a great time!

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