Spring in Tel Aviv
News In The City that Never Sleeps

 Events in March, April & May 2013

Here is our handpicked list of the best Tel Aviv news and events in March, April and May.

Spring is in the air and locals and tourists don't stop celebrating with Pesach (Passover) in March, Israel Independence Day in April and the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost) in May.  Tel Aviv is in holiday spirit and loads of international artists come to perform in the area. 

To find out whats happening in the city that never sleeps, click on the Tel Aviv  Events Quick Links below or read through the page:

Tel Aviv News & Music Events this Spring

Tel Aviv News - DJ's and Parties

Some of the best DJ’s worldwide play in Israel in this holiday period. If you want to read more about what to do at night in Tel Aviv, visit our page on Tel Aviv's roaring nightlife.

DJ Paul Heron Plays Gay Friendly Line at HaOman 17

tel aviv news and events dj paul heron march 2013 at haoman 17 gay party

DJ Paul Heron, one of the foremost DJ's of the gay party scene worldwide will play at the FFF gay-friendly line at HaOman 17 Club.  His house music style is raunchy, pumping, tribal and uplifting.

Expect the FFF extravagant dancers and special effects.

When: March 8, 12 AM - 7 AM

Where: HaOman 17 Club, 88 Abarbanel Street

Cost: 80- 100 Shekel

Tickets: Call 03-681-3636 (online tickets available soon)

Passover Blue4Dance Electro Festival in Eilat

Blue 4 Dance is one of the best electronic music happenings in Israel.  

No, its not in Tel Aviv but this is definitely worth a trip to Eilat.

This year, DJ's Offer Nissim, David Seaman, Eskimo and Captain Hook play all night long.

When: March 28th and March 29th, from 12 AM - 6 AM

Where: Hachava Club, Eilat

Cost: 200 Shekel for both nights

Tickets: Buy online tickets at EVENT OVER

Europe Sensation DJ Apparat Performs at the Bootleg Club 

apparat at bootleg club tel aviv event in april

Based in Berlin, Sasha Ring, known as DJ Apparat is the hottest sensation in the European house music scene.  I plan on being at the Bootleg to hear him!

When: April 5th, 12 AM - 7 AM

Where: Bootleg Club, 48 King George Street

Cost: 90 Shekels

Tickets: Buy Tickets Online: Apparat Performs at Bootleg

Electronic Music Festival Urbanica -
with Infected Mushrooms and many more!

At this electronic music festival, Infected Mushrooms will play their amazing trance music.  This is a retro set and will also star Hallucinogen, Younger Brother, Prometheus, The Zap and Techno Bastards!

When: May 25th at 1 PM

Where: Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha)

Cost: Regular: 149 Shekels, VIP: 249 Shekels

Tickets: Buy Tickets Online for Urbanica Festival Infected Mushrooms

Hot DJ Chuckie of the Dirty Dutch Line in Tel Aviv 

tel aviv events in may dj chuckie plays at the tel aviv port

DJ Chuckie's amazing dance club and house line - Dirty Dutch - has attracted sell out crowds of 30,000 people in Amsterdam.  He has played with the greats - Madonna, Radiohead and Nicki Minaj.  Come see him in Tel Aviv!

When: May 30th at 11:30 PM

Where: Hangar 11 at the Tel Aviv Port

Cost: Regular: 180 Shekels, VIP: 230 Shekels

Tickets: Buy Tickets Online for DJ Chuckie at the Tel Aviv Port

Tel Aviv News & Events - Classical Music & Opera

Tel Aviv News - Classical Music Event
World Renown Pinchas Zukerman Conductor & Violinist

pichas zukerman at the israel philharmonic

Pinchas Zukerman, one of the world's preeminent violinists conducts and plays Mozart, Mahler and Schubert at the Philharmonic this March, accompanied by his daughter, soprano soloist Arianna Zukerman.

When:  March 5 at 8:30 PM, March 6 at 7 PM, March 7 at 7 PM and 10 PM, March 9 at 8:30 PM, March 12 and 13 at 8:30 PM, March 14 at 7 PM and 10 PM, March 15 at 11 AM, March 16 at 8:30 PM, 

Where: Tel Aviv University, Smolarz Auditorium

Cost: 220 - 460 Shekel depending on the seat

Tickets: Call 03-6211777 or 1-700-70-30-30

Magical Abu Ghosh Vocal Music Festival

abu ghosh vocal music festival is held twice year in abu ghosh churches

This fun and magical Vocal Music Festival takes place twice a year in 2 historical churches of Abu-Gosh, an ancient Arab village in the hills just outside Jerusalem.  Includes 17 different performances.  Definitely worth the 45 minute ride from Tel Aviv!


May 14th at 11:30 AM and 3 PM

May 15th, 17th and 18th at 11:30 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 4:15 PM and 6:30 PM

Where: Abu Ghosh Village, in the Jerusalem Hills 10 minutes from Jerusalem

Cost: 125 - 135 Shekels per performance

Tickets: Buy online tickets here Abu Ghosh Vocal Music Festival

Tel Aviv News & Events - Rock, Jazz & World Music

Progressive Rock Metal Minifest... with Pain of Salvation

pain of salvation at tel aviv prog metal mini festival

For all you progressive fans, you will love this Minifestival highlighting Pain of Salvation, the legendary Swedish band playing their intense brand of rock and metal.

When: March 16th at 9 PM

Where: Park Hayarkon, Ganei Yehoshua, 80 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: 230 Shekel

Tickets: Buy tickets online at Pain of Salvation Prog-Metal Mini-Festival

Cult Singer Daniel Johnston Plays at the Barbie

cult singer songwriter daniel johnston sings in tel aviv spring events

Daniel Johnston isa cult classic, mixing US country, folk, and psychedelic music.   The cult movie 'The Devil and Daniel Johnson' was written about this haunting singer and songwriter, and his struggles with bipolar syndrome and schizophrenia.

When: May 28th at 10 PM

Where: the Barbie Club, 52 Kibbutz Galuyot Avenue

Cost: 139 Shekels

Tickets: Buy online Daniel Johnston Plays in Tel Aviv

Annual 'Ahava' Dead Sea Rock Festival This Passover

israel entertainment ahava dead sea rock festival every passover

No, it's not in Tel Aviv, but an outdoor rock festival in the gorgeous Judean desert  is an experience not to be missed!  Get a taste of classic Israeli rock, together with tens of thousands of Israelis at the yearly Love (Ahava) Rock Festival near the Dead Sea.  

When: March 27 - 31st at 10 PM

March 27th - Aviv Geffen Dead Sea Passover Rock Festival  

March 28th - 3 Israeli rock performers - Abraham Tal, Mush Ben-Ari and Yehudit Ravitz at the Dead Sea Passover Rick Festival

March 30th - 3 Israeli rock performers - Balkan Beat Box, Yehuda Poliker and Barry Sakharof at the Dead Sea Passover Rick Festival

Where: Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem near the Dead Sea. Lodging and Transportation from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the Dead Sea.  The festival organizers run buses from the Mineral Coast, Dead Sea to Kibbutz Mizpe Shalem festival.  No private cars to the Kibbutz itself.

Cost: Each night - 200 Shekel

Tickets: Buy tickets online Passover - Ahava Dead Sea Rock Festival

Tel Aviv News - Machina Rock Tel Aviv
Get a Taste of Classic Israeli Rock & Roll

mashina classic israeli rock band play in tel aviv

Mashina is one of Israel's greatest rock & roll bands of all times.  Get a taste of classic Israeli rock music.  Mashina are currently judges in the Israeli version of 'The Voice.'  Worth trying out!

When: April 4th at 8:30 PM

Where: Nokia Arena, 51 Yigal Alon Street

Cost: Orchestra - 149 - 189 Shekel depending on the seat

TicketBuy tickets online Mashina Rock Nokia Arena Tel Aviv

 Rock Guitarist Paul Gilbert Performs in Tel Aviv

guitarist paul gilbert will perform in tel aviv

One of rock's most talented guitarists, Paul Gilbert will play in Tel Aviv this April as part of his world tour promoting his new album Vibrato.  Paul Gilbert is often rated one of the top 10 rock guitarists in the world, and one of the fastest.  It should be an amazing performance.

When: April 12th at 10 PM (doors open at 9 PM)

Where: Reading 3 Club, 3 HaTaruchah Street at the Tel Aviv Port

Cost: 245 Shekel

Tickets: Buy tickets online at Paul Gilbert in Israel

Tel Aviv News - Depeche Mode Opens World Tour Here!

depeche mode open world tour in tel aviv israel

Cult classic Depeche Mode return to Israel and open their European World Tour here in Tel Aviv at Hayarkon Park.  Despite playing for nearly 30 years, their new album received rave reviews and they play their new, soulful synth music.  

When: May 7, Doors open at 9 PM

Where: Park Hayarkon, Ganei Yehoshua, 80 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: Regular ticket - 295 Shekel, Gold Rink - 750 Shekel, VIP - 1,300 Shekel

Tickets: Buy tickets online at Depeche Mode in Israel

Tel Aviv News - Spring Break Metal Festival - 7 Bands 

For all you metal lovers, an amazing international medley of metal banks perform together in this Spring Break Metal Festival.  Bands include: Emmure, Memphis May Fire, Comback Kid, Chelsea Grin, Attila and Breakdown of Sanity.

When: May 9th at 6 PM

Where: Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 1st Pavilion - Bitan 1, 101 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: 290 Shekels or 370 Shekels (early entrance + T-Shirt)

Tickets: Buy online tickets at Spring Break Metal Festival in May

Tel Aviv News - Dance Events

Poodle It - Amazing Dance Show... with a Sense of Humor

poodle it - a fun Tel Aviv dance performance by Nadine Animato at Suzanne Dellal Dance Center

A dog barber reminiscing about his days of glory is not your typical topic for a dance event.  Don't be put off - it's not kitschy at all!  This dance by the Nadine Animato Theater Dance Company is not just funny but combines versatile dance and theater performances.

When: April 19th at 10 PM

Where: Suzanne Dellal Center, 5 Yehieli Street, Neve Tzedek

Cost: 110 Shekels

Tickets: Call 03-5105656

Tel Aviv News - Dance Theater of Harlem Arrive in May

A dog barber reminiscing about his days of glory is not your typical topic for a dance event.  Don't be put off - it's not kitschy at all!  This dance by the Nadine Animato Theater Dance Company is not just funny but combines versatile dance and theater performances.

When: May 30th at 8 PM, May 31st at 1 PM and 9:30 PM, Jun 1st at 9 PM

Where: At the Israel Opera House. 19 Shaul Hamelech Avenue 

Cost: 269 - 299 Shekels depending on the seat

Tickets: Call 03-692-7777

Tel Aviv News and Art Events this Spring

Immerse Yourselves in Van Gogh Alive!

Do not miss the exhilarating ‘Van Gogh Alive’ multi-media event in Tel Aviv until the end of March.  It combines enormously enlarged works of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh  with lighting, music and special effects. 

When: Now until end March 31st.

Sunday to Thursday, Saturday: 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Where: Israel Convention Center (Ganei HaTaarucha), 101 Rokach Boulevard

Cost: 99 Shekels, 280 Shekels for a family of 2 adults + 2 children

Tickets: At the door or purchase tickets online at http://www.hadran.co.il/show.asp

Tel Aviv News -Fascinating Mini-Art Exhibition in Old Jaffa

nano art at the mini-art exhibit at the jaffa museum of antiquities

When was the last time you measured a nanometer?  

Get an insiders view of amazing art works by scientific artists from around the world at this unique Mini-Art Exhibition (produced by my talented friend Limor Lahav!) at the Jaffa Museum of Antiquities.  Mini art and especially nano-art deploy art in tiny and even molecular and atomic landscapes and statues.

When: March 8th (Opening) until June 30th

Friday - 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM, Holidays - 10 AM - 8 PM (closed on holiday eves)

Where: Jaffa Museum of Antiquities at 10 Mifratz Shlomo (Saraya House)

Cost:  Adults - 30 Shekel, Children 2 + - 25 Shekel, Families of 4 - 88 Shekel 

Tickets: At the door

Night Stamp - Exhibit of Tel Aviv Nightlife based on Shirazi

This controversial exhibit glorifies Tel Aviv's nightlife art - the unique fashion, visuals, music and dance of the flamboyant, gay friendly Shimon Shirazi FFF parties. It runs at Beit-Ha'ir, the old Tel Aviv Town Hall built in the beautiful Bauhaus style.

When: Until end of April

Monday to Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday: 9 AM to 8 PM, Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 2 PM, Sunday - closed

Where: Beit Ha'ir - the Old Town House at 27 Bialik Street

Cost: 20 Shekel

Tickets: At the door

Tel Aviv News and Sports Events

macabi tel aviv news basketball euroleague games

Macabi Tel Aviv News - 2 Euroleague Top 16 Games

If you like basketball, don't miss these two exciting Euroleague games.  Macabi Tel Aviv plays twice this March here in Tel Aviv against Khimki from Russia and Besiktas from Turkey.

When: Against Khimki: March 14 - 9 PM, Against Besiktas: March 28 - 8 PM

Where: Nokia Arena, 51 Yigal Alon Street

Cost: 200 - 700 Shekel depending on the seat

Online Tickets: Macabi Tel Aviv Euroleague Games

A Huge Happening - the Annual Tel Aviv Marathon!

tel aviv marathon in march - a tel aviv happening

The annual Tel Aviv Marathon in mid-March  is a total city happening.  

Of course it's a sports event - along the beautiful Mediterranean sea shore and streets.  You can register for the full marathon, half marathon, 10 kilometer event, 4.2 kilometers, a mini kids marathon, skating half marathon and  a 30 kilometer handcycle marathon.

Besides the 35,000 runners, over a million pedestrians Tel Aviv-Yafo streets and neighborhoods while music bands and  DJ's perform on Tel Aviv beaches.

When: March 15th All day event - starts at 6:30 AM 

Where: Marathon starts near the beach, Southern tip of Charles Clore Park

Cost: between 40 - 280 Shekel to register

More Info and Registration: Tel Aviv Marathon Information Link


Tel Aviv News - Family Events for Kids

Catch the Israeli Version of the Classic 'Sound of Music'

come see sound of music in tel aviv israel news and events

Your kids will love this Israeli version of the musical 'The Sound of Music' even if they don't speak Hebrew.  Previews for critics have gotten amazing reviews.  Starting in May, it will run in the heart of Tel Aviv at the Opera House.

When: May 20th (Opening) at 9 PM

Where: Israel Opera House, 19 Shaul HaMelech Boulevard

Cost:  180 to 290 Shekel, depending on the seat

Tickets: Buy online tickets for the Musical Sound of Music in Tel Aviv

Special 'Insider' Guided Tours at the Safari and Zoo

visit the israel zoo and safari near tel aviv great for kids and families

Read more about the best Zoo and Safari Park in Israel.

Just a 15 minute drive from the center of Tel Aviv in the suburb of Ramat Gan, the Safari is a great place to visit.  I especially recommend the special 'insider' tours where you see how the zookeepers take care of the animals and your kids get to help.

The fascinating midnight tours focus on the love and mating habits of the animals and are for adults only.

Back to Nature Fun for Kids on The Farm 'HaChava'

kids activities in tel aviv events in passover pesach

The Farm (HaChava) this year celebrates Passover this year with COLOR.

There are active booths for kids between the ages  5 - 10:  colored sand, graffiti for kids, natural colors, painting with oil and water colors, creating flower wreaths, and more.  And picking buttercups straight from the field!

These are in addition to the  regular activities: the farm area,  petting and feeding zoo, obstacle course and maze,  bird-watching tours, and a nature tour.

When: Passover - Chol HaMoed Pesach, March 27th to March 30th from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Where: HaChava (the Farm), 74 Rokach Blvd, Ramat Gan entrance to Park Yehoshua

Cost: 49 Shekel per person (adult or child)

Tickets: At the entrance. Try to arrive early to avoid the crowds.

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