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October Events in 2012

Here is our handpicked list of the best Tel Aviv news and events for October!

Like September, October is a holiday month as all of Israel celebrates the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (the 7 day Feast of Tabernacles). Visit our page on public Israel holidays for specific dates and details.

Israeli kids are on vacation for nearly two weeks so October events are full of kids activities and things to do with the entire family.

So here is what’s happening this October in the city that never sleeps! You can click on the Tel Aviv News and Events Quick Links below or read through the page:

Tel Aviv News - Music Events in October

Tel Aviv News - International DJ's in October

Tel Aviv has an amazing party scene, especially during this holiday month of October celebrating Sukkot (Tabernacles). For more about where to go out in Tel Aviv, visit our pages on Tel Aviv nightlife.

In October some of the world’s best DJs play in Tel Aviv clubs.

Skazi Concert at the Tel Aviv Port

tel aviv news october events skazi at the  tel aviv port sukkot

The Skazi worldwide tour ends in Israel this Sukkot (Tabernacles) holiday. Don’t miss Skazi’s pulsating trance music played in their birthplace!

When: October 4, 12 AM - 6 AM

Where: Hangar 11, 1 Yordei HaSira Street at the Tel Aviv Port

Cost: Regular - 129 Shekel, VIP – 169 Shekel

Tickets: Skazi Trance DJ Tickets Online

tel aviv october events dj pagano at gay-friendly fff line

DJ Pagano Plays at Gay-Friendly FFF Line

Pagano is one of the hottest British DJ’s of the gay European club scene. He plays this Sukkot (Tabernacles) at Shirazi FFF - the best (and wildest) gay friendly line in Tel Aviv at Haoman 17 Club.

When: October 5, 12 AM - 6 AM

Where: Haoman 17 Club, 88 Abarbanel Street

Cost: 150 – 200 Shekel

Tickets: Call 03-681-3636

Grand Opening - Fetish Line at new Bootleg Club
DJ Techno Giant John Tejade Plays!

fetish line at bootleg club legendary dj ilya

Fetish Fridays is the best and longest running underground line in Tel Aviv. It's latest reincarnation is at the Bootleg Club (formerly Maxim Club).

Don't miss the Grand Opening with amazing techno giant DJ John Tejada. It promises to be a great party!

When: October 11, 12 AM - 7 AM

Where: Bootleg Club, 48 King George Street (formerly Maxim Club)

Cost: 50 Shekel

Tickets: Call 052-624-2454

New Debut - 80’s Line at The Dog Club

One of Israel’s legendary DJ’s Choopi opens a new line featuring 80’s, New Wave and Electronic Music at The Dog. This opening night will have great energy.

Who: 30+ Crowd

When: October 7 from 11 PM - 6 AM

Where: The Dog, 23 Carlebach Street

Cost: Until 12:30 AM, entrance is free. After 12:30 – 30 Shekel

Tickets: At the door

Tel Aviv News - Classical Music Events

Pianist Yuja Wang and the Israel Philharmonic

Pianist Yuja Wang with the Israeli Philharmonic this October.

Don’t miss this magical performances of pianist Yuja Wang who started playing at age 6. This is her first time in Israel and she will play different compositions, including Mahler conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Where: The Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University Campus


Oct 4, 5, 6 at 8:30 PM

Oct. 8 at 7:00 PM

Oct. 10 at 8:30 PM

Oct. 11 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM

Oct. 12 at 2:00 PM

Oct 13 at 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM

Cost: Between 220 – 346 Shekel per concert

Tickets: 1-700-703030 or 03-6211777

Tel Aviv News – Rock & World Music Concerts

The Jesus and Mary Chain Rock Tel Aviv!

october in tel aviv news and events jesus and mary chain

This legendary Scottish alternative band arrive and play for the first time ever in Israel this October.

When: October 18 and 19, 10 PM

Where: the Barbie Club, 53 Kibbutz Galuyot Street

Cost: 199 Shekel

Tickets: Call 03-5378002. Online tickets available soon.

Johnny Hallyday Rocks at Tel Aviv Nokia Arena

johnny hallyday at tel aviv in october

His real name is Jean-Philippe Smet. This French rock and roll legend - called the French Elvis Presley - arrives in Tel Aviv this year as part of his grand world tour.

When: October 30, Doors open at 8:30 PM

Where: Nokia Arena, 51 Yigal Alon Street

Cost: 300 – 500 Shekel

Tickets: call IsraStage 03-602-3619

Best Greek Zeibekiko and Laika Singer in Tel Aviv!

tel aviv news greek laika singer margaritis in october

Come and enjoy classic Mediterranean Laika singing which Israelis and Greeks love! Legendary Giorgos Margaritis sings traditional Greek Zeibekiko dance songs.

When: October 3

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

Cost: 250 Shekel - 300 Shekel (depending on seat location)


Greek Singer Margaritis Tickets Online

Spanish Flamenco Meets Israel Pop!

october telaviv events joint performance of antonio carmona and pablo rozenberg spanish flamenco and israeli pop

Pablo Rozenberg is an Israeli pop star originally from Argentina. Antonio Carmona sings Flamenco style music in Madrid. Together they sing up a storm at the Tel Aviv port!

When: October 25

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

Cost: 160 Shekel

Tickets: Antonio Carmona and Pablo Rozenberg Online Tickets

Tel Aviv News - Sport Events in October

'Tour de Tel Aviv' Marathon and Cycling Festival!

Every Sukkot, Tel Aviv hosts a 3 day biking festival, culminating in 3 biking marathons routes around the city:

  • 7.5 kilometer route
  • 22 kilometer route
  • 42 kilometer route

Tourists don't worry - bike rentals are available!

sovev tel aviv annual cycling marathon and festival

Where: Rabin Square just near City Hall

When: October 3, 4, 5

Marathon Costs: 60 Shekel per person. 150 Shekel for a family of 4

Optional Bike Rentals for the Marathon:

60 shekel per adult, 40 shekel per child

There are 3 Bike Marathon Registration Options:

Via internet (in Hebrew only):

By Phone or email: 03-953-3352 or

At Kikar Rabin Information Booth on October 3 -4, 10 AM to 8 PM.

The Biking Festival Program Includes:

1. Extreme Biking Courses (including ramps, beams, and more!)

October 3, 10 AM – 1 PM or 4 – 7 PM

October 4, 10 AM – 1 PM or 4 – 7 PM

October 5, 8 AM – 1 PM

You must bring a bike and helmet.

2. Bike Art Course – under the Guidance of Rami Meiri

Join world renown graffiti street artist Rami Meiri as he guides visitors of all ages in painting and decorating their own bikes.

October 3, 2 – 8 PM

October 4, 2 – 8 PM

October 5, 8 AM – 1 PM

3. Open-air Spinning Classes in Rabin Square

Each spinning class runs for 40 minutes.

The amount of spinning bikes available so first come first serve. Do pre-register to reserve a bike, either at the information booth at Rabin Square or by calling 03-571-1575 ext. 241 or 228 from Sun. to Thurs. between 9 AM – 5 PM.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to each class

Oct. 3, 5:00 - 5:40 PM and 6:30 – 7:10 PM

Oct. 4, 5:00 - 5:40 PM and 6:30 – 7:10 PM

Oct. 5, 8:30 – 9:20 AM, 9:30 – 10:10 AM 10:30 – 11:10 AM

4. Tour de Tel Aviv Cycling Marathon Around the City

Enjoy one of the 3 gorgeous bike routes riding along Tel Aviv boulevards, highways and seaside promenade.

Note: you must pre-register for the Tour de Tel Aviv before October 2nd by internet or sign up on October 3 - 4.

A full rider’s kit will be distributed to cyclists on Oct. 3 – 4 at Rabin Square. Make sure to bring an ID (passport or Israeli ID card).

Route 1 – 42 kilometers – From age 16 and up. Starts at 7 AM sharp.

Route 2 – 22 kilometers – From age 8 and up. Children between 8 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Starts at 8:15 AM.

Route 1 – 7.5 kilometers – Good for all ages. Starts at 9:30 AM.

Annual Tel Aviv 10 Kilometer Night Run

Last year, 16,000 runners ran 10 kilometers through Tel Aviv streets and boulevards! This year more are expected.

Where: Run starts at Rabin Square just near City Hall

When: October 30th at approximately 8 PM (Run start times are staggered based on your estimated run speed)

Cost: 150 Shekel per person (no group discount), 30 Shekel extra for phone registration

Online Registration: Click here

Registration by phone:

1-700-700-305 from Sun. to Thurs. between 10:00 AM to 5 PM

Tel Aviv News & Dance Events in October

Decadent DecaDance by Batsheva Ensemble

“Mr. Naharin’s weird and wonderful poetry of the body speaks so clearly,’ wrote Roslyn Sulcas in the New York Times about DecaDance, a compilation of 8 or more exhilarating pieces choreographed by Ohad Naharin over the past twenty years. You’ll love it!

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

When: Oct 17, 18, 19, 20 at 9 PM

Cost: 130 or 150 Shekel (depending on the seat)

Tickets: Call 03-5105656

Batsheva in Open Dance Sessions this Fall

Each of these impromptu dance sessions, performed by Israel’s premier dance company Batsheva, is different, open and spontaneous. A truly unique dance experience.

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


October 5 at 2 PM

October 6 at 7 PM and 9 PM

October 26 at 2 PM

October 27 at 7 PM and 9 PM

Cost: 70 -90 Shekel

Tickets: Call 03-5105656

Tel Aviv News & Events - Alvin Ailey Co. Arrive!

alvin ailey dance in tel aviv october at israel opera house

Last year, Telavivians fell in love with Alvin Ailey’s exuberant dance and invited them back for an encore!

Where: Israel Opera House, 19 Shaul HaMelech Street


October 2 at 8 PM

October 3 at 8 PM

October 4 at 8 PM,

October 5 at 1 PP and at 9 PM

October 6 at 4 PM and at 8 PM

Cost: 289 – 348 Shekel (depending on the seat)

Tickets: Call 03-692-7777

Tel Aviv News - La Traviata Ballet from Argentina

tel aviv dance news and events la traviata ballet inaki urlezaga dances and choreographs

This awe-inspiring version of La Traviata based on Verdi’s opera La Traviata is choreographed and danced by Inaki Urlezaga, Argentina’s dance hero.

Where: Israel Opera House, 19 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard

When: Oct 22, 23, 25, 27 at 8 PM, October 26 at 2 PM

Cost: 149 – 299 Shekel (depending on the seat)

Tickets: Call 03-692-7777 Sun. to Thur. from 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Tel Aviv News - Art Events in October

Michael Baryshnikov's 1st Photography Exhibit

tel aviv art news and events dance this way michael baryshnikov photography exhibit of dance around the world

Baryshnikov isn’t just an extraordinary dancer but also an extraordinary photographer. His photos in Dance This Way, his first exhibit, capture unusual and magical dance moments from all over the world!

When: October 24 – 27

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

Cost: Free of charge

Tel Aviv News - Free Art Event From Paris
Salon d'Automne in Israel at the Jaffa Port

salon d'automne israel at the jaffa port tel aviv events and news

Don't miss the first ever Salon d'Automne Israel at the Jaffa Port for 5 days this fall! On display will be 500 works of French artists , together with 500 works of young, aspiring Israeli artists.

Best of all, admission is free for the general public.

When: October 31st until November 4th

October 31 from 12 - 6 PM

Nov 1 from 12 - 10 PM

Nov 2 from 10 to 8 PM

Nov 3 from 10 to 10 PM

Nov 4 from 12 to 8 PM

Where: Jaffa Port, Hangar 1

Cost: Free of charge

Haunting Boltanski Art Exhibit- Last Month

tel aviv art exhibit christian boltanski at the nahum guttman musuem in neve tzedek

Tel Aviv has a lively and vibrant art scene.

These are the last weeks of a haunting, beautiful exhibit by French artist Christian Boltanski at the Nahum Gutman Museum in Neve Tzedel.

Boltanski is sometimes called the artist of the shadows. His evocative works explore issues relating to memory and loss.

When: Until 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, On Fridays – free of charge

Tel Aviv News - Kid Events in October

Insider Tours at the Israel Zoo and Safari

israel zoo and safari special events and tours until end of sukkot october events in tel aviv

The Israel Safari, a 15 minute drive from the center of Tel Aviv, offers fascinating guided tours for kids early in the morning or in the evenings for kids above 3 years old. Read more about the best Zoo and Safari Park in Israel.

You and your kids will spend 2-3 hours with the guide, on the safari train, walking through selected parts of the zoo, seeing how the zookeepers take care of the animals. You will be able to feed some animals too!

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

Bodies Exhibition - Fun, Creepy & Educational!

bodies exhibition in tel aviv at the old train station during sukkot october

The Bodies Exhibition is in Tel Aviv until October 21st at HaTachana - the Old Train Station. It gives you a closeup view of the human body using preserved real human bodies!

Sounds weird?

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

Click here more for more information, schedules and cost Bodies Exhibit in Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv News - A New and Magical Kid Event

'Journey Among Dreams'

tel aviv news and events in october Journey Amoung Dreams a Magical Event for the family

Artist: Sebastian Koch depicting a child's dream

This 3 week exhibition at the Jaffa Port is a must-see. You'll love it...

Its all about real children's dreams portrayed in paintings, animated films and crafts. Read more at A Magical Kid Event.

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