Monthly Tel Aviv Events

May's hottest events, exhibitions and festivals happening in the cultural capital of Israel.

  • Film festival | Docaviv
The Docaviv film festival is Israel's main film festival solely featuring documentary cinema. It is also Tel Aviv's largest film festival and takes place for ten days every year in May. Docaviv features over 80 films from Israel and abroad over its duration, many of which are national premiers, as well as hosting a huge spectrum of events which attract interested film lovers.
Cinematheque, Tel Aviv.

  • New Exhibition | Erwin Wurm
Away at home is the first solo exhibition in Israel of works by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, one of the most prominent contemporary artists. Starting in the 1990s, Wurm became known for expanding the notion of traditional sculpture and reinventing it in a series of one-minute sculptures. He places everyday objects such as clothing, furniture and other household items on pedestals throughout the gallery, and his fine drawings and simple instructions encourage the viewer to get on the pedestal and perform an action with the object- often funny.

Tel Aviv museum of Art, 27 Shaul Hamelech St.

  • Sightseeing | Sarona Complex

The Sarona complex – some 15 minutes' walk from the hotel – consists of 33 stone buildings built by the German Templer settlers in the latter half of the nineteenth century. These buildings which have been conserved and renovated, are now mostly occupied by businesses and restaurants, Sarona is a beautiful compound, with wonderful houses, grassy areas and sitting areas. There is also a visitor center which tells the story of Tel Aviv German colony in the nineteenth century.
Through breathtaking dance and music, Shen Yun's artists tell of a time when divine beings walked upon earth, leaving behind a culture that inspired generations. 
  • Opera | Theodor
A new original Israeli opera focusing on the two periods in the life of the prophet of the state of Israeli, just before he became a legend. The elderly Herzl's horrifying night journey is intertwined with scenes of joy and hope of the young Theodor as each in his own turn needs to create a new reality for himself.
The Israeli Opera, 19 Shaul Hamelech St. Tel Aviv.

  • Ballet | A Midsummer's Night Dream
Renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman of Dortmund Ballet presents his version of the Shakespearean comedy with original music that follows the journey of the dreamers on the fine line between reality and illusion through the light and dark spheres of our own existence.
The Israeli Opera, 19 Shaul Hamelech St. Tel Aviv.

  • Pop-Up Museum | Imperial Hotel Wonderland
Fifty artists have taken over the hotel's 37 rooms and various spaces and turned them into their own wonderland – a new immersive world full of magic and art in the new pop-up exhibition of curator Yaara Sachs. The old hotel opens its doors for a limited time to the general public and allows visitors to the exhibition to get lost between the three floors of the hotel and experience the first art experience of its kind in Israel.
66 Hayarkon st, Tel Aviv.

  • Conference | Biomed
Biomed is Israel's premiere and most established life sciences conference. It has positioned itself as the main annual meeting place for both Israeli and international players. The event brings together leading biotech, pharma and medical devices CEOs, heads of R&D, top academics and healthcare life science investors for networking opportunities to promote the translation of inventions into medicine distribution in and across health systems.
David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv.

Food in Tel-Aviv:

  • Top Chef Restaurant | Pastel
If you're looking for a high-end gastronomic experience, you should definitely make your way to this high-class chef restaurant located at the Tel Aviv Museum of art. You can enjoy an amazing wine pairing selection while discovering the Mediterranean cuisine, presented with a true artistic sense. Gal Ben Moshe, an awarded Michelin star chef, designed a lunch and dinner menu embracing the middle eastern cuisine and traditional cooking themes. The view from the terrace is to the sculpture garden.
Shaul Hamelech Blvd 27, Tel Aviv.

  • Local cuisine | Habasta
On a small street leading out of the Carmel market, you will find this street food place, small but perfectly formed, where every product is sourced from the fresh market.
Chef Alon Amir is in charge and offers an extensive menu which changes daily. Enjoy a wonderful lunch, dinner or breakfast in the frenzy and good vibes of the city's most famous market.
If you are looking for  a restaurant that serves fresh from the market cuisine in Tel Aviv – this is the place for you. They also serve tapas and have an excellent wine list to accompany the food.

Hashomer St. 4, Tel Aviv.