Tel Aviv is the perfect city for a sun-soaked, urban holiday, with its premier location on the Mediterranean Sea and hotspot for local artists, chefs, designers, musicians and all-around creatives. To live and experience the city like a local, travelers can participate, attend and take part in a wide-range of programs, festivals and content to truly make their visit to Tel Aviv an authentic and culture experience.
Wednesday, January 28: Electro Music Dance Party at Anna Loulou If dancing to disco, house and soulful dance music is your cup of tea, then head to Anna LouLou on Wednesday. The Arabic-Israeli hipster bar is a popular hangout for locals looking to let loose over cold Arak drinks and dance the night away. Tel Aviv DJ and nightlife fixture Haim Vitali will be manning the decks and keeping the music flowing til the early morning hours. Anna LouLou is located on a small side street in Jaffa, so make sure to seek directions before heading over.
Thursday, January 29: Art Galleries and Exhibition Openings Thursday night in Tel Aviv is known as the marquee time for inspiring art exhibition openings in gallery spaces across the city. Pay visits to Meshuna Gallery on Herzl Street for weekly opening events -- or Dvir Gallery, ArtSpace or Feinberg Projects for revolving displays of works by contemporary Israeli artists. For the latest openings and art gallery listings, visit the blog of art curator and tour guide Sarah Peguine aka Oh So Arty: http://ohsoarty.com/ Friday, January 30: "Fiberglass" art exhibition at Casino San Remo One of Tel Aviv's most sought-after hip hangouts is Casino San Remo, a bar/cafe/restaurant in Jaffa's Noga Complex known for serving a wide-range of cultural and creative events, commonly on Friday afternoons when the city's populace is off of work and enjoying the day. This Friday, Casino San Remo will host an art event dedicated to surfing and surfing culture, featuring Djs and live surf rock music by Rock, Paper Scissors, as well as second-hand surf and skate gear, artist-painted surf and skateboards and on-hand artists available to pain or decorate any item you may bring with Mediterranean-influenced surf designs. https://www.facebook.com/casinosanremo