Top 10 things to do 457644

What to do this weekend and beyond.

Tel Aviv White Night (photo credit: Courtesy)
Tel Aviv White Night
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Roland Emmerich’s aliens are back this summer in Independence Day: Resurgence. Set 20 years after the original, this sequel sees the nations of Earth use the alien technology to develop an advanced defense system for the planet. But nothing can prepare them for an unprecedented force of alien attackers out for revenge.
It’s up to a few brave men and women to save the world from extraterrestrials once more. With Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch.
Tel Aviv’s major summer cultural tradition Tel Aviv White Night has been taking place on the last Thursday of June ever since UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site in 2003. All-night events throughout the city – from museum exhibitions and street tours to jazz concerts and dawn-closing times for shops, bars and entertainment venues – will be sure to keep you awake.
June 30 in Tel Aviv. Celebrations will be hosted at locations such as Jaffa Port and Rabin Square. For details, go to
American thrash rockers Megadeth, with their vocally pro-Israel frontman Dave Mustaine, return to carry on their mutual love affair with Israeli fans on July 2 at the Rishon Lezion LivePark. Formed in 1983 by former Metallica bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Mustaine, Megadeth is considered to be one of the four biggest thrash metal bands, alongside Anthrax, Metallica and Slayer, having sold 50 million records worldwide and received 11 Grammy nominations.
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The Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents “Growth Engines” by Israeli sculptor Eli Gur Arie. This exhibition transports visitors to an intricately detailed universe, foretelling an apocalyptic event and its ecological and biological consequences. Gur Arie builds survival surroundings with bio-mechanic elements to sustain the hybrid creatures that survive the catastrophe.
Until August 20. For more info:
Tel Aviv will once again play host to the Whisky Live event, a two-day exhibition that showcases more than 300 whiskeys and bourbons from around the globe. For NIS 119, visitors will receive a glass of Glencairn Scotch whisky and three tasting coupons. There will also be sales of gadgets and tools and many other innovations.
June 29 through 30, Ben Avigdor Complex Hall, Tel Aviv;
Popular American comedian Hannibal Buress will be making his local debut on June 29 at the Opera House in Tel Aviv. Lauded by The New York Times as a “supremely gifted and respected” comic, the 33-yearold Buress has become a national figure in the US since launching his stand-up career in 2010, thanks to three Netflix specials and a regular stint on the Comedy Central hit series Broad City, also aired in Israel.
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I Am Jerusalem is an artistic, innovative and international multimedia performance that takes viewers on a multi-sensory experience through the various layers of Jerusalem. I Am Jerusalem is set in the heart of Alrov Mamilla Avenue, inside an elastic-kinetic projection theater that alters its dimensions throughout the show. The audience experiences an electrifying journey of sights, sounds, people and scents to the Jerusalem of today, of yesterday and of tomorrow.
Secret Art – the annual art show that opens in Tel Aviv next week for the eighth consecutive year – is based on a format started by the Royal Academy in London. Hundreds of artworks are on display, with the artist’s signature concealed. The works – paintings, photos, video art and sculptures – are displayed next to one another other without hierarchy. Some of the participating artists include David Gerstein, David Tartakover and Max Epstein.
June 29 through July 8 at 34 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv
The Kamea Dance Company presents Sour Sweets, a nostalgic yet piercing look at a family’s intricate relations through the eyes of an elderly woman left alone in an old house. The dance piece tells stories that might actually be happening or may be only distant memories in her mind.
June 28 at 9 p.m., Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv.
On the night of July 1, the annual 18-km. Arad- Masada Run will give participants the opportunity to run from Arad to the western side of Masada, arriving there in time for sunrise. When the night run is over, runners can enjoy a sunrise party in the western Masada campgrounds, as well as a musical performance.
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