Since being declared the White City by UNESCO in July 2003, the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has been marking the honor in an annual one-night fest offering a slew of special events for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Tel Aviv.
Ynet has selected the hottest events to be held in 2010's White Night on July 1 including the best the city has to offer in music, food, arts and fashion. Most of the events are free of charge and open for the general public and the rest offer special discounts.
Jazz at the Station
Enjoy Jazz concerts in the newly restored Manshia Train Station, adjacent to the Neve Tzedek neighborhood and explore the many shops and special ambiance the area is becoming known for. Free admission
Manshia Train Station, near Neve Tzedek, 10 pm
Tour of Rothschild Boulevard
Walk through the beautiful boulevard as 50 of its buildings will be specially lit and enjoy various musical and theatre street shows. The boulevard has been one of the White Night's main attractions over the years.
Rothschild Boulevard, Bialik street. All night long
Gidi Gov sunrise concert
Gidi Gov, one of Israel's most recognizable and prominent artists, will be holding a special open-air nocturnal concert offering authentic Israeli music. Free admission
Northern Tzuk Beach, 1 am
Parties around the clock
- Some of the best DJ's will be mixing sounds starting 10 pm in the Charles Clor Park, adjacent to the Dolfinarium Beach.
- If you're into R&B and Hip Hop go to Bialik street where ska, afrobeat, funk and hip hop artists will perform, starting 10 pm.
- Tel Aviv's famous Dizengoff Center will host a Pop-Shop party where Dizengoff street meets King George street. The mall's stores will be open through the night.
All parties free of charge
A night at the opera
If you're an opera fan, you can get a chance to enjoy an evening of the best of the Israeli Opera's repertoire. The three-hour concert will include operas, operettas, musical numbers and Israeli songs in special arrangements. Paid admission
The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, 12:30 am
De La Guarda performance
The Israeli multicultural troupe Mayumana will hold a special De La Guarda-style show in the Tel Aviv Port. The show incorporates acrobatics, wall-climbing and breathtaking special effects. Free admission
Tel Aviv Port, 8 pm
The White Night is a great chance to visit a real Israeli market. Jaffa's flee market offers special stores, arts and crafts stalls, street theatre performances, music, exhibitions, galleries and more. Free admission
Flee market, Jaffa
Fire at Azrieli Towers
Israeli magician Hezi Din will suspend himself between the three Azrieli Towers using ropes at 330 feet high. The ropes will be set on fire and Din will try to unleash the ties and reach the security rope from which he will perform a bungee jump. Free admission
Azrieli Towers, 10 pm
Cult film in Cinematheque
If you're in a mood for a film, you're invited to watch the rock cult classic Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner's mockumentary film follows a ridiculous British rock band during its tour of the United States. Free admission
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, midnight
The city's variety of excellent restaurants will offer special deals during the White Night. The following restaurants offer single meals at NIS 88 (roughly $23) and meals for two at NIS 158 (roughly $41): Avantgarde, River Noodle Bar, Frida Kalo, Super Sushi, Vitosha, Mike's Place, Betty Ford, Max Brenner, Yaffa Cafe, Olive Leaf, Gueta, Ilan's Cafe, Primavera Tel Aviv, Honey Beach.