Tel Aviv Events & Highlights - June 2012
The International student film Festival
(June 2nd- 9th, Tel Aviv University)
The International student film festival is held every other year in June, when hundreds of students, lecturers and guests from the cinema industry, all gather at the Tel-Aviv university for a week of cinema related activities. The festival includes film screenings, workshops, conferences and special projects. To date, this festival is considered one of the most important festivals of its kind.
Tel Aviv White Night Event
(June 30th, Tel Aviv)
The annual White Night celebrations through the years have attracted many people from all over the world to Tel Aviv, the city that earned its status as an international heritage site. For the 9th year in a row, the city of Tel Aviv is holding the White Night event this June. This year the events will include various performances, all night shopping, art sales, yoga workshops, folk street dancing, tours, night-club parties and more. The museums will be open, free of charge, all night long, and many restaurants will offer lower prices on the menu, late in to the night. All music lovers, be sure not to miss the Balkan Beat Box's show at 1 am, at Dizengoff Center. For the bargain lovers, it's recommended to visit the “Pishpeshuk”, Jaffo's famous flea market, which will be open all night. Also, various tours will be held throughout Tel Aviv - Jaffa's streets for free, during the White Night events.
Gay Pride Week
(June 3d - 8th, Gan Meir, Tel Aviv)
At the beginning of June, the city of Tel Aviv will launch its annual weekly gay - related activities. The Gay Pride Week will highlight the gay community's agenda. The pride week's top event, the Gay Pride Parade, will take place on June 8th. Like the previous years have shown, you're in for a real treat. A huge crowd of people wearing colorful attires and various forms of pride flags, will parade through the streets of the city in a rainbow of colors.
The annual slogan that was chosen for the Pride Week events is "The whole country [filled with] flags". The notion behind the words is the attempt to make the parade nation oriented, rather that local. The event will begin in Gan Meir, then march on via King George Street to the municipality building without any trucks. The trucks will join the march on Ibn Gabirol Street, all the way to Gordon beach, where every year a traditional mass party is held with many artists and musicians.