All-night party in the White City
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All-night party in the White City

Dancing in the streets, headphones in the square, actors on the sidewalk: White Night 2013

  • Headphones party set to the techno tunes of Tel Aviv's best DJs at White Night 2013 (photo credit: Dror Garti/Flash 90)
    Headphones party set to the techno tunes of Tel Aviv's best DJs at White Night 2013 (photo credit: Dror Garti/Flash 90)
  • Indie rock band, Electra, performing at the Pisga Garden in Tel Aviv (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
    Indie rock band, Electra, performing at the Pisga Garden in Tel Aviv (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
  • Children got in on the fun of White Night as well, catching some skits and comedy routines on the streets of Jaffa (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
    Children got in on the fun of White Night as well, catching some skits and comedy routines on the streets of Jaffa (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
  • Social activists celebrate at a 'Black Night' party in south Tel Aviv on Thursday, protesting the neglect of the city's low-income neighborhoods (photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/ Flash 90)
    Social activists celebrate at a 'Black Night' party in south Tel Aviv on Thursday, protesting the neglect of the city's low-income neighborhoods (photo credit: Tomer Neuberg/ Flash 90)
  • Local street performers flocked the alleyways of Jaffa for White Night (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
    Local street performers flocked the alleyways of Jaffa for White Night (photo credit: Leeor Bronis/Times of Israel)
  • A crowd of White Night revelers taking over Tel Aviv's Ibn Gvirol Street (photo credit: Nicole Levin/Times of Israel)
    A crowd of White Night revelers taking over Tel Aviv's Ibn Gvirol Street (photo credit: Nicole Levin/Times of Israel)
  • Partying at the headphones jam (photo credit: Dror Garti/Flash 90)
    Partying at the headphones jam (photo credit: Dror Garti/Flash 90)

The White City churned out its eighth White Night Thursday, turning Tel Aviv’s streets into a public performance space with more than 70 musicians, artists, actors and dancers spinning their tunes and moves into the wee hours of the morning.

On this prime evening for pulling an all-nighter, people didn’t start flooding the streets until well past 11 p.m. Local street artists who weren’t among the select few chosen for one of the city’s venues set up shop in a kind of an alternative White Night at the center of Tel Aviv’s most recognizable streets, while hundreds of people crammed the areas around local musicians playing the Jaffa market and Rabin Square.

Alternative indie rock musicians snagged center stage spots at Tel Aviv’s coveted performance space, the Pisga Garden, while jazz bands plucked their tunes at Kedumim Square, and a band of actors set up shop in the alleys of Old Jaffa.

Those who wanted the hard-core club experience that’s made the city famous went to the WiFi Headphones Party, where participants used Radio 102 FM’s smartphone application to join in the party as the city’s best DJs spun techno tunes for the younger crowd. Those brave enough to stay up wrapped up the night with yoga at sunrise on the Tel Aviv port deck, free of charge, of course.

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