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No matter what season, Tel Aviv throbs with activity after sundown. Strollers are out on the boulevards, people-watchers crowd the cafes, clubs and discos bustle and crash, and restaurants are packed. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays are the big nights out; Sunday and weekday nights are quieter.

To find out what’s going on in the city, pick up a free copy of “Time Out Tel Aviv,” available at many hotels, or buy “The Herald Tribune” or “The Jerusalem Post” Friday morning editions, which contain weekend magazines that list everything there is to do and see. Also pick up “Events in the Tel Aviv Region” and other free tourist publications from the travel desk of your hotel (or check out the Sheraton’s well-stocked information shelves just to the left of the main entrance).

In addition to the listings, Hayarkon Park (tel. 03/642-2828), at the northern edge of Tel Aviv, hosts large outdoor concerts; there are also concerts in Hayarkon Park’s Wohl Amphitheater (tel. 03/521-8210).

The Performing Arts

While Jerusalem has many cultural offerings, Tel Aviv is the true performance center of Israel. The Mann Auditorium is the home of the Israel Philharmonic, The Israel Ballet is also centered in Tel Aviv. Major ticket outlets are Le’an, 101 Dizengoff St. (tel. 03/524-7373; www.leaan.co.il); Hadran, 90 Ibn Givrol St. (tel. 03/521-5200; www.hadran.co.il); and Castel, 153 Ibn Givrol St. (tel. 03/604-5000; www.eventim.co.il).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.