Coming Soon: “Stratum” @ Dirimart

Coming Soon: Stratum @ Dirimart

Cenk Akaltun will be showing his first solo exhibition "Stratum" at Dirimart art gallery from Tuesday 23 September to Saturday 18 October. The exhibition will feature a selection of Akaltun's work, some of which he began ...

Lady Gaga @ ITU Stadium

Lady Gaga @ ITU Stadium

Good news little monsters, pop legend Lady Gaga just confirmed she will stop in Istanbul on 16 September during her world tour, artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball. Gaga, one of the top global touring acts of our time, ...

Friday:  Kardeş Türküler @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre

Friday: Kardeş Türküler @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre

The must-see group of Turkish folk music will be playing at Cemil Topuzlu Açık Hava Tiyatrosu this Friday. Kardeş Türküler, a group that presents traditional folk music of Anatolia as well as original compositions in elaborate, ...

On Now: “Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action”  Workshop @ DEPO Gallery

On Now: Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action Workshop @ DEPO Gallery

Columbia University Global Centers presents a workshop entitled "Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action" from 15-20 September at the DEPO Gallery, which includes public roundtables on Wednesday 17 September. It will be supplemented by an exhibition ...

On Now: Work In Progress @ Gallery mcrd

On Now: Work In Progress @ Gallery mcrd

Gallery mcrd will be hosting their "Work in Progress" exhibition from Wednesday 10 September through Tuesday 28 October. From the organizer: “Work in Progress" is Yasemin Cengiz Çağatay's second solo exhibition and is presented along with the gallery ...

cenk akaltun stratum

Coming Soon: “Stratum” @ Dirimart

Cenk Akaltun will be showing his first solo exhibition “Stratum” at Dirimart art gallery from Tuesday 23 September to Saturday 18 October. The exhibition will

September 16, 2014 Art, What's On
Kardeş Türküler @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Friday: Kardeş Türküler @ Harbiye Open Air Theatre

The must-see group of Turkish folk music will be playing at Cemil Topuzlu Açık Hava Tiyatrosu this Friday. Kardeş Türküler, a group that presents traditional

September 15, 2014 Music, What's On
"Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action" @ DEPO Gallery

On Now: “Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action” Workshop @ DEPO Gallery

Columbia University Global Centers presents a workshop entitled “Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action” from 15-20 September at the DEPO Gallery, which includes public roundtables

September 14, 2014 What's On
Jazz at Sea with Neşet Ruacan & Elif Çağlar @ The Primetime

Friday: Jazz at Sea with Neşet Ruacan & Elif Çağlar @ The Primetime

Turkish jazz musicians Neşet Ruacan and Elif Çağlar will perform aboard The Primetime Cruise on Friday 19 September as part of this summer’s Jazz at

September 14, 2014 Music, What's On
Göksel @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Next Week: Göksel @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish folk pop/rock singer Göksel performs Monday 22 September at Harbiye Open Air Theater. Biography: Göksel was born as Göksel Demirpençe in Istanbul. While studying

September 14, 2014 Music, What's On
galerimcrd-dream

On Now: Work In Progress @ Gallery mcrd

Gallery mcrd will be hosting their “Work in Progress” exhibition from Wednesday 10 September through Tuesday 28 October. From the organizer: “Work in Progress” is

September 13, 2014 Art, What's On
"A Timeless Taste, A Royal Wardrobe" @ Istanbul'74

Starting Wednesday: “A Timeless Taste, A Royal Wardrobe” @ Istanbul’74

From Wednesday 17 September until Wednesday 15 October, Istanbul’74 Galatasaray presents “”A Timeless Taste, A Royal Wardrobe,” an exhibition featuring some of the wardrobe of

September 13, 2014 Art, What's On
One of the Sofar concerts   in Istanbul (Source: Sofar Sounds Istanbul)

Istanbul’s Next Big Concert Venue: Your Apartment

For those who are new to the city or unfamiliar with Turkish artists, Istanbul’s local music scene might seem alluring, if also slightly out of

September 12, 2014 Advice & Info, Music
"From England with Love, Ismail Saray" @ SALT Galata

On Now: “From England with Love, Ismail Saray” @ SALT Galata

An exhibition entitled “From England with Love, Ismail Saray” will be on display at SALT Galata from Saturday 13 September until Sunday 2 November. From the

September 12, 2014 Art, What's On
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Saturday: A Yabangee Student Social ft. Taxim Sound, Rubber Walrus and More…

Yabangee Student will be hosting their first student social on Saturday 20 September at Tunnel Sahne. The event will feature Taxim Sound, Rubber Walrus and

September 12, 2014 Music, What's On
Duman & MFÖ @ Life Park

Saturday: Duman & MFÖ @ Life Park

Turkish rock bands Duman and MFÖ perform Saturday 20 September at Life Park in Sarıyer. Duman: It’s hard to place Duman under a single genre,

September 12, 2014 Music, What's On
"The Recollection of Colors" @ artON

Starting Tuesday: “The Recollection of Colors” @ artON

“The Recollection of Colors,” a solo exhibition showcasing the work of German painter Ulrich Erben, will be on display at artON from Tuesday 16 September

September 12, 2014 Art, What's On
All Originals Istanbul @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

Saturday: Adidas All Originals Istanbul @ KüçükÇiftlik Park

The fifth Adidas All Originals Istanbul, a concert series featuring upcoming and established musicians from around the world, will take place Saturday 20 September at

September 11, 2014 Music, What's On
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Turkey’s First Inter-campus Sustainability Competition

Students Go Green Turkey’s first inter-campus sustainability competition, ‘Students Go Green’, was made possible by the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul and its funding of the

September 11, 2014 Blog
Bizce kuru

Insider Trading: Bizce Kuru

Kuru fasulye translates terribly into English as “dry beans”. However, anyone who’s tasted this dish knows that these beans are nothing of the sort. Although

September 11, 2014 Advice & Info, Restaurants
Sıla @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Wednesday: Sıla @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish pop singer Sıla Gençoğlu, best known as just “Sıla,” performs Wednesday 17 September at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre. Sıla’s career is still in

September 11, 2014 Music, What's On
"Unutterable Expressions" @ The Empire Project

On Now: “Unutterable Expressions” @ The Empire Project

From Thursday 11 September until Saturday 18 October, The Empire Project Gallery will host “Unutterable Expressions,” a solo exhibition by artist C.M. Kösemen. From the

September 10, 2014 Art, What's On
Rana Begum Exhibition @ Galeri Manâ

On Now: Rana Begum Exhibition @ Galeri Manâ

From Tuesday 16 September until Saturday 18 October, the works of London-based artist Rana Begum will be on display at Galeri Manâ. From the organizers:

September 10, 2014 Art, What's On
Galatasaray vs. Anderlecht @ Türk Telekom Arena

Tuesday: Galatasaray vs. Anderlecht @ Türk Telekom Arena

Istanbul giants Galatasaray host Anderlecht, Belgium’s most successful football team, on Tuesday 16 September at the Türk Telekom Arena in the group stage UEFA Champions

September 10, 2014 Sport, What's On
BYOB

Wednesday: International Student Welcoming Boat Party

HangLoose & ESCO’s International Student Welcoming Boat Party takes place on Wednesday 17 September. For those new to the city, it looks to be a grand

September 10, 2014 What's On
Cupper's in Beşiktaş

Cupper’s Coffee Station: A Cafe with Soul

Feeling crushed after a long day at work or suffocated by the humidity and chaos of the city, many might want nothing more than a

September 10, 2014 Advice & Info, Cafes & Coffee Shops
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