This Weekend: Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

This Weekend: Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

The Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival will take place from Friday 22 August to Sunday 24 August at Safari Life Istanbul. The festival will feature live performances from Turkish and European DJs including Dj Tarkan, Ahmet Şendil, ...

St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

Nowadays Istanbul is known for its mosques, but prior to 1453, Constantinople was a completely Christian city replete with churches. Many of them exist to this day: Hagia Sofia and Chora Church are the most renowned examples, but there is ...

ColoNie: Karaköy’s New Gem

ColoNie: Karaköy's New Gem

One day I went a-wandering.  I set out for an entire day of tourism, hitting some of Istanbul's must see hot-spots. I had planned a whole day devoted to the Istanbul Modern, Galata Tower, and Sur ...

Tonight: Yeni Türkü @ Jolly Joker

Tonight: Yeni Türkü @ Jolly Joker

Popular Turkish band Yeni Türkü perform Friday 22 August at Jolly Joker. Since the release of their first album, Buğdayın Türküsü, in 1979, Yeni Türkü have become one of the best-selling bands in Turkey. Despite many changes ...

On Now: Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

On Now: Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

From 17-27 August, Studio-X Istanbul will host a series of lectures entitled "Echoing Borders" centered around refugee crises across the world today. From the organizer: 'Echoing Borders' starts with a lecture on 'Turkey's Law on Refugees', August 17. Talk ...

Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

This Weekend: Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival @ Safari Life

The Hypnosis Electronic Music Festival will take place from Friday 22 August to Sunday 24 August at Safari Life Istanbul. The festival will feature live

August 21, 2014 Music, What's On
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St. Mary of the Mongols: The Last Byzantine Church

Nowadays Istanbul is known for its mosques, but prior to 1453, Constantinople was a completely Christian city replete with churches. Many of them exist to this day: Hagia

August 21, 2014 Culture, Reviews
Colonie in Karakoy

ColoNie: Karaköy’s New Gem

One day I went a-wandering.  I set out for an entire day of tourism, hitting some of Istanbul’s must see hot-spots. I had planned a

August 20, 2014 Restaurants, Reviews
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Yabangee Discount: International Student Welcoming Boat Party

Yabangee has arranged a discounted price for HangLoose & ESCO’s International Student Welcoming Boat Party on Wednesday 17 September. For those new to the city,

August 19, 2014 What's On
Handmade soaps at Nahıl

Socially-Conscious Turkish Souvenirs at Nahıl Gift Shop

There comes a time for all of us when we have to purchase Turkish souvenirs for curious kith and kin back home. To get them

August 18, 2014 Advice & Info
Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

On Now: Echoing Borders @ Studio-X

From 17-27 August, Studio-X Istanbul will host a series of lectures entitled “Echoing Borders” centered around refugee crises across the world today. From the organizer:

August 17, 2014 What's On
"As the Crow Flies" @ French Cultural Center

Ending Soon: “As the Crow Flies” @ French Cultural Center

From 2 April-31 August, Turkish illustrator Selçuk Demirel’s exhibition “À Vol D’Oiseau” (“As the Crow Flies”) will be on display at the French Cultural Center.

August 16, 2014 Art, What's On
Yeni Türkü @ Jolly Joker

Tonight: Yeni Türkü @ Jolly Joker

Popular Turkish band Yeni Türkü perform Friday 22 August at Jolly Joker. Since the release of their first album, Buğdayın Türküsü, in 1979, Yeni Türkü

August 16, 2014 Music, What's On
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Hiring: Qualified Teachers at TIPPS

From the advertiser: TIPPS, a renowned international TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT test prep center located on the European side of Istanbul, is currently in

August 15, 2014 Jobs
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Come Play: Live-Action Game of Assassin

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the game Assassin, a live-action game where your objective is to rid of your opponents using mock weapons

August 15, 2014 What's On
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Ending Saturday: <40 @ Elgiz Contemporary Art Museum

Now through August 23, The Elgiz Museum’s temporary Terrace Exhibitions presents <40, a collection of sculptures from artists under the age of 40. From the

August 15, 2014 Art, What's On
Pop-up Restaurant Istanbul

Saturday: Singapore Sling Chinese Style with Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul

Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul has only a few seats left for their “Singapore Sling Chinese Style” dinner on Saturday 23 August. Check out their official Facebook

August 15, 2014 Restaurants, What's On
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Hiring: Native English Teachers @ Several Istanbul Schools

It’s that time of year when schools begin hiring native English teachers for the approaching academic year. We regularly receive e-mails requesting prospective candidates, so we

August 15, 2014 Advice & Info, Blog, Jobs
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Yabangee Seeks New Intern & Contributors

Yabangee is an English resource for foreigners living in the great city of Istanbul. As the summer slowly approaches, we are continuing to grow as

August 15, 2014 Blog, Jobs, Yabangee Blog
Monica Molina in Istanbul

A Pleasant Evening with Monica Molina

It seems that the staff at the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Amphitheater had me in mind when scheduling this month’s program. It feels as if they

August 14, 2014 Music, Reviews
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Book Review: Mark Wyers’ “Wicked Istanbul”

Fun Fact: There are around 60 state-run brothels in Turkey. This may be surprising given Turkey’s reputation as a conservative, rather religious country. So, how

August 13, 2014 Culture, Reviews
Open Air Cinema @ Zorlu Center - Yabangee

On Now: Open Air Cinema @ Zorlu Center

The Zorlu Center will be screening films outdoors every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. throughout August. The films being shown include Disney animated film Planes from

August 12, 2014 Cinema Listings, What's On
Jazz at Sea with Ayşe Gencer Quartet @ The Primetime

Friday: Jazz at Sea with Ayşe Gencer Quartet & Imer Demirer @ The Primetime

The Ayşe Gencer Quartet, along with Imer Demirer, will perform aboard The Primetime Cruise on Friday 22 August as part of this summer’s Jazz at

August 12, 2014 Music, What's On
Mosque of Minuchir with the Cathedral in the background (Source: Z. Guven)

Ani: A Timeless Beauty on the Edge of Turkey

I remember walking down the large avenues and neatly perpendicular streets of Washington, D.C. not too long ago, longing for old buildings and crooked city

August 12, 2014 Culture, Travel
The Human Body Exhibition @ Istanbul Aquarium - Yabangee

On Now: The Human Body Exhibition @ Istanbul Aquarium

The Istanbul Aquarium will host The Human Body Exhibition through Sunday 31 August. From the organizer: Discover the inner terrains and outer borders of the

August 11, 2014 Uncategorized
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Ending Soon: Free Yoga Wednesdays @ Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum will open its garden for free yoga classed  from Cihangir Yoga this summer through August 27th. Classes will be held 8:30 to 9:45

August 11, 2014 Sport, What's On
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