Rakı Dos and Don’ts

Rakı Dos and Don'ts

On warm nights in Istanbul everyone is out. Restaurants open their doors onto the sidewalks of back streets, creating a maze of tables and chairs. Waiters dance around the diners with bottles of spirits and plates ...

Starting Friday: “The Built Environment” @ Mixer Gallery

Starting Friday: The Built Environment @ Mixer Gallery

Mixer Gallery will be holding their exhibition "The Built Environment" from Friday 19 September to Sunday 2 November. From the organizers: Mixer is delighted to present The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul, the first show of ...

Coming Soon: Jack White @ Black Box Istanbul

Coming Soon: Jack White @ Black Box Istanbul

Jack White will be making his first visit to Turkey to play at Black Box Istanbul on Friday 7 November. Discount tickets are currently available here, but hurry up and purchase as they're sure to sell out ...

Next Week: Blonde Redhead @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Next Week: Blonde Redhead @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

American alternative rock band Blonde Redhead perform Friday 26 September and Saturday 27 September at Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi. Biography: Forming in 1994, Blonde Redhead were thrown together following a chance meeting in New York between Japanese siren Kazu ...

Next Week: Long Thursday @ SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu

Next Week: Long Thursday @ SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu

SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu will be open late on Thursday 25 September. Don't miss a free screening of Godard's Le Mépris, join guided tours of the exhibitions and enjoy discounts at the Robinson Crusose 389 bookstores ...

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Rakı Dos and Don’ts

On warm nights in Istanbul everyone is out. Restaurants open their doors onto the sidewalks of back streets, creating a maze of tables and chairs.

September 18, 2014 Advice & Info, Culture
The Built Environment

Starting Friday: “The Built Environment” @ Mixer Gallery

Mixer Gallery will be holding their exhibition “The Built Environment” from Friday 19 September to Sunday 2 November. From the organizers: Mixer is delighted to

September 18, 2014 Art, What's On
jack white

Coming Soon: Jack White @ Black Box Istanbul

Jack White will be making his first visit to Turkey to play at Black Box Istanbul on Friday 7 November. Discount tickets are currently available here,

September 17, 2014 Music, What's On
blonde redhead

Next Week: Blonde Redhead @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

American alternative rock band Blonde Redhead perform Friday 26 September and Saturday 27 September at Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi. Biography: Forming in 1994, Blonde Redhead were

September 17, 2014 Music, What's On
SALT Long Thursday

Next Week: Long Thursday @ SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu

SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu will be open late on Thursday 25 September. Don’t miss a free screening of Godard’s Le Mépris, join guided tours of

September 17, 2014 Art, What's On
barış manço

Barış Manço: 10-Song Starter Kit

How does one explain Barış Manço?  He is kind of like the Turkish John Denver, but with the notoriety of John Lennon and a fashion

September 17, 2014 Music
Tolga Çevik @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Thursday: Tolga Çevik @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish comedian and actor Tolga Çevik will perform his comedy routine Arkadaşım Hoşgeldin (“Welcome, My Friend”) on Thursday 18 September at Harbiye Open Air Theater. American-educated

September 17, 2014 Comedy, What's On
Don Diablo & Otto Knows @ Maslak Arena

Friday: Don Diablo & Otto Knows @ Maslak Arena

Dutch producer Don Diablo and Swedish DJ Otto Knows perform at Maslak Arena on Friday 19 September. Don Diablo: Dutch DJ / producer Don Diablo

September 16, 2014 Music, What's On
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
Art Department @ Indigo

Next Week: Art Department @ Indigo

Canadian DJ duo Art Department perform Friday 26 September as part of the Season Takeoff at Indigo. Biography: Art Department is the brainchild of Canadian

September 16, 2014 Music, 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

Ending Saturday: “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
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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

On Now: “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

On Now: “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
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