The Heat of Summers Present and Past

The Heat of Summers Present and Past

I’m pretty sure we hit traffic the first time I visited Ortaköy. I distinctly remember being in a taxi for what felt like ages, my sweaty back sticking like velcro to the fake leather seat. Matt, ...

An impressive view from the top of the Grand Bazaar (Source: A. Degenaar)

Cheap Istanbul: 8 Things to Do for under 10 TL

Summer just won't seem to quit, and we all know how the heat tends to stifle any imagination when it comes to finding ways to explore this incredible city. In an attempt to keep the mood light ...

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 2)

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 2)

For the second half of our interview, I asked Doug about his "Summer in Turkey" class.  Not only did this course have a tremendous influence on my personal life and work as an artist, but it also ...

Starting Friday: “Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing” @ DEPO Gallery

Starting Friday: Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing @ DEPO Gallery

Columbia University Global Centers presents an exhibition called "Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing" from Friday 5 September until Friday 3 October at the DEPO Gallery. It occurs in the context of the five-day workshop on "Mobilizing Memory for ...

Coming Soon: “Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action” @ DEPO Gallery

Coming Soon: Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action @ 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. It will be supplemented by an exhibition entitled "Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing", which runs ...

Jacqueline Cookies in Istanbul

Jacqueline Cookies: A Sweet Taste of Home in Cihangir

Long-term residents of Turkey know that buying cookies here can be a fraught activity. Turkish kurabiye (cookies), while delicious, are typically dry and biscuity, quite different from the

September 02, 2014 Advice & Info, Cafes & Coffee Shops
Cihangir Cool for Cats

Saturday: Quiz Night and Disco for Cats @ Cafe Nove

Cihangir Cool for Cats is back at it! Great venue, scrumptious food, huge range of international beers and spirits …and the best Quiz in Istanbul on

September 01, 2014 What's On
heat of summers present and past

The Heat of Summers Present and Past

I’m pretty sure we hit traffic the first time I visited Ortaköy. I distinctly remember being in a taxi for what felt like ages, my

September 01, 2014 Comment
BYOB

Coming Soon: 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

August 31, 2014 What's On
Jazz at Sea with Randy Esen Quartet & Şenova Ülker @ The Primetime Cruise

Friday: Jazz at Sea with Randy Esen Quartet & Şenova Ülker @ The Primetime Cruise

The Randy Esen Quartet, along with Şenova Ülker, will perform aboard The Primetime Cruise on Friday 5 September as part of this summer’s Jazz at

August 30, 2014 Music, What's On
Indila @ Suada

Tuesday: Indila @ Suada

French R&B singer Indila performs Tuesday 2 September at Suada Club on Galatasaray Island. Indila is best known for her song “Dernière danse,” which peaked

August 30, 2014 Music, What's On
cheap istanbul

Cheap Istanbul: 8 Things to Do for under 10 TL

Summer just won’t seem to quit, and we all know how the heat tends to stifle any imagination when it comes to finding ways to explore

August 29, 2014 Advice & Info
"Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing" @ DEPO Gallery

Starting Friday: “Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing” @ DEPO Gallery

Columbia University Global Centers presents an exhibition called “Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing” from Friday 5 September until Friday 3 October at the DEPO Gallery. It occurs

August 28, 2014 What's On
"Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action" @ DEPO Gallery

Coming Soon: “Women Creating Change: Mobilizing Memory for Action” @ 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. It will be

August 28, 2014 What's On
Garden Sale @ Küçükçiftlik Park

This Weekend: Garden Sale @ Küçükçiftlik Park

A “garden sale,” featuring music, shopping, and great deals, will be held at Küçükçiftlik Park on Saturday 6 September and Sunday 7 September. The third

August 28, 2014 What's On
"Summer Homes: Claiming the Coast" @ SALT Beyoğlu

Starting Friday: “Summer Homes: Claiming the Coast” @ SALT Beyoğlu

From Friday 5 September to Sunday 16 November, SALT Beyoğlu will host an exhibition entitled “Summer Homes: Claiming the Coast”. From the organizer: The summer

August 28, 2014 What's On
Darkside @ Küçükçiftlik Park

Tuesday: Darkside @ Küçükçiftlik Park

American experimental duo Darkside perform Tuesday 2 September at Küçükçiftlik Park. Darkside is made up of American-Chilean musician Nicolas Jaar and Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington,

August 28, 2014 Music, What's On
"Start with Abstraction" @ Kare Art Gallery

Starting Tuesday: “Start with Abstraction” @ Kare Art Gallery

From Tuesday 2 September until Saturday 11 October, Kare Art Gallery will host “Start with Abstraction” (Turkish: Soyutla Başlamak), an exhibition featuring abstract works by

August 28, 2014 Art, What's On
Doug Russell

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 2)

For the second half of our interview, I asked Doug about his “Summer in Turkey” class.  Not only did this course have a tremendous influence on

August 28, 2014 Art, Interviews
Pop-up Restaurant Istanbul

Saturday: Syrian Night with Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul

Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul has only a few seats left for their “Syrian Pop-Up” dinner on Saturday 6 September. Check out their official Facebook event for

August 28, 2014 Restaurants, What's On
Doug Russell 03

In Conversation with Artist Doug Russell (Part 1)

In 2008 I visited Turkey for the first time as a student from the University of Wyoming.  Together with nine of my classmates, I participated

August 27, 2014 Art, Interviews
One of Istanbul's vapurs (Source: E. McHugh)

Smoke on the Water: Istanbul’s Vapurs

With its long and colourful history, its unique geographical position, its collection of characters, cultures, and creeds, Istanbul has no shortage of laudable attributes. From

August 26, 2014 Comment, Culture
Hazhic

On Now: “Haz” & “Hiç” @ Armaggan Art & Design Gallery

Armaggan Art and Design Gallery hosts two separate solo exhibitions 3 July – 13 September. Ayşegül Kırmızı presents “Haz,” which translates to “Pleasure,” a collection

August 26, 2014 Art, What's On
West Coast Visions

On Now: West Coast Visions @ Borusan Contemporary

This summer and fall, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art finds a vacation home in Istanbul – with a significant portion of its’ collection

August 26, 2014 Art, What's On
Tarkan @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

New Date and Tickets Added – Starting Wednesday: Tarkan @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

UPDATE: The organizers have just added a sixth night on Wednesday 10 September. Tickets start at 137 TL and are available for purchase here. -

August 24, 2014 Music, What's On
Color Sky 5K @ Yenikapı Park

Coming Soon: Color Sky 5K @ Yenikapı Park

A color run is making its way to Istanbul in the form of the Color Sky 5K on Sunday 14 September at Yenikapı Park. From

August 23, 2014 What's On
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