Rain or Shine, Minipax Played On

Rain or Shine, Minipax Played On

The Minipax Festival was besieged by rain storms for a second year in a row, much to the chagrin of most of the attendees. To the organizers credit, they rallied to try and rectify an unfortunate ...

Paulius Masteika

Ask an Expat: 3D Animator Paulius Masteika

“I see myself as world citizen. The whole world is my home but I have to say, Istanbul is the place where I see my future,” says Paulius Masteika, a 3D animator based in Istanbul. He ...

Coming Soon: 14th Istanbul Biennial “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms”

Coming Soon: 14th Istanbul Biennial SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms

IKSV's 14th Istanbul Biennial "SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms" is set to begin on Saturday 5 September through Sunday 1 November. The long-anticipated project, drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, features over 80 participants from across the world ...

Apply Now: “Open Call” @ Open Studio Days

Apply Now: Open Call @ Open Studio Days

Open Studio Days has kicked off their "Open Call" for the 2015 edition taking place from Friday 2 through Sunday 4 October. Non-commercial and independent art organizations, designers, illustrators, visual artists and artist-run spaces are all ...

Starting Next Week: “Tarlabaşı Contemporary” @ PASAJ Istanbul

Starting Next Week: Tarlabaşı Contemporary @ PASAJ Istanbul

PASAJ, in conjunction with Local A. and the Tarlabaşı Community Center, will host an exhibition titled "Tarlabaşı Contemporary" from Friday 4 September until Sunday 13 September. The show features the work of artist duo Local A (Jenny ...

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Rain or Shine, Minipax Played On

The Minipax Festival was besieged by rain storms for a second year in a row, much to the chagrin of most of the attendees. To

August 28, 2015 Music, Reviews
Paulius Masteika

Ask an Expat: 3D Animator Paulius Masteika

“I see myself as world citizen. The whole world is my home but I have to say, Istanbul is the place where I see my

August 28, 2015 Interviews
Cihangir Cool for Cats

Next Week: Quiz Night 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

August 27, 2015 What's On
14th Istanbul Biennial

Coming Soon: 14th Istanbul Biennial “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms”

IKSV‘s 14th Istanbul Biennial “SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms” is set to begin on Saturday 5 September through Sunday 1 November. The long-anticipated project,

August 27, 2015 Art, What's On
open studio days

Apply Now: “Open Call” @ Open Studio Days

Open Studio Days has kicked off their “Open Call” for the 2015 edition taking place from Friday 2 through Sunday 4 October. Non-commercial and independent

August 27, 2015 Art, What's On
tarlabaşı contemporary

Starting Next Week: “Tarlabaşı Contemporary” @ PASAJ Istanbul

PASAJ, in conjunction with Local A. and the Tarlabaşı Community Center, will host an exhibition titled “Tarlabaşı Contemporary” from Friday 4 September until Sunday 13 September.

August 27, 2015 Art, What's On
sabanci museum zero

Starting Next Week: “ZERO. Countdown to the Future” @ Sakıp Sabancı Museum

The Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host an exhibition titled “ZERO. Countdown to the Future” from Wednesday 2 September 2015 until Sunday 10 January 2016. The

August 26, 2015 Art, What's On
Leeann taking a birds eye view of Turkey above Oludeniz.

In Conversation with Leeann Murphy of Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast

The recently released Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast is a not-so-ordinary guidebook. At 480 pages in full-color, it’s the perfect companion for any trip to

August 25, 2015 Interviews, Travel
small projects istanbul

Next Week: Happy Hour Fundraiser for Small Projects Istanbul @ Café Lumiere

Small Projects Istanbul, a local nonprofit focused on helping children and young people from Syria access education in Turkey, will be hosting a happy hour

August 24, 2015 What's On
respect

Ending Saturday: “Respect” @ Bozlu Art Project

Bozlu Art Project will host their multi-artist exhibition “Respect”, curated by Oğuz Erten, from Tuesday 9 June through Saturday 29 August. From the organizer: In

August 24, 2015 Art, What's On
TurkishIstanbul

Introducing TurkishIstanbul: Unique Courses for Learning Turkish

From the advertiser: 9 Reasons You Should Learn Turkish with TurkishIstanbul.com: 1. Courses are customized to fit individual student needs and learning styles. It is

August 24, 2015 Advice & Info
people palaces

Next Week: “People’s Palaces” @ Old Bomonti Beer Factory

The first exhibition the renovated beer factory will host is by the celebrated Turkish photographer Ziya Tacir. Initiated by MERKUR gallery and running form Saturday

August 22, 2015 Art, What's On
chopin in kosuyolu

City Scherzos: Chopin in Koşuyolu

Some time back, I decided to try a new approach to my Istanbul stories. Up until that point, the stories, though carefully written, were missing

August 21, 2015 Comment
color sky 5k run

Coming Soon: Istanbul Color Sky 5K Run

Color runs are making a much-acclaimed return this summer with several scheduled around Turkey. This year’s remaining Color Sky 5K runs will take place in Istanbul,

August 20, 2015 Sport, What's On
istanbul assassin

Registration Open: Round 3 – Live-Action “Istanbul Assassin Game”

It was a year ago that we documented the first round of Istanbul Assassin (Facebook), a live-action game where competitors seek to eliminate each other with mock

August 20, 2015 What's On
Pop-up Restaurant Istanbul

Saturday: “Herbal Pleasures” with Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul

After a long summer break Pop-Up Restaurant Istanbul is back at it again, this time with a “Herbal Pleasures” theme that’s destined to please. As usual,

August 19, 2015 Bars / Restaurants, What's On
Mor ve Ötesi

Review: Mor ve Ötesi @ Dorock XL Kadıköy

Sending “rock” waves through Turkey and the world for over 20 years, Mor ve Ötesi played to a jam-packed house last Saturday at Dorock XL

August 19, 2015 Music, Reviews
beers of turkey

Beers of Turkey – Then and Now

Beer, one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to mankind, can be very nutritional when consumed in moderation, and therefore has the well-earned name “liquid-bread.”

August 19, 2015 Advice & Info, History
Acoustic Tunes in ALL THAT IS SOLID

Thursday: “Acoustic Tunes in ALL THAT IS SOLID” @ Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern will host a concert by independent musicians Nilipek, and Can Güngör, Thursday, 27 August. The event begins at 7:00 pm and is free of charge.

Dissolution

Coming Soon: “Endkettet – Dissolution” @ Elgiz Museum

Elgiz Museum will host Azade Köker’s solo exhibition “Endkettet – Dissolution” from Friday 9 October through Thursday 7 January. From the organizer: The Elgiz Museum

August 17, 2015 Art, What's On
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Starting Next Week: “ALACA – Selected Works from The Collection of Leyla Alaton” @ Ekavart Gallery

EKAV (Education, Culture and Research Foundation) will host works from the private collection of Leyla Alaton from Tuesday 1 September through Saturday 3 October at Ekavart

August 17, 2015 Art, What's On
a corner in the world

Coming Soon: A Corner in the World

A Corner in the World, a new performance arts festival produced by Köşe, will take place in Istanbul from Wednesday 14 through Friday 28 October.

August 13, 2015 Art, What's On
summer collective

Ending Next Week: “Summer Collective” @ Gallery Ilayda

Gallery Ilayda will host the group exhibition “Summer Collective” from Wednesday 1 July through Friday 4 September. From the organizer: The exhibition includes the latest

August 13, 2015 Art, What's On
medusa

City Scherzos: This Matter of Medusa

You may have read in the Turkish news recently that archaeologists in Antalya found the head of Medusa … in stone. The archaeologists told reporters

August 11, 2015 Comment
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