Next Week: Feridun Düzağaç @ Jolly Joker

Next Week: Feridun Düzağaç @ Jolly Joker

Turkish rock singer Feridun Düzağaç performs Tuesday 29 July at Jolly Joker. From the organizer: Famous singer of melancholic love songs Feridun Düzağaç will be at Jolly Joker Istanbul on July 29, 2014. Düzağaç started his music career by ...

Fazıl Say enchants us in poetic style at Burgazada

Fazıl Say enchants us in poetic style at Burgazada

The stars twinkled overhead. Subtle waves lapped along the shore, caressing the rocks, sand, and the deck ever so gently. It was mid-summer, and the freshness of the sea, of nature all around, and of the ...

Coming Soon: Blonde Redhead @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Coming Soon: 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 ...

Coming Soon: Minor Empire @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Coming Soon: Minor Empire @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Canadian world music group Minor Empire perform Saturday 8 November at Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi. From the organizer: Originated in Toronto, the Canadian world music band Minor Empire perform at Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi stage as part of Turkey tour ...

Coming Soon: GNCFEST @ İTÜ Stadium

Coming Soon: GNCFEST @ İTÜ Stadium

This year's GNCFEST, headlined by American singer Pharrell Williams, will take place Sunday 7 September at the ITÜ Stadyumu in Sarıyer. Hip-hop and R&B singer Pharrell Williams has won seven Grammy Awards and his recent songs include ...

Minor Empire @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Coming Soon: Minor Empire @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Canadian world music group Minor Empire perform Saturday 8 November at Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi. From the organizer: Originated in Toronto, the Canadian world music band

July 23, 2014 Music, What's On
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Source: ukanda)

Sea Turtles in Turkey: Caretta Caretta Conservation at Iztuzu Beach

In a time of increasing disregard for the environment within Turkey, the conservation work being undertaken to protect endangered marine turtles on the southwest coast

July 23, 2014 Blog, Comment
Blonde Redhead @ Beyoğlu Hayal Kahvesi

Coming Soon: 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

July 23, 2014 Music, What's On
Feridun Düzağaç @ Jolly Joker

Next Week: Feridun Düzağaç @ Jolly Joker

Turkish rock singer Feridun Düzağaç performs Tuesday 29 July at Jolly Joker. From the organizer: Famous singer of melancholic love songs Feridun Düzağaç will be

July 22, 2014 Music, What's On
Fazıl_Say_during_rehearsals_in_2011

Fazıl Say enchants us in poetic style at Burgazada

The stars twinkled overhead. Subtle waves lapped along the shore, caressing the rocks, sand, and the deck ever so gently. It was mid-summer, and the

July 22, 2014 Music, Reviews
GNCFEST @ İTÜ Stadium

Coming Soon: GNCFEST @ İTÜ Stadium

This year’s GNCFEST, headlined by American singer Pharrell Williams, will take place Sunday 7 September at the ITÜ Stadyumu in Sarıyer. Hip-hop and R&B singer

July 21, 2014 Music, What's On
"Collected North" @ x-ist

On Now: “Collected North” @ x-ist

“Collected North,” a photography exhibition showcasing the works of five artists from the Helsinki School, will be held from 29 May-6 September at x-ist. From

July 21, 2014 Art, What's On
"As the Crow Flies" @ French Cultural Center

On Now: “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.

July 21, 2014 Art, What's On
Monica Molina @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Coming Soon: Monica Molina @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Spanish singer Monica Molina performs Wednesday 6 August at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre. Biography: The daughter of famed flamenco singer Antonio Molina, Monica Molina

July 21, 2014 Music, What's On
bookserf2

Introducing BookSerf: Exchange Books and Meet New People

In theory, BookSerf is a simple enough concept. You choose some of your own books you’d be willing to share, browse other people’s selections and after

July 21, 2014 Advice & Info
Erol Evgin @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Coming Soon: Erol Evgin @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Turkish pop music legend Erol Evgin performs Friday 8 August at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre. Since the beginning of his career in the late

July 21, 2014 Music, What's On
Istanbul Bridge Conference @ Hilton Hotel

Coming Soon: Istanbul Bridge Conference @ Hilton Hotel

The Istanbul Hilton Hotel will host the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014 between 11-13 August. From the organizer: The Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014 will be held

July 21, 2014 What's On
Sıla @ Harbiye Open Air Theater

Coming Soon: 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

July 21, 2014 Music, What's On
Salman

Concluding IKSV’s Jazz Festival – An Evening with the Masters

By Julián Muñoz Villarreal and Elizabeth Stern The final concert of the Istanbul IKSV Jazz Festival took place this past Wednesday evening against the lush

July 21, 2014 Music, Reviews
turquerie

Magical Encounters with Turquerie: The Ottoman Magic

Among the impressive list of twenty-six concerts, the evening of “Turquerie: The Ottoman Magic” was the evening that I had been looking forward to the

July 21, 2014 Music, Reviews
zulfaris jewish synagogue and museum

Insider Trading: Museum of Turkish Jews in Karaköy

You may not be aware that there is either a museum or a synagogue in central Karaköy, downhill from Galata Tower and directly facing the tram stop. I

July 20, 2014 Culture
Boğaziçi University Open Air Film Festival

Ending Thursday: Boğaziçi University Open Air Film Festival

From 1-24 July, the Boğaziçi University Cinema Club will be hosting free open air film showings at the Üstün Ergüder Square on the university’s South

July 19, 2014 Film, What's On
Learn-English

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

July 19, 2014 Advice & Info, Blog, Jobs
Dhafer Youssef

Review: Dhafer Youssef @ Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre

Perhaps he is not the kind of musician you hear about that often; you won’t see his pictures on billboards, nor can you watch his

July 19, 2014 Music, Reviews
Mercan Dede Ensemble featuring Azam Ali and Zara @ Zorlu Center

Wednesday: Mercan Dede Ensemble featuring Azam Ali and Zara @ Zorlu Center

On Wednesday 23 July at the Zorlu Center PSM, the Mercan Dede Ensemble will be joined by Iranian-American singer Azam Ali and Turkish musician Zara.

July 18, 2014 Music, What's On
rabih

Ending Sunday: Rabih Mroué @ SALT Galata and SALT Beyoglu

SALT Galata and SALT Beyoğlu will be hosting their “Rabih Mroué” exhibition through Sunday 27 July. From the organizer: An actor, theatre director, playwright and visual artist,

July 18, 2014 Art, What's On
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