The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic (Source: IKSV)

A Dozen of the Best: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

The IKSV Music Festival is always a highlight of the summer. This is the forty-third year of the festival, and the central theme this time around is “Cultural Landscapes,” emphasizing how the universal culture of music ...

Bodrum mantı (Source: R. Askins-Gast)

In Search of Mantı

As you walk down the streets of Istanbul, the air swirls with color and unfamiliar smells. Occasionally, you stop and peer into shop windows, which often leads to delightful surprises—a cat snoozing in the sun, a ...

(Source: IKSV Music Festival)

Review: Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists @ IKSV Music Festival

Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists: For the past several years, I have been coming across this ensemble again and again. They've become regulars in Istanbul, having taken the stage at IKSV Festivals, the Cemal Reşit Rey ...

Starting Wednesday: “Summer Collective” @ Gallery Ilayda

Starting Wednesday: 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 works of our artists, Barış Cihanoğlu, Damla Özdemir, Atilla Galip Pınar, Ardan Özmenoğlu, ...

Benim Çocugum (My Child): A Must-Watch LGBT Documentary for Istanbul Pride Week

Benim Çocugum (My Child): A Must-Watch LGBT Documentary for Istanbul Pride Week

It’s LGBT Pride Week in Istanbul, and with celebrations cropping up across Istiklal Street, I thought I’d review a very interesting documentary dealing with LGBT issues. Benim Çocuğum (My Child) is a rare gem in Turkey's cinematic landscape. ...

The IKSV Music Festival is always a highlight of the summer. This is the forty-third year of the festival, and the central theme this time around is “Cultural Landscapes,” emphasizing how the universal culture of music brings together musicians, instruments and audiences of all cultures, ages and musical tastes.

A Dozen of the Best: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

The Istanbul Music Festival is always a highlight of the summer. This is the forty-third year of the festival, and the central theme this time around

June 30, 2015 Music, Uncategorized
Bodrum mantı

In Search of Mantı

As you walk down the streets of Istanbul, the air swirls with color and unfamiliar smells. Occasionally, you stop and peer into shop windows, which

June 29, 2015 Culture, Restaurants
Cihangir Cool for Cats

Saturday: Quiz Night for Cats @ Cafe Nove

Cihangir Cool for Cats is back at it, now in bi-monthly fashion! Great venue, scrumptious food, huge range of international beers and spirits …and the best

June 29, 2015 What's On
yuri bashmet moscow soloists

Review: Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists @ IKSV Music Festival

Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists: For the past several years, I have been coming across this ensemble again and again. They’ve become regulars in

June 28, 2015 Music, Reviews
Buluşma…Reunion

On Now: “Buluşma…Reunion” @ Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host the group exhibition “Buluşma…Reunion” from Thursday 9 April through Sunday 26 July. From the organizer: Buluşma…Reunion brings together the works

June 28, 2015 Art, What's On
spaceliner

On Now: “Spaceliner” @ ARTER

ARTER will host their group exhibition “Spaceliner” from Friday 15 May through Sunday 2 August. From the organizer: “Spaceliner” is a group exhibition that focuses

June 27, 2015 Art, What's On
tarabya haci osman korusu 2

A Trip through Tarabya

Located in the quiet northern suburb of Sarıyer, Tarabya is home to the modern, chic amenities of downtown life as well as the natural spaces,

June 26, 2015 Comment
My Child

Benim Çocugum (My Child): A Must-Watch LGBT Documentary for Istanbul Pride Week

It’s LGBT Pride Week in Istanbul, and with celebrations cropping up across Istiklal Street, I thought I’d review a very interesting documentary dealing with LGBT

June 26, 2015 Film, Reviews
summer collective

Starting Wednesday: “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

June 26, 2015 Art, What's On
iksv music festival

Ending Monday: 43rd IKSV Music Festival

Editor’s Note: The 43rd IKSV Music Festival is ongoing through Monday 29 June. Tickets and the full program are available online.  The IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for

June 26, 2015 Music, What's On
Island - Begüm Yamanlar

Starting Saturday: “Island” @ Galeri Zilberman

Galeri Zilberman will host Begüm Yamanlar’s video installation “Island” from Saturday 4 July through Saturday 1 August. From the organizer: Continuing with its tradition of

June 25, 2015 Art, What's On
Young Fresh Different VI

Starting Saturday: “Young Fresh Different VI” @ Galeri Zilberman

Galeri Zilberman will host “Young Fresh Different VI”, a group exhibition of several young artists, from Saturday 4 July through Saturday 1 August. From the

June 25, 2015 Art, What's On
iksv jazz festival

On Now: IKSV’s 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

The much-anticipated 22nd edition of IKSV’s Istanbul Jazz Festival is finally upon us! Running from Saturday 27 June through Wednesday 15 July, the festival brings legends

June 24, 2015 Music, What's On
sonikraf

Saturday: Sonikraf #3 @ Cennet Bahçesi

Our friends at Sonikraf, dedicated to bringing awesome, independent music directly to you, are hard at work on their third bash. Featuring Ağaçkakan, Mr. Mantis, Farazi

June 23, 2015 Music, What's On
borders and boundaries

On Now: “Borders and Boundaries” @ Mixer

Mixer will host the group exhibition “Borders and Boundaries” from Friday 19 June through Wednesday 15 July. From the organizer: Mixer is proud to host

June 22, 2015 Art, What's On
(Source)

Wednesday: An Evening with Joan Baez

Joan Baez will be performing in Istanbul once again at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre on Wednesday the 1st of July as part of

June 21, 2015 Festival, Music, What's On
MDFV boat

In Conversation with Cynthia Paulauskas, Founder of Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage (MDFV)

This post is sponsored by MDFV. When you think of a blue cruise, fitness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. But

June 19, 2015 Interviews, Travel
happy owners

Ending Friday: “Happy Owners” @ Studio-X

Studio-X will host Soazic Guezennec’s exhibition “Happy Owners” from Friday 22 May through Friday 3 July. From the organizer: French artist Soazic Guezennec based in

June 18, 2015 Art, What's On
iğneada path

Green Getaway: Iğneada Longoz Forests National Park

About twenty minutes into our walk, our guide hushed us. We were about to enter the Iğneada Longoz Forests National Park, and he asked that

June 17, 2015 Advice & Info, Travel
Welcome, Ramadan!

Ramadan in Turkey: A Primer

This post was originally published in July 2013.  Ramadan, pronounced in Turkish as Ramazan, is once again upon us. There are the basic tenets of

June 17, 2015 Culture
ataturk arboretum

Insider Trading: Atatürk Arboretum

Tired of over-crowded Istanbul parks? Want a larger natural space to walk through? Want to leave the city, but not go too far? Well, we

June 16, 2015 Advice & Info
limon ile zeytin

Everything Wrong with the ‘Limon ile Zeytin’ Bus Etiquette Animations

You barely catch the bus. You jump on, and it’s crowded, of course. But you squeeze your way in. Stuck in between strangers invading your

June 15, 2015 Comment
latest version

Ending Saturday: “Latest Version” @ Daire Gallery

Daire Gallery will host the multi-artist exhibition “Latest Version” from Saturday 23 May through Saturday 4 July. From the organizer: Daire Gallery is pleased to

June 12, 2015 Art, What's On
little friends

Ending Friday: “Little Friends” @ Pg Art Gallery

Pg Art Gallery will host Ayşe Wilson’s solo exhibition “Little Friends” from Thursday 11 June through Friday 3 July. From the organizer: Pg Art Gallery

June 08, 2015 Art, What's On
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