Introducing istanbulite: Your Go-To Travel Agency for Turkey

Introducing istanbulite: Your Go-To Travel Agency for Turkey

From the advertiser: istanbulite is an Istanbul-based bespoke travel agency that specializes exclusively on customized experiences in Turkey. Our story began with a nagging desire to tear down the prescriptive ”to-do”s of the conventional tours. The experience of the city is yours to ...

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Review: Grayson Perry's Small Differences @ Pera Museum

This impressive and satisfying show at the Pera Museum by acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry has everything to love about contemporary art. Grayson Perry's work is conceptually thorough, historically grounded, expertly executed and thoughtfully conceived through ...

Saturday: Jazz in the Parks ft. The Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Fenerbahçe Park

Saturday: Jazz in the Parks ft. The Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Fenerbahçe Park

Eight-piece New Orleans act The Soul Rebels Brass Band will perform at Fenerbahçe Park and Fenerbahçe Khalkedon as part of IKSV's "Jazz in the Parks" series on Saturday 4 July. Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble and finalists of the Young ...

Next Week: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra @ Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre

Next Week: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra @ Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre

English musician and TV presenter Jools Holland will perform at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (featuring Marc Almond and Imelda May) as part of IKSV’s 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival on Tuesday 7 ...

Next Week: Melody Gardot @ Sepetçiler Kasrı

Next Week: Melody Gardot @ Sepetçiler Kasrı

Singer-songwriter Melody Gardot will perform at Sepetçiler Kasrı (Basketmaker's Kiosk) as part of IKSV's 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival on Monday 6 July. Tickets are available via Biletix and start at 70 TL (50 TL for students). Proceedings ...

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Review: Grayson Perry’s “Small Differences” @ Pera Museum

This impressive and satisfying show at the Pera Museum by acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry has everything to love about contemporary art. Grayson Perry’s work

July 03, 2015 Art, Reviews
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Introducing istanbulite: Your Go-To Travel Agency for Turkey

From the advertiser: istanbulite is an Istanbul-based bespoke travel agency that specializes exclusively on customized experiences in Turkey. Our story began with a nagging desire to tear down the prescriptive

July 03, 2015 Advice & Info
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Next Week: The Fire of Anatolia @ Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre

The world-famous Turkish dance group The Fire of Anatolia arrives on Saturday 11 July at Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre. Tickets, available via Biletix, start at 56

July 02, 2015 Dance, What's On
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Saturday: Jazz in the Parks ft. The Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Fenerbahçe Park

Eight-piece New Orleans act The Soul Rebels Brass Band will perform at Fenerbahçe Park and Fenerbahçe Khalkedon as part of IKSV’s “Jazz in the Parks” series on

July 02, 2015 Music, What's On
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Next Week: Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra @ Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre

English musician and TV presenter Jools Holland will perform at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre alongside his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (featuring Marc Almond and Imelda

July 02, 2015 Music, What's On
Melody Gardot

Next Week: Melody Gardot @ Sepetçiler Kasrı

Singer-songwriter Melody Gardot will perform at Sepetçiler Kasrı (Basketmaker’s Kiosk) as part of IKSV’s 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival on Monday 6 July. Tickets are available via

July 02, 2015 Music, What's On
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On Now: “Strange Attractors” @ Borusan Contemporary

Borusan Contemporary will host Carsten Nicolai’s solo exhibition “Strange Attractors” from from Saturday 4 April through Sunday 23 August. From the organizer: For the Berlin

July 02, 2015 Art, What's On
common ground

On Now: “Common Ground: Air” @ Borusan Contemporary

Borusan Contemporary continue their series Common Ground: Earth, Water, Air – Selections From the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection with “Common Ground: Air” on display from Saturday

July 02, 2015 Art, What's On
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On Now: “ALL THAT IS SOLID” @ Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern will host their international architecture program “ALL THAT IS SOLID” from Wednesday 10 June through Sunday 15 November. From the organizer: Organized by

July 02, 2015 Art, What's On
every inclusion

On Now: “Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities II” @ SALT Beyoğlu

SALT Beyoğlu is hosting the second part of their program “Every Inclusion is an Exclusion of Other Possibilities” from Tuesday 9 June through Sunday 2

July 02, 2015 Art, What's On
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Coming Soon: Minipax Festival 2015 @ Suma Beach

Minipax Festival 2015 is approaching and with it comes 18 hours of great music, stunning visuals, tasty treats and beach delight. This year’s festivities take place

July 02, 2015 Music, What's On
Mozart Marathon with Fazıl Say

More Mozart, More Fazıl Say, More Delight @ IKSV Music Festival

And so the evening of Mozart Sonatas performed by renowned Turkish pianist and composer Fazıl Say at Heybeliada came to an end. After having just

July 02, 2015 Music, Reviews
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Enchanting Trio: Mozart, Fazıl Say, and the Heybeliada Monastery

Among the most acclaimed and anticipated segment of this year’s IKSV Music Festival was the Mozart Marathon with Fazıl Say. The former, a legend of

July 02, 2015 Music, Reviews
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

July 01, 2015 Music, What's On
Miao-Xiaochun

On Now: Essential Matters @ Borusan

Borusan Contemporary is hosting a fantastic exhibition of moving installations from 4 April to 23 August 2015, entitled Essential Matters. From the organizer: ESSENTIAL MATTERS

July 01, 2015 Art, What's On
12 cellists

A Dozen of the Best: The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic @ IKSV Music Festival

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, Reviews
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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
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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
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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

On Now: “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
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