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This Weekend in Ankara

May 19-21, 2017

May 19 - Commemoration of Atatürk and Youth and Sports Day will be celebrated with parades and ceremonies throughout Turkey. Please note the government offices, banks, elementary and high schools are closed on Friday.

Color Sky 5K Run will take place at Watercity Aquapark Gölbaşı on Sunday May 21 at14:00. It is a very unique and exciting run where the runners don't get timed, but get color 'bombed' at every kilometer. It is not a competitive race, but rather a fun family event, where most people walk or jog. The event kicks off at 11:00 with Dj performances. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. For more information please visit the website  and check the Facebook page.

ATO Congresium is hosting the indispensable duo: Coffee & Chocolate Festival on May 18-21, 2017. The theme of the festival is "2 Tastes 5 Senses". It is a not-to-miss event for coffee lovers and chocoholics. The festival includes coffee shops, coffee tasting from all over the world, various kinds of chocolate including bitter, white, praline, chocolate cascade, fondue and more tasting the products of boutique coffee shops,  meeting with masters of the sector, interactive workshops, seminars, concerts,  shopping and many more. This three-day event welcomes visitors between 10:00 and 20:00 hours. For more information please check Facebook event. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.

The Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival (Uçan Süpürge Kadın Filmleri Festivali) will take place in Ankara on the weekend. Screenings will take place at Goethe Institut. For more information and program please click.

The 21st International Ankara Jazz Festival (Uluslararası Ankara Caz Festivali) organized by Jazz Society of Turkey continues on the weekend:
Friday, May 19 at 18:00
Ayhan Sicimoğlu & Latin All Stars
Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus, Grass Field

Bilkent  Symphony Orchestra, conducted by  Rengim Gökmen, will perform "Zappa, Bernstein Forever Young" concert at Bilkent Concert Hall on Friday at 20:00. Free transportation is available from and to Tunus Street, National Library, Armada AVM, Kentpark bus stop one hour prior to concert time and after the concert.

Young Talents' Piano Concert will take place at Mozarthaus, Çankaya on Saturday at 20:00. Tango+ will perform classical and modern tangos on  Sunday at 18:00. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.

Ankara State Opera and Ballet will perform  May 19 Young Soloists' Concert at Opera Sahnesi on Friday at 20:00. Bach Alaturka/Danzon, two-act ballet will be staged on Saturday at 20:00. Famous pianist Aydın Karlıbel will play in memory of Aydın Gün on Sunday at 20:00.

Studio Masterpiece offers 3 hours of art, music and fun, which you paint, listen to music, have new friends. Even if you never paint you will be the artist and will have your own oil-painting works which you can hang at home or office or give your friends as a gift. All equipments will be provided by Studio Masterpiece and included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. For reservation please e-mail to info(at)studiomasterpiece.com or call (312) 467 7272. 
Studio Masterpiece - Remzi  Oğuz Arık Mah., Tunus Caddesi 91/A Kavaklıdere, Çankaya

Mantar Party Party is at  If Performance Hall, Kavaklıdere on Friday at  20:00. Popeye will take stage at 00:30. Nadas will take stage on  Saturday at 22:00. Fresh will perform at 00:30.

Jolly Joker Ankara is hosting Selami Şahin on Friday at 22:00. Levent Yüksel will take stage on Saturday at 22:00.

Istanbul Arabesque Project  will take stage at Hayal Kahvesi on Friday at 23:00.

Aqua Vega, the biggest aquarium in Turkey, can be visited  at Nata Vega Outlet between 11:00 and 21:00.

The first technology museum in Ankara is Çengelhan Rahmi Koç Museum. The collection contains hundreds of items from miniatures to full size boats and vehicles. It is worth to pay a visit on the weekend.

New Films of the Week
Scare Campaign / Kanlı Oyun (Horror)
Director:  Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
Stars:  Meegan Warner, Olivia DeJonge
Popular prank TV show, Scare Campaign, has been entertaining audiences for the last 5 years with its mix of old school scares and hidden camera fun. But as we enter a new age of online TV the producers find themselves up against a new hard edged web series which makes their show look decidedly quaint.
 
Le jeune Karl Marx / Genç Karl Marx (Biography/History)
Director:  Raoul Peck
Stars:  August Diehl, Stefan Konarske
The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul / Saftirik Greg'in Günlüğü: Bende Bu Şans Varken! (Comedy/Family)
Director:  David Bowers
Stars:  Jason Ian Drucker, Alicia Silverstone
A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
 
The Ottoman Lieutenant / Osmanlı Subayı (Drama/War)
Director:  Joseph Ruben
Stars:  Josh Hartnett, Michiel Huisman
The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.
 
Monkey King: Hero Is Back / Kahramanlar Takımı (Animation/Action)
Director:  Tian Xiaopeng
Voices:  Jackie Chan, Feodor Chin
The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains.
 
Their Finest / Aşkın Çekimi (Comedy/Romance)
Director:   Lone Scherfig
Stars:  Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.





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