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This Weekend in Istanbul

August 18-20, 2017

One of the biggest line-ups ever, fascinating productions, festival activities and many more will be awaiting for you at this two-day long event, Moovment Festival which will take place at KüçükÇiftlik Park on August 19 - 20. KSHMR, Blasterjaxx,  Timmy Trumpet, Brennan Heart and Zatox are among the performers. Combined and daily tickets can be purchased through Biletix. For more information and line-up please visit Facebook event.

Viaport Marina Arena at Tuzla, Istanbul is hosting Hashtag Music Festival  with the motto "everything in social media" on August 19 and 20. Interactive chats, live concerts, DJ performances, amusing activities, games, several workshops are among the facilities of the festival. The festival begins at 12:00 noon and will continue until midnight on both days. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. Please click for information on free transportation

Organized by Academy Del Tango Istanbul & Istanbul Tango, there will be a fresh & new marathon in Istanbul on August 18-20, 2017. Esta at Sıraselviler, Taksim has a great socializing area under trees. You have to register via the link to get your confirmation. For more information and program please visit.

Mehtaplı Geceler – Moonlit Night Cruise  of  Istanbul Şehir Hatları (City Lines) is on Saturday. The ferry takes off Bostancı jetty at 17:30 and after stopping off, Old Kadıköy – Adalar jetty (18:05), Eminönü (18:25), Üsküdar (18:40), Beşiktaş (18:50), and Rumelikavağı (19:55) reaches Anadolukavağı  at 20:05 where it stays for two and a half hour. The ship follows the same route on the return trip and arrives to Bostancı jetty at 01:00.

This weekend at Hodjapasa Cultural Center:
Saturday at 19:00 - Sema Ceremony by Istanbul Dervishes
Saturday at 21:00 - Rhythm of the Dance (Dansın Ritmi) show.
Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.

Vedat Sakman will take stage at Sakman Konak, Bahariye on Friday  and Saturday at 22:00.

Pop, Rock, Ethnic & Alternative.
If Performance  Beşiktaş is hosting Yüksek Sadakat on Friday at 22:00. Fresh will perform at 00:30. Pera will take stage on Saturday at 22:00. Soul Project will be on stage at 00:30.

With their music and shows extending well beyond the borders of Turkey, Ayhan Sicimoğlu & Latin All Stars, will take stage at Dorock XL, Kadıköy on  Friday at 22:00. Turkish rock band Kurban will perform  on Saturday at 22:00.

With their music and shows extending well beyond the borders of Turkey, Ayhan Sicimoğlu & Latin All Stars will perform at IF Performance Hall Ataşehir stage on Friday at 22:00. DJ performance is at 00:30. Mirkelam will take stage on Saturday at 22:00. The performance of Velvet is at 00:30.

Son Feci Bisiklet will take stage at Dorock XL, Kadıköy on  Friday at 22:00. Mor ve Ötesi band will perform  on Saturday at 22:00.

Pentagram will be at Kadıköy Sahne on Friday at 22:30. Yeni Türkü Band will perform on Saturday at 22:30.

New Films of the Week
Dangal (Drama/Biography)
Director:  Nitesh Tiwari
Stars:  Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

Final Portrait / Son Portre (Biography)
Director:  Stanley Tucci
Stars:  Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer
The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

The Hunter's Prayer / Avcı’nın İntikamı (Action/Thriller)
Director:  Jonathan Mostow
Stars:  Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush
An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.
Open Water 3: Cage Dive / Açık Deniz: Kafes  Dalışı (Horror/Thriller)
Director:  Gerald Rascionato
Stars:  Megan Peta Hill, Pete Valley
Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show, take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and death.

Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no nankyoku kachikochi daibouken  / Doraemon: Buz Devri Maceerası  (Animation)
Director:  Atsushi Takahashi
Voices:  Yumi Kakazu, Kimura Subaru
Unable to endure the midsummer heat, Doraemon transports Nobita and his friends to a huge iceberg floating in the South Pacific. While creating an amusement parks with the secret tool "Ice-working Iron" the group finds a mysterious golden ring in the ice.

The Hitman's Bodyguard / Belalı Tanık (Action/Comedy)
Director:  Patrick Hughes
Stars:  Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson
The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Annabelle: Creation / Annabelle: Kötülüğün Doğuşu (Horror)
Director:  David F.Sandberg
Stars:   Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Miscellaneous & Kids
Kidzania at Acıbadem AkAsya Shopping Mall,  kids will learn about earning money by working, making their own decisions, shopping. Shortly, they can experience being an adult in a real city. Sessions: 10:00 and 15:30.

Trump shopping mall is hosting  KidzMondo, (the first Kids’ City of Turkey). Children ages between 4-14 can work in 40 different professions  and earn money. They enter the city via airport and select a profession and start to work. Sessions: Friday at 15:00, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 and 15:30.

Gayrettepe Metro Station is hosting "Dialogue in Silence Istanbul" . Dialogue in Silence is an experience in total silence where participants discover a repertoire of non-verbal expression with the help of deaf and hearing impaired guides and trainers. Participants enter an area of complete silence wearing noise-cancelling headsets, and experience an environment that helps them discover openness, empathy and an enhanced power of concentration. ”. Dialogue in Silence enables a dialogue between hearing and non-hearing people while re-defining disability as ability. Visiting hours: 10:00-19:00. Duration 60 minutes.

Gayrettepe Metro Station is hosting “Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul”,  which offers you an incredible experience to understand daily life of blind people.  The concept of Dialogue in the Dark is simple: visitors are lead by blind guides in groups through specially constructed dark rooms in which scent, sound, wind, temperature and texture convey the characteristics of daily environments – for example a park, a city, a boat cruise or a bar. The daily routines become a new experience. Over the last twenty years Dialogue in the Dark has been presented in more than 30 countries and 130 cities throughout the world since its opening in 1988.  English tours:  Friday at 18:00, Saturday at 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00, Sunday at 14:00 and 16:00.

Gayrettepe Metro Station is also hosting “Turkcell Football in the Dark”, an exhibition and workshop to explore the unseen.  Football in the Dark offers the players an incredible experience to understand the daily life of blind people. The participants will also support Blind Football. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. Time:  Saturday  10:00-19:00, Sunday 12:00-19:00 (with 30-minute intervals).

Jurassic Land at Forum İstanbul Shopping Mall, attracts the attention of all age groups with its museum, 3D theater, laboratory where visitors both learn and have fun, show garden and  shop that is selling special dinosaur concept objects. Weekend visiting hours – 10:00-20:00.

Snowpark in Haramidere Torium AVM is offering Snow Tubing with nine courses and Snow Rafting with 135-meter-long ski-run.

Vialand Theme Park, Eyüp is open between 11:00 and 20:00 on the weekend.

Istanbul Aquarium, Florya can be visited everyday between 10:00 and 20:00.

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