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This Weekend in Istanbul

July 6-8, 2018

"Jazz in the Parks" the most popular event of Istanbul Jazz Festival, which brings jazz to outdoors, will take place on Saturday and Sunday.   This weekend at Istanbul Jazz Festival:
Friday, July 6 at 19:30
Kurt Elling Quintet with special guest Marquis Hill

Friday, July 6 at 22:00
R+R = Now
UNIQ Open Air Stage

Saturday, July 7 at 14:30
A Childlike Day
Sakıp Sabancı Museum The Seed

Saturday, July 7 at 17:00
Jazz in the Parks (free admission)
Beylikdüzü Yaşam Vadisi Park

Saturday, July 7 at 20:30
KücükÇiftlik Park

Sunday, July 8 at 17:00
Jazz in the Parks (free admission)
Fenerbahçe Khalkedon, Fenerbahçe Park
Please click for "Jazz in the Parks" events.

As part of Jazz at Sea series of concerts which will take place at The Primetime Cruise Sibel Köse Jazz Vocal workshop is on Friday. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix..
19:00 Welcome on Board
21:00 Departure for Bosphorus
21:30 Concert (1st part)
22:25 Break
22:45 Concert (2nd part)
00:00 Back to shore
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The 7th edition of Mural Istanbul will take place at Yeldeğirmeni and Osmanağa neighborhoods of Kadıköy on June 20 -July 8, 2018. Four street artists from Brazil, Croatia, Serbia and Turkey will color the façade of four buildings at Yeldeğirmeni and Osmanağa. For the program and more information please visit the official website and Facebook page.

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.

Nardis Jazz Club, Galata is hosting Flapper Swing on Friday at 22:30. Sibel Köse  Quinted will take stage  on Saturday at 22:30.

Raggae Night 3  is at If Performance stage in Beşiktaş on Friday at 22:00. Melek Mosso will take stage on Saturday at 22:00. DJ Kerem Eriş will perform at  00:30.

Yeni Türkü will take stage at  If Performance hall , Ataşehir on Friday at 22:00. DJ performance is at 00:30. Sulukule Night  is  on Saturday at 22:00.
Cem Adrian, famous for his extraordinary music and exceptional vocal skills, will be at Beyrut Performance on Friday at 22:00.

Evrencan Gündüz & Uzaylılar will be at Moda Kayıkhane  stage on Friday at 22:30. Emre Kınay will take stage at on Saturday at 22:30. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.
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Önder Focan Trio will perform  at Kadıköy Living Room on Friday at 22:30.

Can Bonomo  will take stage at Dorock XL, Kadıköy on  Friday at 22:30. Turkish Pop Night 90ies with DJ Denden is on Saturday at 22:30.

New Films of the Week
Ghost Stories / Hayalet Hikâyeleri (Horror)
Director:   Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Stars:  Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman
Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable 'hauntings'.

Ant-Man and the Wasp / Ant-Man ve Wasp (Action/Sci-Fi)
Director:  Peyton Reed
Oyuncular:  Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly
Stars:   As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

L'école buissonnière / Hayat Okulu (Comedy)
Director:  Nicolas Vanier
Stars:  François Cluzet, Jean Scandel
In 1920s France an orphan is adopted by a rustic couple who work for a rural landowner. Left to himself, he soon comes under the spell of the local poacher.

Capt'n Sharky / Kaptan Dandun (Animation)
Director:  Hubert Weiland, Jan Stoltz
Fearless and full of laughter. Captain Sharky and his lively crew are off to exciting and frightening adventures where they learn that there is more than being the most fearsome pirate - being a good friend.

Zama (Drama)
Director:   Lucrecia Martel
Stars:  Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas
Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Miscellaneous & Kids
Rahmi M. Koç Museum is organizing Educational Workshops for children on the historic M.V. Fenerbahçe on Saturdays. Sponsored by Faber Castell, each week the workshop focuses on one of a range of subjects, consisting of painting, energy, astronomy, cinema, navigation, sculpture, puppets and drama. Experts and artists are invited as guests to some of these workshops. Children ages 5-7  can participate "Painting Workshop " on Saturday at 13:00. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.

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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