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Istanbul Live

Organized by the Italian Cultural Center in collaboration with Cinecitta Luce the 8th Meeting with Italian Cinema will take place on November 24 and 30, 2017. The screenings will be at Italian Cultural Center. The opening film is " Il colore nascosto delle cose" will be shown on November 24 at 20:00. The films are in their original language with Turkish subtitle. The screenings are free and open to public. For more information please visit.

Thailand Market
of Thai Women of Istanbul will take place at Mövenpick Hotel on November 26, 2017. Thailand Market, where you can try out the exotic homemade food, local drinks, and products and relaxing mini massages from Thailand will run between 10:00 and 18:00. Free entrance. For more information please visit Facebook event.

Zorlu PSM will present another classic ballet with a screening from the Royal Opera House:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on November 17 at 19:00. Choreography: Chirstopher Wheeldon. Music: Jody Talbot.  Please note that this is not a live performance, but screening of the official recording of ROH performance. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix.
 
The 4th  XXF - A Very Very French Festival, organized by Istanbul French Cultural Center (Institute Français), brings together some of the best jazz, electro and pop  musicians in Istanbul on November 17 - December 8. Babylon Bomonti is the venue of the Festival's Istanbul leg.  This year’s performers include Amadou & Mariam, French Waves: Kartell & Cezaire, Erik Truffaz, Vincent Peirani & Emile Parasien, Amine Edge & Dance and French Psychedelia: Aquaserge & Juniore. . Tickets can be purchased through Mobilet. For detailed information please visit the website and Facebook event.

Historical Haydarpaşa Train Station is hosting Sahaf (Second-hand book seller) Festival between November 18 and December 3, 2017. Forty old/antiquarian book sellers from Kadıköy, Üsküdar and Beyoğlu will come together for the first time in Kadıköy. Thousands of books, magazines, ephemera, documents, maps, signed books, rare works, plaques, first print books will be on exhibit for booklovers in Istanbul. Visiting hours: Everyday 11:00-21:00. For more information please visit the Facebook event.

The 5th Boğaziçi International Film Festival, organized by International Bosphorus Film Association takes places on November 17-26, 2017.The festival features award-winning directors and their highly anticipated works as well as competitions in categories Short Films and Feature Films. this year’s guest of honor will be a living legend; namely Béla Tarr, the Hungarian master of cinema. The festival will host Tarr with a special retrospective, where he will also provide a special masterclass.  The screenings take place at Beyoğlu Atlas, Beyoğlu Beyoğlu and Kadıköy movie theaters.  For more information and program please visit the website and Facebook event.

The "Yesterday & Today Paris - Dün ve Bugün Paris" photo exhibition can be visited  at Notre Dame de Sion French High School's La Gallerie until December 21, 2017. The exhibition,  organized in cooperation with Sipa Press Agency, tells the story of the city by showing important places, people and events as well as scenes from the daily life. The visitors are invited to a historical visit in Paris from 1940s to present. 74 black&white/colored photos introduce the visitors famous people including writers, politicians, actors, comedians, singers, dancers, artists and Parisians. Visiting hours: 11:00-18:00 (except Sundays) and 11:00-19:30 on the days of shows or concerts.

The winter schedule for City-line Ferries and Fall schedule for IDO Sea buses are in effect as of September 18, 2017. For the timetable please check for Ferries and IDO.

Trans-idyllic exhibition, recent paintings, digital animations and prints by Diana Page will take place at Büyükdere 35 on September 12-30, 2017. Diana Page is a South African artist and Istanbul resident. Curator: Lewis Johnson. For more information please visit the Facebook event.

Serdar Bilgili's "Portraits of Nişantaşı" photo exhibition will be held on the exterior of Nişantaşı Valikonağı 108 project and will host Istanbul locals. Bilgili is the Chairman of Bilgili Holding and had four solo photo exhibitions in the USA and Turkey. For  more information please visit the website and Facebook event.

Jazz at Sea series of concerts will take place at The Primetime Cruise with the participation of famous Turkish jazz musicians.
Schedule:
August 11, 2017: Ayşe Gencer Trio & İrem Demirer
August 26, 2017: Sibel Köse Quartet
September 8, 2017: Elif Çağlar Quartet
September 23, 2017: MÖE Maden Öktem Ersönmez
Tickets can be purchased through Biletix. The boat takes off Cemil Topuzlu Park, Kuruçeşme.
Program:
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
for more information please click.

The 9th Terrace Exhibition of Elgiz Museum, titled "Homage to Masters of Sculpture" can be visited between July 4 and October 28, 2017. The Terrace Exhibitions have been held by the Elgiz Museum to improve and increase the visibility of sculpture as an art form, which needs strong support in terms of both space and production. In the 9th Terrace exhibition, 14 artists have been selected by the museum’s Sculpture Advisory Board. The exhibition hosts works by; Arif Çekderi, Caner Şengünalp, Çağdaş Erçelik, Emre Özçaylan, Ergin Soyal, Ersin Uysal, Halil Daşkesen, Levent Ayata, Mahmut Aydın, Meliha Sözeri, Sanem Tufan, Şenay Ulusoy, Tanzer Arığ and Uğur Cinel .
Visiting Days and Hours
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Tuesday by appointment
Closed on Sunday-Monday and national holidays.
For more information please click.

Özgün & Dilek, two yoga instructors, offer  Yoga class for all levels, in English, at Central Şişli. The
classes take place every Thursday at 19:30. Özgün & Dilek have decided to share their experiences on the disciplines that are essential parts of our lives such as yoga, dance, meditation, reiki, shiatsu massage, kundalini yoga together with different combinations every week. For more information please visit Facebook event.

Gayrettepe Metro Station is 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:   at 11:00 and 19:00.

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: 11:00-19:30. 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.
Everyday: 12:00 and 19.00

"Pet Guests"
is a newly formed platform. You can host pets in your home or you can easily find a loving care for your pet. For detailed information and questions please e-mail info(at)evcilmisafir.com and visit the facebook page.

Winter  timetable for Istanbul City-Line Ferries which  is  valid between September 28, 2015 and May 29, 2016  is available online. Winter schedule for IDO Sea Buses is also in effect.

Municipality of Kadıköy Social Support Center has founded an Open Wardrobe (Açık Gardırop) for those who wish to donate their gently used second-hand clothing.

The requirements are:
- Clothes are undamaged, laundered, ironed and folded
- Bagged by clothing type and labeled
- Shoes, boats and handbags are welcomed.
- Underwear and socks are not accepted.
For any questions and more information please call (216) 545 7228 or visit the website
Açık Gardırop
Fikirtepe Eğitim ve Sosyal Destek Merkezi
Özbey Caddesi No: 111
Fikirtepe/Kadıköy

Şişhane – Yenikapı section of Istanbul metro is now in service. The line M2 connects Sarıyer to Yenikapı through the Metro Bridge over the Golden Horn. Those who ride the subway at Hacıosman can directly go to Yenikapı (stopping at  Darüşşafaka-Atatürk Oto Sanayi- İTÜ Ayazağa-Sanayi-4.Levent-Levent-Gayrettepe-Şişli/Mecidiyeköy-Osmanbey-Taksim-Şişhane- Haliç (The Golden Horn)-Vezneciler and Yenikapı). The passengers can continue their journey to the Anatolian side by using Marmaray and/or Sea busses at Yenikapı. For detailed information please click.

The Blind Photographers Project is inviting you to live an unforgettable experience on Saturdays: Dinner in Pitch Black. – Total Darkness. A special meal by Sardunya catering will be served by blind waiters, and blind musicians will take stage. And dancing in the dark. For more information please check the website.  For the English video of Blind Photographers Project please click.

Serdar-ı Ekrem Sokak 16D, Galata-Beyoğlu
Tel: (212) 252 5 61

Istanbul “The Ultimate Guide”
: Saffet Emre Tonguç and Pat Yale decided to write the most comprehensive and most up-to-date Istanbul Guide in 2007 and the adventure took 3 years to be completed.  Tonguç and Yale  toured 15.600 kilometers in Istanbul. 60 photographers contributed to the photos Tonguç and Yale took.  The book is composed of 650 pages and 3000 photos, illustrations, maps, engravings, miniatures and historical photos. In addition to historical and tourist areas the duo visited nearly 2000 places including restaurant, cafes, bar, shop, hotel, hostel, night club and hamam and share their views with the readers. The book is written both in English and Turkish and can be purchased in selected bookstores.

Mrs. Claudia Turgut has been writing a cooking blog based on all the fresh produce that you can get in the markets in Turkey. You can follow her blog for delicious recipes with a Turkish touch.

The largest ceramic panel in the world displays Istanbul’s most famous landmarks at Kabataş Cultural Center. The panel, embellishing a wall in front of the Kabataş Cultural Center on Çırağan Street is  85 meters long and 5 meters high. The panel was completed in five months and displays drawings of 13 architectural masterpieces of İstanbul, including the Maiden's Tower, the Galata Tower, Topkapı Palace, and the Blue Mosque.

Tünel (Tunnel) is the easiest way to get from Karaköy to Beyoğlu, instead of climbing the steep streets. The timetable for Tünel (Tunnel) has changed. It is open everyday on 07:00-22:45 (Sundays 07:30-22:45)

Şişli Municipality Science Center continues to attract the attention of children to science with the recently established Yeşil Istasyon (Green Station).

Istanbul’s first public stationary planetarium “Discovery Sphere” has been opened at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum on the grounds of Lengerhane.

Do you enjoy singing? Do you like classical music? Then you can join Istanbul European Choir it is open to everyone and the season begins in September. Singers in the choir are from different nationalities and professions.

Readings for Expats
Birdsong and Flame: a book of poetry about Istanbul and Turkey.  This has been written by James Andrew who has taught at Darussafaka Lisesi and Uskudar American Academy in Istanbul. It deals with a period of about four years when he was living and working in Istanbul.  The poems he wrote at that time have been grouped loosely into a sort of diary in poetry.   The themes are the city of Istanbul and his reaction to it; teaching in Istanbul;   visits to Antalya, Cappadocia, and Ephesus; the last big earthquake in Istanbul; partings and meetings; various cats he has known in Turkey; and his reactions on his return to his home in Scotland: Balnakeil in the far north west of the country.  Various bookshops in Istanbul have information on how to acquire the book if you wish to order it from them:  Robinson Crusoe, Homer Kitabevi, and Pandora’s Box on the Istiklal Caddesi in Taksim;  the Greenhouse Cafe in Kadikoy; Remzi Kitabevi in Akmerkez.  

Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, a nonfiction anthology edited by Anastasia M. Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen, was  #1 bestselling English language book at Remzi Kitap after its debut and remained on the bestseller list for 22 consecutive months. It also hit bestseller lists for its category on a number of different bookstores in UK and US. The English version of Expat Harem, published by Seal Press, is available online. This anthology shares true stories of life in Turkey by expats from many different nationalities in many different life circumstances.

“Osman's Dream. The Story of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923” is the latest book of Caroline Finkel. It is a narrative history of the Ottoman Empire from its earliest beginnings to its final destruction on the battlefields of the First World War. “Osman's Dream” is aimed at the general reader, and is now available from reputable bookstores in Turkey.

Hughette Eyüboğlu who is among the first foreign brides in Turkey, published her memories in Turkish last year and attracted attention. The English and French versions of the said book “Living Under the Shadow of Two Cultures” and “Du Clocher au Minaret” respectively are at the bookstores as of June.
 




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Iş Sanat 2017/2018
Istanbul Symphony Orchestra
Akbank Jazz Festival
Istanbul Recitals 2017-2018
The Curious Case of Çatalhöyük
Kadıköy Walk - Audio Tour
Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul Marathon
Alternative Istanbul
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Salon IKSV - 2015
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Borusan Music House - 2015
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Akbank Chamber Orchestra
Magic Ice Museum
Sea Taxis
Albert Long Hall Concerts - Spring 2016
Istanbul State Opera and Ballet - March
Toastmasters of Istanbul
Istanbul European Choir
The Memoirs of a Canadian Bride in Turkey
The Glass Furnace-2015
Speech Bubbles
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