The Guide Istanbul

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The Guide Istanbul is an essential guide to the city, offering candid recommendations and expert advice on restaurants and cafés, nightlife, the arts and entertainment scene, as well as design, fashion, touristic sites, and undiscovered places. It helps to simplify choices and make life easier for travelers as well as locals by providing information on select venues and events.

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The Guide Istanbul

Dance mix: Different ways to groove in Istanbul

Minji Lee
January 15, 2018

If you ask Turks how to dance, nine times out of ten, this is how they will show you: by spreading their arms, extending their pinky fingers, and swiveling them around in...

Author: marzena
Posted: 15-01-2018

Where to watch foreign films in Istanbul

Minji Lee
January 15, 2018

There is a nostalgic warmth that comes from viewing foreign films in smaller spaces. If you are a film-lover who enjoys being transported to different countries and decad...

Author: marzena
Posted: 15-01-2018

Şekerci Cafer Erol: Sweet treats for a modern-day sultan

Minji Lee
January 15, 2018

Every family business has a story, and that of Şekerci (confectioner) Cafer Erol starts in the Turkish province of Kastamonu. During the Ottoman times, the the sons of th...

Author: marzena
Posted: 15-01-2018

17th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival

01 January

The 17th edition of the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, featuring screenings, competitions, panels, and more, will take place from February 15-25 in Istanbul and March 1-4 in Ank...

Author: marzena
Posted: 11-01-2018

Taj Express

01 January
9:00pm - 11:00pm

The colorful energy of Bollywood dance comes to Zorlu PSM between January 23 and 28, 2018. This performance is a fascinating love story that starts on India’s famous T...

Author: marzena
Posted: 11-01-2018

Bergamot: Bodrum citrus specialty

Chris Drum-Berkaya
January 11, 2018

Winter brings fresh discoveries on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, and one of the most intriguing is the big, lumpy, yellow citrus fruit sometimes found at market sta...

Author: marzena
Posted: 11-01-2018

!f Istanbul 17th Independent Film Festival

January 10, 2018

Every year since 2002, !f Istanbul gathers thousands of people around the idea that cinema has the power to cross borders and boundaries. In 2018, The 17th edition of the !f Istan...

Author: marzena
Posted: 10-01-2018

"Epochs" exhibition at Anna Laudel Contemporary

01 January
12:00pm - 6:00pm

From January 11 through February 16, visitors to Anna Laudel Contemporary can view "Epochs", a solo exhibition by artist Gazi Sansoy. 

Sansoy’s solo exhibition at Anna...

Author: marzena
Posted: 08-01-2018

"Give it back to me, Voodoo" at BLOK art space

01 January
11:00am - 7:00pm

With region-focused projects spanning from Central Asia to the Middle East, photographer Naz Köktentürk continues to examine the social practices of people in differen...

Author: marzena
Posted: 08-01-2018

Art Sequoia

A short walk from the bustling Ali Suavi Sokak, referred to by locals as “The Artist’s Square,” Art Sequoia is a newly opened ceramics studio that adds another layer of creativity to this neighborh...

Author: marzena
Posted: 07-01-2018

Seyyare

Stepping into Seyyare is like visiting one’s grandparents’ house and admiring the display, decor, and small treasures. This unique vintage store, which specializes in selling and renting furniture ...

Author: marzena
Posted: 06-01-2018

Mockup Moda

Mockup Moda is an independent designer collective shop with large windows, bright objects, and one-of-a-kind designer pieces presented like art. Selling a diverse selection of products from organic...

Author: marzena
Posted: 06-01-2018

Phanar Greek Orthodox College

Known by locals as kırmızı kale, or Red Castle, the Phanar Greek Orthodox College is an unforgettable architectural monument that indeed resembles a place for royalty. Its intricate architectural l...

Author: marzena
Posted: 06-01-2018

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

On January 7, 2018, the Bulgarian St. Stephen Church, also known as the Bulgarian Iron Church, reopened after an extensive 6-year restoration. with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and Bulgarian ...

Author: marzena
Posted: 06-01-2018

"Are you awake?" exhibition at Mixer

01 January
11:00am - 7:00pm

From January 20 through February 24, Mixer brings Işıl Arısoy Kaya’s first solo exhibition, “Are you awake?” to its gallery. 

Through the use of distorted photographs ...

Author: marzena
Posted: 05-01-2018