Istanbul Culture and Art Events: January 2023

A new year began with new hopes and new plans. Are you ready to spend the first month of the year to the fullest with activities where you can pamper yourself, have fun and learn new things? We have compiled a list of fun activities you can do in January for you. Let's take a look at various events that will enable you to make a pleasant start to 2023 in Istanbul.


Skating on the New Year's First Day can be a Great Idea!

Did you know that Europe's largest Olympic ice rink is right next to you? You can enjoy the ice by participating in 40-minute free sessions on the Olympic-standard track on Zeytinburnu Ice Island. You can rent skates and helmets at the venue, so we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your session to avoid being late for your session. On the Zeytinburnu Ice Island, you can choose the one that suits you from the 6 sessions that are renewed every hour on Sunday, January 1, between 16.00 and 21.00, and you can enjoy ice skating with your family in the company of expert trainers.


Those who want to have a new hobby in the new year are here!

Among your New Year's goals, was taking up a new hobby or trying something you have not experienced before. If not, now is the time to add: Eataly Kitchen Workshop's Cocktail Workshop offers you an enjoyable experience. Would you like to learn about the production stages of the world's most preferred cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, Mediterranean Breeze, Chilli Passion, and Espresso Martini, and share the cocktails you make with your loved ones? If your answer is “Yes!”, then do not forget to register for the Cocktail Workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, January 3, at the Eataly Kitchen Workshop between 19.00-22.00.


Attention to Alternative Music Lovers: With Dedublüman, Your Ears Will Have a Feast

"One person having two different bodies in the same place at the same time."  which means Dedublüman, has recently become a remarkable group not only with its name but also with its beautiful songs. The band, who will take the stage at Jolly Joker Kıyı İstanbul on the evening of January 6, invites you to carry your soul to different realms with their impressive melodies. It is not known whether a person can have two different bodies in the same place at the same time, but this concert is definitely worth seeing it! You will especially love the commentary on “Gamzedeyim Deva Bulmam”.


An Astonishing Play for Theater Enthusiasts

"And this makes the moon so fragile that no men can live on it, but only noses. Therefore we cannot see our noses, because they are on the moon." Gogol's Diary of a Madman, one of the most original works criticizing the bourgeoisie, fits the stage so well! We recommend you to take your place before tickets run out for the play, which will meet art lovers at Ataköy Yunus Emre Cultural Center Müşfik Kenter Stage on Wednesday, January 4th, at 20.30, with Genco Erkal's extraordinary one-man performance.


This Time Art Is For You

Activities that will fill your soul with art take you out of your routine in your daily life and will renew your energy. In a pleasant environment, you can discover your painting talent with entertaining music. Masterpiece events offer you an enjoyable experience beyond an ordinary painting course. All materials are provided by Masterpiece Maslak. All you need to take with you is your creativity! Take your place now for the event, which will start on Thursday, January 12 at 19.00.


Armağan Çağlayan Has Something To Tell You

Armağan Çağlayan, with his freestyle and quick-witted personality, is one of the names that has not left the top spot in the television industry for many years. Çağlayan, who has been keeping the pulse of the agenda with the programs he has carried out in digital media recently, will meet his fans this time with his one-man show called “Size Anlatacakları Var”  “I Have Something to Tell You” on Monday, January 16 at 20.30 in the Great Hall of Caddebostan Cultural Center. Don't miss this different and entertaining show that will make you contemplate while laughing.


Those are saying "Oh, The 90s!" are here?

Entering a new year does not prevent a little nostalgia. How would you like to travel in time with the 90s and 2000s Turkish Pop Parties? If your answer is “Yes!”, you are expected to be at Mask Beach on 28 January at 21.30! You will spend a pleasant weekend with a wonderful music show accompanied by DJ Fikret Kocamaz.


Jazz Wind Continues at Elite World Istanbul Taksim

Jazz Company, located in Elite World Istanbul Taksim, continues city nights full of music and entertainment, where valuable names of jazz music will take the stage. On Friday, January 20, Rana & Seher will give their fans a unique music night with their flawless stage performance.

On Friday, January 27, Kubilay Kan will be meeting with classical music lovers with a special repertoire consisting of distinguished examples of the most popular jazz music used on the big screen on a special night with the concept of “Jazz in the Cinema”.

You can contact 0212 313 83 17 to get information about the events that will take place between 22.00 - 01.00; You can feel the sweet breezes of jazz music in the heart of the city.