Istanbul Culture and Art Events: July 2023

Magnificent, fabulous, and glamorous... Istanbul, one of Turkey's and the world’s most popular touristic cities with its natural beauties, historical structures, and cultural texture, also hosts wonderful and entertaining cultural events. Exhibitions, concerts, theater plays, art and cooking workshops held in many different parts of the city almost daily await everyone who wants to have some fun and be pleased by art. If you also enjoy spending time with art, let's have a closer look at the Istanbul culture and arts events that will take place throughout July.


Art, Literature and Love on the Streets of Paris: Midnight in Paris

One of the best activities to do during summer evenings is, of course, being able to watch beautiful and enjoyable films outdoors. Here we have great suggestions for movie enthusiasts! Woody Allen's 2011 epic film Midnight in Paris, which has been in the director's chair of famous films such as Hannah and Her Sisters and A Rainy Day in New York, is waiting for you at Swissôtel the Bosphorus Istanbul on the evening of 3 July.


Feel Like a Famous Painter: Masterpiece Galata Workshop

How about having a completely different experience by having a conversation about art and painting a little while listening to music? At the event that will take its place on July 5 at the Masterpiece Galata Workshop, this time you will make the masterpiece of Gustav Klimt, the pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, called The Kiss! You don't need to have any art education prior to this. You can create wonders with the guidance of the artists in this enjoyable event, where the necessary materials are provided by the workshop.


An Event Full of Music: MilyonFest İstanbul

Sea, sand, and sun... Are you ready to enjoy the summer at Istanbul's biggest and most entertaining beach festival? Famous artists and music groups such as Pinhani, Fatma Turgut, Sena Şener, Yaşlı Amca, Athena, Güneş, Cem Adrian, Gökçe and Skapova are preparing to give you an unforgettable musical feast at the MilyonFest İstanbul event, which will last for four days. Full of great performances, MilyonFest İstanbul will be at Milyon Beach Kilyos on 6-7-8-9 July!


A Pleasant Journey to the Past: Oldies but Goldies

ABBA, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Snap, Donna Summer and so much more... Oldies but Goldies, which will take its place on July 8, aims to give you a nostalgic music experience. Bringing together different musical genres such as pop, rock, disco, rock'n roll and funk, the event offers you a sound and visually wise feast with the legendary songs that are chosen by Murat Beşer and mabbas and the visuals prepared by Engin Eraydın. We are inviting everyone who wants to take a short trip to the past and spend a pleasant evening in Babylon!


An Unforgettable Solo Performance by Beşikçioğlu: Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman, Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol's famous work in which he meticulously deals with class discrimination and social oppression, is staged with a successful performance by Erdal Beşikçioğlu. This solo play, which is about an officer named Poprishchin going crazy step by step in the face of the atrocities he experienced, encourages the audience to experience different emotions and to dwell on them. Diary of a Madman, adapted by Cem Emüler Işık, will be on stage at Kadıköy Municipality Selamiçeşme Freedom Park Amphitheater on July 10.


Get a Chance to Listen Here First: Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz Album Launch Concert

The music group, which has produced successful songs such as Ne Farkeder, Sen Varsın Diye, Boş Gemiler and Bodrum, is preparing to bring the songs in their new album together with their fans for the first time with the Album Launch Concert to be held on July 16. The concert, which will feature both new songs and the most popular songs from their old albums, is waiting for you to have a nice evening at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre.


Indispensable for Summer Evenings: Gülşen Concert

Gülşen, the beloved name of Turkish pop music, continues to meet with her fans at open-air concerts. Gülşen, who aims to make her fans have an unforgettable night with her successful stage performances, interesting stage designs and fascinating costumes, will be on the stage for you with all her hit songs. If you would like to have a fun time and be satisfied by the music, then you are invited to the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater on July 20 at 21.00!


A Brand-New Interpretation of Art: MASTERPIECE An Immersive AI Experience

Are you ready to see the reincarnation of the paintings of famous painters such as Van Gogh, Osman Hamdi and Leonardo Da Vinci with the creative effect of artificial intelligence? In this unique exhibition, which emerged with the intertwining of art and technology, data from Italian art history annals and artificial intelligence algorithms are harmonized. In this way, famous paintings are revived and turn into a unique visual feast for art enthusiasts. You can visit the exhibition titled MASTERPIECE An Immersive AI Experience at X Media Art Museum by DasDas in Metropol Istanbul Shopping Center throughout July.