Istanbul Culture and Art Events: June 2023

Istanbul, the apple of the eye of Türkiye, is a fairytale-like district that has managed to become the center of attention for tourists from all over the world with its natural beauty and magnificent history. It also hosts many cultural and artistic activities. For that reason, it is possible to witness art almost every day in Istanbul with concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and theater! Let's have a look at the Istanbul Culture and Art Events: June 2023 Guide, which includes amazing events that will allow you to make a lovely start to the summer!


A little getaway to Italy: Tuscan Food

Today, we are turning our route to the Tuscany region of Italy, which is a frequent destination for travelers with its artistic and historical texture. Tuscany, where Renaissance art sprouted, is also considered a gastronomic center due to its fertile lands. For this very reason, we invite food enthusiasts who say "I am quite passionate about Italian cuisine" to Eataly Kitchen Workshop on June 1st.


Come to Italy with me: During the Tuscan Food event, you will have a conversation about Tuscan food quite a lot and learn how to make traditional dishes such as panzanella salad, caciucco and cantuccini. The beautiful part of the event is that you will be able to eat these unmatched flavors altogether at the end. Bon Appetit!


Journey to the Past: 90s & 2000s Turkish Pop Party

When we look at the history of Turkish pop music, we can see that the hit songs of the 90s and 2000s are special and timeless. If you want to take a little trip to the past and catch the spirit of the era with popular songs and have a lovely evening, we invite you to the 90s & 2000s Turkish Pop Party! Mansur Ark and Dj Fikret Kocamaz, who has performed entertaining songs such as Maalesef, Gazla Gitsin, and Yarim, will meet you on the stage of Hayal Kahvesi Atakent on June 2nd!

A Fresh Greeting to Summer: BigFest İstanbul

Büyük Ev Ablukada, Duman, Skapova, Mavi Gri, Köfn and many more... You can experience a unique musical feast for two days with talented artists at the biggest festival in the city. Uniting these great stage performances, BigFest İstanbul is waiting for anyone who wants to have a great time listening to music on June 3 and 4 at Life Park.


A New Interpretation of the Masterpiece: Midsummer Night's Musical

A Midsummer Night's Dream, the masterpiece of Shakespeare, the master of English literature, will be staged with a playful touch this time. The entertaining musical featuring Burak Sevinç, Can Ceylan, Yunus Emre Gedik, Ezgi Acıoğlu, Selen Güngör and many more presents an ironic and sincere narrative about love and complex relationships. You can watch the play embellished with songs and dances at Beylikdüzü Atatürk Culture and Art Center on 14 June.


Painter, Lover, and a mother: Celile

An unhappy marriage, an unfortunate love story and a strong woman who does not bow down despite everything... The tragic story of one of the first Turkish female painters, Celile Hanım, meets the audience played by Ayşegül Yalçıner, who received the Best Female Performance Award of the Year. The play “Ben Celile Nazım Hikmet’in Annesi” will be on stage at Istanbul State Theater in Üsküdar Tekel Stage on 9 and 10 June. We are hoping that you won’t miss this great event!


A Little Sorrow, a Little Peace: Evgeny Grinko

Famous Russian musician and pianist Evgeny Grinko is coming to Istanbul to conquer your heart with his talent. If you would like to listen to the famous pianist who gave a new interpretation of classical period compositions on stage and spend your time in tranquility, then you are invited to Turkcell Vadi on June 21!


A Timeless Name: Ajda Pekkan

How would you like to spice up your summer evenings with lovely and entertaining outdoor concerts? Ajda Pekkan, a huge name in Turkish pop music, who has signed hit songs such as Bambaşka Biri, Eğlen Güzelim, Yakar Geçerim and Yaz Yaz Yaz, is meeting with her fans on June 16th. Offering a visual feast along with its unforgettable stage performance, Superstar is getting ready to give you enjoyable hours at Maximum Uniq Open Air.

From the Frames of the Well-Known Director: Zeki Demirkubuz

Zeki Demirkubuz, who has been sitting on the director's chair of successful films such as Masumiyet, Kader and Yeraltı ve Bekleme Odası, brings together the photographs he has taken since 2009 with art enthusiasts. The director's first solo exhibition at the Museum Gazhane bears traces of urban and rural life. You can visit the exhibition, which consists of 78 photographs, during the month of June, any day except Mondays.


For Young Theatre Lovers: The Little Prince

Touching the hearts of readers of all ages, The Little Prince is one of Antoine De Saint Exupery's most special works. The Little Prince, which has been sold out for months by the theater Bozok, continues its Europe and Türkiye tour without slowing down. The play looks at the cruel world through the eyes of a small child, where heartlessness and greed are rampant and almost all people have become part of the order. The Little Prince is waiting for little art lovers at Duru Theater on June 18th!


A Scrumptious Journey: Chocolate Workshop

Chocolate Workshop, where you will turn your skills into flavors accompanied by exquisite scents is waiting for chocolate enthusiasts at Elite World Grand İstanbul Basın Ekspres! You can experience chocolate melting, tempering, shaping and decoration techniques and at the end of your participation, which will take place on June 10, you can be entitled to receive a certificate that is signed by the Elite World Chefs! If you would like to add joy to your weekend, this entertaining event will be a great option for you!