Agenda November 09

Following an extended stay abroad to record an album in English, Emre Aydın will take the Jolly Joker Balans stage on 20 November. ..

Artist Fikret Atay’s first one-man show in Turkey, ‘Batman Batman’a Karşı’, has opened at Outlet Sanat. 26 November is the last day for the exhibition where Atay’s two new videos, ‘Batman Batman’a Karşı’ and ‘Gooaall!’, will have their world premieres.

Architect Aykut Köksal is guest of the day at the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency’s now traditional ‘Wednesday Meetings’ on 11 November. The agenda of the meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Agency’s Beyoğlu headquarters, is “Have We Preserved Anything by Protecting It?”

An exhibition entitled ‘Salı Pazarı’ by Şakir Gökçebağ, a Turkish artist who lives in Germany, is at Galeri Apel throughout November. The exhibition features ‘marketplace installations’.

Drummer and percussionist Okay Temiz is at the Nardis Jazz Club the evening of November 16 with ‘Oriental Wind Project’. Accompanying Temiz at the concert, which starts at 9:30 p.m. are Çağdas Oruç, Önder Focan, Kamil Erdem, Ahmet Özden and Mahmut Yiğittürk. Temiz’s Swedish-Turkish jazz group ‘Oriental Wind’, which he first formed in 1974, combines Turkish instruments with instruments of western origin.

You can follow the latest in leather fashions at Istanbul’s 4th Leather Fashion Fair, to be held at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center November 12-14.