Recipient of the American Music Awards, MTV Music Awards, two Grammy Awards and other international accolades, Rihanna is in Istanbul for the first time on her ‘Last Girl on Earth’ tour. The Barbados-born artist will perform at Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena the evening of June 3rd.

Starting June 4th, the young talents of Turkish contemporary art will be at CDA Projects, which has selected 26 artists from a pool of 500 applicants for its annual ‘Young/New/Different’ project. June 30th is the last day for the exhibition, which is open to all genres.

Maçka Art Gallery is remembering the renowned, 1910-born ceramist Füreya Koral with a comprehensive exhibition on the hundredth anniversary of her birth. The exhibition, whose theme, ‘bird house’, was chosen with Koral’s love of birds and bird houses in mind, includes over 145 ceramics artists from all over Turkey as well as undergraduate and graduate students from the country’s Schools of Fine Art. June 5th is the last day for the ‘Merhaba Füreya Merhaba’ exhibition, in which artists from different genres, such as sculptor Seyhun Topuz, architect Cengiz Bektaş, writer Ferit Edgü and painter Ayşen Urfalıoğlu, are taking part.

The International Adana Golden Pine Cone Film Festival is preparing to bring film buffs  the latest offerings of world cinema. Guest of honor at this year’s festival, June 7-13, is the Greek director Theo Angelopoulos.
A Turkish representational painter known for his original style, Mustafa Ata is at Galeri Işık in Teşvikiye with his show, ‘Eternity and the Moment’. The exhibition, a selection of 20 of the artist’s most recent works, runs through June 12.
Held this year for the 24th time, the International Izmir Festival starts on June 16. Among the noteworthy events are a Michele Campanella recital and Wagner’s opera, ‘The Flying Dutchman’. The festival’s closing concert on July 19 is by Concha Buika.
Gotan Project, which combines tango and Latin American melodies with the ‘ambient electronic’ style, is in Istanbul on a promotional tour for its newly released album, ‘Tango 3.0’. The team will perform at Maçka Küçükçiftlik on the evening of June 23rd.
The Istanbul Goethe Institut will host a documentary film, ‘Dancing Dreams - Teenagers perform Kontakthof by Pina Bausch’, on June 25th. Directed by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann, the film includes the last interview given by Bausch, who died last year.
One of Turkey’s most comprehensive graphic design shows, ‘The 29th Graphic Design Exhibition’ is at the Istanbul Büyükkent Branch of the Chamber of Architects through June 20. In the exhibition, organized by the The Turkish Society of graphic Designer, are 434 works by 114 designers in 26 categories.
Mustafa Horasan’s exhibition, ‘Collision’, will be at Pi Artworks Galeri through June 26th.
Pianist Burçin Büke, opera singer Hakan Aysev and painter İsmail Acar are bringing Yunus Emre and his doctrine of love to the stage in a never-before-tried contemporary art interpretation. If you miss the first performance in May, be at Aya İrini on June 29th!