İlhan Erşahin and his musician friends are coming to Istanbul for the ‘Nublu Jazz Festival’, taking place this year for the first time as part of Garanti Jazz Green. Visit  for the guests of this festival, which will be held at Babylon March 2-11.

‘Outlet’ at Tophane is hosting an exhibition titled ‘Under the Counter’ by Holland-based artist 510, whose work is familiar to us from the 9th Istanbul Biennial. March 3 through April 10.

The Istanbul State Theater, which marks its 30th anniversary this year, has added a new play to its repertoire: ‘The Clean House’.  Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Kubilay Karslıoğlu, it stars Sema Çeyrekbaşı, Simay Küçük, Gülseren Gürtunca, Levent Güner and Neslihan Arslan. Other plays running at the Istanbul State Theater in March include: My Mother’s Courage, The Professional, İmparatorluk Kuranlar, Rita’s Song, The God of Carnage, Two Times Two, The Credit Card Incident, Lausanne, Kül Bellek, Code Name Tango, Töre, and Socrates’ Last Night.

The Galleteria Art Gallery on the street facing the Galata Tower is hosting the ‘Istanbul Photograph Exhibition’ with works by Mustafa Yılmaz, Sabahattin Kayış and Osman Karamehmetoğlu. Through March 6.

Auction house Antik AŞ Müzayede Evi is putting up the works of prominent artists at its ‘Auction of Contemporary Art Works’, to be held at the Swissotel on March 7. Among the noteworthy items to be auctioned is Erol Akyavaş’s painting, ‘Kuşatma’ (The Siege). For further information visit

Istanbul’s French Culture Center is organizing a musical evening devoted to the French chanson in honor of World Women’s Day, March 8. The concert, at which Ajda Ahu Giray will interpret the songs of artists like Edith Piaf, Juliette Greco and Patricia Kaas, starts at 8 p.m.

‘Red Hot Broadway’ is bringing Istanbul audiences selections from top Broadway musicals. Sponsored by Turkish Airlines the ensemble, which will perform songs from musicals such as Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady, Evita and Grease, will be at the Tim Maslak Show Center, March 11-14.

Child prodigy of recent times, the young American pianist Kit Armstrong will be performing as soloist with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra on March 17 in the Boğaziçi University Wednesday Concerts series. The concert, realized by Garanti Kültür, is sponsored by Turkish Airlines.

Combining madcap comedy with fast action, ‘Jump’ is in Istanbul with Turkish Airlines sponsorship at the TİM Maslak Show Center on March 25.

Known for his anecdotes, memoirs, and bittersweet tales, Erol Günaydın will be this month’s guest on ‘Her İnsan Bir Dünya’ (Every Man A World), produced and presented by Merih Akoğul. The event, at which the topic of discussion is ‘Theater in the Last 50 Years’, is at Akbank Sanat on Wednesday, March 17. Pi Artworks Galeri 1, dört şehirden, dört farklı malzemeyle çalışan sanatçıyı bir araya getiriyor. İstanbul’dan Nancy Atakan, İzmir’den İlke İlter, Mersin’den Juan Botella Lucas ve Ankara’dan Mehmet Ali Uysal’ın yer aldığı ‘Out of Context’ isimli sergi için son tarih 20 Mart.

Pi Artworks Galeri 1 is bringing together artists from four provinces who work with unusual materials. Nancy Atakan from Istanbul, İlke İlter from Izmir, Juan Botella Lucas from Mersin and Mehmet Ali Uysal from Ankara are featured in this exhibition, titled ‘Out of Context’. Through March 20.