Welcome to the 22nd Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2017

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme, “Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of Turkish culture, ranging from fine arts, dance, music, film to culinary arts. This year, once again, we are proud to present to you another high caliber festival.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
12:30 pm
City Hall Plaza
Boston

FESTIVAL OPENING

Opening of the 22nd Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

November 3 - December 15, 2017
Boston University Howard Thurman Center
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Art Exhibition

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by Lütfi Karaaslan

Lutfi Karaaslan

Reception with the Artist: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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November 2 - 12, 2017

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind o rganized in North America. Celebrating its 12th year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

COMPETITION FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE

Opening Night: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 | 7:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

THE TURKISH WAY
Dir. Luis González | 86min. | 2016
In Catalan, Spanish, French, English, and Turkish with English subtitles.
Featuring acclaimed chefs Sabiha Apaydın, Maksut Askar, Mehmet Gürs.

Introductory remarks by acclaimed chef Ana Sortun of Oleana & Sarma Restaurants, Sofra Bakery & Café.

Film screening will be followed by the opening reception and a special performance by the Antioch Civilizations Choir (Antakya Medeniyetler Korosu).

 


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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 pm

Boston University Food and Wine Program
BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY
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FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA

with Cara Chigazola-Tobin,
Chef de Cuisine, Oleana Restaurant

Flavors of Anatolia

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Friday, November 17, 2017
7:00 pm

Boston University, GSU Auditorium
775 Beacon Street, Boston

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Concert
"LINES"
by Alper Tuzcu & Friends

Alper Tuzcu

Guitar/ Voice Alper Tuzcu - Istanbul, Turkey
Voice Enya Lim - Singapore
Violin Bengisu Gökçe - Istanbul, Turkey
Bass Carlo De Biaggio - Udine, Italy
Percussion Juan Pablo Tello - Cali, Colombia

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Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 pm
Boston University, GSU Alley
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Free Admission. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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COLORS OF ANATOLIA: DANCE WORKSHOP
by Ahmet Lüleci
Choreographer, Performer, Dance Teacher

Dance Workshop

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Lüleci.

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