Posted by: mollyscafeistanbul | November 30, 2011

molly’s cafe december 2011: poetry, music, christmas dinner

wow, the last month of this year!  how did it go so fast?  here are the activities at molly’s cafe this month.
Sat. Dec. 10   4:30 pm  Robert College Writers  Once again the Robert College group will read from their poetry and prose writings.
Sat. Dec. 10   9 to 11 pm   Ali Agca and friends will play.  Ali is a jazz guitarist who discovered his personal style while earning his diploma in Professional Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  He has lived and performed in Germany, England, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and the United States.  His delicate style and fretboard strumming techniques are influenced by jazz guitar greats like Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall, to name a few.  Ali’s music has echoes of classical Turkish music, with blues and rock overtones.  In Turkey, Ali launched the Turkish branch of the Berklee Alumni Group and is the coordinator, hosting international jazz musicians and jazz students from the U.S. who come to perform in Turkey. He is one of the coordinators of Berklee’s audition program in Turkey.  He has been a guitar soloist at the Movenpick and Ritz Carlton Hotels in Istanbul, and his guitar-bass duo performed regularly at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sultanahmet.  His jazz groups perform numerous gigs in Istanbul’s jazz clubs, including Nardis, Naima, Alt, 60 Square Meters, and Atolye.  10 lira for the music. 

Sat. Dec. 17   9 to 11 pm George Wabisca and friends.  Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues classics unplugged! ‘The Untouchables Project – Goes Acoustic’ Featuring Canadian guitarist George Wabisca on Acoustic and Vocals accompanied by Baris Buran on Percussion and Cihan Guvenc on the Upright Bass. You favorite classics from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. As usual, there will be a 10 lira charge for the music.

Sat. Dec. 24   8 to 10 pm Stop by for christmas eve eggnog and christmas cookies.

Sun. Dec. 25   7:30 pm  Christmas dinner will be served family style, turkey and all the fixin’s. 75 lira, all included.  Reserve early!


  1. Egg Nog!!!!! Yeeeesssssss!!!!!

  2. Will the be roast potatos for chrıstmas dinner???

    • nope, but there will be mashed potatoes with (or without) gravy

  3. hmmmmmm tempting…. Will run it past the wife and kids 🙂

    • let me know soon, as places fill up

  4. Any Chance you have spaces left for Christmas dinner?

    • yes, i have a few. how many are you? you need to tell me asap

  5. 4 people? :0)

  6. promise to be your best friend forever and ever and ever :0)

    • ok four of you are on the list. see you sun at 7 30 pm!

  7. Great thanks a lot!

  8. good afternoon we are coming for chrtmas dinner. Will there be drinks ?

    • yes, wine and beer and nonalcoholic drinks. ho ho ho!

  9. thank you cant wait 🙂 x

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