'Village style' Turkish Coffee House


Join us on Saturday May 17th for an evening of Turkish music, dance, food, coffee, chai and other delights for the senses. The Abbey Studio in Cumberland will be transformed for the evening into a Turkish coffee house 'Cumberland village style', with floor seating, beautiful carpets and Turkish lamps, live entertainment, delicious home made food and a costume bazaar. DJ St. Izmir will set the tone with Turkish classics and ambient eastern beats. The night will also feature live acoustic music by the Figments and special guest percussionists interspersed with Turkish Roman and 'Oriental' style dance performances by Lynette Harper, Edith Jacob, Cathy Stoyko and friends. Delicious, homemade Turkish style baking, Turkish coffee and other delights will be for sale throughout the night. The evening will close with a jam, feel free to stay and join in and/or get up and dance!

poacha~ pastry with various fillings (veg. and vegan option)
borek~ round filo pastry with spinach and herbs (veg)
zeytin meze~ olive spread with pita (vegan)
baclava (vegan)
Izmir figs stuffed with Denman Isl. walnuts (vegan)
lokum aka Turkish delight 
ayran~ a cool and refreshing yogurt drink
Turkish coffee and chai

This special event is the combined creative effort of Selen, Cathy and Edith with help from friends and volunteers. Selen, Cathy and Edith will be traveling together in Turkey this Summer and all funds raised from the night will go towards shared travel expenses and dance/music studies.

The food for this event will prepared by Selen, Edith and Cathy with the guidance of Selen's mom via Skype from Turkey!

By donation at the door, suggested donation $10
All ages welcome
Doors at 7PM