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Tucked away in the backstreets of Beyoğlu, Garaj is a not-for-profit contemporary performance art space that feels stripped back to the very basics – all exposed concrete and cold lighting. It has a ballsy manifesto, and recently held a performing arts festival about dictators and corruption, called "political games". But these revolutionaries like to have a good time as well. In a neighbourhood mostly occupied by bars and clubs, Garaj lets its hair down with events such as B-Boy competitions and concerts from visiting indie bands.