The Last Empire: The Fall of the Ottomans and the Rise of the Turkish Republic, takes place at Rice University's Alice Pratt Brown Hall. Performing Asia Music of Turkey with Choppa Projects continues with concerts at 6:30 p.m. September 15 and 8 p.m. September 16, both at Asia Society Texas Center; an exhibition of music scores, recordings and instruments at Rice University's Fondren Library (August 26 through September 30) and free lectures on September 7, 14, 15 and 16 at Rice University.
6100 Main and 1370 Southmore. For information, visit hoppaproject.com/tmf2017 or asiasociety.org/texas/events/performing-asia-music-turkey-hoppa-project. Free to $20.
Like an extravagant multi-course meal, this Turkish music festival serves up plenty of tunes (both historic and contemporary), an exhibition of Turkish instruments, and a couple of lectures by experts in culture, Rumi and religion. The first free lecture is 2:30 to 5 p.m. August 31 with Dr. Cengiz Sisman. His program, titled