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FESTIVAL | Turkish Arts and Folk Festival 

The Rochester Turkish Arts and Folk Festival will mark its 20th anniversary this weekend with three days of dance, traditional music, arts, and authentic food. Hosted by the Turkish Society of Rochester, the festival is expected to draw more than 4,000 attendees from around the region. The performance lineup will include Collage Dance Ensemble, a Boston-based, multicultural dance group, performing Turkish folk dances throughout the weekend; Sufi Sema performances by Onur and Agah; and a concert by Turkish musician and composer Hasan Isakkut on Saturday night. Fortune telling for adults, and games, crafts, and activities for kids will also fill the weekend.

The Rochester Turkish Arts and Folk Festival will take place Friday, August 28, through Sunday, August 30, at the Turkish Society of Rochester, 677 Beahan Road. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday; noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free. For more information, visit


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