Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week (July 19)
By Wei Yan Aung 19 July 2016
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
Monsoon Poetry Festival
The inaugural Monsoon Poetry Festival features readings and performances by 26 poets and performance artists from all over Burma plus a number of poetry chapbooks. Maung Sangkha, a poet who was imprisoned for defamation against the former president, organized the festival. The admission fee is 3,000 kyats.
Where: Yangon Diocesan Office [Anglican Church], near Pegu Club bus stop, between the Russian Embassy & Sein Gay Har Shopping Mall
When: Saturday, July 22, 5pm to 9pm
The 9th job fair organized the weekly job advertising medium Opportunity Journal will be held at Tatmadaw Hall in conjunction with talks from scholars and HR consultants about entrepreneurship and management.
Where: Tatmadaw Hall, U Wisara Road, Tel: 09-777277978, 09-73121754
When: Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24, 9am to 5pm
Micro Film Contest Promotion Show
The second annual Myanmar Youth Micro Film Contest will be held at Myanmar Plaza. Shows run between 1pm and 7pm.
Where: Myanmar Plaza, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road
When: Saturday, July 23, 1pm to 7pm
Trivia Night at Father’s Office
These bi-monthly trivia nights are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. With changing categories that include historical places, pop culture, geography and more, there is sure to be a topic for everyone. Test your skills against Rangoon’s most nerdy residents as you and your team compete for trivia glory and a 30,000 kyats prize. Call to secure your seats.
Where: Father’s Office, 291 Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Botahtaung Tsp., Tel: 09-450218080
When: Wednesday July 20, 7:30pm to 10pm
A group exhibition showcases more than 70 paintings by approximately 20 artists, with prices for work ranging between US$100 and $1,000.
Where: Lokanat Gallery, 62 Pansodan Street, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp., Tel. 095-1382-269
When: Thursday, July 21 to Monday, July 25
Cloud 31 Gallery Show
In commemoration of the 69th Martyrs’ Day anniversary, three artists stage an exhibition entitled ‘Unforgotten,’ featuring 27 paintings and an installation. All paintings are priced at $150.
Where: Cloud 31 Art Gallery, No.49/51, First floor, 31st street, between Merchant Street and Mahabandoola Street
When: Tuesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 21
‘Story of the Memo’ Showcase
Artist Ohn Khine Zin will display 20 of his works at his third solo show at Cloud 31 Gallery. Prices range from $150 to $500.
Where: Cloud 31 Art Gallery, No.49/51, First floor, 31st Street between Merchant Street and Mahabandoola Street.
When: Saturday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 27
‘Rain’ Exhibition in Golden Valley
A group exhibition, featuring 40 artists and more than 200 paintings, will be held at Golden Valley Gallery.
Where: Golden Valley Art Center, No. 54/D, Golden Valley, Bahan Tsp., Tel: 01-513621
When: Saturday, July 23 to Saturday, July 30
Artists and Artisans Exhibition
A group showcase of more than 18 artists will be held at Bogyoke Market, featuring over 50 paintings priced between $300 and $2,000. Twenty percent of the revenue raised will be donated to See Sar Yeik Home for Aged and Ailing Persons.
Where: Myanmar Artists and Artisans Association, Bogyoke Market
When: Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24
Dramatic Performance Troop
In recognition of Martyrs’ Day on July 19, a dramatic performance troop, led by Po Chit and other artists, will stage a drama titled ‘I am Aung San’ at the National Museum. Ticket prices range from 5,000 to 20,000 kyats with a 50 percent discount for students.
Where: National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street
When: Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19, 7:30pm