Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week (July 12)
By Wei Yan Aung 12 July 2016
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
Yangoods Season 2
Yangoods, a distributor of vintage Burmese souvenirs, will launch its second seasonal range on Friday, showcasing a new collection of fashion, décor, art and gifts. Products from its previous season will be on sale at a pop-up shop at the event, which will also feature a “vintage photo booth.”
Where: Yangon Gallery, People’s Park, Bahan Tsp.
When: Friday, July 17, 1pm to 5pm
The American Center in Rangoon hosts its monthly “youth forum” on Wednesday. This session will focus on “The Power of Youth in Civil Rights Movements,” with the objective of encouraging youth voices in social change and peaceful transitions of power. Enquire at [email protected].
Where: American Center, No. 14 Tawwin Road, Dagon Tsp.
When: Wednesday, July 13, 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Jazz Music and Dinner
The Rendez-Vous, the restaurant located in the garden of Rangoon’s French Institute, hosts live Jazz music every Wednesday.
Where: The Rendez-Vous – Institut Français de Birmanie, No. 340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Tsp.
When: Every Wednesday, 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Myanmar Training Development Expo 2016
Myanmar Training Development Expo (MTDE) 2016 is an inaugural “learning exhibition” which will showcase products and services ranging across “vocational training and consultancy services, academic programs and digital technology solutions” in two developing industries: tourism and retail. More information can be found at www.mtde.com.mm.
Where: Tatmadaw Hall, U Wirasa Road, Dagon Tsp.
When: Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, July 16, 10 am to 6 pm
Yangon Innovation Night
Yangon Innovation Night returns with a networking and free drinks session. The free event will feature talks by guest speakers from the World Wildlife Fund and Myanmar Future Science, and an open discussion with Jerry J Chan, entrepreneur and co-founder of May Kha Ventures, which invests in “promising early-stage companies.” Sign up at bit.ly/officecubed ; registration open until July 13.
Where: Officecubed, 52/54 Yadanar Thukha Street, enter from Pagoda Street, Laydaungkan Road, Thingangyun Tsp.
When: Thursday, July 14, 6 pm to 9 pm
Carlsberg and Immortal Titans Restaurant have partnered to host what they deem “the best brunch party in town” on Sunday. Brunch will be served from 12pm to 3pm with free flowing Carlsberg beer. Places and table reservations are limited; US$20 per person. The Carlsberg Day Party will then start at 3 pm; entry is free.
Where: Immortal Titans Restaurant, No. 49 Moekaung Road, Yankin Tsp. Tel: 01-578739
When: Sunday, July 17, 12 pm to 3 pm
Aung Naing Maung Solo Exhibition
Artist Aung Naing Maung will showcase his 12th solo exhibition, featuring around 30 paintings priced between US$100 and $3,000.
Where: Lokanat Gallery, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel. 095-1382-269
When: Friday, July 15 to Tuesday, July 19
Group Exhibition: The Outdoor Days
Exhibition featuring more than 100 works in different mediums by more than 20 artists.
Where: Ayerwon Art Gallery, No. 903/904, U Ba Kyi Street, 58 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Tsp.
Tel: 09-45005 7167
When: Saturday, July16 till Wednesday, July 27
Tuesday Gathering at Pansodan Gallery
Every Tuesday evening, Pansodan Gallery hosts an informal party where beer is served. It provides a space to meet new people while admiring a rotating selection of contemporary Burmese paintings.
Where: Pansodan Gallery, 144 Pansodan St, Kyauktada Tsp.
When: Every Tuesday evening, 7 pm onwards
The Novotel hosts pool, football and dart tournaments every Wednesday, with awards and gift vouchers for winners.
Where: Novotel Yangon Max, 459 Pyay Rd, Kamayut Tsp.
When: Every Wednesday, 6 pm