Yangon Timeout

By Wei Yan Aung 3 January 2019

Pure Gold Upcycling and Design Exhibition

This exhibition showcases rubbish transformed into useful, sometimes even beautiful, objects. Visitors can try their own hand at transforming waste “into gold” at several do-it-yourself counters.

Through Jan. 6 | Secretariat Building | Kyauktada Township | Free admission.

Icons of Courage

A photography exhibition about the traditional leg tattoos of men in Karen State by German photographer Jens Uwe Parkitny.

Through Jan. 10 | Goethe-Institute Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township

Balance Fashion Night

With a dress code of “dress like you’re a model,” Balance Fitness’ annual party will feature funky beats, food, drink and a lucky draw.

Friday Jan. 4 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Tipsy | No. 138 C, New University Avenue Road, Bahan Township

Made in Myanmar Exhibition

This exhibition aims spread awareness to purchase local products that are made in Myanmar.

Jan. 4-6 | 11 a.m. to late | Hmawsinkyun, Kandawgyi Gardens, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

Carnival at the Zoo

A three-day family-oriented festival will take place at Yangon Zoo and will feature games, magic and music, food and fun and more entertainment.

Jan. 4-6 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Yangon Zoo | Kan Yeiktha Road, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

Yangon Zay

With a new sustainable theme launching in 2019, this market event has food, fashion, homeware and drinks on offer with music and kids’ activities for entertainment.

Jan. 5-6 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | The Tea Factory | No.2 Kanyeiktha Road off Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township | Entry 6,000 kyats (under 12s free)

SamRaz Live Music

SamRaz, a traveling band which plays folk and jazz of Latin American and Middle Eastern variety, will play at Atlas Rooftop this Saturday.

Saturday Jan. 5 | 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge | No. 84, Pan Hlaing Road, Sanchaung Township

Mi Kar Ma Tha (Nominal)

Five up-and-coming artists feature their art for just three days. Participating artists are Zin Min Hlaing, Myo Min Thein, Zar Ni, Kyaw Thu Win and Aung.

Jan. 5-7 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Gallery 65 | No. 65, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Township

Mundo Lingo

This popular language exchange event takes place weekly with a sticker system using flags to tell others which language you speak and want to practice.

Tuesday Jan. 8 | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. | 50th Street Bar & Grill | 9/13 50th Street, Botahtaung Township