Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 21 February 2017

Shark NUAC Orchestra | February 26

The Shark NUAC Orchestra will perform at the National Theater accompanied by famous singers Big Bag, J-Me, and Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein. Tickets are available at 1876 and the Innwa Book Store at Myanma Plaza. Tel: 0926368455.

Feb. 26, 7-9pm. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung St. Tickets 15,000-40,000 kyats.

Sunset Boat Party | February 25

Join us as we fly the pirate flag, set sail down the Rangoon River, and listen to pulsing beats under the setting sun. The boat party will bring together DJs playing house music, gypsy, hip-hop, and more. Eat delicious food, hang out on the upper deck, and enjoy cold drinks and fresh air. Tickets are available on the Sunset Boat Party Facebook page.

Feb. 25. Arrive after 4:30pm; boat departs 5:30pm; return 8:15pm. Botahtaung Harbor.

Rangoon Book Plaza | February 26

Just what Rangoon’s bookworms have been craving: Burma’s first and biggest book plaza officially opens on Sunday.

Feb. 26. Fifth floor of Thanzay Market, 17th St. and Lanmadaw St., Lanmadaw Tsp.

Rangoon Career Fair | February 26

Hundreds of job openings will be presented, and job applications will be accepted at the Rangoon Career Fair. Top employers will be there on Sunday to talk about career development. Tel: 01-530773, 01-530776.

Feb. 26. Rose Garden Hotel, Upper Pansodan St.

Hip Hop Cruise | February 25

Mix the Rangoon River, a Saturday sunset, and hip-hop and rap music. Tickets are available at 09-256559919.

Feb. 25. Departs 5:30pm, returns 8:30pm. Wardan Jetty. Tickets 10,000 kyats.

MSS Trinity EDM Festival | February 24

Top international DJs and local DJs will perform at the electronic dance music festival at The One Entertainment Park. Tickets are available at 09-254999254.

Feb. 24. The One Entertainment Park, Paw San Hmwe St., Thuwunna Tsp. Tickets 32,000-68,000 kyats.

Carnival Night | February 25

Put on a mask and experience Carnival Night featuring salsa music from DJ Bay Tar at Time Out. Join a colorful night with free face painting at the entrance and a costume competition. Tickets are available at 09-251185975, 01-12305858.

Feb. 25, 7-11pm. Time Out Sports Bar, Novotel Yangon Max.

The Heart of 19th Century Rubbing | February 26-March 7

This exhibition by artist Pe Nyunt Way will feature 15 paintings that depict ceremonial scenes from Burma’s Konbaung Period. The paintings show occasions such as Burma’s Thingyan, the royal ploughing ceremony, weddings, and novitiate ceremonies. Tel: 095-1382269.

Feb. 26-March 7. Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, Kyauktada Tsp.

In Conversation | February 17-27

A modern artistic duo—Dutchman Rabin Huissen and Burma’s Aung Myint—will showcase installation works, photos, and video arts in this exhibition at the New Zero Art Space.

Feb. 17-27. New Zero Art Space, Alanpya Pagoda Rd., Dagon Tsp.

Mythical Spirit | February 24-28

Artist Lynn Wunna will feature about 30 paintings on Burma’s culture in his 9th solo art exhibition. Tel: 09-31035920.

Feb. 24-28. Ahla Thit Art Gallery, No. 17 University Avenue Rd., Bahan Tsp.