Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 14 March 2017

International Lethwei Challenge Fights | March 19

This fight night has eight boxing matches featuring fighters from Burma, Japan, Thailand, England and Austria.

March 19, 2 pm. People’s Park. Tel: 09-254 214 160 or 09-796 285 244. Tickets 10,000-100,000 kyats.

Burmese Traditional Musical Concert | March 17

More than 20 Burmese traditional music singers will perform the songs of composer Maung Maung Kyemon at this event.

March 17, 7 pm. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets 5,000-30,000 kyats.

Thingyan Boat Party | March 18

DJs will play house, hip-hop and electronic music. Water guns will be available on deck.

March 18, 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm. Botahtaung Jetty, The Royal Irrawaddy Boat. Tickets: 15,000-20,000 kyats.

Myanmar International Light Festival | March 19-April 30

Seventy million LEDs will illuminate images of well-known people and places including the Eiffel Tower and Mt. Fuji.

March 19-April 30, 5:30 pm to 11 pm. People’s Park. Admission to the park is 300 kyats.

Piano Recital | March 22

Italian pianist Maestro Nazareno Ferruggio will perform as part of the cultural program Italy in Myanmar 2017.

March 22, 7 pm. Strand Hotel, Strand Road.

Lady DJ Championship Myanmar | March 15

The top five finalists of this DJ competition will showcase their talents before the audience votes for their favorite.

March 15, 4 pm to 6 pm. Thakhin Mya Park.

Slam Express | March 18

Slam Express is a slam poetry event organized by a group of young Burmese poets. Listen to poems performed in English and Burmese. Free admission.

March 18, 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Pansuriya Art Gallery, No. 102, Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Tsp.

Bamboo Craft Exhibition | March 16-18

Fine arts expert and member of the Archaeological Survey of India, Shri Mutua Bahadur, will lead a team exhibiting bamboo crafts.

March 16-18, 10 am to 5 pm. National Museum, Pyay Road.

Nay Tun Solo | March 22-31

Artist Nay Tun’s sixth solo exhibition will feature about 40 acrylic and watercolor works.

March 22-31. Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel: 095-1382 269.

Than Kywe Generations | March 15-19

This exhibition features around 60 acrylic and watercolor works by the relatives of renowned artist U Than Kywe.

March 15-19. Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery, Hninzigon Home for the Aged, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road.