The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week

Rangoon Photo Exhibition | December 10-11

More than 200 photos of Rangoon will be printed, framed, exhibited and given away in exchange for donations, on a first come first serve basis.

Dec. 10-11, 11am–6pm. Nawaday Tharlar Art Gallery, Room No. 304, 20/B, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Tsp.

 May Ywet War 53 & 35 Concert | December 10

The 53-year-old celebrated singer May Ywet War performs to mark the 35th anniversary of her musical career.

Dec. 10, 7pm. National Stadium on Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets 10,000-50,000 kyats.

808 Festival | December 10

One of Southeast Asia’s most prominent festivals will be held for the first time in Rangoon. The two-stage DJ event will last two days.

Dec. 10-11, 2pm-11pm. The One Entertainment Park, Thingangyun Tsp.

Charity Art Festival | December 8

This charity art festival features about 100 artists with disabilities. Well-known Burmese rocker Zaw Win Htut and the UK’s Stopgap Dance Co join the event.

 Dec. 8, 5pm. Myanmar Convention Center (MCC), Mayangon Tsp. Tickets 2,000 kyats.

 Christmas Carol Concert | December 10

Cantamus Choir will sing a mixture of holiday music to put you in a festive mood.

Dec. 10, 6:30pm. Holy Trinity Cathedral, No. 446, Bogyoke Aung San Road.

Rangoon University Library Book Fair | December 6-9

More than 100 publishing houses offer special discounts.

Dec. 6-9. Rangoon University Campus. 

Golden Circus Papillon Performance

This French troupe showcases trapeze, juggling, clowns, dog and bike acts, high-wire, magic and more.

Tuesdays-Sundays until Dec. 25. Tues-Fri: 7pm-9pm. Sat-Sun: 3pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm. Aung Thu Kha Compound, Min Nandar Road, Anawmar (1) Ward, Tharkayta Tsp.

Group Art Exhibition | December 3-14

Twenty artists from Dagon North and Dagon East showcase 54 oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings.

Dec. 3-14. Ayerwon Art Gallery, No. 903-904, U Ba Kyi Street, Dagon Seikkan Tsp. 

Nexus Exhibition | December 9-13

Artists Aung Aung Taik and Nandar Maung showcase a duo exhibition of paintings and fashion designs.

Dec 9-13. Ahla Thit Art Gallery, No. 17 University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp.

3rd Myeik Art Exhibition | December 8-12

This group art exhibition features seven artists and 40 oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings.

Dec 8-12, Gallery 65, No. 65, Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Tsp.