Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 10 January 2017

Japanese Film Festival | January 12-19

This annual Japanese film festival will be held for the first time in Burma, featuring dozens of horrors, dramas, romances, and animated films with Burmese subtitles.

Jan. 12-19, Nay Pyi Daw Cinema. Free admission. 

Charity Concert | January 14

Several famous Burmese singers including R Zarni, Khaing Htoo, May Sweet and Tin Zaw Maw join this charity music event to mark the centennial of Dr. Maung Maung Kha, the retired rector of Rangoon University.

Jan. 14, 7 pm. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets priced between 7,000 kyats and 50,000 kyats available at 09-451010789 and 09-782097436.

The Orchestra for Myanmar New Year’s Concert and Waltz | January 12

Musicians from the Unites States, the Philippines, and Taiwan perform at this free orchestral concert.

Jan. 12, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Novotel Hotel, Pyay Road.

2nd Takuya Taniyama Cup Karate-Do Championship | January 14-15

A Karate-Do competition and celebration of the sport, which has officially been added as an Olympic sport for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Jan. 14-15, 9 am – 4 pm. Aung San Indoor Stadium, Mingala Taungnyunt Township. Free Admission.

Supersonic | January 14

DJs from Japan and Burma along with local and foreign dance groups hit the stage at the musical event.

Jan. 14, 5 pm. The One Entertainment Park, Paw San Hmwe Street, Thuwana, Thingankyun Tsp. Tickets available for 20,000 kyats at 09-451010789 and 09-782097436.

Musical Fundraiser | January 14

Dozens of artists perform to fundraise for Basic Education High School No. 6, Botahtaung (St. Paul School).

Jan. 14, 6 pm. Saint Paul School. Tickets are selling for 5,000 kyats at the school.

Job Fair | January 13-15

Job opportunities in various positions are showcased along with talks on career development.

 Jan. 13-15, 9 am – 5 pm. Tatmadaw Hall, U Wisara Road.

‘Dual Image’ at NUAC | January 1-12

The 11th art exhibition at the National University of Arts and Culture (NUAC) will feature around 70 student works in various mediums.

Jan. 1-12. Ayerwon Art Gallery, No. 903 – 904, U Ba Kyi Street, 58 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Tsp. Tel: 09-45005 7167.

The Sniper | January 12-16

Artist Ngu Ein Htet Myet showcases 14 acrylics at her solo art exhibition.

Jan. 12-16. Ahla Thit Art Gallery, No. 17, University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp. Tel: 09-31035920.

Mingalarbar 2017 | January 13-15

Artist MPP Ye Myint will showcase 35 paints at his solo show.

Jan. 13-15. Cloud 31 Art Gallery, No.49/51 (first floor), 31st Street (lower block) between Merchant Street and Maha Bandula Street.