Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week
By Wei Yan Aung 21 March 2017
Hawk Music Night | March 25
Popular artists R Zarni, Phyo Pyae Sone, Saw Lar Htaw War, Wine Su Khaing Thein, Eaint Chit and Wai Lay perform.
March 25, 7pm. Kandawgyi Hmaw Sin Kyun. Tickets 5,000 kyats at 09-977952408.
Boxing Challenge | March 26
There will be five local boxing matches including the main event featuring Soe Lin Oo vs. Pyan Thway.
March 26, 1pm. Theinbyu Stadium. Free admission.
Duwun Food Carnival | March 26-27
This food-themed event features top restaurants, cooking competitions, entertainment, music and dance.
March 26-27, 10am-7pm. People’s Park. Free admission.
Circus | March 25-26
Arzani San San Circus Group celebrates its 60th anniversary at the National Theater.
March 25-26. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tickets between 7,000 kyats and 15,000 kyats available at City Mart stores.
Peace Songs | March 24
Renowned reggae singer Saw Poe Kwar performs in support of Burma’s peace process and donates half of the proceeds from album sales.
March 24, 7pm. Maha Bandula Park. Free admission.
Earth Hour | March 25
Join the lighting of 10,000 oil lamps to celebrate Burma’s first Earth Hour at Shwedagon Pagoda. Earth Hour volunteers from youth and environmental groups, WWF celebrity ambassadors and guests from government, embassies and businesses will gather for the event.
March 25, 8:30pm. Shwedagon Pagoda.
Climate and Environment International Festival | March 23-26
This film festival presents award-winning and lesser-known films to draw public attention to the effects of climate change on Burma. A panel discussion regarding international climate change will also take place.
March 23-26. Waziya Cinema.
Painting Donation | March 22-26
The Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery has collected donations of artwork that will be sold to contribute to ailing veteran artists U Shein Tun and U Thaung Han.
March 22-26. Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery.
Royal Classic | March 22-26
Artist Soe Myint Oo’s solo shows will feature more than 50 acrylic works depicting Burmese women in traditional dress throughout successive periods.
March 22-26. Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association (Central), Bogyoke Market.
My Shelter, My Heaven | March 25-30
Artist Ko Ko Naing will showcase more than 20 acrylic works depicting colonial-era and modern buildings in Rangoon.
March 25-30. Ahla Thit Art Gallery, No. 17, University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp. Tel: 09-31035920