The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week

A Woman’s Place: Life Through the Lens of Myanmar’s Women Farmers | May 20-28

Most images of rural Burma are taken by people who live outside of these areas. This participatory photography exhibition offers the chance to see rural life through the eyes of women who live on and work its agricultural land. This diverse range of images offers a glimpse into the communities, livelihoods, social issues and changes which frame being a female farmer in Burma today.

May 20-28, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Myanmar Dietta Gallery, 3rd Floor, No. 49, 44th Street. Tel: 09-31736154

Short Story Recital | May 24

Many artists and singers will recite short stories, and their voices will be recorded on CDs and donated to schools for the blind. Free Admission.

May 24, 1 pm. Yangon Book Plaza, 5th Floor, Thanzay Market, Lanmadaw Tsp.

Slam Express | May 28

Read a poem, a prose or perform anything you want! Let your spoken words be angry, be kind, be hilarious, be heartbreaking, be thought-provoking, be unique, be awesome and be you or come and listen to those performances. Free Admission.

May 28, 6:30-8:30 pm. Pansuriya Art Gallery, No. 102, Bogalayzay Street, Botatung Tsp.

Study in America, Education Talk | May 27

This is the event for students wishing to pursue higher education in United States of America. Registration is required and can be done at 09-777264230, 09-777254231, 097-99905715.

May 27, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, UMFCCI Building, Min Ye Kyaw Swar Street, near Taw Win Center and St. John Bus Stop.

 

Music Show | May 27

Many famous artists, including Kai Zaw, Nwe Yin Win, Haymar Nay Win and Ne Ne Khin Zaw will perform at this musical event. Tickets are between 7,000 kyats and 30,000 kyats at 1876.

May 27, 6:30 pm. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung St.

 

Photo: encyoclopedia

U Nu’s Birthday | May 25

The birthday of U Nu, Burma’s first prime minister and a renowned writer, will be commemorated along with his books on sale at special prices. Free Admission.

May 25, 1 pm. Yangon Book Plaza, 5th Floor, Thanzay Market, Lanmadaw Tsp.

THE INTOUCHABLES – My French Film | May 24

A collaboration between the Institut Français de Birmanie and Mingalar Cinemas, My French Film is a monthly programming of the best of French movies in one of Rangoon’s cinemas. This time the featured movie is The Intouchables, a comedy inspired by a true story.

Every Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Mingalar Cinema Gamone Pwint (San Yeik Nyein). Entry: 1,500-4,000 kyats

On the Waterfront | May 27 – June 3

James Jennings has painted the Mekong in Phnom Penh, and in Myanmar, the port and the ferries on the Yangon River.

May 27-June 3. Pansuriya Art Gallery, No. 102, Bogalayzay Street, Botatung Tsp.

Living on My Skin: A Solo Exhibition by Arakanese Performance Artist Thadi Htar | May 25 – June 6

“Thadi Htar” means “caution” in Burmese. It is written on electrical boxes and warnings signs throughout Burma. It is also the artist’s moniker: one that simultaneously draws attention and creates distance.

May 25-June 6. Myanmar/Art, No. 98, Third Floor, Bogalayzay Street.

Art Exhibition for Charity | May 25 -28

An exhibition by artist Nan Mi Thar and friends will showcase dozens of paintings in different mediums. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Hninzigon Home for the Aged.

May 25-28. Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery, Hninzigon Home for the Aged.