The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week

The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.

Influence Rock 2016

Rangoon rock bands Big Bag and Idiots & Reason will perform. Tickets are available in City Mart and Ocean Supercenter. The admission fee is 8,000 kyats.

Where: Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC), Min Dhamma Street, Mayangone Tsp. Tel: 09-253739071

When: Sunday, August 7, 7pm


International Beer Day

Started in California in 2007, International Beer Day is an annual worldwide celebration held on the first Friday of August. Join the festivities in Burma at Mahlzeit where they will serve Carlsberg, Tuborg and Yoma beer.

Where: Mahlzeit, 84 Pann Hlaing Street. Tel: 09-784151250

When: Friday, August 5, 12pm


Myanmar Remix

Rooftop bar Yangon Yangon hosts the Remix every Sunday night with DJs playing all Burmese songs after 8pm. Happy hour is from 5 to 7 pm, when all frozen cocktails are 50 percent off.

Where: Yangon Yangon, Sakura Tower, 339 Bogyoke Road, Tel: 01-255131

When: Sunday, August 7, 8 pm to 10:30 pm


IELTS Mock Exam

Anyone planning on taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can complete a mock exam free of charge at the Impact Skill Development Center. Seats are limited and registration is required at 09-258577778/9 or impact.isdc@gmail.com.

Where: Impact Skill Development Center, 270 Anawrahta Road, Third Floor, Pabedan Tsp.

When: Sunday, August 7, 10 am


Slam Express

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.

Where: Pansuriya Gallery, 100 Bogalay Zay Street, Botahtaung Tsp., Tel: 09-778 949170

When: Saturday, August 6, 6:30 to 8 pm


‘9Power’ Art Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing more than 50 paintings from nine artists will be held at Myanmar Artists and Artisans Association. Prices for the artwork range from US$150 to $1,000.

Where: Myanmar Artists and Artisans Association (Central), Bogyoke Market

When: Wednesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 7


‘Minimal Art’ Exhibition

Nawady Tharlar Gallery showcases a solo exhibition by the artist Maung Theid Dhi. Nine paintings will be sold for prices ranging from US$500 to $1,200.

Where: Nawady Tharlar Gallery, Building 20B, Room 304, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 09-43097918

When: Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, August 7


‘East Village Light Bird’ Exhibition

Maung Di’s solo show featuring more than 30 paintings will be displayed at Ahla Thit Art Gallery.

Where: Ahla Thit Art Gallery, 17 University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp.

When: Sunday, August 7 to Monday, August 15


Lokanat Gallery Exhibition

Artist Maung Maung Thein (Pathein) will hold his fourth solo show, which features more than 70 works, some of them dating back to the 1950s. Prices for the art will range from US$150 to $1,500.

Where: Lokanat Gallery, 62 Pansodan Street, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp., Tel. 095-1382-269

When: Tuesday, August 2 to Monday, August 8


Gongs and Skins II

The second annual international percussion festival will be held at the National Theater. Percussionists from Myanmar, Malaysia and Germany will perform.

Where: National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street

When: Thursday, August 4, 7pm