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
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 email@example.com.
Where: Impact Skill Development Center, 270 Anawrahta Road, Third Floor, Pabedan Tsp.
When: Sunday, August 7, 10 am
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