Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (July 11 – July 17)

By Wei Yan Aung 11 July 2017

Shweman Thabin Troupe | July 14 – 15

One of Myanmar’s traditional cultural performing arts troupes, Shweman Thabin, will perform every Friday and Saturday throughout the monsoon season.

Every Friday, Saturday at 7:00 pm. Kandawgyi Myaw Sin Island. Tickets at 09-792866370.

Golden Belt Championship Lethwei 2017  | July 15-16

The quarterfinals of the Lethwei Golden Belt Championship, featuring Myanmar’s Phan Thway and Thailand’s Iquezang as the main event on Sunday.

July 15-16, 2:00 pm. Theinbyu Indoor Stadium. Advance tickets at 09-254214160, 09-796285224

Seuls: My French Film | July 12

A fantasy film adapted from the popular French comic book series about five teenagers trying to survive in a world of their own. French speaking with English subtitles.

July 12, 6:30 pm. Mingalar Cineplex, Gamone Pwint (San Yeik Nyein), Insein Road. Tickets: 1,500-4,000 kyats

Daniel Chia: Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Live | July 13

Daniel Chia and his band will bring their blend of soulful, funky jazz to Union Bar & Grill, with music from his debut album, The Moment.

July 13, 7:30 pm. Union Bar and Grill, No. 42, Strand Road. Reserve at [email protected]. Free Entry.

Vive La France: French National Day at The Penthouse | July 14

The Penthouse will host a celebration of French National Day with a French cheese buffet and live music from 8.30 pm.

July 14, 7:00 pm. The Penthouse, No. 271-273, Bagaya Street, Sanchaung Tsp. Reservation is recommended at 09-771 239924.

IB Diploma Program Talk | July 15

Shu Khinn Thar International College principal Dr. Mark Uerkvitz will talk about the IB Diploma Program at Sule Shangri-La Hotel for students who have passed their matriculation exam.

July 15, 10-12 pm. Sule Shangri-La Hotel. Free admission, but limited seats. Registration at 01-450396, 01-450397.

Beer and Jazz | July 12

The Bamboo Trio with Aaron Gallegos on the guitar, Pan Thang on the double bass and Soe Soe on the drums, gathers every Wednesday at Mahlzeit throughout the monsoon season.

Every Wednesday, 7 pm. Mahlzeit, No. 84, Pann Hlaing Street. Free entry.

ROc and Roll: 9Micro, Bart Was Not Here, Wunna Aung | July 15 – 29

An exhibition of the latest work by a group of artists including 9Micro, Wunna Aung and Bart Was Not Here.

July 15-29. Myanm/art, No. 98, 3rd  Floor, Bogalay Zay St.

Beauty Is In Our Own Hands | July 8 – 14

Artist Than Htay’s solo will feature 14 collages.

July 8-14. Nawady Tharlar Art Gallery at Room No. 304, 20/B, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Tsp.

Charity for Bagan | July 15 – 18

A group art exhibition of more than 40 artists will showcase dozens of paintings in different medium. Half of the profits will be donated for the repair of quake-hit pagodas in Bagan.

July 15-18. Myanmar Art Center Gallery, Chin Chaung Palace, Bahan Tsp.