The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to Do in Yangon This Week

Yangon Discount Fair 2018 | Jan. 4-7

A wide variety of consumer goods will be on sale at special discount prices.

Jan. 4-7, 9 am to 5 pm. Tatmadaw Hall, U Wisara Road.

Independence Day Games | Jan. 4

Telecom operator Ooredoo will organize games along with a performance by chart-topping singers Ye Lay, Ni Ni Khin Zaw, Sophia and more.

Jan. 4, 3 pm to 9 pm. Thakhin Mya Park.

Book Sale | Dec. 29-Jan. 7

Seikku Cho Cho will sell books at a discount at its shops across Yangon and Mandalay.

Dec. 29-Jan. 7, Seikku Cho Cho bookshops.

 

Children’s Literature Festival | Jan. 6-8

There will be books for children plus fun and games at this event.

Jan. 6-8, No. 6 Basic Education High School (St Paul), Botahtaung Tsp.

 

Independence Movement International Film Festival | Jan. 3-5

Films on the struggle for independence in Myanmar, Vietnam, Ireland and Korea will be screened.

Jan. 3-5, 1 pm. Myanmar Motion Picture Association, No. 16, Wingabar Street, Bahan Tsp.

 

Jazz Under the Stars | Jan. 3

Jazz music will be played at a rooftop bar and lounge.

Jan. 3, 8 pm. Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge, 84 Pan Hlaing Road, Sanchaung Tsp. Free event, reservations at 09-767419413.

The Children’s Choir of the Paris National Opera | Jan. 6

The choir’s recordings range from classical to contemporary repertoires, Mozart to Britten, Pergolese and Vivaldi, all the way to opera rock.

Jan. 6, 6 to 8 pm. The Strand Hotel, Strand Road, Botahtaung Tsp. Tickets available at 01-243377

 

Myanmar Contemporary Art Exhibition | Dec. 26-Jan 21

A group art exhibition of 19 artists will feature contemporary paintings.

Dec. 26-Jan. 21, Gallery 65, No. 65, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Tsp.

The Harmony of Freedom | Jan. 4-8

The exhibition subject of retired professor Aung Kyaw of the National Culture and Fine Arts University is freedom.

Jan. 4-8. OK Art Gallery, Aung San Stadium (North Wing).

 

Contemporary Traditional Art Exhibition | Jan. 3-7

More than 20 artists will take part in this exhibition featuring contemporary traditional arts.

Jan. 3-7. Myanmar Artists and Artisans Association (Central), Bogyoke Market.