Ten Things to Do in Yangon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 31 July 2018

Lethwei National Championship (Final)

Myanmar’s Soe Linn Oo and Thailand’s Iquezang vie for the belt in this challenge fight.

Aug. 5, 2 p.m. Theinbyu Stadium. Tickets 8,000 to 30,000 kyats at 09-245214160

Film night: “Good Bye, Lenin!”

An East German woman who is dedicated to the socialist cause falls into a coma shortly before the 1989 revolution. When she wakes up eight months later, her son, worried she will die of shock, attempts to conceal from her the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of socialism.

Aug. 1, 6.30 p.m. Goethe-Institut, on the corner of Kaba Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Tsp. Free entry.

IEGEI Japan Festival

Japanese music, food and sake wine will be presented by Japanese residents of Yangon.

Aug. 4, 5 pm to 10 p.m. Ietsu Sushi & Soba, 57 37th Street. Entrance 30,000 kyats including food and drink ticket.

4th Myanmar International Travel Mart

Discounts and lucky draws for outbound tours

Aug. 4-5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Melia Hotel

Jazz Night

An event for jazz lovers

Aug. 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro, 21st Floor, Sakura Tower. Tickets 5,000 kyats

Book Sale

Seikku Cho Cho will offer 20 percent discounts to bookworms.

Aug. 1-13, 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Anarwa Dhamaryon, Kyar Taw Ya Street, Shwedagon Pagoda (East Gate)

Pwe Khin Tha

A performance for music enthusiasts

Aug. 5, 5.30 p.m. The Yangon Gallery, People’s Park. Free admission.

‘Beyond Prison Gate’

Former political prisoners recount their bitter experiences behind bars through photos.

Aug. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moon Art Gallery, 150/160, 35th Street

Global Village Artworks

A showcase of Maung Di’s installations depicting the concept of the global village

Aug. 7-10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Myanm/art, 98, 3rd floor, Bogalay Zay St.

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A group exhibition featuring artists from South Okkalapa Township

Aug.1-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Myanmar Artists Organization Central, Bogyoke Market.