The Irrawaddy

Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week

30th Anniversary of 8888 pro-democracy uprising | Aug. 8

An event to mark the 30th anniversary of the popular pro-democracy uprising in Myanmar.

Aug. 8, Yangon University.

Talk Show: Leadership in Times of Crisis | Aug. 12

The second in a series of talks organized by the Institute for Strategy and Policy.

Aug. 12, 9 am to 12 pm, the Novotel Hotel. Limited seats; register at 09-960839801, 09-5188709 during office hours. 

Anyeint | Aug. 11

The Tin Maung Hsan Min Win troupe will perform this traditional Burmese entertainment form mixing dance, music, song, comedy and theatre.

Aug.11, 6 pm, Kandawgyi Hmaw Sin Kyun. Tickets from 5,000 to 10,000 kyats, available at the door.

Sunday Thriller Night | Aug. 12

This is for couples and friends who want to make a movie date with a European set dinner.  “A Quiet Place” will be screened.

Aug. 12, 7 pm.  V Bar & Lounge, Vintage Luxury Yacht. Tickets 20,000 kyats.

Job Fair & Career Forum | Aug. 10-12

Various positions at local and international firms are open for application.

Aug. 10-12, 9 am to 5 pm. Tatmadaw Hall.

Home Expo | Aug. 10-12

Apartments will be up for grabs, to be paid for in monthly instalments spanning 15 years.

Aug. 10-12, 9 am to 9 pm. Myanma Plaza.

Ladies Night | Aug. 8

Every Wednesday, the Hard Rock Café rocks for ladies.

Aug. 8, 6 pm to 9 pm. Hard Rock Café, Myanma Plaza. Tel: 09-458261390.

8888 Uprising songs | Aug. 8

Activists will perform songs in commemoration of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988.

Aug. 8, 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm, Goethe Institut, Bahan Tsp.

Maung Maung Saw’s solo art exhibition | Aug. 8-14

This exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of the 8888 pro-democracy protests.

Aug.8-14, Ahla Thit Art Gallery, No. 17, University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp.

Abstract Art Exhibition | Aug. 11-13

More than a dozen artists will showcase their works.

Aug. 11-13, Lokanat Galleries, No. 62, 1st Floor, Pansodan Street, Kyauktada Tsp.