Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 26 September 2017

Charity Variety Performance | Sept. 27

Magician Mr. Top and other artists will perform at this event to raise funds to donate to people affected by conflict in Rakhine State.

Sept. 27, 6 p.m. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Free admission.

Yangon Thadingyut Festival | Oct. 1-3

Revelers can set oil lamps afloat on water at Kandawgyi Lake, with lots of food stalls, games, and performances by famous artists, plus traditional Anyeint entertainment.

Oct 1 – 3, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Kandawgyi Myaw Sin Kyun. Entrance fee: 1,500 kyats.

Centenary of Myanmar Short Stories | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

The celebration of short stories will feature a book sale, meetings between authors and their readers and reading sessions.

Sept. 30 – Oct 6, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Yangon Book Plaza, 5th Floor, Thanzay Market. Free admission.

Czech Republic: Country of Castles and Chateaux | Sept. 28 – Oct. 12

Pictures of architecturally and historically prominent sites will be displayed at the National Museum.

Sept. 28 – Oct. 12. National Museum. Pyay Road. Free admission.

May Kha Lar’s Solo | Sept. 30

Popular singer May Kha Lar will perform at the National Theater.

Sept. 30, 7 p.m. National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street. Tel: 09-452427464. Tickets: 10,000 -50,000 kyats

Ye Kyaw Thadingyut Festival | Oct. 2 – 6

Ye Kyaw is the place to experience the hustle and bustle of the annual Thadingyut Festival in Yangon.

Oct 2-6. Ye Kyaw Street.

Urban Talent: Hip Hop | Sept. 30

Famous hip-hop musicians will perform and contestants will compete in a rap showdown.

Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Fusan Basketball Court. Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. Free admission.

Beautiful Waterfall | Oct. 1 – 4

Artist Hla Htun Aung will showcase around 20 paintings in his waterfall-themed solo show.

Oct. 1-4, Hninzi Myaing Art Gallery, Hninzigon Home for the Aged, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road.

Enlightenment | Sept. 30 – Oct. 9

Artist Kyaw Phyu San’s solo will feature paintings depicting tales about the previous lives of the Buddha as well as those exploring Myanmar tradition.

Sept. 30 – Oct 9. Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St., 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp.

Rain | Sept. 30 – Oct. 11

There will be over 30 creations using different mediums at this group art exhibition of 15 artists.

Sept. 30 – Oct. 11. Ayerwon Art Gallery at No. 903 – 904, U Ba Kyi Street, 58 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Tsp.