Ten Things to Do in Yangon This Week

By Wei Yan Aung 16 October 2018

Yekyaw’s Thadingyut Street Festival

Celebrate Thadingyut, the Buddhist light festival, in style with a street party in downtown’s vibrant Yekyaw ward.

Oct. 21 to 25. Yekyaw Street.

Jazz Night

This event is for jazz music lovers.

Oct. 20. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro, 21st floor, Sakura Tower. Entry is 5,000 kyats including a drink.

Vintage Camera Exhibition

This is the first-ever exhibition of vintage cameras in Myanmar.

Oct. 19 to 21. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Yangon Gallery, People’s Park.

Mo Mo’s Birthday

The 65th birthday of Myanmar’s most famous elephant, Mo Mo, will be celebrated with a festival.

Oct. 21. Yangon Zoological Garden.


Photo Exhibition

French photographer Djavanshir. N exhibits his work documenting the punk communities in Myanmar. “Punk, Love & Kindness” has already shown in major cities in France and Germany. Minzayar Oo’s work documenting the life of one young punk will be shown as well.

Oct. 19. 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.  Institut Français de Birmanie, No. 340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township. Tickets are 5,000 kyats.

Yangon River Cruise and Dining

Cruise the Yangon River and enjoy the sunset.

Oct. 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Departs from Botatung Jetty. Tickets are 18,000 kyats to 25,000 kyats. Tel: 09-445151010.

Goethe Film Night: “Das Leben der Anderen”

The Oscar-winning thriller tells the story of an East German state security officer who first spies on and later tries to help a couple under surveillance.

Oct. 17. 6:30. p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut Myanmar, corner of Kaba Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township. Free admission.

Blind Pony: Electronic Music Night

International and student DJs will perform.

Oct. 18. 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. YangonYangon Bar, Sakura Tower. Entry is 5,000 kyats including a drink.

Collection Show

OK Gallery puts its collection of 12 artists on display.

Oct. 17 to 24. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. OK Art Gallery, Aung San Stadium (north wing).

Aung Win and Samudaya Saccā

Painter Aung Win showcases works exploring his perception of existence in his third solo exhibition.

Oct. 13 to 19. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nawaday Tharlar Art Gallery, Room 304, 20/B, Yawmingyi Road, Dagon Township.