Ten Things to do in Yangon This Week (July 3 – July 9)

By Wei Yan Aung 4 July 2017

Shweman Thabin Troupe | July 7 – 8 

One of Myanmar’s traditional cultural performing arts troupes, Shweman Thabin, will perform every Friday and Saturday throughout the monsoon season.

Every Friday, Saturday at 7 pm. Kandawgyi Myaw Sin Island. Tickets at 09-792866370.

Book Sale | July 1 – 7

Yar Pyae Publishing House offers a 20 percent discount on all books it has published, as well as those by Pu Pwint Wai Wai Publishing House.

July 1-7, Yar Pyae bookstores on Pansodan Road (upper block), and in Hledan.

Wednesday Night Music: Acoustic Session | July 5

50th Street has live acoustic music every Wednesday, with songs ranging from contemporary pop hits to beloved classics.

Every Wednesday, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm. 50th Street Cafe Restaurant and Bar, No. 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp.

Reggae Night | July 5

Myanmar’s famous reggae artist Saw Phoe Khwar will perform.

July 5, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. Free Admission.

Paint and Sip for Charity | July 9

A local artist will guide guests step by step to create your very own painting. No prior artistic skill is needed. A paint set, some light snacks and a glass of wine will be provided for 25,000 kyats. All profits go to Ray of Hope Myanmar Charity for funding a primary school in Ye Township. Register here.

July 9, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Pansodan Scene Gallery, No. 144, 2nd Floor, Pansodan St.

Chocolate Day | July 7

International Chocolate Day is celebrated at the Strand Café with a wide selection of chocolate delights in addition to their classic High Tea Savories. More information and reservations at [email protected] or by phone at 01-243377.

July 7, 2:00 – 5:30 pm. Strand Hotel, Strand Road.

Smooth Jazz By Daniel Chia | July 7

Smooth Jazz night at “The West” with Daniel Chia, Soulful, funky, and energetic, saxophonist Daniel Chia from Singapore will be performing smooth Jazz at The West Lounge.

July 7, 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm.  The West Steak House, Pearl Condo, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road. 10,000 kyats.

Mom’s Superstars | July 9

Organized by Nestle Cerelac, this event is for children over age two, with lots of games, a little prince and princess talent show, plus a chance for parents to share insights into raising children.

July 9, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Junction Mawtin.

Korean Artist’s Solo | July 1 – 5

Korean artist Youngjeong Oh will showcase his solo exhibition entitled ‘Another Round’ at Open Space Yangon.

July 1-5. Open Space Yangon, 42nd Street, Botahtaung Tsp.

Suddenly | July 1 – 31

Artist Min Thurein’s solo will feature paintings depicting natural disasters such as tsunami, and earthquakes, along with street art movement.

July 1-31. Internal Art Gallery, A Block, 15th Street, Yuzana Garden Housing.