By Marie Starr 25 April 2019
Swap Up Revolution
This is a three-day swapping and conscious shopping event which kicks off with a party on the first evening (Friday) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is hosted by Sofaer & Co and organized by Swap Up Yangon as a local contribution to the international Fashion Revolution Week which is part of a global movement that celebrates fashion as a positive influence, raising awareness of the industry’s most pressing issues and celebrating those who are on a journey to create a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion.
April 26 to 28 | Sofaer & Co | 60 Lower Pansodan Road
The Penthouse will be the scene of a party to celebrate the music and flavors of Cuba and the Americas this Friday night. If you love everything Havana, grab your sundress and fedora hat and get ready to dance to Cuban-themed beats with DJ Eric from 10 p.m.
April 26 | The Penthouse | 8th Floor, Parkside One Building, 271-273 Bagayar Street, Sanchaung Township
A growing community of farmers and producers come together weekly to sell fresh, local, healthy products including bread, veggies, eggs, plants, honey, coffee, tea, juice, salad and more. This is a plastic-free market and market goers are requested to bring along reusable bags or baskets.
April 27 | 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Karaweik Compound | Kandawgyi Gardens, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township
Clean Yangon Green Yangon
This is the 23rd edition of a regular community event for anyone who cares about their neighborhood and environment. Organized by For Her Myanmar, it is popular with both locals and foreigners who live in the area and beyond. Participants are requested to wear green. The meetup location for Saturday’s event is on Yawmingyi Street in front of Fatman Bar & Grill.
April 27 | 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Yawmingyi Street, Dagon Township
The hot talent in Yangon’s female hip hop scene are going to raise the roof at Goethe-Institut this weekend. At this event organized by Turning Tables Myanmar, experience the talent and energy of the most famous female hop hop artists around, including Kit Kat, Myat Thitsar, Yung Witchz, Little Shawty, Zuzan, Triple A, DJ Lolly and Malay (BMCC). This event is held with the support of the Goethe-Institut to raise the role of women artists in Myanmar, enhance freedom of expression and build better understanding. Entrance is free.
April 27 | 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Goethe-Institut Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township
International Jazz Day
The French Embassy in Myanmar and the French Institute are bringing the worldwide celebration of jazz music to Yangon this Saturday. The family-friendly event will feature a renowned jazz saxophonist from Australia, Dale Barlow, who will play alongside Yangon’s greatest jazz acts including Bamboo Trio, 88 Degrees, Imagine Jazz, Tun Trio and the school jazz band from International School of Yangon. Tickets cost 2,000 kyats and the price goes to the musicians involved.
April 27 | 7 p.m. | Institut Français de Birmanie | 340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township
King’s Day, or Koningsdag, is the Netherlands national holiday when Dutch people all over the world—including in Yangon—dress up in orange and party. This King’s Day, Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge will have an event for all who wish to mark the day in Yangon. Entry is free and the dress code is strictly orange! Note, Atlas will be closed for a private event until 9 p.m.
April 27 | 9 p.m. | Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge | Uniteam Building, 84 Pan Hlaing Street, Sanchaung Township
Forests and Climate Change | Climate Talk Series #4
Conyat Create and Pansuriya partner to host this series of discussions on climate and the environment in Myanmar. This is the fourth discussion of the series and it will focus on the role forests play in our climate. Forests are important in determining the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, yet Myanmar had the third-highest annual rate of forest reduction, just behind Brazil and Indonesia. The speakers on the evening will be U Maung Maung Than, country director of RECOFTC, and Naw Ei Ei Min, director of Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together.
April 29 | 6:45 p.m. | Pansuriya | 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township
Joint European Chambers Networking
The British, French, Swedish, Italian, Norwegian and German chambers of commerce, and EuroCham Myanmar, are hosting a networking evening to allow for like-minded professionals to meet and expand business networks. Beer, wine and canapes will be served. Tickets for members cost $15 and non-members cost $25.
April 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Pullman Hotel Yangon | Central Tower, Sule Pagoda Road, Pabedan Township
[email protected] E-commerce
Organized by the French chamber of commerce in Myanmar (CCI France Myanmar), this breakfast-time seminar will feature talks by leading members of Myanmar’s e-commerce community. Frans Maas, co-managing director of Shop.com.mm, will make a presentation on the global e-commerce sector; Aung Sithu, logistics and operations manager at Kargo Myanmar will give a presentation on logistics; Allen Gilstrap, CEO of Ongo, will focus on digital payment services; and Jeff Pan, CEO of flymya.com, will give his insights into building a culture of data. Free entry for members and $15 for non-members.
May 2 | 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Melia Hotel Yangon |192 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township