By Marie Starr 2 May 2019
Silence is Golden Vol. 2 Launch
Silence is Golden is a DVD-magazine about contemporary art in Myanmar since the political changes of 2015 – 2019. Created by curator and artist Aung Myat Htay, the content features video interviews with some of Myanmar’s most prominent contemporary artists including Htein Lin, Maung Di, Zun Ei Phyu, Sow Yu Nwe, Maung Day and more. The launch event will give attendees the opportunity to meet some of the featured artists and drinks and snacks will be provided.
May 3 | 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | The Japan Foundation | No.70 Nat Mauk Lane 1, Bahan Township
Yangon ICT Fair
The biggest companies and players in Myanmar’s ICT industry will come together for a three-day fair held this weekend at Tatmadaw Hall. Meet representatives of Nippon, Prolink, Technoland, Vanguard Business Solutions and many more. Companies will offer special promotions on products throughout the event.
May 3 to 5 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Tatmadaw Hall | U Wisara Road, Dagon Township
Back to the 90s Party
Dance back to your youth at this 90s-themed party where DJ Eric will be playing the unmistakably cheesy top tunes from the 90s. Bicycle shorts, dungarees and other 90s attire are optional.
May 3 | 7 p.m. | The Penthouse | 8th Floor, Parkside One Building, 271-273 Bagayar Street, Sanchaung Township
Attachment — Art Exhibition by Ma Charm
Artist Ma Charm paints colorful abstract portraits featuring Myanmar women and the theme for this latest exhibition is attachment. Her paintings show attachment in various forms, be it to a pet, possession or person. This is her third solo exhibition and will run over three days this weekend.
May 3 to 5 | Gallery 65 | No. 65, Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon Township
Open Workshop at Turquoise Mountain
Witness the Turquoise Mountain artisans create handmade jewelry inspired by Myanmar’s rich heritage. This event also sees the launch of a new line of Pippa Small-designed jewelry produced in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain, a non-profit organization which works in a number of countries and focuses on heritage restoration, traditional crafts and related skills and jobs.
May 4 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Turquoise Mountain Myanmar | 14-16, 21st Street (Lower Block), Latha Township
May the 4th Be With You
This is a quirky Star Wars-themed open house day at Climb O’ Clock climbing center. Anyone who comes to climb dressed in Star Wars-themed clothing gets to climb for free all day on Saturday!
May 4 | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Climb O’ Clock | 861 Zagar Street, South Okkalapa Township
This is said to be one of the biggest EDM festivals in Southeast Asia and now it’s coming back to Yangon for a fifth year. DJs performing on the day include Jauz, Skimm, R3hab, Alison Wonderland and many other popular international acts. Tickets cost upwards of 35,000 kyats (general admission).
May 4 | 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. | Thuwannabhumi Event Park | Thanthuma Road, Thingangyun Township
This is the fifth Makers Market, a popular afternoon/evening event where you will find an exciting range of the finest locally made and handmade arts and crafts, clothing, food and food vendors and get the chance to meet the makers, designers and artists behind the products. Some interesting new vendors at this edition include Studio Art Face Myanmar, Apyone Myanmar Textiles and Moo Chuu Footwear.
May 5 | 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Karaweik Gardens | Kandawgyi Nature Park, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township
Cinco de Mayo Festival at Yangon Yangon
Cinco de Mayo is a major festival which celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French empire in the 1860s. Today a bigger event in the United States that at home, this festival is more of a celebration of Mexican culture and is marked with colorful parades, parties and plenty of drinking. In honor of the day, Yangon Yangon has an event with three hours of free-flow Mexican beer, tacos and nachos. Tickets 30,000 kyats (early bird) and 35,000 kyats (at the door).
May 5 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Yangon Yangon | Sakura Tower, Bogyoke Aung San Street, Kyauktada Township
G Talk Yangon: Touching on Equality
At this sixth G Talk event, Little Dragons organizers Bradley Edwards and Josh Peck will talk about how their organization works in Yangon to empower youth and promote gender equality, education and youth development through sport.
May 6 | 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Hotel G | 5 Alan Pya Pagoda Street, Dagon Township
Standup Asia Live Comedy
Andrew Netto is one of Malaysia’s biggest comedians and a famous emcee who is headlining this next comedy event by Standup Asia at Park Royal Hotel this Wednesday. He will be supported by Canadian Brian Aylward and Malaysian Prakash Daniel for a night of giggles. Tickets $8.
May 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Club 5 | Park Royal Yangon, Alan Pya Pagoda Street, Dagon Township