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Yangon Timeout

By Marie Starr 9 May 2019

Europe Meets Myanmar Concert

To mark Europe Day 2019, members of the European Union Youth Orchestra have arrived in Myanmar to perform together with the Orchestra for Myanmar New Children’s Choir and the Strand Singers. This is set to be an unforgettable evening of European classical music and traditional Myanmar and European songs. This is a free-entry event though space will be limited.

May 10 | 7 p.m. | The Strand Ballroom | Strand Hotel, 92, Strand Road

Myanmar Film Networking Party

This is a networking event for all those in the film industry. As well as meeting like-minded people and making useful new contacts, there will be a number of speakers there to impart their knowledge too.

May 10 | 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Third Eye Film Studio | No.12(B), Industry 5th Street, South Okkalapa Township

Blues Jam with Misnomers

Led by well-established Yangon blues band Misnomers, this is an open jam session which blues musicians are invited to participate in or simply sit back and enjoy the music. The choice of location on a rooftop setting makes this event an ideal way to kick off your weekend.

May 10 | 7 p.m. | Yangon Yangon | Sakura Tower (rooftop), Bogyoke Aung San Road

Htein Lin Solo Exhibition

Renowned artist Htein Lin will have a solo exhibition using a controversial material and invite the viewer to question their own stance on a gender-discriminative custom in Myanmar culture. “Skirting the Issue” is a project he has been working on for one year with the contribution of a number of women living in varied social circumstances with often surprising views. The opening event takes place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

May 11 to 19 | River Gallery | 33/35, 37th& 38th Streets, Kyauktada Township

Youth Yat Kwat

This is an event to celebrate the youth of Myanmar. Open to all between the ages of 15 and 29, the event is organized by the Goethe-Institut and Myanmar Survey Research. Enjoy music, a graffiti wall, photo exhibition, panel discussion and many interactive stations.

May 11 | 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Goethe-Institut Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township

Doggies Day at Yangon Zay

This special edition of Yangon Zay is for the pet dogs, their owners and everyone who loves dogs. The event will feature a doggy fashion show and best-dressed competition for both dog and owner which kicks off at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs on a leash and to pick up after them.

May 11 and 12 | 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. | The Tea Factory | Kanyeiktha Street, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road

Port Autonomy Opening Party

Port Autonomy reopens in Yangon in the location that was previously Union Bar & Grill and promises to bring back the boozy brunches, iconic cocktails and beer pong it was once famous for. To celebrate the special occasion, get down to Strand Road for a party with DJ YU KT and DJ Adam Nicholas this Saturday night from 10 p.m.

May 11 | 10 p.m. | Port Autonomy | 42 Strand Road

The Smell of Spring

As a part of The Japan Foundation’s ongoing photo exhibition series, a new series of showing the beautiful scenery from Japan’s four seasons will be on display from Tuesday. ‘Japanese Garden’ is an exhibition by famous Japanese photographer Mizuno Katsuhiko.

May 14 to June 8 | The Japan Foundation | No.70 Nat Mauk Lane 1, Bahan Township

AMCHAM & CCI France Myanmar Networking Night

This is a networking event organized by the chambers of commerce of America and France. Members and their friends are invited to spend an evening making new contacts and catching up with those already in our networks. Tickets cost $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

May 15 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Sule Shangri-la | 223 Sule Pagoda Road

Seedstars Yangon 2019

Seedstars World, one of the biggest competitions in the world of emerging markets, is back in Yangon. The best startups from Yangon will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Yangon 2019. The winning startup will be invited to join the Seedstars Regional Summit at the end of the year. Registration is required.

May 16 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Seedspace Yangon | Kyan Mar Yay Seik Kan Compound, Corner of Pansodan Road and Kannar Road, Seikkan Township

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