Yangon Timeout

By The Irrawaddy 13 June 2019

Exhibition of Rare Traditional Costumes of the Shan Sawbwas

This is an ongoing free-entry exhibition which explores the aesthetics of historic Shan sawbwas’ fashion and how the public valued the rare traditional costumes and used them during coronations and other ceremonies. The garments are made of tapestry textiles, silk, brocade, cotton, stained textiles, metals and precious stones.

June 9 to 16 | National Museum Yangon | 66 Pyay Road, Dagon Township

Japan Drawn by Myanmar Artists

The Japan Foundation, in collaboration with Myanmar Art Centre, and supported by Shibuya Zarny a famous Myanmar fashion designer based in Tokyo have organized a Myanmar-Japan friendship exhibition. As well as displays of Shibuya Zarny’s work, four Myanmar artists—Manzar Hein, Naing Gyi, Ni Po U and Panchi Kyi Thein—will exhibit their artwork depicting Japan from a Myanmar perspective.

June 15 and 16 | The Japan Foundation | No.70 Nat Mauk Lane 1, Bahan Township

Philippine Culture Night

This culture night is organized by the Philippine embassy in Myanmar. Philippines Madrigal Singers, a music group recognized by the UNESCO as Artists for Peace, will perform music from the Philippines. Seat reservations necessary. Free entry.

June 15 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Sule Shangri-la | 223 Sule Pagoda Road, Kyauktada Township

Myanmar Private & International Education Fair 2019

This is the first fair of its kind in Myanmar and will have representation from schools and colleges from 11 countries worldwide as well as the best private education institutes in Myanmar. A program of events, including presentations, talks and career guidance sessions will run all day until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 3:20 p.m. on Sunday. Free shuttle bus running.

June 15 and 16 | Myanmar Expo | Corner of Min Nandar Road and Thumana Road, Thaketa Township

Reggae Junction Vol. 5

This Saturday night, 50th Street Restaurant & Bar turns really reggae. Yangon’s DJ Ekis will be spinning reggae beats to get the crowd moving from 9 p.m. onwards.

June 15 | 9 p.m. | 50th Street Restaurant & Bar | 9/13 50th Street (Lower Block), Botahtaung Township

Angkor Hangover

Thuma Collective and Myanmar Deitta will collaborate on this event designed to encourage more applicants from Myanmar to attend the Angkor Photography workshops, some of the most important photography workshops in the region and part of the prestigious Angkor Photo Festival. There will be a projection of works by alumni of the workshops and a few alumni from Myanmar will be there to share their experiences. This event will be in Burmese.

June 15 | 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Myanmar Deitta Gallery | 130 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Farmers Market

A large 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.

June 15 | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Karaweik Compound | Kandawgyi Gardens, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

Kafka Festival

This event is organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic and Goethe-Institut Myanmar with support of the Embassy of Switzerland and the Japan Foundation. There will be a number of film screenings, a ‘Kafka in Myanmar’ exhibition of Kafka-inspired art, reading and literature events in the library and a symposium about Kafka`s contextualization in Southeast Asia.

June 19 to 23 | Goethe-Institut Myanmar | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Road and Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township

Colors of Truth Art Exhibition

This exhibition features local artists Aye Ko, Thaw Di Wei, Ni PoU, CoThiee, Heinn Htet, Dawei Lay, Ko Sid, Myo Pya and Eaint Chan Myae and is curated by CoThiee. The opening event will take place on Wednesday 19 from 6 p.m.

June 19 to 25 | Pansuriya | No. 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Growing Through Failures

Success cannot be achieved overnight. Failures and obstacles are also undeniable parts of the process in achieving what you really want. The most important thing you need to know is how you overcome those failures and predicaments along the journey. Women CEOs from the accelerator alumni startups will be sharing how they turned the failures into growth in Phandeeyar’s second information session of the accelerator program.

June 20 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Phandeeyar | 10th Floor, Royal Riverview Condo, 628/636 Merchant Road