Yangon Timeout

20 June 2019

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.

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

Blockchain Roundtable

Through an interactive webinar session and panel discussion, you will get the opportunity to learn more about the applications of this revolutionary technology across different industries and the pivotal role blockchain can play in aiding Myanmar on its path to development.

June 21 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Phandeeyar | 10th Floor, Royal Riverview Condo, 628/636 Merchant Road

Fête de la Musique

This is a French tradition happening all over the world, where amateur and professional musicians are encouraged to play music everywhere. The Institut Français de Birmanie is working with venues around Yangon and Mandalay to promote a musical spirit with a series of free shows around the two cities. This is set to be a great music celebration where you can to discover all different kinds of music in one single night. Nineteen venues will participate across Yangon. See the event Facebook page for more details.

June 22 | From 2 p.m. | Across Yangon and Mandalay

Dub Autonomy (Fête de la Musique)

Join DJ Seeger for a night of hip-hop, dancehall and Afrobeats in collaboration with this year’s Fete de la Musique. This DJ is a not-so-recent immigrant to Yangon, whose passion for mezcal is matched only by a craving for funky basslines. Importing sounds from London via Beirut, his sets traverse the spectrum and ensure you feel all the vibes.

June 22 | 10 p.m. | Port Autonomy | 42 Strand Road, Botahtaung Township

Miracle #19 (Fete de la Musique)

A well-loved local rock cover band, Miracle #19, will play an exciting set of classic rock tunes on Saturday night in conjunction with the city-wide Fete de la Musique.

June 22 | 8:30 p.m. | 50th Street Restaurant & Bar | 9/13 50th Street (Lower Block), Botahtaung Township

Bridging the Naf: Presentation of a Photographic Dialogue

Early this year, six photographers from Myanmar (Thuma Collective) and six from Bangladesh (Kaali Collective) came together in Yangon to begin a cultural and artistic exchange of ideas based around storytelling through photography. Visual conversations over the following months developed between the respective groups and these cover identity, respect, hope, conflict and acceptance. This event will be a presentation of the work created as a result of the collaboration.

June 22 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Myanmar Deitta Gallery | 130 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Lin’s House (House & Techno)

One of Myanmar’s finest House and Techno DJs, Lin, has returned to Yangon after years of residing on the party island of Koh Phangan in Thailand, home of the infamous Full Moon Party. He’s been behind the decks at some of the biggest nights and venues on the island, such as Waterfall Party Koh Phangan, Mellow Mountain Bar and Sandcastle Phangan, and has now decided to come back to Yangon, where he will be doing a monthly residency at LEVEL 2.

June 22 | 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. | Level 2 | Compound of Yangon International Hotel, Corner of Ahlone Road and Pyay Road, Dagon Township

Climate Talk Series: Air Pollution & Climate Change

From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside homes, air pollution poses a major threat to health and climate. Join this event to discuss what steps and solutions can be applied in Myanmar to better manage air pollution and mitigate climate change. Hear from leading experts on the subject, organizations, youth groups, and farmers as they share their perspectives. There will also be a photo exhibition on air pollution organized in partnership with the European Union.

June 24 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Seedspace Yangon | Kyan Mar Yay Seik Kan Compound, Corner of Pansodan Road and South of Kannar Road, Seikkan Township

Summer Days Photo Exhibition

For this exhibition, Japanese photographer Mizuno Katsuhiko shows a series of his photographs which depict the beauty of Japanese gardens in the summer season. With the aim of helping Yangon residents get an experience of Japan at this time of the year, everyone is welcome to view the show by a lauded and well-published photographer.

June 25 to July 13 | The Japan Foundation | No.70 Nat Mauk Lane 1, Bahan Township