Yangon Timeout

By The Irrawaddy 14 February 2019

Amcham February Social Networking Night

This is a useful event for those in and around the Amcham networking circle and those looking to get involved. Make new connections and useful contacts as well as keeping up to date with like-minded attendees.

Feb. 15 | 7 p.m. | Sedona Hotel Yangon | Kabar Aye Pagoda Road | Tickets 20,000 kyats (Amcham members), 25,000 kyats (non-members)

Homage to Nature: Solo Exhibition by Kyaw Nyo

Artist Kyaw Nyo’s first solo exhibition will be launched with an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. This body of work is an intricate study of the details and landscapes of nature and Myanmar’s native trees using his signature abstract style. The opening will include a demonstration by the artist and children are invited to join in.

Feb. 16 to 19 | River Gallery | 33/35, 37th& 38th Streets, Kyauktada Township

WHO I AM: Identity and Belonging in Myanmar

What does the word identity mean to people in Myanmar? How do they see themselves and their place in society? How do they want to be seen by others? This photography exhibition is the result of a photography workshop for youth organized by The Heinrich Boell Foundation and lead by photographer Yu Yu Myint Than. The images are presented in addition to twelve collaborative portraits shot by French portrait photographer Nico Djavanshir. Opening event on Saturday Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Feb. 16 to 26 | Pansuriya Gallery | 100 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

Creative Platform Series: Formulating our Future

In this event of the Creative Platform art talk series hosted by The Japan Foundation and Myanm/art, hear a talk by Thai artist and researcher Henry Tan. The artist likes to focus his work on the erosion of individual beliefs and culturally grounded understanding with regard to contemporary technologies of communication and control.

Feb. 16 | 6 p.m. | Myanm/art | 3FL, 98 Bogalayzay Street, Botahtaung Township

YouthSpeak Forum: Women Empowerment Towards Economic Growth

YouthSpeak Forum is a series of events that connects today’s youth leaders with business professionals to have meaningful conversations about pressing global issues. This edition will focus on Sustainable Development Goal 5 which is to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life as well as to give women equal rights to economic resources.

Feb. 16 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | National Management Degree College | Botahtaung Pagoda Road

The Reasonibilists Live

The Reasonibilists are an up-and-coming young Myanmar band whose music fuses many different elements, with influences including The Smiths and The National. Their upbeat and catchy riffs, combined with a mix of melancholic lyrical themes brings out a unique vibe.

Feb. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Union Bar & Grill | 42 Strand Road, Botahtaung Township

Trashion to Passion Art Installation 

Organized by Thant Myanmar in association with those behind art gallery Wired on 39 Street, this is a public, interactive art installation raising awareness about plastic pollution in our oceans.

Feb. 16 | 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Mahabandoola Park | Kyauktada Township

Maker’s Market

By the second edition of this monthly market event, it had already become a sensation. On this third Marker’s Market, spend an afternoon or evening with the family or friends in the outdoors and peruse top homegrown locally-sourced crafts, arts, food and fashion. Alala, Swap Up Yangon, Lilla, Nicco, Chin Chilli, Wolf Kitchen, Jamunmai and Sunflower Organic Dye Textile are just a few fantastic local brands that will be there this weekend.

Feb. 17 | 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Karaweik Gardens | Kandawgyi Nature Park, Yangon, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township

Myanmar Entrepreneurs Monthly Meetup

This month’s theme focuses on Lifestyle and attendees will have a chance to meet and chat with special guest Lynn Yang Wolf, founder and director of Wolf Kitchen. MMEN is a platform for entrepreneurs and investors to gather, share ideas on doing business in Myanmar, learn from each other on key areas or even form partnerships.

Feb. 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Signature Fine Dining & Garden Bistro | Corner of Kabar Aye Pagoda Street and Kan Yeik Thar Street

World Press Photo 6×6 Global Talent Exhibition

A special exhibition of the World Press Photo Foundation’s 6×6 Global Talent Program will showcase stories by each of the six talents from Southeast Asia and Oceania, Africa, South America, Europe and North and Central America in the outdoors for all members of the public to see. World Press Photo encourages diverse accounts of the world that present stories from different perspectives.

Feb. 18 to March 5 | Mahabandoola Park | Kyauktada Township

Four Hands Art Exhibition

This is a duet exhibition by artists Christine Fayon and Htoo Aung Kyaw. The artists use different mediums and though they are not from the same cultural or religious background nor do they have the same way of living or thinking, they have exactly the same aim: to show that art is universal.

Feb. 20 to 24 | OK Art Gallery | North Side of Aung San Stadium, Gyoe Phyu Road