10 Things to Do in Rangoon This Week
By Wei Yan Aung 8 March 2016
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events, ranging from dance and punk to arts shows, happening in Rangoon this week.
Music – Punk
Big Bag, the punk rock music band, will stage a show.
Where: People’s Park on Pyay Rd. When: Fri March 11. Time: Starts at 6pm
Music – Classical
Orchestra for Myanmar and a choir made up of children from local international schools will stage a show bringing musicians together from a range of organizations including the AOC Orchestra, Gitameit Music Center, the University of Arts and Culture, MIT, Ame Gita and MRTV.
Where: Strand Hotel, When: Fri 11 March. Time: Starts at 7pm
All things to do with mobile technology will be on show at the Mobile, Communication with Satellite Expo 2016.
Where: Tatmadaw Hall, U Wizara Road. Tel: 094-3096-666; 094-2000-1617
When: Sun 13 March ,Time: 9am – 5pm
Richdad Asia Congress 2016 will bring successful speakers from abroad together in Rangoon to discuss business strategy and investment climate, both present and future, in Burma. There will be a Burmese-language translator at the talks.
Where: UMFCCI Building at No. 29, Min Ye Kyaw Swa Street, Lanmadaw Township. Tel: 09252575345, 09250531633.
When: March 12, 13 (Sat, Sun)
Classes in the Brazilian dance are held every Tuesday and Thursday night.
Where: Piano Bar at 2 Parami Road, Mayangone Township.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays. Time: 6.30 to 7.30pm
Artist San Minn will display around 30 of his installation works dating back more than 10 years in his 14th one-man show.
Where: Think Art Gallery, 23, Nawaday Street, Dagon Township. Tel: 094-2016-2858
When: Tues 8 to Sat 12 March. Time: 9am – 5pm
Motion and Emotion
Thabye Myint Thein and Soe Naing feature in a show of around 70 oil paintings titled Motion & Emotion. Prices from around $100 to $500. The event’s brochure states: “When matter moves, motion starts. When mind moves, emotion starts. This event is a narration about how matter and mind move together.”
Where: Lokanat Galleries, No. 62, Pansodan Street. Tel: 092-5004-1424
When: Wed 9 to Sun 13 March. Time: 9am – 5pm
A collection titled “Six Years Collection of An Art Lover” will feature the works of 11 artists, including Khin Maung Than, Aung Maung and Myint Swe.
Where: Gallery 65, 65 Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Township. Tel: 01 246317
When: Sat 12 to Wed 16 March. Time: 10am – 5 pm
A debut solo show from 23-year-old Nyan Ye Naing is titled “The Value” and will feature 34 watercolor paintings of footwear. Prices from around $35 to $200. “People have to use footwear every day, but usually they fail to notice the value of a pair of slippers which brings them where they want to go and bears their weight the whole time,” says the artist.
Where: Cloud 31 Gallery, No. 49/51. 1st Floor, 31st St (lower Block), Pabedan Township. Tel: 097-8510-4231
When: Fri 11 to Tues 15 March. Time: 9am – 5pm
A show featuring mainly acrylics and oils by 12 eminent Burmese artists.
Where: Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 97, University Avenue Road. Tel: 095-0058-49
When: Wed 11 to Sun 15 March. Time: Office hours