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.


Various Events


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


 Art shows

San Minn 14th One Man Show Installation Series copy


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 & Emotion copy

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



Collector’s Choice

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


The Value art exhibition copy

Feet First

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


The Myanmar Eminent artists exhibition copy


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