The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
Sai Sai Kham Leng’s Birthday Show
Sai Sai Kham Leng, one of the most popular hip-hop artists in Burma, will stage his annual birthday show on April 10. The ticket prices are 7,000 kyats for standing room only, and 20,000 kyats for seats.
Where: Shwe Htut Tin Compound, beside Sky Star Hotel, East Horse Racing Course Road, Tamwe Tsp. Tel: 09-451010789; 09-965010789
When: Sunday, April 10. Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Youk $hi Thingyan Hip-Hop Music Festival
Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel will host a music festival and a funfair to mark Burma’s New Year water festival, known as Thingyan. Famous hip-hop musicians and groups such as Myo Kyawt Myaing, Acid, Theory and Sandy Myint Lwin are scheduled to perform at the festival. Tickets are 7,000 kyats.
Where: Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel, No. 20, Pale Road, Bahan Tsp. Hotline: 09-420211961; 09-785156769
When: Saturday, April 9 (fun fair starts at 1 pm and show at 5 pm)
Cat Face Annual Fundraising Event for Orphanage
The crew behind London’s Cat Face parties is coming to Hummingbird Bar in Rangoon, and local and international DJs and artists will be performing to raise funds for orphans in Burma. Hip-hop musician J Flowz will also join the event. Tickets are priced at 7,000 kyats in advance or 10,000 kyats at the door.
Where: Hummingbird Bar, No. 76, Phone Gyi Road, Lanmadaw Tsp.
When: Friday, April 8, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Free Reggae Show
Reggae musician Saw Poe Khwar will sing songs for peace and reconciliation in Burma. Various artists including Ko Ye Lwin (Pan Ye Lan) will join him for the free show.
Where: People’s Square
When: Thursday, April 7 (starts at 6:00 p.m.)
Voice of Angels
The Voice of Angels concert series in Rangoon is a high-end buffet dinner show featuring world-class recording artists. Ticket prices range from US$95 for general admission, $200 for VIP seats, or a $360 VIP Package.
Where: Chatrium Hotel at No. 40, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Tsp. Hotline: 09-260702700 or 09-260702800
When: Friday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Are They Called Paintings?
Soe Naing will exhibit his solo exhibition ‘Are they called paintings?’ at Nawady Tharlar Art Gallery. There will be a total of 40 paintings—acrylic on paper—sold at the same price at 50,000 kyat per each.
Where: Nawady Tharlar Art Gallery, Room 304, Building 20B, 3rd Floor, Yaw Myin Gyi Road, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 0943097918
When: Friday, April 1 to Thursday, April 7
A group art exhibition titled ‘Mudra Spectrum’ will feature around 90 works by over 20 female artists in different mediums, including watercolor, oil on canvas, acrylic, impressionist photography and batik.
Where: Lokanat Galleries, at No. 62, 1st Floor, Pansodan St, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel: 09-51382269
When: Wednesday, April 6 to Sunday, April 10
Hash House Harriers Fun Run
The Yangon Hash House Harriers (YH3) meet every Saturday afternoon for a “fun run” followed by a few beers. The runs are non-competitive, and no special equipment is needed other than running shoes. The cost is to participate is 4,000 kyats.
Where: Meeting point at the entrance of Rangoon University
When: Saturday, April 9 (every Saturday, the run starts at 2:45 pm)
Rangoon Cultural Heritage: Photo Contest
Sponsored by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Development Cooperation Agency, a photo contest was held in March on the theme of “Rangoon Cultural Heritage: Looking Back at the Past to Develop a Sustainable Future.” The winning photos will be on display at Myanmar Dietta Gallery.
Where: Myanmar Dietta Gallery, 3rd Floor, No. 49, 44th Street. Tel: 09-31736154
When: Tuesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 9 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
If you are thinking of passing the long water festival holidays with books, Sar Pay Law Ka II is organizing a book sale with 10 percent discounts.
Where: SarPayLawKa II, at No. 173, 33rd Street, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel: 09 51388169, 09-51374391
When: Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 10
Compiled by Wei Yan Aung.