The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
No Lights No Lycra
No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that was started in Melbourne in 2009. According to the group: “There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. NLNL is a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body.” Open to all with a suggested donation of 5,000 kyats.
Where: Myanm/art Gallery, 98 Bogalay Zay Street, Third Floor
When: Tuesday August 9, 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Myanmar International Furniture Expo
An international collection of modern furniture will be displayed at Tatmadaw Hall.
Where: Tatmadaw Hall, U Wisara Road
When: Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 14, 9am to 5pm
American Center Youth Forum
The American Center will hold its August Youth Forum titled “It’s Our Future: Youth Engagement in Urban Development,” focusing on what makes a sustainable city.
Where: Count Basie Hall, The American Center, 14 Taw Win Road
When: Wednesday, August 10, 4:30pm to 6pm
DULSA Youth Connect
Organized by the Dagon University Law Student Association (DULSA), this seminar will introduce youth to business practices through discussions, presentations and networking. Various youth-led and legal organizations, along with business personnel, will participate.
Where: UMFCCI Building, Min Ye Kyaw Swar Street
When: Sunday, August 14, 8 am to 12 pm
Sai Sai Frenzo Tour
Burma’s celebrated hip-hop musician Sai Sai Kham Leng will perform, along with others, at the VeVe monsoon show at the Myanmar Convention Center.
Where: Myanmar Convention Center, Min Dhamma Street
When: Sunday August 14, 1pm to 5pm
Jazz Night at Rendez-Vous
Musicians play popular jazz and Latin tunes while guests enjoy French cuisine.
Where: Rendez-Vous, Institut Francais de Birmanie, No. 340 Pyay Road. Tel: 09 250 436 951
When: Every Wednesday, 8 pm to 11 pm
Think Art Gallery Exhibition
Artist Soe Naing showcases 48 of his works at Think Art Gallery. Prices range from US$300 to $2,500.
Where: Think Art Gallery, No. 23, Nawaday Street, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 095143266,
When: Saturday, August 6 to Saturday, August 13
Peace Cartoon Exhibition
As a gesture to the upcoming Union Peace Conference—also known as the 21st Century Panglong Conference—the Burmese government and cartoonists have organized the Peace Cartoon Exhibition. About 200 works from some 100 cartoonists will be featured.
Where: Maha Bandoola Park, in front of Rangoon City Hall
When: Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14
The 11th Myanmar Watercolor Artists Association exhibition featuring about 100 paintings will be held at Ayerwon Art Gallery.
Where: Ayerwon Art Gallery, No. 903-904, U Ba Kyi Street, 58th Ward, Dagon Seikkan Tsp. Tel: 09-450057167
When: Saturday, August 13 to Wednesday, August 24
Lokanat Gallery Exhibition
A group exhibition showcasing the works of 24 different artists will be held at Lokanat Gallery. More than 70 paintings will be on display with prices ranging from $50 to $2,000.
Where: Lokanat Gallery, No. 62 Pansodan Street, First Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel: 01382269
When: Tuesday, August 9 to Saturday, August 13