Ten Things to do in Rangoon This Week (June 14)

By Wei Yan Aung 14 June 2016

The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.

film-festivalHuman Rights Film Festival

The biggest human rights film festival in Asean, organized by the Human Dignity Film Institute, is coming to Myanmar—the first time an international film festival has done so.

The festival this year is held in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is considered instrumental in elevating human rights. The festival’s awards ceremony will fall on her birthday, June 19. There will be a number of different awards commemorating the students who died in the 1988 student uprising and other human rights champions.

Where: Naypyidaw Cinema, Junction Square Cinema and Junction Mawtin Cinema

When: Tuesday, June 14 to Sunday, June 19

Ygn job FairYangon Job Fair                                                

A job fair will be held on June 19, organized by the online job website MyJobs.com.mm. Positions are open at top local and foreign employers such as Unilever, CB Bank, MPT, Shwe Taung and Coca Cola.

Where: Myanmar Event Park, Shin Saw Pu Street, Sanchaung Tsp. Tel: 09-31349834

When: Sunday, June 19, 9am to 4pm

Trivia NightTrivia Night

Put your brain to use at Father’s Office for their bi-monthly trivia night. With ever-changing categories that include historical places, pop culture, geography and more, there is sure to be a topic that every team member can contribute to. Test your skills against some of Yangon’s nerdiest residents as you and your team compete for trivia glory and a 30,000 kyat prize while kicking back two-for-one cocktails during happy hour.

Where: Father’s Office, 291 Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Botahtaung Tsp. Tel: 09 45021 8080

When: June 15, Wednesday, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Human Rights TatooHuman Rights Tattoos

To underline the importance of human rights, the Human Rights Tattoo project will tattoo all 6,773 letters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 6,773 people around the world.

The group will tattoo 120 letters on participants in Burma during the Humans Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival.

Partakers do not select the letter, but do choose the font and area for the tattoo. After the tattoo is done, a photo and statement from each person will be published on the group’s website.

Where: Pansodan Scene at the corner of Pansodan Street and Mahabandoola Street

When: Friday, June 17 to Saturday, June 18, 10am to 6pm

13457676_10154188207509831_1948953687_nBodybuilding Contest

Organized by Myanmar Bodybuilding, Physique Sports Federation and NatRay Company Ltd., the Mr. NatRay & Ms. Real bodybuilding contest will be held at the Myanmar Convention Center (MCC).

Where: Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC), Min Dhamma Street, Mayangon Tsp.

When: Saturday, June 18, 12pm

IMG_4423‘Thunder’ Art Exhibition

An art exhibition entitled ‘Thunder’ will be showcased at Lokanat Galleries. More than 40 works from 16 artists will be up for grabs, with prices ranging from $100 to $2,000.

Where: Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel. 095-1382-269

When: Wednesday, June 15 to Saturday, June 18

IMG_4413Watercolor Exhibition

More than 75 watercolors from 15 artists will be showcased at an exhibition called ‘8th to the Sea’ at Hninzi Myaing Gallery, with prices between $100 and $2,000.

Where: Hninzi Myaing Gallery, Hinzigon Home for the Aged, Bahan Tsp.

When: Saturday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 15

13427842_1791099967787719_418810249589957241_nLokanat Galleries Exhibit

Artist So Hnin Aung will exhibit his second solo show called ‘Untitled’ at Lokanat Galleries. A total of 26 paintings will be featured with prices between $100 and $2,000.

Where: Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel. 095-1382-269

When: Sunday, June 19 to Friday, June 24

viber imageAyerwon Watercolor Show

Eight artists will exhibit their work at Ayerwon Art Gallery’s watercolor show. There will be more than 80 paintings for sale.

Where: Ayerwon Art Gallery at No. 903–904, U Ba Kyi Street, 58 Ward, Dagon Seikkan Tsp. Tel: 09-45005 7167

When: Saturday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 29

13335709_522318004622720_3336909279181506024_nMyanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Show

The ‘Ottara Laynyin’ exhibition of more than 100 works by 31 artists will be showcased at Bogyoke Market, with prices ranging from $100 to $1500.
Where: Myanmar Artists and Artisans Association, Bogyoke Market
When: Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19