Ten Things to Do in Rangoon This Week (May 9)

By Wei Yan Aung 10 May 2016

ten thingThe Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.


13096268_1179399112079259_1992880330149512916_nHninzi Yinkwin Foundation’s Anyeint

Anyeint is a traditional Burmese performance featuring dance and comedy. Held at the National Theater, tickets range from 10,000-30,000 kyats and are available at Man Thiri Studio, Nobody Fashion Shop in Yankin Center and Dagon Center, and Sein Pan Video Production at No. 236, 36th Street (Upper Block).

Where: National Theater, Myoma Kyaung Street, Dagon Tsp.

When: Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 7pm  

13087190_10208696527551776_6633444567205626761_oASKKY 5 Art Exhibition

Five artists showcase their work at 65 Gallery. The exhibition features 27 paintings with prices between $400 and $2,000.

Where: Gallery 65, 65 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 01 246317

When: Saturday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 11, 9am to 5pm

13015676_1565202640440146_3193329047055899659_nKo Maung Kyaw’s ‘Free Breeze’ Exhibition

Ko Maung Kyaw displays his fifth solo exhibition at Lokanat Galleries, showcasing 56 paintings including acrylics, oil paintings and watercolors, and ranging in price from $300 to $500.

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

When: Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13

IMG_4576Ayerwon Art Gallery’s ‘11th True Image’ Art Exhibition

More than 80 works from over 13 artists will be sold at prices ranging from $150 to $1,500.

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

When: Saturday May 7 to Wednesday May 18

13091975_1600762753585203_949569674008634322_nSaw Tar’s ‘Damsels and I’ Exhibition

Saw Tar will showcase 25 paintings at Lokanat Galleries, with prices between $450 and $3,000.

Where: Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel. 095-1382-269
When:  Sunday May 15 to Thursday May 19

13062440_266644400335263_1170424450894449619_n‘Water for Life’ Art Show

Organized by the U Thu Kha Foundation, this exhibit features 45 works with prices between $300 and $30,000 at the New Treasure Art Gallery. The proceeds will be donated to areas that face water shortages.

Where: New Treasure Art Gallery, No. 84/A, Thanlwin Street, Golden Hill Avenue, Bahan Tsp. Tel: 01-526776, 503712

When: Saturday May 14 to Thursday, May 19

13076925_117673298644252_238799778279969508_nSaw Poe Khwar’s ‘Suu’s 71’ Photo Exhibition

Think Art Gallery will display 71 photos of Aung San Suu Kyi on the campaign trail last fall. Prices for the photos range from 50,000-100,000 kyats and will be donated to those in need, to commemorate Suu Kyi’s 71st birthday.

Where: Think Art Gallery, No. 23, Nawady Street, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 095143266

When: Friday May 13 to Sunday May 15


12919637_1015736508481862_8967373772120930634_nSans Queue Ni Tete Circus

This show aims to bring a compilation of circus, dance and theater never seen before in Burma. A succession of bizarre stories filled with fantastic characters highlights a poetic journey. The company is composed of students from the prestigious National Centre for Circus Arts in France. The show will last one hour and tickets are 5,000 kyats for adults and 3,000 kyats for children under 16.

Where: National Theater on Myoma Kyaung Road, Dagon Tsp

When: Thursday May 12, 7pm


apexApex-Earth Yangon 2016

Apex-Earth puppetry returns to Rangoon as they prepare for the One Asean tour. The show will focus on the hand, string and rod versions of Asean puppetry. The puppet exchange officially begins on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm, and concludes with a showcase of the work in progress on Sunday, May 15 at 2:30pm. A great opportunity to learn about puppetry from Asean countries.

Where: Laurel Academy, Thayawaddy Lane, Saya San Road, Bahan Tsp

When: Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15


mad-in-italyMezzotono’s ‘Mad in Italy’ A Capella Concert

The Mezzotono show is an a capella performance of traditional and modern Italian songs, including pop, jazz, bossa nova and classical. Five singers use their voices to reproduce the sounds of different instruments, adding a fresh twist to the arrangements. Mezzotono are representatives of Italian music worldwide, having performed in 32 countries and four continents to date.
Where:  Novotel Yangon Max – 4th Floor, 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp Yangon
When: Sunday May 15 (starts at 7 pm)