Ten Things To Do In Rangoon This Week
By Wei Yan Aung 15 March 2016
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week.
Rangoon Photo Night
Some of the best work by Burmese photographers will be on show in a garden setting. Prizes will be awarded by a jury presided over by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the event’s website, and international photo personalities such as Hossein Farmani (Lucie Awards), Hans Silvester and Floris de Bonneville (Gamma).
Where: Institut Francais de Birmanie, 340 Pyay Rd, Sanchaung Tsp.
When: Saturday, March 19. Time: 6:00 pm.
Burmese rock band Iron Cross are back with a show. Tickets are available, according to the band’s Facebook page, at 5 Network Showroom, 4 Digital Main Showroom, The Sun Music Production, 1876 Call Centre, Ko Ko Beauty Salon (Dagon Center).
Where: People’s Park
When: Friday, March 18. Time: 7:00 pm
Mixed Martial Arts
One Championship Union of Warriors will be in Rangoon for a mixed martial arts competition, along with ethnic Kachin fighter Aung La Nsang (Burmese Python) who will face Egyptian striker Mohammad Ali. The event will feature ten bouts of fighting, with competitors from Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil and more. Tickets are available at MMtix.com and branches of AGD Bank.
Where: Thuwunna Stadium, Thingangyun Tsp. Tel: 094-5101-0789
When: Friday, March 18. Time: 6.30pm
The Novotel hosts tournaments for pool, football and dart players every Wednesday with awards for shots and gift vouchers for winners.
Where: Novotel Yangon Max, 459 Pyay Rd, Kamayut Tsp.
When: Every Wednesday night. Time: 6:00 pm
Painting with Pastel
“A piece of pastel” will showcase the works of 12 artists including Win Pe Myint and Bogalay Htay Win.
Where: Myanmar Ink Art Gallery, 1st Floor, Room 3, Nawaday St, Dagon Tsp. Tel: 097-8099-4471
When: Until Wednesday, March 16. Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Artist Aung Htet Lwin’s second solo show, titled “Yangon Essay” will feature scenes from Yangon’s urban landscape. A total of 36 paintings will be displayed. Prices range from US$50 to $500.
Where: Lokanat Galleries, 62 Pansodan St, 1st Floor, Kyauktada Tsp. Tel. 095-1382-269
When: Tuesday, March 15 to Saturday, March 19. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Every Tuesday evening, Pansodan Gallery opens up for a gathering in which all sorts of people interested in the future of the country enjoy conversation and perhaps some beer until late at night. Guitars generally come out after midnight.
Where: Pansodan Gallery, 144 Pansodan St, Kyauktada Tsp.
When: Every Tuesday evening. Time: From 8:00 pm onwards.
Artist Latya Lynn Naing will stage his third solo show of collage works. A total of 61 works will be shown, with prices ranging from US$15 to US$20.
Where: Cloud 31 Gallery, 49/51, 1st Floor, 31st Street (Lower Block), between Merchant St and Mahabandoola St. (Tel: 095-104-231, 097-8510-4231)
When: Saturday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 23. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Totally Wired & Dalla Days
“Totally Wired & Dalla Days” is a double exhibition of mythical sculptures and environmental portraits by Don Wright. The photographs were taken in Yaza Thingyan Ya Kwet in Dala Township. All profits from the sale of photographs and a percentage of the sale of the sculptures will go towards supplying water containers and mosquito nets to residents.
Where: Gallery 65, at 65 Yaw Min Gyi St, Dagon Tsp.
When: Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20. Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Impasse (Group Exhibition)
Looking back: Photographers Sai Zaw, Htoo Tay Zar, Hein Htet, J Paing, Soe Zeya Tun and Thet Htoo documented student demonstrations against the National Education Law and the subsequent police crackdown during March 2015.
Where: Myanmar Deitta. 49, 44th St.
When: Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 31.