Monday, September 25, 2017

What's On

Your guide to what's on in Yangon for the week of October 20 - 26.


Sept 26-Nov 1 “The Mirror: Reflecting Society”. Painting, sculpture, installation and photography by four Myanmar contemporary artists. TS1 Gallery, between Lanthit Jetty and Kaing Dan No 1 Jetty, Seikkan 10am-6:30pm

Oct 18-22 Win Myint Moe’s solo exhibition. Gallery 65, 65 Yaw Min Gyi Road, Dagon 10am-6pm

Oct 17-25 “Land of Jade”, photographs by Minzayar, Witness Yangon Documentary Arts Space, 4A 3rd floor, Pyan Hlwar Building, Parami Road, Mayangone 12-5pm


Oct 28-Nov 2 Memory! International Film Heritage Festival, screening nine classics from Japan, UK, France, Mongolia and USA. Free admission. Full program at Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, near Sule Pagoda.

Oct 23 Transsexual Teen Beauty Queen. Directed by Dan Murdoch, British Council Library, 78 Strand Road, Kyauktada 6pm

Start times at Mingalar (1, 2), Thwin, Shae Shaung (1,2) and Nay Pyi Taw cinemas are 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.

Start times at Junction Square and Maw Tin are 10am, 1pm and 4pm daily and 7pm and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Start times at Mingalar San Pya are 10am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, near Sule Pagoda

Black and White: The Dawn of Justice. Directed by Tsai Yueh-hsun. An unrelenting police officer battles a villain mastermind.

The Box Trolls. Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. A fantasy-comedy in 3D stop-motion animation.

Sming: The Hunt Begins. Directed by Pan Visitsak. A Thai horror film about a supernatural legend.

Mingalar Cinema 2, at Dagon Center 2, Myaynigone

The Box Trolls.

Shae Shaung Cinema, Sule Pagoda Road, Kyauktada

Dracula Untold. Directed by Gary Shore. The true story of Vlad the Impaler is combined with the myth of Dracula.

The Maze Runner. Directed by Wes Ball. A group of boys trapped in a maze must find an escape.

Junction Square Cineplex, Kamaryut

Annabelle. Directed by Kevin Carraway. A demon-possessed toy doll terrorises a young family.

Reclaim. Directed by Alan White. Americans abroad stumble into a high-stakes underground scheme and must save their daughter.

Mingalar San Pya Cineplex, Phone Gyi Street and Anawrahta, Lanmadaw

Black and White: The Dawn of Justice.

The Box Trolls.


Sept 5-Dec 31 Live music. Thiripyitsaya Sky Bistro, 20th Floor, Sakura Tower 7-10pm

Oct 21 Standup Yangon international comedy showcase. Free entry. 50th Street Bar, 9/13 50th street, Botahtaung 8pm

Oct 22 Live music. 50th Street Bar, 9/13 50th street, Botahtaung 8pm


Oct 21 Gallery conversation and drinks. Pansodan Gallery, 289 Pansodan Street, Kyauktada 7pm-late

Oct 23 Tipsy Travel Talk Thursdays. Discuss alternative travel in Myanmar over drinks. Off the Beaten Track Café, Kandawgyi Oo Yin Kabar, Kandawgyi Park, Mingalar Taung Nyunt

Oct 24 French Love Fridays, with a new DJ, food, drinks and goodies. Entry K5000 per person. Garden of Institut Francais, 340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung 7pm