Monday, September 25, 2017

What's On: October 21-27

From gastronomic adventures to unmissable events, we’ve got your social life sorted for the next seven days.

Tomatito x Port Autonomy Pop-up
Port Autonomy, 22 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan township
October 25-30, 5- 10pm (Tues-Fri), 11-11pm (Sat-Sun)

Port Autonomy teams up with Shanghai restaurant El Willy’s Tomatito for this “sexy tapas bar”, serving up authentic Spanish tapas with Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno’s distinctively funky edge. Tomatito will be popping up at Port Autonomy from October 25 to 30, but seats are limited so email for reservations.



Turquoise Mountain jewellery
Hla Day, 81 Pansodan Street (1st floor)

Look good and support Myanmar artisans at the same time with Hla Day’s new range of Turquoise Mountain jewellery designed in collaboration with Canadian-born designer Pippa Small – whose designs have been worn by celebs such as Kate Middleton. The stunning pieces are inspired by traditional Myanmar designs and handmade by local Myanmar jewellers.

‘WAIT’: Short film and discussion
Goethe Villa, 8 Ko Min Ko Chin Road, Bahan township
October 21, 7:30-9pm

Myanmar-born New Zealand filmmaker Yamin Tun presents her short film “WAIT”, which tells the story of an ordinary Chinese migrant family in 1980s New Zealand, who are at the point of breaking apart before a little girl intervenes. “WAIT” was named “New Zealand’s Best” in 2016. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A, as well as two more short films by the filmmaker. And as one of the Goethe Villa’s very last events this year, you won’t want to miss it.

US presidential debate #3
50th Street Bar, 50th Street, Botahtaung township
October 20, 6:30pm

If we’ve learned anything from the first two presidential debates, it’s that they are nothing short of entertaining. Join Democrats Abroad for the political showdown of the century on the big screen at 50th Street Bar on October 20. American citizens can bring their marked ballots to be sent back to the US. If you haven’t received a ballot, Democrats Abroad can help.