Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's On: December 2-8

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

EAT
The Envoy
108 Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Kyauktada township

The Weekend team has been raving about The Envoy’s breezy balcony and excellent cocktails, and now there’s even more reason to visit, with buy-one-get-one on selected drinks, 6-8pm every day. See you there.

SHOP
MESO soap

Not only is MESO soap’s range of handmade soap made from all natural ingredients, but every sale also funds scholarships for high-school children in Myanmar. Weekend especially loves their black bamboo charcoal soap, which leaves your face, and your conscience, squeaky clean.

Find MESO soap at Chatrium Hotel, Hla Day and Genki Physiotherapy Clinic.

DO
Mingalabar Festival
December 2-4
mingalabar-festival.com

If you only do one thing this weekend, make sure you check out the Mingalabar Festival taking place at venues across the city from December 2-4. As well as street art, circus and dance performances, festival-goers can learn how to learn how to juggle hula hoops and head- bang at underground rock show Jam It! (though perhaps not at the same time). Festival highlights include the parade of two 8-metre-high puppets, presented by French company L’Homme Debout, as well as a fireworks display in People’s Park.

WATCH
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Junction Maw Tin Cinema and Junction Square
Showtimes: 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm with additional screening Fri-Sat at 9:30pm

A spin-off prequel of the Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, 70 years before Harry Potter reads the book of the same name at school. Produced and written by Potter creator JK Rowling, Fantastic Beasts has cast a spell over box-office, grossing an impressive US$143.3 million worldwide according to the Los Angeles Times. Catch the monsters on the big screen while you still can – this isn’t one to see on knock-off DVD. Read the review here.