Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's On: January 13-19

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

Parami Pizza

Though we’re pretty excited about P is for Pizza, the restaurant looks to close for a few weeks before its official opening. In the meantime, Yangon’s tried-and-true Parami Pizza has some sizzling deals on offer. For every lunch set you buy at Parami’s Sayer San, they’ll give you a free lunch voucher in return (usable through the end of February). They’ve also opened up an after work special, with pizza + a pint of beer/glass of wine for K12,000 every Monday through Friday between 4 and 6pm. Dig in, y’all.

for books, everwhere

Book lovers rejoice, for thine is the weekend. With the Yangon city government’s recent ordinance, a new street bazaar of mostly-Burmese language books has popped up on the lower block of Thein Phyu. Take advantage of the dry winter season and have an afternoon stroll through Myanmar’s pages. And that’s not the only book bonanza in town: the Myanmar Book Centre in Ahlone township is having a year-end clearance sale. For K15,000, shoppers can stuff a 12-inch by 10-inch by 3-inch bag with as many books as they can fit. Ngar Se, the creative community space on Bo Yar Nyunt Street, is getting in on the action too: drop by tomorrow or January 15 for a book fair featuring Burmese and English novels. It’s their last event before closing up shop, so be sure to stop in.

ONE Championship: Quest for Power
January 14 at 6:30pm

Myanmar’s favourite cagefighter Aung La Nsang steps into the ring tomrrow in Jakarta, Indonesia. It’s his biggest fight yet, as he faces off against ONE Championship’s middleweight champion Vitaly Bigdash for a shot at the world title. The Kachin national has been calling for a shot at Bigdash since his first Myanmar fight back March 2016, but he only found out about the bout two weeks ago, when scheduled title contender Marcin Prachio withdrew due to injury. No matter: Aung La told Weekend that he’s ready. “I had two weeks and 10 years to prepare,” he said.