Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's On: January 20-26

From gastronomic adventures to unmissable events, if it’s hip and happening, we’ll make sure you’re the first to know.

Australia Day beer and BBQ
Novotel Yangon Max, 459 Pyay Road, Kamaryut township
January 26, 5-8pm

There’s only one way to celebrate Australia Day, and that’s by throwing another shrimp on the barbie with a bunch of cobba’s sharing a few yarns. No idea what we’re on about? Better get yourself down to Novotel on January 26 and find out.

Yoga, Pranayama and meditation course
Orchid Hotel, Corner of Anawratha Road, Pazundaung township
January 20-22, 6-9am

Join teacher Sudarshan Kriya for a three-day program of yoga and meditation, and unwind for the weekend. K25,000 for three days, with free entry to weekly classes thereafter.

Wolfgang Laib – Where the Land and Water End
Secretariat Building, Thein Phyu Road
Until February 4, 10-5pm

Yangon’s historic Secretariat building reopens for an unprecedented exhibition by celebrated German artist Wolfgang Laib. Where the Land and Water End turns minimalistic materials such as pollen, bee wax, milk and rice into objects of beauty, and exploring the Secretariat’s winding stairways is a truly extraordinary experience that is not to be missed.

The Great Wall (2016)
Nay Pyi Daw Cinema, Sule Pagoda Road

Put aside the fact that it stars Matt Damon in a role that should have been given to an Asian actor, or that the plot is premised on a deadly lizard-like paranormal species that is trying to invade China, and The Great Wall is, well, still a pretty terrible movie. Despite being what is believed to be the most expensive Chinese-Hollywood co-production ever, with a budget of more than $150 million, The Hollywood Reporter called the action-adventure film a “formulaic monster movie”. One not to miss then.