Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What's On: February 3-9

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

EAT
Union Bar

Strand Road is now packed with street vendors, thanks to the YCDC’s latest in urban planning. Step outside of the hustle and into Union Bar on February 10 and 11 to dine on the splendiferous fare of guest chef Jess Barnes. Based out of Bangkok’s celebrated Opposite Mess Hall, Barnes will be offering a custom-made menu, including bahn mi, buttermilk chicken, tempeh & kimchee baos and ricotta-leek dumplings. Mouth watering yet? Ours too – make a book by emailing info@unionyangon.com.

DRINK
Detoxifying juice
February 4, 4-7pm at Beyond Boundaries Yoga

If you’re still holding strong to that “New Year, New Me” mantra – or if you’re simply feeling keen for a clean – then Beyond Boundaries has just the thing. On February 4, one of Yangon’s newest yoga studios will offer two free sessions at their Bo Yar Nyunt location. Come at 4pm for hatha yoga with Gaston or at 5:30pm for vinyasa yoga with Chelsea, and stick around after for a detoxifying fresh fruit juice. The whole idea is a fundraiser, with proceeds headed to Kachin IDP camps in Myanmar’s far north, so get to it. Live healthy, for a cause.

DO
Enjoy a fusion concert
February 3, 7-9pm at the French Institute

The Goethe Institut is at it again, bringing together German jazz virtuoso Tim Isfort with Myanmar percussionist Hein Tint for a fusion concert of Hsaing Waing, Burmese singing and Western jazz at the French Institute lawn. Isfort has been travelling to Myanmar since 2010, when he met Hein Tint and began experimenting with new sounds. He’s back in 2017 with a host of talented accompaniasts, including Jan Klare on the ssaxophone, Laia Genc on the piano, Francesco Diodati on guitar and Michael Gordon Vatcher on the drums. With a full, traditional Myanmar orchestra behind them, expect a wild mix of culture and music.