Thursday, September 21, 2017

Yangon Scene


March 14 “Changing Roles of Women” seminar, with a reading of The Roadmap by Daw Ma Thida and a performance of “Inside the Dollhouse” by The New Yangon Theatre Institute, Institut Français de Birmanie, 340 Pyay Road, 6pm

February 20- March 19 Aye Ko’s solo exhibition, Bahan Art Gallery, 70 Nat Maut Lane (1), Bahan

March 9-12 Tin Mar Lin solo exhibition, featuring fish images on acrylic, Lokanat Gallery, first floor, 62, Pansodan Street, Kyauktada, 9am-5pm

March 1-15 “Win Pe 1”, Beikthano Gallery, 113/3(b) Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan, 9am-5pm


March 10 Live blues guitar, Mojo Bar, 135 Inya Road, Bahan, 8:30-11:30pm

March 12 Pizza and jazz night. Enjoy live music, pizza specials and happy hour cocktails. 50th Street Bar, 9/13 50th Street, Botahtaung, 7-10:30pm

March 13 Jazz and cocktails, presented by the International Friendship Group. Tickets K25,000 support the IFG. 132 University Avenue Road, 7pm

March 14 Friendship Fridays with live classic rock and DJs, 50th Street Bar, 9/13 50th Street, Botahtaung, 8-11:30pm


Start times at Mingalar 2, Shae Shaung (1, 2) and Nay Pyi Taw cinemas are 10am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.

Start times at Junction Square and Maw Tin are 10am, 1pm and 4pm daily and 7pm and 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Nay Pyi Taw Cinema, near Sule Pagoda

The Four 2 3D. Directed by Gordon Chan and Janet Chun. Four detectives use their unique skills to help Master Zhuge solve crimes and punish criminals.

Mingalar 2 Cinema, at Dagon Center 2, Myaynigone, Sanchaung

3AM Part 2. In 3D. Directed by Patchanon Tummajira, Kirati Nakintanon and Isara Nadee.

A short Thai horror film.

Shae Shaung Cinema 1, Sule Pagoda Road, Kyauktada

Pompeii. In 3D. Directed by Paul WS Anderson. While Mount Vesuvius erupts, a gladiator must save his lover, who is betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator.

Shae Shaung Cinema 2

3AM Part 2. In 3D.

Junction Square Cineplex, Kamayut

Jai Ho. Directed by Sohail Khan. An ex-army officer advocates social responsibility among the citizenry and crosses a political family.

Mischief Night 2. Directed by Richard Schenkman. A girl with psychosomatic blindness must protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.

Junction Maw Tin Cineplex, Lanmadaw

The Lego Movie. In 3D. Directed by Chris Miller, Phil Lord. An ordinary LEGO figure must summon powers beyond his manufactured self to help stop a LEGO tyrant from gluing the world together.

March 13 “Image of Women” film screenings and filmmaker discussions. Institut Français de Birmanie, 340 Pyay Road, 6pm


March 10 Pub quiz, 50th Street Bar, 9/13 50th Street, Botahtaung, 8pm

March 11 Social mixer, everyone welcome, Pansodan Gallery, 286 Pansodan Street, Kyauktada, 7-11:30pm

March 12 Pub quiz night, Cuba Bar, 66 Yae Kyaw, Pazundaung, 7:30pm

March 12 Black Party. A gay social mixer for expats and locals. Flamingo Bar, Yangon International Hotel, 330 Ahlone Road, Dagon, 9-11:30pm

March 15 “Shamrock the Boat”, St Patrick’s Day party cruise with beer, cocktails and snacks from Yangon Bakehouse. Tickets K20,000 at the door. Contact Wardan Jetty Pier, Yangon River, 4pm boat opens, 5:30pm departure

March 15 “Sewing a New Life” discussion on changing local women’s lives through entrepreneurship, with fashion event and performance. Institut Français de Birmanie, 340 Pyay Road, 8pm