5 cool things to do in Bali this weekend (April 7-9)

So much fun being had in Ubud. Photo: Janet DeNeefe/Instagram via Ubud Food Truck Park

CANGGU: Treasure hunting at the market

Pop over to the Canggu Maker’s Market in Berawa to bargain for some goodies, whether you’re after food, clothes, jewelry, organic products, and whatever other random stuff that may strike your fancy. The market’s held every Saturday at the outdoor food hall Berawa’s Kitchen near the shortcut.

canggu makers market

When: Saturday, April 8, 1pm-9pm
Where: Berawa’s Kitchen, Jl. Raya Semat
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SANUR: Sunday fun day fit for the whole family

Grab the fambam and head to Sanur for a full-on jam-packed Sunday. Genius Cafe in partnership with Alam Kids has breakfast from 7am, along with free activities for the kids from 10 am, including face painting, recyclable crafts, and games. Take a dip in the ocean and if you’re not an early riser, no worries, head over around noon for BBQ at the Mercure Resort, along with healthy food options from Genius and wood-fired oven pizzas. Get some cocktails later in the arvo with live music and happy hour from 5-7pm, but first try some free stand-up paddle boarding from 3-5pm. Dinner’s available til 10pm.

Genius Cafe
Photo: Genius Cafe via Instagram

When: Sunday, April 9, 7am-10pm
Where: Genius Cafe, Mertasari Beach (next to the Mercure Resort Sanur)
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UBUD: Grub at the Food Truck Park

Food trucks have apparently become at thing in Bali. Visit a whole park of them and stuff yourself in Ubud this weekend. Organized in cooperation with Casa Luna Ubud and the Yayasan Suari Mudra Saraswati, the food truck park will also feature food stalls, live music, farmer’s market, and kid’s activities.

Ubud Food Truck Park
Ubud Food Truck Park via Instagram

When: Saturday, April 8, 3pm-11pm
Where: Jl. Raya Sanggingan (near Bintang Supermarket)
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SEMINYAK: Hit the new jazz club with the cool cats

Get jazzed up and swing by Bali’s newest, coolest jazz group, Djanti Lubis Trio, playing at the newest, coolest jazz club in Petitenget to wrap up your weekend on Sunday night. Paris Jazz Cat opened its doors earlier this year, brought to us by the “leading jazz hangout and performing arts venue in Melbourne.”

Paris Cat Bali
Paris Cat Bali via Instagram

When: 9pm Sunday, April 9 – 1am Monday, April 10
Where: Paris Cat Jazz Club, Jl. Petitenget no. 5
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UBUD: Book club it up (bahasa skills required)

Bookworms, this event is for you. Get together at the lovely library/cafe Littletalks Ubud to discuss and share what books you’re reading, poems, novels, and short stories. Or just exchange a book with a new friend. Note: This event will be held in Indonesian, so bahasa skills are necessary.

Little Talks Ubud
Little Talks Ubud via Instagram

When: Sunday, April 9, 4-6pm
Where: Littletalks Ubud, Jl. Raya Campuhan Ubud (across from Blanco Museum)
littletalksubud@gmail.com // 081238244882

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