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

Hit the links and do a fun run in Tabanan. Photo via Pan Pacific Nirwana

UBUD: Show some support for the cause #freeBalidolphins

Dolphins are being held captive at three different locations in Bali, imprisoned for the sake of commercial tourist attractions. Their teeth have been pulled out so they can be “safely” used in selfies with tourists and are confined to enclosures, instead of allowed to roam free in the wild. An event put on by the campaign, Free Bali Dolphins, to raise awareness about the island’s captive dolphins will feature a puppet show, drawing contest, art exhibition, live music, talks and a film screening of the The Cove.


When: Friday, May 5, 4pm-10pm
Where: Paradiso, Jl. Goutama Selatan
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SEMINYAK: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some tacos and tequila

Cinco de Mayo, the day marking Mexico’s defeat of France in the Battle of Puebla, is open us! And where better to celebrate than Motel Mexicola, Bali’s hip, technicolor haven for tacos and killer margaritas?

ONE DAY until Cinco De Mayo! Bring friends, make friends, friends everywhere! Plus, more fun than you've had in… well, ever. 6pm–2am. See you there!

Motel Mexicola 发布于 2017年5月4日

When: Friday, May 5 (obvi), 6pm-2am
Where: Motel Mexicola, Jl. Kayu Jati no. 9X

UBUD: Win hard at a beer pong tourney

Despite what Hollywood flicks featuring Zac Efron would have you believe, you don’t have to be an American college student to enjoy some good ‘ol fashioned beer pong. Coworking space Hubud is organizing their fourth beer pong tourney, so get your team of two together and head on down, because in beer pong, there really are no losers. Registration is Rp 120k per team.

Hubud beer pong

When: Friday, May 5, 6pm-9pm
Where: Hubud, Jl. Monkey Forest 88x
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TABANAN: Run a golf course race before Trump takes over

Say goodbye to Pan Pacific Nirwana as you know it, before Trump’s new hotel is erected (if all actually goes according to plan and he doesn’t get bulldozed by angry locals). Either way, Nirwana is out and it’s throwing its 11th and last-ever E-Series Charity Fun Run event at its lavish golf course, with 2km and 4km fun runs, as well as an 8 km category.

When: Sunday, May 7, 6am
Where: Pan Pacific Nirwana, Tabanan
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JIMBARAN: Dive into a tasting class with a Michelin-trained chef

Get ready to engage your tastebuds with this one. Cuca, the highly-revered tapas restaurant in Jimbaran is offering a tasting class with Michelin-trained chef Kevin Cherkas. As an appetizer of what’s to come with next weekend’s much-anticipated Ubud Food Festival, the course seems like it’ll be a good warm-up to get your tasting senses and palate on point, ahead of the festival. The tasting session will of course include the tasting menu and a complimentary cocktail. Enrollment is steep, at Rp 1,130,000, but if you’ve got the cash, we say, go for it.

When: Sunday, May 7, 4pm-10pm
Where: Cuca, Jl. Yoga Perkanthi
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