Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (May 18-20)

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DENPASAR: Get inked

Bali Tattoo Expo 2018

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get a tattoo in Bali, there’s no time like this weekend. Head over to Denpasar for the island’s biggest annual tattoo event with both local and international artists ready to fire their guns up. Tickets are IDR30k (USD$2.13) but entry is free for the food and music area.

When: Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, 10am-10pm
Where: Bali Creative Industry Center (BCIC), Jl. WR. Supratman Tohpati


CANGGU: BBQ and boogie

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Charachara will be serving up a food & drink BBQ combo for IDR100k (US$7) accompanied by a mink market and a curious combo of electronic and world music, African beats, and tribal vibes.

When: Saturday, May 19, 5pm-12:30am
Where: Charachara Bali, Jl. Bantu Belig, Gang 2


PETITENGET: Snazzy night out

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MÉTIS Lounge 4th Anniversary Party

Celebrate the fourth birthday of one of Bali’s finest lounges this weekend with a night of drinks, shisha, and music from KAS, Ben Burgess, Scotty Cal, and Kaiser Waldon. Entry is free but book ahead if you want a table.

When: Saturday, May 19, 10pm-3am
Where: Métis Restaurant & Gallery Bali, Jl. Petitenget no. 6


ULUWATU: Recover from a heavy night of disco

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Sundays Beats & Brunch 03: Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco

The Carl Cox & Eric Powell Mobile Disco in Ulus is already sold out, but wind down after a Saturday full of partying—whether you go to the mobile disco or not—and brunch at Ulu Cliffhouse for a family friendly brunch by the pool. DJs will start from 12pm and ticket-holders from the mobile disco will get 25 percent off their final bill. Entry is free, but book ahead if you want a daybed.

When: Sunday, May 20, 12pm-9pm
Where: Ulu Cliffhouse


SEMINYAK: Launch of large-scale flip flop installation

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Shedding light on the ecological harm caused by simple flip-flops, artist Linda Klaus as created a large-scale installation from over 5,000 flip-flops, all scavenged from the beaches of Bali’s west coast. A rainbow-housed structure taking the shape of wave will be installed at the entrance at Potato Head, one of Bali’s most famous beach clubs. The artwork will go up on May 19 and will be on display through the 2018 summer season.

When: Saturday, May 19, from 5:30pm
Where: Potato Head Beach Club, Jl. Petitenget

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