Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (June 21-24)

A still from the Karangasem Festival in 2017. Photo via Instagram.

CANGGU: Go out for a beachside movie night

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Ocean Film Nights

The dreamy Bohemian beach club La Brisa is hosting twice-monthly movie nights, screening films and documentaries, appropriately with ocean and surf themes. This Thursday’s movie night will be a selection of short films, followed by Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic, a tale of adrenaline and exploration that follows three National Geographic Adventurers of the Year across Greenland. Entry is “free” but a minimum spend of IDR200k (US$14) applies.

When: Thursday, June 21, 8pm-12am
Where: La Brisa Bali, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan

UBUD: Bend for World Yoga Day

United Nations: World Yoga Celebration

Celebrate World Yoga Day at Bali’s Disneyland of yoga, the Yoga Barn. Saturday’s event of sunrise meditation, sun salutations, and sound healing will be “free by donation”. Stay for a special World Yoga Day Ecstatic Dance for IDR100k/US$7 (cash only) from 11am-12:45pm. All proceeds will go towards Bali Regreen and Mount Agung evacuees.

When: Sunday, June 24, 7:30-9:30am
Where: Yoga Barn, Jl. Raya Pengosekan

CANGGU: Keep up with the World Cup

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FIFA World Cup

Football lovers, keep up with all the excitement of the World Cup at Canggu watering hole, Old Man’s. The bar will be screening every single game on a big screen on their new ocean-front terrace. Booze and BBQ to go alongside. Not just this weekend, but through July 16.

When: Now through July 16
Where: Old Man’s, Jl. Batu Bolong

KARANGASEM: Dive into Balinese culture at a local festival

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Karangasem Festival

Dive into Balinese culture and head all the way east, to Bali’s easternmost regency for the Karangasem Festival. There will be a show-stopping cultural parade on Friday night with 150-200 participants from all districts across Karangasem.

When: June 14-27
Where: Stadion Padangkerta Jalur 11

DENPASAR: Shop around for charity

garage sale for Denpasar CFD

Charity Garage Sale, Car Free Day Renon

Shop around at a “garage sale” to support a local charity looking to make a difference for the island’s animals. The Allstars Animal Lovers will be selling a variety of new and secondhand goods at their tent at Denpasar’s car-free day in Renon on Sunday with some items as cheap as IDR5k (US$0.35).

When: Sunday, 6am-9am
Where: Renon

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