Bioskopan | Macrame Workshop | Lost Sunday Market | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Feb 28-Mar 1)

Left: Neverland Canggu. Right: A photo from the first edition of We Create. Photos: Facebook
Left: Neverland Canggu. Right: A photo from the first edition of We Create. Photos: Facebook

Cinemaestro X Bioskopan: Madame X 

Here’s a synopsis: Madame X is the story of an Indonesian pre-op transsexual superhero who fights intolerance. The word “fabulous” has been used by American magazine Variety to describe the movie, which was first released in 2010 and is the work of director Lucky Kuswandi. If that sounds like the kind of movie you want to see, head on over to Rumah Sanur Creative Hub for a Friday night screening and immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind Indonesian flick. 

Friday, Feb. 28 at Rumah Sanur Creative Hub from 7pm to 9pm. IDR30k per person. Box office opens one hour before the screening schedule. Register for the event here.


Macramé Workshop

What’s a macramé, you ask? Well, you’ve probably seen ‘em displayed here and there all across Bali, or you might even have one decorating your home. It’s a form of textile produced using knotting techniques, which can be used to make a lot of things – from wall hangings and plant hangers, to jewelry, purses and clothing items. 

We won’t get into *too* much detail, but macramé’s got a pretty interesting history that dates back to thousands of years. It somehow faded in popularity throughout history, resurging in the 1970s and became symbolized with the Bohemian style, before waning again and then making another comeback in the past couple of years. Trends are cyclical, after all. 

With the endless creative possibilities of macramé, learning this technique might be a skill worth bragging about and you can learn all about it at a workshop at Xich Lo this Saturday. You’ll be working with Anroo, a self-taught artist who has been exploring the art of macramé recently, and hoping to share that with participants. Now, the last workshop of this kind we wanted to include on our weekend guide was full before we even got the chance to publish, so you might want to sign up quickly for this one. 

Saturday, Feb. 29 at Xich Lo Canggu from 9am to 11.30am. IDR150k per person, including drift wood/bamboo wood and natural cotton rope. Limited spot available, reserve by contacting +6287762388008. 


WeCreate 2 | Workshops + Talks

Following their first edition just last month, WeCreate is back with more workshops and talks this Saturday. The creative workshops will be on watercolor painting, product videography, R&B and Hip Hop DJ, as well as on handmade travel pouches. The inspiring talks, meanwhile, seem to take on quite a range of topics, as speakers Halim Ardie, Patrick Searle and Gary Benchghib will be speaking on how to use music to save the rainforest, efficiency in creative business, and how videography can contribute to sustainability, respectively.

If you’re interested, you can sign up for the creative workshops (for a fee) and or simply attend for the inspiring talks, which is open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 29 at Genesis Creative Centre from 10am to 4pm. IDR400k for two workshops and lunch. For more information, click here. 



Fancy another trip to see another Indonesian flick this weekend? Well, you’re in luck because Artotel Sanur will be hosting a screening of “Ca-bau-kan,” also known as The Courtesan, a film by Nia Dinata set between 1930 and 1950. This movie tells the story of Giok Lan, an Indonesian woman living in the Netherlands who returns to Indonesia in search of her roots, and her parents. Nia Dinata is an award-winning Indonesian film director known for tackling controversial subjects. 

Saturday, Feb. 29 at Artotel Sanur from 8pm onwards. IDR30k per person. For reservation, please contact Igun at +628563887293. 


Lost Sunday Market at Neverland Canggu

Neverland Canggu, one of the newer venues in the area, is hosting its first Lost Sunday Market this week. The market itself will feature vendors selling home goods, organic produce, clothing, and others, while Neverland will host a live music session later in the evening. Neverland is also holding a brunch session from 10am to 4pm that day, followed by an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet from 5pm to 9pm. Should you find yourself in Canggu this weekend, this one might be worth checking out. 

Sunday, Mar. 1 at Neverland Canggu from 10am to 10pm. Free entry.


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