Coffee-Ink Sketching | Aerial Silks Basics | Deus Sunday Sessions featuring Manja | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Feb 7-9)

Left: An aerial silks performance. Right: Manja live in performance. Photos: The Yoga Barn and Manja via Facebook
Left: An aerial silks performance. Right: Manja live in performance. Photos: The Yoga Barn and Manja via Facebook

MIA Special Edition Feat. Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn 

Those of us into mixology might consider this week’s edition of Mixologist in Action (MIA) at Woobar a must-go, as it will feature award-winning bartender Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn. Ronnaporn took the crown at the 2019 Bacardi Legacy competition, which made him the first representing an Asian country to win the contest. Yummy cocktails are an art form in itself, and let’s just say that once these “artists” are behind the bar – their final products are usually a party for your tastebuds. 

Friday, Feb. 7 at Woobar Bali from 5pm to 8pm. Free entry. For reservations, contact +623613000106 or email


SOBER (Sore Berkaya): Coffee-Ink Sketching

“Sore Berkarya” is Indonesian for creative afternoon, and this week’s edition of the program at Rumah Sanur is where y’all can try your hand at sketching with coffee as your ink. We’ve seen this on the internet before, haven’t we? Artists using coffee stains to create artwork, the end results of which usually leave us kind of mindblown. If that doesn’t ring a bell, check out this cool portrait of Taiwanese actor and musician Jay Chou by Malaysian-born artist “Red” Hong Yi, where she pretty much took coffee cup stains to the next level. We might not get there in just one session, but we can always start somewhere, right? 

This SOBER session will be hosted by Andri (@anuroe), a Bali-based artist who works primarily with watercolor, and you get free coffee (to drink, too, not just to paint with hopefully?) along with the price you pay for the session. If you were planning on getting more creative in the new year, it’s not too late to start now. 

Saturday, Feb. 8 at Rumah Sanur Creative Hub from 3pm to 6pm. IDR250k (US$19) for the session. For more information, check out their Facebook event page. 


Aerial Silks Basics with Egwin Ertl & Nici Igl

This workshop might not be for everyone, but if you’ve secretly wondered (we do at least, just a little) what it’s like to take on aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric then you’re in for a treat. Based on what we’ve read, aerial silks is all about strength, focus and flexibility and at the end of this session, you might get to perform a sequence of poses – don’t forget to capture it for the ‘gram, just because. 

Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Yoga Barn in Ubud from 1pm to 4pm. IDR700k (US$51) per person. For more information, check out their Facebook event page. 


Screening: Doctor Sleep at Paradiso Ubud 

Ubud is quite the distance from most of the island’s cinemas, so if you happen to be in the mood for a horror flick this weekend, why not scoot on over to Paradiso Ubud for a screening of Doctor Sleep. Directed by Mike Flanagan, the movie is a continuation of Danny Torrance’s story (yes, Danny of The Shining) 40 years after the events at the Overlook. Well, we won’t get carried away with explaining what one ought to expect for this movie, but can we just note that Flanagan is the man behind Netflix’s excellent The Haunting of Hill House? There you have it. 

Saturday, Feb. 8 at Paradiso Ubud from 7.30pm to 10pm. Tickets are IDR75k (US$6) per person, available for purchase on the venue, 30 minutes prior to the screening. 


Deus Sunday Sessions – Manja 

We featured a previous session at Deus Bali with Manja last year, but as soon as we saw that they’re performing once again this weekend, we knew they have to go on our latest weekend guide. The Bali-based iconic trio has graced many events on the island with their cool, pop performances, and after initial plans to release their debut single in January 2020, the most recent update is that they’re going to do it some time this month. 

You know what that means… you might get to hear it first on Sunday! Manja’s going to be headlining, but the opening act will feature Damaris Dior, while a DJ set with Dubwill is part of the performances scheduled for the evening. 

Sunday, Feb. 9 at Deus Ex Machina Cafe, from 7pm onwards. Free entry, reservations for dining can be made via +62811388150.

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