5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Mar 3-5)

“Gebug Light-Bala Samar”, a very contempory take on Balinese dance, is being performed this Sunday at Galeri Kaya Indonesia. Photo: Dewa Erick Suryawan / Facebook

Gaze at a galaxy of musical all-stars at Java Jazz (Fri-Sat)

The world famous Java Jazz Festival, the biggest of its kind in Asia and one of the biggest in the world, kicks off its 13th edition Friday and will feature a cavalcade of incredible musical acts all weekend including NE-YO, Afgansyah Reza, Zap Mama, Dira J Sugandi, Sergio Mendes, Nik West and Naughty By Nature (yes, seriously, Jakarta down with OPP) just to name a few! For more info on the festival and the acts you’ve got to see check out our event preview.

Demonstrate for justice and equality at Women’s March Jakarta (Saturday morning)

Head to Sarinah this Saturday morning and add your voice to those dreaming of and demanding a future for Indonesia in which women’s rights are respected, equality and diversity are upheld by the government, and minorities and other marginalized groups can feel safe and protected (basically, if you’re down with Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, you should come). Participants are gathering at 9 am in Sarinah followed by a march to the State Palace where speeches and performances will take place starting at 10 am. For more info check out our full event preview.

Rock out with Bali’s rockabilly kings The Hydrant (Sat & Sun)

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Posted by The Hydrant Bali on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The pioneer of Indonesia’s rockabilly revival, Bali-based band The Hydrant are one of the Island’s most entertaining and stylish musical acts. They’ll be playing two gigs in Jakarta this weekend – in Kelapa Gading’s Balai Samudera this Saturday and at Halfway in Gandaria on Sunday.

Check out two amazing dance performances at Galeri Indonesia Kaya (Sat & Sun)

Proving that Jakarta’s malls don’t have to be cultural wastelands, Galeri Indonesia Kaya inside of Grand Indonesia consistently puts on some of the capital’s most interesting performances.

On Saturday at 3pm, it’ll be “Stand Go Go“, a performance inspired by the traditional Lengger Banyuman dance of Central Java but with a very contemporary take.

On Sunday at 3pm, they’ll be presenting “Gebug Light-Bala Samar”, a dance performance based in Balinese traditional styles but strikingly realized with dancers in glowing body paint performing in the dark.

Penasaran bakalan sekeren apa Gebug Light-Bala Samar hari minggu nanti? Ini dia nih sneak peeknya. Keren kan?Yuk…

Posted by Ruang Kreatif Seni Pertunjukan on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

These performances are free but please note that you must reserve a spot using the Galeri Indonesia Kaya website to ensure that you can get a seat (the sooner the better – seats can go fast!).

Experience the joys of minimal cool club music courtesy of Kollektiv Turmstraße (Saturday night)

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Posted by JENJA JAKARTA on Monday, 13 February 2017

If you’re sick of the hearing the same Jakarta club music again and again, Kollektiv Turmstraße is the cure.

A German musical duo consisting of Christian Hilscher and Nico Plagemann, they’ve taken their minimal techno style to entrancing artistic heights, making elegant beats that will move more than just your body. They’ll be hitting Jenja in South Jakarta this Saturday night.

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