5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 13-15)

Archipelago Festival aims to put the spotlight on Indonesia’s diverse music scene and industry.

Celebrate Indonesia’s amazing music scene and get an insider’s take on the industry at Archipelago Festival (Sat-Sun)

Put on by local music collectives Sounds From The Corner and Studiorama, Archipelago Festival is dubbed a “Music Conference & Emerging Talent Festival”, geared not only towards music lovers but also people who want to know more about the local music industry through panels, workshops and discussions with experts. But first and foremost AF is about hearing great music, and as such they’ve got a lineup filled with amazing up-and-coming local acts such as Asam, a progressive pop band from Banyuwangi, electronic music group Fisika Matematika and prog-rock duo Gaung.

Archipelago Festival is taking place at The Energy Building in SCBD on Saturday and Sunday and tickets start at Rp 175,000 for a one-day pass. To buy tickets and for more information go to www.archipelagofestival.id or check out our event preview.

Coconuts Jakarta is media partners with Archipelago Festival.

Come share your dreams on the giant Living Walls at Citos in support of children’s palliative care charity Rachel House (Fri-Sun)

Posted by Rachel House – Children's Palliative Care Indonesia on Monday, October 9, 2017

Right now there are close to 700,000 children across Indonesia living with serious illnesses and in pain. Less than one per cent of these children currently have access to palliative care services. To mark International Children’s Palliative Care Day this Friday, Rachel House, an awesome charity that helps provide palliative care to children from marginalized communities with end-stage cancer and HIV/AIDS, is constructing a series of giant blackboard cubes in the atrium of CITOS (Cilandak Town Square) mall and inviting people to write what they would do “If I had one more day to live…”

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to @julstelle and @cathysharon for sharing their #IfIHad1MoreDay dreams, and for…

Posted by Rachel House – Children's Palliative Care Indonesia on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The concept, inspired by the “Before I Die” walls that have appeared in cities all over the world over the past decade, invites Jakartans to reflect on the preciousness of every day and to recognize that there are seriously ill children who may not live to see tomorrow. For more information: FB event page

Join a charity workout to help raise money for Putu (Saturday)

In early September a Balinese woman named Putu suffered a horrific act of domestic violence at the hands of her husband…

Posted by Jakarta Mystery Guide on Thursday, October 12, 2017

In early September a Balinese woman named Putu suffered a horrific act of domestic violence at the hands of her husband who used a machete to try to cut off both her feet. Putu was immediately rushed to the hospital where one of her feet had to be amputated. Her case has become emblematic of the hidden epidemic of domestic violence in Indonesia.
On October 14th, at 4pm there will be a special fundraiser workout at Bengkel Crossfit to raise money for Putu’s KitaBisa crowdfunding campaign and help cover the school fees and housing cost for Putu and her two children. Anyone can sign up. To encourage participation, competition and maximize donations, they are using a unique collection format. It will be a team workout with three people per team, with a minimum of one female. Registration will be Rp 500,000 per team, half of which will be for donation and half will be the prize for the top team score of the day. Additionally, teams may voluntary raise and donate additional funds for the charitable cause. These funds will only go toward supporting Putu, not toward the prize. The team with the single highest additional donation will be awarded a special head start on the workout as an additional twist for the event.
For moe info head to the FB event page. You can also contribute directly to Putu’s crowdfunding  campaign by going to https://kitabisa.com/bantuputu
Enjoy freeflow beer and some great music at Pizza e Birra’s Oktobeerfest

We’re a long way from Germany but there’s no reason you can’t get in on the Octoberfest fun here in Jakarta. Several venues are holding Octoberfest related events this month but Pizza e Birra’s Oktobeerfest is definitely intriguing since it includes free flow beer for the very reasonable Rp 160k ticket price. Besides beer there will also be plenty of food, games and great bands playing including The Brandals, Stars and Rabbits and The Sigit. Oktobeerfest runs Saturday and Sunday from 2-11pm at Gandaria City. For tickets and more info go to: http://www.ismaya.com/tickets

Have a laugh at Mad About Comedy Jakarta’s family-friendly Saturday show

What will YOU be doing this weekend? Same old same old? Try something different! http://mailchi.mp/9ad35a3046ed/thisweekend

Posted by Mad About Comedy Jakarta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mad About Comedy is on again this Saturday at the American Club, this time featuring six great acts all in one night including comedy, magic, and variety acts from the UK, Australia, Canada and, of course, Indonesia. Headlining the show is UK comedian Jojo Smith and magician Nick Nickolas. For tickets and more info.


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