’90s throwback party | Literally underground art | French-Indonesian electronica fusion | Cool things to do in Jakarta this weekend (Apr 26-28)

Time After Time After Time Vol. 5

’90s throwback party specialists Videostarr are back with another edition of MTV era good times AKA when Britney was cool and there were five members of Westlife. Party hard like it was two decades ago (wow, has it really been that long?) at the Safehouse Jakarta this Friday.

The Safehouse Jakarta, April 26 from 9pm. RSVP your table at 021 57904545


Force of Nature

Catch Japanese DJ duo KZA and DJ Kent (AKA Force of Nature) as they bring their special mix and tunes for their 20th anniversary celebration in Kemang’s Hotel Monopoli. Other acts set to liven up the night include R&B songstress Yarra Rai and local DJ Bima G.

Hotel Monopoli, April 26 from 9pm. Free entry but RSVP at +62 821 11100336


Tracking Sound

Literally go underground to the basement art space Rubana Underground Hub in Menteng, Central Jakarta for Julian “Togar” Abraham’s Tracking Sound exhibition, in which he explores how sounds play a role in Indonesian visual arts, music and literature. Featuring music performances by Mahesa Almeida, Rhezandy Tezar, and more.

Rubana Underground Hub. Exhibition opens April 27 at 4pm, while exhibition period goes from April 28 to May 18.


Laut Kita

Laut Kita (Our Ocean) is an exhibition aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of plastic waste for the environment, especially our ocean, as we Indonesians should hopefully be already painfully aware of. The exhibition is organized by local fashion purveyor Sejauh Mata Memandang.

Plaza Indonesia (next to Kitchenette on level 2). Exhibition runs from April 22-June 16. Free entry


Christine + Bottlesmoker

Institut Français is bringing together French electronic wizard Christine with Indonesian electronic duo Bottlesmoker for a night of French-Indonesian fusion of rock, disco funk and hip-hop.

Rossi Musik, April 26 at 7pm. Tickets IDR50,000 available at the venue.

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