Angkringan with Melati Suryodarmo | Brockhampton essentials party | Indocraft | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (March 13-15)

This year’s edition of big book bazaar Big Bad Wolf will end soon, but you still have time to go there until next Monday to buy books on your wishlist. Photo: Instagram/@bbwbooks_id
This year’s edition of big book bazaar Big Bad Wolf will end soon, but you still have time to go there until next Monday to buy books on your wishlist. Photo: Instagram/@bbwbooks_id

Indocraft 2020

The 17th edition of the famous Indonesian handicraft exhibition, Indocraft, is back with selections of Batik products, accessories, as well as other products representing various regions in Indonesia.

The event is currently running until Sunday, March 15 at Cendrawasih Room, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan, Central Jakarta from 9am-10pm.


Pakistan Now, Jakarta Later: an exhibition by Manolo Ty

Hailing from the city of Hagen in Germany, photographer Manolo Ty has been interested in the diversity of cultures, traditions, and intercultural understanding around the world. With his work, he has traveled to more than 100 countries to date. Ty is the author and photographer of two coffee-table books on contemporary Pakistan, as well as the director and producer of the documentary film Gender X.

In this exhibition, several artists of art collective Gudskul reworked Ty’s works without restrictions of any kind, based on their personal interpretations of observing his work for the first time.

The exhibition opens today at 8pm and will be held until Wednesday, March 18 at Gudskul Ekosistem, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta. Opens 10am-10pm daily, free entry. Contact Robet at +62 899 844 0093 for more information.


Groove in the Roof #29: Brockhampton Essentials

Oh, you’re a fan of Brockhampton? Name three of their albums.

Well, you don’t have to be a Brockhampton nerd if you want to boogie at the special party dedicated to playing songs by the 13-member American boyband/rap collective. Behind the deck will be 1996Fargo, Bobaisreal, and xxnorm.

FYI, Haro by The Rooftop will end their time at Rossi Musik Fatmawati on March 25 to move to an undisclosed location.

Friday, March 13 at HARO by The Rooftop at Rossi Musik Fatmawati 4th Floor, Cilandak, South Jakarta from 9pm onwards. Free entry, RSVP to +62 21 22763904


Kuda Arab restoration launch

Kuda Arab (Arabian Horse) is an Indonesian obscure disco funk, which has been restored/reproduced by Munir of Midnight Runners, an Indonesian DJ and music producer who specializes in Indonesian disco. This edit is co-produced by Tom Sky of Black Pearl Records and released on 7″ record vinyl by Berlin-based label Born To Shine in December. Come celebrate the launch with Munir, Law and Bagvs this Friday.

Friday, March 13 at Zodiac Space and Bar. Free entry, RSVP to +62 878 88 963 422.


Don’t Assume w/ House Cartel, Metropolis & Coincidence

Don’t assume, just come and enjoy the ride as House Cartel, Metropolis and Coincidence are joining forces for one night at The SAFEHOUSE this Saturday.

Saturday 14 March at The Safehouse, Kuningan, South Jakarta, from 9pm-3am.


National Music Day celebrations at Oeang

Picking up the festivities of National Music Day, which falls on March 9, the celebration continues this week at Oeang. Enjoy tunes from Merdi of Diskoria and Radya on Friday, and prepare to laugh to the witty lyrics of singer-songwriter Sir Dandy during his live performance and continue to dance to a DJ set by Jurassic Phunk.

Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at Oeang at M Bloc Space, Blok M, South Jakarta, from 9pm onwards. RSVP to +62-817-9764-529⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.

Blood donation at M Bloc Space

Let’s do some good this weekend by giving a shot to those who need it by donating your blood (only if you’re fit enough, though). This event is held in conjunction with the promotion of Vin Diesel’s latest superhero flick Bloodshot, based on a character of the same name from Valiant Comics.

Saturday, March 14 at Live House at M Bloc Space, Blok M, South Jakarta, from 11am-2pm.


Angkringan with Melati Suryodarmo

From tempe bacem (spiced sweet tempe) to tahu isi (stuffed tofu), clam, and chicken skin satay, here’s an opportunity to hang out with Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo at Museum MACAN — whose exhibition Why Let the Chicken Run? is currently ongoing at the art museum ⁠— and discuss her artistic journey while enjoying angkringan-style snacks, homage to her hometown of Solo in Central Java.

Sunday, March 15 at Museum MACAN, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta from 2pm-4pm. Register yourself for free on Museum MACAN’s official website, while the adult pass to the exhibition is IDR100,000/person.


Big Bad Wolf 2020

This year’s edition of big book bazaar Big Bad Wolf will end soon, but you still have time to go there until next Monday to buy books on your wishlist. The bazaar offers 60-80% discounts for all international books — so don’t hesitate to take a chance on new authors or genres that you’ve never read before.

The event is running until Monday, March 16 at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD. Opens 24 hour.


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