Arcade party | Eco-friendly market and exhibition | Mooncake festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Sep 13-15)

Pantjoran Tea House in Pinangsia, West Jakarta will hold a Mooncake festival this weekend. Photo: Instagram/@pantjoran_tea
Pantjoran Tea House in Pinangsia, West Jakarta will hold a Mooncake festival this weekend. Photo: Instagram/@pantjoran_tea

Union Arcade

Press start, game on: welcome to the barcade, a combination of adolescent amusement and adult intoxication. Fancy a tipsy round of Dance, Dance, Revolution? How about who loses at the racing game downs a shot? Don’t worry, you can win a free bottle at the Claw Crane machine. Union Arcade will be held at Union PIK Avenue, North Jakarta, featuring tunes from DJ Justeen.

Friday, Sept 13 at Union PIK Avenue from 9pm onwards. RSVP to +6221 2257 1168 or WhatsApp: +62 8131-603-8617


Calligraphy and Floral on Postcard Class

This weekend, learn the basics of calligraphy on postcard with calligrapher and illustrator Jeremy Jonathan while having your afternoon tea. In this workshop, you’ll learn about basic strokes, minuscules and layout, connecting strokes and letters, and floral decoration. The fee will include two brush pens by Tombow, guide sheets, step-by-step instructions, as well as desserts and tea pairing by Kilo Kitchen.

Saturday, Sep 14 at Kilo Kitchen Jakarta, from 3pm-5.30pm. IDR460,000/person, RSVP to Jessica: +62 813 813 755 54


Dwelling: Market and Exhibition at Unearth Space

Dwelling is Unearth Space’s exhibition and market, focusing on the practice of being more aware and mindful of oneself. There will be talkshows featuring guests from eight distinct and diverse backgrounds to interpret what it means for them to live more mindfully and with more awareness. Event schedule can be found here.

The event is currently running until Saturday, September 14 at Unearth Space, 1/15 Coffee Gandaria 2nd floor. Free entry


Pleasure x Sarcastic with Paul Takahashi

On Saturday, ZODIAC Space and Bar will host an exclusive launch of the capsule collection between Jakarta-based disco purveyor Pleasure with streetwear brand Sarcastic. Banging tunes will be performed by Pleasure crew and Sarcastic’s founder Paul Takahashi.

Saturday, Sept 14 at ZODIAC Space & Bar, from 8pm onwards. Free entry, RSVP to +62 878 88 963 422.


Basement Traxx

Kilo Lounge will be having its monthly basement party this Friday, featuring the Basement Traxx trio, which consists of DJ Hogi Wirjono, Sergio Berlino, and Ardi Rahadi.

Saturday, Sept 14 at Kilo Lounge Jakarta, from 8.30pm onwards. Free entry, RSVP to +62 812 9103 8188.


Mooncake Festival at Pantjoran Tea House

Mooncake Festival is a celebration of the forthcoming autumn season, which falls every 15th day in the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. The celebration has been observed for more than 2,200, and is the second biggest holiday after the Chinese New Year. On this day, people usually eat mooncakes together.

This year, Pantjoran Tea House will celebrate this tradition with their own Mooncake Festival, carrying the theme of “celebrating mooncake and lantern walk”. Participants will learn how to make the mooncake, do the lantern walk along the historic Chinese heritage stores around the Pantjoran Tea House, as well as enjoying selections of dimsum and tea. Register online here.

Sunday, September 15 at Pantjoran Tea House, from 4pm-7pm. IDR380,000/person; including mooncake, tea, dimsum, and dinner. RSVP to +62 812 9765 4000.


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