Backstreet Boys | Endeus Festival | Five Passages to the Future | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 25-27)

Backstreet Boys have been confirmed to perform in Jakarta on October 26. Photo: Instagram/@backstreetboys
Backstreet Boys have been confirmed to perform in Jakarta on October 26. Photo: Instagram/@backstreetboys

Backstreet Boys Live in Jakarta

Official poster for the Backstreet Boys' DNA World Tour. Photo: Twitter/@backstreetboys
Official poster for the Backstreet Boys’ DNA World Tour. Photo: Twitter/@backstreetboys

After their first concert back in 2008, Backstreet Boys have quit playing games with your heart and will be back in Jakarta this weekend. The band is going on the DNA World Tour in support of their latest album, DNA, which was released in January.

Backstreet Boys are likely going to perform their past hits such as As Long As You Love Me, I Want It That Way, Everybody, and Quit Playing Games, so be prepared to sing along and reminisce the good ol’ days.

Friday, Oct 26 at JIExpo Kemayoran hall B3 and C3, Central Jakarta. Available tickets starting from IDR1.98 million (festival standing) and IDR3 million (Yellow, free seating). Tickets are available to purchase on Traveloka.

 

Endeus Festival

Culinary media outlet Endeus.tv is holding Endeus Festival, a 3-day food festival to celebrate all things yummy. “Endeus” is slang for enak or delicious, and under the theme of “Fully Foodie Experience”, visitors can attend numerous cooking demos, talk shows, or try out many delicacies at the food bazaar. Full schedule is available here.

Friday, Oct 25 – Sunday, Oct 27 at Gandaria City, South Jakarta, starting from 9am onwards. Free entry

 

Five Passages to the Future

Artworks from L-R: 'The Commons: Biodiversity' by Digital Nativ and 'AI, Brainwave & Hyper Protocol City' by Cho Eun Woo. Photos: Five Passages to the Future
Artworks from L-R: ‘The Commons: Biodiversity’ by Digital Nativ and ‘AI, Brainwave & Hyper Protocol City’ by Cho Eun Woo. Photos: Five Passages to the Future

Five Passages to the Future invites the audience to enjoy new media art works from five international artists, who explore various themes around ecopolitics, sustainability, artificial intelligence, digital narrative and wearable technology. Organized by Jakarta-based curator collective Arcolabs and Yogyakarta-based new media art lab HONF, the exhibition is held in cooperation with National Gallery of Indonesia.

Curated by five female curators, this exhibition also showcases explorations from five emerging practices in new media art who have previously participated in XPLORE: New Media Art Incubation, an education program by Arcolabs and HONF that was conducted in 2018 and 2019.

The exhibition is currently running until Nov 7 at Galeri Nasional, from 10am-7pm. Free entry

 

Segar Bugar: art and archive exhibition

The exhibition will reveal the story of heritage conservation in the city of Jakarta from the 1920s to present day, consisting of four phases: “Menjaga vitalitas” (Maintaining vitality), “Mengembalikan stamina” (Restoring stamina), “Menyegarkan jiwa” (Invigorating the soul) and “Menambah gairah” (Stimulating passion). The phases refer to the different consecutive political regimes that Jakarta went through: the Dutch colonial period, the Japanese period, Sukarno’s national-building, Suharto’s New Order and today’s Post-Reformasi.

The exhibition opens today until Nov 24 at temporary exhibition room of Bank Indonesia Museum, West Jakarta. Opens Tue-Sun, from 9am-3pm. Free entry to the exhibition, museum entrance is IDR5,000.

 

Pottery workshop: bud vase making

Do you want to decorate your house, or gift someone special your own unique handmade vase? Learn to build your own bud-vase with a coiling technique that gives you freedom to build to your desired shape. Your work will then be glazed and fired at Nabila Ardhani Studio and will be delivered back to you.
Sunday, Oct 27 at Feast by Kokiku, Gunawarman, South Jakarta from 2pm-5pm. IDR550K/person, including all materials and free flow drink. Info and registration with Nabila Ardhani via Whatsapp: +62 857 8177 9993 or email: hello@nabila-ardhani.com.

 

Edwards Collection: photo exhibition

In 2018, Leiden University Libraries (LUB) acquired more than 3,700 19th-century photographs of Netherlands’ East Indies and Southeast Asia (including Singapore, Myanmar, Penang, and Malacca) from private collector named G.A. Edwards. He has been collecting photos in the last three decades, with most items obtained while he was working in the oil industry in Kalimantan and Jakarta during the 70s.

The exhibition is currently running until Nov 1 at Erasmus Huis, Kuningan, South Jakarta. Free entry.

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