BrightspotMRKT | Jakarta Culinary Feastival | German Cinema | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 4-6)

The food market at this year’s Jakarta Culinary Feastival at Senayan City. Photo: Instagram/@jakartaculinaryfeastival
The food market at this year’s Jakarta Culinary Feastival at Senayan City. Photo: Instagram/@jakartaculinaryfeastival

Spotify on Stage

Indonesian rapper Brian Imanuel Soewarno AKA Rich Brian performing at his label 88rising's Head in the Clouds Festival in LA, Aug 17. Photo: Instagram/@brianimanuel
Indonesian rapper Brian Imanuel Soewarno AKA Rich Brian performing at his label 88rising’s Head in the Clouds Festival in LA, Aug 17. Photo: Instagram/@brianimanuel

Music streaming platform Spotify will hold the third edition of its live concert series, Spotify on Stage, and headlining the show will be none other than Jakarta’s very own Rich Brian. The 20-year-old Indonesian rapper, who’s now based in the US, is leading the festival’s lineup along with K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE and boyband ATEEZ.

This concert will be a homecoming performance of sorts for Brian, full name Brian Imanuel Soewarno, who last performed in the capital back in 2016 and 2017 under his former controversial stage name, Rich Chigga. Local musicians Arsy Widianto, Brisia Jodie, Marion Jola, and Rizky Febian will also perform on the Spotify stage. All of the concert’s performers are said to have a combined 15 million monthly listeners on the platform.

Friday, Oct 4 at JIExpo Kemayoran Hall C3, Central Jakarta. You must be a Spotify user to buy a ticket to the festival, with one account entitling you to purchase one ticket. If you’re a Spotify Premium user, you are entitled to early entry access at the venue. Ticket is IDR450,000 (US$32) excluding fees, available to purchase on Loket.


BrightspotMRKT 2019

Annual pop-up market BrightspotMRKT is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Since its first edition in 2009, BrightspotMRKT has become one of the most anticipated events every year, especially among hip Jakartans. In this edition, expect over 200 curated tenants from fashion, lifestyle, food, art, and collectibles to various activities such as workshops, talks, and music performances,. Full schedule and free tickets to the event are available on the BrightspotMRKT app.

BrightspotMRKT will hold its private opening today, and opens for the public on Friday, Oct 4 to Sunday, Oct 6 from 10am-11pm (Fri-Sat) and 10am-10pm (Sun). Festival Resonansi will be held on Saturday at 9pm until Sunday at 3am. Free entry by downloading the BrightspotMRKT app, as tickets to the event are exclusively available there.


Jakarta Culinary Feastival

A foodie’s dream come true. Ismaya’s Jakarta Culinary Feastival (JCF) features a plethora of cuisines by some of Indonesia and Asia’s favorite restaurant concepts and establishments. The theme for this year’s festival is In Bloom, because it’s all about celebrating ingredients that are currently in season in Indonesia, as well as highlighting culinary trends and movements in the local culinary market.

You can choose from various “feastivities” such as coffee workshops, cooking demos, masterclasses, and wine tastings, among others, with appearances from 50 of the region’s culinary stars — or, you can opt for food-hopping at the food market, with around 80 leading F&B brands from Jakarta and beyond. Full rundown and everything you need to know about JCF are available in this guidebook.

Jakarta Culinary Feastival is currently running until Sunday, Oct 6, at Senayan City. Free entry.


German Cinema

Six days, 12 movies, two focus programs: The seventh edition of German Cinema marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This year, there will be three films that explore the division of East and West Germany. Full schedule can be found found here.

German Cinema is currently running until Sunday, Oct 6 at GoetheHaus, Menteng, Central Jakarta. Free entry, tickets are available one hour before each screening.


KLM 100 Years – Celebrate the Future

Travel back in time to discover the rich history of The Netherlands’ flagship carrier KLM as well as the airline’s future, with focus on digital innovations for a sustainable future. On October 7, KLM will become the world’s first airline still operating under its original name to mark its 100th anniversary.

The exhibition will display a time capsule tunnel showing KLM’s monumental events, including the airline’s first intercontinental flight from Amsterdam to Indonesia in 1924. In addition, there will be creative exhibits showcasing KLM’s innovations and KLM’s Delft Blue Miniature Houses collection, the traditional Dutch houses that are usually found along the canals in Amsterdam and other historic towns in the Netherlands.

Saturday, Oct 5 at Erasmus Huis, Kuningan, South Jakarta from 10am-4pm. Free entry.


Kisah-kisah Tanah Manusia (Stories of Man’s Land) photo exhibition

Humans can’t be separated from the land on which they stand. From the residents of Sungai Siak in Riau to the forest tribe in West Papua, everything keeps the stories of the importance of land to human lives. Unfortunately in Indonesia, the problems surrounding land seems to be unending, as there are still many land disputes that cause prolonged conflicts. Kisah-kisah Tanah Manusia (Stories of Man’s Land) will feature a photo exhibition, discussions, and AR installations on this topic.

The exhibition is currently running until Tuesday, Oct 8 at Komunitas Salihara, South Jakarta. Free entry.


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