Bundesliga Experience | Jackson’s All Stars vol. 2 | Ornaments | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 15-17)

Canadian jazz hip hop instrumental group BadBadNotGood will be performing at Ornaments this Friday. Photo: BadBadNotGood/The Feldman Agency
Canadian jazz hip hop instrumental group BadBadNotGood will be performing at Ornaments this Friday. Photo: BadBadNotGood/The Feldman Agency


Alternative music collective/promoter Studiorama will bring a slew of musicians from a diverse range of genres this Friday. The first headliner is the Australian psychedelic rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who will be performing for the first time in Jakarta. Known for their energetic live shows, the band is also known to be productive, as they have released two EPs and 15 studio albums (with five albums released in 2017) since their formation in 2010.

The second headliner is BadBadNotGood, the jazz hip hop instrumental group from Toronto. They’re known for their interesting takes on hip hop as well as collaborations with renowned rappers and R&B singers, such as Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Mick Jenkins, Kaytranada, Kali Uchis, and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah — with whom they collaborated in an album released in 2015, Sour Soul.

Other performers include English experimental band These New Puritans, Indonesian “Post-Alay Holistic Sound Healing” hardcore techno duo Gabber Modus Operandi, Malaysian-born, Shanghai and Taipei-based electronic DJ Tzusing, and Montreal-based DJ Project Pablo, among others.

Friday, Nov 15 at Kuningan City Ballroom, South Jakarta, from 4pm-4am. Starting from IDR500,000/person, available at Woodpecker Coffee, Demajors, Kios Ojo Keos, La-La Records, and Slits; or KiosTix with an additional service tax.


1001 Lights

German violinist of Indonesian descent, Iskandar Widjaja, will hold a homecoming concert of sorts this Friday through Heritage Concert Series: 1001 Lights, taken from his latest album titled 1001 Nights in the Harem. He will be collaborating with pianist Chrstine Utomo, performing masterpieces from renowned classic composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Part, David Lang, and Yiruma.

Friday, Nov 15 at Soehanna Hall, SCBD, South Jakarta from 7.30pm onwards. Tickets are available to purchase on The Grand Signature Piano’s website or phone at +62 21 2992 4346 or +62 813 8000 6326.


Bundesliga Experience

Fußball fans, you might not want to miss this event in which you can meet one of the greatest defenders of all time, Lothar Matthäus, this weekend in Bundesliga Fan Festival. Matthäus captained the West Germany national team that won the 1990 World Cup, and remains as the most-capped player in the Germany soccer team history. During the course of his long professional career, he played for Bundesliga team Borussia Mönchengladbach and Serie A club Inter Milan, but spent the longest time with record champions Bayern München.

At the celebration of all things German top soccer league, there will also be a futsal tournament, live DJ, games and other activities, as well as a photobooth with the Meisterschale trophy.

Saturday, Nov 16 at East Plaza Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, South Jakarta, from 11am-7pm. Free entry.


Jackson’s All Stars

Live music bar Ms. Jackson is back with Jackson’s All Stars vol. 2, a week full of performances from top Indonesian music stars. Get all your friends, or just your S.O, and sing-a-long all night with classic hits from one of the biggest rock bands, Slank (tonight), jazz singer Tompi (Friday), pop fusion trio RAN (Saturday), and pop group Yovie & Nuno (Sunday).

The event is currently running until Sunday, Nov 17 at Ms. Jackson, Kebayoran, South Jakarta. IDR500,000/person including free flow gin/whiskey/soft drink, available on Traveloka.


2019 Science Film Festival

Under the title Humboldt and The Web of Life, the 2019 Science Film Festival aims to illustrate the relevance of this complex approach in the 21st century, particularly for students and young people, and raise awareness on environmental issues, climate change, and sustainability. Since its first edition in 2005, the Goethe-Institut-organised festival has consistently promoted scientific literacy to young people in Southeast Asia, South Asia, North Africa, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East via entertaining, knowledge-based communication.

The festival is currently running until November 24 at GoetheHaus, Menteng, Central Jakarta. More information is available on GoetheHaus’ official website.


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