Chinese New Year specials | Dutch design exhibition | The Adams concert | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Jan 24-26)

There will be several Chinese New Year specials at restaurants and hotels in Jakarta. Photo: The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
There will be several Chinese New Year specials at restaurants and hotels in Jakarta. Photo: The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

Chinese New Year specials at Ding Dong Disko

No plans for the Chinese New Year weekend? Quench your thirst for one-of-a-kind cocktails this Friday at Ding Dong Disko’s bar takeover by Rifki Sofiyuddin AKA RifQBarman, whose career as a mixologist has taken him to Dubai. In this takeover, you can enjoy cocktails (IDR120,000++/glass) inspired by the rich culture and culinary tradition of Indonesia.

On Saturday, RifQBarman will be joined by Whaton House, a culinary experience group from Yogyakarta in a special CNY dinner titled, “Blank Canvas Kitchen.” You can choose between two packages, IDR399,000++ (without alcohol) or IDR499,000++ (with alcohol) at the dinner.

Friday, Jan 24 and Saturday, Jan 25 at Ding Dong Disko, Aksara Kemang, South Jakarta. RSVP at +62 21 719 9289.


Reuse, Redevelop and Design: How the Dutch Deal with Heritage

Where there is vacancy, there is space for new use. The Netherlands is in dire need of such space. The country is densely populated, the distances are short and there is a general need to renovate cities with respect for the existing quality. As a result of economic and social changes, thousands of buildings have lost their function: offices, farms, churches, factories, warehouses, schools, stations, shops, community centres, town halls, etc. All these redundant buildings contribute to the urgency of conversion and redevelopment.

This exhibition shows how outdated buildings that have lost their initial functions can be repurposed while retaining their historical features. Adaptive re-use often produces surprising combinations, such as a school in a factory, a shop in a church, or a recreational area in a military defense line. Reused buildings are often the place makers that trigger area developments and provide these with a familiar and recognizable heart.

The exhibition opens today until Feb 28, with an opening event at 7.30pm at Erasmus Huis, Kuningan, South Jakarta. Opens Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm. Free entry, no RSVP required.


The Adams’ intimate concert at PARC19

Indie power-pop band The Adams released their third album in March of last year, Agterplaas, after a 13-year hiatus. If you’re a fan of the quartet, especially if you grew up with their hit songs, such as Konservatif or Hanya Kau, make sure to empty your schedule this Saturday for their intimate mini concert. Their set will be supported by D.A.E and OOMCUSS.

Saturday, Jan 25 at PARC19 Event Space, Kemang, South Jakarta. IDR50,000/person.


Intergalactic at Hotel Monopoli

House/Disco/Techno party provider, Intergalactic, is back this weekend in full force — featuring Tandunz, Ridwan G, Dhika, Chef, and Andi. 

Saturday, Jan 25 at The Room at Hotel Monopoli, from 9pm onwards. Free entry, RSVP at +62 82-1110-0336. 


Chinese New Year specials at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is hosting a special Chinese New Year dinner and brunch this weekend.

The CNY Barbecue Dinner will take place on Friday at 6pm to 10pm, where diners will be dining in a cozy setting while being entertained by fire dragon dance at the Jakarta Restaurant and The Courtyard. The dinner will feature barbecue stations including char siu chicken, roast duck, and crispy chicken, as well as other Chinese mains and traditional desserts. Buffet dinner starts from IDR788,000++/person (inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, beers and one glass of Lychee Martini or a glass of house wine) and children aged 4-11 will be charged IDR488,000++/person.

On Saturday, the brunch will commence at 11.30am to 3pm, featuring a smorgasbord of Chinese and international buffet selections prepared by Chef Felix Budisetiawan. On the menu will be assorted dimsum, a seafood station, longevity noodles, and other Chinese delicacies. Guests will be entertained by a special dragon dance performance. The buffet brunch is available at IDR798,000++/person (inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, beers, and one glass of Lychee Martini or a glass of house wine) and IDR498,000++/person for children aged 4-11.

Friday, Jan 24 and Saturday, Jan 25 at Jakarta Restaurant and The Courtyard, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta Hotel, South Jakarta. RSVP at +62 21 725 8181 ext. 6237.


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