Why Festival | Spellbound | Holiday comedy | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 7-9)

The renowned Italian contemporary ballet company Spellbound will be performing on Sunday.
The renowned Italian contemporary ballet company Spellbound will be performing on Sunday.

FUNNY, Insya’Allah at the American Club (Friday)

Three accomplished Asian comedians will take to the stage at this festive show to examine the funny side of being Muslim and living alongside people from all races and religions. Do non-Muslims get it right at Ramadhan? Do Muslims get it right at Christmas? What about all the other religions and races and their religious celebrations? Featuring Indonesian stand-up Mo Sidik, Malaysian comedian Rizal Van Geyzel and funnyman Zainal Bostaman from Brunei. Tickets Rp 150k day of. For more info

America Club, Jl. Brawijaya IV No.20, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan. (021) 2702439


Exi(s)t#7: from Another Time 

An exhibition taking place at dia.lo.gue in Kemang, “From Another Time” presents works by eight Jakarta-based artists in response to the theme “alternative history”, works that intersect with the past in an attempt to influence or disrupt the increasing polarization of society. Featuring the works of Alexandra Karyn, Aziz Amri, Ella Wijt, Rummana Yamanie,  Semburat (Aditya H. Martodiharjo & Indira Larasati),  Sherchle,  Tandika Cendrawan and Yovista Ahtajida. Exhibition goes until January 13. For more info

dia.lo.gue, Jl. Kemang Sel. No.99A, Bangka, Jakarta Selatan. (021) 7199671


Why Festival (Sat-Sun)

Taking place at Rossi Musik on Fatmawati, this “small, intimate, diverse music and market festival” is taking place across the complex’s three venues and will feature an eclectic lineup of 30 great local indie bands and 5 DJs as well as a market with 25 tenants, talk shows and movie screenings. In terms of music, expect everything from punk/metal to indie/folk/pop. For more info

Rossi Musik,  Jl. RS Fatmawati No.30, Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan. 0812-8864-1215


“An evening with Spellbound” (Sunday) 

Featuring a number of choreographed pieces by the renowned Italian contemporary ballet company, “An Evening with Spellbound”  is ending their Asian tour with the final part of their program dedicated to famous composer Gioachino Rossini. Entrance to the show is free but RSVP by December 8 to eventi@itacultjkt.or.idFor more info

Usmar Ismail Hall, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Blok C No.22, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan


Lazada Wow Fest

Yes, this event taking place at Senayan City this weekend is ultimately about branding and getting more customers to shop using Lazada (entrance is free, if you have their app on your phone) but Wow Fest also promises a lot of great music — including performances by Maliq & D’Essentials, The Upstairs, Stars and Rabbit, and Ramengvrl — as well as art installations by 15 talented Indonesian artists. For more info

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