Since its inauguration in 2015, Indonesia Comic Con has become one of the biggest pop culture events in the country. The event brings pop culture experience from both East and West, celebrating comics, anime, toys, collectibles, games, TV, film, and cosplay. This year’s Indonesia Comic Con will feature local and international comic artists, cosplayers, and DJs; as well as guest stars Austin St. John, who starred as Jason Lee Scott AKA the OG Red Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Debora Ann Woll, who played in series such as HBO’s True Blood and Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil and The Punisher.
Saturday, Oct 12 – Sunday, Oct 13 at Jakarta Convention Center, Central Jakarta. IDR125,000/person for daily pass, IDR220,000/person for 2-day pass, more packages (including photo and signing sessions with Austin St. John and Debora Ann Woll) are available on Shopee.
Beauty-related humor Instagram account (a la Overheard in New York) Overheard Beauty and Double Deer Music present Oh Beauty Festival, a 4-day festival celebrating all things makeup and skincare. Visitors can shop from local and selected international beauty brands, attend beauty talks and workshops by experts and influencers, as well as enjoy performances from indie musicians. A little bird told us that the organizers will give out free lipsticks to the visitors, so if you’re a beauty enthusiast, you might want to add this event to your weekend agenda.
Thursday, Oct 10 – Sunday, Oct 13 at Plaza Indonesia. Free entry
The annual Korea Indonesia Film Festival is back with some of the best new Korean films. The festival is a part of Korea Festival, which is held in October every year by Korean Cultural Center Indonesia (KCCI). Festival goers may learn about culture and the everyday lives of South Koreans through films such as The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos, Exit, Extreme Job, Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winning film Parasite, and the 2011 hit Sunny (which has its own Indonesian remake, Bebas, currently playing in cinemas). Several Indonesian films are also screened at the festival, such as Dua Garis Biru and Keluarga Cemara. Indonesian and English subtitles are available.
The festival is currently running until Sunday, Oct 13 at CGV Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta. IDR15,000/person for each film, tickets are available to purchase on the day of screening. Full rundown of the festival can be seen here.
Les Femmes is a Indonesian female painter collective that is inspired to encourage Indonesian women in self-empowerment and building a better future, either for themselves or their surroundings. The collective consists of seven artists with different characters and views: Maria Tiwi, Catherine, Licu Linggartono, Yohana Mulyo, Kris Donaldson, Pini fe, and Tini Jameen. This exhibition features a number of their best works under the theme of women’s dynamics and the life around them.
This exhibition is currently running until Oct 19 at IFI Wijaya, Jalan Wijaya 1 No. 48 Petogogan, South Jakarta. Free entry.
The Color Run is a five-kilometer, untimed race — and at each kilometer mark, the Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color. Once the race is over, the fun continues at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors, and more massive color throws. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone — from newbies to seasoned runners.
Sunday, Oct 13 at Gelora Bung Karno area, Senayan, Central Jakarta, from 6am. Registration opens until Friday, Oct 11, with fees for adult start from IDR340,000/person.