Jakarta Dessert Week | Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design | Dutch Movie Festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 18-20)

‘Komik Itu Baik’ exhibition at Dia.Lo.Gue art space in Kemang. Photo: Instagram/@dialogue_arts
‘Komik Itu Baik’ exhibition at Dia.Lo.Gue art space in Kemang. Photo: Instagram/@dialogue_arts

Jakarta Dessert Week

Jakarta Dessert Week is a two-week citywide dessert festival, held at several patisseries and dessert parlors in the capital. With a retro theme for the inaugural edition of Jakarta Dessert Week, special delectables that pay tribute to many sweets we have known to love over generations will be sold exclusively during the event. You can also learn from the experts in their masterclasses, or enjoy the latest sweet innovations by renowned pastry chefs at pop-up events.

The event is currently running until Sunday, Oct. 20 at various cafes and dessert parlors in Jakarta. Prices vary for each activity. Complete schedule for the event is available on Jakarta Dessert Week’s official Instagram and website.


Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design 2019

This year is the 10th edition of Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), which has since become one of the most prominent art events in the country. Under the theme Factor X, this edition of ICAD wants to see, map, formulate, and forecast the development of art and design going forward.

ICAD 2019 will feature the works of Indonesian contemporary artists who have contributed a lot to the scene in the last 20 years, including painter Agus Suwage, sculptor Dolorosa Sinaga, artist FX Harsono, world-class accessory designer Rinaldy Yunardi, and artist Tisna Sanjaya.

Aside from the exhibition, there will also be conventions on film, art, and design.

This exhibition is currently running until November 24 at Hotel grandkemang, South Jakarta. Free entry.


Dutch Movie Festival 2019

Selected Dutch films will be screened at the Dutch Movie Festival this weekend, with genres ranging from thriller, drama, to movies for kids. The festival will be opened by 2010 horror flick Zwart Water (Two Eyes Staring) and closed by family film Circus Noël (2019).

Friday, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 20 at Erasmus Huis, Kuningan, South Jakarta. Free entry, no registration needed


Market & Museum

Market & Museum bazaar is back with a “Surreal Symphony” theme. The thematic weekend pop-up market features more than 160 local emerging apparel, non-apparel, and F&B brands.

The bazaar opens today until Sunday, Oct 20 at Lippo Mall Kemang (Kemang Village). Free entry.


Komik Itu Baik

Dia.Lo.Gue Art Space and Pabrikultur are holding a festival of Indonesian comics called Komik itu Baik (Comics are Good). Visitors can learn about the history of illustrated stories in Indonesia from 1925 to the present day through archives, original notes, and drawings at the exhibition, and bring home a comic book (or more) at the comics bazaar. The festival also pays tribute to the late Arswendo Atmowiloto, a renowned journalist and writer best known for the novel Keluarga Cemara, which was adapted into one of the most critically-acclaimed Indonesian TV series of all time.

The exhibition is currently running until Sunday, Oct. 20 at Dia.Lo.Gue Kemang, South Jakarta. Free entry.


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