Hear an eclectic collection of great bands at Hodgepodge Superfest (Saturday-Sunday)
We're taking the live show to Jakarta, playing at Hodgepodgefest this September. Ticket available via www.hodgepodgefest.com from 2pm today.
As the name indicates, this music festival taking place in North Jakarta’s Ecopark Ancol features a somewhat random but otherwise impressive collection of international and local acts, with English garage rock legends The Libertines leading the lineup alongside American pop punk band All Time Low and alt R&B artist Gallant. There will also be tons of great local bands including The Sigit, The Brandals, The Trees & The Wild, Barefood and Pee We Gaskins. For more info and tickets.
Witness stories of survival and strength at House of the Unsilenced (Ends Sunday)
Featuring the works of sixteen artists, writers and performers, along with survivors of sexual violence from various backgrounds, the goal of this exhibition is to explore the ways that art and literature can become a medium for survivors to open up the eyes of society, break their silence, seek justice and achieve recovery. But what is achieved and sacrificed when telling these stories? What does it mean to turn trauma into art? How does art change the way they see themselves and the world? Those and many other themes are tackled by House of the Unsilenced, which will be on exhibit at Galeri Cemara through Sunday. For more info
Have a laugh at these Mad About Comedy shows (Sat & Sun)
LIVE Comedy & Illusion Friday August 31st & Saturday Sept 1st –
Those of you seeking to blow some steam with a few belly laughs can check out these two international comedy acts coming to Jakarta this weekend. On Friday there’s Deepak Chandran, a rising star who has quickly become a regular headliner across Asia. His unique style involves observational comedy with a hint of politics, as well as reflections on his background and jabs at middle-class inanity. On Saturday there’s a family-friendly performance by Australian comedy-magician Adrian Saw, who blends comedy, sleight of hand, psychology and audience participation to perform hilarious and impossible illusions in an intimate experience. For tickets and more info
Hear a great performance to benefit Lombok (Saturday)
This Friday !! Fitzroy with the one and only @adieu73 present to you “ Reunion Night for Lombok “ !! Get your reservation and join with US!! #fitzroy #gastrobar #indonesia #jakarta #hangoutplacejakarta #placetovisit #places #hangout #sharingiscaring #lombok #gempalombok #donation #adrianadioetomo #bluesmusic #travel #magazine #liveperformance #friday #tgifridays
Indonesian blues guitar legend Adrian Adioetomo will be performing a very special gig at Fitzroy on Jalan Gunawarman on Friday to benefit the victims of the Lombok earthquakes.
Stuff your face at Jakarta Eat Festival
This weekend foodies should follow their noses to this food festival at Gandaria City mall. You’ll be able to find dozens of stalls offering delicious dishes as well as cooking demos, talk shows, a gourmet market, organic veggies and much more. For more info