Oktobeerfest | Festival of Laughs | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Sept 28-30)

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Listen to great local bands while sipping on free-flow beer at Oktobeerfest (Sat-Sun)

While not the most authentic of Oktoberfest celebrations, if you’re more interested in great local indie bands than Oom-pah bands then Octobeerfest may be what you’re looking for. Taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Gandaria City mall’s piazza, this Pizza e Birra mini-fest features a great lineup including such indie heroes as Polka Wars, Naif, The Adams and Ramengvrl.  Daily tickets are Rp 170k and include free flow beer. For more info and tickets


Hear two of Eastern Indonesia’s hottest artists at Galeri Kaya Indonesia (Sunday)

Soulful singer Fabiola Van Elten aka Fabiolous is teaming up with rapper Saykoji for this special performance on Sunday at Grand Indonesia’s Galeri Kaya that will focus on music from Eastern Indonesia aimed at getting the audience on their feet and moving to the beat. Show starts at 3pm and is free but you need to reserve a seat on their website to be guaranteed a spot.


Enjoy a night of great performance for a great cause at the Red Nose Foundation’s Festival of Laughs (Saturday)


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Jagoan-jagoan cilik dari Red Nose`s Performance Troupe sudah tak sabar untuk memperlihatkan trik-trik sirkus spektakuler mereka. Mulai dari juggling club dan ring, chinese yoyo, trik unicycle, hingga berbagai formasi akrobatik yang sungguh sayang kalo terlewatkan. Mereka akan tampil dalam acara The Red Nose Foundation’s Festival of Laughs pada tanggal 29 September 2018! . Segera pesan tiket kamu di rednosefoundation.org/ticket-booking/ . . Red Nose Performance Troupe kids can’t wait to show off their spectacular circus skills. Such as club & ring juggling, chinese yoyo, unicycle tricks, and various acrobatic formations. Don’t miss it guys! They will perform at this year’s Festival of Laughs on 29th September, 2018! . Book your ticket now at rednosefoundation.org/ticket-booking/ #festivaloflaugh #fol2018 #performancetroup #circus #juggling #lemeridien #charity #charityevents #helpingchildren #fundarising #rednose #rednosefoundation #hidungmerah #performance #entertainer #jktinfo #jktgo #eventjakarta #jakartaevent #whatsnewjakarta

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Yayasan Hidung Merah is an arts and education outreach program based in Jakarta that empowers underprivileged youth through the use of circus and other arts, and offers educational support to over 100 at-risk youth and young adults. It also gives full scholarships to children in elementary, middle, high school and university. Buying a ticket to their annual fundraiser, The Festival of Laughs, not only supports a great cause but also gets you a 4-course dinner, free flow beer or wine, and performances by Bonita and the Hus BAND, comedian MO Sidik, the mime Septian Dwi Cahyo and the Red Nose Performance Troupe. Tickets are Rp 1.2 million and all proceeds go towards the foundation. For more info and tickets


Dance to the beat of the Teenage Mutants at Colosseum’s club-within-a-club (Saturday)


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#EnterTheVoid on 28-SEP with @teenagemutants_x and discover once again the wide spectrum of the underground sound . . Teenage Mutants have garnered top positions in the charts working alongside respected artists such as Purple Disco Machine, Moonbootica, Laura Welsh, Betoko, Jonas Saalbach, Lars Moston, etc. If we start talking about remixes: Nervo (“The Other Boys” feat. Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers), Autograf (“Metaphysical”), Sailor & I, Third Son (“Alaska”), Niiche, EdOne, Edouard!, Simion, etc . . As a DJ-team, Teenage Mutants has travelled the entire world: from Johannesburg to Moscow, Paris to Hollywood, Miami to Berlin, and Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur… But the duo will be never tired of gigging all over the planet; new gigs in Asia, USA, South America, etc. We will see them touring non-stop . . These two dance-floor-fighters are totally on duty grinding . . RSVP . 0216909999 . 082270001001 . . WEB . www.Colosseum.id . . #BAIAJKT #ColosseumJKT . . #indoclubbing #jakartanightlife #jakarta #indonesia #explorejakarta #exploreindonesia #djmag #djmagtop100 #top100clubs #indotrance #music #clubbing #nightlife #partypeople #indoclubbers #jakartaparty #techno #technodance #trilions #DimentionLive #Top100DJs #jakartaclubbers

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Baia is a club located within North Jakarta’s colossal Colosseum club. It features a distinctly intimate underground vibe, quite unlike the flash and laser-filled main club, and it should be a perfect match for German DJ duo Teenage Mutants, who are also known for their music’s underground vibe (similar to certain sewer-dwelling Ninja Turtles). They’ve quickly earned acclaim on the international club circuit for their no holds barred techno and deep house beats and you can catch them at Baia this Saturday.


Bust a groove at this Wu-Tang tribute night (Friday)

If hip hop is more your style, consider heading to The Safehouse this Friday for a tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan and their classic 1993 debut album (which was in turn a tribute to the 1978 kung-fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin). Gerry Blaze, Klapr and Dhito will be on deck to provide their spins on “the greatest hip hop group of all time”.

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