Photo exhibition | Afgan & Machine Gun Kelly concerts | Italian kitchen takeover | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 9-11)

Indonesian singer Afgansyah Reza and American rapper Machine Gun Kelly will hold their concerts this Friday. Photo: Instagram/@afgansyah.reza & @machinegunkelly
Indonesian singer Afgansyah Reza and American rapper Machine Gun Kelly will hold their concerts this Friday. Photo: Instagram/@afgansyah.reza & @machinegunkelly
Photo: Instagram/@brianimanuel
Photo: Instagram/@brianimanuel

To commemorate the release of his latest album The Sailor, Indonesian rapper Rich Brian holds an exhibition titled The Sailor Experience in conjunction with the music streaming platform Spotify. The exhibition showcases Brian’s personal memories that formed him to be the rapper he is today, as well as the making of the album. As the name suggests, visitors can experience The Sailor through an interactive visual gallery: by scanning the QR code on every photo, you can listen to Rich Brian’s track-by-track commentary. There will also be a screening of short documentary featuring the exclusive behind the scene clips of the 19-year-old rapper, as well as Rich Brian is the Sailor (A Short Movie) by Sing J. Lee of Mamag Studios, who also directed the music video for Kids.

The exhibition currently runs until Saturday, August 10 at Gudang Gambar. Free entry

Kopi Susu – a photo exhibition by Rosa Verhoeve

In 1957, the parents of photographer Rosa Verhoeve left Indonesia to settle in the Netherlands. Rosa, who was born in a barren new neighbourhood in Amstelveen, travelled in the opposite direction more than 50 years later to start her photo project Kopi Susu, meaning “coffee with milk” in Indonesian. Kopi Susu refers to Rosa’s Dutch East Indies roots, as it’s a common term to address Indo, people of mixed Dutch-Indonesian descent.

It took Rosa ten years to finalise Kopi Susu, and it was first exhibited at the Bronbeek Museum in the Netherlands in October 2017, together with the publication of the photo book with the same title. Despite being seriously ill at that time, Rosa celebrated the occasion. Rosa passed away on June 27, 2018.

The exhibition currently runs until August 24 at Erasmus Huis, closed on Sunday and public holidays. Free entry

Machine Gun Kelly – Hotel Diablo World Tour in Jakarta

Colson Baker, known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly (abbreviated as MGK), is an American rapper and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. He’ll perform for the first time in Jakarta as a part of the Hotel Diablo World Tour to promote his latest album of the same name. The 29-year-old rapper debuted in 2010 and have released multiple hits, such as Bad Things with Camila Cabello in 2016 and I Think I’m OKAY with YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker off the Hotel Diablo album.

Friday, August 9 at Tennis Indoor Senayan. Tickets start from IDR1,100,000 – 1,500,000 per person, available on GO-TIX.


Konser Dekade Afgan

Indonesian pop singer Afgansyah Reza celebrates 11 years of his successful musical career with Konser Dekade Afgan. He previously held the Dekade concert in Kuala Lumpur in October of last year.

“I’m so happy to hold the concert, which has been planned since last year. It’s my gratitude to Afganisme, who have been supporting me in the past decade. It’s going to be a special concert for me and the concertgoers,” Afgan said in the concert’s press release.

Friday, August 9 at Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan. Tickets start from IDR505,000 (Silver) – IDR3,310,000 (Diamond) per person, including taxes, available on


RAC (Live Remix)

André Allen Anjos, better known by his stage name RAC (Remix Artist Collective), is a Portuguese DJ and record producer. RAC has created more than 200 remixes in rock, electronica, and dance music genres for various musical artists. The vision of RAC is to maintain a style of remixing that strays away from the “club mix” archetype, creating new incarnations of songs that stem from the original structure, but expand on their genre and musical arrangement. Supported by The Pallas’ resident DJs.

Friday, August 9 at The Pallas, Fairgrounds SCBD. RSVP at +62 811 1132 888

Festa di Famiglia: Family Feast

This weekend, savor true homemade Italian cuisine in Festa di Famiglia, a two-day kitchen takeover with the Vigones family of Kemang’s Mamma Rosy at Pippo. Dwell in the Vigones’ family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, such as La Panissa in Padella, Gli Gnocchi Rossi e Verdi, and Cannoli.

Saturday, Aug 10 – Sunday, Aug 11 at Pippo Senayan City. The takeover opens at 12pm on Saturday, reservation through Whatsapp at +62 812-8142-4601.


The Indigenous Peoples Cinema Week 2019

The Indigenous People Cinema Week 2019 (IPCW 2019) is a part of the Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Fest in to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN) and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. IPCW 2019 will screen a variety of films about indigenous peoples, from youths to professional filmmakers. There are other films presented from the International Network of the Indigenous Peoples as well as discussions with filmmakers and actors.

Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11 at Teater Kecil (Small Theatre Building) in Taman Ismail Marzuki complex. Free entry


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