Semasa Piknik | Preditah | Ennichisai | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 21-23)

Photo: Instagram/@semasadikotatua
Photo: Instagram/@semasadikotatua

Semasa Piknik

Semasa di Kota Tua, a pop-up market usually held in Jakarta’s Kota Tua (Old Town), is back with a different setting. This time, they will hold a picnic at Lapangan Banteng Park to celebrate Jakarta’s 492nd anniversary. Over 60 arts and crafts, fashion, lifestyle, and F&B tenants will be waiting for you. There will be musical performances and organizers will provide picnic mats and beanbags, but feel free to bring your own. Don’t leave too soon, because the water fountain show starts at 7pm.

Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23 at Taman Lapangan Banteng, Central Jakarta, 10am-6.30pm. Free entry


Preditah (DJ set) at Hotel Monopoli

Ring the alarm this Saturday because Preditah, one of the UK’s leading producers and DJ, will perform for the first time in Jakarta. You might know him from his collaboration with the emerging UK singer-songwriter Jorja Smith in hit single On My Mind. Preditah has released several EPs followed by remixes for Danny Brown, Chase & Status, Skepta, and many others.

Saturday, June 22 at Hotel Monopoli, Kemang, South Jakarta from 7pm onwards. RSVP at +62 821 11100 336


Ennichisai 2019

Ennichisai an annual Japanese art, culinary, and cultural festival held in Blok M district’s Little Tokyo in South Jakarta is back for its 10th edition. This year, Ennichisai’s theme is “Danketsu” meaning unity, with hopes that Indonesia will always be united. Attended by more than 200 thousand visitors each year, Ennichisai will feature over 150 food and beverage stalls, as well as Japanese knick knacks. Visitors may also enjoy traditional Japanese shows such as Mikoshi (portable shrine) parade and Eisa (folk dance) and modern ones like cosplay and band performances.

Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23 at Blok M district in South Jakarta, starts from 9am. Free entry


Metropolis: a photo exhibition by Martin Roemers

Metropolis is an exhibition by Dutch photographer and artist Martin Roemers, featuring snaps from his travels to megacities with over 10 million citizens, such as New York City to Jakarta. He captured the often confronting contrasts between wealth and poverty, ancient cultural habits and new techniques. In the exhibition, visitors may see the reality of so many people living so closely together; the filth, the crowds, the inventiveness and an endlessly complex community.

The exhibition runs from June 20 to July 23 at Erasmus Huis Jakarta, closed on Sundays and public holidays. Free entry, open for public


Art-in Movement #2: Dancing at the Museum

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon by seeing beautiful ballet and contemporary pieces performed by Cicilia Ballet School, Sumber Cipta Ballet School, and STRUT Dance’s Hofesh Shechter Intensive Workshop Scholarship grantee at the museum, surrounded by beautiful artworks.

Sunday, June 23 at Art:1 New Museum, 2pm-4pm. IDR 150,000/person, free for Art:1 members. RSVP at +62 821-2497-1664

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