Speed dating | Valentine’s Day dinner specials | art exhibitions | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Feb 14-16)

Kilo Lounge Jakarta will hold a glow in the dark dining experience on Valentine’s Day. Photo: Instagram/@kiloloungejkt
Kilo Lounge Jakarta will hold a glow in the dark dining experience on Valentine’s Day. Photo: Instagram/@kiloloungejkt

Chromatic Network and Hybrid Sphere exhibitions

Curated by Evelyn Huang, Chromatic Network features the works by Korean artist Lee Kangwook and Indonesian artist Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi. Both artists, who share an interest in artistic approach towards biological research, explore human relations with nature through their works.

Aside from Chromatic Network, there’s also Hybrid Sphere, featuring works by Singaporean artists Asyraf Said and Nicole Phua as well as Mira Kim from South Korea. They have spent the last couple of months developing works based on artistic research in Indonesia.

This exhibition is running until tomorrow at Galeri Salihara, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, from 11am-8pm. Free entry

 

Future Valentine

Still single on this Valentine’s Day? Fret not, because there will be a speed dating event at Cecemuwe. You’ll get to enjoy free flow beer cocktails and tapas while you’re playing games and networking (AKA looking for your future partner) at the cafe’s rooftop area.

Friday, Feb. 14 from 6.30pm-9.30pm at Cecemuwe Cafe & Space Rooftop, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. IDR299K/person, RSVP at +62 812 8338 8128.

 

Your Friends Singing Their Favorite Breakup Songs at Bar Gina

As the title suggests, here you can belt out your favorite breakup songs on Valentine’s Day and maybe shed a tear or two. Probably bring a friend if you’re fresh off a traumatic heartbreak.

Friday, Feb 14 at Bar Gina, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta from 8pm onwards. Free entry

 

Swasembada Cinta at _Oeang

Gather your single friends for a Valentine’s Day party at _Oeang (read “uang”, meaning money in Indonesian). Enjoy a live set from Nu Seven and flair bartending performance by Nicky, Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta’s bartender. You can order sappy-titled special cocktails called Sepenggal Kisah and Kata Hati Mantan only for the night.

Friday, Feb 14 at _Oeang at M Bloc Space, Blok M, South Jakarta from 9pm onwards. Free entry. RSVP at +62-817-9764-529⁣.

 

Glowing Valentine’s Dinner at Kilo Lounge

If Eros AKA the god of love is shining brightly upon your dating life, you might want to try this glow in the dark dining experience. ‘90s love songs from a live band will accompany you and your companion while you enjoy a 4-course dinner as well as cocktails.

Friday, Feb 14 at Kilo Lounge Jakarta, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta from 6pm onwards. RSVP at +628129103818

 

Edwin X Ladya Cheryl at Kinosaurus

Get a chance to learn about films by indie director Edwin and actress Ladya Cheryl, who starred in several films of the former, such as The Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008) and Postcards from the Zoo (2012). The Q&A will commence after the Shorts: Edwin X Ladya screening, which is scheduled to start at 7pm.

Saturday, Feb. 15 at Kinosaurus, Aksara Kemang, South Jakarta. Tickets are priced at IDR50K/person for each film, available on the spot.

 

Otherscapes exhibition

In this exhibition, young Indonesian artists examine alternative landscapes, where traditional scenery artworks — almost synonymous with the Mooi Indie genre, the romantic-naturalistic style of painting that was popular during Dutch East Indies period — are deconstructed, redefined, reshaped, and reassembled.

This exhibition is currently running at Tujuhari Coffee at Grand Wijaya Center, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta until Feb 19. Free entry.

 

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