Wave of Tomorrow | Lucy in the Sky and Hotel Monopoli Anniversary Parties | K-pop Flashback Party | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 20-22)

‘Constellation Neverland’, an art installation by art tech and audio visual collective Sembilan Matahari at last year’s Wave of Tomorrow. Photo: Wave of Tomorrow
‘Constellation Neverland’, an art installation by art tech and audio visual collective Sembilan Matahari at last year’s Wave of Tomorrow. Photo: Wave of Tomorrow

Wave of Tomorrow

'Voice from the Other Side', an art installation by Kinara Darma and Modulight at last year's Wave of Tomorrow. Photo: Wave of Tomorrow
‘Voice from the Other Side’, an art installation by Kinara Darma and Modulight at last year’s Wave of Tomorrow. Photo: Wave of Tomorrow

Wave of Tomorrow, the new media art exhibition, is back for its second edition this year. The exhibition combines art, technology, and music through interactive works and installations by artists and art collectives from Indonesia and abroad. There will be musical performances by London-based DJ HAAi and leading Indonesian indie acts such as Elephant Kind, Sal Priadi, Danilla, and Gabber Modus Operandi, as well as talks with artists throughout the event. Wave of Tomorrow is an 18+ event. For more information, check out the event’s official website.

The exhibition starts on Friday, Dec 20 (invitation only) until Sunday, Dec 29 at The Tribrata, Darmawangsa, South Jakarta. Tickets are IDR100,000 for daily pass and IDR500,000 for VIP pass (everyday entrance), available on KiosTix.


Spotify: Kilas Balik K-pop

Celebrate the K-pop artists of the decade at the K-pop flashback event, held by Spotify Indonesia over the weekend. Check out the installations of K-pop stars, sing-a-long, dance, take photos and do the makeover challenge and transform yourself as a member of the likes of BTS, BLACKPINK, Stray Kids, and (G)I-DLE. Word on the street is that the music streaming platform received special messages from boybands ATEEZ and Tomorrow X Together (TXT) to be played for their Indonesian fans attending the event. More information can be found here.

Friday, Dec 20 – Sunday, Dec 22 at Central Park mall’s Lumina area, Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta from 10am-10pm. Free entry, visitors must show Spotify Wrapped on their social media accounts.


Moon Dance presents: Madison Mars

Ismaya’s SKYE Bar & Restaurants presents Moon Dance featuring Estonian DJ/producer Madison Mars. Born Madis Sillamo, the EDM DJ is known for tracks such as Ready or Not, My Feelings, or New Vibe Who Dis. Also performing at the party are Kenny Gabriel, W.W, and VJ Eyespinner.

Friday, Dec 20 at SKYE, BCA Tower 56th floor, Central Jakarta from 9pm onwards. RSVP at +62 818 0888 5404  or +62 21 2358 6996.


The Dance Concierge: Monopoli’s 2nd Anniversary

Hotel Monopoli, a boutique hotel in Kemang, will be celebrating their second anniversary this Friday. Under the theme of The Dance Concierge, join a night of partying with dancey tunes all night long from DJs such as throwback party specialists Videostarr, Jonathan Kusuma, and Archie, at the hotel’s bars and restaurant, namely The Moon, Bloom, and The Room.

Friday, Dec 20 at Hotel Monopoli Kemang, South Jakarta. RSVP at +62 821 1110 0336


Electric Eight: Lucy’s 8th Anniversary Celebration

Time flies by so fast, as popular SCBD lounge Lucy In The Sky will be celebrating their eighth anniversary this Saturday. If you’ve been frequenting Lucy these past few years, the party will undoubtedly hold special significance for you. Dance ’til drop while reminiscing the good ol’ days with music from Lucy All Stars, including Sunset People Project, Hogi Wirjono, Sliqq, and Aditya Permana, to name a few.

Saturday, Dec 21, at Lucy In The Sky, Fairgrounds SCBD Lot. 14 from 4pm onwards. RSVP to +62 813 1986 7542 or +62 812 9880 9363.


An Elegant Evening with Nial Djuliarso and Emi Takada

Spend an elegant evening with award-winning Indonesian jazz pianist Nial Djuliarso and jazz singer Emi Takada this Saturday. The 38-year-old Nial was born in Jakarta, but lived and studied in the US for 20 years, receiving his bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music in 2004, artist diploma from renowned performing arts conservatory Juilliard School in 2006, and Master’s of Music Degree from New York University last year. Nial has performed in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and North Sea Jazz Festival, among others.

Saturday, December 21 at Motion Blue, Fairmont Jakarta level 3, Central Jakarta. IDR200,000/person including welcome drink, available on Motion Blue’s official website or RSVP via email at reservation@motionbluejakarta.com.

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