World Press Photo exhibit | Mamma Mia! | Gatsby Party | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Sept 7-9)

José Víctor Salazar Balza (28) catches fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. This incredible image captured by photographer Ronaldo Schemidt is the winner of this year’s World Press Photo of the Year Award. You can see lots more stunning photos at the World Press Photo exhibition taking place at Erasmus Huis.

Musical fans — don’t miss the last weekend of Mamma Mia! (Final show Sunday)

The MAMMA MIA! International Tour is having a f-ABBA-lous time in Jakarta! ❤️It's our last week at Teater Jakarta -…

Posted by MAMMA MIA! on Monday, September 3, 2018

The international tour of the world-famous musical based on the hit songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is currently being staged in Jakarta’s Taman Ismail Marzuki and you still have time to catch it before their run ends this Sunday. For more info and tickets.

Party like the Great Gatsby at The Fairmont (Saturday)

Save the date for the most extravagant party in the city: The Gatsby Party at K22 Bar, Fairmont Jakarta on Saturday, 8…

Posted by Fairmont Jakarta on Monday, August 27, 2018

As part of their “When Jakarta Meets The USA” series of events, The Fairmont Jakarta is holding a blowout party at their K22 Bar this Saturday night in the style of that literary icon of excess, The Great Gatsby. There will be special cocktails by guest mixologist Mitar Prentic from the award-winning Employees Only bar in New York City and performances by the amazing Aimee Saras, burlesque dancers, cage dancers and DJ Diana Dee. Entry is Rp 488,000++/ person and includes cocktails and canapes. For reservations: diningreservations.jakarta@fairmont.com or call +62 21 29703333

 

Groove to a good cause at Electronic Music Against Child Abuse (Sunday)

Posted by Electronic Music against Child Abuse on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aiming to open up a dialogue about the hard to discuss issue of child abuse through music and art, this free event at Mondo By The Rooftop in Cilandak will feature tunes by cutting edge artists including CVX (songwriter of Titiek Puspa’s “Anti Mainstream”), Robot Visco (ex-keyboardist of The Upstairs), Shakaboyd and many more. There will also be an interactive dialog with Rita Pranawati, the vice chair of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) as well as an art exhibition featuring works by SUN Project, Mind Doodles, Ikhaputri Widiantini, Feby Aqmarina and many more. For more info

 

Marvel at the most amazing news photos from around the world

Mark your calendar📆 World Press Photo is coming to Indonesia! From 5 until 26 September in Bentara Budaya, Jakarta. The opening for public will be on 5 September, 19.30. Come and see, it's free!📸

Posted by Erasmus Huis on Sunday, August 12, 2018

An absolute must see for photography fans. Hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of photojournalism, the traveling World Press Photo exhibition displays a curated selection the most compelling and poignant images from the last year in global news events. After attracting more than 73,000 submissions from 4,5548 photographers around the world in 125 different countries, the contest’s jury whittled down the entries to the 42 that are now on display at Jakarta’s Erasmus Huis until September 26. Entry is free. For more info

Check out cutting-edge dance performances at Salihara (Sunday)

“Parallèles” is a dance performance by France’s Compagnie X-Press, which is one of the closing acts of this year’s Salihara International Performing-arts Festival (SIPFest). Choreographed by visionary Abderzak Houmi, it combines the language of hip-hop with contemporary dance. Performances this Saturday and Sunday. For tickets and more info on other SIPFest performances.

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