6 fun things to do in Yangon this weekend [June 23-25]

Yangon be poppin’ this weekend. These are the musical, foodical, educational events we’re most excited about:

Friday

Let’s start the weekend off with something wholesome and educational. Come to Pansuriya from 7pm to 8:30pm to learn about Yangon’s radical transformation and how the built environment affects our behaviors and lifestyles. Two seasoned architects will be sharing their ideas on how to make Yangon’s development inclusive, sustainable, and respectful of its heritage.

Yangon’s fanciest nightclub The Clubhouse is back (from somewhere) and is relaunching its war on slippers and shorts tonight from 9pm to 4am. There’s no cover charge, and they’ll also be serving free Kirin beer until it runs out. If you like sitting while you rage, call 09 513 5061 or 09 45166 3616 to book a table. Remember, dress fancy.

Saturday

There’s literally too much to do on Saturday, but we’ll give you some highlights.

Fête de la Musique is putting on 19 musical events tomorrow, starting at 11am and ending at 2am. You may not be able to make it to all of them, but it’s worth going through the schedule and making sure you hit your favorite spots. We’re particularly excited for the experimental-indie show at Myanm/art, the JAM IT! party under the Myaynigone Flyover, the Charles-Baptiste DJ set at Union Bar, and the pool party at Novotel.

Also, this useful map can help you plan your day of music strategically.

Another unmissable event is the European Food Festival, which is serving food from 14 European restaurants, representing an even greater number of cuisines countries. The festival will be at the Rose Garden Hotel from 4pm to 10:30pm. Tickets are K20,000 and include Carlsberg beer.

Ticket sales will support the Myitar Yaung Chi Orphanage in Thanlyin, and to Myanmar Deaf Chefs – an organization that offers culinary training to deaf students.

Sunday

Spend your Sunday recuperating while you take a journey through the forests and villages of southern Rakhine. Myanmar Deitta is showcasing the photography of Chiara Luxardo, who spent 10 days in the region searching for sun bears and documenting the unique relationship between the local traditional lifestyle and the surrounding nature. If you can’t make it this weekend, the exhibition continues until June 29.

Want to pick up a new skill? Learn the centuries-old art of coiling and shaping narrow strips of paper at this paper quilling workshop at The Workshop Studio from 10am to 3pm. Tickets are K85,000 a pop, and the workshop is all the way in North Dagon Township, but if this is something you’ve wanted to learn but never tried, seize your destiny this weekend.

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