What’s up Yangon folks? We’ve got an eclectic mix of art, music and personal development events curated for this upcoming weekend. Check out up and coming local artists right up on the Yangon river near the jetty, a film about refugees around the world by famous Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, or celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Goethe-Institut Myanmar!
Date: Dec. 8, (8 AM – 12 PM)
Venue: Karaweik Garden
Every week, Yangon’s local organic farmers and producers come together to showcase their fresh produce at a different outdoor location in Yangon. Yes, you may be out in the heat, but the market is a great way to meet the people making and growing your food. The local farming community is passionate about bringing you the essentials like bread, veggies, eggs and coffee, but also novelty items like bamboo straws and European sausages.
Date: Dec. 8, (3 PM – 5 PM)
Venue: Auditorium of the Goethe Villa
Almost all Dhamma talks – teachings of the Buddha delivered by a monk – are in English. Of course, there are translations but they rarely do justice to the focused atmosphere of a live sermon. A Dhamma Talk by The Oxford Sayadaw, the venerable Dr. Khammai Shammasami, is definitely a unique opportunity to engage with Buddhist teachings in English.
Date: Dec. 8, (3 PM – 11 PM)
Venue: Botathaung Jetty
Featuring local artists and DJ’s, the third annual Voice of the Youth Festival promises to showcase the sounds of this generation. Whether you’re looking for a lively late afternoon or go all out late into the night, the festival is the place to be, with live music and electronic music alike playing late into the night.
Date: Dec. 8 and 9, (10:30 a.m.), the discussion begins at 2 PM on Dec. 8.
Venue: Wired on 39
This art exhibition/business showcase is for our trash and environmentally conscious citizens. A Plastic Free Ocean is a collaboration amongst local businesses to bring attention to the growing problem of plastic waste and the effects it has on our waterways. Bring your own clean, used, plastic bottles and bags to make your own contribution to the art installations!
Date: Dec. 9, (5 PM – 9 PM)
Venue: Karaweik Garden
The Goethe Institute and the European Union in Myanmar are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights with a big day with music, film, arts and discussions. There will be plenty to do for all ages, including a children’s theater for the little ones and human rights defenders telling their stores for civic-minded citizens reflecting on the 70 years committed to defending human rights.
Later that night, the auditorium will be screening HUMAN FLOW by Ai Weiwei from 7 to 10 PM, a film about refugees across the world.