We’ve got a pretty exciting weekend ahead in Yangon — a farmer’s market, an indie rock show, and an immersive music/visual experience starring a famous accordionist. Find out more below.
Date: Nov. 24, (8 AM – 12 PM)
Venue: Karaweik Garden
Every week, Yangon’s local organic farmers and producers come together to showcase their fresh produce at an outdoor location in Yangon. While you maybe out in the heat, the Yangon Farmer’s Market introduces you to the people making and growing your food. The 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: Nov. 24, (8 – 11 PM)
Venue: Union Bar and Grill, 42 Strand Road,
Union Bar and Grill is well known for their burgers and expensive drinks, but this weekend they are hosting two Burmese bands that are making a splash in the local indie scene. While musicians making indie music are fairly new to the Yangon live music scene, the Peacists and The REASONABILISTS are setting the tone with younger energy in contrast to the rock ballads of Iron Cross and the aging pop stylings of Sai Sai. The best part? It’s free but you might have to stand.
Date: Nov 23 – Nov 24, (6 PM onwards)
Venue: Anawratha Road, between Hledan St. and San Pya St.
The Tazaungdaing festivities continue this weekend on Anawratha road with fun activities, delicious snacks and the requisite Burmese pop music blaring in the background. The cool weather at night is a definite plus when you’re walking with happy families under the lights.
Date: Nov. 23, (7:30 – 11:30 P.M)
Venue: Institut Français de Birmanie
As a part of the Pix’ART Digital Art Festival 2018, Pascal Contet, a famous French accordionist, is performing live music with the video artworks of Thierry Coduys. The performance is definitely experimental — accordion and visual art is a pretty novel combination, and one that will likely appeal to the free-spirited among us. A DJ and VJ performance concocted by the artists will follow the set. For 5,000 kyats ($3), you can enjoy the show.