**Updates**

The legendary Spanish DJ and producer, Jose Padilla, will be spinning at Potato Head Garage’s “A Resident Affair” event on July 29. The evening, which starts from 9pm, will also see the resident DJs blasting out tunes from deep house, ambient to chill out music genres.

On July 29 and 30, Salihara Theater is staging another parody play entitled “Visa”. The play, written by Goenawan Mohamad, will depict the story of several Indonesian students who face trouble while applying for student visa in the US. Time: 8pm. Price: Rp 100,000.

Classic music lovers should head to Aula Simfonia Jakarta on July 30 for a “Schuman Night” will be held. The evening will feature the German maestro’s popular work such as Cello Concerto in A Minor Op.  29 and Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. Time: 5pm. Price: Rp 300,000 up to 1,500,000.

From July 29th to 31st, The Weekend Market Jakarta returns with another colourful themed market entitled “Monopoly Fest Weekend Market” at Marketing Gallery in PIK II. The event will feature giant monopoly board game and the town’s first anti-gravity monopoly photo booth! Guests can also browse through an array of pop up stalls from clothing, accessories and delicious foods.


Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), aka the Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park, will dedicate “Idul Fitri di Taman Mini Serasa Pulang Kampung” to Jakartans unable to observe the Eid al-Fitr vacation with families back home. The five-day festivalwill feature traditional cuisine, arts and crafts, performances and a marching band. Tickets: Rp 10,000; open 7am–10pm. Date: July 6

Sacred heirlooms, traditional weapons, machines, bicycles and even modern vehicles will get blessed as Bali celebrates “Tumpek Landep”, a holy day dedicated to those metal objects that are used in daily life. On this day, cars and motorbikes adorned with coconut leaf decorations will enliven the streets of the Island of the Gods. Date: July 9.

Salihara Community is inviting movie lovers to watch (or re-watch) Sang Penari and Secangkir Kopi Pahit on July 16 at Serambi Salihara room. The 2011 movie, Sang Penari, is an adaptation based on a well-known novel Ronggeng Dukuh Paruk by Ahmad Tohari and tells the tale of two lovers during the 1965 tragedy. Meanwhile, Secangkir Kopi Pahit (released in 1985) depicts the story of Togar, a journalist in Jakarta during the 80s. The movie screening will starts at 4pm and 7pm.

On July 17, the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises will stage a four-day Ramadhan Fashion Expo to celebrate the fasting month of Ramadhan with a fashion fair, music, and a calligraphy and photography contest. Venue: Graha Mandala Siliwangi, Bandung.

Italian Cultural Institute is hosting an architectural workshop by celebrated architecture Andrea Ponsi on July 19. The workshop which is entitled “Drawing Analogies: the Method of the Four Phases” will introduced participants to an original drawing technique based on Ponsi’s two books followed by a review and group discussion afterwards. The workshop will starts at 3pm.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta is having a week of “Viva Argentina” food celebration from July 17 to 24 at its Cs Steak & Seafood restaurant. The Argentinian food celebration will be helmed by guest Chef Hugo Hernán Bertolini where he is set to show off his skill with delicious dishes, such as parrilla squid with garlic and lime juice and Argentinian-style grilled rib-eye steak with criolla sauce, among others.

The fame Potato Head Jakarta at Pacific Place is hosting their Cocktail Party on July 23rd. The event is offering a free-flow selection comprising 30 drinks of Potato Head’s original cocktails. The party will starts from 9pm until midnight with a starting price at Rp 350,000++.

Institut Français d'Indonésie is teaming up with Midnight Tote to host a musical event entitled “Supersonik #9: Future Folk Vol. 1” on July 23. Held at their auditorium in Thamrin area, the event will feature 5 local folk musicians, such as Sisir Tanah and Oscar Lolang, to name a few. Starting at 8.30pm the event is priced at Rp 50,000. 

On July 23, Live Nation Indonesia will present the “Selena Gomez Revival Art Tour 2016” in Jakarta. Gomez’s second solo concert tour and her first in Indonesia supports her second solo album, Revival. Venue: ICE convention centre, BSD City; tickets: Rp 900,000-Rp 4,000,000. 

On July 24th, Galeri Indonesia Kaya is hosting a live performance entitled “Suara Dari Nusa Tenggara” offering music and dance performance from artists Berto Pah dan Tapaleuk band. The event will also see Berto Pah playing Sasando, an East Nusa Tenggara’s traditional musical instrument. Time: 3pm.

Galeri Nasional in Jakarta will display the “Dutch Diaspora II: The Orphans of the Dutch East India Company” exhibition by Geert Snoeijers at Hall B of the national gallery. The photographic artworks focus on indigenous groups in South Africa, Indonesia and Australia that are closely linked with the Dutch East India Company. Open until August 8 from 10am-7pm. Date: July 26.

The Yogyakarta Handicraft Council will present Texcraft 2016: a five-day trade event showcasing handicrafts, souvenirs, fashion articles and apparel produced by small- and medium-sized enterprises. Venue: ICE convention centre, BSD City; free entry. Date: July 27.

Stay tuned for more events updates!


Text by Olly G Santosa and Umesh Bhagchandani.

Tags: Indonesia, Events, Calendar, Jakarta, Lifestyle, July 2016