On June 26, Mocca, a four-member band from Bandung, is performing at “The Symphony of Ramadhan” bazaar event. Held at Taman & Selasar Level 1 in Setiabudi One, the Ramadan bazaar will offer a myriad of fashion and accessories products as well as an array of Ramadan dishes. Mocca is scheduled to perform at 8 pm onwards.

The fourth Jakarta Great Online Sale (JGOS) returns from today until June 26 and are participated by almost 100 e-commerces around Indonesia, with big names such as Berrybenka, Sephora, Orami and Erafone. With around 15,000 products and services offered, online shoppers can also enjoy discounted products of up to 95%. Hold on to your gadgets because the biggest sale in town is not to be missed.

Throughout Ramadan, Sofia at The Gunawarman Hotel is having a selection of handcrafted fast-breaking menus especially prepared for the holy month. The menus include Lebanese Shish Touk Chicken, Lamb Biryani Rice and Sticky Toffee Dates Pudding for both main course and dessert.  

The oldest and biggest fair in Southeast Asia, Jakarta Fair Kemayoran, is back for a whole month from June 10 until July 17 at the Jakarta International Expo. The fair, which started in 1968, features exhibitions, trade promotions, shopping, musical performances, various shows and a food festival. Tickets: Rp 30,000; open from 10am-11pm.

The month-long Bali Arts Festival, an annual celebration of arts and culture, is now into its 38th year and will run from June 10 until July 9 with the main theme of "Pasuk Wetuning Bhuwana: Maintaining Universal Balance and Synergy". This is a perfect moment to delve into Bali’s wealth of performing arts talent along with outstanding cultural events highlighting the various ethnicities of the archipelago.

On June 11Aula Simfonia Jakarta is hosting a spectacular violin performance by Yuhe Li, China's violin player who won the 2015 International Leopold Bellan Violin Competition in Paris. Located in Kemayoran area, the 1200-capacity concert hall will also welcome Jing Huan as the conductor and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra's conductor, Rebecca Tong. The evening will see Weber Oberon Overture, Sibelius Violin Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No 9's rendition by Yuhe Li serenading the crowd.

Black Box Theatre at the Salihara art centre is presenting Hijab, a 100-minute feature film by Hanung Bramantyo, which centres on the household issues of four very different women, as well as 3 Doa 3 Cinta, a 114-minute film by Nurman Hakim that explores the friendship of three disciples at an Islamic boarding school. Date: June 11; Showtime: 4pm and 7pm; public donations: Rp 50,000.

The Indian Embassy in Jakarta will host a free yoga event in celebration of the second International Day of Yoga at Gelora Bung Karno on June 18. The event will bring Indian yoga master and Indonesian yoga teachers to teach the healing effect of yoga. Starting at 6 am, early birds will have the chance to get free yoga mat and T-shirt. Stretch your body and rejuvenate your mind this weekend. 

On June 19, Mexican’s Tambuco Percussion Ensemble Performance is staging a performance at Komunitas Salihara art centre. With 22 years of career, the percussion quartet has performed in five different continents where they offer variety of melodious repertoires ranging from ethnic drum to sound interpretation. This weekend you can enjoy their eclectic music in an intimate ambiance. Don’t miss out! 

On June 21, giant firecrackers will light up the skies of Jakarta as the biggest metropolis in the southern hemisphere celebrates its 448th anniversary. The centre of the action will be at the grounds of the Ancol Bay City Dreamland and the Jakarta International Expo.

Amuz French restaurant is having their regional wine dinner series II, Margaux, on June 21. The dinner will feature pairing menus crafted especially by Chef Gilles Marx and offers variety wines, such as Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2006, Chateau Lascombes 2009 and Alter Ego 2006 by Chateau Palmer, to name a few. Dinner starts at 7 pm with starting price at Rp.2.200.000 per person.

Stay tuned for more events updates!

Text by Olly G Santosa & Umesh Bhagchandani

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