Friday Nightlife Updates: Bau-Haus at The East Building is hosting end of the month party on with DJ performances by Barry and Aditya Permana; Pao Pao is celebrating its 2nd anniversary in style where the restaurant is set to transformed into a caravansary and will see special performance by Justin Van Der Volgen from New York; Heineken will be celebrating its Green Room party at Empirica Jakarta with special DJ performance by Osvaldo Nugroho from 10pm onwards. All parties will be held on September 30th.

Le Méridien Jakarta is inviting all the thirty-year old, or not, to a night of ultimate party on September 30. Held at Tiga Puluh Music Bar & Lounge, the event is entitled “Be Thirty” and will see special performances by the finalist of The Voice of Indonesia 2016 Jims Wong and DJ Ajun Perwira. Time: 10pm.

In conjunction of Batik National Day in October, Batik Indonesia Foundation teamed up with T&Co and will be holding Batik Fashion Week from September 30 to October 2 at The Warehouse in Plaza Indonesia. The three-day event will see the collection from numerous Indonesian designers, such as Bin House, Danar Hadi, Parang Kencana and Ghea Fashion Studio, to name a few.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana will launch its 12th art exhibition entitled “Dreamworld” from September 27 until December 11. The exhibition will feature Dutch artist Irene Hoff’s work and her collaboration with local Balinese artists and will blend the combination of art, fashion and culinary

On September 1, The Dutch Cultural Centre (Erasmus Hui) is presenting a jazzy evening with Sakia Laroo and Warren Byrd at the Erasmus Huis Auditorium in Jakarta. The dynamic duo joined forces to form a smorgasbord of musical styles for a wide range of occasions, from grand gala-fests to intimate hang-outs. Showtime: 7:30 pm; admission free.

Dance the night away with Sheila on 7, Maliq and d’Essentials, Tulus, Kotak, DJ Yasmin, Isyana Saraswati and Barasuara get your blood pumping at Soundrenaline 2016, on September 3, which will be held on the grounds of Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Bali. Tickets: daily pass Rp 100,000; two-day pass Rp 150,000; gate open 3pm-2am.  

On your marks, K-poppers, and get set for iKONCERT Showtime Tour 2016 on September 3. Bobby, Kim Jinhwan, B.I, Koo Junhoe, Jung Chanwoo, Kim Donghyuk and Yunhyeong will thrill you with performances at the Indonesia Convention & Exhibition in BSD City. Promoter Mecimpro has ticket prices from Rp 1,485,000 to  Rp 2,650,000;showtime: 6.30 pm.  

The Salihara Community arts centre will indulge classic movie fans with two blockbusters by Garin Nugroho; the award winning Cinta Dalam Sepotong Roti and Opera Jawa. On September 3, the screenings at Serambi Salihara start at 4pm and 7pm. Tickets: Rp, 100,000 (public) and Rp 75,000 (students). 

French-Canadian punk rock band Simple Plan once again will rock Jakarta on September 4th. Held at the Eco Convention Center, the concert is part of the band's Southeast Asia Tour 2016 and will see them playing their hit singles, such as "Welcome to my life", "Astronout" and singles from their latest album "Taking one for the team". 

Nightlife Update: Fitzroy Gastrobar at The Gunawarman is hosting a disco-themed party ‘Hidden Gem’ on September 9th. The party will kick off at 9pm onwards and will feature groovy disco songs spin by the resident DJs. Meanwhile, Basque - Bar de Tapas collaborates with Moet & Chandon for ‘La Palooza’ on September 10th, where Le Youth will be blasting RnB and 90s house music starting from 10pm onwards. Pao Pao is bringing another round of ‘The Chinese Disco’ on September 10th at 9.30pm where you can dance to swanky tunes from Bergas & Amahl and release your dancer-alter-ego.

Kinosaurus is hosting a special screening of ’12 Tahun Munir’, a selection of films about the life and work of human rights lawyer Munir Said Tahlib. The film screening program is a joint collaboration with Omah Munir and will be screened in 12 different cities across the country. In Jakarta, the schedule will take place on September 7 to 11 at Kinosaurus in Kemang and will starts from 7pm onwards.

La Moda at Plaza Indonesia is back with their ‘Sunday High Tea’, where guests can indulge in savoury and sweet canapes, such as Ribs Mini Burger, Tuna Sambal Matah and Pistachio Crème Brulee, served in buffet style, and of course, a cup of delicious coffee or tea in the afternoon. Date: September 11.

Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya will be displaying his latest work at Erasmus Huis Jakarta on September 11th. The exclusive exhibition is entitled "Siklus Abu" and will also feature a lecture, a documentary film and workshop sessions about creating art as a force of change. Time: 2pm; Fee: Free entrance.

Nightlife Updates: The Teppanyaki & Japanese Whisky bar, Fujin, is hosting another round of ‘Tokyo After Dark: Vol 2’ on September 16th with groovy tunes from David J, while The Safehouse at Bellagio Mansion is staging their final weekend ‘Great Safe Migration’ on September 16th before relocating to its new venue with DJ performance by Cream, CRM and Klapr.

Hotel Aryadutta is hosting an early Oktoberfest on September 15 and 16. Held at their “Festzelt” ballroom, the two-day event will also include traditional Bavarian buffet dinner like Goulash Soup and Weisswurst and of course glasses of cold beers along with live bands from Germany. Time: 7pm.

On September 15, The national gallery of Jakarta presents “Pilgrimage”, a 10-day solo exhibition featuring three-dimensional multimedia artworks by Lenny Ratnasari Weichert at Hall B of Galeri Nasional. The Bandung-born all-round artist won a Visiting Arts Fellowship to live and work in the UK in 2002/03. 

For coffee lovers, 'Festival Kopi Flores' will be held from September 15-17 at the Bentara Budaya Jakarta. The three-day event will showcase myriad of Indonesian coffee beands, in particular from Flores, along with live music festival from Gugun Blue Shelter and traditional dance performance. Fee: It's free!

On September 16, Teater Lantai Merah is hosting another spectacular play entitled “Bara” at Taman Ismail Marzuki. The musical play, which is written and directed by Bintang Pradipta, will depicts the tale of a Javanese family in early 60s accompanied with a mix of traditional and contemporary background music and choreography. Time: 7pm; Price: Rp 50,000-Rp 125,000.

The second Ultra Beach Bali is returning on September 15th and 16th at the swanky Potato Head Beach Club. The world’s premiere electronic music festival will feature famed DJs and artists, including Afrojack, deadmau5, Martin Garrix, Galantis and Marshmello, among others. So, bust out your dance moves by the scenic beachside on the Island of the Gods!

Alila Solo is inviting guests to their ‘Full Moon Pool Party’ on September 17th. Held at Largo on level 6, the party will also include cabanna and day bed for the VIPs and an after party followed at Arga, the hotel’s rooftop bar locate up high on the 29th floor.

The mild climate of the second-largest city in East Java, Malang, is perfect for a flower carnival. The central theme “Archipelago Cultural Festival” has attracted participants from all over the archipelago as well as international contingents. Date: September 18; Venue: Jalan Ijen—the grand boulevard that passes through the Asia-Tropic residential area. 

On September 21st, Negev: Gastronomy and Art is hosting ‘The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky’ at their venue. The exclusive dinner will feature an array of exotic Sri Lankan cuisines paired with Scotland’s best single malt for patrons to indulge in. Time: 7pm. 

On September 22Erasmus Huis is hosting an interesting dance performance by Slovak artistic ensemble Lúčnica, where they will be performing Slovak’s national folklore ballet. The evening will start with a cocktail reception at 6.30pm and followed by the main show that starts at 7.30pm. Fee: Free entrance.

A group of renowned interior designers, ID12, is staging another exhibition at Senayan City's atrium from today until September 24th. The exhibition is entitled "The Colours Of Indonesia: Hotel No.12" and will display a replica of a boutique hotel designed by the 12 designers, such as Shirley Gouw, Roland Adam and Yuni Jie, to name a few. 

Localfest returns for the sixth time this year and will be held from September 22-25 at exhibition hall in Grand Indonesia, level 5. The exhibition aims to support the local creative industry through variety of aspects from fashion, culinary to fashion. This year will see more than 100 tenants and an exciting music performance by Barasuara, Scaller, and The Tress and The Wild.

Plaza Indonesia returns once again for the seventh time with Men’s Fashion Week starting today until September 24. The four-day event will feature numerous of Indonesian fashion designers and labels’ creations, including Rama Dauhan, Populo Batik, Iwan Tirta Private Collection and (X)S.M.L.

For those who are passionate to learn about landscaping, Jakarta Nature Creative Community Space a.k.a. “Arumdalu Lab” is hosting a special workshop located in BSD City on September 24. The workshop entitled “Terrarium Landscape” will also teach participants about the latest urban farming technology. Time: 10am to 12.30pm.

Indonesian designer Auguste Soesarto is holding his solo exhibition entitled “Architecture of Cloth” from today until September 24th. Held at Dia.Lo.Gue Art Space, the project combines fashion, visual arts and architecture. For more information read our exclusive story here.

Motion Blue Jakarta is inviting guests to indulge in sweet melody tunes by Jakarta-based music project Mama Beat on September 26th to 28th. The duo is known to play variety of music genres from pop, electronic dance music to hits from today and yesteryear. 

Balinale, Bali’s own film festival, will run for a whole week, starting from September 24 to 30, at the multi-screen Cinemaxx Lippo Mall, on Jl. Kartika Plaza, the beach walk at Nusa Dua. A series of workshops, film industry forums, meet-the-stars events and seminars juxtaposed with a string of independent screenings at the island’s brand-new cinemas make up the show. 


(Text by Olly G Santosa & Umesh Bhagchandani and photo credit: Ultra Bali)

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