As we entered the ninth month of this year, the amount of events and exhibitions seem to doubled. From sculpture triennial, ballet gala, Japan festival, musical, triathlon up to colossal rave- September has them all! Check the details below.

On September 22, electric dance festival Invasion Jakarta is inviting all music lovers to dance the night away to Martin Garrix, Alan Walker and Andrew Rayel, among others, at JIEXPO. 

Galeri Nasional is staging an exhibition titled "Banda, Warisan Untuk Indonesia - Pala dan Perjanjian Breda 1667-2017"  from September 22th to October 4th. Time: 10am-6pm.

From September 22-24, RRREC Fest in The Valley returns at Tanakita Camping Ground in Sukabumi. This year's line-up feauturing Filastine & Nova, Goodnight Electric , Diskoria and The Venopian Solitude, among others.  Don't miss out on its performing art, film screening and other workshops as well.

Don't miss out to attend “The 2nd Indonesian Ballet Gala 2017: An Inclusive Dance Event” on September 23rd. More details can be found below!

Amuz is back again with its Regional Wine Dinner Series VIII - 2017 on September 26th feauturing second wines like Mouton Cadet Blanc Reserve - Bordeaux, 2013 and Alter Ego Palmer, Margaux, 2008, France, among others.

Nightlife Updates: Lucy In The Sky is hosting Tropicana: Flashback Fever vol. 3 on September 21; Por Que No is hosting the sixth volume of alternative electronic music "Zie Je" on September 22; Pao Pao is hosting Chinese Disco on September 24th

Don't forget to come back next week!

Ultra Bali is set to return in Bali on September 14th and 15th at Potato Head Beach Club! More details below.

Also, don't miss out on spectacular musical "Petualangan Sherina The Musical" at Teater Jakarta on September 15th.

Galeri Nasional Indonesia is hosting Yos Suprapto's solo exhibition from September 14 to October 3 entitled "Arus Balik Cakrawala 2017" . Timing: 10am-6pm.

Kinosaurus Jakarta is hosting a two-day cinematic special with renowned Indonesian film director Joko Anwar in conjunction with the release of his new film, Pengabdi Setan. On September 16th and 17th, cinematic fans can view Indonesian horror cult films and participate in Q&A session with Joko Anwar. 

Elsewhere, Dia.Lo.Gue is staging a solo exhibition of Lie Fhung: a multi-disciplined artist who currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. The exhibition period will run from September 15th to October 8th. Timing: 9.30am to 6pm.

Hause Rooftop is holding a cake decorating workshop on September 16th together with Pinka Bia. Timing: 10am.

Union Jakarta is inviting three iconic Indonesian Iron Chefs to cook up a storm on September 20th at Union  Jakarta Plaza Senayan. The masterfects include Chef Sezai Zorlu (Turkuaz & Warung Turki), Chef Chris Salans (Mozaic Bali & Spice) and Chef Adhika Maxi (Union's head chef). 

See also: 15 Minutes With Chef Adhika Maxi  | 

Don't forget to drop by the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place to see the crowd-pleasing World of Ghibli Jakarta exhibition, which still runs until September 17th

Music lovers in Bali should take a look at Soundrenaline 2017. More details can be found on below slides.

Erasmus Huis Jakarta is hosting World Press Photo 2017 exhibition starting from September 6th - 28th. The exhibition will showcased 143 photographs that have been shown at about 100 venues all over the world in 45 countries, the result of annual worldwide contest on press photography.

From September 6th to 10th, the annual Indonesia International Book Affair returns for the consecutive time. Held at Jakarta Convention Center, this year's exhibition will present a myriad of books from local and international along with variety of talkshows, contest and debates during its four-day run.

Salihara is hosting Latin America Cinema on September 9th feauturing two movies: The Man From The Future and Cronopios and Famas at 2pm and 5pm, respectively.

Nightlife Updates: Lucy In The Sky is hosting another urban hip-hop party 'In Effect: Street Art' on September 7th; Dirty Laundry is inviting party goers to dance to DJ Defacto Kima on September September 8th while The Safehouse Jakarta is hosting Never Too Disco anniversary party on September 8th with Imaginary Pirate, Akamady Records and Discoture.

The Nakama “Machi” Festival, the first Japanese culture-cum-culinary festival in Indonesia, will quench the thirst of travel buffs with an array of attractions on September 2. Venue: Ecopark Ancol, Jakarta; highlights: bungee running, bungee trampoline, an Aokigahara Obake haunted house and a manga class; tickets: Rp165,000 to Rp900,000.

On September 6th, Yudai Kamisato, one of the most exciting and innovative voices from Japan’s theatre new generation, will stun stage aficionados for two nights at the Salihara Black Box Theater, Jakarta. The 80-minute piece +51 Aviacion, San Borja highlights Kamisato’s journey juxtaposed against the lives of Japanese immigrants in Latin America. Showtime: 8pm; tickets: Rp75,000.


Photo: Photo Courtesy of Pixabay

Celebrated sculptors and statuaries will take part in the “Skala” Indonesia Third Contemporary Sculptures Triennial, on September 7th, to be held for 20 days at Galeri Nasional, the National Gallery in Jakarta. Exposition Hall A, Hall B, and Hall C; times: 9am-4pm; admission: free.   

Music event Soundrenaline 2017 will be back this year at Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali from September 9-10th. This year's artists line-up include Australian rock band Jet and Indonesian music favourites, Sheila On 7, Payung Teduh, Isyana Sarasvati and Tulus, among others.

World's premier electronic music festival Ultra Beach Bali returns for the third time on The Island of the Gods on September 14th and 15th. Taking place at Potato Head Beach Club, this year's line-up will include Hardwell, Kygo, Zedd and Slushii, among others. 

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Musikal Petualangan Sherina

On September 15th, Jakarta Movement of Inspiration, in cooperation with Miles Film, is presenting, for three days, "Petualangan Sherina The Musical", a musical drama based on the adventures of young singer Sherina. Venue: Teater Jakarta; showtime: 7pm; tickets: Rp100,000 and Rp600,000.

Bali International Triathlon.jpgPhoto: Photo Courtesy of Bali International Triathlon 

The Bali International Triathlon is back in Sanur for its ninth year from September 17th. Featuring a new course that starts and finishes at Sanur beach, the race is slated to once again run a male and female Olympic Distance Course, a Sprint Distance Course and a 5k Fun Run.

On September 23rd, “The 2nd Indonesian Ballet Gala 2017: An Inclusive Dance Event” a production of Ballet Indonesia Foundation will be staged at Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki. Showtime: 7pm and 9pm; tickets: Bronze Rp280.000, Gold Rp600,000, and Titanium Rp 1,250,000. 

The three-day Asia Tri Jogja will feature renowned artists from various parts of the world starting from September 27th. The Yogyakarta art happening offers several activities that vary year by year; presentations include art spaces, dance performances, as well as batik and dance workshops.

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