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Yangon's theatres

What’s On FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER Yangon Collective Winter Market | Activities A pop-up market of cool products for the cool season – brought to you by the Yangon Collective – connecting independent, small business with the community. Stalls will feature fresh food and produce plus homewares and creative designs grown in, and inspired by, Myanmar. ? Yangon Bakehouse Inya Road - 30 Inya Rd, Kamaryut Tsp | P 8:00 AM — 12:00 PM

MyWorld Golf Tournament 2016 | Sport After the success of last year’s event, the British Chamber’s annual golf tournament is back, bringing together member companies and their invited guests. Dinner from 6pm. RSVP via 01684020. ? Pun Hlaing Golf Estate - Pun Hlaing Golf St, Hlaing Tsp | P 10:30 AM — 10:00 PM

We Call It FUNKY #3 | Nightlife It's the first Friday of the month. Soulful, funky and deep HOUSE music - all night long with Special guest DJ. Sponsored by Tuborg. RSVP via 09771239924. ? The Penthouse - 271-273 Bargayar Rd, Park Side One Building, 8th floor, Sanchaung Tsp | P 9:00 PM — 2:00 AM

FRIDAY 2ND - 3RD DECEMBER MYANBUILD 2016 Expo | Business The event will feature a total of over 450 exhibitors from 28​ countries including Pavilions from ​China, Italy,​ Japan,​ India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore. The event is aimed at providing a platform for manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world to explore business and investment opportunities in Myanmar. RSVP via 092599289732 ? New Expo Hall - ​Mida Ground, Yangon | P 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

FRIDAY 2ND - 4TH DECEMBER Tour of Italy: Tuscany Menu | Dining Parmi Sayar San start their monthly tours of Italy menus with a trip to the culinary heart of Tuscany. ? Parami Pizza III - 56, Sayar San Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 9:00 AM — 10:00 PM

SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER Tequila and Mescal Masterclass with Jen Queen | Activities Join Master Mezcalier Jen Queen for a tequila and mescal masterclass with 4 tequilas/mezcals along with tapas. ? Tin Tin Pop-Up Restaurant - 116-118, Bogalayzay St, Middle Block, Botahtaung Tsp | P 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM

The Sunset Boat Party | Nightlife Fly the pirates flag and set sail down the Yangon River to pulsating beats under the setting sun. The Boat Party will bring together DJs with swelling beats from House Music to Gypsy, Breaks to Hip Hop and Electro, for a nostalgic Yangon evening out. Enjoy delicious food, and hang out on the upper deck, with cold drinks and the fresh air. Tickets are 15'000 MMK (and one free beer). ? Botahtaung Harbour - Strand Rd, Botahtaung Tsp | P 4:30 PM — 8:30 PM

What’s On AMCHAM Starry Night Gala Ball | Activities This year, AMCHAM Myanmar is hosting its first annual black-tie gala, planning a fantastic night of great food, wine, live music, dancing, entertainment and a silent auction. The inaugural ball is themed Starry Night and will bring together the mainstays of American business in Myanmar to network, have fun and raise money for AMCHAM Myanmar’s scholarship fund. ? Sule-Shangrila Hotel Yangon - Sule Center Point, Sule Pagoda Rd, Kyauktada Tsp | P 6:00 PM — 11:45 PM

The Drinking Games Party | Nightlife Yangon’s biggest party games event, the first edition of “The Drinking Games” present you alcoholic games you’ve always wanted to play with your buddies and party-goers, a House party vibe, with industry famous DJs, Kendrick, Skimm & 4given. Tickets are 10,000 Kyats via 09254002973. ? Immortal Titans Wine Bar and Dining - 49 Moe Kaung Rd, Yankin Tsp | P 7:00 PM — 11:45 PM

DeepDarkDirty feat. Gary Hutchings (UK) | Nightlife DeepDarkDirty is back with a special VIP Session from Gary Hutchings who will pay a visit to the golden land to serve us some deep tunes. Gary played at burning man, had a club in Amsterdam's "time" and smashes parties since 1987. Tickets are exclusive, 8 000mmk (+18years), incl. 1 FREE DRINK and limited for a very special evening of music and magic. RSVP via 09792860091. ? The Basement - 785 Mahabandoola Rd, Lanmadaw Tsp | P 10:00 PM — 3:00 AM

Straight Outta Yangon - Round 3 | Nightlife DJ ANGELO’s reputation as one of the world’s most skilled, versatile, and respected DJs continues to spread across the globe. Walk-in Cover: 25,000 Ks. RSVP via 0997017064. ? The Clubhouse - Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Kan Yeik Thar Rd, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Tsp | P 9:00 PM — 4:00 AM

Guest Bartender : Jen Queen (Elbow Room) | Nightlife Introducing Jen Queen (from Elbow Room) as our next guest bartender! She'll be making her own special drinks on the 3rd of December, Saturday night. With a broad range of experiences and projects, Jen Queen had positioned herself as an expert bartender internationally and she knows exactly what she's doing. ? Gekko Restaurant Yangon - 535 Merchant St, Kyauktada Tsp, 4th Quarter | P 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER German Frühschoppen | Dining German Frühschoppen - the best bottomless boozy brunch! White sausages, sweet mustard, pretzels, potato salad, cabbage salad and much more! All you can drink and eat for 32,500 Ks. ? Mahlzeit - 84 Pann Hlaing St, Sanchaung Tsp | P 10:30 AM — 3:30 PM

Free-Writing Workshop by Helen Waller | Activities Ever looked at a blank page and didn't know what to write? Gain the inspiration to embark on any writing adventure! Please join the Writing Workshop at the Parami Institute on Sunday to begin your journey. ? Parami Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences - 3rd floor of Shwegone Plaza, Shwe Gon Tine Junction, Bahan Tsp | P 11:20 AM — 3:30 PM

What’s On MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER Myanmar Entrepreneurs Monthly Meet Up | Activities This is the ninth meetup of Myanmar Entrepreneurs Network Monthly Meetup (MMEN), a platform for fellow entrepreneurs and investors to gather, share ideas on doing business in Myanmar, learn from each other on key areas (e.g HR, Financing, law) or even possibly form partnership. ? Yakun Kaya Toast - Parkson FMI, Bogyoke Rd, Pabedan Tsp | P 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER Standup Yangon | Art & Stage The best from Zimbabwe and Ireland are coming. Last comedy showcase with headliner Carl Joshua Ncube (Zimbabwe), feature Aidan Killian (Ireland) and your very own Yangon expats - veteran Martin Zdarek, first timer Matt Bowers & host Matt Gosney. Book your ticket in advance for 7,000 Ks or buy your ticket at the door for 10,000 Ks. All tickets include 1 Carlsberg draught. RSVP via 01397060. ? 50th Street Cafe Restaurant Bar - 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp | P 8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER OPEN HOUSE | Art & Stage Come and browse the beautiful fashion collection , and have a cup of tea and coffee with a slice of homemade cake. View the fabulousl range of African, Italian and Myanmar fabrics. You'll find a unique opportunity to shop with family and friends at your comfort. Contact : 09971993672 ? Shangri-La Residences Yangon - Kan Yeik Thar Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Hoteliers & Industry Night | Nightlife Enjoy 50% off on food & beverages, every Wednesday. Present your travel agency business card or hotel ID to enjoy the above offer. ? Novotel Yangon Max - 4th Floor, 459 Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp | P 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER Negroni and Martini Thursday | Dining Enjoy special discounts on our homemade barrel aged negronis & special liquor martini’s. Starting 7:00pm at All Parami Pizza’s branches. ? PARAMI PIZZA - 11/8,Cnr of Malikha Rd and Parami Rd,7th Qtr,Mayangone Tsp | P 7:00 PM

The Authentic and Unique Mexican Taco Night | Dining Enjoy a night of mouth watering Tacos on the first floor Mindone Lounge and enjoy tequila shots from their Mexican girls | Contact : 01 229 860 Ext 63. ? Belmond Governor’s Residence - Taw Win Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM

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theatre Dance and puppetry continue to thrive in Yangon with venues featuring indigenous dance forms, stringed puppetry, and cultural exchange programs with foreign countries. The theatre season is in full swing so now is the time to catch a show.

 ENCHANTMENT CULTURAL SHOW An enchanting evening of Myanmar performing arts, taking you on a journey into the very heart of Myanmar history and culture. You will be immersed in the deep traditions as you enjoy an evening of authentic Myanmar performing arts, featuring delightful music, colorful costumes, and captivating performances. ? Bar One Restaurant, Ground Floor, Utopia Tower (on Kandawgyi Lake), Nat Mauk Street, Bahan Township 09254004224 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm (Daily) Price: US$16 adult, US$10 child

 KARAWEIK CULTURAL SHOW The Karaweik is an attractive golden barge that sits in the middle of Kandawgyi Lake. The area around the Karaweik (entrance K200) is a lively

spot practically every evening of the week. It offers one of the best views of the Shwedagon Pagoda, which sits just on the other side of the lake. The Karaweik hosts weekly cultural shows that includes an international buffet. The performance gets mixed reviews. ? Karaweik, Kandawgyi Lake Park 01295744, 09459222222 Lunch 11 am — 2:30 pm, evening buffet 6 pm — 9 pm Evening buffet price: US$32 adult, US$16 child

 HTWE OO PUPPET SHOW A unique showing of Myanmar’s traditional heritage where stringed puppetry tell a story. Mr. Htwe is the leader of this show. He can put on shows at customers’ requests (minimum stage size two, maximum 12). Mr. Htwe explains the history of the art, as well as how the puppets have been made; a truly wonderful experience and one of the more unique ones in Yangon. ? 12, First Floor (Left), Ywama Street, Ahlone Township 095127271

 NATIONAL THEATRE OF YANGON Constructed with aid money from China, the National Theatre holds semi-regular events including cultural exchange programmes with foreign countries, workshops, religious ceremonies, prize-giving ceremonies, and stage shows. The Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra also performs here. ? Myoma Kyaung Street (between U Wisara Road and Pyay Road), Lanmadaw Township 01382489

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Lotteria Central Tower – Fast Food in a Cool Setting BY CECILIA DICKENS On a recent shopping-trip downtown, the fast food joint, Lotteria, literally saved my life. The heat was intense, the traffic was crazy and my youngest son was tugging at my shoulder bag demanding food, food, glorious food …and fast. Luckily, we were on a beeline for the South Korean fast food outlet Lotteria. When we arrived at the spacious, clean and air conditioned outlet our moods quickly changed from stress to relief. Looking up at the colourful food illustrations on the display board my son’s eyes lit up. Beef burgers, chicken burgers and prawn burgers stacked high and stuffed with lettuce, tomato and gherkin vied for attention with crunchy chicken wings and baskets full of Korean chicken smothered spicy sauce. The soft drinks include ice cold cola, ice tea and cappuccino sprinkled in chocolate as well as ice cream and milo. Lotteria pride themselves on food hygiene, and while it’s fair to say that burgers are not exactly health food their meats are lean and their ingredients are all certified to meet international food safety standards. Something that can’t be said for many other restaurants downtown. So, the safe option was to enjoy it. With franchises across Southeast Asia, Lotteria opened their first Myanmar outlet at Junction Square in 2014 before opening in downtown Yangon. At present, they have plans to open two dozen outlets across Myanmar in the coming years. Despite a long cue the service was quick and the staff had no problem understanding English: My son asked for a double-deka cheese burger with melting cheese, lettuce and gherkins, piping hot French fries and ice cool cola (Bugolgi Set) at 4,700 Ks while I opted for the Wild Shrimp Burger Set at 5,100 Ks. Before returning to the chaos and heat of downtown Yangon my son enjoyed a Fruity Ice Flake at 2,500 Ks while I relaxed with an ice cold Latte. Lotteria hits the spot for anyone seeking a fast food fix in a cool and comfortable environment. The service is friendly and the food is tasty and satisfying. Certainly, my son will be dragging me back there again soon. No. 79/81, Room ( 001/002 ), Between, 39th Street 40th St, Yangon. Phone:09 258 521 385 | Hours: Open today · 9 AM — 10:30 PM




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Now showing in Yangon cinemas from 2nd to 8th December.


The film follows a highlyfunctioning autistic small-town certified public accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement. Junction Square


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 BritishAmerican fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Junction Square, Junction Maw Tin, Mega Ace (Tharkayta), Mega Ace (Tamwe), Mega Ace (North Okkalapa)


Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 56th Disney animated feature film. Nay Pyi Daw, Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint), Mingalar Cinema 2(Dagon Centre (II)

MIN LAL BO K NGAR LAL BO K Burmese Movie with famous actors Myint Myat, Kyaw Kyaw Bo and Thinzar Wint Kyaw Thamada Cinema, Thwin, Junction Maw Tin, Junction Square


Burmese Movie with famous actors Nay Min, Kaung Pyae, Khine Thin Kyi Mingalar Cineplex (Gamone Pwint), Shae Saung Cinema, Mingalar Sanpya Cineplex

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