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28 march 2014

weekly guide to yangon


editor’s note Hello Myanmoreans Wow this next 7 days look like it’s going to be a very fun week for us. Woohoo! The people who brought us the new MOJO is now opening another one right next door: TORI. Check out their opening night on Friday and their upcoming promos for next week. Chatrium Hotel has flown in a team of culinary experts to bring you Yangon’s first taste of South African Food Fair. Don’t miss their week-long activities and the big BBQ party on the 29th. Fab party fans, yes they’re back! Expect a fantastic party with great music. And it gets better; not one but two comedy acts by International comedians on Saturday at MOJO and one at Union Bar on April 1st. Both are very well-established in the comedy circuit and we are very excited to see them perform live. Don’t worry if it’s too much information to remember, we will remind you daily - that’s what we are here for. Enjoy your week!

what’s on FRIDAY 28TH AFREUDITE FLAMES NIGHT FLIER @ GOVERNOR’S RESIDENCE

From this week on - every Friday you can enjoy a special romantic evening and a wonderful dinner with your loved ones! Don’t miss out and book your table. 70USD! 01-229860! ? 35, Taw Win Road, Dagon Tsp (Near American Center) | P 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SUMMER NIGHT @ BME CLUB | NIGHTLIFE

Come with your summer looks to the club and let’ s have a party! ? 88A, University Avenue (Opposite old Isola Garden Restaurant US Embassy) | P 10:00 PM - ONWARDS

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what’s on MYANMAR IMAGES EXHIBITION | ART

The first solo show by Artist Thit Nay Sann! Last day, don’t miss! ? Nawaday Tharlar Gallery-304, Building 20B, 3rd Flr, Yaw Min Gyi Rd | P 10:00 AM to 6:00 pm

TORI: NEW OPENING | DINING

From the team that brought you the new and improved MOJO just five months ago, comes another revelation: TORI - a modern Yakitori bar and restaurant serving fusion Japanese, Korean and Burmese food. Opening Promo: Buy one get one FREE for ALL food items! ? 135 Inya road, 2nd Floor (Next to MOJO) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

GIRLS NIGHT OUT @ FLAMINGO BAR I NIGHTLIFE

Ladies, this night is for YOU! Guys are welcome but no free drinks, sorry! Cheesy tunes including pop, house and girly love songs. There will also be a male model show. ? Yangon International Hotel - Ahlone Rd ( In the hotel compound underneath Mbox) | P 9:00 PM- ONWARDS

STRAND HOTEL FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR I NIGHTLIFE

Every Friday night The Strand has an all-night happy hour. Delicious cocktails are at 50% off. Enjoy free snacks at their beautiful bar. ? 92 Strand Rd, Kyauktada Tsp (Next to the British Embassy) | P 5:00 PM- 11:00 PM

COCKTAIL NIGHT @ MUSIC CLUB I NIGHTLIFE

A variety of cocktails on promotion. Ask for special cocktail menu. Come and enjoy every Friday night with us at the Music Club. ? Parkroyal Hotel – 33, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 6.00PM - ONWARDS

AMPF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION & SPECIAL TALK | ART

This program is a great event for those who love Arts! Don’t miss, last day! Visit MYANMORE.COM for more detail! ? Strand Hotel - The Strand Rd (Beside Australian Embassy) | P 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY 28TH - SATURDAY 29TH 3 CLOUD ART EXHIBITION @ LOKANAT GALLERY

Artist Myint Soe, Aung Zaw and Aung Kyi Soe. Exhibition is on 23rd March to 29th March. ? 62 Pansodan Street, 1st Floor | P 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


what’s on NORTHERN CAPE HI-TEA @ LOBBY LOUNGE | DINING

Featuring Northern Cape food at the Emporia Buffet Dinner presented by guest chefs from Butler’s Restaurant, Northern Cape. US$12 nett. RSVP 01-544500. ? Chatrium Hotel - 40, Natmauk Rd, Tamwe Tsp | P 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FRIDAY 28TH - SUNDAY 30TH 1ST ACTIVE & HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EXPO | COMMUNITY

Come meet the medal winning athletes from the past 27th SEA Games and learn about your health through nutrition and hydration at this event. There will be sporting games, win prizes and compete with the athletes from the SEA Games. ? Thuwana Indoor Stadium - Wai Za Yan Tar St | P 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

THAI - MYANMAR ENTERTAINMENT SHOW 2014 | STAGE

Myanmar- Thai Friendship Entertainment Show! FREE show for All! ? People Park (People Square), Pyay Road | P 3:00 PM - ONWARDS

FRIDAY 28TH - MONDAY 31ST BEAUTY OF MYANMAR” 2ND SOLO EXHIBITION | ART

The Exhibit will feature paintings in the mediums of oil and acrylics from the Artist who specializes in portraits and traditional Myanmar themes. ? Gallery 65 - 65 Yaw Min Gyi Rd (Behind Parkroyal Hotel) | P 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FRIDAY 28TH TILL FRIDAY 25TH APRIL UNITY IN DIVERSITY @ DEITTA | ART

A multimedia exhibition - Unity in Diversity is about co-operation, collaboration and friendship in multi-faiths where differences are natural. Closed on Sundays and public holidays. ? 3rd Flr, Pyan Hlwar Bld, 4A Parami Rd (Near Chawtwingone Junction) | P 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SATURDAY 29TH FAB 14 PARTY BY YG | NIGHTLIFE

It took us a while to get over our 1 year anniversary celebration last month, but we’ve survived and we can’t wait to make our second year even better! ? Yangon International Hotel - Ahlone Rd (In the hotel compound underneath Mbox) | P 10:00 PM - ONWARDS

STAND-UP COMEDY | NIGHTLIFE

The American-Bangladeshi stand-up comedian Naveed Mahbub, Best Male Comedian at the 2007 Original Las Vegas Comedy Festival will be performing at MOJO. Entrance $10 ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 9:30 PM - ONWARDS

CHARITY FUN FAIR | STAGE

Organized by Civic Society Initiative featuring celebrities of rock, hip hop & RnB who will entertain plus performances by orphans from monasteries, the blind and deaf children. Call 09-5000501 & Ticket: 5,000Ks. ? 12A, Maykha St, Mayangone Tsp (Close to Taing Yin Thar Restaurant) | P 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM


what’s on THUKUMA: COMEDY SHOW | STAGE

This traditional comedy and dance live concert is created by Myanmar’s famous comedy director Mg Thi. Free entry! ? Myaw Sin Island, Nat Mauk Rd (Inside Kandawgyi Par) | P 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

NORTHERN CAPE BRAAI (BARBECUE) DINNER | DINING BBQ by the pool and live performances. Ticket: US$60 nett (BUY 10 GET 1 Complimentary). ? Pool Garden - 40, Natmauk Rd, Tamwe Tsp | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

SATURDAY 29TH - SATURDAY 5TH APRIL EARLY SUMMER ART EXHIBITION | ART

Please come and find your favorite pieces from our new collection.. Call; 01-513621! ? Golden Valley Art Centre - 54/D Golden Valley | P 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SUNDAY 30TH GREEN PARTY @ GREEN GALLERY | NIGHTLIFE

Looking for a place to go on Sundays? We invite you to our Sunday afternoon hang-out party. There will be a Thai buffet and chilled music. ? 52nd Street Lower Block | P 5:00 PM - ONWARDS

TANGO NIGHT @ SALUD | NIGHTLIFE

A monthly Tango Night at Latin Restaurant salud. Come and learn to Tango. ? 7C, Wingabar Rd, Bahan Tsp | P 6:00 PM - ONWARDS

BOARD GAME BRUNCH @ MOJO | DINING

An afternoon and early evening of board games, cards, meeting new peeps and sharing fun. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 12 NOON - ONWARDS

MONDAY 31ST TORI INDUSTRY NIGHT | NIGHTLIFE

For all F&B and hospitality workers, bring a business card and enjoy 20% discount on food and drinks. ? 135 Inya road, 2nd Floor (Next to MOJO) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS


night lif FrENCH LOVE Friday @ Institut FrancAIS


fe Gekko Restaurant Opening Night

Kimchi Night @ MOJO


what’s on MYANMAR CELTS GAELIC FOOTBALL CLUB | ACTIVITY

As we are a new club getting up off the ground we are hosting an AGM on Monday the 31st of March to appoint our committee members, decide on logos, jerseys, finalize pitches, times etc and get the momentum going before our visitors are here to compete So come down and get involved! ? 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off Merchant Rd) | P 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

PUB QUIZ NIGHT @ 50 STREET BAR | NIGHTLIFE

Every monday night prizes include a free pitcher of beer for winner of each round & 30,000Ks bar tab for nightly winner! Competition will span over the entire year. Monday Mojitos at 5,000Ks. ? 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off Merchant Rd) | P 8:00 PM - ONWARDS

MONDAY BLUES @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

Enjoy live blues music and great drinks @ Mojo by a talented guitarist and singer. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 8:30 PM - ONWARDS

MONDAY 31ST - THURSDAY 3RD APRIL INNER FOCUS | ART

Enjoy the arts of these Artists - Thiee, Myo Pya Lu Nge`, Ye` Min, Aung Si Nay Myo, Myint San Myint. ? Lokanat Gallery- 62, 1st Floor, Pansodan St | P 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

TUESDAY 1ST APRIL 1ST INTERNATIONAL STANDUP COMEDIAN ANDRE KING @ UNION BAR

Andre King destroyed the room with booming laughs and thunderous applause. Tickets from $10 available at Union Bar. ? 42 Strand Rd (Same building as Red Cross by Strand Road) | P 8:00 PM - ONWARDS

THE BIG ROCK SHOW | STAGE

This very first day of April, Nine Planets Entertainment & Bagan Entertainment proudly present to all rock fans our BiG Rock show. Tickets Available At 1876 & All City Marts: 4,500Ks ? Myaw Sin Island, Nat Mauk Rd (Inside Kandawgyi Park) | P 6:00 PM - ONWARDS

2ND MODA CONTEST | STAGE

Who will be the new MODA model, MODA make-up artist, MODA stylist and MODA photographer? Come and find out? ? Junction Square, Pyay Road (Near Hantharwaddy Roundabout) | P 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TORI NGO NIGHT | NIGHTLIFE

For all NGO workers, bring a business card and enjoy Happy hours prices on drinks all night! ? 135 Inya road, 2nd Floor (Next to MOJO) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

(3pm - midnight)


what’s on MYANMAR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUBS DRINKS | COMMUNITY

This is a monthly event by MFC Clubs. Call Jess 0931 789 632. ? Kaung Myat beer station - (next Ko San Bar) 19th Street, Chinatown | P 6:30 PM - ONWARDS

TUESDAY 1ST APRIL - 11TH APRIL BIG PROMOTION @ CALIFORNIA SPA | PROMOTION

Pre-Water Festival Special Promotion at California Skin Spa! Avoid the heat and treat yourself to a 20% discount on all services at California Skin Spa. ? 32(B), Inya Myaing Road | P 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL ROCK THE NIGHT @ FLAMINGO BAR I NIGHTLIFE

Flamingo Bar presents ROCK THE NIGHT with a new modern and pop rock live band. Drink promotions and happy hour prices. ? Yangon International Hotel - Ahlone Rd (In the hotel compound underneath Mbox) | P 9:00 PM - ONWARDS

PIZZA & LIVE BAND NIGHT @ 50TH STREET BAR | NIGHTLIFE

Come down for our live band and ur delicious pizzas. Enjoy cocktails at happy hour prices all night. ? 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off the Merchant Rd) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS

GIRLS NIGHT OUT BY ORIFLAME @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

We’re teaming with the brand ORIFLAME for this special Girls Night Out. Expect on site makeup, glamour gifts and complimentary welcome cocktail for the ladies. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

LADIES NIGHT @ THE STANDARD I NIGHTLIFE

Buy one get one free for all cocktails! Ladies, take advantage of this offer and enjoy the music from the band in the company of your friends and loved ones. ? 10K, Shwe Taung Kyar St, Bahan Tsp ( Close to Marketplace by City Mart ) | P 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THURSDAY 3RD APRIL MARTINI NIGHT @ MOJO | NIGHTLIFE

2 for 1 offer on Martinis all night. Try the special martini menu: White chocolate Martini, Espresso, Olive, and lots more. ? 135 Inya road, Bahan Tsp (Opposite Savoy Hotel) | P 5:00 PM - ONWARDS

FASHION & DANCE SHOW @ MUSIC CLUB | NIGHTLIFE Highlights include a Catwalk Fashion Show and dance performances! Come and enjoy your Thursdays with us! ? Parkroyal Hotel – 33, Alan Pya Pagoda Rd, Dagon Tsp | P 7:00PM - ONWARDS

CURRY NIGHT @ 50TH STREET BAR | DINING

Spin the Wheel Specials! Weekly special Indian curries and Spin the Wheel for prizes and discounts! ? 9/13 50th St, Botahtaung Tsp (off the Merchant Rd) | P 7:00 PM - ONWARDS


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in conversation with ANDRE KING, COMEDIAN TELL US ABOUT YOU On November 6th 1972, Three Dog Night’s ‘Black & White’ was number one on the music charts, a fire broke out in the dining car of an express train in Japan while it was traveling through an eightmile long tunnel near  Fukui  killing 29 people and Andre King was born screaming in New Zealand. I was poor by New Zealand standards, we were so poor we used to go to KFC and lick other peoples’ fingers! I was (and still am) a voracious reader. I grew up a member of Hitchcock’s ‘Three Detectives’ and played wingman to Captain Biggles. I sailed with Melville’s Captain Ahab and I stalked the moors with Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. I’m allergic to peanuts and I don’t like small confined spaces… basically me ‘in’ a nutshell… WHEN DID YOU DECIDE COMEDY WAS YOUR THING When my teacher told me that being the ‘funny’ guy in class wouldn’t help me get a job. OTHER JOB OR CAREERS I’ve been a soldier, a magician, a professional country & western singer, a prize fighter, a private investigator, an actor, a voice artist, a musician, a butcher, baker and candlestick maker – at the same time! (I used to make candlesticks out of fillets of lamb… that I had baked) THE BEST TIME YOU HAD ON STAGE Was 10.31pm… 10.30 pm was pretty good but 10.31 was off the chain! BEST COMEDIAN YOU”VE EVER SEEN The best comedy performance was Glenn Wool in Jakarta asking the predominantly Muslim crowd, why Muslims didn’t attack China, where it’s illegal to be a Muslim. He said ‘Why attack America where they allow freedom of religion? Because China’s prisons would make a Muslim terrorist homesick for Guantanamo Bay. You’d be naked! Behind a barbed wire fence reminiscing about how good it was... ‘It’s the orange jumpsuits I miss the most!’…The Muslim crowd loved it. IF YOU WERENT DOING COMEDY… I’d be batman. Seriously, I already own the cape… IF YOU COULD INVITE ANYONE, DEAD OR ALIVE TO SEE YOUR SHOW, WHO WOULD IT BE I’d invite Elvis… because no one knows if he is actually dead or alive… either him or the band ‘Dead or Alive’ and we’d sing ‘You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round, round, round’. Just so I could tell him his lyrics were beneath his true ability – and that he had a cool eye patch. WE REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU HERE I am very much looking forward to visiting Yangon City, my Grandfather fought in Burma in World War Two and I have the Burma Star war medal he was awarded for his service. As a former soldier, I’d also very much like to visit the Taukkyan war memorial to pay my respects before I leave. 


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