Thursday, April 9, 2020

Things to do in Yangon this weekend: Mar 20 -22

With the global pandemic threat COVID-19 still goes on, most of the events are canceled according to the warnings by government. So, here’s our snippet of things to do in Yangon this weekend.

Till Mar 21

Photo Exhibition “We will have been young”
This travelling exhibition is a sociocultural kaleidoscope on the life of young people; assimilating mental health, identity, urbanization, the sense of belonging and other notions of their life transcending now to the future. 12 young photographers developed their work in the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass 2016-17, a regional project by the Goethe-Institut Malaysia in partnership with the Obscura Festival of Photography (Malaysia) and Ostkreuz Agency of Photography Berlin. Selected from Myanmar was Yu Yu Myint Than who explores the nostalgic memories of a homesick teenager, tortured at her work in a tailor shop in Yangon.

Mar 20 – 24

Wrapped Womxn
Wrapped Womxn is an exhibition of artists working in and out of Yangon in a variety of mediums, including design, painting, textiles, photography and ceramic art. The title of the exhibition alludes to the idea of safety, protection and the physicality of being wrapped. It is also a homophone for the word ‘rapt’, meaning fascinated or absorbed. The word womxn is an alternative word for women, as a rejection of the folk etymology of ‘woman’ allegedly being ‘of man’. This exhibition aims to be an intersectional exploration of artistic and creative pursuits, physical, beautiful and challenging nature.

Mar 21 -23

Next Generation 3rd Group Art Exhibition
The KTZH ART CLASS is holding an annual art fair, and the exhibition for 2020 will be held on March 21st.

Sunday Mar 22

AfterBrunch at Atlas
What will you do #AfterBrunch? Isn’t that the big question, every Sunday? Why not come for sundowners and see the sun settle in the Irrawaddy delta with sipping on a Aperol Spritz with only 5,000 MMK net.

Last week, The State and Region Government released a statement to shut down clubs, karaoke venues and massage parlors immediately in order to prevent COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants and bars in Yangon are still open yet no special gathering or occasions are allowed. And major cinema groups have shut down operations due to the crisis, we have a list of streaming apps available in Myanmar so that you can keep entertain during the quarantine at home. Here it is;

Top streaming apps available in Myanmar

Thus, if you want to tour the world (just from your couch) while staying at home, here’re some of the best virtual tours you can explore by a single click on internet!

Virtual Tours You Can Traverse From Your Couch (At Home)

Late but not least, The Metropolitan Opera is offering free virtual shows this week. So here’s the schedule so you are not going to miss it!

  • Friday, March 20:  Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment”

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez. Transmitted live on April 26, 2008.

  • Saturday, March 21: Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live on Feb. 7, 2009.

  • Sunday, March 22: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”

Conducted by Valery Gergiev, starring Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on Feb. 24, 2007.

Stream it here (From home)!: www.metopera.org

Promotions – Our promotion section lists the best tips here https://www.myanmore.com/promotions/ such as

Make sure you don’t miss the best deals on Staycations from hotels in Yangon. Better stay quarantined in luxury!

Let us know any ideas and suggestions you have. Send an email to [email protected] for more details.

Min Ye Kyaw
Managing Editor

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