A Future for Bali Traditions in a Contemporary World (13 May)
The Bali Culture Club present their fifth lecture on a range of interesting and compelling topics. This month’s topic is particularly interesting with regards to Bali traditions which have interested travelers and anthropologists across the globe and are so very transparent in our daily lives in Bali. Australian Peter J. Wilson and Balinese Made Sidia have worked together over twenty years to create innovative ways to communicate Balinese culture based on timeless traditions, making Bali’s culture accessible to new generations of Indonesians and international audiences. These events are free and worth attending particularly if you have a keen interest in learning more about Bali’s traditions and how they have developed in modern society. The Bali Banjar Culture Club is the brainstorm of the Ayoda Resort to support and encourage a wider understanding of Balinese culture and history. A cash bar is available.
When : 7 pm
Cost : free
Where : Ayoda Resort, Jl Pantai Megiat, Nusa Dua
Classical Piano and Cello Performance (5 May)
‘One Romantic Classical Musical Evening: Bali Je T’aime’ is being hosted by the Padma Resort. The theme is French and two accomplished classical music artists will present a programme of top quality music. Hee Young Lim who originates from South Korea plays the cello. Hee Young Lim won her first competition at the tender age of 11 which launched her international career. Yohanes Siem, a talent directly from Indonesia, plays the piano has an equally impressive resume with performances in China, Thailand, The Netherlands and Germany. The cost of the evening includes wine, beer, juice and canapes. There is a 50% discount for music school students and 30% off for Bank Mandiri credit card holders. Do book as soon as possible as musical evenings like this are rare and popular.
When : from 5.30 pm
Cost : IDR300,000
Where : Padma Resort
Contact : 0812 3707 4172 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Opening Weekend (27 April)
Omnia in Uluwatu are proud to present Marshmello on their grand opening weekend. Christopher Cornstock is the real name behind Marshmello an electronic dance and music producer as well as DJ. Omnia is definitely the place to be as Marshmello will be bringing the house down with his electric sets. Marshmello, one of the most sought after artists internationally, has chosen Omnia, Bali as his venue to rock the house. This is an event not to be missed if you enjoy this type of music. The minimum age is 21 so do ensure you carry your ID with a valid photograph just to be guaranteed entry. Tickets can be purchased at the Facebook page below.
When : 11 am – 10 pm
Cost : IDR 875,000
Where : Omnia, Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu
Evening on the Green (28 April)
Charities are perhaps one of the most important parts of the community. Charities nurture, repair, build and sustain society and so many charities in Bali are making a tremendous difference to the lives of so many under privileged and in need. This collaborative event is set to raise funds for four charities. The first is the Bali Dog Refuge (BARC) who run a clinic called Good Karma in Ubud and focus on adoption and rehabilitation of dogs in need of care. Bali International Women’s Association (BIWA) and their good causes will also benefit. Rumah Sehat is another beneficiary, a small, not for profit organization operating in one of the poorest regions of Karangasam in East Bali where they run a free clinic providing the local people with basic health care, dental treatment, nutritional education, natal care and access to education for the children. Finally, Trash Hero Sanur is an organization that creates sustainable, community-based projects that remove existing waste and reduce future waste by inspiring long-term behavior change. To support these foundations, an evening of non-stop music with 4 fabulous bands, games of chance and skill, food, beer, a wine bar and mini bazaar will keep guests busy and entertained. This is an adult only event and tickets are available from Hattens, Aroma Spa Retreat, BARC, BIWA, Rumah Sehat or Sanur Trash Heroes. There are no door sales so do buy your tickets in advance. You can also call the number below and they will deliver. This is an opportunity to give to the wonderful good causes that need our support.
When : 5 pm – 9 pm
Where : Hatten Wines, Jl By Pass, Ngurah Rai, Sanur
Contact : 081 338 014610 www.facebook.com/events/361042497664425/
081 236 6069019 (BIWA)
Sunday Market (29 April)
DuaKala have chosen the Sunday Market at the Mecure Resort as the venue for their plastic waste campaign. The community are invited to bring a long their plastic waste (not water bottles) but toiletries and other plastics. DuaKala plan to upcycle your waste by shredding and molding it into new items. The drop off point is the market in the food area. This is a fabulous initiative aimed at cleaning up Bali of its plastic waste. As well as dropping off your plastics you can look around the market, browse the stalls and enjoy a bite to eat in the tradition of a typical Sunday market.
When : 10 am
Where : Mercure Resort, Jl Mertasari, Sanur
Contact : 288833 (Mercure Resort) 081 8697571 (Olivia Imelda – DuaKala) www.mecureresortsanur.com
TEDxUbud (5 May)
TEDx is an international community that organizes TED style events anywhere and celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. It comes as no surprise then that TEDxUbud has a lineup of speakers who are experts in local culture and speakers who have uncovered the secrets of the Komodo dragon’s blood in the fight against antibiotic resistance, the role of cross cultural immersions in changing minds and developing tolerance, the power of art and lots more. Talks on the tangible and intangible aspects of Balinese culture will appeal to those who are interested in the mysteries of the local culture. If you have not attended a TED talk then it is worth the experience.
When : 3 pm – 10 pm
Cost : $39.01 – $134.02
Where : Njana Tilem Museum, Jl Raya Mas No 162, Ubud
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