Tumpek Landep – Saturday 25 May
If you see a lot of cars and motorcycles festooned with offerings and decorations attached to mirrors, wipers, front grille or handlebars you will know it’s Tumpek Landep day, a Balinese festival that pays homage to items made of metal including cars, motorcycles, computers and even refrigerators. It used to be just for items that were sharp (landep) such as daggers and spears. However, over time the meaning of this ceremony has broadened and now includes all metal objects, whether sharp or not. Tumpek Landep also honours ‘taksu’, the role of divine inspiration. It is an important part of the Balinese festival cycle and celebrated all over the island
Solo Jazz Performance by Hiroko Kokubu – Sunday 26 May
The Padma Resort in Legian continues its popular programme of hosting internationally acclaimed musicians. This month the Japanese born Hiroko Kokubu, composer, arranger, and television-radio personality will appear for a one-night-only performance in a concert with music by George Gershwin, songs from the Beatles songbook, and original compositions by the artist. Though trained as a classical pianist, Ms Kokubu shifted to jazz and built up a solid repertoire including 9 albums which were released in both the USA and Japan. She has previously performed at the Jakarta Jazz Festival and Catalina Jazz Festival (USA).
When : Sunday 26 May at 6:00 pm; doors open at 5pm
Where : Plumeria Grand Ballroom of the Padma Legian Resort
Cost : Rp. 300,000/PP, including pre-show canapés and drinks; 50% discounts available for music school students and 30% off when paying with BCA credit and debit cards.
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A.R.T. Year 2019 Lunch Buffet Fundraiser– 26 May and every last Sunday of the month
A.R.T (Action Relief Team) Year 2019 is a 1-year long Co-Collaboration initiative by The Onion Co & Art Geed Art Studio. These free events take place at The Onion Co with special performances such as live music, dances, live painting shows, art exhibitions and more. The goal is to raise funds from the lunch buffet in order to provide relief to Balinese families and orphans in need while bringing the community together through good food, art, expression and a good cause. 100% of the proceeds from the lunch buffet are contributed to the cause of the month.
When : Every last Sunday of the month from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Where : The Onion Co – Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
Betelnut Movie and Pechakucha Night – 29 and 31 May
On Wednesday the 29th a 2015 movie ‘Tangerines’ will be screened, a touching anti-war story about Estonians who find themselves in the middle of someone else’s war, the 1992 war in the Abkhazeti region of Georgia where local Abkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia. The movie stars an Estonian man Ivo who has stayed behind in a mountain village to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in. But they are from opposite sides of the war. How do they handle it? How do the enemies act under third-party roof? It’s for you to find out.
The famous Pechakucha returns on Friday the 31st of May with a promising show of inspiring, provocative, zany and attention-grabbing presentations. Both events start at 7.30 pm at Betelnut on Main Street Ubud. Buy 2 food vouchers @ IDR 30.000 as your entry ticket.
Nusa Dua Light Festival – 30 May to 14 July
The Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) is promoting the 4th annual Nusa Dua Light festival at Peninsula Island with the theme ‘The Mountain View’. This event aims to provide alternative entertainment attractions for tourists in the period May – July by presenting hundreds of types of lanterns of various beautiful shapes and forms. Other events in this area include a weekly “Sundown Dancing Lesson” teaching traditional Balinese Dance every Sunday at 5:00 pm, and each Tuesday and Thursday the “Bebalihan”, a cultural presentation involving performance troupes from across the Island, will be presented at the Pura Puja Mandala. For more information visit www.itdc.co.id/the-nusa-dua/event/
Charcoal For Children 2019 : Hands-On! Opening Night Exhibition
CHARCOAL FOR CHILDREN (CFC) is an important part of LagiLagi’s journey, as it is one of the manifestations of LagiLagi’s participation in supporting the creativity of children in Bali. CFC program is a community-based creative program for children jointly presented by LagiLagi and CushCush Gallery. It is a free workshop for children where children get to meet with people from the creative industry such as artists, designers, architects, and creative communities, to collaborate together using off-cuts material and share their experience. In CFC workshops, children can play, learn, and explore through art and creative learning.
Annually hosted at CushCush Gallery, CFC uses LagiLagi DIY charcoal as a medium for expression and a creation of different forms of creative works, responding to different theme each year. For Charcoal For Children 2019, the theme is ‘Hands-On!’.
In CFC2019: Hands-On!, multi-disciplinary architects/artists duo: Venty Vergianti + Maria Yohana Raharjo, esteemed designer Benson Saw & DesignStream, and award winning lighting designer Budiman Ong are on-board, each designing a modular system from material off-cuts, to engage children in experiential workshop sessions that are based on meaningful hands-on approach, with design and architecture construct in mind. Their collaborative creations come together in CFC2019: Hands-On! exhibition that invites the public to come and play, experience and re-look, re-think and re-do… to be a force for good for our Mother Nature.
When : Friday, 31 May 2019 (7pm)
Where : CushCush Gallery, Jl. Teuku Umar, Gang Rajawali no. 1A Denpasar
Cost : FREE!
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Idul Fitri Celebration – 5 June
The Idul Fitri Festival, also known as Lebaran, marks the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims across the world and is also the time for the annual trek to their home villages to celebrate with family and friends. It is a popular religious holiday in Bali as well where many Muslims live and work. So prepare for the exodus as it will mean increased traffic on the roads and the week-long closure of many popular businesses and small restaurants. We want to take this opportunity to wish our Muslim readers a very happy and safe Idul Fitri.
Save the Dates
The Bali Blues Festival 2019 will be staged on the Nusa Dua Peninsula June 13-14, 2019 with a big line-up of national and international Blues musicians.
Bali Arts Festival – 16 June to 15 July at the Taman Werdhi Budaya Arts Centre in Denpasar.
By Ines Wynn
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