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Bali International Short Film Festival – Now to 12 October

MFW5, Minikino Filmweek in Denpasar is organising the annual Short Film Festival for the 5th year. It is a unique opportunity to see short films from Indonesian and SE Asian film makers. Young professionals and amateurs can submit their creative ideas and flash stories in the form of fiction, documentaries, animation or audio-visual experimental work of maximum 25 minutes duration in original language with English subtitles. For the complete schedule and the location, check


Under the Surface and Annabel Laura in concert at Betelnut -11 October

A double concert with inspiring and award-winning performers is taking place at Betelnut in Ubud this Friday evening. Under the Surface is a dynamic young Dutch jazz trio with Joost Lybaart on drums, guitarist Bram Stadhouders and vocalist Sanne Rambags. They specialise in musical improvisations with an influence of North European folk traditions that is bound to take you out of your comfort zone to experience emotional levels of music.

Annabel Laura has Dutch-Indonesian roots that create a multicultural sound for her songs about freedom and nature, love songs inspired by her travels, the ocean and forests.

When      : Friday 11 October at 8pm

Where     : Betelnut, JL Raya Ubud

Cost         : IDR 100.000

More info : +62-361-971-426


Discover #9 & #10 at CushCush Gallery – 11 and 20 October

CCG Discover is a series of creative events at the CushCush Gallery in which creative, passionate and talented people or groups share their art or creative skills. Discover #9 – Art and Architecture features TK and Diana Quek in an English language conversation. TK Quek is a Singaporean architect and art collector who will talk about his creative journey as an architect, his passion for collecting art and his involvement in the art scene. Diana Quek is equally passionate about art. The talk will be moderated by Rick Horstman, a well-known art critic and commentator.

Discover #10- To Each their Own on 20 October features Nicole Phua, a Singapore based visual artist and curator whose focus is installations and performance arts. Nicole will talk about how art and performance is an intuitive, spiritual and free way of expressing her current thoughts on life and death.

These are free events, albeit with limited space so reserve your seat early.

When      : Friday 11 October from 6 to 9pm;Sunday 20 October at 4pm

Where     : CushCush Gallery, Jl Teuku Umar, Gg Rajawali 1A

RSVP     : Nike at WA +62-896-6477-2657

Or E-mail :


Jamu Workshop at Usada – 14 and 28 October

Check out the many interesting events, happenings, performances and workshops put on by Usada Bali in Br. Padang Tegal Ubud. This month there are 2 Jamu making workshops so if you want to learn how to make this much touted Indonesian traditional elixir, sign up at


Coconuts Bali 5th Anniversary Party – 18 October

Hard to believe Coconuts Bali has been bringing you stories, news and videos on a weekly basis for 5 years. But the enthusiastic folk there are throwing a great birthday bash to celebrate. Pizza and mini burgers, beer and single mixes will be served. Free flow from 7pm to 10pm.

When      : Friday 18 October from 7pm till late.

Where          : The Pontiac Stardust, Jl Taman Ganesha, Jl Petitenget 9

RSVP     : On Coconuts Facebook Events page

Cost         : Free to Coco+ members with a plus one and with RSVP; IDR250.000 at the door for non-members.


Ubud Writers and Readers Festival – 23 to 27 October

This 4-day event crammed with talk sessions, workshops, film screenings, book launches and fabulous encounters with established and emerging authors and artists needs no introduction. It managed to put literary Indonesia on the world map. A complete schedule is available on the UWRF website.



25 to 27 October – Nusa Dua Fiesta. With the theme Colouring the Beauty of Bali, Nusa Dua is donning its annual party duds to celebrate with a feast of music, cultural performances, art exhibitions and sporting events. More info and tickets at


These events are still ongoing

Plastic Waste Installation at Bali Airport – To 31 October at Bali International Airport: a stunning artwork made entirely from over 3500 pieces of plastic waste by Balinese illustrator Monez and sculptor Marmar.


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