February is the shortest month of the year but it sports the big and popular Valentine’s Day on the 14th. To all you lovers, would-be lovers and could-be lovers, celebrate it in swank, tony, hip or romantic style at any of the many events or romantic dinners on offer. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Torrid Love Affair Storytelling and Book Launch – 13 February
To enhance the Valentine’s Day experience you can enjoy a night of comedy, improv, love songs and poetry celebrating an extravaganza of true stories from the front lines of love affairs that are too good not to share. Hear of back alley love trysts, actions driven by lust, love affairs that wouldn’t end and ones that shouldn’t have begun. Messy, emotional, passionate, real.
**Please note: This event will have adult themes and language. Best leave the kiddies at home and book a sitter.
When : Wednesday 13 February from 7 to 9 pm
Where : Betelnut, JL Raya – Ubud Main street, Ubud
Cost : Tickets: Pre-sales: Rp100k. At the door: Rp150k
Booking : loveaffairstorytelling.eventbrite.com
Balinese Night – 15 February and every Friday Evening
Plataran Resort & Spa in Canggu is organising weekly Friday night dinners with a Balinese Dance Performance. This event allows you to enjoy an immersive dining experience with an assortment of local culinary delicacies and a la carte selections while you watch a visual treat of Balinese dance and drama fare.
When : 15 February and every Friday evening from 6 to 10pm
Where : Plataran Resort & Spa – Jl. Pengubugan, Br., Canggu
More Info : +62 821 8608 9000
Barong dance on Kajeng Kliwon in Padangbai – 19 February
If you live or plan to spend time in the Karangasem area you can witness the Sacred Barong Dance at Padangbai Village. This ceremony is held every 15 days for 3 months on the day of Kajeng Kliwon, from around November up until Nyepi, the Hindu New Year in the Balinese calendar. The ceremony portrays an epic battle between good and evil, a similar concept in most world religions. Barong, often depicted as a lion, represents ultimate good. In contrast, Rangda is an evil witch, or demon queen, skilled in black magic.
*Photo and info courtesy of FaceBook page I love Candidasa
When : Tuesday 19 February from 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where : Padangbai Village, Karangasem
Info : Check FaceBook page I love Candidasa for this and all cultural events in the Karangasem area.
Charcoal For Children (CFC) Workshop – 23 February
CushCush Gallery in Denpasar has created an annual program that is part of the non-profit LagiLagi’s social initiative. Charcoal For Children is a activity embracing early creative education for children as well as creating awareness of our surrounding environment. It is an upcycling program that processes off-cuts materials around us into valuable goods and turning them into useful everyday objects in our life. The LagiLagi Collection is then sold through bazaar or consignment to several creative stores. The CFC program combines artists, creative communities and children from different backgrounds to jointly create collaborative works that are full of creativity. There will be three CFC weekend sessions over the next three months, each led by different designers and/or architects. Session 1 with Venty Vergianty (architect & artist based in Bali) and Maria Yohana Raharjo (architect based in Bali-Yogyakarta). The sessions are free and designed for children 10 years or older.
When : Saturday 23 February from 9 am to 12 noon
Where : Cush-Cush Gallery, Jl Teuku Umar, Gg Rajawali no.1A Denpasar
Cost : Free
Contact : Nike +62-896-6477-2657 (WhatsApp only)
A.R.T Year 2019 – 24 February and Last Sundays of Every Month
A.R.T (Action Relief Team) Year 2019 is a 1-year long Co-Collaboration initiative by The Onion Collective and Art Geed Art. Their aim is to provide relief to Balinese families in need and orphans while bringing the community together through good food, art, expression and a good cause. Beneficiaries can be a local Balinese family, an orphanage, or a foundation. These are FREE ENTRY events they are hosting on the last Sunday of every month in 2019 at The Onion Co. The Onion will contribute 100% of the proceeds from the lunch buffet to the cause of the month. Various creative arts and crafts workshops will also provide participants the opportunity to contribute and participate while having fun creating artworks.
When : Sunday 24 February from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Where : The Onion Co – Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
Cost : Free
Contact : (0361)479-2252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Batak Music Night– 26 February
Every Tuesday night you can listen to live acoustic music from talented Indonesian musicians, Eddie and Hans. They play traditional Batak music and your favourite classic tunes. At the same time you can enjoy an extensive à la carte menu, cold drinks, ocean views and cool sea breezes. Bookings recommended.
When : Tuesday 26 February from 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Where : Beach House Bali- Jln Kesuma Sari No.11, Semawang Beach, Sanur,
Contact : (0361)288-371
The following events are still ongoing:
Bali’s Biggest Clean Up – Saturday 16 February from 6 AM to 6 PM
By Ines Wynn
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