UBUD: Experience a traditional Dayak dance and learn about the plight of indigenous communities across Indonesia
This film festival is all about highlighting struggles that indigenous people face in Indonesia and around the world. Opening it up will be a special traditional Dayak Dance, along with opening remarks by photographer David Metcalf and Een from the Indonesian Film Society. There are a variety of ticket options on offer for the festival, but if you’re particularly interested in the opening dance you can spend IDR200k (US$15) for the performance with the inclusion of two films. Profits will go back to supporting young people in their struggle to tell their stories in a number of communities across Indonesia.
When: Friday, Jan. 26, 5-5:30pm
Where: Paradiso Ubud, Jl. Goutama Selatan
BUKIT: Get ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi’ out of your system for Australia Day
On a very different note, if you’re Aussie (or just fond of Oz) and are dying to celebrate Australia Day, there are a ton of places around the island with special events. While we’re inclined to drink in the views at Ulu Cliffhouse, there are also notable parties at SKAI Beach Club, Sea Vu Play, Genius Cafe for families, Cabina, and Finns that might strike your fancy, depending on what you’re after.
When: Friday, Jan. 26, 12pm-9pm
Where: Ulu Cliffhouse, Jl. Raya Uluwatu
Canggu: Electronic at Echo
Party at Canggu’s hippest newcomer beach club, La Brisa with youANDme for your dose of sounds from the German electronic music world, especially the Berlin club scene.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 9pm-3am
Where: La Brisa, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan
UBUD: Shop the farmer’s market for some fresh and healthy groceries
Get your produce as fresh as it gets from a regular farmer’s market at Moksa, the plant-based Ubud foodie heaven.
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 10am-2pm
Where: Moksa, Puskesmas Ubud II, Gang Damai
KEROBOKAN: Get creative and paint (with some liquid courage)
“Uncork” your creativity with painting. Sip on some vino and recreate a featured tropical painting of the day with some guidance from an experienced, master artist, as Cabina puts it. Because isn’t wine the best muse?
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2pm-5pm
Where: Cabina Bali, Gang Daksina, Batu Belig
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