EVENTS

Jakarta Business Networkers

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Make the right connections and grow your business over breakfast. At Jakarta Business Networkers (JBN), all attendees are encouraged to help others by exchanging referrals and introducing them to their target audience. JBN is all about helping you grow your business. Promote your business, personal brand or portfolio each week to the rest of the attendees and explain to the group the type of referrals you would like to receive. JBN professional networking sessions are from 7-8.30am every Tuesday at Sapori Deli, Fairmont Jakarta, and Thursday at Mercantile Athletic Club, WTC, Sudirman. RSVP: info@jbnetworkers.com

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Indonesian Heritage Society’s Morning Talk Series

November 2016-February 2017

The Indonesian Heritage Society (HIS) returns with Rumahku morning talks this February. The event is open to members of the non-profit organization and is held on Thursday mornings where participants can engage with one another over tea, coffee and snacks. Rumahku is held to introduce potential members of HIS and those who take an interest in the programmes it offers. Guests are welcome to suggest topics and speakers that would like be a part of the Rumahku Committee to arrange events and write newsletters accordingly. The event costs Rp.50,000 (for IHS members) and Rp.75,000 (for non-members). For more information, visit www.heritagejkt.org/lectures/rumahku.

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Paradiso Ubud Art Exhibition
1-28 February 2017

Paradiso Ubud is celebrating Bali’s talented artists this month by organizing an art exhibition that features local painter Ade Satria. Satria is originally from Bandung and has been painting since an early age. He went on to become a painter, curator as well as a professional restorer of ancient paintings. On this occasion, the exhibition is showcasing his skills in depicting Bali and the richness of its culture and people. The art exhibition will take place at Paradiso Ubud. For more information, please visit www.paradisoubud.com.

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Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant’s New Spanish Dish
16-18 February 2017

This February, the award-winning Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant presents an exclusive Spanish culinary experience with Michelin Star Chef Diego Campos. The gastronomic dining experience features a five-course set menu dinner, a tapas menu and a private cooking class with Chef Diego. Spanish-born Chef Diego Campos, who has gained a great deal of culinary experience from Europe, is the owner of the Rincon de Diego restaurant in Cambrils. He was awarded a Michelin Star in 2005. Chef Diego Campos’s courses will showcase modern Spanish cuisine with traditional influences. The five-course dinner features an appetizer of pears in cava and red wine. The second course will highlight fresh local bamboo lobster with Spanish cold tomato soup, followed by a third course of sea bass with plankton pil pil sauce and ocean air. The fourth course is a slow cooked veal with pumpkin puree and vegetable tissues. The meal finishes off with a dessert mousse of Catalan cream with vanilla ice cream. Open to all, the set dinner from 18.30 – 22.30 is priced at US$120++ per person, while the tapas menu is priced at US$55++ per person. Meanwhile, private afternoon cooking classes are priced at US$95++ per person. For more information please visit www.banyantree.com/en/ap-indonesia-ungasan-bali/ju-ma-na-bar

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Movie Inspirations by Cineclassic Piano Trio
21 February 2017

The Embassy of Italy in Jakarta and the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) Jakarta proudly present ‘Movie Inspirations,’ a music concert by Cineclassic Piano Trio: Rocco Malagoli (violin) Matteo Montanari (cello) and Yoanita Kartadihardja (piano). The concert will take place at the auditorium of IIC Jakarta. For reservation please email event@itacultjkt.or.id. For more information, please visit www.iicjakarta.esteri.it/iic_jakarta/en/.

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Gigi Art of Dance’s E-Motions: To A Better Home
26 February 2017

One of Indonesia’s most successful dance studios, Gigi Art of Dance (GAoD) is back with its annual dance musical E-Motions. This year, GAoD will be taking on the theme of ‘home,’ and the dance musical will see hundreds of students, ranging from kids to adults bringing their talents to the stage. The dance genres that audiences will get to see throughout E-Motions include contemporary jazz, broadway jazz, pop ballet, ladies style and more. GAoD was conceived by a local professional dancer and choreographer Gianti Giadi who has travelled all around the world, partaking in multiple dance showcases and has been involved in a series of local art projects. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/gigiartofdanceindonesia.

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Gazing at the Other: Orientalism, Dance Bodies and Myths about the Exotic Self

4-28 February 2017

This exhibition explores an array of archival materials that portray the complexity of orientalist history in dance. The materials in the exhibition were collected from various iconic art and cultural spaces from around the globe, which include New York Performing Arts Library, The Eye Museum (Amsterdam), Dansmuseet (Stockholm) and Gaumont Pathé (Paris). The collection is also sourced from local cultural sites like the National Archive of the Republic of Indonesia and the National Library of Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta) and Indonesia Visual Art Archive (Yogyakarta). Gazing at the Other is curated by Helly Minarti who completed her doctorate degree at the University of Roehampton in London. She previously worked as the head of programme at the Jakarta Arts Council and has curated numerous festivals and cultural exchanges since 2004. The exhibition was initially commissioned by Asia Culture Theatre in Gwangju, South Korea in 2015. For more information, please visit http://salihara.org.

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January-February 2017

This year, Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza is kicking off with a bunch of delicious treats. In January, the upscale hotel is inviting guests to try two special culinary offerings. First, wine lovers will be happy to find the hotel’s exclusive promotion of a fine selection of Chilean wines. Chile is known for its colourful winemaking history and is therefore one of the world’s largest exporters of New World wines. Customers will receive a 23 percent discount on every wine bottle that is purchased at all of the hotel’s restaurants and bars. Meanwhile, Intercontinental Jakarta’s second culinary treat is all about a fancy dinner. The Ruffino Wine Dinner is an opportunity for connoisseurs to gather for a sophisticated evening of wining and dining, while also enjoying the elegant ambience of Scusa. The dinner involves a five-course menu that is specifically curated by Executive Chef Jocelyn Argaud. The dinner will take place on Friday, January 20. For more information please visit www.jakarta.intercontinental.com

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Teater Koma’s Opera Ikan Asin

2 – 5 March 2017

Teater Koma will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. To mark its glory as one of the most successful theatre companies in the archipelago, Teater Koma will be restaging Opera Ikan Asin in March. This will be the first time for the theatre company to bring the production back to the stage since 1983 and its members could not have been more excited to present a more updated version of the play to the audience. Opera Ikan Asin will take place at Ciputra Artpreneur. For more information please visit www.teaterkoma.org.

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Java Jazz Festival 2017

3-5 March 2017

After successfully organizing the archipelago’s largest jazz festival for the past 12 years, Java Jazz is finally back this March. For its 13th anniversary, the festival will be bringing an array of local and international jazz musicians. Interestingly, this year the festival will be taking on the theme of Betawi, known as the culture of native Jakartans. The three-day festival will take place at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO), Kemayoran Jakarta. International artists include Nik West, Bebel Gilberto, Sergio Mendes and Anthony Strong. For ticket reservation and more information, please visit www.javajazzfestival.com.

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Beautyfest Asia

18-19 March 2017

Get ready for the archipelago’s greatest makeup event because Beautyfest Asia is coming to the capital city in March. Beauty and makeup enthusiasts will get the chance to meet influencers and experts from all around the globe, including Australia’s famous v-logger Tina Yong, Thailand theatrical artist Perypie, Hollywood makeup artist Archangela Chelsea and more. Participants will also get to join a beauty class, talk show, beauty awards, beauty gala show and beauty brand exhibition. Beautyfest Asia will take place at Ciputra Artpreneur. For more information, please visit www.ciputraartpreneur.com/beauty_fest_asia_2017_in_english.html.

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Bali Spirit Festival
19-26 March 2017

Bali Spirit Festival is a global celebration of yoga, dance, music and well-being. Set in the beautiful island of Bali, the festival will invite performing arts enthusiasts and spirituality seekers from all around the world to gather and send each other positive energies. The five-day festival will include an array of inspirational workshops such as yoga, martial arts, African dance, ecstatic dance crystal bowl sound healing, breathwork and meditation. There will also music performances featuring international artists to light up the nights during the festival. Bali Spirit festival will take place at Bhanuswari Resort and SPA. For more information, visit http://www.balispiritfestival.com