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:


Indonesian Heritage Society’s Morning Talk Series

November 2016-February 2017

Indonesian Heritage Society (HIS) returns with Rumahku morning talks this November. 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 to have, and be a part of the Rumahku Committee to arrange events and write newsletters accordingly. This November, Erza Setyadharma will serve as a guest speaker to share his story about his career as a creative consultant, classical music, opera producer, as well as a writer. Registration is made under first-come and first-served basis. The event costs Rp.50,000 (for IHS members) and Rp.75,000 (for non-members). For more information please visit
A Raw Exhibition
13-28 January 2017

The exhibition showcases artist Vanessa Van Houten’s first photography book entitled Raw.  The artwork is a strong portrayal of pure emotion. Van Houten was born in San Rafael, California in 1971 and spent her childhood in the Bahamas and Berlin. Fast forward to 2017, she now lives in Jakarta with her husband and three children. Before Raw, she had also put together several photography series, including Paperfold (2012), Taboo (2010) and Remembering What’s Lost (2009). Apart from being a photographer, Van Houten is also a director. Her works include Paper Bird (2007), Karma Cowboy (2001), Mona (1998), New York Images (1996), Apls (1995) and Growing Silently (1994) – some of which were featured on German TV and screened at international film festivals. A Raw Exhibition will be open to the public in Ubud. For more information please visit

Discussion: Islam and Art
24 January 2017

Yannick Lintz, the Director of the Islamic Art Department at Louvre Museum in Paris, will be leading the discussion on Islamic art. Lintz has previously served as a guest lecturer at universities like Sorbonne in Paris and Senghor in Alexandria, Egypt. Her expertise includes creating museum programmes in education and management. This time, Lintz will explore two aspects of Islamic art based on the collections found at the Louvre. First, Lintz will focus on the definition of Islamic art and how its affiliated artworks, religious life and places are seen both locally and internationally. Second, she will move on to explaining the chronology of Islamic art, particularly throughout the 19th century and all the way from Spain to India. The discussion will take place at Komunitas Salihara. For more information please visit

Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta’s Cine Club
20 and 27 January 2017

The Italian Cultural Institute (ICC) Jakarta is bringing exciting news for moviegoers. This January, two Italian films will be showcased. A Cavallo Della Tigre will be played on January 20. The 1961 drama depicts an inept thief who wants to escape from prison and return to his family. But things get complicated when two of his prison mates want to come with him. Originally written and directed by Luigi Comencini, the film is worth watching for those who enjoy a good comedy. Seven days later, Il Giovane Favoloso will take its turn. The film centres on the life of the great Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi who seeks to travel the world to enrich his knowledge, but his intellectual aspirations are not exactly supported by his parents that have certain expectations for Leopardi. The drama was released in 2014 and directed by Mario Martone. The movie screening will take place at ICC. For more information please visit

International Ballet Gala Star
3-4 February 2017

Indonesia Dance Society (IDS) will be bringing the most talented dancers from prestigious companies across the globe in a ballet gala. The event will include classical repertoires from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Giselle, Carmen and other neoclassical and contemporary pieces. The programme will also hold workshops and meet and greet sessions. The main event will take place at Teater Besar, Taman Ismail Marzuki where audience can watch the special ballet performance. For more information, visit

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


Intercontinental Jakarta’s Feast

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


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