Great ideas for things to do from now to next Sunday.
Let those last few hours before the end of the
fast drift away at the Japan Foundation, with free movie screenings
this week from Monday through Thursday. Catch “Asahiyama Doobutsuen”
(“Sky Penguin”), “Kozo Monogatari” (“Little Elephant”) and more before
breaking the fast at sundown with friends old and new.
Monday to Thursday, from 2 p.m.
Japan Foundation Summitmas I,
Jl. Jend. Sudirman, South Jakarta
Tel. 021 5201266
Film buffs can catch the best in world cinema
culture at this regular event hosted by German cultural center Goethe
Haus. This week, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s documentary “Touch the Sound”
will play on Tuesday, followed by a selection of Indonesian films,
including Chairun Nissa’s acclaimed short film “Payung Hitam” (“Black
Umbrella”) on Friday.
Tuesday and Friday, from 7 p.m.
Goethe Haus, Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 9-15, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Tel. 021 23550208
Islamic Expression: Commercialization and Pop Culture
fashion and lifestyles influenced by Islamic values have long been part
of Indonesia’s popular culture. But are these Islamic references just
symbols, or something more? Join journalist Asrori S. Karni and cultural
studies lecturer Yasraf Amir Piliang for a discussion on pop culture
and Islamic understanding in Indonesia.
Wednesday, from 4 p.m.
Jl. Salihara No. 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta
Tel. 021 7891202
Gym Class Heroes
So the story goes, the members of this rap rock
band actually met in gym class in Geneva, New York. And to their fans,
they are the heroes of the genre, bringing together a steady mix of
hip-hop, funk and reggae since 1997. Catch the high school buddies in
action in Jakarta this weekend.
Saturday, from 8 p.m.
Kartika Expo, Balai Kartini
Jl. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
Look to the past, present and future through the eyes of artists Aris Prabawa and Budi Santoso in this exhibition supported by the Jakarta Arts Council. “Lihat Disana,” or “Look There,” encourages viewers to critically re-examine the political, religious, social and economic issues encountered in our everyday lives.
Galeri Cipta III, Taman Ismail Marzuki
Jl. Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta
‘Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel’
Known for his “cinematic” style of architecture, Andra Matin is a respected name in the business in Indonesia and abroad. In this exhibit, “Andra Matin: A Sequel,” Andra presents work past and present to spark discussion on the art of architecture. Contact the gallery for discussion and film screening times.
Until August 27
Jl. Kemang Selatan No. 99A, South Jakarta
Tel. 021 7199670