From an Academy Award-packed musical up, star-studded play to jazz wonderkid Joey Alexander, get ready for a fun-packed November! Browse through our slides below to see which events you can't miss and don't forget to come back every week for new updates.

November III 

Galeri Nasional is staging Yuswantoro Adi’s third solo exhibition from November 11-22. Held at Gedung A, the exhibition will showcase 20 something artworks from the Maestro. Time: 10am – 7pm.

Fuse 2017, where art and music collide, will once again entertain Jakartans on November 18th. Held at Kuningan City ballroom, the event will feature Mayer Hawthrone among other local talents, like The Trees and The Wild, Teddy Adhitya, Polka Wars and Vira Talisa.

Food lovers rejoice! Jakarta Culinary Festival returns once again from November 16 – 19 with 40 something chefs from local and international scene, such as Andrian Ishak, Aston Utan, Chris Salans, Gilles Marx and Sezai Gorlu. Presented by Ismaya Live, don’t miss out to taste culinary wonders from all around the world at Senayan City that will also be enlivened with celebrity chef cooking theatre, kids cooking class and talk show, among others.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2017, don’t fret, because the art exhibition still runs until December 10th at three places: Gedung Sarinah Ekosistem, Museum Sejarah Jakarta and Museum Seni Rupa & Keramik.

Meanwhile, Dia.Lo.Gue is hosting ‘Self Explanatory’: an art exhibition from three young and talented Indonesian artists, such as designer Ines Katamso, painter Natisa Jones and illustrator Ykha Amelz. The exhibition will run from November 16th to December 16th.

Nightlife Updates: H Gourmet & Vibes is presenting Season: Bloom on November 17th with six DJs performances; Pao Pao is hosting Pao’s Slumber Party on November 17th at 9.30pm onwards; Henshin is hosting Jakarta’s Old Fashioned Week from November 14th to 18th inviting acclaimed guest bartenders to create their own old fashioned drinks.

November II

Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem is still hosting "JIWA: Jakarta Biennale 2017" from today until December 10th. The Biennale will feature artworks from 51 artists from around the globe curated by Annissa Gultom, Hendro Wiyanto, Philippe Pirotte and Vit Havánek. Time: 11am-7pm.

In conjunction with its anniversary, Artotel will present art exhibition, music and art market at Gedung Cipta Niaga from November 8th to 11th. The featured artists include Arris Aprillio, Arya Mularama, Bernie Barto and Muklay Tomodachi Studio.

Meanwhile, Galeri Indonesia will be staging Nano Warsono’s solo exhibition “Rheco” on November 9th. (More details below!)

Yoga lovers should head over to The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta for its 8th annual Namaste Festival held on November 10th-12th. This year’s theme Manifest your Dreams through Wellness will offer yoga classes with many local as well as international yoga teachers along with healthy cooking demo and bazaar.

Kinosaurus is screening two indie Indonesian movies this weekend. On November 11th, audience can watch Kamila Andini’s The Mirror Never Lies at 7pm and The Sun, The Moon & The Hurricane at 9.30pm. 

Meanwhile, don't miss out to watch "Perempuan Perempuan Chairil" on November 11th at Taman Ismail Marzuki. (More details below!)

Catch child prodigy Joey Alexander’s homecoming concert on November 12th. (More details below!)

Nightlife Updates: Lucy In The Sky is hosting “Hippie Happy Lucky” this week (November 10, 11 and 12) with multiple DJs like Interrupted; Party goers can also find Interrupted at The Safehouse Jakarta on November 11th; Union Pondok Indah Mall is staging “A Tribute To Coldplay” by The Subs on November 11th from 9pm onwards.

On November 4th, experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra! The winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land is ready to meet musicals devotees at Ciputra Artpreneur, Jakarta. Promoter Rajawali Indonesia Communication has set tickets prices at Rp2,750,000, Rp2,000,000, Rp1,250,000 and Rp600,000.

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of IndoArt

Nano Warsono’s paintings and sculptures often displace the iconic characters in a fusion context of reality and fiction. On November 9th, the Jepara-born sculptor will question a contemporary issue regarding the Indonesian civilisation’s challenges in “RECO: Membuka Tabir Peradaban Nuswantara”. Venue: Hall B Galeri Nasional. Time: 9am-4pm; free admission.


On November 11, the Titimangsa Foundation and Djarum Bhakti Budaya are presenting “Perempuan-Perempuan Chairil”, a dramatic piece based on the love story of revolutionary poet Chairil Anwar. While more than 10 women were involved, the story focuses on four: Ida, Sri Ajati, Mirat and Hapsah. Venue: Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki; tickets: Rp200,000-Rp1,000,000; showtime: 8pm.  

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Joey Alexander

Meanwhile, on November 12, ITB 80 Alumni, iCanStudioLive and ALSTE are presenting the Wonderful Indonesia Joey Alexander Trio on its Asia Tour at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD, in Tangerang. Joey’s homecoming concert will start a day earlier with a special session hosted by the Ministry of Tourism at Sapta Pesona Hall in Jakarta. Time: 7:30pm-10pm; tickets: Rp300,000-Rp2,500,000.

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of iKON

On November 25, the country’s biggest nostalgic music festival, The 90s Festival, is back with a string of bands from the 90s at Gambir Expo Kemayoran, the JIEXPO Compound in Central Jakarta. On the line-up are Sixpence None the Richer, Dewa 19 featuring Ari Lasso, Kla Project, Stinky, Shaden, Bragi, and many more. Time: 3pm-10pm; tickets Rp525,000-Rp1,750,000.

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of iKON

 “Saranghaeyo Indonesia 2017”, the most fabulous K Pop concert in town, is back to thrill and excite pop enthusiasts at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD, in Tangerang on November 25. Among the bands performing will be Day 6, Dean, iKON, Li Hi, and Eric Nam. Tickets range from Rp1,200,000 to Rp3,200,000. Time: 7:30pm.

Ciputra Artpreneur together with Embassy of Italy in Jakarta and Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta is hosting an international celebration of the 10th year of passing of Italian great tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Taking place on November 26th, Pavarotti Forever is a recital that will be performed by tenors Jenish Ysmanov and Alin Stoica along with sopranos Anna Petricevic and Elisa Balbo. Renowned pianist and long-time friend of the Maestro, Paolo Andreoli, will also be participating.

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Photo: Photo Courtesy of Butet Kartaredjasa

Butet Kartaredjasa’s medium of expression in arts knows no boundaries. A solo arts exhibition featuring the all-round artist’s artistic expression in ceramics will light up Hall A of Galeri Nasional on November 28th. Time: 9am-4pm; free admission.

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