1. Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival at JIExpo Kemayoran
The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival was first held in 2005 and was able to attract 47.500 visitors. This year, the festival is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. Beside international musicians like David Foster, Chris Botti featuring Sting, and Robin Thicke, the festival will also present the best of Indonesian talents such as Dira Sugandhi, Twilite Orchestra, Benny and Barry Likumahuwa, Glen Dauna, Gilang Ramadhan, Elfa’s Bossas, Tulus, Maliq & D’Essentials, Trio Lestari, Vina Panduwinata, Magenta Orchestra, Ruth Sahanaya and some special projects that could be seen only in the festival such as, P-Project Bigband, Tribute to Indonesian Jazz Legends, Krakatau reunion and many more.
2. Goût de France (Good France) 2016
Following the success of the first Goût de France / Good France event, it will be held again on 21 March 2016, with a view to making it an annual spring event. In Indonesia, 22 restaurants across the country will participate and showcase France’s culinary traditions, among them 11 in Jakarta.
Each recipe will be based on cuisine that uses less fat, sugar and salt and shows concern for “good food” and the environment. The price is at the restaurant’s discretion and each participant will commit to donating 5% of the proceeds to a local NGO promoting health and the environment.
Goût de France / Good France, organized on the initiative of Alain Ducasse and the French ministry of Foreign affairs and international development, showcases the French way of life, regional products, and France as a tourist destination.
Check out www.ifi-id.com/goodfrance for more information and a list of participating restaurants in Indonesia.
3. Party Like it’s The 70s at Crowne Plaza’s RETRO Revival
Revive the great Retro days and bring back fond memories of the club by celebrating with us, 70s style! this Friday, 4 March 2016. Bring the the gliter and glam, puff up your hair, and wear that platform shoes, the sequined top and the flared trousers, we’re here to get the disco ball spinning and the night lit up. Enjoy a special performance by DJ Paul and the dynamic duo Mega & Mauro that will sing all the favourites 70s and disco tunes all night long! Enjoy free flow drink all night, supported by Wolf Blass, Heineken and Albens Cider and scrumptious dinner (included in the cover charge).
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Crowne Plaza Hotel
Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav 2-3, Jakarta 12930
4. The Jakarta 12th Toys & Comic Fair 2016
KARTIKA EXPO – BALAI KARTINI, JAKARTA, 5-6 March 2016.
Featuring toy and comic sales, cosplay icons, etc.
5. World Press Photo Exhibition 15
The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard for the profession. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the prestigious World Press Photo Exhibition at the Erasmus Huis from 20 February -12 March 2016. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography.
Until 12 March 2016
at Erasmus Huis Auditorium, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said kav. S-3, Kuningan – Jakarta 12950
6. St. Patrick Charity Ball 2016
Presented by the St. Patrick’s Society, Jakarta. Saturday, 19 March 2016, 6pm onwards. Dress Code : Black Tie / Ball Gown
Ticket sales : [email protected]
7. Easter Weekend 2016
Check out our list of exciting activities for the whole family to celebrate Easter this year! Pick from one of the weekend brunches, many with exciting easter egg hunt and painting, or fun staycation with lots of fun things to do for the little ones, and many more; we urge you to make it super fun!
8. Red Nose in Concert!
Red Nose Foundation’s spring fundraising event is only one month away on Saturday, March 19th, Starting at 6:30pm. Red Nose in Concert will be held in Jakarta’s business district, SCBD (next Pacific Place Mall) at a great venue called, The Foundry 8. The concert will include great music from a variety of popular local musicians including Gugun Blues Shelter, Sandhy Sondoro and more!
-VIP tickets (including free flow beer and wine + sofa seating): Rp. 900,000 / guest
-Festival tickets (including 1 free drink and open seating): Rp. 150,000 / guest
Info & RSVP: [email protected] | +6221 769 1162