In 1970, a young musician named Jeffrey Kagel sold all his possessions and moved from NY to the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). This film follows his journey to India and back, and his eventual emergence as the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist.
An intriguing US crime drama series starring Tim Roth. Episodes 2, Season 2. Zoe has the Lightman Group look into a college athlete accused of rape. Episode 3: While Cal is on vacation in Mexico, he’s brought in to help investigate the bizarre case of a missing woman.
A highly entertaining and eclectic band led by an exceptionally talented and soulful vocalist named Dee Dice. Their sound takes influence from a vast array of genres including Jazz, Soul, RnB, Pop, Reggae and even Folk. Set menu includes appetizers, a full traditional Turkey Dinner (vegetarian option available) with all the trimmings, dessert and a glass of wine or cocktail.
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. Written & directed by Niki Caro. Family drama, 2002.
Born in San Francisco, Jim Larkin has become an international ambassador of Blues, R&B & soul. Jim’s show has a new repertoire of ‘good old country Blues with a lot of Soul’. Set menu includes appetizers, a full traditional Turkey Dinner (vegetarian option available) with all the trimmings, dessert and a glass of wine or cocktail.
On Christmas Eve during world War I, the Germans, French, and Scottish fraternize and get to know the men who live on the opposite side of a brutal war, in what became a true lesson of humanity. Written and directed by Christian Carion. Drama/history, 2005. French with English subtitles.
Would you like to meet new, interesting people from around the world? It doesn’t matter if you’re by yourself, a couple or a few friends together. Spend an evening listening to the stories others have to tell, sharing knowledge, getting or passing on tips while enjoying a delightful dinner. Starts with welcome drink and canapés, followed by a 3-course meal. Cost: 380,000Rp++. See www.bridgesbali.com/
An intriguing US crime drama series starring Tim Roth. Episode 4, Season 2: Eric Matheson, a man accused of killing his wife, holds the Lightman Group hostage to get them to prove his innocence. Episode 5: A blast from the past pulls Lightman into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, testing his loyalty. The Lightman Group looks into a death threat from a high school student.
Get ready to Dance until you drop, with an exciting show of up-tempo, high energy Ska Jazz. This is jazz with attitude / ska with class, describe Ska Jazz however you like, but it is all about having fun! An 8 piece band including a full brass section and a solid male vocalist. Special dinner menu for IDR 750,000 per person, or cover charge of 200,000Rp.
New Year’s Eve party at the Mansion! 2 Sound Systems (Indoor & covered outdoor). 12 Epic DJ Sets. Mesmerizing VJ acts, Video Art & 3D Mapping. Magic Deko, Installations & Fireworks. Live Performances. Cost: 500,000 with complimentary glass of bubbles, finger food, and raw chocolate. See here for more.
Arief Rabik is an Ubud-based environmental scientist specializing in bamboo. His company, Indobamboo, makes some of the strongest beams and bamboo products in the world. This week Arief launched a book, co-written with Ben Brown, called ‘Towards Resilient Bamboo Forestry’. It’ll be on sale in Periplus shortly. Catriona Mitchell talked to Arief about his Read more…
An unusual event is being held tomorrow, Saturday 13th December, at the Paradiso Cinema in Ubud: the International Bitcoin Film Festival. Catriona Mitchell spoke to one of the key organisers, Gary Dykstra, about the basics of Bitcoin, to find out why it’s significant and why it’s taking off in Bali. A technology veteran, Gary is Read more…
Following our previous installment on the royal cremation, with this photo essay we take a look at the big day, the peak of all the preceding rituals. For more details please see our two previous blog posts. By Rio Helmi, with thanks to photographer Agus Suka Adi Surya for his additions. A Read more…
For every Balinese cremation, whatever the scale, there are many, many preparations and preceding rituals to be done before the final send-off. Here we take a look behind the scenes for today’s royal cremation of the Ubud prince Tjokorda Raka Sukawati, inventor of the “Sosrobahu” engineering technique for building flyovers. The trickiest Read more…
At 8:00 am on the the 11th of November, at the age of 83, the prince Tjokorda Raka Sukawati passed away in Denpasar. Preparations for his cremation began straight away in order complete his funeral before the Galungan season coming up next week. The cremation will be held tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th of December Read more…
by Rio Helmi Yesterday morning, around 9:30-10am according to neighbors, a blaze erupted from the popular Clear Café. The flames spread swiftly to their neighbours resulting in devastating material loss – fortunately no lives were lost. The café, which over the last couple of years had developed a reputation for its ingenious Read more…
Saturday 20th September saw the launch of yet another major book on legendary Balinese artist I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, this time penned by six highly regarded experts on Balinese art and culture. Intrigued, we went along to the press conference at Puri Lukisan Museum in Ubud. by Rio Helmi After decades of drought, suddenly Read more…