A fundraiser for efforts by Bumi Sehat and Idep Foundation to help with disaster relief from Typhoon Haiyan. A line-up of inspired Ubud-based speakers will appear on stage for 6 minutes 40 seconds each, presenting a talk with 20 slides. Suggested donation: Rp100,000. Front row seats will be available for an extra fee. A special pre-PechaKucha dinner will be held at Betelnut. Tickets on sale soon!
With Daniel Elber and Muntigunung Poverty Eradication Project. Have you seen women (sometimes with children) begging on the streets of Ubud and other places? Learn about an amazing organization solving this as well as other problems for a remote area of Bali. How the Muntigunung Project started, what it is, how it works, its philosophy, operations and fundraising. Learn how it is both successful and sustainable.
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the ’68 Paris student riots. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel and Eva Green. Drama / romance, 2003. Entry is free.
An exhibition of contemporary photography by 10 Bali-based artists (including Ubud Now & Then’s Rio Helmi!), and 18 Jakarta-based photographers. The exhibition will run until January 12th 2014.
Jean lives a simple, happy life with his loving wife and son, until his son’s home-room teacher, Madamoiselle Chambon, asks him to volunteer as a substitute teacher. He starts to fall for her delicate and elegant charm, and his ordinary life between family and work starts to falter. Dir by Stephane Brize, with Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kimberlain &Aure Atika. Drama, 2009.
Access Consciousness is a dynamic set of tools and processes with the power to unlock issues many have been unable to resolve. The Bars® are 32 points of energy that store electromagnetic components of all the thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that anyone has ever had. Running the bars creates more clarity and consciousness. Cost: 1.3mil++
A happy hour held on the Bridges terrace, with a focus on learning about different wines and spirits. Bridges has the most extensive wine range in Ubud, and this is an opportunity to learn from experts. Each Friday has a different theme (grape variety or region, or wine producer). With lounge music and canapes. See http://www.bridgesbali.com/
Internationally known for his phenomenal skills on the guitar, Balawan is a pioneer in the fusion of Jazz and Balinese Gamalan. He is best known as a Batuan Ethnic Fusion guitarist and his ability to play double neck guitar. He is often regarded as one of the fastest guitarists in Indonesia.
A 5-course dinner including welcome drink, roast turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potato, salads, Christmas log & more! This evening supports the many Rotary projects that help local Balinese communities and schools, including sanitation projects, safe drinking water, health care including doctor and dental visits. Cost: 350,000Rp. Contact Taksu at (0361) 971-490
An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, with Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori and Sonia Bergamasco. Family drama, 2012. In Italian with English subtitles. Entry is free.
By Richard Horstman Having opened last night (7th December) and continuing through to the 7th January 2014, Swiss born artist Paul Husner presents his latest body of work “The Magic of Truth” in an exhibition of paintings at Ubud’s Agung Rai Museum of Art. While often compared to the renowned Dutch artist Arie Read more…
Yesterday at Ubud’s newest restaurant – Locavore – Slow Food Bali held one of the spectacular culinary events it’s fast getting a reputation for. ‘From Beak to Tail’ included extensive demonstrations of recipes for free range chicken and Muscovy duck, by Locavore’s chefs Eelka Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah. The class was followed by a three-course lunch. Text and photos Read more…
By Erick Joseph & Janice Tenille “Through Yoga, I can say yes, this is who I am.” Murni’s journey to “discover herself” through Yoga started after months of resisting the persuasive efforts of Yoga Barn owners Megan and Kadek. Murni had been working for years at this multi-faceted healing mecca Read more…
On October 15th, a 7.2 earthquake devastated the islands of Bohol and Cebu in the Philippines, and surrounding communities were reduced to rubble. Then on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, aka Yolanda, the deadliest storm to ever make landfall in human history, destroyed the Central Philippines. Yolanda’s winds of 235 km/hour, gusts reaching Read more…
by Mila Shwaiko Welcome to a totally biased hour-by-hour ramble through Ubud’s streets. This edition is focusing on Jalan Dewi Sita. Linking Jalan Hanoman and Jalan Monkey Forest, it is often the street you get stuck in with your car as you try to navigate Ubud’s one way streets. Luckily, it is Read more…
From the Rice Fields, Into the River: A Cyclist’s 30-Metre Tumble Down a Cliff Face & The Rescue Party That Saved His Life
By Michael Hoffman The fall off the new bicycle is a surprise, but I expect to get up immediately. Instead, I keep on slamming straight downward against the mountain; my feet are caught in the toe clips of my bicycle and I’m still attached to it. The terrain is rocky, with protruding rocks from Read more…
by Richard Horstman The extraordinary contribution to Indonesian modern art by Seabad Sudjojono (b. Sumatra 1913-86) led to the development of a new nationalist painting genre during the most crucial period in the social/political independence struggle of the Indonesian people. In 1938 Sudjojono along with other artists established the collective PERSAGI (the Read more…
by Catriona Mitchell “The food we’re going to do is, in my eyes, pretty creative and different from what anyone else is doing in Ubud.” – Eelke Plasmeijer A new restaurant is opening on Jalan Dewi Sita tomorrow (Tuesday 29th October), and it’s bound to make a splash. Locavore takes Read more…
Text and photographs by Mila Shwaiko Welcome to a totally biased hour-by-hour ramble through Ubud’s streets starting with Jalan Gootama (or Gautama, Gotama). Linking Jalan Dewi Sita and the main street of Ubud, Jalan Gootama’s cheap(er) rents mean some of the best upcoming Ubud entrepreneurs, designers and restaurateurs are making their home there. Read more…