• The Island Weekend Guide: 5 cool things to do in Bali Oct. 27-29

    The Day of the Dead is just around the corner, let’s drink to that! Photo via Above Eleven

    UBUD: Writers and Readers Festival

    Dive into Bali’s biggest festival, the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Five days packed full of over 200 events, including panels, literary lunches, live performances, hands-on workshops, art exhibits, markets, plus more. This year’s theme centers on “Origins,” a “recognition of our eternal connection to where we have come from and to where we will ultimately return” and an exploration of “the bigger picture”. The lineup features internationally-renowned writers, artists, performers, and thinkers, along with writers and artists at the forefront of Indonesian literary and artistic talent.

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 29
    Where: Main festival program on Jl. Raya Sanggingan
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    JIMBARAN: Dia De Los Muertos

    Come celebrate the Mexican festival of remembrance, Day of the Dead at Bali’s first Japanese Peruvian rooftop bar & restaurant that just happens to have an exceptional view of Jimbaran Bay. Bust some moves as Above Eleven’s resident DJs will be spinning, snap up the memories at a complimentary Photo Booth, get your face painted by a professional, and dress to impress as two prizes (one night’s stay at the Movenpick for first; IDR600k at Above Eleven for second), will go to costume contest winners. Entry is free and vouchers are available with a minimum purchase of IDR200k to redeem for food and beverage at the venue.

    When: Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6pm onwards
    Where: Above Eleven, Samasta Lifestyle Village Level 8, Jl. Wanagiri
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    DENPASAR: PROJAM starring Tony Q

    Indonesian reggae legend Tony Q Rastafara will be performing in Denpasar this weekend at ProJam, along with Jogja pop-punk group Endank Soekmati. Jamming for almost 30 years, “Tony Q” has been credited with popularizing dreadlocks amongst the ever-growing Indo reggae head community, so if reggae’s your jam and you want to experience it with an Indonesian spin, he’s your guy.

    When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 7pm
    Where: Taman Gong Perdamaian Kertalangu

    SEMINYAK: Ghost Ship Party

    Get your freak on at Sea Vu Play’s Ghost Ship Party. The Petitenget hot spot will transform into a haunted shipwreck to celebrate their one-year anniversary, just ahead of Halloween. Go big with your costume and dress with the theme dead pirates and seal ghouls in mind and you just could win an awesome door prize: a one-night stay at Hu’u Villas Penthouse, valued at USD1,000 for first place; a year’s worth of Heineken beer for second place; and a bottle of rum for the pirate taking third.

    When: Saturday, Oct. 28, kickoff at 8pm
    Where: Sea Vu Play, Jl. Petitenget

    UBUD: Rio Helmi fundraiser for Agung

    Support emergency relief efforts for the thousands forced to flee their homes as Bali’s Mount Agung remains on the highest alert level for an eruption for an indefinite amount of time. One of the island’s favorite photographers, Rio Helmi, will be holding a photography fundraiser with his iconic images, taken around Indonesia. Profits will go to volcano relief efforts.

    When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 5:15pm
    Where: Rio Helmi Gallery, Jl. Suweta 6b

    Sources: https://coconuts.co/bali/lifestyle/bali-weekend-guide-5-cool-things-island-oct-27-29/
    Re-posted by Pande

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