Au­gust, the month of In­de­pen­dence, sparkles with awe­some hap­pen­ings, from the 18th Asian Games to the Jem­ber Fash­ion Car­ni­val, the GIIAS mo­tor­show, paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, con­certs, and a jazz fes­ti­val.

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01 Pres­i­den­tial Col­lec­tions

A wide se­lec­tion of exclusive art­works from the col­lec­tions of five pres­i­den­tial palaces will be on dis­play for a whole month at Hall A of Ga­leri Na­sional, the National Gallery in Jakarta. Open daily ex­cept pub­lic hol­i­days; free en­trance; time: 10am–7pm.

02 Mega Mo­tor­show

The coun­try’s big­gest auto show, GIIAS, is back at the In­done­sia Con­ven­tion Ex­hi­bi­tion (ICE) in BSD City in Tangerang. The 10-day fair fea­tures 27 auto brands and 10 mo­tor­cy­cle brands with specif­i­cally de­signed mod­els to meet the high ex­pec­ta­tions of car con­nois­seurs. Tick­ets: Rp100,000; time: 11am-9pm.

04 A Mae­stro’s Cen­te­nary

Cipu­tra Art­preneur Mu­seum will cel­e­brate Hen­dra Gu­nawan’s 100th an­niver­sary with in­spir­ing ex­hi­bi­tions show­cas­ing the best art­works by the great mae­stro. Cu­ra­tors Agus Der­mawan and Amin­udin Sire­gar grouped the art­works in a “Women and Fam­ily” ret­ro­spec­tive, while cu­ra­tor Rifky Ef­fendy co­or­di­nates 70 con­tem­po­rary artists to par­take in “Hen­dra Gu­nawan Spec­trum”, which will run un­til Au­gust 12.

07 Fash­ion For­ward

The 17th Jem­ber Fash­ion Car­ni­val, a cos­tume pa­rade an­nu­ally fea­tured in the East Java city of Jem­ber, has “Asia Light” as its main theme. In­spired by the lo­cal pageantry of Reyog Ponorogo, the six-day fes­ti­val is cen­tred along a 3.6km cat­walk and is ex­pected to at­tract thou­sands from around the ar­chi­pel­ago and abroad.

10 Bali Blue Notes

The 6th Ubud Vil­lage Jazz Fes­ti­val will jazz up Bali for two days at The Arma Mu­seum Gar­den. A string of leg­ends like the Benny Green Trio as well as ris­ing stars like Triple Ace in Colours are ready to light up the com­mu­nity-based event. Tick­ets: from Rp500,000.

18 Asian Games Jakarta Palem­bang 2018

The 18th Asian Games will kick off in Jakarta and Palem­bang and last for 16 con­sec­u­tive days, fea­tur­ing 462 events in 40 dis­ci­plines con­tested by 11,200 ath­letes from 45 mem­ber coun­tries. For the first time, e-sports and ca­noe polo will be fea­tured as demon­stra­tion sports. Gelora Bung Karno Main Sta­dium in Jakarta will host the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies of the games.

20 Love You, Clean Ban­dit

Grammy Award­win­ner Clean Ban­dit will quench the thirsts of avid fans at the “Clean Ban­dit Live in Jakarta – Love You Tour 2018” at The Kasablanka Hall in Jakarta. Aside from hits like “Rocke­bye”, sung by Anne Marie and Sean Paul, the English band will in­tro­duce a new sin­gle en­ti­tled “Solo”. Tick­ets: Rp800,000; show­time: 8pm.

25 Mon Paramore

Afi­ciona­dos will cel­e­brate as the In­done­sia Con­ven­tion Ex­hi­bi­tion (ICE) in BSD City lights up with ex­cite­ment when al­ter­na­tive rock band Paramore, from Ten­nessee in the US, stage an epic con­cert. Tick­ets for the “Paramore – Tour Four 2018” are set at Rp1,200,000; show­time: 7pm.

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