Thank you for joining US for special cultural events to illuminate Indonesian culture through the dance, foods, films, music, and more of this dynamic country.
Saturday, November 6th @ 7 - 9 PM
Celebrate with us and with Modero Dance Company as they bring a special showcase of Indonesian Dance & Dancers & Live Gamelan Music to inaugurate our 25th Anniversary year! Meet our old friends for a special night!
Saturday, November 13th @ 2 – 4 PM
We invite all lovers of Indonesian batik to welcome DaVas Batik, a fashion designer from Java, as they bring their new style of batik apparel for our very own trunk show. Their collections include unique jackets, skirts, shirts, jewelry, and more.
The name DaVas comes from the designer David Andreas. David is a young local fashion designer from a small village in East Java, Indonesia. He was the winner of Fashion Design Competition in Yogyakarta Fashion Week 2016 and featured in Yogya Fashion Week 2017 and Jakarta Fashion Week 2018. He currently owns fashion line in Indonesia, called Davas Indonesia. In 2016, DaVas Batik was launched in Philadelphia, PA. DaVas Batik is ready to wear batik collections, exclusively sold in United States.
Friday, November 19th @ 7 PM
This is one of Laura’s favorite films! A young Sigourney Weaver and Mel Gibson star in this 1982 classic romantic and political thriller set in revolutionary 1965 Indonesia. Following the screening, join us in a brief discussion about the history leading up to this period, as well as the state of democracy in Indonesia today.
Watch the trailer for The Year of Living Dangerously here.
Sunday, November 21st @ 5:30 PM
Travel with Laura through her over 30 years of living, working in, and loving Indonesia. Be transported to a distant, exotic land, but with no passport required and we’ll have you home in time for dinner.
Wednesday, December 1st @ 7 PM
Welcome Philadelphia resident Kirstin Spangenberg to share her love of “Dangdut” singing, a popular Indonesian fusion of local musical traditions, Indian and Malaysian film music, and Western rock. Kristin has been singing her whole life and she now performs as a “Dangdut in America” singer. If her music makes you feel like dancing, be our guest!
Enjoy listening to Kristin singing a popular Indonesian song by legend Didi Kempot.
Every Wednesday in December - 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, from 6 – 9 PM
For four fun December Wednesdays, experience the sights & sounds of Chestnut Hill’s many shops decked out for this special holiday tradition. Once again, From Bali to Us is the happening spot on the hill, with the horse & carriage rides leaving from in front of our shop!
Thursday, December 2nd @ 7 PM
Zoomed from their kitchen in South Philly, our friends Irza and Aditya from Pecel Ndeso Catering will teach us how to make a few delicious favorites that draw upon Balinese flavors. Pick up the pre-prepared dinner-for-two at our shop in Chestnut Hill, or have it delivered to your door in the afternoon. You’ll receive information about the dinner as well as the Zoom link for the class that evening. From the comfort of your own home, feast with us and expand your culinary kitchen with the exotic flavors of Indonesia! The required pre-registration is $40 per feast, or $12 for just the Zoom cooking class.
Saturday, December 4th @ 9 AM
Stretch with Sinta and sip Jamu, a traditional Indonesian herbal drink said to boost one’s immune system and maintain good health, just in time for the holiday season. Sinta is a traditional Indonesian dance artist who will share her stretch routine that helps improve posture, range of motion, and prevent injury. The session will conclude with a relaxation segment, and Sinta will talk about Jamu and share with us a simple recipe to make it in your own home. Bring your own mat and towel. Pre-registration is required, and donations are encouraged.
Sunday, December 12th @ 4 PM
Join us for this fun hands-on activity, great for all ages! Discover the sounds and beauty of the Angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made from two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. No musical experience is required: just bring your enthusiasm, friends, and family! Pre-registration is required, and the event is free for all.