Top Choice Dance in Ulu Watu

Kecak Dance

Although the performance obviously caters for tourists, the gorgeous setting at Pura Luhur Ulu Watu in a small amphitheatre in a leafy part of the grounds makes it one of the more evocative on the island. The views …
Top Choice Cinema in Ubud


This organic vegetarian restuarant also screens two or three nightly movies at its surprisingly plush 150-seat cinema. The price of admission is redeemable against items from the Earth Cafe menu – so a great deal. D…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Cikini & Menteng

Taman Ismail Marzuki

Jakarta's premier cultural centre has a great selection of cinemas, theatres and exhibition spaces. Performances (such as Sundanese dance and gamelan music events) are always high quality and the complex has a coupl…
Dance in Prambanan

Ramayana Ballet

Held at the outdoor theatre just west of the main Prambana temple complex, the famous Ramayana Ballet is Java’s most spectacular dance-drama. The story of Rama and Sita takes place three nights a week on Tuesday, Th…
Live Music in Danau Toba

Roy’s Pub

The best night out on Samosir, Roy's has live music (normally local rock bands) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights in a graffiti-splattered building with a dancing vibe. Great, alcohol-fuelled fun.
Dance in Ubud

Pura Dalem Ubud

At the west end of Jl Raya Ubud, this open-air venue has a flame-lit carved-stone backdrop and is one of the most evocative places to see a dance performance.
Stadium in South Jakarta

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Indonesia's largest stadium was completed in 1962. Since then it's had a few rebuildings and is presently used for football matches – especially by visiting European teams – and performances by popular groups before…
Live Music in Yogyakarta

Asmara Art & Coffee Shop

It calls itself an art and coffee shop, but this split-level joint feels like a restaurant and bar with frequent live bands from 9pm. Regulars include a really good reggae band on Thursdays and there's a fun, mixed …
Puppet Theatre in Yogyakarta

Sasono Hinggil

Most of the tourist centres, hotels etc offer shortened versions for tourists, but here in the alun-alun of the kraton, marathon all-night performances are held every second Saturday of the month from 9pm to 5am. Br…
Cinema in Seminyak

Upstairs Lounge Cinema Club

State-of-the-art screenings of new, classic, art-house and unusual movies in a comfy and small cinema. Admission is free with any food purchase from the downstairs Divine Earth cafe.