Entertainment

Top Choice Dance in Prambanan

Ramayana Ballet

Held at the outdoor theatre just west of the main Prambanan temple complex, the famous Ramayana Ballet is Java’s most spectacular dance-drama troupe. The story of Rama and Sita takes place three nights a week on Tue…
Top Choice Theatre in Solo

Sriwedari Theatre

The theatre in this vacant plot (formerly an amusement park now undergoing redevelopment) is the unlikely venue of one of the best shows in Java! Traditional dance performances by Solo's esteemed and long-running wa…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Bandung

ASTI Bandung

In the southern part of the city about 3km from the centre, this is a school for traditional Sundanese arts – music, dancing and pencak silat (martial arts). There are frequent good performances, some of which are h…
Live Music in South Jakarta

Nautilus

Nautilus is a bold, classic European-versus-Asian-bling drinking lounge at the Four Seasons hotel. Upon entering, you're drawn to the striking mural of the historic Sunda Kelapa port behind the bar. There's live mus…
Cinema in South Jakarta

Kinosaurus Jakarta

Walk through the Aksara bookshop, then rub shoulders with Jakarta's artistic community at this hidden cinema, which hosts independent short and fringe films from around Indonesia and the world. Most are either in En…
Cinema in Cikini & Menteng

CGV Grand Indonesia

If you've never had a VIP cinema experience, this is the place to do it. Gold class has a premium lounge, La-Z-Boy-style chairs and waiter service (you can buy drinks and snacks from your chair), while velvet class …
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 cafet…
Performing Arts in Malang

Taman Rekreasi Senaputra

Malang’s cultural and recreational park has a hectically busy swimming pool and children’s playground and some quirky events. Kuda lumping (horse trance) dances (7000Rp) are performed every Sunday morning at 10am.
Karaoke in Cikini & Menteng

T-Rex Family Karaoke

Despite the name, this is not a particularly family friendly place. Although kids are welcome, it can get pretty boozy. The dozens of private karaoke rooms range in size (accommodating four to 50 people). You can or…
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…