Bar Luna Basement, a bohemian-style café on Jalan Raya Ubud (in Casa Luna restaurant Basement), is the local hot spot for literary musings, tasty tapas, cocktails and more.
Bar Luna Lit Club
Every week, Bar Luna hosts talented writers and artists alongside some of the island's finest musicians, in what has become Bali's hippest literary salon and hot-bed of wild debates, readings, performance and meaningful conversation. From Booker-prize winners to celebrated poets, from dynamic singers to guitar-strumming geniuses, it’s all happening at Bar Luna.
If you are a published author and would like to speak at Bar Luna, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you and will do our best to fit you into our schedule.
Bar Luna Basement Lit Club schedule April 2016
In our new hip space downstairs in Casa Luna Basement – enter via the steps next to Casa Luna
LITERARY MUSING PROGRAMME
April is month of awareness and young child. Join in our event programme; watch movies, shout poems, and dance lively! Watch our movies then stay on after to continue the discussion. Our exciting programme celebrates award winning foreign movie directors on Monday and Indonesian movie directors on Thursday.
Monday, April 4 | 7.30 pm The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson (1h39min) | Adventure, Comedy, Drama From a story of Anderson and Hugo Guinness (British writer and illustrator), inspired by Stefan Zweig’s writing (Austrian novelist, playwright and journalist) — bring us an adventure with Gustave H, a concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka who proves his innocence after being framed for murder. Superb eye for visual storytelling from a grownup storybook!
Monday, April 18 | 7.30 pm Trashed (2012) Jeremy Irons (1h38min) | Documentary An award-winning documentary feature film by Blenheim Films with Jeremey Irons which was selected for Cannes where it had the premiere in 2012. As the one in the peak of food chain, human becomes unaware with trash cycle which involve them as the main role of what’s happening. “We buy it, we bury it, we burn it, and we ignore it.” Sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, the film expect us to contribute to our own survival and well being of the planet.
Thursday, April 14 | 7.30 pm SOCIAL TALK with Galuh Wandita at 7.30 pm One of the most impressive speakers of the 2015 Ubud Writers& Readers Festival, Galuh Wandita has worked extensively on humanitarian issues in East Timor, going on to key appointments at the Timor-Leste truth commission, the International Centre for Transitional Justice, an NGO based in New York, and Asia Justice and Rights. She is now working on an action-research photo book about women and impunity in Asia. Join her at Bar Luna Basement in-conversation about her life and work.
Thursday, April 28 | 7.30 pm Jalanan The Movie (2013) Daniel Ziv (1h48min) | Documentary | Special Feature! The movie portrayed the brutally, raw, and satirically humorous of the capital city brought by the three charismatic bus musicians in Jakarta. The soundtracks give power to the plot as many raw messages role to build the story. After won 6 Film Festival and have been in 6 Official Selection of Film Festival, we bring you Jalanan The Movie and bring someone to be specially featured!
EVENT Sip on, have our tasty tapas and meals; and roll in for everyday happy hour 5-8 pm. Enjoy the unique talented musicians that give vibrant in Ubud music scene on our stage! Join in sharing knowledge in our Social Talks.
OPEN MIC Looking for a place or stage to share your talent? Sing, dance, shout a poem, strum a guitar, play percussion or just enjoy listening to the Open Mic Night in Bar Luna every Wednesday at 7.30 pm #SoulShare
Wednesday, April 6 & April 20 Hosted by Rizal Rizal Abdulhadi is a uniquely talented multi-instrumentalist and folk singer. Rasendriya is a new instrument he independently created from bamboo.
Wednesday, April 13 & April 27 Hosted by Miyoshi Masato Miyoshi is a solo violin who composes his own music live on stage!
FRIDAY LIVE MUSIC Sit back and have cocktails or kick up your heels to the sounds of Ubud’s musician every Friday at 7.30 pm
Friday, April 1 Unb’rocken Undeniable music composing from 4 Balinese guys team up bringing the best blues sound in Ubud to our stage!
April 8 Gustu Brahmanta Gustu Brahmanta was born in Kamasan Art Village, Bali. His talent in playing drums will make your hips talking!
April 15 FUNKY BABA TRIO Join us for a journey from India to Jamaica. Come early to make full use of our Happy Hour from 5-8pm with buy 1 get 1 free cocktails! Sitar, Guitar, Vocal/Barok; Vocal, Reeds, Sakuhachi, Ney, Trompete, Guitar/Javaman; Tabla, Cajun, Percussion/Yusuf.
April 22 YUDELELE Yude Andiko is a musician who also build the ultimate travel guitar and a workshop for guitar maker in Bali under the brand of Yudelele.
APRIL 29 RIZAL & THE RASENDRIYA Originally from West Java, Rizal Abdulhadi is a uniquely talented multi-instrumentalist and folk singer. Rasendriya is a new instrument he independently created from bamboo.
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Bar Luna service is great and the food is delicious. Literary nights are fun and the coffee is best in Bali.”