Apr
20
Mon
Rocket Festival – Boun Bang Fai
Apr 20 – Jun 3 all-day
Rocket Festival - Boun Bang Fai

Every year, this festival takes place at different date of the Christian Calendar; it starts at the 6th month of the Buddhist calendar, and happens in different time for each area of Laos for the 6 weeks next. Prepare yourself to have last minute information…

During this festival giant rockets, constructed from bamboo poles and stuffed with gunpowder, are launched into the sky to encourage the spirits to bring rain for the upcoming rice-growing season.

The event is very exciting and loud bangs can be heard as the rockets explode. Traditionally, each village parades the rockets to the temple and makes offerings before shooting them towards the sky.

This rain-making and fertility festival is a wild and happy ceremony with music, dances, provocative performances and street processions.

May
29
Fri
Chang (1929) – Film Projection
May 29 @ 19 h 30 min – 21 h 00 min
Chang (1929) - Film Projection

Cinéma-TukTuk. Chang, once upon a time in the jungle.

Cooper and Schoedsack’s movie captures fascinating scenes of everyday life in Northern Laos in the 1920s, when man had to fight to survive in a hostile environment and when nature could be friend or foe. This black and white silent movie is projected on a wide screen and accompanied by sound effects and live music from the musicians of the Shadow Puppets Theatre. This combination of live soundtrack and raw, authentic film material makes it a memorable experience.

May
30
Sat
Chang (1929) – Film Projection
May 30 @ 19 h 30 min – 21 h 00 min
Chang (1929) - Film Projection

Cinéma-TukTuk. Chang, once upon a time in the jungle.

Cooper and Schoedsack’s movie captures fascinating scenes of everyday life in Northern Laos in the 1920s, when man had to fight to survive in a hostile environment and when nature could be friend or foe. This black and white silent movie is projected on a wide screen and accompanied by sound effects and live music from the musicians of the Shadow Puppets Theatre. This combination of live soundtrack and raw, authentic film material makes it a memorable experience.

Jun
2
Tue
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Jun 2 @ 20 h 00 min – 21 h 45 min
Shadow Puppet Theatre

Shadow Puppetry. The Tale of Phralak-Phralam.

Get ready to depart on an adventure to the very heart of this Indian epic. Adapted from Ramayana with humour and respect for tradition, this show is a gateway to the Shadow Puppet Theatre of Champasak. The puppets are your guides to discover the original music and songs from Southern Laos, played live by the musicians. The Lum Siphandon song with its enchanting melody will literally take you upriver all the way from the Four Thousand Islands to Champasak.

Jun
3
Wed
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Jun 3 @ 20 h 00 min – 21 h 45 min
Shadow Puppet Theatre

Shadow Puppetry. The Tale of Phralak-Phralam.

Get ready to depart on an adventure to the very heart of this Indian epic. Adapted from Ramayana with humour and respect for tradition, this show is a gateway to the Shadow Puppet Theatre of Champasak. The puppets are your guides to discover the original music and songs from Southern Laos, played live by the musicians. The Lum Siphandon song with its enchanting melody will literally take you upriver all the way from the Four Thousand Islands to Champasak.

Jun
5
Fri
Chang (1929) – Film Projection
Jun 5 @ 19 h 30 min – 21 h 00 min
Chang (1929) - Film Projection

Cinéma-TukTuk. Chang, once upon a time in the jungle.

Cooper and Schoedsack’s movie captures fascinating scenes of everyday life in Northern Laos in the 1920s, when man had to fight to survive in a hostile environment and when nature could be friend or foe. This black and white silent movie is projected on a wide screen and accompanied by sound effects and live music from the musicians of the Shadow Puppets Theatre. This combination of live soundtrack and raw, authentic film material makes it a memorable experience.

Jun
6
Sat
Chang (1929) – Film Projection
Jun 6 @ 19 h 30 min – 21 h 00 min
Chang (1929) - Film Projection

Cinéma-TukTuk. Chang, once upon a time in the jungle.

Cooper and Schoedsack’s movie captures fascinating scenes of everyday life in Northern Laos in the 1920s, when man had to fight to survive in a hostile environment and when nature could be friend or foe. This black and white silent movie is projected on a wide screen and accompanied by sound effects and live music from the musicians of the Shadow Puppets Theatre. This combination of live soundtrack and raw, authentic film material makes it a memorable experience.

Jun
9
Tue
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Jun 9 @ 20 h 00 min – 21 h 45 min
Shadow Puppet Theatre

Shadow Puppetry. The Tale of Phralak-Phralam.

Get ready to depart on an adventure to the very heart of this Indian epic. Adapted from Ramayana with humour and respect for tradition, this show is a gateway to the Shadow Puppet Theatre of Champasak. The puppets are your guides to discover the original music and songs from Southern Laos, played live by the musicians. The Lum Siphandon song with its enchanting melody will literally take you upriver all the way from the Four Thousand Islands to Champasak.

Jun
10
Wed
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Jun 10 @ 20 h 00 min – 21 h 45 min
Shadow Puppet Theatre

Shadow Puppetry. The Tale of Phralak-Phralam.

Get ready to depart on an adventure to the very heart of this Indian epic. Adapted from Ramayana with humour and respect for tradition, this show is a gateway to the Shadow Puppet Theatre of Champasak. The puppets are your guides to discover the original music and songs from Southern Laos, played live by the musicians. The Lum Siphandon song with its enchanting melody will literally take you upriver all the way from the Four Thousand Islands to Champasak.

Jun
12
Fri
Chang (1929) – Film Projection
Jun 12 @ 19 h 30 min – 21 h 00 min
Chang (1929) - Film Projection

Cinéma-TukTuk. Chang, once upon a time in the jungle.

Cooper and Schoedsack’s movie captures fascinating scenes of everyday life in Northern Laos in the 1920s, when man had to fight to survive in a hostile environment and when nature could be friend or foe. This black and white silent movie is projected on a wide screen and accompanied by sound effects and live music from the musicians of the Shadow Puppets Theatre. This combination of live soundtrack and raw, authentic film material makes it a memorable experience.