You Need to See Gardika Gigih Live, a Film Festival, 'Suits' and So Much More This Weekend

God bless long weekends.
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Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to take in during your downtime:

CATCH GARDIKA GIGIH'S DEBUT SHOW IN JAKARTA This Saturday is Yogyakarta-based composer Gardika Gigih's first show after the release of his debut album Nyala in November. Gigih will take the stage at IFI Jakarta, along with a number of musicians from various genres: The Trees and The Wild’s Remedy Waloni, the Cellist Jeremia Kimosabe, Rockja’s Suta Suma Pangekshi, elemental guitarist Gaze Luthfi Kurniadi, and the pop jazz singer Monita Tahalea. Gigih will play songs from his album, but in a different format. Considering the various backgrounds of the collaborators, the concert looks like it’s gonna be full of pop-ambient-folk-postrock/shoegaze with lots of improvisations. The mini concert is a collaboration between Blank Orb Records, SRM management, and Sorge Records. Plus, the artist who created the artwork for Nyala, Gata Mahardika, will exhibit his work there too. If you're lucky enough to get tickets before they sold out a few days ago, I'll see you there! —Ananda Badudu


If you don’t know what to do for the long weekend, and you have seen everything at the big theatres, you should check out the Enam Belas Film Festival. The fest is a campaign to raise awareness on gender-based violence, and to commemorate the global campaign “16 Hari Anti Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan.” The festival started last week and will go on until December 10. Enam Belas Film Festival will screen 16 feature films and 16 short films in seven cities across Indonesia. Check their Instagram for the full schedule of the festival.—Regan Reuben



The British royal family is pretty irrelevant. I mean, what do they actually do? But that didn’t stop 16-year-old me from being glued to my computer screen watching the YouTube live stream of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. I’ve grown a lot since then, but American actress Meghan Markle, who recently announced her engagement with Prince Harry, re-sparked my fascination with the royal family (which honestly doesn’t go beyond the fact that they throw the best weddings). Markle will be the first biracial American to marry into the royal family, and she could theoretically rule England someday. Unlike her currently unemployed husband-to-be, Markle stars in the legal drama TV show Suits as Rachel Zane, a badass paralegal in Manhattan who tries to overcome her fear about taking the LSAT to get into Harvard Law with the help of the show’s protagonist Mike Ross aka her character’s love interest. Her storyline is definitely secondary to Ross’, who is a genius college dropout who smart-mouthed his way into getting hired at a law firm as an associate, but I’m mainly watching Suits for Markle’s character. I’ve watched almost the entire 12-episode first season since I started the show, um, three days ago. It’s difficult to make law sexy, but Suits does a pretty good job. I doubt I’ll continue watching after Markle leaves the show once its seventh season ends, but we have a few months to see her as Rachel Zane before she ties the knot and officially becomes a princess next May. —Alia Marsha


If or when you think you’ve had enough of legal banters, you might want to check out Semasa di Kota Tua, a market in the original downtown of Jakarta. You can eat some pretty choux, look at artisanal ceramics, shop some zine and essential oils, among others. There will also be a tour and music performances. The market is open throughout the long weekend, on the second floor of Kantor Post, Fatahillah Square. I mean, this could be a nice way of spending a day at Kota Tua that doesn’t involve prewed photoshoots and a lesson in “photography.” —Syarafina Vidyadhana