Program Category: Festival Club @ Bar Luna

As the sun sets, pull up a seat, order a cocktail and immerse yourself in the Festival Club @ Bar Luna’s free nightly program. No need to book, just bring yourself, your curiosity and a good sense of humor as some of the Festival’s hottest performers take to the Bar Luna stage.


Festival Club | Jessica Jackley and Reza Aslan: An Interfaith Life

Indonesia has one of the world’s most religiously diverse populations – but can different faiths co-exist in a marriage? With interfaith unions on the rise, Christian Jessica Jackley and Muslim …

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Festival Club | Inside Studios

The artist’s studio is a sacred space where magic happens. Art historian Alexandra Corradini has stepped into the private creative realms of Indonesian contemporary artists, and explored their studios and …

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Festival Club | Boy Mestizo

Kiwi-Filipino comedian James Roque always thought that all his hang-ups about race came from moving to New Zealand as a kid. However, he’s since realized he’d accidentally checked in some …

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Festival Club | The Poets Club

Rhythm, verse, stanza, space. Poetry has a way of going straight to the heart. Join host Maeve Marsden as she serenades you while some of the Festival’s star wordsmiths whip …

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Festival Club | Frank Palmos: Living Dangerously

Veteran Australian journalist, translator and historian Frank Palmos was one of the obvious inspirations for the novel The Year of Living Dangerously, which was adapted into a film starring Mel …

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Festival Club | Jenny Zhang: Sour Heart

Centered on a community of immigrants precariously balanced on the edge of poverty in 1990s New York City, the stories that make up Sour Heart examine the ways that family …

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Festival Club | Didiet Maulana: Indonesian Chic

In 2011, Didiet Maulana established his own brand, Ikat Indonesia, with a mission to develop Indonesian woven fabric as the focus of his fashion line. He has garnered international praise …

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Festival Club | On the Road Again

We’ve gathered a stellar lineup of UWRF’s finest globetrotters to regale you with travel stories both tall and true. There’s nothing left for you to do but order a beer …

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Festival Club | Claire G. Coleman: The Old Lie

Claire G. Coleman burst onto the scene with the incredibly clever Terra Nullius (no spoilers!) Her follow-up novel, The Old Lie, examines just what happens when we fail to learn …

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Festival Club | Mira Jacob: Good Talk

Written with humor and vulnerability, Mira Jacob’s deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation. Take this unique opportunity to hear from Mira about the …

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Festival Club | A Storyteller’s Life

Adriaan van Dis’ book Repatriated was published to great acclaim and translated around the world – so naturally, the next step was to team up with Peter van Dongen for …

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Festival Club | A Shared Past and Future

Join four storytellers from The Netherlands with a family history in Indonesia as they explore the influence of Indo-Dutch roots, colonialism and migration on their work. Through conversation and performance, …

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