Thursday June 28, 2012
Take centre stage
Compiled by Lee Mei Li
ACTS OF PERFORMING ARTS
73, Jalan Setia Bakti
Tel: 03-2095 5691 / 012-657 9924 (Yew)
JUNE 30: ACTS of Performing Arts is staging a charity dance and drama performance, The Nutcracker, in December 2012.
Ballet dancers aged 14 to 19 are needed to fill the main roles of this classic tale of the rescue of a prince cursed to become a toy. Successful candidates will have to enrol in ACTS training sessions.
Part of the proceeds of this charity endeavour will go to the Hand Foot Mouth Painting Artists Sdn Bhd to fund their work in producing greeting cards, calendars and gift tags. Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
Cabaret @ PJ Live Arts Level 1, Block K, Jaya One Section 13
72A, Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7960 0439 (enquiries)
or 017-2289 849 (bookings)
EVERY LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH:
PJ Live Arts will stage a new series of monthly magic performances called Magic Live, produced in collaboration with Magic Annexe.
The show is scheduled to run every last Wednesday and will feature the artful sleight of hand of illusionists such as Anslem Roy, one of Asia’s leading magic performers; Bryan Yap, a new talent with rope; skull-toting Jeff Gan; and costume switcheroo extraordinaire, Avery Chin.
Audiences can expect a mix of raw and no-frills magic with engaging theatrics from this diverse set of performers.
Admission: an early bird price of RM35, RM40 at the door. Time: 8.30pm.
MPO COLLABORATION WITH VIOLINIST LIZA FERSCHTMAN
JUNE 30 & JULY 1: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be concluding its Beethoven Solo Concerto series for this 11/12 Season by presenting the composer’s Violin Concerto in
The concert features violinist Liza Ferschtman, who is the recipient of the 2006 Dutch Music Prize, the highest government award in Netherlands.
The performance will close with Symphony No.1 in C Minor (Op.68), composed by Johannes Brahms in 1876.
Ticket price: RM150, RM110, RM70 and RM40. Time: 8.30pm (Saturday) and 3pm (Sunday).
JULY 2: Catch the inaugural combined performance of pianist Alexander Melnikov and violinist Isabelle Faust in Kuala Lumpur
Showcasing his talent as early as 12 years old performing Rachmaninov’s first concerto, Melnikov commands the classic Russian technique that enables him to rise to virtuosic challenges but his thoughtful musicianship defies easy classification.
Faust, a highly sought-after performer of contemporary music, won the Leopold Mozart Competition at 15.
Ticket price: RM138, RM98, RM68 and RM38. Time: 8.30pm.
INTRODUCTION TO OPERA CLASS
Fonteyn Studio Theatre
Bangunan Federal Academy of Ballet
1-3, Jalan 14/22
The Right Angle
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 012-2058 691
JULY 14: Join Dr Michela Bertagnolli Febvre and the Master Class Opera Recital in an introductory opera class covering its history, misconceptions, famous performances, composers, librettists, music and singers.
The class will be conducted in English with audio-visual presentations and interactive discussions.
There will also be performances by masterclass participants featuring excerpts from Puccini’s La Bohème.
Class fee: a minimum donation of RM50 for adults and RM25 for children. Time: 10am to 12pm, and 2pm to 4pm.
HUMAN HEALTH TRIANGLE WORKSHOP
Skyview, Level 28
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Tel: 012-2007 259
JULY 7: Pick up various methods on how to improve your health and overall well-being through this workshop organised by natural wellness centre, Holistic Arogya.
There will be group activities and simple individual assessments that will be used to determine the status of your health.
Participants will also be exposed to techniques in achieving a balanced diet and will learn how to boost their metabolism to its optimum level.
Fees: RM120. Time: 10am to 1pm.
BRAIN FITNESS WORKSHOP
Women’s Institute of Management
7, Jalan Abang Haji Openg
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Tel: 03-6201 0358
JUNE 30: KidzGrow will be holding a workshop entitled Fit Brains Learn Better - Key To Successful Learning In The 21st Century by Regina Chin from Singapore
Fees: RM30 per person with refreshments. Group discounts available. Please call to book your seat. Time: 9am to 1pm.
ELECTRONIC ORIGAMI FLOWER WORKSHOP
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)
4, Jalan Perbadanan 14/9
Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 03-5033 4817
JULY 1 & 6: WHOA! Clubhouse will be organising a hands-on workshop on how to build your own “Electronic Origami Flower” in conjunction with the 2012 Pesta Buku Selangor.
Free admission and open to all kids seven years and above. The workshop is divided into three sessions: July 1 at 6.30pm or 8pm, and July 6 at 5.30pm.
GOAT’S MILK SOAP-MAKING CLASS
JULY 15: Turn wholesome goat’s milk into a bar of soap in this class that will teach you the inner workings of the cold-process soap-making technique.
Goat’s milk is well-known for its moisturising qualities and skin-softening properties. Participants will learn how to make their own soap mould using 500g of soap, which can be sliced into smaller chunks.
Please bring along one empty HL-brand milk carton (1,000ml). The workshop will be conducted in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Class fee: RM260 per person (inclusive of materials). A deposit of RM130 is required to confirm your participation. Time: 3pm to 6pm.
CRAFT SUPPLIES BAZAAR
Bfree Studio (above 99 Speedmart)
3rd floor, 12A-3, Jalan PJS 8/11
Dataran Mentari, Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
E-mail: lvbeii1604@ gmail.com facebook.com/SuppliesSurpriseBazaar
JULY 7: If you like making your own crafts, you’ll want to visit The Handmade Movement’s Supplies Surprise! Ba zaar, which is held only a few times a year.
Choose from wooden buttons, vintage fabric and ribbons to beads, DIY doll kits and bracelet charms.
Admission is free. Time: 12pm to 7pm.
IN2ART CRAFT EVENT
JUNE 30: In2Art will be having a one-day event called Fun with In2Art featuring art exhibitions and cr aft workshops such as T-shirt/ bag-painting and clay modelling. There will also be a range of zakka (handmade items) for sale.
Door gifts will be given to visitors while stocks last. Admission is free. Time: 10am to 4pm.
Lot 231, Bukit Nenas
Jalan Ampa ng, Kuala Lumpur
JUNE 30: Come by for Malaysia’s first Bohemian-styled bazaar where you’ll get to shop, eat and enjoy musical and literary performances by unconventional enthusiasts. Time: 3pm to 10pm.
CALVARY CARNIVAL 2012
Taylor’s Lakeside Campus
1, Jalan Taylor’s
Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-2095 9659
JUNE 30: The Calvary Carnival is a fundraising effort for the building of the Calvary Convention Centre (CCC) located at Bukit Jalil, expected to be completed in March 2013.
This year’s event boasts over 140 booths from stalls selling durian, local and international cuisine to fashion accessories and toys.
Look out for a variety of discounted books at the BookXCess booth.
There will be also be fun games, activities (Fear Factor Durian Challenge, anyone?) and performances by the special needs children from Calvaryland.
Admission is free. Carnival coupons will be used for all transactions. Time: 9am-5pm.
UTAR SCIENCE FAIR UTAR
Petaling Jaya Campus
9, Jalan Bersatu 13/4
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7958 26 28
ext 8206/7133 (Yeoh/Phoebe)
JULY 6 & 7: Utar will be organising a Science Fair in conjunction with the Utar R&D exhibition day, to enhance student interest in the fields of research and development. Highlights include poster exhibitions, talks, scientific demos and interactive activities. Admission is free. Time: 9am to 5pm.