Thursday September 20, 2012
Compiled by Michael Cheang
JONAH JONES RUGBY SEVENS
Royal Selangor Club,
Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
SEPT 22-23: The longest-running rugby sevens tournament in Asia kicks off this weekend with at least 50 teams expected to participate. The Super League for professional and semi-professional players also makes a comeback this year. Admission: Free. Time: 8am-6pm.
Melaka Art & Performance Festival
St. Paul’s Hill, Malacca
SEPT 21-23: The largest and only site-specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO Heritage site returns to Malacca for the fourth time. It will feature art installations and performances by more than 50 renowned local and international artists. Admission: Free.
KOMAS FREEDOM ARTS FEST
PJ Live Arts, Jaya One
72 Jalan Universiti Seksyen 11, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7960 0439 freedomfilmfest.komas.org
SEPT 22 & 23: The annual Komas Freedom Film Fest (FFF) turns 10 this year, and to celebrate, FFF is organising the Freedom Arts Fest, a two-day, multi-arts human rights festival showcasing more than 20 local and international films, as well as a range of arts and activism workshops and exhibitions. Catch the premiere of this year’s winning documentaries, Rights Of The Dead (Tricia Yeoh), M-C-M’: Utopia Milik Siapa? (Boon Kia Meng) and The Silent Riot (Nadira Ilana).Admission: minimum RM20 donation at the door. Time: 10am-10pm.
JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL
GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang
Tel: 03-2284 6228
SEPT 20-23: The Japanese Film Festival heads up north to Penang, with 12 of the hottest and latest Japanese films. Tickets are only RM5 per screening. Check website for updates and screening schedule.
EFFECTIVE MANDARIN BUSINESS WRITING
Centre for Extension Education (CEE)
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
9, Jalan Bersatu 13/4
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7957 2818 or 016-2233 563
Fax: 03-7957 3818
SEPT 25-26: A two-day workshop for those who want to enhance their Mandarin writing for business communication and correspondence.
A SILENT WALK IN THE NIGHT
Taman Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 016-220 7091 (Rebecca)
SEPT 22: An event for children and youths with learning issues, with stage performances by Special Children, games, sale of art, craft and food, and free talks and counselling sessions. At sunset, all participants walk in silence with a light to symbolise the lives and achievements of those with learning issues. Please bring your own candle, flashlight and/or lantern to participate in the walk. Time: 3-9pm.
SPCA JUMBLE SALE
Jalan Kerja Air Lama, 68000 Ampang, Selangor.
Tel: 03-4256 5312/ 4253 5179 (9am-4pm daily)
Sept 30: A jumble sale to raise funds for the SPCA will be held on its grounds, 10am-1pm. According to SPCA fund-raising chairwoman, Mrs Mea Wheatley, among the items donated by locals and expatriates are crockery and porcelain vases, crystal and glassware, artwork and other home accessories. Prices range from RM5 to RM150 or more.
PJ Live Arts Theatre, Jaya One,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 012-2150 212
SEPT 26: International illusionist Anslem Roy introduces local audiences to more home-grown illusionists in this monthly magic series. Performers this month include Mcken Chong, Andrew Lee, Michael Remington, Adlan Shaharir and Tan Yong Fa. Admission: RM40, RM35 (Early Bird). Time 8.30pm
INTERNATIONAL DEAF DAY YMCA,
95, Jalan Padang Belia, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2274 1439 ext. 109 (Morley Ng)
SEPT 23: Pusat Majudiri Y for The Deaf is organising the International Deaf Day Celebration & Deaf Awareness Exhibition to increase public awareness of the deaf and their impact on society. Activities include the “Journey into the Deaf World” simulation for people to understand the life of the Deaf. Admission: Free. Time: 9am-5pm
WORLD SIGHT DAY
All Optimax Eye Specialist Centre branches
SEPT 22 and 29, OCT 6 and 13: In conjunction with World Sight Day on Oct 11, Optimax Eye Specialist Centre will organise an open day at all their branches nationwide, with eye health talks, complimentary eye screenings, goodie bags, and lucky draws. Time: 9am–6pm
SOLE E AMORE
KL and Selangor Assembly Hall 1 Jalan Maharajalela,
Tel: 016-219 9328 (Samuel),
019-278 8497 (Ashley)
016-203 1611 (Chern)
SEPT 22: Viva Opera and the Chinese Assembly Hall Choir present Sole E Amore, a vocal recital celebrating the many wonders of Italian classical music. It will be performed by Malaysian award-winning soprano Cecilia Yap, and accompanied by world-renowned Italian pianist Maurizio Colacicchi. Ticket Price: RM60 and RM100. Time: 8pm.
HENRY BUTCHER THE YOUNG CONTEMPO ART AUCTION
Black Box – MAP @ Publika,
Level G2-01, Block A5, Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur and
MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC)
Menara MATRADE, Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Opening Night: Sept 21, 8pm, Black Box, Publika
Tel: 012-2275 325 / 016-298 0852
SEPT 20-23, 27-29: The Young Contempo Auction (TYCA) is a new initiative by Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers to showcase the works of young and contemporary Malaysian artists. This inaugural auction will feature 35 works, with the full proceeds to be channelled towards programmes that aid fledgling artists. The art is available for viewing at Black Box, Publika on Sept 20-23, and at MECC on Sept 27-29. The auction will be held on Sept 29, 4pm, at MECC.