Thursday January 10, 2013
Catch 'The Nutcracker Ballet'
Compiled by Lee Mei Li
Jan 11–13: Join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this retelling of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker Ballet, based on one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular compositions.
Let the stars of the Moscow Ballet bring you back in time to an enchanted Christmas Eve as you indulge in a magical tale full of adventure, romance and festivities.
Dress code: (strictly) no jeans, denim, shorts, collar-less T-shirts, singlets, sneakers or slippers. Admission: RM80/RM180/RM260/RM300. Time: 8pm (Fri & Sat) and 2pm (Sun).
Philadelphia, Here I Come! production
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac)
Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh)
Tel: 03-4047 9000
Jan 12–20: Good things come in threes they say! The Actors Studio will be bringing back its acclaimed production of Philadelphia, Here I Come! for the third time in 2013.
Can a play written almost half a century ago by an Irishman, adapted for the Malaysian stage in 1994 and re-staged in 1998 still delight audiences in the new millennium?
In this Joe Hashma-directed adaptation, we’ll get to see a picture of middle class Malaysia in Danny Tan, born in Cheras and raised by his father who runs a sundry shop.
Feeling unfulfilled and unloved, Danny decides to take up his aunt’s offer to join her in Philadelphia, the United States and start anew there. But is the grass really greener on the other side?
Also in the cast are Patrick Teoh, Datuk Faridah Merican, Sandra Sodhy, Radhi Khalid and Lim Soon Heng.
Ticket price: RM33 to RM48. Time: 8.30pm (Jan 12, 15 to 19) and 3pm (Jan 13 & 20).
The Winter’s Tale theatre performance
Tel: 03-7967 3288/017-3298 810/012-6641 985
Jan 23 & 24: The Murdoch Theatre in Education Performance Group will be presenting William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, transporting audiences to Bohemia at the turn of the 20th century.
Designed and performed by PhD, Honours and Third Year theatre drama students, the show promises an inventive presentation of Shakespeare’s complex tragicomedy.
The group is touring Malaysia as a result of a unique Creative Arts collaboration between Murdoch University and Universiti Malaya.
Suggested Donation: RM20 (adults) or RM10 (students). Time: 8.30pm.
Ma Liang And The Magic Paintbrush family theatre
PJ Live Arts
Level 1, Block K
72A, Jalan Universiti
Section 13, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7960 0439 (enquiries)/017-2289 849 (bookings)
Feb 1–3: Ma Liang is a poor but talented village girl. One night, she is given the mysterious Magic Paintbrush, which causes all of her paintings to come to life and do unpredictable things.
The greedy Prince of the province tries to force Ma Liang to do what he wants with her brush. Can Ma Liang keep the brush safe and make the Prince leave her people alone?
Find out in this highly interactive version of a traditional Chinese folk tale for kids five and above. Admission: RM25 (purchase before Jan 15). Time: 10am (Fri), 11am (Sat) and 2pm (Sun).
Feng shui talk
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
PD Block, Level B1
9, Jalan Bersatu 13/4
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7957 2818/016-223 3563 (Mr Sia/Izad Ismat)
Jan 12: Feng Shui expert Master Elaine Kuan will be sharing how qi can help you make better choices and decisions in the year of the Water Snake.
Refreshments will be provided. The first 100 will receive a complimentary CD with talk content from Kuan. To register, you should download and fill in the form at http://bit.ly/11LyndX. Admission: RM13. Time: 10am-noon.
Feb 2: Fancy a run while you attempt to escape from humans dressed up as flesh-eating zombies?
For the first time ever, Malaysia is organising its own Zombie Run, a storyline-based event where participants – grouped into a team of five – have to overcome “obstacles” while searching for a series of tokens.
The teams will be placed in a jungle-like setting complete with abandoned huts, destroyed cars and more. Winners will receive medals and a host of other goodies. The run is limited to 200 teams. Registration ends on Jan 18. Fees: RM75 per person. Time: 7am.
HANDS Percussion audition
Chong Hwa Independent High School
Jalan St Thomas
off Batu 3 ½, Jalan Ipoh
Tel: 012-223 7769 (Miu Ng)/016- 3819112 (Zoe Lee)
Jan 13: Malaysia’s creative and artistic drumming group, HANDS Percussion, is inviting players with at least five years’ experience in percussions to join them as trainee drummers.
HANDS regularly performs at community and corporate events in addition to producing its own shows. Practice sessions for trainees are held every Sunday from 10am-5pm. Only Shigu drums will be available. Bring your own instruments and prepare a three- to five-minute solo piece. Time: 2pm-6pm.
Jan 19: Impress your relatives this Chinese New Year by making your own Chicken Bak Kwa and Chicken Floss (Bak Hu).
Learn how to from scratch – the process is relatively easy, using affordable ingredients. Some parts of the class will be conducted outdoors so do wear something comfortable to battle the daytime heat.
Also, bring along two small containers to take the food home. The class will commence once there are six registered students. Fees: RM90. Time: 10am-1pm.
Gluten-free cooking demo
At 19 Culinary Studio
19, Jalan Dungun
Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 016-3778 236
Jan 12: Chef Bee will be sharing two easy-to-prepare, gluten-free recipes: Chickpea Chicken Patties With Sweet Potato Wedges and Baked Apples. Participants will get to taste the chef’s creations during the workshop. There will also be a 30-minute Bread And Pastries Appreciation session, with tips on working with pre-prepared frozen dough and a tasting session of freshly baked gourmet bread and pastries. Fees: RM50. Time: 9.30am-noon.
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