Thursday January 3, 2013
The comedy remedy
Compiled by Natalie Heng
One mic stand PJ Live Arts
Jaya One, Section 13
72A, Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (03) 7960 0439
Jan 8: Laugh yourself silly every Tuesday at Malaysia’s first and only weekly open mic for stand-up comedy. Hosted by funnymen Kavin Jay and Rizal van Geyzel, this intimate and casual platform for up-and-coming comedians as well as experienced raconteurs testing out new material is the purest “raw” comedy you’ll ever experience! Admission RM15 and RM10 (Live Card). Time: 9pm.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Level Two, Tower Two
Petronas Twin Towers
Tel: (03) 205 19244
Jan 5 to 6: Waltzes, elegant ballrooms, glittering chandeliers, splendid historic buildings and infectious gaiety are the images conjured up by Viennese music of the Strauss family and their colleagues. Don’t even try to resist the pleasures of their music. Just come and enjoy the musical festivities! The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be celebrating 2013 with A Viennese Ball at KLCC on Jan 5 and Jan 6. These concerts will be led by Viennese conductor Christian Schulz. Tickets priced at RM250, RM180, RM130 and RM60. Time: 8.30pm (Jan 5) and 3pm (Jan 6).
Music popular Brasileira
No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui (off Jalan Nagasari),
Tel: (03) 2142 3737
Jan 3: Soulful tunes and poetic accounts of the streets of Brazil will dominate the evening. Regular Xiong will head the gig. Tickets: RM30. Time: 9.30pm.
Upfront@TheBee presents 65daysofstatic
The Bee, Mont Kiara
36B, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1
Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 6201 8577
Jan 8: 65daysofstatic, an instrumental post/math rock band from Sheffield, England, is known for massive live performances, having toured alongside bands such as Metallica, Lostprophets, Linkin Park and Deftones at major music and dance festivals. Tickets: RM78 (presale) and RM98 (door sale). Time: 7pm-11pm.
Feedback, open mic night@TheBee
The Bee, Petaling Jaya
2A-G, Block K, Jaya One
72A Jalan Universiti
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (03) 7960 2160
Jan 8: A home-made open mic night. Break out that song book you’ve been keeping in your desk, and give it a shot. Admission Free. Time: 9pm onwards.
Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall
303, Jalan Ampang
Tel: (03) 4260 2288
In Jan: Thelonious Funksters, a funk band dedicated to playing original music is back to perform at Alexis. These fine, experienced Kuala Lumpur musicians are at home with any genre of music, but during these special weekend nights at Alexis, their primary goal is to groove on funky beats until they see their audience’s feet tapping and bodies shaking in their seats. Admission is free. Time: 10pm onwards.
The songwriter’s showcase (TSS) workshop and concert
Black Box, MAP@Publika
Publika, Solaris Dutamas
Jalan Dutamas 1
Jan 12: Three workshops, and one concert featuring singer-singwriter artists Minz, Jesllin, Kevin Lai, Az Samad, Ian Tee, Zin Chin, Julio, Kok, Keith, Reza Salleh, Nick Davis, Yise, and Isabell Pua. The first two workshops are on how to record, produce and sell your own music, one each in Mandarin and English respectively, and the third on how to be in control as a singer-songwriter, and promote yourself. Admission is RM40 at the door. Time: Workshop 1, 3pm-3:45pm, Workshop 2, 4pm-4:45pm, Workshop 3, 5pm-5:45pm.
Raising the bar festival 2013
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)
Tel: (03) 4047 9000
Raising The Bar Festival 2013 is all about championing independent hip hop in Malaysia. Organised by Raising The Bar and presented by Homegrown Productions, the festival brings together not only the ever-growing local hip hop community together but also festival-savvy and music fans alike. Besides live performances and DJ sets, there will also be a mini streetwear bazaar showcasing some of Malaysia’s up-and-coming streetwear labels, hip hop talks/workshops, community collaborations and a hip hop archive exhibit. Tickets are RM48 (pre sale) and RM68 (door sale). Time: 12pm-12am.
Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) Chinese art class
MIA Art Centre
151 & 153
Tel: (03) 2163 2337
Jan 1 to 31: The MIA Department of Extra-Mural Studies is offering a new Chinese Art Class starting January 2013. This class comprises Chinese Ink Painting and Calligraphy and allows the participants to master two different skills at the same time. The class will be conducted once a week, four times a month on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at MIA Art Centre located on Jalan Ampang (near KLCC). This class is suitable for senior citizens, adults and children aged 10 and above. The class duration is two hours per session and the monthly tuition fee is RM160 per month.