Thursday February 21, 2013
Black Box, MAP @ Publika
Level G2-01, Block A5, Solaris
1, Jalan Dutamas 1
Tel: 03-6207 9732
UNTIL FEB 23: Apa Cerita is an exhibition that brings to attention the ignorance and attitude of Malaysian society in addressing the everyday issues in life. Showcasing the works of three Malaysian artists who have an active background in graffiti and street art (Bibi Chun, Snozze and Shieko Reto), this exhibition aims t o leave the audience thinking deep, and not just to stop at mere fingerpointing. Exhibition is open daily until this Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
Learn Basic Caving at Gua Kota Gelanggi
Tel: 012-303 4780 / 012-205 5436
MARCH 8-10: The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) will be conducting its annual basic caving course, and participants will be taught things like cave geology, archaeology and conservation. The highlight will be abseiling down a 50m cliff with modern techniques used by cavers. Seasoned guides will also lead you through cave exploration activities. Non-MNS members have to pay RM420 (members pay RM350).
Eastern European Encounters
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2051 7007
FEB 23–24: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will present a taste of Eastern Europe through the works of George Enescu, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Miklós Rózsa. Romania-born Nicolae Molduveanu will be helming the two performances (8.30pm on Feb 23, and 3pm the following day). On the menu are Romanian Rhapsody No.1 by Enescu, the Viola Concerto (Op.37) by Rózsa, and Symphony in F sharp (Op.40) by Korngold. Gilad Karni, a violist renowned for his tone and interpretation, will showcase his talent alongside with MPO for the Viola Concerto. Ticket prices start from RM50.
Open Mic @ The Venue #5
Lot C4.06.02, Connection Level 4
Pavilion KL, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Tel: 03-2143 3022 / 03-2110 2800
FEB 25: Hosted by Az Samad, this session is open to instrumentalists regardless of whether they are soloist, duet, chamber group or a full-on band. Those who can rap, juggle, beatbox or entertain us with stand-up comedy are also welcome. Sign-ups begin at 7.30pm with only 15 slots available. Other than the lucky 15, the audience can also expect to be entertained by US-based Shelley Leong and Seth Lael. There is also singer-songwriter Anna Chong, as well as a special appearance by The Satay Trio (Az Samad, Cheryl Tan, and Fung Chern Hwei).
Bromance of the Four Kingdoms
Theatre PJ Live Arts
72A Jalan Universiti
Tel: 03-7960 0439
FEB 26 – MARCH 2: Welcome the Year of the Snake by entering the lair of the M.A.C.C. (in this case, it stands for the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians). With comedians like Douglas Lim, Kuah Jenhan, Phoon Chi Ho and Dr Jason Leong, this latest show by the Dynastic Four promises brand-new material that includes recent observations, funny videos and song parodies. Tickets start from RM30.
Workshop on Social Media for Business Marketing and Networking
Plug & Play Technology Garden
Level 7, The Gardens,
South Tower, Mid-Valley City
Tel: 03-4251 0300/012-306 8291/019-664 1951
MARCH 1: As part of its community service programme, Seniorsaloud is organising a one-day workshop exclusively for small business owners aged 50 and above. Participants will learn how to harness the power of social media to market their products and services as well as to prepare for retirement years. The 9am-5pm event costs RM40 per head, and pre-registration is required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
International Psychology Centre
11-1, Wisma Laxton, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa
Off Jalan Klang Lama Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7982 4424
FEB 23: Anger is a completely normal human emotion, but when it is allowed to get out of control, it will lead to problems at work and at home, as well as in your personal relationships. Learn how to cope by attending this free talk at the International Psychology Centre at 10am. HANDS Percussion
Chong Hwa Independent High School
Jalan St Thomas
off Batu 3 1/2 Jalan Ipoh
Tel: 012-277 8871
MARCH 3: Fresh from celebrating its 15th anniversary, the HANDS Percussion group is now recruiting new team members. HANDS performs regularly at community and corporate events, in addition to producing its own shows. Prospective team members should have at least five years’ experience in any percussive instrument. Those interested to audition need to bring their own instruments and play a three-minute solo piece. The audition begins 9am.
Art Classes for Children and Adults Malaysian Institute of Art
294-299, Jalan Bandar 11,
Tel: 03-4108 8100
FEB: The Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) is offering art classes for both primary and secondary students every Saturday and Sunday at its Taman Melawati campus. In addition to this, it is also offering Chinese art classes for adults involving calligraphy and ink drawing every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (two-hour sessions) at the MIA Art Centre, 151, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (near KLCC). Pre-registration is required in both instances, and details can be found at the website. Main Zapin
Experimental Theatre National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA)
464 Jalan Tun Ismail,
Tel: 03-2697 1777
MARCH 1-3: Zapin classics from across the country are rarely performed simultaneously in one location. As such, this effort from ASWARA, through its Faculty of Dance, is really commendable. Most of the dance choreographies and arrangements have retained their old world charm, and will be amply demonstrated by the youthful dancers who will present the regional variations of Zapin as practised in the various states like Perak, Negri Sembilan, Terengganu, and Kelantan. The performance will also feature special appearances by Seth Hamzah, Joseph Gonzales and Wong Kit Yaw. Tickets for the 8.30pm shows start from RM10. There will also be a free talk on this art form at 10am, March 2, at ASWARA’s main lecture – Compiled by Meng Yew Choong