Weekend by numbers: 16.03.18 to 18.03.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 16, 2018.
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2 Musical Performances

From Spain With Love

Whether you’re a connoisseur of Spanish music or simply looking for a great way to spend your evening, then look no further — From Spain With Love by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra is just for you! The concert begins with Falla’s El Amor Brujo Suite, which is about a young Andalusian gypsy girl and her love interests. Next, flamenco guitarist Cañizares will perform one of Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo’s most well-known works, Concierto de Aranjuez. Lastly, Rimsky- Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol led by David Giménez will conclude our Spanish musical tour. The show will take place at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC today and tomorrow, and starts at 8.30pm. Ticket prices range from RM60 to RM150. For more information, visit mpo.com.my.


John Legend: Darkness And Light Tour Live In Genting

Don’t miss John Legend’s musical performance, which takes place tomorrow at the Arena of Stars, at Genting Highlands. The 38-year-old R&B singer returns to Malaysia for the third time as part of his Darkness and Light Tour, and will perform familiar hits such as All of Me and Beauty and the Beast. In 2015, he won the Academy Awards for Best Original Song for writing the song Glory from the film Selma. He has also garnered numerous other awards, including 10 Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. For details on ticket pricing and other information, log on to www.rwgenting.com.



3 Exhibitions

Matta Fair

If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation but don’t want to break the bank, then you shouldn’t miss the Matta Fair, which takes place at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The Matta Fair provides visitors with a myriad of exciting travel options ranging from budget-oriented to five-star accommodation. Highlights of the fair include indigenous cultural performances, multi-national cultural performances and Buyers’ Contest. Entrance tickets are priced at RM4 per adult, and the fair lasts until Sunday. For more details, log on to www.mattafair.org.my.


Education & Further Studies Fair

The Education and Further Studies Fair will be held at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from March 17 and 18. The fair is likely to attract school leavers, as well as parents, teachers, university students, working adults and anyone seeking to pursue higher education or further their studies. Students going into undergraduate and postgraduate courses should not miss this golden opportunity, as the fair will provide answers to the queries students have on the top colleges and universities, courses, scholarships, career possibilities. There is an array of courses for visitors to browse, including accountancy, hotel management, engineering, IT and computer science, advertising and medicine.  For further details, call (03) 61561500.


Splendours of Love

In his most recent art exhibition, Malaysian artist Syed Thajudeen will showcase 32 of his artworks from 1994 to 2017. The works are categorised under four major categories, Merdeka (Love for the Nation), Culture & Heritage, Spirituality and Thoughts of Creation. Through the works of art, Syed showcases his passion, love and contribution towards his homeland, nature, culture, tradition and art. The exhibition will take place from tomorrow until April 8 at the Soka Exhibition Hall, from 11am to 5pm. The exhibition is closed on Mondays. An opening ceremony will take place tomorrow at 3pm at the exhibition venue. For more information, visit sgm.org.my.



3 Great Offers

ELZ Releases New Model in ‘Electric Art’ collection — Cable Z

THE ELECTRICIANZ, a relatively new force in the watchmaking industry, is launching a new product that watch enthusiasts wouldn’t want to miss. The fifth model of their ‘Electric Art’ collection, Cable Z is a watch that features the brand’s iconic display of a visible inner mechanism, while standing out with its vibrant electric blue and thunder yellow colours, and its explosive bouquet of enmeshed and colourful cables. The watch has a 45mm case with a hardened mineral K1 Glass that is water resistant to 30 metres, as well as a 4X LED white light function. The Cable Z will be available at all Red Army Watches outlets as well as mo.men.tum in Sunway Velocity. The watch is priced at RM1,700 each.


Luggage Trade-In Programme

The Luggage Trade-In Programme, organised by Samsonite, starts today and will last till April 30. The world’s largest and most well-known designers and distributors in the luggage industry have teamed up with Make-A-Wish Malaysia to create life-changing wishes for critically ill children. Under this programme, customers can trade-in their used luggage at participating Samsonite stores and receive up to 40% off their purchase of selected Samsonite luggage. Samsonite will pledge RM10 to Make-A-Wish Malaysia for every luggage traded in. Moreover, the used luggage bags received will be assessed and those in good condition will be donated to Make-A-Wish. To find out more about this programme, visit www.samsonite.com.my.


Brand New Look, Same Great Tastes (Amazin’ Graze)

Looking for delicious food but struggling to eat healthy? Now you can have the best of two worlds with Amazin’ Graze’s Amazin’ Granola Variety Box. The Variety Box contains eight varieties of nourishing granola, featuring a stunning array of flavors ranging from Blueberry Goji Coconut to Matcha Green Tea, Salted Gula Melaka to Banana Bread. Amazin’ Grace uses nature’s superfoods in all their products, ensuring that healthy eating can be both fun and delicious at the same time. Each box contains eight 40g packs, and the whole box is priced at RM36.90 each. To place an order, log on to amazingraze.co.



1 Laugh-Out-Loud Moment

Ketch! And HIRO-PON, otherwise known as the comedy duo Gamarjobat, will be performing live at WOW KL! tomorrow. The award-winning comedy performance group are known for performing comedy sketches — without speaking a single word. Dressed in sharp suits and sporting red and yellow mowhawks, the duo will perform silent comedy using various props and their miming skills. The show will take place at WOW! KL, 139 Jalan Ampang tomorrow at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets are RM120 and RM80. Visit ticketpro.com.my to book.


1 Family Activity

The cast of the TV hit series Hi-5 will be at Paradigm Mall for a meet-and-greet tomorrow. Since its premiere in 1999, the group has entertained over 10 million viewers around the world. The show was consistently the highest-rating programme on Disney Junior Asia from its premiere from 2012 to 2016. Hi-5’s brand new cast (Courtney Clarke, Shay Clifford, Joe Kalou, Bailey Spalding and Lachie Dearing), will be there to sing and dance along with the audience. Moreover, if you spend a minimum of RM100 in two combined receipts until tomorrow, you will have the invaluable opportunity to take a photo with the cast. For more information, visit www.paradigmmall.com.my.