Weekend by numbers 18.08.17 to 20.08.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 18, 2017.
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3 performances to catch

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) presents intim sessions #4 as we are back with songbirds, Amrita Soon and Beverly Matujal who will serenade the audience with their comforting vocals. Produced by Datuk Faridah Merican under the artistic direction of Joe Hasham, the show will begin at 8.30pm tomorrow at klpac situated within Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur. Entry is by a minimum donation of RM15. Visit www.klpac.org.my or call (03) 4047 9000 for more information.

 

Take a walk down memory lane at the Linkin Park Tribute Show at The Bee in Publika tonight. Organised in honour of the late Chester Bennington, the line-up includes SOG, Kyoto Protocol, Scarlet Heroes, Patriots as well as Night Skies & Visions. Tickets are sold at the door of The Bee located at 36 Block C, Level G2 Publika, Solaris Dutamas Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, at RM25 per person. Visit www.facebook.com/REVOFEVasia for enquiries and more information.

 

Celebrating the fluidity of movement in dance, Now Theatre presents In The Now, a variety of contemporary solos and impromptu performances by various artistes. It will explore what it is like to create something on the spot as well as the creative process behind dance choreography. The show will take place at 8.30pm tomorrow and on Sunday at Now Theatre in Midfields Square West, B1-28-1 Jalan 11/108C, Taman Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.facebook.com/pg/nowtheatre or call (016) 208 4449 for more details.

 

 

1 haircare range to go bananas about

You may have heard that bananas are good for your health — fancy using them for haircare? The Body Shop invites you to feed your hair bananas with its new range of nourishing haircare that is suitable for normal to dry hair. As always, the product is a 100% vegan treatment. Made from deliciously ripe Community Trade banana puree from Ecuador, the range of hair products promises to give hair the nutrition it deserves. Indulge your dried-out tresses in much-needed moisture with the complete set of shampoo, conditioner and hair mask, for intense root-to-tip nourishment and less frizz and instant shine. The Banana Truly Nourishing shampoo (250ml) and conditioner (250ml) are priced at RM39 each, while the Banana Truly Nourishing hair mask (240ml) is priced at RM79. All are available at The Body Shop outlets nationwide.

 

 

1 martial arts championship to cheer for

The renowned One Championship returns to Kuala Lumpur with One: Quest for Greatness today at Stadium Negara. The main event is a highly anticipated contest featuring reigning One Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov (15-0) who rematches surging challenger Martin Nguyen (8-1) for the title. In a series of thrilling matches, Ev Ting takes on former welterweight titleholder Nobutatsu Suzuki, Kevin Belingon faces Reece McLaren, while Gianni Subba battles Riku Shibuya. Malaysian superstars Agilan Thani, Ann Osman and Keanu Subba will be also be battling for national glory alongside the finest martial artists in Asia today. Tickets priced at RM29, RM54, RM84, RM164 and RM394 are available for purchase via www.airasiaredtix.com. The championship begins at 7pm in Stadium Negara, Jalan Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.onefc.com.

 

 

2 markets to shop till you drop

Slate at The Row is the place to be between 11am and 6pm today and tomorrow if you have been waiting for the second edition of the Food for Good market. Some of the highlights include an array of home-cooked food and various handmade goods as well as a pre-loved book swap. There will also be workshops on zero waste conducted by local waste combating movement Let’s Do It Malaysia as well as methods of making natural beauty products. Admission is free while transactions are by cash and market goers are encouraged to bring their own bags. Slate at The Row is located at 46-48 Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.facebook.com/foodforgoodmarket for more information or e-mail [email protected] for enquiries.

 

If you are looking for some retail therapy, you may just come across some interesting finds at Koncent’s Design Link Collective 4 happening from 11am to 6pm all this weekend. In conjunction with Merdeka Day, the event will feature local talents that not only make excellent products but stand for a good cause. The list of vendors include Bendang Studio Earth Heir, Usu-I and 2nd Chance. A fusion food truck, The Mothership, will also be on the grounds for when you get hungry. The Design Link Collective 4 will take place at 30-1 Jalan PJU 1/3D, SunwayMas Commercial Centre, Petaling Jaya. Visit www.facebook.com/koncentmy or www.koncent.com.my for more information.

 

 

1 film screening to attend

Visit Ilham Gallery for the screening of Antologi Filpen Roti (2017), a compilation of 10 short films made by the Wayang Budiman community. The short films are interestingly inspired by roti tisu, roti bakar, roti naan, thosai, puri, roti bom, roti tampal and roti kosong. Ilham Gallery is located at 8 Jalan Binjai, off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Visit or call www.facebook.com/ilhamgallerykl for more information.

 

 

1 event for anime fans

All this weekend, anime fans can indulge in their passion at AniManGaki, happening at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre — one of the largest conventions of its kind in Malaysia. The annual convention debuted in 2009 with the aim of bringing together animation, comic, and gaming enthusiasts of all ages. Especially for cosplay enthusiasts, some of the highlights include cosplay artists such as Hong Kong-based Ying, Yugana who will also be a judge in the cosplay competition at the convention. Tickets priced at RM25 for one day and RM40 for both days can be purchased via the event’s website. The Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre is situated at Jalan PJS 11/15 Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya. Visit www.animangaki.com for more information.

 

 

1 new read for the week

The Medical Examiner: A Women’s Murder Club Story is the new title in the mystery novel series by bestselling author James Patterson. This one tells the story of a millionairess who is wounded by a shooting in a hotel room where a shooter murders her lover, leaving her for dead. Potentially difficult-to-put-down, the book is priced at RM20.51 via www.malaysia.kinokuniya.com