Weekend by numbers 19.05.17 to 21.05.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on May 19, 2017.
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3 highlights at urbanscapes this weekend


Tiffin Throwdown: Battle of the Poke Bowls

Urbanscapes brings you the hottest food trend in town this weekend with the Battle of the Poke Bowls. They have teamed up with some of the most popular poke bowl vendors in town where attendees get to judge which poke bowl is the best. The competition is from noon to 3pm, with everyone getting to enjoy their favourites after that. The poke bowl vendors taking part include Fin, Kurin, Paperfish, Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar, The Bowls and The Fish Bowl. Tickets are RM65 for eight taster-sized portions. The event is open to the public from 3pm to 10pm and all poke bowls are available for individual purchase. Tiffin Throwdown will be held at Urbanscape House 2, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur. Find out more at www.urbanscapes.com.my.


Bookit: Rediscovering Talents

Discover creative local talents and entrepreneurs at Bookit. The event will showcase niche products, book readings, art and leather workshops, a drum clinic, an impromptu duet, pop-up dining and live music. This event is a collaboration between Urbanscapes and @bookitmy website prelaunch. @bookitmy will serve as a platform that gathers creative, talented and passionate individuals to chase their dreams. The event will take place on Sunday from 10am to 10pm. Admission is free. Bookit: Rediscovering Talents will be at Ground Floor, Urbanscapes House. Visit www.urbanscapes.com.my for more event details.


Creative Mornings KL 1st Birthday

Meet Kuala Lumpur’s coolest artists and creative souls with this monthly breakfast and lecture series. Since launching in May 2016, Creative Mornings KL has featured some of the brightest sparks in the innovation scene including word pioneer Melizarani T Selva and Borneo muse Alena Murang. This session celebrates the creativity that lies in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The event takes place tomorrow from 10am to noon. This session will feature Hugh Koh, creative director of Pestle Mortar Clothing. Admission is free. Visit www.urbanscapes.com.my to find out more.



2 movies to watch this weekend


The Circle

The film follows Mae Holland who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to work at the world’s most powerful technology and social media company. She takes part in a groundbreaking experiment with the encouragement of the company’s founder that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her decision to do so affects the lives and futures of the people around her. The Circle stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks and John Boyega. Log on to www.cinema.com.my to find out more about screening schedules and ticket bookings.



Science fiction meets black comedy with Anne Hathaway’s latest film. The film follows Hathaway’s character Gloria — an out-of-work party girl who drinks too hard and parties too much. After her boyfriend kicks her out, she returns to her hometown hoping to make a new start. She revives her childhood friendship with Oscar who runs a bar. Drama ensues after a night out drinking with Oscar — a gigantic monster rampaging through Seoul may just be connected to Gloria. The film also stars Dan Stevens and Jason Sudeikis. Log on to www.cinema.com.my to find out more about screening schedules and ticket bookings.



1 fitness festival to attend


Push your fitness to the limit with the return of Fire in the Sky tomorrow. The festival will feature yoga, Zumba, strike and functional training classes from noon to 8pm. Each workout is designed to test your fitness, each fire workout class is unforgettable. The festival will end with the Ultimate Phoenix Party giving you the chance to let your hair down after working out. One ticket gives you access to one workout class at RM39.90. The ticket will give you access to an all-day entry festival pass, one fitness workout and fire starter festival pack. Fire in the Sky 2 will be held at Icon City, 1 Jalan SS8/2, Petaling Jaya. Find out more at www.facebook.com/fireintheskymy/and purchase your tickets at www.eventbrite.com.



4 music performances to groove to


Atilia Haron

Catch accomplished singer-songwriter Atilia Haron performing at Alexis Bistro this weekend. She grew up listening to a host of singers, which probably contributed to her music that reverberates with a soulful and contemplative edge. The multi-talented songstress — who is also an actress, a certified yoga instructor and an entrepreneur — is currently working on her third album, riding on the success of her two previous albums, Sangkar and Indah. The performance will be on tonight and tomorrow at 10pm. Tickets are priced at RM25. Alexis Bistro Ampang is located Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations, call (03) 4260 2288.


Saya Sayang Paris!

This performance commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and France this year. The show will feature singer and francophone Najwa Halim performing with 50 young Malaysian musicians of Sekolah Dato Abdul Razak Wind Orchestra and 20 French students of the Lycée Francais de Kuala Lumpur children’s choir. They will be presenting a catalogue of songs from Edith Paif’s Sous le ciel de Paris to Sheila Majid’s greatest hits. Saya Sayang Paris! is part of the French Festival which is held every year. The show is on tonight at 7.30. Tickets are priced at RM65 and RM110. The show is held at Connexion @ Nexus Auditorium, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.facebook.com/SayaSayangParis


A Tribute to Motown

Watch The Seasons 4 honour Berry Gordy’s iconic record label with some of the best soul and funk tunes this weekend at Theatre Lounge Café. Gordy was a key figure in revolutionising popular music and breaking the colour bar. Returning for the sixth time to Theatre Lounge Café, the quartet will be belting out tunes by music legends Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Chaka Khan. The show is on today till Sunday at 9pm. Tickets are priced at RM65 per person. Theatre Lounge Café is located at B1-3A Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Log on to www.theatreloungecafe.com to find out more.


Michael Veerapen & Samantha De Lune

Catch Michael Veerapen (pic) and Samantha De Lune perform on the Bobo KL stage this weekend. Veerapen needs no introduction in the Malaysian jazz scene, having enjoyed an illustrious career consisting of memorable jazz performances and improvisations. He will be joined on stage by singer De Lune who is known for her soft and sultry vocals. The show is on tonight and tomorrow at 9.30. Tickets are priced at RM50. Bobo KL is located at 65-1 Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur/



1 dance showto admire


Contemporary dance company Balletbase offers a peek into its classical training with a divertissement of the fairies from Cinderella and a variation from Le Corsaire, just to demonstrate its versatility. The bulk of its repertoire still revolves around modern ballet. The hour-long show will feature choreography Lee Yupin, Tan I-yyn, Joelle Jacinto, Eli Jacinto and Fauzi Amirudin. Tickets are priced at RM55. The performance will be on tomorrow at 8.30pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 8.30pm. Balletbase Presents is at Black Box, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. For more information, log on to www.dpac.com.my