Weekend by numbers 19.08.16 to 21.08.16

East Imperial Gin Jubilee

TedxKL

drive up to Genting

animation screening to watch

Justin Rivera

All My Loving, Reprise

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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 19, 2016.

 

2 inspiring events this weekend

East Imperial Gin Jubilee

Gin lovers, mark your calendars for the annual East Imperial Gin Jubilee as it comes to Kuala Lumpur for the first time. Enjoy a selection of gin-inspired cocktails at special prices, served at various venues — like Locker & Loft, The Sticky Wicket, Virgin & Throne and the Rad Pad, to name a few — today and tomorrow leading up to the Gin Lane Closing Party tomorrow and the Recovery BBQ on Sunday. Visit ginjubilee.com/kuala-lumpur for the full list of events and the respective venue websites for further information.

 

TedxKL

Come and be inspired by the thoughts and ideas of the speakers at TedxKL. This year’s theme is resonance, creating a morphic field that strengthens when more energy is added to it. When we resonate with something or someone, we relate to it in a certain, almost harmonious way — precisely what TedxKL aims to achieve with these series of talks. The presenters include rocket scientist Izmir Yamin, musical performers Hands Percussions, bio-conversion advocate Anne Deguerry, social entrepreneur Rajiv Bhanot, artist and composer Usman Riaz and others. Tickets priced at RM106 and RM127.20 can be purchased via www.peatix.com. The event will take place at the Calvary Convention Centre, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 1, Taman Teknologi Malaysia from 1pm to 7pm tomorrow. Visit www.tedxkl.com.

 

 

1 reason to drive up to Genting

Drive up to The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya tomorrow and soak up the atmosphere of the Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain 2016. This obstacle challenge welcomes 10,000 participants with 15 challenging man-made obstacles spanning over a 10km route. If you have not already signed up, you can indulge in the many food trucks like Big Hug Burgers, The Backyard Chef (chicken chop, fish and chips and ice cream), Planet Gergazi (hot dogs), and Lokka Cafe (sandwiches, sausages, hot dogs, juices and teas). There will also be musical performances by Double Aze (Allan G Murillon and Albert Sirimal) and June Wong. The Ranch is located at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, Jalan Batang Kali, Pahang, and the festivities will take place between 8am and 7pm. Call (03) 2718 1118 or log on to www.rwgenting.com for more.

 

 

1 animation screening to watch

Spend your Sunday evening watching a screening of animated shorts. AWAS! A Weekend of Animation Shorts Screening, part of Panggung Lapan Art Weekend, will take place at Findars. The animations include The Sleepwalker by Theodore Ushev of Canada, Swarming by Joni Männistö of Finland, Post Industrial by Boris Pramatarov of Bulgaria, Paper Touch by Tseng Hui Ching of Taiwan, In the Pig’s Eye by Wada Atsushi of Japan and many more. Screenings will take place between 4pm and 5.30pm. Head to Findars at 4th Floor, 8 Jalan Panggong Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.facebook.com/FINDARS for more.

 

 

2 performances to catch

Justin Rivera

Catch professional magician and comedian Justin Rivera’s performance at LOL @ Live House, TREC Kuala Lumpur tonight and tomorrow. Local comedians Brian Tan and Papi Zak will also be joining him on stage. Kick back and enjoy the show over food and drinks at E-G-07, Electric Boulevard, TREC Lot 434, Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur. Tickets priced at RM40 can be purchased via www.peatix.com or for RM50 tickets at the door for the 8.30pm show on both days. Call (012) 3722 374 for reservations or visit www.facebook.com/LOLEventsMY for more.

 

All My Loving, Reprise

Take a walk down memory lane and start your weekend with Hilda Looi and friends’ nostalgic renditions of songs by Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Irving Gordon, Cole Porter, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. All My Loving, Reprise will take place at Theatre Lounge Café at 9pm today. The group will showcase their take on classic musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific and The King and I), Cole Porter (Kiss Me, Kate), Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls), Lerner & Loewe (Camelot) as well as more current ones like Les Misérables, The Magic Show and A Little Night Music. Tickets priced at RM65 (standard seat) or RM100 (sofa seat with a complimentary glass of wine) can be purchased via the venue’s website. Make your way to Theatre Lounge Café at B1-3A Plaza Damas 3, 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur today. Call (03) 6730 7982 or visit www.theatreloungecafe.com for more.