Weekend by numbers 21.04.17 to 23.04.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on April 21, 2017.
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2 movies to watch this weekend

Shock Wave

Watch Andy Lau’s latest movie which is out in cinemas this weekend. Lau plays the lead character Cheung, a superintendent of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Bureau. He was previously an undercover agent who was taken in as a protégé to Hung Kai-Pang (nicknamed Blast) a most wanted criminal specialising in bombs. Cheung was forced to give up his cover during a cash vault robbery to save the day. Seven years later, Cheung has to face his friend turned enemy once again after a series of bombings in Hong Kong take place and with more bombs about to be set off he has to save the day again before it is too late. Shock Wave stars Andy Lau, Jiang Wu, Song Jia and Philip Keung. Visit www.gsc.com.my and www.tgv.com.my to find out more about screening schedules and ticket bookings.   

 

Get Out

Watch speculative thriller Get Out which is now out in cinemas. The film follows Chris and his girlfriend Rose who invites him to meet her parents Missy and Dean at a weekend getaway upstate. The family’s overly accommodating behaviour seem to be nervous attempts at dealing with their daughter’s interracial relationship but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead to some horrifying truths. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford. Visit www.gsc.com.my and www.tgv.com.my to find out more about screening schedules and ticket bookings.

 

 

2 musical performances to groove to

Chapter 10: Double Double

Get the chance to see up-and-coming classical musicians this weekend at Selangor Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s (SPO) Chapter 10: Double Double. The concert has become a platform for local children to experience orchestral music under the tutelage of SPO’s music director and senior musicians. This performance aims to entertain the whole family and it features Mozart’s Symphony No 25, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 and Bach’s Double Violin Concerto. The concert will take place tomorrow at 8pm. Admission is by donation. Chapter 10: Double Double will be held at  MBPJ Civic Hall, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya.  For more information visit www.facebook.com/SelangorPhilharmonicOrchestra.

 

DJ Maestro

Let the world of jazz and party music collide with DJ Maestro. Having worked with different orchestras throughout his youth, he found his love of jazz and radio while studying at the University of Utrecht. With nine Platina rewarded albums, his love for jazz has never faded. Come experience his unique blend of classical, jazz and club music tonight. There will be a cover charge of RM53 per person or RM183.30 inclusive of dinner. No Black Tie is located at 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Call (03) 2142 3737 to find out more.

 

 

5 theatre productions not to miss out on

Price Less A Musical

Don’t miss out on catching Price Less A Musical this weekend. The musical revolves around the lives of people that work and shop in a neighbourhood supermarket. It features characters such as Joey and Jessy — two best friends who are budding musicians — who are trying to make in the local music industry as well as Rajah who is the head of security. His good friend Ah Kiaw works as a handyman. The play explores forgiveness, truth and acceptance. Price Less A Musical is on tomorrow at 5pm and 7pm as well as on Sunday at 11am, 4pm and 7pm. The musical is being held at Every Nation Church Malaysia which is located at 4, Jalan Rajawali 1A, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong. Visit www.facebook.com/everynationchurchmalaysia/ to find out more.

 

Harith Iskander’s Making S#it Up

Malaysia’s funny man Harith Iskander returns with an unscripted show that promises to wow audiences this Sunday. After a raucous response from the audience at the KLICFest 2015, Harith and his fellow comedians are thrown out of their comfort zone with the audience in control of what they want them to say. The line-up includes Papi Zak, Muzakir Xynll, Sulaiman Azmil, Keren Bala Devan, Kavin Jay and Fakkah Fuzz. Tickets are priced at RM65 and RM85. Making S#it Up is on at 2pm. The show is on at Black Box, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.  Purchase your tickets online at www.harithiskander.peatix.com.

 

Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm

Don’t miss out on Tsao Yu’s masterpiece Thunderstorm which is being held at KLPac this weekend. The play is set in Ipoh and explores family, society and corruption. Chou Pu-Yuan is the head of a wealthy, successful and seemingly happy family but there is a storm gathering. Underneath it all is a web of intrigue and a dark family secret. Thunderstorm stars Patrick Teoh, Carmen Soo, Brian Chan, Tan Li Yang, Mark Beau de Silva, Priscilla Wong, Alvin Looi and Ho Lee Ching. Thunderstorm is showing at 8.30pm tonight and tomorrow as well as 3pm on Sunday. Tickets are priced at RM60 and RM80. Call (03) 4047 9000 to buy tickets.

 

One Man Star Wars Trilogy

This critically acclaimed Broadway comedy parody will be making its Malaysian premiere tonight. The show will feature Canadian actor Charles Ross where he single-handedly plays 40 characters in an original trilogy called A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He will be impressing the audience by singing, flying the ships and fighting light sabre battles over 75 minutes. Tickets are priced at RM100, RM148, RM198, RM248 and RM298. One Man Star Wars Trilogy is on today at 8.30pm at HGH Convention Centre, Lot 475, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Log on to www.milestone-entertainment.com to purchase your tickets.

 

Jade

Head to DPAC this weekend to catch an intense drama called Jade. The drama is about a husband and wife — Craig and Kate — whose lives, family and career are left in limbo after Craig is shockingly convicted and put in jail for seven years for molesting a child. The play stars Aaron Teoh, Stephanie Van Driesen, Claudia Low and Seth Sabri. The play has an over 16 rating with parental advisory. Jade will be on today and tomorrow at 8.30pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are priced at RM35. DPAC is located at Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. Buy your tickets online at www.dpac.com.my.

 

 

1 art exhibition to catch

Make your mark in Melbourne

Ten finalists will be competing for their respective works of art to be featured at Victoria’s Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018 in Melbourne. The finalists will be judged on originality and uniqueness of artwork, clarity of concept and the ability to reproduce on a larger space. The winner of the contest will be announced on June 26 and get the chance to collaborate with Juddy Roller Studios — from the arty suburb of Fitzroy — and its founder Shaun Hossack. The artworks will be exhibited at The Square, Publika until April 30. Find out more and vote on www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com.