Weekend by numbers 23.02.18 to 25.02.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on February 23, 2018.
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3 shows for music lovers

SKITS

Find the new sound you are looking for with the band SKITS. The band’s repertoire is influenced by punk, indie tunes, and cultural music, and the hit track Fall from Grace from their album BUT NO made it to Time Out magazine’s list of the Top 30 Local Tracks of 2016. SKITS plays at 9pm tomorrow, at The Gaslight KL, located in Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is charged at RM20, and includes one drink. For more information, call (017) 858 6399.

 

Intim Sessions #6

The music series by KLpac is back for its first show of 2018. The showcase takes off with folk musician Izzul Syafiq Mazlan, known to original songs about the values one should live by. Also performing are singer-songwriter duo Hani and Zue, winners of the group category at the 2013 Rising Star Grand Finals, a competition organised by Follow Me and The Star. The show takes place tomorrow at 8.30pm, in the Indicine at KLpac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is by minimum donation of RM15. For bookings or more information, visit www.klpac.org.

 

Denise Mininfield and Lewis Pragasam

Denise Mininfield first stepped into the world of music with a flute, which she began playing in the fourth grade in Berkeley, California. Three years later, she launched into singing, and has since gone on to perform with the likes of Bill Summers, Rodney Franklin, Sheila E, and more. Catch this enigmatic singer alongside drummer and percussionist Lewis Pragasam, at 10pm today and tomorrow. The duo will perform at No Black Tie, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is priced at RM64. For bookings or more information, visit www.noblacktie.com.my.

 

 

1 artistic venture

Batik Workshop

Channel your innate artistry at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia’s Batik Workshop this week. Get hands on experience in the traditional art under the guidance of professional batik artisans from the Ratis Studio Team, and learn to incorporate Australian aboriginal motifs in fusion batik pieces. The workshop will be held tomorrow from 10.30am to 1pm, at the Islamic Arts Museum on Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations or enquiries, email [email protected] or call (03) 2092 7032.

 

 

4 health and beauty treatments

Sensory Sound Bath at Spa Village

You may just need to unwind from the hectic Chinese New Year celebrations, and Spa Village is just the place to relax and recharge. The Sensory Sound Bath is designed to pamper all the five senses, beginning with a Thai and Tui Na full body massage on a purpose-built vibrating floor. An Indian-style head massage follows, and then a “Sound Bath” to promote deep relaxation with the use of a symphonic gong. The treatment lasts for 90 minutes, and is priced at RM450. Spa Village is located in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, on Jalan Imbi, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, and treatments are available daily from 10am to 9pm. For reservations or enquiries, call (03) 2782 9090 or email [email protected]

 

Floatation Therapy at ZeroGravity Float Centre

One of the latest trends in therapeutic relaxation has made its way to Malaysia. Floatation therapy involves floating in body-temperature salt water in a lightless, soundless tank, removing all physical stimuli for meditative relaxation. The therapy has been noted for its health benefits, which include stress relief, stabilised blood pressure, and improved sleep quality. The ZeroGravity Float Centre is a small family business located at D-1-12, Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, and opens at 10am from Tuesdays to Sundays. Sessions are one hour long and are priced at RM180 per adult or RM150 for senior citizens, and first-timers are entitled to a special price of RM110. For bookings or enquiries, call (010) 209 6565.

 

Nails on Wheels

If leaving the house for a manicure is too much work for you, Nails on Wheels is your solution. The mobile nail boutique offers home services, allowing you to sit back in the comfort of your own couch as the team of stylists transform your nails. Nails on Wheels offer more than just manicures and pedicures though — their long list of available services include waxing and massages as well. For bookings or further information, call (012) 689 9293 or email [email protected]

 

Cryosauna at CryoFit Asia

Now that hot weather is back in season, a trip to your typical sauna may be the last thing on your mind. Why not give the alternative a go at CryoFit Asia and step into the Cryosauna. The procedure lasts two to three minutes, and exposes your body to nitrogen-cooled air at extremely low temperatures of between -130 °C and -190 °C. This technique stimulates collagen production, detoxifies the skin, and improves the immune system, and is also a method of sports therapy and body slimming. CryoFit Asia is located in Plaza Arcadia, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur. For bookings or more information, call (010) 220 7962 or visit www.cryofit.asia.

 

 

2 reasons to laugh out loud

At the Ark at Eight

German playwright Ulrich Hub’s award-winning play puts a little spin on an old biblical favourite. With God’s devastating flood on the horizon, two of each animal species prepare to board Noah’s Ark at eight o’ clock. The trio of penguins, however, are best friends who all want to make it to safety together, so the smallest one ends up smuggled aboard in a suitcase! At the Ark at Eight is presented by The St Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre, in Pentas 1, KLpac, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur. The show takes place at 8.30pm today and tomorrow, while the Sunday matinee is at 3pm. Standard tickets are priced at RM60, while concession tickets are RM40. For bookings or more details, visit www.klpac.org.  

 

Harith Iskander’s #KitaOK Live Comedy Tour 2018

Malaysia’s godfather of stand-up comedy Harith Iskander is back with another smashing live show, just barely a month following the release of his Netflix comedy special, I Told You So. The local superstar kicks off his brand new tour, #KitaOK this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, describing what it means to be Malaysian with his unique brand of humour. This is not a night to be missed as Harith delivers tales so familiar that you will be roaring at the funny and sighing at the poignant. The show takes place this Saturday at 8.30pm, at the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced at RM258, RM198, and RM98. For bookings or more details, visit www.myticket.asia.