Weekend by numbers 27.04.18 to 29.04.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on April 27, 2018.
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3 Gastronomical Experiences

Join Chef Nathalie in three cooking classes tomorrow, as part of Le French Festival’s gastronomy activities. In the first session, Chef Nathalie focuses on macaroons, through the demonstration of chocolate macaroon-making and tasting. The next session gives participants advice on the best way to make true baguette bread and Parisian brioche, followed by a tasting session. The last session takes on an Italian twist as the focus is on pastas, such as tagliatelle, ravioli and tortellini. The classes will be held at Nathalie Gourmet Studio @ Publika at 9am, 11am and 2pm. Admission starts from RM60, and you can make a booking at [email protected]


Full Course Kitchen will be hosting a baking contest for pastry lovers and aficionados everywhere. Follow a fruit-base tart recipe, decorate it any way you like and stand a chance to win big prizes. This contest is open to all levels of bakers, from amateur to professional. Prizes include a Free Standing Mini Oven (worth RM1,299) for the first prize and a Hand Blender (worth RM299) for the second prize. The contest will take place this Sunday from 10am at the Full Course Kitchen Studio, and admission is RM120 per person. For more information on the event, log on to www.fullcourse.com.my.


Award-winning West Country-born Chef Dan will be presenting new dishes in a four-day promotion at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. Chef Dan owns a number of renowned restaurants in the UK, and has achieved numerous awards and accolades including three AA Rosettes, The Caterer’s Acorn Awards and the first ever Von Essen Chef of the Year, a title he kept for two years. The four-day promotion will feature a six-course menu featuring chicken liver parfait, smoked salmon ballotine, roasted duck breast, dark chocolate ganache and more. The dinner is priced at RM350 per person and RM500 with wine pairing. For reservations and enquiries, email [email protected]



Musical Production

A workshop production produced by Asyraf Dzahiri will be held at Twenty20Two this weekend. The Working Dead is an original Malaysian musical about Edwin, a salaryman who works hard to support his family. When he unexpectedly dies, his demanding boss hires a bomoh to bring Edwin back as a zombie so he can finish his work. It’s up to Edwin’s brave wife Sarah to save the day. As this is a workshop production, the shows will present intimate, scaled-down previews of major scenes from The Working Dead. Audience feedback from these shows will be used during the production of a larger scale version of this show in the future. The shows take place today (8.30pm), tomorrow (3pm & 8.30pm) and Sunday (3pm & 8.30pm) at Twenty20Two, Petaling Jaya. Book your tickets now at https://workingdead-firstworkshop.peatix.com.



4 Musical Performances

Up-and-coming band Lysistrata will be performing at The Bee Publika tomorrow. Formed in Saintes in 2013, this instrumental stellar rock trio is inspired by, and filled with, the screaming energy of youth. Through continuous long tours across Europe and countless performances, they have built a huge reputation for themselves. Come discover these acclaimed newcomers in French rock for their first concert in Asia at The Bee in Publika. The performance starts tomorrow at 8pm. For more information, feel free to contact [email protected]


Upfront, in collaboration with IME Asia and InTour Live, is proud to present Jake Bugg’s Solo Acoustic Tour in Malaysia. At the age of 24, the British singer-songwriter has accomplished what most musicians set out to achieve throughout their career. Bugg performs retro folk numbers which hark back to classics like Oasis, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. In 2011, he performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at the renowned Glastonbury Festival in England, an incredible feat for a 17-year old. Since then he has released four studio albums – with his debut ranking among the best-selling albums of the 2010 decade. Don’t miss his debut on our shores this Sunday from 8pm at The Bee Publika. Tickets are available online at www.galactix.asia.


No Black Tie presents an evening of good music in Jamie and Jupiter: Interstellar. Dulcet falsettos and dusky tones abound as native Londoner Janine Annice takes the stage for two nights of soul and R&B at No Black Tie. The performance will take place tomorrow and Sunday from 10pm at Kuala Lumpur’s premier jazz club No Black Tie. To book your tickets, log on to www.noblacktie.com.my.



Bobo Kuala Lumpur’s jazz “mama n papa” — as they call them — the amazing Junji Delfino and David Gomes will be performing together today and tomorrow, backed by the David Gomes Trio. Join them for an evening of fantastic vocals, feverish finger work on the Bobo Grand piano and a trademark evening of fireworks. Tickets is RM60++ per person and RM45++ for Bobo diners. The show will take place at Bobo Kuala Lumpur today and tomorrow from 9.30pm. For reservations, call (03) 20925002.



2 ways to Spend Your Time

BLAM is a curated platform designed specifically for local talents ranging from artists to designers, musicians to carpenters. This weekend they will be hosting ‘Betul-betul Local Art Market’, which will cover a variety of activities including a bazaar, workshops, food, exhibitions, busking and many more. Their objective is to have a strong impact in the creative industry by producing a creative generation and immersing itself in creative entrepreneurship. Join them this weekend from 10am to 9pm at The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.


Ilham Gallery will be hosting a very special film screening of U-Wei Saari’s award-winning film Jogho (1997), which is based on the novel Juara by acclaimed Malaysian writer S Othman Kelantan. The plot revolves around Mamat, a Kelantanese who lives among the bull-fighting Malay community of Southern Thailand. The film screening will take place tomorrow from 3pm to 5pm at Ilham Gallery, Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur.