Weekend by numbers — 24.04.15 to 26.04.15

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3 WAYS TO EAT, DRINK AND PARTY

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Jarrod & Rawlins
Lot G08B, Ground Floor, The Amp Walk, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2166 0708

Don’t miss the last weekend of Jarrod & Rawlins Ampang’s Sunday Carvery brunch special promotion. From noon to 3.30pm, eat as much as you want from a selection that includes succulent roast pork with crispy crackling, juicy butter roasted chicken, roast vegetables and potatoes, Yorkshire pudding with hot gravy, and apple sauce. Soup, salad and dessert are also served. The sumptuous spread costs only RM32++ per person, while children under 10 years old can dine for RM17.

Kuala Lumpur Pub Crawl
Lobby Restaurant and Lounge, One Residency, Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (017) 394 1191

If you’re feeling sociable and up for a wild night out, join the Kuala Lumpur Pub Crawl event tomorrow night at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Make new friends, play games and enjoy drinks at four different bars before ending the night with a visit to a club (without the need to queue). At a cost of RM70, you are entitled to one free drink at each of the five venues. To join the crawl, just turn up at Lobby Restaurant between 8.45pm to 9.30pm and register on the spot.

Thirst 2015: We Are All Stardust
Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC), Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Tel: (03) 7931 2378
www.thirst.com.my

Be transported into the cosmic world with a spectacle of light shows, acrobatic performances and pyrotechnics as a host of international dance music acts delivers a high-octane and innovative night of partying. Organised by Heineken, Thirst 2015 will see an intergalactic rave night specially created for the Malaysian audience. Dutch trance act Dash Berlin will headline together with compatriot R3hab, a fast-rising progressive/electro house DJ.  Representing local talents will be Goldfish & Blink, BATE, XU and Hulkas. Tickets are priced at RM158, RM188, RM218 and RM308. Doors open at 6pm tomorrow night.

1 EPIC MOVIE NOT TO BE MISSED

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THE long wait is over — Marvel Comics’ superhero franchise returns with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The band of superheroes comes together again when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) tries to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping programme only for it to go awry. This forces Iron Man to reassemble with Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to prevent the villainous Ultron from carrying out his plan for human extinction. Three mysterious newcomers also make their appearance — Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). Soon, uneasy alliances form and mega-battles are fought as Earth’s fate hangs in the balance.

1 FAIR FOR BOOK LOVERS

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The 34th Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF)
Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 8321 7003
www.kualalumpurbookfair.my

Get the latest books and promotions from publishers around the world at this year’s KLIBF, organised by the Ministry of Education, through the National Book Council of Malaysia. Participating countries include the United Kingdom, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore, India and Indonesia, to name a few. Taking up seven halls and rooms at the PWTC, the fair will also see book launches, seminars, conventions and many other activities to suit all levels of the reading community. Keep an eye on KLIBF’s social media channels for announcements and discounts. The fair opens today from 10am, and will go on until May 3.

2 REASONS TO LAUGH

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Isey Turun KL
PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Tel: (03) 7960 0439
www.pjlivearts.my

Kelantan boy Isey Fazlisham brings his brand of comedy to town with a tongue-in-cheek recounting of his journey from his home town to the capital city for the first time. Presented by Rumah Anak Teater, Isey Turun KL will be performed in Kelantanese dialect without subtitles. Don’t miss the second show tonight at 9pm. Admission is priced at RM20 and RM30.

Laugh Fest: Faulty Towers — The Dining Experience
Frontera Sol of Mexico, Ground floor, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Tel: (03) 7960 0439/7958 8515
www.fronterabar.com

Enjoy your meal with a hearty side of laughter with the loosely scripted tribute to the famed BBC TV series made famous by comic actors John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. For two hours, audiences can enjoy a three-course meal served by “Sybil”, “Basil” and “Manuel”, promising an unforgettable dining experience as everything that can go wrong probably would in this orchestrated chaotic evening out. Faulty Towers — The Dining Experience is on tonight till April 27 at 7.30pm, with lunch also served tomorrow and on Sunday at 12.30pm. Dinner is priced at RM188, lunch at RM128.

2 WAYS TO GET ARTSY

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Galeri Petronas, Level 3, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2051 7770

First published April 1, 1978, Gila-Gila is a national humour magazine that has captured important glimpses of our social and cultural framework through the intelligent minds of Malaysia’s top cartoonists. Galeri Petronas now exhibits over 200 iconic and original artworks — comic strips, sketches and even rare first editions — that give a humorous but unique perspective of what makes us Malaysians. Galeri Petronas is open from 10pm to 8pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

Ming Swings!
Theatre Lounge Café, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 6730 7982  
www.theatreloungecafe.com

Join actor, singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist Ming Lee (Chan Ming Lye) on a jazz journey this weekend. Having sung and performed in many festivals, music venues and theatres internationally, Ming Lee has enjoyed a musical journey that took him to London, Montreal and New York, where he played the role of the pimp (The Engineer) on Broadway in Miss Saigon. Blessed with a rich tone and infectious swinging style, he will be performing a range of jazz standards from the Tin Pan Alley collection, as well as rare gems from the American Songbook, made famous by artists such as Nat King Cole to The Platters to Michael Bublé. Ming Swings! is on from tonight to Sunday at 9pm. Cover charge is RM65 or RM117. Reservations are advised due to limited seats.

 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on April 24, 2015.