Weekend by numbers 01.03.19 to 03.03.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 1, 2019.
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plays to watch

Gold Rain & Hailstones

This Malaysian classic by acclaimed playwright Jit Murad was first staged in 1993 where it was marked the best play of the year because of its ability to move audiences from laughter to tears. Gold Rain & Hailstones is a story of home, family and identity. It will be held this weekend at 3pm and 8.30pm at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. Tickets are priced between RM50 and RM150. For further details, visit dpac.com.my.


To Which My Brother Laughed;

This performance was designed in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu on Sept 3, 2018 by the Malaysian authorities and was inspired by the critical essay The Laugh of the Medusa by Hélène Cixous. It will be held this weekend at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced at RM60 and available for purchase at klpac.org.


The Gruffalo

Treat the kids to a fun loving performance following a tale of Mouse meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Join Mouse on an adventure through the deep, dark woods in Tall Stories’ musical adaptation in celebration of the classic picture book’s 20th anniversary. The Gruffalo will be held this weekend at PJ Live Arts, 2A-3, Block K, Jaya One, Section 13, No.72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tickets are priced at RM75 and RM95. For more details, visit pjlivearts.my.



product to purchase

The Aromachologie Body & Strength Shampoo

Treat yourself to L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Body & Strength Shampoo, aiming to make hair more dense and strong as well as limit hair loss. It is also enriched with five different tonifying essential oils. For RM135, grab one today at my.loccitane.com.



2 weekend-long markets

Sunny Side Up Market

Head over to this bright and cheery market which be presenting a large number of business-driven women in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Support local women entrepreneurs and spend to your heart’s content. It will be held tomorrow and on Sunday at Slate at The Row, 50, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur. Contact (03) 2694 6462 for more information.



There will be over 50 independent local artists and creators during this three-day long arts and crafts bazaar that is sure to have a variety of unique items to purchase. It will be held at Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 , Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. Opening times are from 10am to 10pm. Visit facebook.com/publikagallery for further details.



2 comedy shows

Scott Mitchell

Singapore-based comedian Scott Mitchell has organised more than 500 comedy shows in Singapore, having worked with the likes of Russell Howard, Stuart Goldsmith and Brendon Burns. He brings a sharp, witty look at life while sharing his thoughts ranging from expat observations to the obstacles of fatherhood with his audience. It will be held at 9pm today and tomorrow at the Crackhouse Comedy Club, 1st Floor, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced a RM40. For further details, visit crackhousecomedy.asia.


Frickin’ Millennials

Join Haikal Idris, Luwita Hana, Ayim Razak, Aw Yuong Tuck, Abé Laté, and Farid Azmie as they present their side of the story as millennial comedians. It will be held today at The Joke Factory, Lot 27, Level G3, Block C5, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are be priced at RM40 online and RM50 at the door. For more information, visit thejokefactory.com.my.



2 performances to enjoy

Aina Abdul — A Night of Divas

Aina Abdul will be presenting her own material as well as covers of modern R&B and soul as she has been inspired by the likes of Yuna, Jhene Aiko and Chrisette Michele. She has been a featured artiste for music festivals such as Publika Jazz Festival 2016 and 2017, World Youth Jazz Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Brooklyn Day Out and many more. The show will be held at 10 tonight and tomorrow at Alexis Bistro Ampang, Lot 10, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced at RM10. For more information, visit alexis.com.my.


Beatbox Symphony

Legendary beatboxer Tom Thum is taking the stage with microphone in hand. Specialising in a variety of musical genres from techno to jazz, Tom Thum manipulates his vocal chords to produce inspirational sounds. Conductor Gordon Hamilton, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Tom Thum will be giving the audience an extravagant concert at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre tomorrow and on Sunday at 8.30pm. Tickets will be priced between RM113 and RM226 and are available for purchase at mpo.com.my.