Weekend by numbers 04.01.19 to 06.01.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 4, 2019.
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2 performances to enjoy

Join Deborah Davis, who is a renowned artiste who has performed for former-president Bill Clinton and with names such as Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, and Michael Veerapen Trio, who is well-known in the Malaysian jazz scene having established his name as a jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor, in the city tonight and tomorrow night to enjoy a jazz performance. Head over at 10pm to No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced at RM80. For further details, visit noblacktie.com.my.


Born and raised in California, Kyle has developed a unique style of rap known as “happy rap”. After a string of popular independent releases, he has recently released his major-label album debut, Light of Mine, which demonstrates how dramatically hip-hop has broadened since the genre’s early days. Join him at The Bee, Publika Mall, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced between RM158 and RM198. Visit thebee.com.my for more information.




art exhibitions to adore

Rethinking Editions is a group exhibition that brings together 15 Malaysian artists from various backgrounds and practices, who have revisited the concept of art editions from perspective, creating and presenting. There will be a series of impressions or prints, photographs, cast sculptures, videos, and audio recordings to enjoy from Sunday. Located in the Zhongshan Building 80 Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur. Visit ourartprojects.com for further details.


Still Life.Still Alive is a group exhibition featuring 19 upcoming Malaysian artists. The works displayed is said to focus on the genre of still life painting. The exhibition is said to invite audiences to appreciate the mundanity of still life objects. Located at Lot No 8, Level G4, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit segarisaart.com.




activities for the kids

Come together at the largest and most exclusive exhibition of Hello Kitty and Sanrio Characters in Southeast Asia. There will be a showcase of over 300 valued vintage items and a recalling of collective memories over the years. It is being held at Quill Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Ticket prices range from RM25 to RM26. For more information, visit quillcitymall.com.my.


Take a trip to the movies to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It is about Teen Miles Morales who becomes the Spider-Man of his reality. With five counterparts from other dimensions, they aim to stop a threat for all realities. For more information, visit cinema.com.my.



Treat your little ones who are interested in cooking by refining their talents and sending them to Young Chefs Academy — a cooking school just for kids. The franchise was founded in 2003 in the US. The Kuala Lumpur branch offers a safe environment where children can discover the joys of cooking. The address is 5-3, Jalan 26/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Visit youngchefsacademy.com for more information.


Kidzania KL is a memorable education and entertainment centre alongside being an indoor theme park. It was built to teach kids about different career choices with miniature-sized replicas of office buildings and cards. Head over to Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. Tickets are priced at RM55 for kids and RM35 for adults. Call 1300 885 439 for further information.




2 weekend adventures

Head over to i-City Shah Alam for a cute date night adventure as a stunning 72-acre (29.14ha) theme park awaits. It has a colourful display of LED-lit attractions as well as exciting rides and unique museums. Known as the City of Digital lights, it is only an hour’s drive from downtown Kuala Lumpur. There is also a massive water park, wax museums and the biggest snow park in Malaysia. It is located in D-9-1, Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam. Call (03) 5521 8800 for more information.


Take a step out of your usual weekend routine and try tandem paragliding with Oxbold Extreme Sports. All you need to do is sit in a comfortable harness with an instructor who will take care of everything. You can even control the paraglide yourself should you want to. It is located in Jugra Lama, Banting, Selangor. Package pricing ranges from RM240 to RM360. For further details, visit oxbold.com.