4 musical marvels
Power and Poetry
Legendary pianist Mikhail Pletnev plays with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Power and Poetry. Tomorrow evening at 8.30pm, Fabio Mechetti will conduct the orchestra through Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture and Piano Concerto No 3, as well as Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. This performance, filled with works of stormy emotions and poetic lyricism, is not one to miss. Tickets are RM56, RM84, RM113 and RM141. Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Level Two, Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur. For more information or to book tickets, visit mpo.com.my.
Patriotism and Joyful Sacrifice
Catch the 17th chapter of the Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance. The title for this instalment is Patriotism and Joyful Sacrifice. Tomorrow at 8pm, the orchestra will play Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Paganini’s Violin Concerto No 1, and Beethoven’s Symphony No 7. Featured soloist for the night will be Dr Goh Chia Chien on violin. Tickets are RM15 or RM25 for VIP. Dewan Sivik MBPJ, No 1, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya. For more information, call (03) 5887 0711 or visit spo.org.my.
The Music of Abba
If you are a fan of the Sweedish pop sensation Abba, then check out the Super Trouper performance at Alexis Bistro by Rozz, Poova and Dasha. Playing today and tomorrow at 10pm. These talented artistes will entertain you with famed hits such as Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, Waterloo, and much more. Accompanying the singers is Dennis Law on piano, Faz Aznam on guitar, Oliver Chan on bass and Wayne Tan on drums. Tickets are RM25. Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit alexis.com.my.
To enjoy an evening of pop, R&B and soul, head over to Bobo KL for a performance by Elvira Arul in Celebrating Women. Her smoky vocals will have you hypnotised and her repertoire of music will have you up on your feet. Celebrate International Women’s Day with a bang at this fun performance between yesterday and tomorrow at 9.30pm. Tickets are RM80 or RM65 for Bobo diners. Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit bobokl.com.
3 events to shop
Storage clearance sale
If you’re a fan of prints, here is a chance to add to your collection. The Print Room is having a storage clearance sale with up to 80% off selected prints. After years of acquiring prints, tests, unsigned finals and frames, they have to make room for new and future works. There is also an enlarger set and studio lighting going. This sale will be held tomorrow and on Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. The Print Room, 49 Lorong 16/9E, Petaling Jaya. For more information, visit its Facebook page, @ThePrintRoomKL.
National Craft Day 2020
KrafRepublic is back with this year’s National Craft Day, which includes numerous events and fun-filled sales. From craft sales and talks all the way to exhibitions of Malaysian Handicraft and the National Craft Institute. Held until next Monday from 10am to 10pm. Watch demonstrations and performances or take part in the many activities. Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, Conlay Road, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit their Facebook page, @PromosiKraftangan.
Women’s Day Market
The AWWFUM Women’s Day Market is the perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day. This market encourages women’s creativity and entrepreneurship by curating female-owned and co-owned businesses and artisans to showcase their goods. Look forward to favourite brands such as The Raw Rebel. The Square, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. For more information, visit its Facebook page, @marktplatzevent.
1 fun for the kids
The Gruffalo’s Child
Treat your children to an interactive stage production named The Gruffalo’s Child. Ignoring her father’s warnings about the Big Bag Mouse, the Gruffalo’s child heads out into the deep dark wood. She follows a snowy track and meets many mysterious creatures and thinks, “The Big Bad Mouse doesn’t exist, does he?” The Tall Stories’ adaptation of every child’s favourite picture book by Jula Donaldson and Axel Scheffler will be performed at 10am until Sunday, and on March 15. Tickets are RM75 or RM95. PJLA, Jaya One 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. For more information, visit pjlivearts.my.
2 wonderful workshops
Wheel Thrown Pottery Workshop
Get crafting and make your very own creation at this Wheel Thrown Pottery Workshop. You will be guided by an experienced potter who will help you make something entirely of your own imagination. You will take home the know how as well as whatever you make. This workshop is RM190 per person and will be held on Sunday from 10am to 1pm. Lunch and one coffee will be provided. The Weekend Workshop, No 9, Jalan 21/12, Sea Park (opposite Seapark Public Bank), Petaling Jaya. For more information, visit its Facebook page, @theweekendworkshop.tww.
Summer Heat Candle workshop
Are you a fan of our local iced drinks Milo and Kopi O’? Turn them into sweet smelling candles at this Summer Heat Candle Workshop. You will learn the basic techniques for candle making and create your own customisable scents into beautiful shapes. You will take home one iced Milo or Kopi O’ candle, one blueberry cheesecake candle and one 10% craftiviti voucher. Open to beginners, this workshop will be held on Sunday from 1pm to 2.30pm. It is RM250 per person. All materials are provided. Think at Dua, Unit D-2-48, Block Dahlia 10 Boulevard, PJU6A, Lebuhraya SPRINT, Petaling Jaya. For more information, visit craftiviti.com.