Weekend by numbers 08.06.18 to 10.06.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on June 8, 2018.
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musical performances

Samba Selama is the spectacular result of chill-out Brazillian music meeting Malaysian vibes. This week at Bobo KL, listen to music presented by guitarist Az Samad, vocalist Viv and Arif Yusof (on the saxophone and flute), as they present Malaysian and Brazilian music with a twist. The shows are on today and tomorrow at 9.30pm. Cover charge is RM60++, and RM45++ for Bobo diners. Make a reservation now at (03) 2092 5002.


Zhao Chuan, also known as “Chief” Chao, and Wan Fang, Taiwanese songstress, will be performing together for a one-night-concert at Resort World Genting. Zhao will take concert-goers on trip down memory lane by performing classics like I’m a Little Bird, I’m Ugly But Gentle and How Should I Express My Love To You. Renowned for his melancholic vocals and emotional delivery, Zhao was named the Best Mandarin Male Singer at the 1991 Golden Melody Awards. Wan is known for singing the theme song of the classic C’est la vie, mon chéri. Besides being an established singer, she is also very successful in musical drama. Both of them will perform tomorrow, from 8.30pm at the Arena of Stars, Resort World Genting. For details, log on to www.rwgenting.com.


An Evening with Friends is a special collaboration between Friend of Strings Chamber (FOSC) and two other musical groups — The Malaysia Institute of Arts (MIA) Ladies Choir and The HummingWay Harmonica Ensemble. The HummingWay Harmonica Ensemble will showcase various pieces with their harmonicas, such as Moon River, Rewrite the Stars, Jubilant Medley and more. The FOSC and MIA Ladies Choir will be premiering Yeo Chow Shern’s composition The Lost Voice, as well as other pieces. Join them for a memorable evening tomorrow (8pm) and on Sunday (3pm) at Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Empire Damansara, Damansra Perdana, Petaling Jaya. For more info, log on to www.dpac.com.my.


The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) takes its final bow in its last set of concerts for the 2017/18 season tomorrow. It will be performing works by Bruch and Bruckner, both celebrated composers from the Romantic Era. The works sampled in these concerts highlight the two composers’ finest achievements. This performance will also witness the return of acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell to the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) stage, having performed there with the MPO in sell-out concerts in 2004 and 2007. Watch the performance tomorrow (8.30pm) and on Sunday (3pm) at DFP, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC. For email bookings, feel free to contact [email protected]


Performing tonight at Alexis Bistro is NYK, a 25-year-old singer with an expressive style of rhythm and blues, and pop. He is self-taught to play rock ‘n’roll music as a child, and he started posting YouTube videos of him and a friend covering some of their favorite songs. This turned into performances for friends and family, which then grew into small gigs. As word got around, he went on to perform for corporate events and eventually, was billed to pen for Singaporean pop act, The Sam Willows. A year into performing publicly, NYK caught the eye of Sony Music Malaysia, who signed him to a recording deal. Watch his performance at Alexis Bistro Ampang tonight from 10pm. Music charge is RM10++ per pax, and you can find out more at www.alexis.com.my.



theatrical production

After months of training, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s Theatre for Young People (T4YP) Ensemble will finally be presenting their mid-season workshop performance, under the guidance of co-facilitators Mark Beau de Silva and Ho Lee Ching. Expect original sketches, devised movement pieces, dance and more from the 16 ensemble members. This performance will give the members a chance to experience being on stage and receive constructive feedback from theatre mentors before they embark on their final mainstage performance in July 2018. The performance will take place tomorrow (8.30pm) at klpac. Entry is by minimum donation of RM15. To RSVP, email [email protected]



markets to visit

In conjunction with Father’s Day, BOK TJUV is hosting a pop-up market that will focus towards the urban man of different ages and interests. Shop for various goods at their hand-picked vendors, such as travel basics, personal accessories, home goods, beauty products, stationery, publications, found items and more. Objects For (M) Market will be held tomorrow and on Sunday at Awegallery, 21, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya.


The fourth edition of the Furugiya Flea Market will see various vintage and second-hand gems on sale. Aside from the vendors set up in 2 Hang Kasturi, Furugiya will be setting up a donation bin for the homeless this weekend. Feel free to help out by donating your used (decent condition) or new outfits. The Furugiya Flea Market will take place from tomorrow and Sunday, noon to 10pm at 2 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur.


Commune at Sunway Velocity Mall invites you to their June’s Kaka Arts Market, where holiday shoppers and collectors can discover work by emerging and established artists, just in time for the gift-giving season. Shop from a magnificent array of original gifts, such as jewellery, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, ceramics, toys and wrapping paper. The market will be held tomorrow and on Sunday, from 11am to 8pm at Commune @ Sunway Velocity Mall.



moment to   relive

After an amazing night of performances by a diverse group of talented acts, Lost Voice Guy was crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018! Lost Voice Guy, also known as Lee Ridley, is the first comedian to win Britain’s Got Talent in 12 seasons. The 37-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy, and uses a voice synthesiser for his acts — but that did not stop him from winning £250,000 in prize money and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. Lost Voice Guy’s self-depreciating humor won the public over in the grand finale with fellow musician comedian Robert White in second place and singer Donchez Dacres coming third. “You so deserve this. I’m so happy,” Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell commented. Relive Lost Voice’s Guy winning moment on Britain’s Got Talent by catching the repeat on Sunday at 5.40pm on AXN (Astro 701/721).