Weekend by numbers 15.03.19 to 17.03.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 15, 2019.
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3 graphic novels to read

The question of the year 2016 becomes deeply personal in James Sturm’s graphic novel Off Season. It follows the story of a father navigating life as a single parent and coping with the disintergration of a relationship defined by life. This novel is available for RM99 at malaysia.kinokuniya.com.




Illegal is a powerful and timely story about a boy’s epic journey across Africa to Europe. It is a graphic novel created for all children with beautiful and colourful artwork throughout. It is available for RM58 at malaysia.kinokuniya.com.





PTSD by Guillaume Singelin is a uniquely imagined work of speculative fiction where a veteran finds herself marooned in her own city and haunted by her memories. This book is available for RM99 at malaysia.kinokuniya.com.





2 opportunities to splurge

Head over to the Sunday Market at The LINC KL as they team up with PupoSE Malaysia, an organisation supporting and empowering local and social entrepreneurs. Each purpose not only supports wonderful talent but gives back to the community. It will be held from 11am to 6pm at The LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, Kuala Lumpur. For further details, visit thelinckl.com.my.



Traders Market is a community-focused market that supports home-grown brands and introduces them to the public. This three-day long market will be held throughout the weekend from 10am to 10pm at Boulevard, Publika Shopping Mall, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, contact (03) 6211 7877.





1 activity for the kids

The Springtime Egg-ventures is taking over Resorts World Genting as egg-themed activities will hatch over the new Skytropolis Funland with Genting Dream Cruise Package worth up to RM12,000 to be won. It will be held throughout the weekend at Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang.




2 film festivals

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Japanese Film Festival of Kuala Lumpur, the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur and Aswara are offering a weekend of classic Japanese films, including The Story of The Last Chrysanthemum (1993), Late Spring (1949) and Early Summer (1951), It will be held throughout the day tomorrow and on Sunday at the Faculty of Creative Writing and Film, Pawagam Jalan Ampas, 3rd Floor, Aswara, 464 Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit jfkl.org.my.



Pesta Film Kita is back again and this time they aim to celebrate the New Malaysia and the youth. Join them tomorrow at this film festival featuring young talents with the aim to open up discussions about the local film industry. It will be held at Ruang by Think City, 2 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur from 11am to 10pm. For more information, contact (03) 2260 1095.



2 performances to enjoy

Enjoy Kangkung Belacan’s vibe with Sabahans Alton Wong, Daniel Foong, Adriel Wong and Beza who will be performing a variety of jazz standards and pop favourites. It will be held tomorrow at 9.30pm at Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets will be priced at RM60. For further details, contact (03) 2092 5002.


To mark its 10th anniversary, the klpac Symphonic band presents a weekend of chamber concerts for charity. There will also be a collection of food items for the needy, so check the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (klpac) website for the wish list. It will be held at 3pm tomorrow and 8.30pm on Sunday at klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets will be priced at RM43 and available for purchase at klpac.org.