Weekend by numbers 16.07.15 to 19.07.15

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3 parties to get your groove on

Gravity Club KL presents John Dahlback! A label owner, producer, remixer and DJ — there isn’t much John Dahlback hasn’t done during his decade-young career. Now, at just 28, he sits atop the global dance scene with a forthcoming album on one of the world’s leading (and largest) electronic labels, Ultra, and a diary that embodies the term transatlantic as he jets back and forth between America, Ibiza and beyond. Join Dahlback tonight at Gravity Club KL from 10pm onwards. For reservations, call (011) 2639 5797 or (016) 306 7777. Gravity Club KL is located at level 6, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur.

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Are you an expat wanting to meet other expats living in KL? The International Expats Club Kuala Lumpur’s first party of 2015 is taking place at Black Forest. If you’ve moved to KL from another country, speak English, would like to meet interesting people and enjoy music, this is the gathering for you. The party starts at 8pm and guests will enjoy a welcome “white wine spritzer” and snacks all night long. Entrance is completely free. All you have to do is send an email to [email protected] to join tomorrow’s party. Black Forest is located at 47 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

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Three years ago, a young lad named Jonathan Öozel Charles took things into his own hands and started a niche club night called Nobody Listens to Techno. Since then, it has grown with Jon and he’s brought together fantastic artists from around the world and also cultivated a scene for all KL techno and house lovers. Head to Pisco Bar on July 18 from 10.30pm to check out Jonny Vicious, Jason Voon and Victor G. Entry is free. Pisco Bar is located at 29 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur. For inquiries or reservations, call (03) 2142 2900.

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1 musical performance for cantopop fans

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Theatre Lounge Cage presents the powerful, raspy and soulful voice of Yuni, who shares the limelight with A9 strings — violinist Rohnie Tan and pianist Dennis Law. Yuni is famed for her vocal prowess, always singing with the perfect level of emotion. This special performance will bring you some of the most popular Cantonese hit songs from the 1990s, rearranged by A9. A9 Strings with Yuni takes place at 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cover charge is priced at RM65/RM117. For inquiries or to reserve seats, call (03) 6730 7982 or email [email protected]. Theatre Lounge Cage is located at B1-3A Plaza Damas 3, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

 

2 brand new good reads

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Go Set A Watchman
Fifty-five years after Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-prize winning, critically acclaimed novel To Kill A Mockingbird was published, a sequel has finally arrived. Go Set A Watchman was actually written before To Kill A Mockingbird, but at the urging of Lee’s agent, she rewrote the story from young Scout’s point of view, and that novel ended up being published while the original draft was shelved. After having lost the Go Set A Watchman draft for decades, its discovery prompted the author to authorise its publication. Go Set A Watchman hit the shelves on Tuesday and can be purchased at RM95.90 from MPH stores nationwide.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania tells the true story of the last crossing of the infamous HMS Lusitania as it was sunk by German U-boats during the height of World War I. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania sank with 1,962 passengers on board. Of those, only 761 survived. Until 1914, passenger ships were exempt from attack by either side, however, this soon changed as these ships were thought to contain war cargo such as ammunition. The sinking of the Lusitania was significant at the time abecause it helped turn public sentiment against Germany, as well as contributed to the American entry into the war. Hundreds of Americans perished in the sinking alongside Britons. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, written by Erik Larsen, can be purchased at RM99.90 at MPH stores nationwide.

 

3 places to enjoy a raya-inspired feast

Satisfy your craving for Middle Eastern dishes such as nasi biryani, mendi, and kebab at Khan Baba. Serving an array of Arabic, Pakistani, Western and barbequed dishes, Khan Baba’s Raya buffet promotion lasts till Saturday. The buffet dinner is priced RM39.90 for adults and RM22 for children and starts from 6pm till 8.30pm. To make reservations, call (03) 4021 6995 or (03) 4031 8995. Khan Baba is located at 16-18 Jalan Hernai, Medan Idaman Business Centre, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

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Celebrate Hari Raya with the family by enjoying a potpourri of local and international flavours at Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur’s Hari Raya buffet lunch. On July 17 and 18 from 12.30pm to 4pm, the Chatz Brasserie will be serving ketupat palas with sambal, lemang with serunding, chicken and beef satay, ikan bakar lebaran, roti jala with chicken curry, serawa durian, roast sirloin, and ayam rending in addition to dozens of other mouth-watering dishes from just RM78 per person. For inquiries or reservations, call (03) 2872 8301 or email [email protected]. Parkroyal is located at Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

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Head over to Swez Brasserie at Eastin Hotel to enjoy an extensive spread of Ramadan dishes today. Engage your senses with delicious local cuisine inspired by mother’s home cooked meals, while durian lovers will really adore the variety of desserts made from this pungent king of fruit. At RM138 for adults and RM69 for children, Swez Brasserie’s Ramadan promotion ends tonight, so make sure you drop by to berbuka puasa for the final time this year. Swez Brasserie is located at Eastin Hotel, 13 Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya. For reservations, call (03) 7665 1111.

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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 16, 2015.