Weekend by numbers 17.05.19 to 19.05.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on May 17, 2019.
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2 exhibitions to immerse in

Starting tomorrow is Tiong Chai Heing’s exhibition, Impermanence is the Antidote of Frailness. Influenced by her childhood in an oil palm estate, Tiong delves deep into natural patterns. Her painting style is unique, as she manipulates the canvas and uses a range of materials, including fabric extracted from used wedding gowns. Through the multitude of textures and details, the artist explores the struggle of mankind. The exhibition runs from tomorrow until June 2, from 11am to 7pm, except on Tuesdays and public holidays. The exhibition will be at Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4F Seksyen 11, Petaling Jaya, from 11am to 7pm. For more information visit sumaorientalis.com. Admission is free.


Get your cultural juices flowing with a visit to Ilham Gallery, for Rediscovering Forgotten Thai Masters of Photography, a collaboration between NUS Museum, Singapore and Manit Sriwanichpoom. The photography exhibit gathers images of 1950s to 1970s in Thailand, by Buddhadasa Bhiku, Liang Ewe, SH Lim, Saengjun Limlohakul, Pornsak Sakdaenprai, Rong Wong-Savun and ML Toy Xoomsai. A glimpse into traditions at the onset of modern Thailand, with over 200 photographs found and remastered. The exhibit is showing from tomorrow until Aug 25 from 11am to 7pm. Tomorrow, there will also be a curatorial tour at 3pm led by the exhibition curators Manit Sriwanichpoom and Siddharta Perez. Ilham Gallery, No 8 Jalan Binjai, off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. For more information logon to ilhamgallery.com



2 ways to gear up for raya

Starting today, The Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City will be transformed to bring customers the intrigue of Morocco. With sumptuous decor, from lounge pouffes and pillows to orange and lemon trees, the Moroccan-inspired Hari Raya hopes to impress and excite guests. Take a snap of yourself with these stunning furnishings and enter the Social Rewards photo contest (running from Monday until June 9), to stand a chance to win some amazing prizes. Teach for Malaysia will also be on the ground floor, as The Gardens Mall’s 2019 corporate social responsibility beneficiary activity, to help shoppers learn about ending education inequality in Malaysia. There is also an exciting performance schedule to entertain visitors with Moroccan dances, belly dancing and gymnastics. Whilst making Raya purchases, keep in mind that if you spend RM800 (RM700 for Standard Chartered credit card holders or The Gardens Club members) and above in a single receipt at any of the specialty stores, you can redeem a set of classic patterned glassware. For more information visit thegardensmall.com.my


Have an amazing day at the Publika Senandung Raya, the mall’s themed Hari Raya celebrations inspired by Senandung Express, a late night train from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. There will be artistic decorations of an old train station along The Gallery at Level G2. With an exciting variety of vendors, amazing performances, interesting workshops, art exhibitions, and much more, this bazaar is not one to miss. It will be open until June 2, from 10am to 10pm at Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit facebook.com/PublikaGallery/



2 comedy shows to laugh with

For one night only, laugh your socks off at the Xplicit Show. Hosted by Prakash Daniel, the show features Judith Pisang, Riezman Radzlan, Sulaiman Azmil and Brian Tan. For audiences over the age of 18, the show will be filled with titillating jokes and memorable stand-up comedy. Taking place tomorrow at 9pm. Tickets are RM40 online and RM50 at the door at The Joke Factory, Level G3, Lot 27, Publika Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. To purchase tickets head to thejokefactory.com.my


For two nights, Andrew Netto will be performing at Crackhouse. Netto made it into the Guinness Book of Records for being the first comedian to perform on a flight. He has even been the opening act for Russell Peters. With Netto’s local and international success, you are sure to have an evening filled with deep belly laughs and knee slaps. Catch Netto today and tomorrow at 9pm. Tickets are RM40 online and RM50 at the door. Crackhouse, 24 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit crackhousecomedy.asia



4 music performances to enjoy

Award-winning saxophonist Minyen Hsieh releases his second solo album As Good As Water. He began performing at the age of 19, and went on to study at Koninklijk Conservatorium, Brussels. Simple and as pure as water, as the name suggests, Hsieh’s album performance takes place today and tomorrow at 10pm. Tickets are RM64, or RM185.80 with dinner at No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. To purchase tickets visit noblacktie.com.my


Catch the soulful jazz musician Evelyn Feroza today and tomorrow at Alexis Bistro Ampang. With alluring vocals and a memorable stage presence, Feroza’s repertoire ranges form pop to jazz and soul, satisfying all musical tastes. She successfully released her first single, Close Your Eyes just last year. Working with renown musicians and producers, and touring on international stages such as the Melbourne Jazz Festival, and Sydney’s Vivid Festival, Feroza is an artiste to watch out for. The performance begins at 10pm with tickets at RM10 for diners only. Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit alexis.com.my


Catch Melissa Indot, From Fun to Funky at Bobo KL for an evening of pop and soul. Melissa brings a unique spin on pop covers and soulful originals that will have you hoping for more. The show will take place today and tomorrow, starting at 9.30pm sharp and doors open at 7pm. Tickets are RM65, or RM45 for Bobo diners. Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit bobokl.com


Enjoy an afternoon of classical music at the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, presenting French Impressions. Conductor Hans Graf will take you on a tour of legendary works of influencial French composers, through the lens of impressionism. From Ravel’s ballet, Mother Goose, to the Debussy’s Images. Open tomorrow and on Sunday, at 3pm. The concert is approximately 70 minutes with a 20 minute interval. Tickets are priced at RM56, RM84, RM113, or RM141. To purchase tickets visit mpo.com.my