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2 dining and drinking treats 

nobu_100715TAKE happy hour to a new level at Nobu Club Lounge, where contemporary flair meets exclusivity. Enjoy the Fruit Sake Infusion Selection, Nobu house pouring and bottled beers at RM25 nett when you visit the Club Lounge for its happy weekend promotion, which is available every Friday and Saturday from 6pm onwards.  Special happy hour bites, are also available: the Fruit Sake Fusion Special and the Nobu Club Lounge Bar Bites, which consists of Wagyu beef, tuna, salmon, king crab and lobster, priced at RM25 and from RM15 to RM70, respectively. For reservations, call (03) 2164 5084. Nobu  Club Lounge is located on Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. 

 

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HEAD to La Bodega on Sunday for its Pintxos & Paella special, where a delectable spread of pintxos and a freshly cooked paella await guests. And if you fancy oysters, there will also be “Naked Oysters” on the menu, which are fresh oysters from France, Ireland and Tasmania, served from 11am to 4pm. Both promotions are available at the Empire Subang and Telawi 2 outlets. However, the pintxos and paella special is only available at the Telawi 2 outlet in Bangsar. For inquiries or reservations, call (03) 2287 9468. 
 

1 Magic Show not to be missed

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ASIA’S largest magic variety show, Superstars of Magic 4 is into its fourth year running, and this year’s instalment promises to be bigger — if not better — than ever before. This year’s theme will be Magic of the East Meets West, where seven world-class illusionists will weave their magic on stage, and are set to wow and bedazzle their audience with their respective brands of illusion. Starting today, the show goes on until October. Catch it early before the magic fades off. Show time is at 8pm daily at the Genting International Showroom. For inquiries or tickets, call (03) 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com. 

 

3 Live Performances to delight your senses

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AZ Samad and Kirsten will be performing at Gaslight Café & Music tonight, bringing you classical jazz and soul. Trained in classical guitar, Az’s compositions have been described as playful, lyrical and soulful, but always inventive and tastefully crafted. Kirsten Long, who graduated with first class honours from University Malaya, teaches classical and contemporary piano as well as vocals. Together, Az and Kirsten will bring you the songs of jazz duos like Tuck and Patti, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. Gaslight Café & Music is located at Unit 15-2, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. 

 

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GYPSY Project is a trio that pays homage to the style of gypsy swing popularised by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. Their repertoire consists mainly of jazz standards but in a stripped-down version, just guitar, double bass, violin and on some tunes vocal. This trio is led by Wan Gigi, a session guitarist who has performed alongside many local and international acts. Tonight and tomorrow night at 10pm, join Gypsy Project at Alexis Bistro at Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations, call (03) 4260 2288. A dress code of no shorts and slippers as well as a minimum age of 10 apply. 

 

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JAPAN-BORN, California-raised KAKU boasts musical and artistic influences that span the width of the Pacific and two continents. With roots in hip hop, KAKU began his venture into EDM seven years ago, building a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s hottest upcoming DJs. His unique and explosive style is quickly making him one of Asia’s premiere DJs. As he continues to build his international resume, his goal is to bring a different sound to Asia and around the globe. He is playing at Providence, which is located at The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations or inquiries, email [email protected] or call (010) 252 7678. 

 

3 stage acts to catch 

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JEALOUS of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince. Brought to you by Ms Leong’s Studio’s annual concert Snow White, the ballet will be playing tomorrow night at 8pm at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are priced from RM33 to RM83 and can be purchased from www.ticketpro.com.my. For more info, visit www.klpac.org. 

 

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THE Lovesical is an original play written by Amanda Leong, featuring songs rearranged from notable musicals. The story revolves around two people who, while discovering themselves and pursuing their dreams, fall in love. It begins beautifully, but soon it becomes a struggle to balance between reaching out for their dreams and spending time with each other, the only way they knew that made the relationship real. Was it a mistake to fall in love so soon, and is it better to walk away than be hardly together? Is it worth pursuing dreams when the other isn’t around to celebrate it with? The Lovesical is playing tonight and tomorrow night at 8.30pm, and on Sunday at 3pm at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are priced at RM40. For tickets, log on to www.dpac.com.my. 

 

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THE Lovesical is an original play written by Amanda Leong, featuring songs rearranged from notable musicals. The story revolves around two people who, while discovering themselves and pursuing their dreams, fall in love. It begins beautifully, but soon it becomes a struggle to balance between reaching out for their dreams and spending time with each other, the only way they knew that made the relationship real. Was it a mistake to fall in love so soon, and is it better to walk away than be hardly together? Is it worth pursuing dreams when the other isn’t around to celebrate it with? The Lovesical is playing tonight and tomorrow night at 8.30pm, and on Sunday at 3pm at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are priced at RM40. For tickets, log on to www.dpac.com.my. 

 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 10, 2015.