Weekend by numbers: 22.11.19 to 24.11.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 22, 2019.
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1 foodie fun

Seafood extravaganza

Seafood lovers should indulge in The Courtyard’s Seafood Extravaganza dinner buffet that runs until the end of November. Enjoy an incredible range of offerings including live oysters, green mussels, tiger prawns, clams, scallops, yabbies and even house-cured salmon and Alaskan king crab. The chefs have also concocted a hot dish menu which features seafood as well as chicken and beef. There is also a delicious spread of Malay and Nyonya ‘kuih-muih’, and an exciting ice cream bar. This fresh seafood buffet is available today and tomorrow from 6.30pm to 10.30pm for RM88 for adults and RM45 for children. The Courtyard @ Pavilion Hotel KL, 170, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations call (03) 2117 2821 or email [email protected].

 

2 staged performances

The Magic flute

Catch Die Zauberflöte or The Magic Flute, a two act opera by Wolfgang Amadeus and a German liberetto by Emanuel Schikaneder. First gracing the stage in 1791 at the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, this incredible opera tells the story of Tamino, a prince, who is challenged with a series of tests with his sidekick Papageno. Completing these tests will win him the hand of princess Pamina. He also battles Pamina’s mother, the evil Queen of the Night. Presented by Kuala Lumpur City Opera, the show is on until Sunday at 8pm. Tickets today are RM148 or RM128, whilst tickets tomorrow and on Sunday are RM168 or RM148. This show is directed by Amelia Tan with conductor Juan Montoya. KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Kuala Lumpur. For tickets visit klpac.org.

 

Kenny Sebastian

LOL Asia and Adrian Bohm present Kenny Sebastian’s new show The Most Interesting Person in the Room. As India’s new hottest comic, Sebastian is known for seeing humour in the most mundane. Based in Bangalore, his brand of comedy will have you laughing all night long. He has toured with sold-out shows across US, Canada, Australia and India. Performing tomorrow night, he will have two show times — at 7pm and 9pm. PJ Live Arts, Level 1 Block E The Square @ Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. Buy your tickets by calling (03) 7780 7999 or email [email protected].

 

 

4 musical marvels

Spotlight

Enjoy an afternoon of live music with The Spotlight, the ideal platform for nurturing new musical talent. Performances include artistes who are new to the industry and who are honing their craft. Come and support the freshest and rawest acts KL has to offer on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Artistes include Andrea, Amrita Soon, Zoe Tan, Airinna Namara, Helloluqman, Momin Deen, Alex Ungku, Yana The Red Panda and Airwaves On Fire. Taking place at Kwai Chai Hong @ Lorong Panggung, Kuala Lumpur, admission is free. For more information visit urbanscapes.com.my.

 

Beatles tribute

Are you a fan of The Beatles? Check out One Night Only: The Beatles Tribute on Sunday, which is part of The Bee’s monthly tributes dedicated to music legensds of the past. As iconic pop musicians of their time, The Beatles have heavily influenced our music sensibilities with hits like All You Need Is Love, Come Together and Yesterday. Tickets are RM25, which can be purchased at the door. The performance starts at 7pm. For more information visit thebee.com.my.

 

Emily Saves The Orchestra

Treat your children to a fun-filled musical adventure with Emily Saves The Orchestra. Emily needs your help to defeat Cacopholous, an evil monster whose aim is to spread darkness and noise. Her mission is to fight this monster with the incredible music of Beethoven, Rossini, Tchaikovsky and more. This adventure includes the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, lead by conductor Gene Chang. Emily Saves The Orchestra is presented by Platypus Theatre. Showing on Sunday at 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets are RM47, RM75, RM94 and RM122 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. To buy tickets call (03) 2331 7007 or visit mpo.com.my.

 

Samantha de Lune

Performing tonight and tomorrow night, Samantha de Lune will have you swaying to her smooth and silky jazz tunes. She transports her listeners on a journey with familiar tunes that will have you nostalgic. Her performance kicks off at 9.30pm and tickets are RM60 or RM45 for Bobo diners at Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For bookings or for more information call (03) 2092 5002 or visit their Facebook page @BoboKualaLumpur.

 

 

3 wonderful workshops

Naiise’s Makers’ Market

Launching their first Makers’ Market at The Godown KL, Naiise is undertaking their second collaboration with Urbanscapes. Running tomorrow and on Sunday, this market features 20 creative makers, 10 each from Malaysia and Singapore. Few brands to look forward to include Mossery, Seniman Kakao, TinyPinc Miniatures and much more. As part of the festivities, there are two workshops on Sunday that you can take part in: a succulent guide workshop by Jacktus from 2.30pm to 5pm, and a leather crafting workshop by Leather Society Co at 11am and 3.30pm. For more information or to book your spot call 019 4658284 or email [email protected].

 

Kwai Chai Hong workshops

There are numerous fun classes you can take part in this weekend at the heart of town. Tomorrow there is a modern Chinese calligraphy session from 10am to 2pm for RM150. Included are light refreshments, one brush pen, practice sheets, and a set of postcards. From 2.30pm to 5.30pm there is a watercolour whimsical florals workshop where you will learn how to sketch and compose illustrative florals and watercolour techniques. This class is RM170 and includes step-by-step techniques and refreshments. On Sunday from 10am to 1pm is a miniature world in glass workshop perfect for beginners to learn how to create your own terrarium for RM88. Lastly, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm is a floral theme acrylic painting workshop suitable for beginners to advance painters for RM110. To sign up visit kwaichaihong.com.

 

Hot air balloon flower box arrangement

Try a flower arrangement class with a twist. Learn how to arrange beautiful flowers in a box and assemble it with a balloon that can contain the words of your choice. It will make the flowers you gift extra special, with a personal touch. The workshop is on Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm. Book your spot for RM320 per person at MIA City Campus, 70, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur. To register call (03) 2022 2515 (ext 18) or email [email protected].