Weekend by numbers 24.07.15 to 26.07.15

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4 ways to get artsy

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THE Selangor Philharmonic Society (PSS) presents its annual charity concert from tonight until Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Expect a rocking time with The Heart & Soul Charity Concert 2015 as the hundred-strong community choir presents hit songs from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, including American rock ‘n’ roll favourites and songs from Bon Jovi, The Carpenters, Bette Midler, British rock legends Queen and Culture Club. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Assumption Orang Asli Ministry, Befrienders Kuala Lumpur and will also be helping the PSS fund its upcoming charity tour to India. Catch The Heart & Soul Charity Concert 2015 tonight at 8.30pm or tomorrow at 3pm and 8.30pm at the klpac, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are RM100, RM80 and RM60; visit www.ticketpro.com.my to book. SEE opinions from both sides of the divide with Love Journey – A Nation of Two by writer and director Joanna Bessey, along with co-writer Na’a Murad and prominent actors Datuk Rahim Razali, Fatimah Abu Bakar and Sharifah Sofia among many others. The comedy explores the journey of Aisha, a Malaysian woman who straddles the traditional values of her culture and modernism. Two distinct world views and “clashing” ideologies play out over three different timelines in this “very local, authentic” experience about growing love and family. Love Journey opens tomorrow and runs until Aug 2 at Blackbox Theatre, Enfiniti Academy, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Encorp Strand, Kota Damansara. Tickets are priced at RM40 and RM20. To purchase, call J Redza at (017) 614 5379 or visit eventbrite.com.

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WEST End theatre actor Ben Stock stages his debut performance on the Malaysian stage this weekend at Theatre Lounge Café. The versatile performer has been in Beauty & the Beast, Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joseph and Hello Dolly. The show will be covering tales of life in theatre, with songs from composers such as Jerry Herman, Noel Coward, Meredith Wilson, Cole Porter and Amanda McBroom. Pianist Loh Ui Li will be accompanying. Show time is at 9pm, with a cover charge of RM100. Theatre Lounge Café is located at Plaza Damas 3, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. For reservations, call (03) 6730 7982 or visit www.theatreloungecafe.com.

IT’S a girl power takeover at No Black Tie this weekend as vocal powerhouse Rozz teams up with Melissa Indot and Ida Mariana to deliver a set list of one- hit wonders. For foot-tapping hits from the likes of 4 Non Blondes to Aqua, head down to 17 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur at 10pm tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. There will be a cover charge of RM70. For more information, call (03) 2142 3737 or visit www.noblacktie.com.my.

 

 

 

1 mega concert not to miss

K-POP’S biggest band, Big Bang, is back in Kuala Lumpur for their 2015 “Made” World Tour concert. Debuting under hip-hop label YG Entertainment in 2006, the five-member group has consistently topped charts with their brand of electronic pop and rap sound, most recently with their third full-length album Made, released earlier this year. The initial show tomorrow sold out within hours of tickets going on sale, prompting organisers to add another show for tonight at the Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil. Don’t miss this chance to experience the K-pop fever! Call (03) 9222 8811 or visit www.ticketcharge.com.my to purchase tickets. Tickets are priced from RM288 to RM798.

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3 places to eat and drink

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IF you’re a ramen fan, drop by Bankara Ramen to sample its limited weekend special, the Kiwami Bankara. Available only on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a hearty tonkotsu shoyu broth that is “extreme” in rich flavour and completed with thinly sliced chashu (marinated braised pork), crunchy and fragrant minced garlic and bamboo shoot slices. The special is only available until the last weekend of July, and is priced at RM31 (inclusive of the goods and services tax). Bankara Ramen is located at Avenue K, 165 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ramenbankaramalaysia.

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DESPITE retiring from the football world a while ago, sports superstar David Beckham has been keeping busy, most recently with the introduction of his single-grain Scottish whiskey brand, Haig Club. Bar and club lounge Movida presents its Haig Club Bottle Promotion, where customers who purchase a bottle of the whiskey will get a limited-edition whiskey flask and one bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne for free, at the price of RM500++. We can’t think of a better reason to start the weekend with a smooth tipple. Movida is located at Block C, Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya. For more information, call (017) 333 3772.

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ENJOY a great foodie date for two at Delicious and choose two burgers, two shakes, one spicy chicken wings and one signature Chocolicious Sundae for just RM75 with its Shakin’ Burgers special. Opt for The Big Boy with onion rings, The Greek lamb burger or The China Town five-spice duck patty with aromatic plum sauce, and wash it down with one of its sinful Butterscotch, Chocolate or Red Berry & Mango shakes. For more details and outlet locations, visit www.thedeliciousgroup.com.

 

1 fair to buy your home sweet home

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WANT to know what the hottest properties are in town? Head to The Curve in Mutiara Damansara for Home Sweet Home fair, presented by theedgeproperty.com. At the fair, some of Malaysia’s top property developers — Gamuda Land, IJM Land Bhd, IOI Properties Group Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, MKH Bhd, Sime Darby Property Bhd, S P Setia Bhd, Sunway Bhd, Tropicana Corp Bhd and UEM Sunrise Bhd — will be showcasing their latest developments. There’s also an opportunity to test-drive the new 2-series BMW tomorrow and Sunday, among other models. Bring your kids along for this family affair, which also includes entertainment, colouring contests, free gifts and fun prizes to be won, including a RM1 million voucher for The Edge-Mah Sing Millionaire Contest. The fair starts at 11am this whole weekend. Visit www.theedgeproperty.com for more information.

 

2 chances to do a good deed

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WHY not support a good cause while enjoying a weekend of food and fun? The Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of SS3 is having a food and fun fair, along with a blood donation drive with activities for family and friends aimed at fostering a closer bond. If you’re in the area, head to the multipurpose MBPJ hall in Jalan SS3/14, Kelana Jaya on Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm, and do your part for the community. HEAD to Menara Axis for AsiaWorks Foundation’s Save A Life blood donation campaign, which will run from 10am to 3pm on Sunday. The non-profit charitable organisation holds regular blood donation campaigns in partnership with the National Blood Bank. Menara Axis is located at 2 Jalan 51A/223, Seksyen 51a, Petaling Jaya. For further information and to register in advance, call Siau Cheng at (03) 7956 9417 or (016) 387 7557.

 

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 24, 2015.