Weekend by numbers 25.11.16 to 27.11.16

The jazzy tunes belted out by Hailey Tuck

90s British alternative rock band Toploader

art exhibition to view

Masakini Theatre to watch a traditional Mak Yung musical repertoire by Geng Wak Long

KL Shakespeare Players present The Merchant of Venice

Jingle Paws 2016 at Souled Out, Sri Hartamas

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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 25, 2016.


2 musical gigs to groove to

Be serenaded by the jazzy tunes belted out by Hailey Tuck today and tomorrow at Alexis Ampang. She has performed over 40 shows around Europe and Asia, including sold-out concerts at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Juu Jaab Festival and Umea Jazz Festival. Show time is at 9pm with a cover charge of RM25. Catch the performance today and tomorrow at Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Call (03) 4260 2288 or log on to www.alexis.com.my for reservations and more.


Fans of 90s British alternative rock band Toploader will be excited to learn that they will be performing at Brick & Barrels this Sunday. The band behind a selection of feel-good hits has also toured with the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Jones and Bon Jovi. There will also be a kids’ corner for children to play while the adults enjoy the show. Tickets are priced between RM146 and RM193. To enjoy limitless beer and wine throughout the show, purchase the free flow tickets priced between RM259 and RM343. There is also a kids’ ticket option and a family package, all of which can be purchased at www.ticketpro.com.my. Make your way to 76, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kampong Segambut Dalam, Kuala Lumpur, and catch them in action between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.



1 art exhibition to view

Last year’s Nando’s Art Initiative fine art grand prize winner Hug Yin Wan will host his first solo exhibition, The Crow. His work incorporates natural materials like plywood as well as wood-cut and oil paint techniques and is inspired by his experiences and fascination with the Buddhist concept of impermanence. The Crow that draws from Chinese culture has inauspicious connotations and symbolises the arrival of death. View the artworks at Lot 123, Nando’s Art Space at Chinatown till Dec 8. Visit www.nandos.com.my/artinitiative for more details.



2 performances to catch

If you haven’t made plans for this Sunday afternoon, drop by Masakini Theatre to watch a traditional Mak Yung musical repertoire by Geng Wak Long. The group will perform the traditional Kelantanese dance together with guest performer Faliq Auri on the uillean pipes. There will also be cakes and tea served after the performance! The matinee show will take place at 8A Tepian Tunku, Bukit Tunku Kuala Lumpur between 3pm and 4pm. Entrance is by a minimum donation of RM20 per person. Call (03) 6206 4931 to make reservations or for further details.


KL Shakespeare Players present The Merchant of Venice, as part of their Shakespeare Demystified series. Their aim is to bring the playwright’s works to a wider, more diverse audience. This show follows the story of Jewish moneylender Shylock who lends Antonio 3,000 ducats. The loan contract sweeps the two men and everyone in their world into chaos as prejudices and the desire for revenge play out when Shylock demands his “pound of flesh”. Tickets to the 8.30pm show, which begins today through Sunday, are priced at RM40. Watch it at Theatre Lounge Café at B1-3A, Plaza Damas 3, 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.theatreloungecafe.com for ticketing and more.



1 fun-filled fundraiser

Do your part for our furry friends when you attend Jingle Paws 2016 at Souled Out, Sri Hartamas this Sunday. The Christmas-themed fundraiser will benefit both strays and abandoned pets as part of the proceeds will be donated to Cherishlife Home. There will be auctions, lucky draws and games, with the highlight of the auction this time being Johnnie Walker whiskey in specially designed cases by the famous Malaysian graffiti artist, Kenji Chai. Make your way to Souled Out at 20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur between 12.30pm and 3.30pm to take part in the fundraiser. Visit www.facebook.com/jinglepaws2016 for more information.