Weekend by numbers 26.01.18 to 28.01.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 26, 2018.
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4 Delights for Foodies

The Picha Project Chinese New Year Menu

The refugee families working with The Picha Project have put together two mouth-watering menus your own family would love. Dayla’s Palestinian kitchen offers a delightful mix of basmati rice with a variety of Chinese dishes, such as marmite chicken and popiah, for RM350. Alternatively, go for the delicious qhabeli rice from Sara’s Afghani kitchen, paired with curry chicken, bolani, a salad, and more, for RM410. Both menus come with everybody’s favourite yee sang, and serve 8 to 10 people, making for a wonderful option for a family reunion dinner. Help out the refugees this festive season by placing your orders now at www.thepichaproject.oddle.me.


Food for Good Market 3.0

This is a fair the foodies cannot miss. Dinez-in and Slate at The Row collaborate for the third Food for Good Market, putting together a heavenly galore of tantalising home-cooked food, snacks and goodies. There’s more than food too — you can get started on Valentine’s shopping at the handmade jewellery stall, and bring along your old books for a free book exchange. Customers are advised to bring their own bags, containers and cutlery to cut down on waste. The Food for Good Market takes place today and tomorrow, from 11am to 6pm, at Slate at The Row in Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free, while proceeds from sales will be channelled towards various charities. For more information, call (03) 2694 6462.


Chinese New Year at Nook

Make this year’s family reunion an unforgettable one by treating your loved ones to Nook’s Chinese New Year buffet. For just RM118 per person, indulge in the generous spread of the best of Chinese cuisine. No Chinese New Year is complete without yee sang, so Nook offers two premium versions of everybody’s favourite festive dish — there is the Golden Pumpkin Jelly Fish Duo Yee Sang, priced at RM113 and RM148 for a regular and a large respectively, and the Prosperity Tuberosum Salmon Yee Sang, priced at RM128 and RM198 respectively. The festive buffet is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily until March 2, at Nook in Aloft KL Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. For bookings or more details, visit www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com.


Nala’s Bazaar Malam

Lifestyle brand Nala Designs is out to spoil you with its Bazaar Malam this weekend. Get your hands on a scrumptious array of treats, including fresh oysters with homemade sauces, caramelised chicken wings, Belgian fries, gelato, and so much more. Bring your friends and your picnic mats, sit back and enjoy your feast while DJ Jonny Vicious plays your favourite hits. Nala’s Bazaar Malam takes place on Sunday at 5pm to 10pm, at Nala’s Kampung House in Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, call (03) 2633 5059.



2 Adventures for Children


Roar! is a dance drama telling the story of a young tiger, orphaned as a baby by a hunter’s trap and forced to flee deeper into the woods due to deforestation. Eventually, he encounters the other animals of the forest, but is timid and frightened as he is still unable to roar. Children will learn of the woes of the animals when mankind harms nature, making a fun yet educational performance. The show takes place at 3pm tomorrow, and at 3pm or 8.30pm on Sunday, at Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun, in Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are available at RM98 and RM58, whereas concession tickets for children aged three to 18 and for senior citizens are priced at RM48. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticket2u.com.my.


Aerospace Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids Malaysia’s weekend classes are the perfect outlet for all that young brimming and bubbling creativity. Children aged four to 14 can learn simple scientific concepts and apply them in exciting projects, such as building a functional toy rocket. Keep your child occupied with the fascination of science every Saturday, at 10pm to 11.30pm, or noon to 1.30pm. New students are entitled to a free trial class, after which fees are priced at RM70 for one class, RM250 for four classes, and RM440 for eight classes. The classes are held at Engineering for Kids Malaysia, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. To register, or for more details, email [email protected] or visit www.engineeringforkids.com.



4 Shows for Lovers of the Arts

Crackhouse presents Sudarsan Ramamurthy

Comedian Sudarsan Ramamurthy from Chennai makes his international debut at Crackhouse Comedy Club KL this weekend. Having been in the comedy scene for the past three years, he has performed all over India, and is known for his knack with puns and wordplay. Join him tonight and tomorrow night at 9pm, at Crackhouse Comedy Club KL in Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is priced at RM40 online at www.crackhousecomedy.asia, and at RM50 at the door. For more information, call (017) 260 3654 or email [email protected]


Semalam di Malaya: Ushera & Ganesh

Singer Ushera and her trusty pianist Ganesh pay homage to the Golden Era of Malaysian music. Revisiting the era of pre-independence, Semalam di Malaya includes tributes to the likes of Kamsani, Nona Asiah, Ahmad Jafaar, and Osman Ahmad. Join Ushera as she recreates the glory of local music in the 1940s and 1950s, affirming her pride in her heritage as a Malaysian. Semalam di Malaya takes place at 3pm tomorrow, at Ilham Gallery on levels 3 and 5 of the Ilham Tower, in Jalan Binjai, Off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free. For more information, call (03) 2181 3003.


Bobo KL presents Melissa Indot

Singer-songwriter Melissa Indot graces Bobo this weekend. You’ll be swept away by her mesmerising voice and glowing stage presence as she delivers renditions of pop rock hits with her own unique twist. Melissa is more than just a musician though, having published her first collection of poems last year, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise if she shares a few lines onstage. The artist takes the stage at 9.30pm tonight and tomorrow night, at Bobo KL in Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is priced at RM60, but Bobo diners get a discounted price of just RM40. For bookings or enquiries, call (03) 2092 5002.


Readings @ Seksan

Literature lovers take note, for this one’s for you. Readings is the open mic you have been waiting for, where you can sit back and let the words of emerging and established writers wash over you. This time, witness as Nin Harris, Thaatchaayini Kananatu, Marina Tan, Chin Ai-May, Jenny Ng, Karl Hutchison, and Tan Yet Mee take the stage with their creative work, and who knows, you may just be listening to the words of a future international bestseller. Readings takes place tomorrow at 3.30pm to 6pm, at Seksan Gallery in Jalan Tempinis 1, Lucky Garden, Kuala Lumpur. For more information, call (03) 2282 4611.