Weekend by numbers 26.05.17 to 28.05.17

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on May 26, 2017.
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3 music performances to groove to

Dasha Logan

Singer/songwriter Dasha Logan takes the stage at Le Noir tomorrow night. Spend your Saturday night being serenaded by the homegrown songstress from 10.30pm onwards at the bar situated at Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free and you can also enjoy the various happy hour promos while there. Visit www.facebook.com/LeNoirKL or call (03) 2110 4331 for more information.



Head to Alexis Ampang for dinner and stay to catch a performance by Malaysian recording artist KAEL (formerly known as Michael Leaner). Recognised for his soulful tone of voice, he will be sharing the stage with local band The Gangster Squad today and tomorrow. You can expect to be entertained with a selection well-known ballads and groovy R&B numbers by the singer. The show begins at 10pm at Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.alexis.com.my or call (03) 4260 2288 for reservations, dress code and more.


Ashley Chan

Ashley Chan debuts her collection of smooth electronic R&B tunes at Bobo KL tonight. Chan is known for being the lead vocalist for local pop-punk outfit An Honest Mistake and then the voice of Capital Wave, which exposed audiences to alternative music and gave local Malaysian artists a platform. Unwind after a long week to Chan performing alongside Lor Phaik Sim (keys) and Ng Kae Vin (percussion) at 9.30pm today and tomorrow at 65-1 Jalan Bangkung Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. There is a cover charge of either RM50 or RM 35 (on a minimum spend of RM100 per person). Call (03) 2092 5002 for more details.



1 art exhibition to visit

Cats Cats Cats

Cat lovers are bound to enjoy full-time freelance artist, illustrator, designer and art teacher I am May’s first solo exhibition, Cats Cats Cats. Here, she will showcase her artworks about cats in various ways including some cat puns as well as elements of pop culture. Big and bold colours play a huge role in her artworks, reflecting her personality and how she deals with everyday life. Even if you’re not a cat lover, you can enjoy the show, on at Minut Init Art Social at 29A & B, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, between 1pm and 1am. Call (03) 7499 5895 for more details.



1 new brew to sample

Anchor Smooth Draught

There’s nothing quite like a cold beer on a hot day and given our tropical climate, there is no time like the present to try Anchor’s latest variant, the Anchor Smooth Draught. Available in a bottle, this beer was passionately crafted by the local brewing team resulting in a refreshing bottle of lager filled with a smooth blend of aromatic hops brewed to perfection. The new addition carries all the characteristics of a draught beer, which is great for those who crave the refreshing taste of Anchor beer on tap but in a convenient form. The Anchor Smooth Draught is now available in coffee shops, Chinese restaurants, food courts, supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenient stores nationwide.



2 places to go for retail therapy

Big Bad Wolf Box Sales

Feed your book cravings at the Big Bad Wolf Box Sales that begins today. The all-you-can-read book buffet is the place to be if you’re a book lover and reading enthusiast. With just four simple steps, a box filled with books could be all yours! All you have to do is pick a box of choice and pay for it, (small box for RM79.90, big box for RM99.9 and Family Tapau Pack of one small and one big box for RM160) fill it with books, close it flat and check out. Happening from 11am to 10pm at Hall A, Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Jalan Dulang Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan. Visit www.facebook.com/bbwbooks or www.bigbadwolfbooks.com for more details.


I Love Bazaar

If you enjoy the delightful surprise of an interesting flea market find, spend some time at the I Love Bazaar in eCurve this weekend. The bazaar that will take place at the lower ground and ground floor levels of eCurve at 2A Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, you can expect booths offering apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, handmade items, cupcakes, macaroons and more. Visit www.ilovebazaar.com or call Adeline at (016) 996 6280 for more information, including details on booth rental rates.



2 ways to indulge in the performing arts


The Temple of Fine Arts’ latest Odissi showcase is titled Dvitva — a repertoire of dance pieces presented against the backdrop of the duality that exists in the world. An age-old concept that makes man interesting and the world that much more fascinating, duality and opposites exist in many cultures. From the masculine and feminine, to the classic battle between good and evil to light and dark, black and white, yin and yang and positive and negative charges. Dvitva is performed by a 50-member cast comprising both senior dance students and beginners. Catch it at 7pm tomorrow and Sunday at Shantanand Auditorium, Temple of Fine Arts, 116 Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is by donation. Call (03) 2274 3709 for more information.


Hambali From His Eyes

Follow the story of a young man’s journey to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional Balinese dancer presented by Karyawan Negeri Sembilan and Monyet Berkarya. Based on an award-winning short film in 2015 and performed by an award-winning dancer Zhafir Muzani, Hambali From His Eyes promises a breathtaking, interactive dance performance that will transport the audience to Bali, Indonesia. Tickets for the 9pm shows that begin today and run until Sunday are priced at RM55 or RM45 (concession) and are available via www.ticketpro.com.my. To catch the performance, make your way to The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.klpac.org or call (03) for more details.