Weekend by numbers: 28.12.18 to 30.12.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on December 28, 2018.
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3 performances to enjoy

Get tickets this weekend for a night of poetry this coming Monday. With none of the basics, like microphones and speakers, the audience is expected to come garbed in their most expensive fitness gear to ring in 2019. Performers include spoken-word poet Gwendoline Esther Hay as well as Nana, runner-up in the Malaysian National Poetry Slam 2018 held at the George Town Literary Festival. Malam Sayu Berpuisi will begin at 8.30pm at Pokok banyan (outdoor), Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Entry by donation. For more information, visit klpac.org.


Join Juliana da Silvia, from Sao Paulo, and Hady Afro tomorrow at No Black Tie. Juliana takes the stage with her soulful voice singing a mix of Brazilian music and jazz. She will be accompanied by the talented guitarist who began his craft at the ripe age of eight, Hady Afro, also known as Sheikh Hady Basmeih. The show will start around 10pm at 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are available for RM75 at noblacktie.com.my.


Malaysian pop and R&B singer Ning Baizura returns to the Bobo KL stage for four nights to welcome in the new year. Book now to hear her soulful voice bid farewell to 2018 and warmly ring in 2019. She will be performing at 9.30pm tonight to Monday at Bobo KL, 65-1 Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are priced from RM150. Call (03) 2092 5002 for more information.



2 new year essentials to invest in

Treat yourself to a contemporary-styled wall clock with a bright pewter frame that encircles a dark circular wooden analogue clock face with pewter discs in place of digits for a sleek minimalist look. The clock face is made from South American black wood. Available for RM790 at my.royalselangor.com.


Getting a deluxe diary is the best way to start the year and keep to all those resolutions by staying organised. Typo presents this planner which features a magnetic closure cover, card holders, a pen loop and a monthly reference calendar. Available for RM49 at cottonon.com/my.



1 photography exhibition to catch

The Two Mountains Photography Project includes photographers who were specially chosen to capture personal stories about Mount Fuji in Japan and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah for this exhibition. Head over to Ilham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, this weekend to view their pieces. For further details, visit ilhamgallery.com.



1 great ride to consider

Naza Premira Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Vespa brand in Malaysia, has just launched the Primavera 50th Anniversary Edition, a special series released by Piaggio, in conjunction with the Primavera’s glorious celebration of 50 years since its first introduction in 1968. Start the year right with a new, stylish and free-spirited ride.



3 weekend-long activities to check out

The Fuyoh! Collectors Market is back in Publika tomorrow and Sunday with over 60 booths, giving shoppers a selection of antiques, toys, comics, records, music memorabilia, collectibles and much more. Open from 10am to 10pm, this market will be held at Publika Mall, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. For further information, call (03) 6207 9426.


The aquarium in the heart of Kuala Lumpur will be presenting an enchanting experience this season to ensure a memorable experience for visitors to Aquaria. There will be the Underwater Santa Feeding Frenzy at noon and 3pm, Magic Walkabout at 1pm, and Underwater Magic Show at 3.30pm. For further details, visit facebook.com/AquariaKLCC/.


The first-ever Asia Coffee Dessert Festival is happening this weekend at The School — dessert and coffee being the two easiest ways to a Malaysian’s heart. There will be coffee and buttercream workshops, exhibitions and more happening throughout the two-day festival. It will be held at Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. For further information, visit theschool.my.