Weekend by numbers 29.11.19 to 01.12.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 29, 2019.
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5 musical marvels

The Seed Overture

Presented by Philomusic and Autistic Piano Diary, The Seed Overture will have you swaying to the wonderful tunes by the performers. A combination of special needs students and ordinary students, the concert will touch on an array of musical and art performances. Taking place tomorrow at 12.30pm and 3pm, and Sunday at 3pm at Petaling Jaya Live Arts, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya. For more information visit pjlivearts.my or call 012-6809095/ 012-6898335.


Tales of Triumph

Witness conductor Roberto Abbado guide the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Tales of Triumph. Each piece of music played feature a “hero” — for instance, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture depicts the humanith and resolve of the Roman leader, whereas Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler digs deep into the artist’s role in the face of political justice, and Brahms 1st Symphony is the composer’s own triumph in his musical language. Taking place tomorrow night at 8.30pm and Sunday at 3pm, tickets for this concert are RM56, RM84, RM113 or RM141. Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit mpo.com.my.


Punkrock Picnic

Fancy a night of mad punk rock? Check out Punkrock Picnic presented by Yoodo and The Bee. Featuring two local bands — Bunkface! and Once Buck Short — this performance kicks off at 7pm tonight. Bunkface! is a three piece band from Klang, known for old-school jams such as Situasi, Silly Lilly and their new track, Suara. One Buck Short ends their hiatus with this unforgettable night of their chart-topping 2000’s hits including Fast Times and Kelibat Korupsi. Tickets for this evening of pop punk are RM58 or RM78 on the door. The Bee, 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit thebee.com.my.


Melissa Indot

Performing at Bobo KL’s It’s Never Too Early for Christmas is Melissa Indot. Serenading audiences with a range of original compositions as well as classic crowd pleasers, Indot will have you hypnotised by her charm and stage presence. She takes the stage tonight and tomorrow night at 9.30pm. Tickets are RM60 or RM45 for Bobo diners at Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit their Facebook page @BoboKualaLumpur or book by calling (03) 2092 5002.



Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation (FiTA) in collaboration with Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) presents Oedipus, an alternate play based on the Greek classic. Adapted and directed by Norzizi Zulkifli, this show uses a mix of Malay and Minang culture with elements of percussion (kompang) and Randai. This play is showing from today to Sunday at 8.30pm, with matinee 3pm shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are RM25 at DPAC, H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. For more information visit dpac.com.my.



2 fun workshops

French wine workshop

Ever wanted to learn more about wine, or needed to sharpen your vinology wisdom? Try the Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur  (AFKL) wine workshop, run by coach Chris, who is Malaysia’s appointed chancellor for the Jurade of Saint-Emillion. His focus is on the best-known Bordeaux French wine, Saint-Emillion. Delve into this wine’s history and indulge in two samples of red wines for tasting. The workshop is conducted in English. To be held tomorrow at 6pm, you must RSVP your spot by today. Tickets are RM40 for AFKL members and RM50 for non members. AFKL cafe, 15 Lorong Gurney, Kuala Lumpur. Book your spot at alliancefrancaise.org.my.


Hand-coloured photography workshop

Allow your creative side to flourish at this hand-coloured photography session which teaches you to experiment and add colours to monochromatic photos. Open to all levels, from beginner to expert, this class is a great way to do something different this weekend. To be held tomorrow from 10am to 1pm, this workshop is RM170 at MIA City Campus, 70, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Register on their Facebook page or contact Extra-Mural Studies Dept at 03-2022 2515 (ext. 18) or [email protected].



1 watch pop-up

Hublot-Ferrari theme pop-up

If you’re in Penang this weekend, it’s your last chance to catch the Hublot-Ferrari themed pop-up in Gurney Plaza Penang. On until tomorrow from  from 10am to 10pm, this collaboration is together with The Hour Glass. The pop-up showcases innovative designs and horological technologies. The first of its kind, this showcase presents both the brands identities, with “The Art of Fusion” concept, to show how these two brands are on the top of their game in their respective industries. It also presents rare Hublot-Ferrari timepieces. For more information visit thehourglass.com.



1 flight promotion

Hello Blue Sale

All Nippon Airways (Ana), Japan’s largest five-star airline, is launching a limited sales event like no other. This Hello Blue Sale runs from today to Dec 3 and it offers economy class flights discounts from 17 cities — including Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Yangon, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Sydney and Perth — to Japan. For more information on this or to take part in this sale visit ana.co.jp.



1 must-see comedy show

Tone Issues Tour

Our favourite Malaysian correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central, Ronny Chieng is doing live homecoming show this weekend. His Tone Issues Tour is much awaited, especially as Chieng has just finished filming his first Netflix comedy special. Chieng has also previously starred in Crazy Rich Asians, co-wrote and starred in his own television series Ronny Chieng: International Student, and he has appeared on a series of late night talk shows such as The Late Show with Stephan Colbert and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Catch his comedy show tomorrow at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets range from RM88 to RM158. The Platform, Menara KEN TTDI, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit proticket.com.my.