What to do this weekend

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LOOKING for something interesting to do this weekend? Perhaps something adventurous, relaxing, or just something different from your usual fare? Take a look at our list of events and happenings this weekend and head to whichever strikes your fancy!


Jazz night

If you’re a jazz fan, make a date with Priscillia Xavier & Friends for a night of inspired numbers and more. Not a newbie to the indie music scene, Priscillia has already performed in various venues and has expanded her talent to the Acoustic Indie/Folk genre. She is also the recent winner of NAKED Restaurant & Bar RM30k Unsigned Competition (Season 1). ‘Priscillia Xavier live at Ril’s Bar!’ will start at 10pm tomorrow at Ril’s Bangsar, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. The bar can be contacted at (03) 2201 3846 or at [email protected]. Alternatively, connect with the artist on social media via her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages at https://twitter.com/PrisXavierMusic, https://facebook.com/PrisXavier.Music and https://instagram.com/pristerism respectively.

Dancing in Place

Ever fancied the concept of dancing in a tropical setting? Then Dancing in Place might just be your thing. Featuring 12 contemporary dance works by a host of international dancers, bask in the ambiance of tranquillity and serenity of a tropical garden while you enjoy the soulful performances. The best part? There will be no entry charge. Be cautioned that you might have to equip yourself with mosquito repellent, an umbrella as well as a good pair of sturdy shoes. Dancing in Place will start at 3pm and end at 6.30pm for two days beginning tomorrow and will take place at Rimbun Dahan, Km 27, Jalan Kuang, Selangor. For more information, contact Bilqis Hijjas at (017) 310 3769 or email [email protected].

Masquerade party

Looking for a reason to dress up? Join DJ Stella Nutella and DJ Jazelle tomorrow for a Masquerade Night at SkyBar. Stella Nutella — who founded Amazon Agency, a women’s DJ agency — has spun tracks in over 30 countries and is also a resident DJ and music consultant for SkyBar. DJ Jazelle — though a newbie to the industry — has played at several top bars in Kuala Lumpur, in addition to some local festivals. So make your way to SkyBar Kuala Lumpur, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 9pm onwards for a night of mystery, fun and non-stop party. For more details, call (03) 2332 9888 or log onto http://www.skybar.com.my/.


High-tea weekend buffet

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a weekend high-tea buffet at Melting Pot Café and indulge in an array of both local and international cuisine. Tuck into signature local delights such as Mee Mamak and chicken rice as well as a variety of Western and Mediterranean cuisine. The buffet — priced at RM60++ per person — will be opened from 12.30pm to 4pm and is exclusive only on weekends. Melting Pot Café is situated at the Concorde Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur and can be contacted at (03) 2144 2200.

Astro’s first free HD channel

Is the idiot box going to be your companion this weekend? Astro Njoi channel customers will get to be part of Malaysia’s First Free High Definition Channel on Njoi, Astro Xi Yue HD (Channel 300). For the first time, experience exceptionally clear, crisp pictures with vivid colours and up to five times more details than standard definition via Astro Xi Yue HD. The channel will showcase some of the best drama serials from China, Taiwan and Singapore as well as world-class documentaries, travelogues, musical programmes and variety shows in Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese — all in stunning detail. As bonus, key local programmes across other Astro branded channels will be broadcast on this channel as well. So don’t miss your chance to tune in and experience your favourite programmes like you’ve never before.

‘Cari-Kaki’ board game session

Calling all board game lovers, what better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than with a session of board games? Called Cari-Kaki, this event aims to not only fulfil your gaming pleasures, but to build friendships among those who share a common love for the segment. There will be no fee or charges for playing, though food and drinks are not included. Cari-Kaki will take place between 3pm and 6pm tomorrow at Hobby N Coffee in Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Visit http://www.hobbyncoffee.com/en/cafe/ to find out more or call (03) 7731 6602.  



This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on January 30, 2015.