What to do this weekend

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

Tribute to the great Luther Vandross
Best remembered for his lush vocals and soulful tunes, the Theatre Lounge Café pays tribute to the king of R&B, the great Luther Vandross, who has captivated fans all around the world with popular tunes such as Always and Forever, Power of Love and many more. Come and be serenaded by Vince Chong’s interpretation of Luther’s tunes like Dance with My Father and Endless Love in an intimate setting with a small ensemble of strings and keys. Aptly titled English Oldies Series, the musical tribute starts today and will go on until Sunday at the Theatre Lounge Café. Please note that there is a RM65 cover charge. Log on to http://www.theatreloungecafe.com/booking.php?aid=59&view=&key= to book your seats and check for show times.

Last chance for a CNY-themed dining experience
If you have not eaten enough of food associated with the Lunar New Year, this is your last chance! The Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club invites you to feast one last time at their award-winning restaurant China Treasures. Executive chef Eddie Chua offers you the majestic splendour of an exclusive and innovative Chinese dining experience. There are five sets to choose from — Wealth Prosperity, Prosperity, Fortune, Abundance and Happiness. The first three sets cater to big dining parties while the last two are for smaller ones. Diners will also receive complimentary angpow packets and mandarin oranges during this special season when they dine at China Treasures. China Treasures is open from Monday to Sunday at 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch, and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner. For reservations, call (03) 2011 9191 or visit www.klgcc.com for more information.

Launch of #SALEversary campaign
Reebonz commemorates turning six with its #SALEversary campaign. This global campaign invites members from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong to rally “shares” and influence the discount of its biggest online anniversary sale event on March 9. The Reebonz team wants its members to influence the prices of its sought-after designer products by sharing the #SALEversary campaign on Facebook and Twitter via the microsite. Each “share” brings members closer to unlocking higher levels of discount to the #SALEversary online event. A garnering of over 25,000 shares will unlock a first-ever flat 70% sale event of new “arrivals” until March 8. Furthermore, participants will be rewarded with a 12% off discount code after they have successfully shared the campaign. This code can be used instantly when you shop during the sale day. Check out http://www.reebonz.com.my/ for more information. 

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Nathan’s Famous now in Malaysia 
New York’s iconic frankfurter brand Nathan’s Famous made its Southeast Asian debut with the opening of its first outlet in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. The brand, long known to be a favourite of New Yorkers began with its first stand in the historic Coney Island, New York in 1916. Now, Malaysians can enjoy the taste of the famous New York hot dogs without getting on a plane. The restaurant offers the best of both worlds for its customers — restaurant-style table service and made-to-order food. To know more, log on to http://www.nathansfamous.com.my/ 

Art exhibition
Alamiah: That’s Nature is a solo art exhibition by Yusoff Osman, one of the earliest pioneers and members of Anak Alam, a multidisciplinary collective. In this exhibition, the public will be able to observe an array of 31 remarkable works from several series’ he produced between 2009 and 2014. The exhibition will be held at Hom Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur until March 14. It will serve as a platform to reintroduce, for the first time, the artist and his works to today’s art audience. It is also hoped that this exhibition will be able to reveal his invaluable contribution to the local art scene. For more information about the exhibition, log on to http://www.homarttrans.com/ 

Women, be empowered!
In conjunction with International Women’s Day on Sunday, Kota Wanita aims to bring together the women of Kuala Lumpur to discuss matters concerning all women varying from safety to personal liberty, and celebrate togetherness through workshops, panel discussions and other fun activities. There will also be rooftop performances and photo exhibitions. The event takes place tomorrow at Findars, 8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggong, Kuala Lumpur from 12pm to 10pm. For more information, send your emails to [email protected] or call Kaka at (012) 2543 714 or Sarah at (012) 9781 287.

MMF 2015
The inaugural Malaysian Live Band Music Festival dubbed My Music Festival 2015 (MMF 2015) will take place on Sunday at the Sunway Surf Pool from 5pm to 11pm. The festival will feature the international British rock legend Smokie as the highlight. The band will be playing as part of its 47th Anniversary World Tour. MMF 2015 will also feature 20 of Malaysia’s top live bands such as Joe Flizzow, Kyoto Protocol, Hydra, The Union and JunkOFunc. The mega festival is aimed at supporting and elevating our home-grown artistes to an international landscape. The concert is open to the public and the venue can fit about 15,000 people. Don’t be late!

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This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 6, 2015.