Weekend by numbers 01.11.19 to 03.11.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 1, 2019.
Weekend by numbers 01.11.19 to 03.11.19
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3 unusual exhibitions


Witness Malaysia’s first interactive light art exhibition, iNYALA. This showcase explores when light and dark intersect with nine installation artworks that create a digital park. Inspired by urban living, the exhibit wants you to imagine the impossible. A unique collaboration between art and technology, escape through the incredible sensory experience from today to Nov 30, from 10am to 10pm (closed on Mondays). iNYALA is created by students from DASEIN Academy of Art, The One Academy, MMY, Raffles College of Higher Education and UCSI University, all under the guidance of industry professionals. Admission is free. REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit inyala.my.


Art of Time 2019

The return of Swiss Watch Gallery’s Art of Time event brings a showcase of the world’s most prized watchmakers. This sixth edition is headlined by brands such as Arnold & Son, Girard-Perregaux, Graham, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaquet Droz, Oris, Parmigiani Fleurier, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. In the 4,000 sq ft space in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, guests would feel transported to the Swiss Alps, and they can also enjoy a special Tumi pop-up highlighting the brand’s latest collection. The showcase also includes workshops and other exciting experiences until Nov 10.  Centre Court, Concourse Level, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit swisswatchgallery.com.my.



The exhibition, Fracture/Fiction: Selections from the Ilham Collection, features 93 works by 45 contemporary artists. Selected from Ilham Gallery’s growing permanent collection, these artists represent voices from Southeast Asia and South Asia. The works explore the artists’ perspectives on social conditions today. Engaging with everyday life experiences, the artworks range in geographies, socio-political contexts, topics and themes, creating expressive and rich narratives. Showing until Nov 10, it is open from 11am to 7pm (closed on Mondays). Ilham Gallery, No 8 Jalan Binjai, off Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit ilhamgallery.com



1 bountiful buffet

Sunday dinner

This Sunday, treat you family and spend some quality time together at Paya Serai with their all inclusive Family Dinner Buffet. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even just enjoy each other’s company with the promotions a free flow of juices and amazing feast. For groups of over five, you can receive a complimentary birthday cake, and the birthday person eats for free. Kids and senior citizens eat for half-price and one child eats for free per two paying adults. This promotion is on until Dec 31 for RM88 per person. For reservations call (03) 7955 9122 or for more information visit zestpj.com.



4 shows to watch

Sherlock Holmes in the Missing Script

Cempaka International School presents Sherlock Holmes in the Missing Script, a parody that features author Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’ famed detective character and his companion Dr Watson. Also featuring other characters such as inspector Lestrade and Irene Addler, the story investigates a missing persons case, with mishaps and slapstick comedy. Showing tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm, the show is RM50. Cempaka International School Damansara Heights,19, Jalan Setia Bakti 1, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur. Buy your tickets at the door, call (017) 372 8831 or email [email protected].


Food Lore

At 10pm on Sunday on HBO GO and HBBO (Astro Chanel 411 and 431 HD) catch a brand-new original anthology drama series called Food Lore. This eight episode hour-long series is shot across eight countries across Asia. Exploring the human condition with food-related narratives, this series takes viewers through an emotional journey coloured by distinct Asian cultures. Select episodes will also debut at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival and the 30th Singapore International Film Festival. Each episode is directed by different directors from Asia, including Malaysian director Ho Yuhang who directs episode eight, Stray Dogs. Set in Malaysia, the cast for this episode is Wilson Tin and Fabian Loo. For more information visit hbogoasia.my.


I Was Not Ready Da

After his fast-selling 2014 show Madrasi Da, Aravind SA is back with a new show, I Was Not Ready Da. Tackling things that he least expected, such as his jump to becoming a viral sensation and becoming a comic, SA will have you in stitches. Taking audiences through his strange references and odd experiences, his show has been a sell-out in the US, Australia, India and Singapore. Performing tomorrow from 8pm to 10pm at PJ Live Arts,  Level 1 Block E The Square @ Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. For tickets visit pjlivearts.my.


Jacqui Naylor

Enjoy the incredible voice of Jacqui Naylor, a singer and songwriter who performs music by Jonny Mercer, David Bryne and her own original music. Having recorded and released 10 albums throughout the world, Naylor appeals to a wide audience, covering all moods of jazz. She is also the subject of Lucky Girl, a documentary film. Naylor graces the Alexis Bistro stage with Art Khu on piano, Lewis Pragasam on drums and Norman Rahman on bass. Starting at 10pm tonight and tomorrow night at Alexis Bistro, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit alexis.com.my.



2 wonderful workshops

Calligraphy workshop

Ever wanted to improve your penmanship to add that extra flourish for cards or notes? Learn how to write calligraphy without the expensive and specialised instruments at this workshop. You will use regular markers and pencils to create strokes that imitate typefaces such as Old English, Frank Lloyd Wright, Vivaldi Freestle and you can even style your own. You will receive practice sheets, a handcrafted calligraphy poster/wrapping paper made of recycled paper, a handcrafted greeting card, and if you bring your own mug or water bottle you can have it customised with a calligraphic design. Participats also receive a cold press juice from Rawsome. Take your skills to the next level with this workshop tomorrow from 10am to noon. The class is RM70. For more information visit thehivebulkfoods.com.


Miniature clay workshop

Are you a creative soul who is good with their hands? Are you also an absolute foodie? Try out this miniature clay cuisine workshop. This session will explore forming and mixing colours of clay to create a realistic mini kebab. Get creative with this incredible and versatile material. Happening on Sunday from 10am to 1pm, this workshop is open to all for RM90 each. For more information or to book your spot contact Extra-Mural Studies Dept at (03) 2022 2515 (ext 18) or email [email protected].