Weekend by numbers: 25.10.19 to 27.10.19

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on October 25, 2019.
Weekend by numbers: 25.10.19 to 27.10.19
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4 musical marvels

Pastel Lite

Synthpop duo band, Pastel Lite is launching their upcoming album Pop Bilik Tidur. Presented by Yuna’s Room Records, this even is certainly not one to miss. The band includes experienced musicians Eff Hakim and Faliq Mohd, who have opened for international names such as Tame Impala, The XX. Often seen at local festivals such as Urbanscapes and Good Vibes Festival. This concert has an impressive lineup that features The Impatient Sisters, legend Francissca Peter and the incredible Yuna. Celebrate homegrown talent on Oct 25 at 8pm at The Bee, Publika Mall, 36, Block C, Level G2, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. For tickets visit thebee.com.my.


Beat Goes Bach

Pianist and musician, Mei Lin Hii initiated Beat Goes Bach to explore music in an unusual way. She merges the classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach with drums and percussions to reimagine the music and its feeling. Joining her is percussionist and saxaphonist Steve Thornton who has had an impressive career. Performing on Oct 26 at 10pm at No Black Tie, 17, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are RM64 and RM185.80 with dinner. For tickets visit noblacktie.com.my.


Un Yamada x Kelantanese traditional music collaboration project

The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (Aswara) is collaborating with The Japan Foundation for the Un Yamada x Kelantanese traditional music collaboration project. Running until Oct 28, this project aims to create new dance-music works that grow and strengthen the networks of dance and music. The theme is Blessings of Life. Dancer and choreographer, Un Yamada from Japan will be working with local talents Zamzuriah Zahari as project coordinator. Instrumentalists include Kamarul Baisah Hussin and Mat Din Hussin, while Eddin Khoo from Pusaka will be the adviser and moderator for the showcase. The event will take place on Oct 26 at 8pm and Oct 27 at 3pm at Black Box, Aswara, 464, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. To register, visit jfkl.org.my.



Made up of three members — lead vocalist and guitarist, Jared Lim; bassist and back-up vocals, Michael Lim; and percussionist Ryan Gomes — Jumero has released two albums since their inception in 2012. Their first album, Stepping Stones, has been performed at numerous festivals in countries such as South Korea, Japan, China and Indonesia. In April this year, they released Mind Games and tonight and tomorrow night they intend to impress audiences at Alexis Bistro with their music. The performance starts at 10pm at Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit alexis.com.my.



3 performances to watch

Kavin Jay

As the first Malaysian to be featured on Netflix with with his sold-out Anger Management tour, Kavin Jay knows how to work a room. He will leave you in stitches with his new stand-up special Let’s Get Ready to Grumble tonight and tomorrow night at 9.30pm at Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tickets are RM80 or RM65 for Bobo diners. To make a booking call (03) 2092 5002 or check out their Facebook page @bobokualalumpur.


BacKLane cinema

The pop-up community cinema is back with an exciting film. BacKLane Cinema presents the second screening as part of the KUL Design Month 2019. Back in Lorong Bandar 13, there is an added surprise for guests. They will be launching the Urban Playground Installation Ini Mini Main Mou? which is designed by POW Ideas at the same location. This initiative is by Dewan Bandar Kuala Lumpur, Citi Foundation and Think City, to beautify and activate downtown KL laneways. As the theme of Kuala Lumpur design Month is to celebrate Ikons, the movie showing the classic Pendekar Bujang Lapok. Come dressed in local garbs and enjoy. Taking place tonight, and doors open at 7.30pm. The launch of the installation is at 8pm and the show begins at 8.30pm. For more information visit their Facebook page @backlanecinemakl.


International Ballet Super Stars Gala 2019

Are you a fan of classical ballet? Catch eight of the finest ballet super stars tomorrow night at 8.30pm and Sunday at 3pm. The principal international artistes include Adiarys Almeida and Tasad Domitro, and principal dancers are Liudmila Konovalova, Dinu Tamazlacaru, Kevin Jackson. Senior artiste is Benedicte Bemet and soloists are Yui Sugawara and Celestin Boutin. Istana Budaya, Jalan Tun Razak, Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur. Witness these incredible dancers for RM98, RM148, RM198, RM248, RM298 or RM500. For enquiries call 017-6085025 or visit danceworksproduction.org/productions.



3 diwali related events

Chitrangada — a love story

Dive into the incredible love story Chitrangada, performed by Bharathanatyam dancers from Kshetra Academy. Founded and taught by Apsara Ram Gopal, the students of this Indian classical dance school will have you glued to your seat. The performance follows the princess of Manipur, Chitrangada, who was brought up like a son. Despite his initial reservations the hero Arjuna meets this formidable princess, and falls deeply in love. But alas, Arjuna has taken a vow of celibacy. Follow this incredible story tonight at 8.30pm. Tickets are RM50 or RM30 for balcony seats. Temple of Fine Arts, 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. For tickets visit diversecity.my.


Diwali delights

Treat yourself on Sunday to the Diwali delights buffet meal at Cinnamon Coffee House. This incredible feast is filled with fragrant and spiced Indian classics such as lentil soup, varuval mutton, squid peratal, chicken tandoori with raita, gobi masala and fish head curry. For bread lovers there is naan, chapati, puri and dosai, and small bites include masala vadai and samosa. There will even be a whole roasted New Zealand lamb served with biriyani and vegetables. No Diwali feast would be complete without dessert and Cinnamon Coffee House does not disappoint with their menu of sweets, which include halwa, gulab jamun, ulundu vadai, jelebi, rasgulla, laddu and much more. This high-tea promotion is available from noon to 4pm and is RM118 per person or RM59 per child. For bookings call (03) 7681 1157 or email to [email protected].


Paratha eating challenge & Deepavali workshops

Do you love paratha? Take part in the Paratha eating challenge with the Spice Garden at the Linc KL tomorrow. Happening from 2pm to 5pm, you will have to eat a giant potato paratha as fast as you can. You can register online or sign-in on the day. Stand a chance to win RM300 in Linc KL cash vouchers. There will also be workshops in light of the festive season. Take part in the Rangoli Paper Craft session tomorrow from noon to 6pm, or if you’d prefer Deepavali Clay Art come Sunday. On both days there will also be Muruku Baking workshops for all to join.The sessions have limited spots so get there early. The Linc KL, No 360 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit thelinckl.com.my.