Weekend by numbers 28.02.20 to 01.03.20

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on February 28, 2020.
Weekend by numbers 28.02.20 to 01.03.20
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2 musical marvels

Elegance of Mozart

Conductor Kees Bakels guides the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra through the iconic musical creations by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Audiences can look forward to Symphony No 35 — “Haffner”, Clarinet Concerto and Symphony No 38 — “Prague”. Special guest Alessandro Carbonare will be playing the clarinet for this moving concert. Happening tomorrow at 8.30pm and on Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are RM56, RM84, RM113 and RM141. Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit mpo.com.my.


Tiga Soul

The female trio Tiga Soul truly believe that soul music is timeless. Each member has a distinct style and background but together they create harmonious music. Tiga Soul was part of a six-month stint of cabaret nights produced by Joanna Kam and since then have worked with famed clients such as Pandora, Estee Lauder, AirAsia, Sephora and many more. Let these soulful musicians serenade you with songs from their upcoming album. Performing today and tomorrow at 10pm. Tickets are RM10. Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, Lot 10, 303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit alexis.com.my.



1 exciting exhibition

At The End of The Day Even Art Is Not Important

Get your creative juices flowing by visiting Ahmad Fuad Osman’s latest exhibition At The End of The Day Even Art Is Not Important at the National Gallery. Exploring art and retelling the idea that it is not an object but a tool that can be used to discuss important topics in the world, Ahmad’s works step out of the world of the ordinary. Redefine how you see art and how it can be the key to change and discussion. Today is the last day, from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free. Gallery 2A, National Art Gallery, No 2, Jalan Temerloh, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. For more information visit their Facebook page @NationalArtGalleryMalaysia.  



2 comedy acts

Jono Zalay

Jono Zalay began his stand-up journey while achieving a doctorate in neuroscience. He has now given up his hobby in science to pursue his passion for comedy full time. Now based in Los Angeles, Zalay has written comedy for Fox and Comedy Central. Touring the globe he has cracked side-splitting jokes in over 30 comedy festivals, including Sketchfest and New York Comedy Festival. Catch this stand-up comic today and tomorrow at 8.30pm. Tickets are RM50 or RM60 on the door. The Joke Factory, No 27, Block C5 Level G3, Jalan Dutamas Publika Shopping Gallery, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. For tickets visit thejokefactory.com.my.


Azeem Banatwalla

The Crackhouse Comedy Club KL’s weekend headliner is none other than Azeem Banatwalla, one of India’s top stand-up comics. He is known for his observational and intelligent sense of humour, and has gone on to write for Comedy Central, NDTV and ABC’s Comedy Up Late. Banatwalla has also worked alongside Vir Das and Sorabh Pant. This performer has toured all over the world, even attending the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. Catch his show today and tomorrow at 9pm. Tickets are RM50 or RM60 on the door. Crackhouse Comedy Club KL, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. For more information or for tickets visit Crackhousecomedy.asia.



3 weekend brunches

Sunday Roast Mix

If you are a fan of traditional English Sunday roasts, head over to The Courtyard at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This satisfying buffet includes a variety of popular English roast must-haves such as a roasted whole lamb, grilled chicken, beer and lamb, roast potatoes, grilled vegetables, bread and butter pudding and more. There are also local favourites to enjoy: The Courtyard’s signature nasi lemak with daging salai masak lemak, noodles with chicken broth and local Malay desserts. Available every Sunday, this roast is from noon to 3pm, for RM118 per adult and RM182 per adult with a glass of Proseco. For reservations call (03) 2117 2821 or email [email protected].


Sunday Brunch

Nipah at EQ Hotel has a Sunday brunch perfect for family and friends. With a mix of pan-Asian and Western cuisine, there is something for everyone. You can look forward to flavourful dishes such as curry laksa, Hainanese chicken rice, satay and roti canai. There are also new highlights on the menu to sample, including nasi lemak Lemuni and a range of fresh seafood like freshly-shucked oysters and prawns. Western delights available are pizza, a live-carving meat station, a seafood grill and more. You can also indulge in delectable desserts. Sunday Brunch is served from noon to 3.30pm for RM108 per person. A selection of wines, sparkling wines and beer are also available on an a la carte menu. For reservations call (03) 2789 7839/7840 or book through tableapp.com.


Sparkling Lunch on the Horizon

For a delectable brunch with a view, check out Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, up on the 58th floor. With breathtaking views of KL’s cityscape, enjoy the popular set lunch by award-winning chef de cuisine, Daniel Wong. Choose between a two- or three-course meal which includes prawn soba noodle salad to start, a main of pan seared catch of the day or arborio risotto, and for dessert mango cheesecake. Make your lunch extra special with a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne. Available on Sundays from noon to 3pm. The two-course is RM88 per person and the three-course is RM98 per person. Enjoy a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge, Mum Le Rosé or Perrier-jouët Grand Brut from RM655. For reservations call (03) 2113 1821 or email [email protected].



1 book launch Beyond Yamashita & Percival:

A Historical Fiction

If you are a fan of academic and creative writer Shaari Isa or want to hear more about his book Beyond Yamashita and Percival: A Historical Fiction, then head for the book launch on Sunday. This new book is set in the Malay Peninsula and Singapore during World War II, following two generals, Yamashita and Percival, and the effect their decisions had on the people caught in the war. A captivating combination of historical facts and fictional events, this book explores themes of frailty of emotion and futility of war. This event is at 3pm to 5pm. Gerakbudaya, 2, Jalan Bukit 11/2, Petaling Jaya. For more information visit gerakbudaya.com.



1 purchase for coffee lovers

Spring Merchandise Collection

Starbucks Malaysia has launched a new spring merchandise collection with drinkware and collectables in vibrant shades of pink and purple. These floral offerings include a Double Walled Purple Blossom Landscape Mug (RM112), a Stainless Steel Purple Floating Blossom Waterbottle (RM88), Sakura Blossom Window Tumbler (RM78) and a Boat Blossom Waterbottle (RM78). Those who collect Starbucks cards should look out for the Spring Seasonal Starbucks Card, adorned with cherry blossoms. For more information visit starbucks.com.my.