Saturday April 30, 2011

What's happening

PJ Live Arts Sdn Bhd

Ground Floor

Block K, Jaya One

72A, Jalan University

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: (03) 7960 0439

God of Carnage

Till May 8: Two young boys, a stick and some broken teeth are the catalyst in this tale of two families.

Veronica, a writer, and Michael, a company wholesaler, are parents to Henry. Annette, a wealth manager, and Alan, a lawyer, are parents to Benjamin. The two couples meet to discuss the misdemeanours of their sons.

Boys will be boys, but can the grown ups be grown up enough to resolve their differences without losing sight of right and wrong? Comedy showtime: 5pm & 8.30pm. Prices: RM60 and RM30 (students and senior citizens).

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Petronas Twin Towers

KLCC, Jalan Ampang

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2051 7007

Siti Zubaidah The Musical

Today: The musical pays a tribute to women and their inner strength, a relevant theme today.

It revolves around the courageous Siti Zubaidah who willingly risks her life by disguising herself as a male warrior to free her husband, Sultan Zainal Abidin, from the clutches of the Princess of China.

The story was inspired by an old romantic Malay poem on love and sacrifice. Showtime: 8.30pm. Ticket prices: RM60, RM50, RM30 and RM15.

Pentas 2 @ KLPac

The Kuala Lumpur

Performing Arts Centre

Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 4047 9000

Love Journey 2

Today & tomorrow: Lily M. La Rue (Joanna Bessey) returns to the stage, optimistic, in love and pregnant!

Just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she is faced with new (and growing) bumps in her road to love, including her jazz singing rival, Bianca Devereaux (Junji Delfino).

Let the great jazz of Michael Veerapen’s Trio take you through a journey back in time with music from the 1930s through to the 1950s in this unique performance marrying the magical world of theatre with that of a snazzy jazz club with classics like Give Me the Simple Life, Cheek to Cheek and All Or Nothing At All.

Time: 8.30pm (today) and 3pm (tomorrow). Ticket price: RM43 and RM23 (students and disabled).

Actors Studio

Lot 10 Top Roof

Kuala Lumpur

Hear the pipa

April 30 & May 1: VIVO Experimental Orchestra presents Pipa Talks Concert on Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (2pm). There will be a concert on May (7pm) at Auditorium Pustaka, Miri IT Library, Miri in Sarawak.

In the upcoming concert, China’s Xi’an Conservatory of Music pipa virtuoso/lecturer Zhao Jing showcase the different rhythms of the instrument.

She performs pieces ranging from traditional pipa melodies to lively and passionate modern classical. The talented pipa player will be joined by Vivo Experimental Orchestra.

Tickets: RM35-RM80. Zhao will conduct a pipa workshop (in Mandarin) on Saturday (April 30, 2pm) at Actors Studio @ Lot 10.

For more details, call (03) 2142 2009/2143 2009 or e-mail: Alternatively, browse

The Annexe Gallery

2nd Flr, Central Market Annexe

Jalan Hang Kasturi

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2070 1137

A Viennese Afternoon

Tomorrow: Local top soprano Ang Mei Fong, pianist Wong Chee Yean and South-East Asia’s only existing classical wind ensemble, High Winds, will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 25, Alban Berg’s 7 Early Songs, Schubert’s unfinished Octet for Winds, D72 and Kunstlerleben (Life of an Artist) by the king of the waltzes, Johann Strauss.

Time: 3pm. Ticket: RM35 donation for a programme book, which admits one.

Ma’ Daerah Turtle Sanctuary

Kerteh, Terengganu

Tel: 013-986 5991 (Hashimi Ismail)

Sea Turtle Conservation

Hands-on Programme

June 10-12: This programme allows participants to spend two nights at the sanctuary and participate in hands-on turtle conservation activities. These include assisting the rangers with beach patrols along the 1.7km of nesting beach, observing nesting turtles, assisting with the transfer of eggs, monitoring hatchling emergence and helping with their subsequent release.

Extra activities include jungle trekking, mangrove conservation work and a short trip to nearby Menderu Waterfall.

Cost: RM250 for MNS members, while non-members pay an extra RM70 (for one year’s MNS membership). The price includes two nights’ basic accommodation, turtle conservation fund donation, all meals, group insurance and SIG fund.

The transportation costs for car-pooling from KL/Selangor is to be borne by all passengers, and is payable directly to the drivers. Payment must be settled by May 8.

Chenang Boat Quay

Kuala Chenang

Langkawi, Kedah

Tel: 012-533 9865 (Pat)

or 012-429 8466 (Joyce)

Japan! We Care!

Today: Enjoy an evening of good food, fun performances and a lucky draw to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims.

Lucky draw prizes include a spa treatment, sunset cruise, mangrove tours and hotel stays. All proceeds will go to the Japan Red Cross. Ticket: RM88 per person including dinner and lucky draw. From 6pm-9.30pm.

Han Chiang Stadium

Jalan Han Chiang

George Town, Penang

Tel: (04) 6505136

International Lion Dance

On Stilts Competition

May 7 & 8: This competition is meant to showcase the prowess of our local and regional lion dance troupes.

They will be judged on how powerfully the lion head moves, stance skills, fancy footwork and agility in how they obtain their lucky offering.

Troupes are often thrown an additional challenge when performing in different venues as they must coordinate their routines to match the amount of space available to them.

Time: 10am-5pm. Admission is free.

The French Culinary School

in Asia @ HTC in Asia

Menara IMC (next to Concorde Hotel)

8th Floor, Annexed Block No 8

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2078 7969

Global Series Cooking Camp

Today & May 7: There will be four workshops held over two Saturdays for the British series.

This week, participants will learn how to whip up three to four authentic British recipes like Cornish Pasty, Irish Stew, Bread and Butter Pudding and Fish & Chips within three hours.

Meanwhile, participants will be taught how to cook a traditional English roast and some pub grub the week after. Time: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Price: RM200 for each workshop. — Compiled by Louisa Lim


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