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Thursday November 22, 2012
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St Jo’s @Gurney Paragon
Tel: 017-623 0288
NOV 28: A one-night only performance, The In-betweener Finale Variety Show features Penang-born soul artiste Bihzhu (pic), with guest appearance by jazz songstress Rozz Ritzmann and singer songwriters Jerome Kugan from Kota Kinabalu and Dzamira Dzafri from Cyberjaya. There will also be a dance performance by Viva Circus troupe. Ticket price: RM30. Time: 8.30pm-10pm.
Cathay Cineplex Damansara
Level 2 & 2M, e@curve
No 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3
Tel: 016-312 1827 (Lynn)
DEC 1: This year’s TEDxKLWomen, themed The Space Between, will see distinguished speakers explore gaps in society that occur due to differences in cultural background, generation or gender, and what can or is being done to address them. Speakers include writer, women’s rights and HIV/AIDS activist Marina Mahathir, Air Asia Malaysia CEO Aireen Omar, a missionary from the Gawad Kalinga NGO Issa Cuevas-Santos and more. Entry fee: RM80 (Tickets for walk-in participants are sold at RM100 at the door). Time: 2pm.
Subang Avenue Shopping Complex
Subang Jaya (next to Carrefour)
Tel: 016-273 3350
NOV 30-DEC 9: The Big Bookshop Year End Book Galore is back, offering a wide variety of books and reading material at great discounts. There is something for everyone, from young children’s activity books to teenage reads, from cooking books to general titles. It is also a great oppor-tunity to shop early for Christmas presents. Admission: free. Time: 10am-10pm.
Sungei Wang Plaza
Tel: 03-2148 6109
sungeiwang.com or facebook.com/sungeiwangplaza
NOV 24: Fans of Korean boyband VIXX are in for a treat. If you have only seen them on television, here’s your chance to get up close and personal with them. So whip out your autograph books and cameras at the meet-the-fans session at Sungei Wang Plaza. Time: 1.30pm onwards.
Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac)
Quay One, Straits Quay
Tel: 04-899 1722
PJ Live Arts
Block K, Section 13
Tel: 017-2289 849
NOV 22-DEC 9: Gardner & Wife Theatre presents Britain’s Merry Opera Company’s critically-acclaimed production La Traviata. A romantic opera, it is set in the cultural melting pot of London amidst its galleries, clubs and cafés.
Beautiful artiste Violetta is the reigning queen, adored by everyone, but she’s hiding a fearful secret. When she unexpectedly falls for young city trader Al, neither has any idea where the relationship might lead them to, especially since Al harbours a secret, too. Ticket prices: RM100, RM135, RM155, RM185. Time: Penangpac, 8.30pm, Nov 22 & 23; PJ Live Arts, 8.30pm, Nov 26 till Dec 9, 5pm, Nov 25 & Dec 2.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
Tel: 03-2051 7007
mpo.com.my and dfp.com.my
NOV 24 & 25: Be enthralled by The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s (MPO) presentation of From London To Jupiter concerts, which will include Haydn’s Symphony No.99 In E flat, Mozart’s festive Serenade In D – ‘Serenata Notturna’ and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 In C (Jupiter). The concerts will be led by English conductor Alexander Shelley, who was awarded first prize in the Leeds Conductors Competition in 2005. Ticket Prices: RM130, RM100, RM70, RM50. Time: 8.30pm, Nov 24; 3pm, Nov 25.
Tel: 03-7960 0439
jayaone.com.my and pjlivearts.my or facebook.com/jayaone
FROM NOV 24: The Jaya One Children’s String Orchestra is open to all children up to the age of 12 studying violin, viola or cello, and who would benefit from the experience of playing in an orchestra at an early stage in their music education.
The orchestra meets for weekly rehearsals which culminate in public concerts at the PJ Live Arts Theatre twice a year, under the supervision of Woon Ngok Kin from House of Violins. A Jaya One and PJ Live Arts initiative, the Jaya One Children’s String Orchestra is open to musicians from all music schools. Price: RM35 per month. Time: 5pm-6.30pm, every Saturday, starting Nov 24.
Jalan SS6/5B, Kelana Jaya
Tel: 017-293 3699
NOV 25: Relax and enjoy the music with the Turkish Sufi Whirling performance and dance meditation, a form of physically active meditation that invites the audience to feel and flow with the music. The dance will be performed by an engaging Turkish performer whose approach to dance has been described as imaginative and visceral. There will also be an introduction on dance meditation by Jeff Oliver, a well-known meditation teacher from Australia. Admission: free. Time: 8pm -10pm.
Living Food Cafe
Menara Tan and Tan
Jalan Tun Razak
Tel: 014-736 6799
NOV 24: Necessary Noise, a new talk society founded by artist Syahidah Osman Cawley, brings you its first talk entitled A World Without Glass presented by Singapore-based glass artist Dominic Fonde, originally from Britain. Fonde’s talk will argue that, like the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages before us, we are now in the Glass Age.
The first half of the talk will be devoted to surveying the many uses of glass in the modern world while the second half will see a live demonstration of glass art skills. On a monthly basis, Necessary Noise will bring thought-provoking and entertaining speakers from all over the world to share something interesting, enlightening or simply humorous from their respective fields. Admission: RM10. Time: 3pm-6pm.
Michael’s Badminton Academy (MBA)
Lot 5462, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1
Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Tel: 03-8061 7101
DEC 8: In conjunction with the school holidays, Michael’s Badminton Academy is organising a badminton clinic for young enthusiasts. The day-long clinic will be headed by MBA’s head coach Budi Rijanto and is open to all Malaysians aged between seven and 17. Learn the foundation of badminton and brush up your basic skills and techniques.
There will also be a health talk on sports injury by Columbia Asia. Only 150 spots available. Closing date for registration: Dec 1. Fee: RM60. Time: 9am–5pm.
MIA Art Centre
153, Jalan Ampang
Tel: 03-2163 2337
DEC 1-16: An exhibition themed E3 – Explore, Express, Enjoy will be held to showcase the artwork of students pursuing the creative arts and hobbies course at MIA Art Centre. The 2012 finale exhibition’s objective is to encourage students to explore their talent and express their ideas. Mediums featured include watercolour, oil, acrylic, Chinese calligraphy and ceramics. Admission: free. Time: 11am-4pm (closed on Mondays).
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