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Thursday January 17, 2013

Drumming to the beat

Drummer boy(s): The Hands Percussion team will be drumming out festive Chinese New Year tunes at Sungei Wang Plaza
this Saturday. Drummer boy(s): The Hands Percussion team will be drumming out festive Chinese New Year tunes at Sungei Wang Plaza this Saturday.


Hands Percussion Chinese New Year show
Concourse Level
Sungai Wang Plaza
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2148 6109

hands.my or sungeiwang.com
JAN 19: Catch the elite Hands Percussion team as they beat out Oriental and melodic Chinese New Year tunes with their fiery drums. The performance will feature 10 drummers and will be for 25 minutes. Formed in 1997, Hands Percussion have performed in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand. The KL-based percussion ensemble prides itself on contemporary theatrical drumming infused with Shigu drums. Besides putting a different spin to the art of drumming, members are also involved in the Balik Kampung (Back To Hometown) visits where members travel to rural communities to provide primary and secondary students a unique drumming (the 24 festive drumming repertoire) and performing arts camp. Time: 3pm on Jan 19, 24–27 and Feb 2–3. Admission is free.

The Comedy
Club KL show
The Stage Club KL @ Avenue K
56 Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7880 7999

E-mail: info@thecomedyclubkl.com thecomedyclubkl.com or ticketpro.com.my
JAN 17-18: End the week with a bang and lots of laughter with three international acts. Comedians Jeff Innocent, Nick Doody and Sharul Channa are heading to our shores to tickle the audience pink with their brand of hu mour. Innocent has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is also an actor and writer. Doody was a finalist of Britain’s So You Think You’re Funny competition and has gone to be a familiar face on the comedy circuit. Channa is touted as Singapore’s first Indian female stand-up comedian. In the past one-and-a-half years, she has grown into one of the most popular comedians in the local stand-up circuit. Bring on the funnies. Admission: RM57 (students and senior citizens) and RM63. Time: 8.30pm.

Here I Come!
Pentas 2
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac)
Sentul Park Jalan Strachan
(off Jalan Ipoh)
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4047 9000
JAN 17-20: The Actors Studio is bringing back its acclaimed production of Philadelphia, Here I Come! for the third time. In this Joe Hashmadirected adaptation, we’ll get to see a picture of middle-class Malaysia in Danny Tan, born in Cheras and raised by his father who runs a sundry shop. Feeling unfulfilled and unloved, Danny decides to take up his aunt’s offer to join her in Philadelphia, the US, and start anew. But is the grass really greener on the other side? Leading the cast are Patrick Teoh, Datuk Faridah Merican, Sandra Sodhy, Radhi Khalid and Lim Soon Heng. Ticket price: RM33 to RM48. Time: 8.30pm (Jan 17–19) and 3pm (Jan 20). Philadelphia, Here I Come! runs till Sund ay @ klpac and then Jan 25–31 @ penangpac.

Swan Lake
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2051 7007 E-mail: dfp_boxoffice@petronas.com.my
JAN 18–20: The story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse, takes centrestage in the retelling of the timeless classic composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Let the talents of the Moscow Ballet bring you back in time as beautiful music and lavish costumes combine in a timeless masterpiece of music and choreography. Dress code: (strictly) no jeans, denim, shorts, collar-less Tshirts, singlets, sneakers or slippers. Admission: RM300/RM370/RM430. Time: 8pm (Fri & Sat) and 2pm (Sun).


Sabahan artworks

Artemis Art Gallery
Lot 21 & 22, Level G4
Publika @ Dutamas
Block C5, Solaris Dutamas
1, Jalan Dutamas 1
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-308 8270 (Claire)/019-664
7088 (Jamal)/012-373 2188 (U.C.) E-mail: clairetskelchy@gmail.com or walski69@gmail.com or ucloh8@gmail.com
JAN 17-31: After a successful exhibition in Penang last year, the “Circus” comes to Kuala Lumpur. The Cracko Art Group’s “Circus” Exhibition features the works of 15 young artists from Sabah, including Alex Fong, Anddy Romeo Dulait and April Tsen. It is a collaboration between Artemis Art and Penang’s ChinaHouse, where “Circus” had its initial run in November last year. The diversity of styles showcased by these artists reflects Sabah’s cohesive diversity. Admission: free. Time: 10am–8pm (Mon–Sun).

Jurassic And Ice Age adventure

Jalan Multimedia 7/A
City Park, i-City
Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel: 018-208 0300
JAN 17-JUNE 15: Paddle Pop and Cityneon Malaysia present a prehistoric adventure of colossal proportions called The Jurassic And Ice Age Adventure. Showcasing items from Extinction of Dinosaurs to the Ice Age, this spectacular “edutainment” exhibition features 25 life-sized animatronic creatures that are far more than just static display of props. Visitors can follow the “PrehistoricTrail,” which chronicles prehistoric archaeological adventures, from historical discoveries of Dinosaur Revolution to the commencement of Ice Age. Admission: RM15 (adults), RM10 (children and senior citizens), RM45 (family package of two adults and two children). Time: 11am–10pm (weekdays) and 11am–midnight (weekends).


Kitchen Gardening Course

CETDEM Organic Farming Community Centre
29 Jalan 19/15
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 016-219 5826/03-7875 7767
Email: of@cetdem.org.my cetdem.org.my
JAN 19-20: Cetdem is organising a kitchen gardening course to enable consumers to learn more about gardening and sustainable development. Participants who complete the course will obtain complimentary service help to establish their own vegetable patch. Time: 9am– 4pm. Participants will have to to pay a fee for resource material, food and other cost incurred.

Charity Food Fest

Great Taste Hong Kong Dim Sum
1 Jalan USJ 21/11
Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-5879 5215
yuberactive.asia or facebook.com/yuberfans
JAN 27: Pertubuhan Generasi Cergas Malaysia (PGCM) is organising its inaugural Charity Food Fest, an event to bring the community together through great food whilst promoting social good. The fest will gather 40 teenagers to promote and sell food and beverage to raise funds to provide financial education to 600 underprivileged students in Subang. It also acts as a platform for the young to venture into hospitality through part-time work, internships and entrepreneurship opportunities. Time: 9am–2pm. Admission is free.

OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2013

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7724 0707
ocbc.cyclemalaysia.com.my or facebook.com/ocbccyclemalaysia
JAN 18-20: Returning for its second year, OCBC Cycle Malaysia 2013 will indeed be an exciting experience for cyclist of all ages, and a great family activity. The ride will include these categories such as The Tricycle Ride (100m) for children age between two and five; The Junior Challenge (30 minutes) for those age between 10 and 12; The Kid’s Ride (5.5km) for those age between two and nine (with separate categories for three different age groups); The Foldies Community Ride (24km) for those age 10 and above; The Community Ride (24km) is for individuals or team cyclist age 10 and above; The Challenge (48km) open to anyone aged 14 and above and who are experienced riders and a new addition to the event, The Corporate Charity Challenge (48km) where employees represent their companies in teams of four with a minimum donations of RM5,000 per team. Time: Tomorrow and Saturday, 10am onwards and Sunday 6am onwards.


Open Audition

St Nicholas Home For The Visually Impaired
4 Jalan Bagan Jermal
Tel: 012-420 1364 (Jayaram) or 012-551 2616 (Joelle)
JAN 17: Love the theatre? Interested in more than just attending plays or do you just want to meet new people who share this passion? If so, the Penang Players Music and Drama Society is your cup of tea. The auditions are for actors and actresses in their upcoming dinner show (scheduled for April). Time: 8pm–10pm.

Free Space @ Kakiseni

L1-35 & 36, Level 1, SS Two Mall
40 Jalan SS2/72
Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012-277 8871 (Pan Swee Chin)
E-mail: selangor.phil@gmail.com
JAN 21: Celebrating their 55th Anniversary, the Choir of the Philharmonic Society of Selangor – a PJ-based community choir – invites singers of all ages and experience to join the group. The choir regularly performs at community and corporate events, in addition to producing its own shows. Rehearsals are held every Monday (8pm–10pm). The highlight of the 2013 calendar will be The Phil’s very own production of Heart And Soul charity concert featuring songs by Gershwin and P. Ramlee, and other retro tunes. To be part of this, you can join their open rehearsal. No experience is necessary but ability to read notes would be an advantage. No preparation necessary, please bring your own water and an open mind. Dress comfortably. Time: 7.15–8pm.


Chinese Art class
MIA Art Centre
Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2163 2337
E-mail: ems@mia.edu.my.
JAN 17: The Department of Extra- Mural Studies, Malaysian Institute of Art is offering Chinese art classes comprising Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. The class will be conducted once a week, four times a month on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Class duration is two hours per session. Time: 10.30am (Tuesday and Thursday) and 1pm and 3pm (Sunday) Admission: RM160 per month. The class is suitable for seniors, adults and children aged 10 and above.


Chinese New Year
cookie class
70 Jalan 14/24
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 016-682 7465
E-mail: cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com

JAN 19: Tired of sourcing for tasty cookies for Chinese New Year? Here’s your chance to impress your friends and relatives this Lunar New Year by baking your very own butter cookies, walnut cookies and almond cookies. Don’t forget to bring along three small containers to take home the cookies. The class will commence once there are six registered students. Fees: RM90. Time: 2.30pm–5.30pm.


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