There will be an arts and crafts fair in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency to mark World Refugee Day. Sixty-four Malaysian booths will be featured at the exhibition with 20 refugee booths selling handmade artworks and various items. Expect everything from inspirational workshops, forums, performances and other activities. The event will be held at The School, Jaya One today and tomorrow, from noon till 8pm. For details, visit www.facebook.com/artforgrabs
Japan Foundation’s travelling exhibition title Winter Garden: The Exploration of Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art will be held at University of Malaya Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur until June 22. The artworks curated by art critic Midori Matsui, features an exposition of works by some of Japan’s leading contemporary artists. It will be held at Level 5, Chancellery Building at UM, from 9.30am to 5pm every weekday. Admission is free. For details, visit www.jfkl.org.my or call 03-2284 6228.
The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) is hosting an open day today from 8am to 1pm, with various activities and games relating to creating awareness on the importance of protecting its status as a national heritage. The event, which is held to mark the World Environment Day and FRIM’s 30th anniversary celebration, will give the public a chance to visit the National Herbarium at FRIM, where 350,000 plant specimens are kept. Visitors can alsotake part in traditional games, colouring contests, slow bicycle race and museum hunts. Admission is free. For details, visit www.frim.gov.my or call 03-6279 7529 / 7591.
KL Book Exchange (KLBE) is organising an exchange of books from noon to 8pm today and tomorrow. The event will be held at The School, Jaya One in Petaling Jaya. For details, visit www.facebook.com/klbookexchange
Visitors shopping or dining at Dpulze Shopping Centre in Putrajaya will stand a chance to win over RM130,000 worth of prizes or a Nissan Almera as the grand prize of a lucky draw. Those who spend a minimum of RM50 in a single receipt are eligible to take part in the lucky draw. For details, visit www.dpulze.com or call 03-8800 9803. The lucky draw end on July 31.
Core Design Gallery Sdn Bhd is presenting its second edition of an art exhibition on the works of emerging Malaysian contemporary artists titled Grande 2. Following their award-winning participation at local and international art fairs such as the Biennale in Venice, established artists Suhaimi Fadzir and Fauzin Mustafa will join the show to share their experiences and expertise. The exhibition will carry on until July 10 at the Core Design Gallery, 87, Jalan SS15/2A, Subang Jaya. Opening hours are from 10am to 7pm on weekdays, and by appointment from noon to 6pm on weekends. For details, email to Elaine@coredesigngallery.com or call 03-5612 1168.
The Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM) is organising its first “Stamp Fair” on June 6 and 7 at the PJ Community Library at Lot 389, Section 3, Jalan Selangor, Petaling Jaya. The event will display philatelic exhibits as well as daily lucky draws with Pos Malaysia in attendance. Admission is free. For details, call 012-6043 563 (Maniam) or 012-6797 931 (Wong).
The CODE School of Acting and Performance Strategies is hosting an “Improv Night Special” in its “Ftalent” class, encouraging effective communication skills. The free class will be held at the Bookmark, APW Bangsar, 29, Jalan Riong in Kuala Lumpur on June 9, from 7.45pm to 10pm. For details, visit www.codeschoolofacting.weebly.com or call 012-2946 013 or send a text message via SMS or WhatsApp to 010-2214 930.