Events


SATURDAY 

Victor Wong and Gary Chaw showcases 

POPULAR artistes Gary Chaw Ge and Victor Wong will be in town this weekend in conjunction with the “Victor Wong and Gary Chaw Showcases”. Chaw will be entertainingfans at 8pm today while Wong will be singing his hit songs at 8pm tomorrow. Both showcaseswill be held at the Open Car Park on the 4th floor of Sungei Wang Plaza, KL. For enquiries and ticket redemption details, contact 03-2282 2020 (Galaxy Productions). 

Dances galore 

CATCH Qadim, a dance performance that will feature some of the finest works that have graced the Malaysian stage, at 8.30pm todayand tomorrow. It will be held at Experimental Theatre, Aswara Campus, 464, Jalan Tun Ismail, KL. Qadimcomes from an Arabic word which means “that which goes onforever”. It will feature some of KL'sfinest dancers like Umesh Shetty, Gan Chih Pei, Judimar Henandez, Aris Kadir, Azizi Sulaiman, Elaine Pedley, Shafirul Azmi Suhaimi, Dhanya Thurairajah, Ismadian Ismailand a special appearance by Joseph Gonzalez, as well as specially commissioned music by Anas Salleh Rahbeni, Mustakim Yusuf, SharipZainal Sagkif Shek and others. Tickets are priced at RM30 and RM10 for students. For details, call 03-2697 5319/5313/1777. 

 

Music treat 

MEET Jonathan Lee, one of Taiwan’s most popular producers, at his 8pm performance in Genting Highlands today. Having been involved in the music industry for the past 27 years, he has produced and composed over 300 hit songs with artistes like Sandy Lam, Emil Chau, Karen Mok and Jeff Chang. Thistalented producer, who also has a greatvoice, has released a total of six albumsto date. Guest artistes Sylvia Chang andWinnie Hsin will be joining him at theconcert. Tickets are priced at M80,RM130, RM180, RM250 and RM350. Forreservations and enquiries, call 03- 27181118 or visit www.genting.com.my 

 

Campaign for animals 

SHOW your love for animals by droppingby the “Love Knows No Pedigree” campaignfrom 12pm to 5pm today at One UtamaShopping Centre. Organised by SPCASelangor together with Radioactive, thecampaign hopes to boost adoption ratesfor local cats and dogs, while spreadingpositive messages of kindness andcompassion towards all animals.Radioactive is collaborating with fivelocal and international character artiststo produce 650 limited edition T-shirtsto help raise funds for the SPCA. A totalof 20% from each T-shirt sold will bedonated to the SPCA. They will be availableat all Radioactive outlets nationwidefrom March onwards. Several cats,puppies and dogs will also be brought foradoption at the campaign. For details,call 03-4256 5312/4253 5179 or visitwww.spca.org.my 

 

War craft tournament 

GAMING enthusiasts can check out the“MINES WarCraft III: The Frozen ThroneDotA Tournament” which ends today. Itis held from 11am to 6pm at IT City, 2ndFloor, The Mines Shopping Fair. ThisWarCraft game trains gamers to manageresource effectively and smartly byestablishing strong battle strategies andtactics. Besides checking out the tournament,lucky folks will have the chance totake home cash and mystery gifts worthmore than RM8,888. Shoppers of theday who make purchases of RM30 andabove in a single receipt at any IT Cityoutlet during the tournament period willstand a chance to win prizes as well. Fordetails, call the mall’s customer serviceline at 03-8942 2163. 

 

Talk on stuttering 

SPEECH therapist Joey Pang Mei Lingwill be having a talk on “Stuttering –What Can We Do About It?” at 2pmtoday at 1st Floor OPD, Sunway MedicalCentre. The talk offers support,resources and information for parentsand families dealing with children whostutter. Admission is free. To register,call 03-5631 4064/4068 (Norman) oremail edmundteh@sunway.com.my/puvaness@sunway.com.my 

 

For personal growth 

IN conjunction with the school holidays,Life Inspirations will hold a two-day“Building HeARTs School HolidayWorkshop” for students aged eight to 15at Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh,which starts today. It is a personal innergrowth programme using artistictherapies and focuses on self-awareness,self-discovery, releasing blockedenergies, removing hurt imprints andinculcating positive values. Registrationfee is RM360 per student. For details,call at 013-630 2926 (Selina Chew) orvisit www.life-inspirations.com 

 

Entertaining brothers 

IF you are in the mood to boogie tocountry & western, rock & roll, cha chaand other dance music, catch theZarsadias Brothers who will be performinglive at Ol' Skool Bistro in Petaling Jaya at10pm today. The duo, who comprise ofHector and Chester, are among theyoungest bands around playing country& western, evergreen and rock & rollmusic, and getting the crowd to hit thedance floor each time they perform.Besides Ol' Skool, the ZarsadiasBrothers perform at Backyard Pub andGrill in Taman Sri Hartamas everyThursday from 9.30pm onwards andKKlub in Taman Melawati (formerlyknown as Kelab Century Paradise) everyWednesday and Friday from 9pmonwards. For enquiries, call 016-3057281 (Hilary Zarsadias) or email zarsadiasbros@yahoo.com 

 

SUNDAY 

Expo on Swedes 

DO you know that the Celsius thermometer and zip fasteners were invented by the Swedes? Many wellknown innovations and discoveries,both modern and historical, have Swedish origins. From safety matches by Swedish Match, three-point safety belt by Volvo Cars to milk cartons by Tetra Pak, some of these innovations have become familiar householdnames, while others have played an important role in improving life and business. Discover what the Swedes have designed or invented at the “Improving Life – An Exhibition of Swedish Innovations” at the Main Concourse, Ground Floor, IKANO Power Centre. Held from now until March 28, the exhibition is open from 10am-10pm daily. It is organised by the Embassy of Sweden and produced by The Swedish Society of Crafts and Design in collaboration with the Swedish Institute. 

 

SIA dinner 

SULTAN Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor will be the guest of honour at the Selangor Indian Association (SIA) 100th anniversary celebration dinner in Kuala Lumpur today. SIA, one of the six founding members of theFootball Association of Selangor, will be100 in 2009. Tonight’s dinner will startthe countdown for the celebration. Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo is also expected to attend the dinner. Entrance to the dinner is by invitation only. For details, call 012-379 4040 (R. Supramanian). 

 

Talk on cervical cancer 

SUBANG Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) isorganising a free talk on “New Era inCervical Cancer Prevention” from 2pm to4.30pm today at Conference Room,Ground Floor, Outpatient Department,SJMC. To complement this talk, the hospitalis providing the Gardasil vaccinationpackage at a promotional value.Registration is limited to 150 participants. 

 

RM10,000 prize money 

SUPPORT your favourite runner at the16th edition of the AmBank-Kuala LumpurInternational Marathon (KLIM), which willbe flagged off at Dataran Merdeka today.The KLIM is organised by Kuala LumpurCity Hall and Federal Territory AmateurAthletics Association. AmBank Group isthe main sponsor. About 7,000 participantsare expected to line up for theKLIM. Any Malaysian who breaks thenational record will receive RM10,000. The national record is 2hrs 29mins27secs (men) and 2hrs 49mins 28secs(women). 

 

Health check 

THERE will be a blood donation campaignand free health check organised by NewHoong Fatt Holdings Berhad (NHFHB) incollaboration with Hospital TengkuAmpuan Rahimah, Klang, today at NHFHB’sWarehouse Loading Bay, Lot 5043, 5½Mile, Jalan Meru, Klang. The event,themed “I Donate Blood, I Save Lives” isopen to the public. The health checkincludes a blood pressure test and fivetypes of urine test on stones in kidney,cholesterol, diabetes, liver and kidney. Forenquiries, call 03-3392 2929 (Woo) oremail woopk@newhoongfatt.com.my 

 

Aid for diabetics 

THE Malaysian Diabetes Association District of Sungai Buloh and Helwa Desa Moccis will be holding a “Sepetang Berdendang Sayang” high tea at 3.45pm today at Rahman Putra Golf Club, Sungai Buloh. This high tea is aimed at raising funds for the association.Tickets are priced at RM50 per person. To attend and/or contribute to the association’s fund, call 03-7957 4062 (Penny). 

 

Gathering for grads 

ALL University of Nottingham pharmacy graduates and their families are invited to an alumni event today at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Semenyih. Two lecturers from the Nottingham Campus – Dr Weng Chan and Stephanie Bridges – will be present. For reservations and details, call 03-8924 8202 (Zabidah) or email Zabidah.Yusof@nottingham.edu.com.my 

 

RM85,000 for winner 

SMILE your way to win Carrefour’s cashvoucher for RM85,000 until March 21.Just spend a minimum RM80 and abovein single receipt, fill in a contest form andcomplete your “Carrefour New tagline”and have your photograph taken. Formore information, contact Salmieah at012-399 2930 

 

Gift vouchers for shoppers 

IN conjunction with its 13th anniversarycelebration, Carrefour is giving awayexclusive gift vouchers at all outletsnationwide. With a minimum purchase ofRM80 and above in a single receipt,customers will be entitled to receive aRM5 Carrefour gift voucher. With aminimum purchase of RM155 and above insingle receipt, customers will be entitledto get a RM10 Carrefour gift voucher.Those with a purchase of RM230 andabove in a single receipt will get a RM15Carrefour gift voucher. Promotion is validuntil March 18 only. 

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