MID Valley Megamall has launched Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” School Holiday Specials from March 10-21, in conjunction with the school holidays. Upon arriving at the Megamall’s Centre Court, Ground Floor, shoppers will be welcomed by an enormous mysterious-looking doorway flanked by opulent flowers, then “transported” to an Underland that is filled with a treasure trove of wonderful things. A live scene is recreated from the movie, depicting the misty mushroom forest and famous tea party setting. Shoppers will also get to catch a glimpse of some of the iconic props used by the characters in the movie, including The Mad Hatter’s hat and sword, Alice’s shield, Red Queen’s mace and hat, White Queen’s mace and Vorpal sword. Mid Valley Megamall has lined up many exciting activities for both the young and young at heart, including dance shows, characters walkabout, colouring contest and tea pot set redemption. Shoppers who charge a minimum of RM250 to their MasterCard card in a single receipt at specialty stores stand a chance to win First Class tickets on Malaysia Airlines and a five-day luxurious holiday for two to Oxford, London, worth RM100,000. For details, contact the Information Counter at 03-2938 3333 or visit www.midvalley.com.my.
IN LINE with the Malaysia GP Sale, there will be bargains and unbeatable discounts at the GP Shopping Flag Off that is held from March 13-28 at Sunway Pyramid. On top of that, the Interactive Pit Stops will surely get you revved up. Enjoy playing remote-controlled cars, racing simulators, F1 general knowledge corner and F1 racing videos for your visual pleasure. Shoppers who spend RM100 and above in a single receipt get to participate in the F1 Racing Experience contest. Four lucky winners will receive two Grand Stand tickets each to catch the F1 race live in Sepang on April 2. For more information, call the concierge at 03-7494 3100 or visit www.sunwaypyramid.com
A VIVO Pizza FB Gathering 2010 will be held at Vivo Pizza’s The Curve outlet at 11am today. Among the activities lined up are a food-tasting session, games and lucky draws. Free gifts, vouchers and cash prizes await those who join the event. For details, call 07-388 1900.
THIRTEEN pieces of artwork that were previously unreleased by the late international artist Datuk Ibrahim Hussein are currently on display at 3rd Floor, Bangsar Village II until April 4. The exhibition is in conjunction with the launch of Ibrahim’s autobiography entitled IB: A Life – a 200-page book that commemorates and celebrates the work of the artist, written and edited by art writer Eddin Khoo and co-edited by Ibrahim’s daughter Alia Hussein. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the exhibition, as are several special autographed and leather-bound editions, of which only 500 copies are available. The exhibition is open from noon-8 pm daily on weekdays and noon-9pm on weekends. For more information, call 012-339 2433 (Lee Joo Khim).
AN INDIAN Wedding Fair (IWF) 2010 will be held this weekend from 10am-10pm at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Organised and conceptualised by ASC Agenda Suria Communication Sdn Bhd, this event will showcase the latest collections and trends from manufacturers and distributors from the wedding industry and lifestyle sectors. They include fashion and accessories for brides and grooms, beauty, make-up and mehendi services, bridal gowns, bridal hair stylists, reception venues, entertainment, fashion boutiques, florists, caterers, furniture, jewellery, honeymoon destinations, photography and videography services, restaurants, Vastu Shastra services, wedding cards, wedding planners, astrology and many more. The entertainment lineup includes Indian wedding fashion shows and mock weddings. For details, call 03-2278 5555 or visit www.iwf.com.my.
A CHARITY sale of old books and magazines will be held in line with Assunta Hospital’s social responsibility programme. It will be held from March 15-31 at Ground Floor Lobby, Assunta Hospital. It is open from 9am-5pm (Mon – Fri) and 9am-1pm (Sat). Proceeds from the sale will be channelled to the Hospital Welfare Fund. This fund will be used to provide financial assistance for the needy and deserving patients. Shoppers are advised to bring their own shopping bags as plastic bags will only be provided at a cost. For details, call the Patient Relations Department at 03-7680 7000 ext 5502/ 5504 / 5507.
THE PHILATELIC Society of Malaysia will be organising a Stamp Fair this weekend at the PJ Community Library (near Assunta Hospital) from 9.30am-5.30pm. Besides philatelic displays, an auction of Malaysia/Malaya and worldwide stamps and first-day covers will be held at 10am tomorrow. Participation for the auction is for members only, but membership is available at the door. Also present will be many stamp dealers with a wide range of Malaysia/Malaya, foreign and thematic stamps, first-day covers and other philatelic items. Pos Malaysia will also be in attendance. Entry is free. For more information, call 012-6043563 (Maniam) or 012-679 7931 (Wong).
THE MALAYSIAN Institute of Art (MIA) is offering some short courses for the public through its Art Centre located at 151, Jalan Ampang, KL (behind Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurant) on weekday evenings and weekends. The courses include adults art classes, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese brush painting, clay modelling, floral arrangement and pottery. Art courses for children and students are also being offered at the MIA Campus at 294-299, Jalan Bandar 11, Taman Melawati, KL. For more information, call MIA’s Art Centre at 03-2163 2337 or email@example.com.
LET the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) romance you with two showcases themed Eternal Love scheduled for 8.30pm today and 3pm tomorrow at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC. Slated under the Legacy series, these concerts will be conducted by the MPO associate conductor Kevin Field. The MPO will present the world premiere of “Lotus Moon – Ten Chinese Folk & Art Songs”, expressing love as seen through the eyes of oriental songs, composed and arranged by Julian Yu for soprano and an orchestra, comprising both western and Chinese traditional instruments. Also included in the concert’s repertoire are symphonic excerpts of “Romeo and Juliet” composed by French romantic composer, Hector Berlioz. Prices of tickets range from RM20-RM95. For ticketing and details, call 03- 2051 7007 or visit www.mpo.com.my.
Artist Zac Lee is introducing his new series called New Species - C-4 at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), Sentul Park, Off Jalan Ipoh, KL. In his customary hyper-realist style with surrealist overtones and colour play, Lee presents the durian, an iconic Malaysian fruit, as an analogy for aspects of Malaysian political angst.
The works reflect Lee’s characteristic mastery and skill, combining painting, silk screen and digital media techniques. The exhibition is held till March 28 at KLPac, and will continue till April 30 at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA), Section 16, PJ. For details, contact SGFA at 03-7958 2175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CIMB KL Open Squash Championships 2010 will be held this weekend from 2pm onwards at Lower Ground Concourse, Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur. It is a showcase of talented world-ranking squash players who will battle it out for the fifth year running. See our very own squash queen and the world’s top-ranked women’s squash player Datuk Nicol David, and current men’s world champion Ramy Ashour from Egypt, in adrenaline-pumping action in the specially mounted all-glass squash court. Meanwhile, participating outlets at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur are offering exciting sports and health promotions and bargains during the Viva Le Sport promotion throughout this month. There is also a Sporting Hunt on March 28, offering prizes totaling RM3,200. Other activities held this weekend include an Ogawa Roadshow at Ground Floor Central, Cold Storage Japanese Food Fair at 3rd Floor Gourmet Corner, and Ice Age Experience at 7th Floor, East Berjaya Times Square. For details, call the Customer Service at 1-300-888-988 or visit www.timessquarekl.com.
THE FIRST All Asia Open Kyokushin-Kan Karate Championship 2010 will be held this weekend from 10am-6pm at the Cheras Badminton Stadium, Jalan Cheras, KL. Representatives from 22 countries including Malaysia will be on a quest to become the ultimate karate fighter. With virtually no protective gear for the participants, the audience is guaranteed to be sitting on the edge of their seats during the championship. The event is touted as the epitome of extreme martial arts, where true Budo warriors will fight it out to test their courage, skill and spirit. Entry tickets priced at RM30 and RM50 are available at the event venue. For details, call 016-282 5488 (Sensei Michael).