THE Shah Alam Buddhist Society will be celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival today at its centre at Bukit Rimau, Shah Alam. The event starts with a vegetarian dinner at 6pm, performances and a lantern parade later in the evening. Admission is free. For details, call 03-5121 5186.
Hari Raya open house
Watsons Selebriti Aidilfitri Open House will be held today at the Cattleya Grand Ballroom, Wisma PKPS Shah Alam from 10am to 4pm. There will be food, freebies and many exciting activities all lined up with celebrities such as Dafi, Lisa Surihani, Liyana Jasmay and Ema Suhaima. The event is open to the public for free.
CATCH the final week of Galeri Petronas’ exhibitions — Young Malaysian Artist: New Object(ion) and Words + Pictures = Book, Contemporary Malaysian Picture Book Illustrations. Themed Celebrate Malaysia, these exhibitions bring together an exciting display of artistic diversity which heralds new directions in Malaysian art. Exhibitions end onSunday. Free admission. Galeri Petronas, Level 3 Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2051 7770). Viewing hours are Tuesday to Sundays 10am to 8pm.
Hotel Nikko will be presenting a grand bridal fair at its grand ballroom, Level 2 from 11am to 6pm together with professional wedding planners to give couples who plan to tie the knot an insight into the latest wedding trends synonymous for making dream wedding receptions a reality.
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia is an international short film festival held in Tokyo every June. The festival has also travelled to Los Angeles, Mexico, Myammar, Singapore, and this year it is coming to Malaysia. Today the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur will be hosting a lecture on scriptwriting and short films by Yasu Tanaka at 1pm. For details, call 03-2284 6228
THE Malaysia Society of Ophthal-mology and Caring Pharmacy together with Novartis will be organising a public forum on Age- Related Macular Degeneration. Eye care tips, free blood glucose and eye health assessments are available at the event today at the Hotel Armada, Petaling Jaya, from 8.45am onwards. For details, call 03-7948 1829 (Angie).
Alexis Bistro International Jazz Series presents Natalie Williams tonight at its outlet in Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang. Natalie has toured extensively throughout the world, performing at an array of renowned festivals, including opening the recent 2009 London Jazz Festival as a featured soloist alongside Kurt Elling and Sheila Jordan with Guy Barker’s ‘Jazz Voice’ at the Barbican Centre. Cover charge RM35. Showtime starts at 10pm. Dress code applies. For details, call 03 4260 2288 or visit www.alexis.com.my.
Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur is organising a forum on Spine and Joint-Related Issues today from 1.30pm to 5pm. Admission is free. It will be held at Dewan Pantai, Ground Floor, Block C of the hospital. For details, call 03- 2296 0773.
Sunway International School is organising their first ever SIS School Fair today from 10am to 4pm. The fair will combine its students’ showcase, informative sessions and interactive activities. Admission is free. For details, call Valerie/Lum Pey Wah at 03-7491 8070
THE ATP World Tour Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2010 enters its semi-finals today at 2.30pm. Will Nikolay Davydenko defend his title or will it be Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer or former Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt taking the top spot this year? Catch the stars at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil as they fight it out for the proze money of US$947,750. For details, visit http://www.malaysianopentennis.com
Catch Hong Kong artistes Wayne Lai, Fala Chen and Pierre Ngo as well as local artistes Irene Zhan Ai Ling, Jimmy Liew, Danny Koo and Amy Wang at Berjaya Times Square today from noon to 8pm for a special appearance session to promote the Astro On Demand drama series titled ‘No Regrets’. Other activities include clown appearance, free popcorn and goodies giveaway, performances, interactive games and an autograph session.