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  • Saturday, 23 Oct 2010

Scary time at mall

THE 1Utama shopping centre takes on Halloween with a glamorous spin by celebrating gothic fashion trends. There will be fashion-themed events from now until Oct 31 at Ground Floor Highstreet. Watch out for photo opportunities with Halloween costumed characters like Count Dracula, the Headless Ghost and Horror Zombie today and tomorrow (Oct 23 and 23) at 2pm and 5pm. There will also be a violin performance titled Sally Night-shade Symphony by Rebecca Shih today and tomorrow at 8pm.

Storytelling contest

MAYBANK Storytelling Com­petition — Stories For Our Future, takes place this weekend at Oval, 1Utama Shopping Centre. Watch children tell stories, sing, dance and show off their showmanship. Children will compete in two categories, 7-9 and 10-12. The event is presented by Maybank in conjunction with The Star Kids Fair happening this Nov 27 and 28. Maybank is the main sponsor for The Star Kids Fair 2010. Participating children have registered on the Kids Fair microsite. Other activities held include a Magician Puppet Show, balloon twisting and sand art. Bring your children in for a blast of a time. For details, log on to

Musical comedy

TODAY is the last day to catch Pluck: Musical Arson at the PJ Live Arts in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya. Watch musicians Kit Massey (violin), Jon Regan (viola) and Flora Allison (cello) as they compete, argue, scheme, ridicule, dance, fight and seduce their way from Bach to the Beatles. Shows at 11am, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets priced between RM45 and RM77.

Pet adoption

THERE will be a pet adoption drive today and tomorrow at Pet Epicure, 16 Jalan Bandar 2, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. Fore more information, call Olivia (012-905 9010), Alicia (012-331 3318) or visit

Art exhibitions

THERE are currently two exhibitions going on simultaneously at the Galeri Petronas in Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Melangkau Ufuk – Antara Langit dan Bumi, offers an intriguing array of landscape paintings produced by established Malaysian artists since the 1940s that belong to the Petronas Art Collection while I See(k) You features recent works by surrealist artist Chan Kok Hooi. Both exhibitions are opened to the public until January 9, 2011.

Blood donation

THOSE interested in donating blood can do so at the mobile donation units set up by the National Blood Centre at the following places today: PWTC Kuala Lumpur (9am to 5pm), Bilik Gerakan SK Sri Petaling (9am to 2pm); Ground Floor, Merge Energy, Jalan Apolo U5/190, Shah Alam (9am to 1pm); Masjid Putra, Putrajaya (9am to 2pm); and Nova Idaman Development, Terminal Bas Damansara Damai (9am to 3pm).

Charity for cancer

A CHARITY bazaar with more than 50 stalls selling various merchandise is taking place to raise funds for cancer patients. Held in conjunction with the breast cancer awareness month, Artsy Communications, a local event management company, is organizing the Pink-Tober charity bazaar, at MAP, Solaris Dutamas tomorrow from 10am. Part of the proceeds will go to the National Cancer Council. For updates, visit

Kolam display

A COLOURFUL kolam measuring 8ft by 8ft welcomes shoppers at the Berjaya Times Square main entrance on the ground floor this Deepavali. Classical performances are lined up for the coming month. For details, visit or contact 1 300 888 988.

Phone showcase

FIND out more about the new Nokis N8 at the main entrance of Sungei Wang Plaza today from 10am to 10pm. Get the HD multimedia experience with Dolby Digital Plus in an exclusive Nokia N8 showcase and grab your own Nokia N8 on the spot.

Textile promotion

THE Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation is having a craft textile promotion until Oct 25 at the Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur. Throughout the promotion, there will be textile craft and accessories on sale, fashion exhibition and demonstrations. There will be a fashion show today at 2.30pm and 4pm at the Laman Wau featuring fashion collections by designers like Salikin Sidek and Calvin Thoo. For more information, call 03-2162 7459.

Musical performance

CATCH the ongoing Glitz and Glamour: Tales of Old Shanghai to Fragrance Bay, a colourful song and dance musical spanning the era from Old Shanghai to the Silver Screen of Shaw Brothers and Cathay cinemas. Cabaret act upon cabaret act, it features classic songs that have gone into musical history as Golden Chinese Oldies. Shows for today at 3pm and 8.30pm at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac). Performances end October 31. For ticketing information, visit or call 03-4047 9000.

Matchmaker date

VIOLET Lim from dating agency, Lunch Actually and author of “Lessons from 15,000 First Dates: Matchmaker Reveals Secrets to Finding The Right Man” will be having a “meet the author” session while sharing her insights on dating at MPH, Mid Valley tomorrow, from 3pm to 4pm.

Visual art

A SERIES of art works by Jumaldi Alfi will be on display from now until Oct 28 at the Black Box @ Map, Level G2-01 Block A5, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Off Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur. The artist portrays life experiences as a verb, the actions of the artist as he reminisces and remembers. Thus, the life that he has lived and experienced from the past to the present, later re-emerges again as random sequences in his works. There will be a talk by the artist and Karim Raslan today at 2pm. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am-6pm. Tel: 03-6207 9732.

Open day

THE Columbia Asia Hospital - Bukit Rimau will be having an open day today from 8.30am to 3pm with various activities including health screening, health talk and fun for children. Admission is free. For details, call 03-5125 9999 ext 9786.

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