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DJ MAESTRO PRESENTS NINA SIMONE No Black Tie, 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2142 3737
SATURDAY: DJ Maestro’s name might not be instantly recognisable, but his music surely will. Blue Note Trip, his platinum- awarded mix series for legendary jazz label Blue Note Records, reached worldwide recognition and record sales. He is one of the most respected, well- known and sought- after jazz DJs in the world, simply because he’s committed to one goal only: Making people dance to his selection of eclectic jazz music ... until the music stops. Admission: RM50 Time: 10pm
THE MERMAID Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2331 7007 ( Bookings) Email bookings: dfp_ boxoffice@ petronas. com. my www. mpo. com. my Facebook: fb. mpo. com. my
TOMORROW TO SUNDAY: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will present great masterpieces in concerts tomorrow and on Saturday, and a trumpet recital on Sunday.
Under the baton of Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, the MPO will enthrall its audience with Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 In A, and Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau ( The Mermaid) that was based by Han Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Little Mermaid.
For Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto In E flat, the MPO will collaborate with renowned trumpeter Pacho Flores. On Sunday, he will give an eclectic recital, embracing music by 10 composers from five countries.
MPO tickets: RM150 ( Premium), RM120 ( A Reserve), RM90 ( B Reserve), RM60 ( C Reserve) Recital tickets: RM70 & RM50 Time: 8.30pm ( tomorrow and Saturday); 3pm ( Sunday).
KONGKETRONS: FEMMECOATS 2016 Drum- Asia, Desa Sri Hartamas 7- 2, Jalan 22A/ 70A, Wisma CKL Kuala Lumpur kongketrons@ gmail. com
SATURDAY: This gig is part of Kongketron, a series of music gigs that was started in 2015 by a group of friends, dedicated to the love of music, friendship, freedom and diversity. Performing will be: Radigals ( Singapore hardcore), Tingtongketz ( KL queer punk), Naratu ( KL Hardcore), Gaur ( KL Sludge), and Shh... Diam! ( KL queer happycore). DJ G will continue the progressive house spin ( after party).
Tickets: RM17 pre- sale ( email them for info); RM20 at the door.
Time: 8pm till late
THE SAM WILLOWS BAND LIVE IN MALAYSIA The Bee, 36, Block C, Level G2 Publika, Solaris Dutamas Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur www. livescapegroup. com www. galactix. asia/ thesamwillows ( Tickets)
SATURDAY: A sight for sore eyes – that’s The Sam Willows Band, a quartet from Singapore which boasts all the trappings of intricate pop music. The band, formed in 2012, is made up of siblings Narelle and Benjamin Kheng, and their buddies Sandra Riley Tang and Jonathan Chua.
Instant success is a rarity, but the band raced off the blocks with its eponymous debut EP the year it was formed, and released a long player last year, Take Heart.
Ticket: RM88, RM68; both ticket prices exclude booking fees and GST.
IT’S ALL ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC Marini’s on 57 Level 57, Tower 3 Petronas KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2386 6030
MARCH 18: It’s a hat trick with house sounds as the third instalment of It’s All About Music kicks in, this time around, featuring Chicago House legend Marshall Jefferson. As one of the founding fathers of the genre, Jefferson will bring his expertise to a one- night affair that promises finger- snapping and head- bopping ... and plenty of dancing. As an added extra, Marini’s on 57 music director Jeff Jefferson will join in the revelry to make it a double dose of “Jefferson”. Admission: RM88++ Time: 9pm
SITE VISIT: PENANG CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 3, Lebuh Light, Penang Tel: 04- 2642 631 ( PHT) info@ pht. org. my Map link: https:// goo. gl/ 8PH0NF
REGISTER BY NOON TOMORROW: On Saturday, the Penang Heritage Trust is conducting a site visit to the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Established in June 1903, the PCCC was the first Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Malaya and one of the pioneer trade organisations in this region at the turn of the 20th century. The President of the Penang Heritage Trust, Lim Gaik Siang, who is well versed with its history and architecture, will give a talk and share some early photos of this establishment. This is a rare opportunity as PCCC opens its doors to PHT; it is closed to the public on other days.
To register, please call or e- mail the Penang Heritage Trust.
Fee: RM10 ( members), RM25 ( non- members). Light refreshments will be served.
FATHER & SON ADVENTURE CAMP Sufes Campsite, Tapah, Perak Tel: ( 03) 7954 7920 focus@ family. org. m www. family. org. my
REGISTER BY MARCH 11: Focus On The Family Malaysia is organising this adventure camp on March 18 and 19, to provide fathers and their young sons ( aged between eight and 13 years old) the opportunity to bond through various exciting activities. To register, call or e- mail the organiser or go online.
Fee: RM300 per pair ( bring your own tent). Or additional RM150 if you need to buy a tent.
SLAVE FOR STRAYS Live House E- G- 07, Electric Boulevard TREC Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur tnrmmalaysia@ gmail. com Facebook: TNRM Malaysia
MARCH 12: Trap-Neuter- ReleaseManage ( TNRM) Malaysia is holding its 3rd annual fundraiser, with this year’s theme being “Slave for Strays”. There will be a live “slave” auction of people with special skills, like Powerlifting Champion Luke Lango, and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Jardin, who has graced Michelin Star restaurants worldwide. Lango will provide personal training sessions and Jardin, exclusive culinary lessons, to the winning bidder.
The hilarious JJ is the host, and there will be live music performances by local artists Russell Curtis, Reza Salleh and beatboxer Ahmad Riyal aka “The Instrumental Poet”. Lucky draw/ raffles prizes will be up for grabs, too.
Cover charge: RM30 ( includes entry for the night and one free drink to be paid at the door).
Raffles tickets for lucky draw: RM20, to be purchased at the door. Doors open at 7pm.
Time: 8pm- 10pm.
ANTENATAL SEMINAR Tropicana Medical Centre Sri Selangor Golf Club Persiaran Damansara Indah Off Persiaran Tropicana Jalan PJU 31/ 9, Petaling Jaya Tel: 013- 385 9379 ( Yamunah) / 018- 2111 259 ( Sarah) email@example.com
SATURDAY: Welcoming a new baby into the family is both exciting and nerve- racking. Tropicana Medical Centre is organising this seminar, with its team of consultant gynaecologist, paediatrician, dietitian and trainers. They will touch on topics like nutrition in pregnancy, pre- and post- natal exercises and cord blood stem cell.
For more details or to RSVP, call Yamunah or Sarah, or send them an e- mail with your full name and contact number.
Fee: RM106 per couple / RM53 per pax.
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
CATARACT AND GLAUCOMA USJ Eye Specialist 39, Jalan USJ10/ 1F Subang Jaya, Selangor Tel: ( 03) 8011 8033
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then we should be taking really good care of our peepers. That’s exactly what the talk, “Cataract and Glaucoma” hopes to achieve, with USJ Eye Specialist consultant ophthalmologist Dr Yap Soon Lek imparting his wisdom on the subject.
Admission is free. To register and for more information, call the number.
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Naratu will perform at ‘ Kongketrons: Femmecoats 2016’ on Saturday. — Kongketrons
DJ Maestro will show his prowess at music selection at No Black Tie on Saturday.
Chicago House legend Marshall Jefferson drops by to light up the floor in Marini’s on 57 on March 18.