Fresh take on jazz
JOHN DIP SILAS QUArtEt FEAtUrING AMELIA ONG No Black tie 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2142 3737
tOMOrrOW & SAtUrDAY: John Dip Silas showcases his chops on the piano once again with his quartet, offering a fresh take on jazz. Having performed with several jazz veterans in the Malaysian jazz circuit, this aspiring young talent will exhibit that, while he may not have the years to back him, he certainly has the musicality to do so.
For these two nights, the band performs with Amelia Ong, who began singing and playing the piano when she was four. She soon found herself performing on television, radio and in big jazz events such as the Java Jazz International Festival, Jazz Goes To Campus, Jazz For Aceh, and more.
Her life revolved around many jazz clubs in Jakarta and Bali, where she played with big name artistes such as Buby Chen, Benny Likumahuwa, Idang Rasjidi, Ireng Maulana and Kiboud Maulana, among others. Admission: RM50 Time: 10pm
GIGFAIrY LIVE – CELEBrAtING MALAYSIAN MUSIC KL Live 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2162 2570 www. redtix. airasia. com ( tickets) inquiry@ fac3. asia
MArCH 18: The cream of the crop of Malaysia’s music talents takes to the stage in a night of excitement, culture and great music, including the likes of Fazz, Sona One, Resh, De Fam, Paper Plane Pursuit, DJ Biggie, and more.
There’s a bit of something for everyone – a dash of pop, a serving of rock, a pinch of vaudeville and a whole lot of R& B. Gigfairy Live is presented by Brickfields Asia College and organised by FAC3 Entertainment.
Tickets range from: RM58 ( dance zone), RM98 ( party zone), and RM138 ( VIP zone).
rAtAtOUILLE IN CONCErt Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Level 2, tower 2 Petronas twin towers Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2331 7007 www. mpo. com. my dfp_ boxoffice@ petronas. com. my ( ticket bookings) The soundtrack for the Academy Awards’ best Animated Feature of 2007, Ratatouille, gets the MPO treatment while the audience watches the movie.
The animated movie is an inspiring story about a rat who dreams of becoming a chef and forms a heartwarming friendship with a hapless kitchen helper. Touching the hearts of millions of fans around the world, this computer- animated comedy was written and directed by Brad Bird, produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Paris forms the spectacular backdrop to this beautiful story about ambition, friendship, self- belief and, above all things, love.
The MPO will be led by Gerard Salonga, a multi- award music director and arranger, who has collaborated with some of Asia’s brightest artists, including Wang Leehom, Lea Salonga and Elisa Chan. He has performed with the ABS- CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, New York Pops and North American orchestras.
Age limit for children is four years old and above. Tickets: RM90 to RM200. Time: 8.30pm
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PrOGrAMME At tUNAStArI tunas tari F4, First Floor Jalan Sinar Pagi Country Heights Kajang, Selangor tunastari. com enquiries@ tunastari. com ( registration)
This school holidays, traditional Malaysian dance courses are available from Tunas Tari. The core rampaian lessons comprise Inang, Zapin and Joget, fun energetic Randai and intricate Tarian Piring, as well as the graceful rt dances in the form of
nd Timang Burung. Family activities include the
r- daughter Rampaian ( also open to all women in the family), or shake things up with an adrenaline rush at he All- Boys classes where Zapin will be featured. Beautiful Chinese and Indian dances will also be available. For budding actors, the Dance Theatre Expressions ( twoday workshop) might just be what the doctor ordered to polish the acting and dancing skills. Open to children from age four to 17, and adults.
Duration: Three hours per session.
Various locations: Country Heights; Taman Melawati and Sri Hartamas in KL. More details in the website given.
Fee: RM75 to RM100 per person.
FAtHEr & SON ADVENtUrE CAMP Sufes Campsite tapah, Perak tel: ( 03) 7954 7920 focus@ family. org. my www. family. org. my
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). An additional RM150 if you need to buy a tent.
St MArY’S rEUNION Spices restaurant Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur tel: 012- 232 7030 ( Akmal Majid) / 017- 873 1086 ( Kris Chui)
Are you a former student of St Mary’s Secondary School KL? If you are, and happen to be from a batch between 1976 and 1980, this is the do to be at.
The school, specifically, its Class of 1980, is organising a reunion dinner, so everyone can reminisce about the days gone by.
For more information, call Akmal Majid or Kris Chui.
Time: 2pm to 7pm.
A special screening of local movie Lelaki Harapan Dunia will be held in Ipoh. Highlights for the afternoon will also include a special lecture by renowned movie director Pak Hassan Muthalib. Plus, a talk and Q& A session with the film director himself, Liew Seng Tat. Entrance: By donation of RM5. Time: 2pm.
SLAVE FOr StrAYS Live House E- G- 07, Electric Boulevard trEC Jalan tun razak, Kuala Lumpur tnrmmalaysia@ gmail. com Facebook: tNrM Malaysia
Trap- Neuter- ReleaseManage ( TNRM) Malaysia is holding its 3rd annual fundraiser. In line with this year’s theme “Slave for Strays”, a live “slave” auction will be conducted, involving people with special skills, like Malaysia’s Powerlifting Champion Luke Lango and Executive Pastry Chef Paul Jardin, who has graced Michelin starred restaurants worldwide. Lango will provide personal training sessions and Jardin, exclusive culinary lessons, to the winning bidders.
The fun- filled night will be hosted by the hilarious JJ, and there will be live music performances by renowned 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).
Raffle tickets for lucky draw: RM20, to be purchased at the door. Doors open at 7pm.
Time: 8pm- 10pm.
John Dip silas and his quartet will turn up the heat at No Black Tie, KL, with their eclectic blend of jazz. — No Black Tie
It’s a ratty life, but someone forgot to tell these two loveable chums from Enjoy a concert featuring its soundtrac at KL’s Twin Towers tomorrow and saturday.