A night of great music
GIGFAIrY LIVE – CELEBrAtING MALAYSIAN MUSIC KL Live 20, Jalan Sultan Ismail Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2162 2570 www. redtix. airasia. com inquiry@ fac3. asia
tOMOrrOW: The cream of the crop of Malaysia’s music talents takes to the stage in a night of excitement, culture and great music, and includes the likes of Fazz, Sona One, Resh, De Fam, Paper Plane Pursuit, and DJ Biggie.
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: RM58 ( dance zone), RM98 ( party zone), and RM138 ( VIP zone). Time: 8pm.
MELISSA INDOt No Black tie 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari 50200 Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2142 3737
tOMOrrOW: Melissa Indot takes to the stage once again on a night when good music coalesces with good vibes. The enigmatic singer, who has played opening sets for the likes of the late Natalie Cole, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida, will present her brand of electro pop and retro cool. She will be pinching tunes from her solo album, 2008’ s Eclecticism – which won the award for Best English album at the 15th Anugerah Industri Muzik awards – and her sophomore effort, MDot.
Admission: RM60. Time: 10pm.
It’S ALL ABOUt HOUSE MUSIC Marini’s on 57 Level 57. tower 3 Petronas KLCC Kuala Lumpur City Centre 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 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. 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.
CLASSICAL MAStErPIECES WItH tHE MPO Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Level 2, tower 2 Petronas twin towers Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2331 7007
tOMOrrOW & SAtUrDAY: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra ( MPO) will continue to dazzle fans of classical music when it presents two uniquely startling musical works.
The MPO will open the concerts with Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor with pathos, passion, bitterness and a feeling of restless agitation pervading this music. This work is Mozart’s most personal, intense and emotionally charged score. The mood of dark struggle and despair dominates the central section whilst the final movement gives a brilliant ferocity that drives the symphony to its stirring conclusion.
Then comes Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, which is subtitled “The Year 1905”. This is one of a dozen programmatic works that deals with the various events in Russian and Soviet history. The work refers to a peaceful demonstration to petition aid that turned into a “Bloody Sunday”.
All works will be conducted by the now- familiar Hans Graf, who has collaborated with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna, St Petersburg and London Philharmonics, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Budapest Festival, Danish Radio and Sydney Symphonies.
Tickets are priced from RM60 to RM150. For more info, call the number above, visit www. mpo. com. my, or e- mail dfp_ boxoffice@ petronas. com. my for ticket bookings. Time: 8.30pm.
St MArY’S rEUNION Spices restaurant Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur tel: 012- 232 7030 ( Akmal Majid) / 017- 873 1086 ( Kris Chui)
MArCH 26: 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.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PrOGrAMME At tUNAStArI tunas tari F4, First Floor Jalan Sinar Pagi Country Heights Kajang Selangor
tODAY to SUNDAY: This school holiday, traditional Malaysian dance courses are available from Tunas Tari. The core rampaian lessons comprise Inang, Zapin and Joget, fun and energetic Randai and intricate Tarian Piring, as well as the graceful court dances in the form of Asyik and Timang Burung. Family activities include the mother- daughter Rampaian ( also open to all ladies within the family). For an adrenaline rush, the all- boys classes feature Zapin. Beautiful Chinese and Indian dances are also available. For budding actors, the Dance Theatre Expressions might just be what the doctor ordered to polish the acting and dancing skills. To register, e- mail enquiries@ tunastari. com or visit tunastari. com for more info.
tHE INCrEDIBLE HEArt rUN taman Botani Negara Shah Alam taman Pertanian Malaysia Shah Alam, Selangor tel: ( 03) 2600 6307 / 6311 www. ijn. com. my/ rfyh2016
APrIL 10: Institut Jantung Negara ( IJN) is organising The Incredible Heart Run: Run For Your Heart 2016, an awareness campaign promoting heart health, encompassing a 5km and 10km run. The event will also host a mini carnival, which will include activities such as free health screening for adults and children, games and a lucky draw.
You can register as an individual or as a group at the website above.
Fee: RM65 ( per person) and RM650 ( groups of 10 + 1 additional free registration). Time: 7am.
SPECIAL MAtINEE SHOW Auditorium DBKL Meanara DBKL 1, Jalan raja Laut 53050 Kuala Lumpur tel: 011- 2125 4097 ( Mithila)
Sutra Dance Theatre’s stunning Odissi production, Ganjam, will be performed in a special evening matinee show – presented by Brickfields Asia College ( BAC) and Sutra Foundation – to raise funds in aid of EduNation’s Tamil Education Project. All proceeds will go to the Tamil Education Project and management and leadership training workshops for headmasters and teachers.
Ganjam pays homage to the region of Southern Odisha, home to some of the state’s most prolific medieval composers, poets and literary figures. For ticket details and further info, call the number or e- mail mithila@ bac. edu. my. Time: 5pm.
I AM StILL A WOMAN – ENDOMEtrIOSIS AWArENESS 2016 Dewan Panatai Pantai Hospital KL 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai taman Bukit Pantai 59100 Kuala Lumpur tel: ( 03) 2296 0888
Persatuan Endometriosis Selangor dan Kuala Lumpur ( MyEndosis), Pantai Hospital KL, and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will hold this awareness programme to give women a better understanding of endometriosis.
The group hopes the even will create a cohesive relationship between Endo women and healthcare providers, develop a positive reaction to treatment of endometriosis and eliminate the stigma of addressing women’s reproductive diseases.
This workshop includes talks by distinguished medical practitioners such as Dr Premitha Damodaran ( Pain Management), Professor Dr Raman Subramaniam ( Fertility) and Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin ( Immune System and Nutrition).
The event will also see the launch of a series of four mini documentaries on the struggles and experience of dealing with this misunderstood disease, and introduce the EndoDiet Cookbook from final year students of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman.
Admission for the workshop is free. Time: 9am to 3pm.
All together now: ‘ Musical pop’ outfit Fazz, comprising ( from left) yeoh, Farouq, Cho and Kevin, offers a sound rarely heard in bands here. Catch them at Gigfairy Live in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. — rAyMOND OOI/ The star
Melissa Indot will sing songs from her albums Eclecticism and MDot at No Black Tie in KL tomorrow.