Revelling in Bowie’s music
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE No Black Tie 17, Jalan Mesui Off Jalan Nagasari 50200 Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2142 3737 noblacktie. com. my
TODAY: Rock star, fashion icon, visionary – that’s David Bowie personified. But the late great man was also a human being with a big heart. To commemorate this landmark artiste’s recent demise, No Black Tie presents a tribute to the “starman” all its own.
Featuring the likes of Foxlore, Diamond Dogs and Joi Noir, the bands are expected to play, not just the singer’s greatest hits, but a sonic serving of choice album cuts and odds and ends. For reservations and more info, visit the website or call the number given. Admission: RM30 Time: 9pm
SYMPHONY & RHAPSODY 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 ( tickets)
SATURDAY: Coming after Sibelius’ dark and moody First Symphony, Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, immediately accessible and full of charm, shines like a ray of bright sunlight. The contrast between the two could not be greater, yet each provides a hefty measure of aesthetic fulfilment. One of Liszt’s dashing, daring Hungarian rhapsodies gives the programme a zippy ending.
Conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the proceedings with flautist Adam Walker taking the lead in this invigorating musical presentation. Tickets: RM60- RM270. Time: 8.30pm
DON’T LET SHAKESPEARE KNOW Pentas 1, KLPac Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah ( formerly Jalan Ipoh) Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 4047 9000 www. klpac. org www. ticketpro. com. my ( tickets)
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2: In celebration of the Bard’s 400th death anniversary, The Actor’s Studio presents
Don’t Let Shakespeare Know. The play features seven directors with seven short plays related to Shakespeare, remixing the scripts of his classic pieces and presenting them in a fresh new take to recapture his fans.
Tickets, priced at RM45 for adults and RM35 for students, disabled, senior citizens and TAS card members, can be purchased online or by telephone.
For arts practitioners, education and community groups, call AK Siah ( 010- 366 6187) or e- mail aksiah. mukaspace@ gmail. com for RM35 flat rate and group promotion.
PROJEK57 & LOL Live House E- G- 07, Electric Boulevard TREC Lot 434, Jalan Tun Razak Seksyen 90, Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 012) 223 1937 www. livehouse. my http:// goo. gl/ forms/ fuP6943imD ( T- shirt reservations)
MARCH 30: LOL @ Live House presents a special charity comedy show, with proceeds from all ticket sales going to the Projek57 Movement. The show, a Laugh Nation – A Projek57 Comedy Special, will feature a lineup of the best homegrown comedians, with Douglas Lim as headliner. Other comedians taking to the stage include Andrew Netto and Sulaiman.
Projek57 is a social enterprise which sells T- shirts and other merchandise designed to display messages of Unity and Hope for Malaysia. It desires to create a Movement of Hope of 1,000,000 nationbuilders, with 1,000,000 T- shirts worn by 1,000,000 Malaysians sharing 1,000,000 stories and messages of love and hope for Malaysia.
Tickets, in the guise of Projek57’ s Classic57 T- shirts, along with Special Edition Badge, can be purchased at RM57, from Live House, TREC KL between March 27 and 30. Guests are encouraged to wear their T- shirt and Special Edition Badge to the event, since they are required for entry.
LEE LONG LOOI MINI RETROSPECTIVE: 1972- 2016 The Art Gallery 368- 4- 8, Level 4, Unit 8 Bellisa Row, Pulau Tikus Penang Tel: ( 017) 226 6228 ( Datin Ivy Lee)/ ( 012) 604 1434 ( Tan Ee Lene) www. theartgallerypg. com ivyplee@ gmail. com / eelenetan@ gmail. com
SUNDAY: Celebrated Malaysia artiste Lee Long Looi’s new retro- spective, a 68- page hardcover book, will be launched with much pomp in his new spiritual home, Penang. Lee, who has made a name for himself in the United States since the 1970s, is inspired by the living world around him, and his artworks are a reflection of his deep- rooted respect for the elements.
The exhibition continues from March 28 to April 30, and is by appointment only.
Time: Noon- 5pm
ST. MARY’S REUNION Spices Restaurant Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 012- 232 7030 ( Akmal Majid) / 017- 873 1086 ( Kris Chui)
SATURDAY: 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 this reunion dinner, so everyone can reminisce about days gone by.
Time: 2pm- 7pm EXPERIENCE DINOSCOVERY Discoveria Level 4, Avenue K 156, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur Tel: ( 03) 2181 7218 www. discoveria. com. my https:// www. facebook. com/ dis coveria. kl
DAILY: A sensory feast awaits visiting “palaeontologist”, where all and sundry can behold 22 museum- quality dinosaur animatronics that move about and roar amidst green foliage. Visitors are invited to partake in the Dino Quest, a Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID) based scavenger hunt to uncover 10 dino specimens along the trail, where upon completion, they will be awarded a junior or expert palaeontologist certificate.
Time: 10am- 7pm ( weekdays)/ 10am- 8pm ( weekends and public holidays)
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 ( registration)
APRIL 10: Organised by Institut Jantung Negara ( IJN), this fun run ( 5km and 10km) is part of an awareness campaign to promote heart health. 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.
AGM OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE KIDNEY CARE PROVIDERS OF MALAYSIA Sunway Medical Centre 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan Bandar Sunway Petaling Jaya Tel: ( 03) 7842 6322 ( Ms JS) www. apkcpm. ucoz. com
SATURDAY: The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Private Kidney Care Providers of Malaysia ( APKCPM) aims to drive the introduction of new kidney care and dialysis technology. The association also aspires to advance patient access to these technologies as well as to foster the development of training, and continuing education programmes for professionals working in the industry. Admission is free for members.
Time: 9am- noon
PALLIATIVE CARE CONGRESS Swan Convention Centre Tower B, Sunway Medical Centre 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan Bandar Sunway Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: ( 03) 3324 4740 / 011- 1100 8119 http:// mhc201416. wix. com/ mhc- congress- 2016
APRIL 22- 24: The Malaysian Hospice Council will be hosting a congress for medical, allied healthcare providers, volunteers and lay people. The objective is to update palliative care providers with the latest approaches, allow an interchange of ideas, experiences, meet and learn from one another, and for lay people to be exposed to and learn essential skills in the field.
Six overseas and 42 local speakers will share in pre- congress workshops, plenary sessions, talks, concurrent nursing symposia suitable for equipping professionals and lay public to care for friends and family with life- limiting illnesses.
The Congress will be launched by the Health Minister, Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam, with the keynote address, “Palliative Care Is Everyone’s Business”, given by Dr Cynthia Goh.
Diamond Dogs will rock it at No Black Tie’s David Bowie tribute tonight.
Conductor Carlos Kalmar will lead flautist Adam Walker in Symphony & Rhapsody at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas on Saturday.
Dinosaurs come alive at Discoveria’s Dinoscovery exhibition.