An enchanted evening
THEATRE SRI VALLI THIRUMANAM
PJ Civic Hall
1, Jalan Yong Shook Lin Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (03) 2273 1250 / 017-9902472 Website: www.tki.com.my
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Dance drama Sri Valli Thirumanam (The Marriage of Lord Muruga and Valli) depicts the story of the handsome Muruga and his attempts to woo the tribal princess, Valli. But why would Muruga do that when he is already married to Deivanai? With its team of 110 members, including over 60 dancers, audiences can look forward to brilliant choreography, magnificent music, colourful costumes, artistic set designs and vibrant lighting.
Admission is free. Attendees must be seated in the hall by 7.30pm.
MUSIC A WALK IN THE PARK WITH SHANEL Bobo Kuala Lumpur
65-1, Jalan Bangkung Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2092 5002
TOMORROW and SATURDAY:
Catch the performance by Sabahan Shanel, with Joe B on the Bobo Grand, Amar Azalan on bass, and Ayam on percussion. From humble beginnings, Shanel has risen to prominence, performing before world leaders at official summit gala dinners. She has also appeared on stage in musical theatre and on television in the reality series Audition Season 1 where she placed among the top five finalists. Shanel recently released her debut recording, Perjalanan, distributed by Sony Music.
Showtime: 9.30pm Tickets: RM50.
Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall
303, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4260 2288 Website: www.alexis.com.my
TOMORROW and SATURDAY:
Gypsy project is a Trio that pays homage to the style of gypsy-swing popularized by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. Their repertoire consists of mainly jazz standards and classic Malay jazz tunes sung by Tan Sri P Ramlee and Co in a stripped-down version with duo acoustic guitars, and on some tunes, vocal. This trio is led by Wan Gigi, a session guitarist who has previously performed alongside many local and international acts, such as Anuar Zain, Atilia and Laura Fygi.
Children below 10 are not permitted at the event. And a dress code applies (no shorts or slippers). Music charge: RM10+. Showtime 10pm.
A SAXOPHONE DAY WITH DR CHEE MENG LOW
KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Sentul West, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 4047 9000
Come over for a fun saxophone day with Dr Chee Meng Low at KLPac, hosted by Birdian Saxophone Quartet, KLPac and Yamaha Malaysia. There will be a series of events, including a workshop/lecture (9am), masterclass (10.30am), open rehearsal (2pm), plus a solo and ensemble performance (4pm). Various brands and models of saxophones and accessories will be exhibited outside Pentas 2.
Entry passes: RM38 (one-day pass, inclusive of workshop, masterclass, open rehearsal and recital); RM28 (recital – solo and ensemble performance); minimum donation at the door of RM10 each (individual entry of each event).
A TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui
Off Jalan Nagasari
Website: www.noblacktie.com.my Tel: (03) 21423737 (after 5pm)
With a heart made for music and strong vocals that leave quite an impression, local singer-songwriter Brendan de Cruz takes to the stage to pay tribute to the late legend, American musician and singer-songwriter Chris Cornell, who was lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.
Time: 9pm. Cover charge: RM42.
YES! IT’S COLOUR PENCILS The Refinery Art Gallery, G-3A-D6 81, Jalan Sentul Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 012 205 0716
UNTIL JUNE 15:
An exhibition of 24 colour pencil artworks by Sharon Kow Siew Suan (Penang) and upcoming artists from Iran – Faramas and Solmaz Pessian. Prints of original artworks will be on sale. Time: 11am-7pm (daily). On Saturday, 10am-1pm, there will be a free workshop with the artists. All workshop materials will be provided, courtesy of Faber Castell Malaysia.
MIA main campus
299, Jalan Bandar 11 Taman Melawati Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 4108 8100 Website: www.mia.edu.my
UNTIL JUNE 23:
The Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) is holding a joint art exhibition featuring 20 artworks by Anna Chin Chui Han and Norlisham Selamat, who are alumni of MIA. Talking Hues is part of MIA’s 50th anniversary event line-up.
Time: 10am-5pm (Monday to Friday); 10am-1pm (Saturday).
BREE JONSON: WRITHING ArtProjects @ The Zhongshan Building, 80, Jalan Rotan
Off Jalan Kampung Attap Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2260 1388
UNTIL JUNE 24:
This is a solo exhibition of 15 artworks (oil paintings, sketches and installation art) by Bree Jonson, a rising star in the contemporary art scene in the Philippines. Writhing examines the enigmatic qualities of creatures such as anemones and sea urchins. The anemone’s venomous tentacles emit toxins that can paralyse its prey, normally fish and crustaceans, which are then guided into its mouth for digestion. The sea urchin is feared for its stinging spines and alien-like appearance. But these are nature’s defences against their predators, like crabs, snails, marine mammals and humans.
Time: 11am–7pm (Tuesday to Saturday); by appointment (Sunday). Closed on Mondays and public holidays. Admission is free.
EVENTS RAMADAN RAYA SERIES Central Market
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2031 0399/5399/7399
UNTIL JUNE 22:
There will be cooking demonstrations every Thursday at 12.30pm. Learn how to make kuih ketayap (coconut-filled crepe) and kuih topi (Mexican hat) today; roti jala (lacey crepe) on June 15; and kuih goyang (honeycomb cookie) on June 22. Also, cultural performances will be held behind the information counter every Saturday, 1pm-1.30pm.
RETREATS: BODY & MIND BALANCING / AWARENESS & MIND 7C Life
7, Jalan Lembah 5/2, Petaling Jaya Tel: (03) 7496 6117 / 012-601 7771 7clife.org
SATURDAY AND JUNE 24:
The Body And Mind Balancing Retreat this Saturday offers activities that aim to refresh the whole person by balancing the physical self and aligning it with the mind. On June 24, the retreat on higher consciousness and spiritual alignment involves sessions to invoke creative awareness and consciousness for higher self-discovery and to know the self from within.
Fees: RM380 per session/ RM700 for both sessions.
POOCHES IN THE PARK Central Park, Bandar Utama (Opposite 1-Utama Shopping Centre)
Petaling Jaya Facebook: KLPooch Resort and Rescue
KL Pooch Resort and 1-Utama present a carnival/barbecue to raise funds for handicapped dogs. There will be lots of food and fun activities for the whole family and their furries. Time: 10am-7pm.
(Centre) Muruga with his first consort Devanai in Sri Valli Thirumanam, the dance drama. — Photos: Handouts
Squatter-Intimate, a mixed media work by Norlisham Selamat, at the Talking Hues exhibition.
Bree Jonson’s Blooms Of P. Burgos (oil on canvas). — FAIHAN GHANI/ The Star
Faces Like Books II, a colour pencil artwork by Faramas (Iran).