Rock ’n’ roll extravaganza
THE SYOK ROCK SHOW 2017 The Bee 32B, Level G2, Publika Solaris Dutamas Jalan Dutamas 1 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 6201 8577
JULY 7: The Syok Rock Show, hosted by Zazz Productions, is set to be a rock ’n’ roll extravaganza with spectacular guitar strumming and soaring vocals. It will feature key acts that have made a name for themselves in the local indie and rock scene. They include Shh Diam!, a bunch of upbeat musicians with hints of feisty feminism and youthful punk; Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, which boasts all-star talents such as Billie Blue, Soheil Sanjabi, Icco and Reuben of Cats in Love fame; and Kaya, who will rock the stage with their infectious cover beats, dance tunes, and more. Special guests are The Swipes and James and the van der Beeks. Indie darling, Kyoto Protocol, no stranger to the big or small stage, will also be hamming it up with its catchy, head-bopping melodies. Cover charge: RM25. Showtime: 9pm.
DERRICK SIOW & FRIENDS No Black Tie 17, Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2142 3737
TODAY: The music makers for this show are: Evelyn Feroza (vocals), Derrick Siow (drums), Aiman Radzi (bass), Dean Sim (electric guitar) and Ee Jeng (on the keys). Cover charge: RM42. Dinner concert: RM183.30. Showtime: 9pm.
CONVERSATIONS IN 5 Deciso 3-G, Jalan Margosa SD10/4A Bandar Sri Damansara Kuala Lumpur Enquiries: https:/www.facebook.com/viramamalaysia/ Website: https:/virama.yapsody.com SATURDAY: Ensemble Virama’s sixth production explores music for five with the quintets of Mozart and Schumann. Both pieces of music are considered masterpieces of the chamber music genre, and are sure to dazzle audiences with their beauty and exuberance. Consisting of six core members, the ensemble contracts or expands depending on the needs of the repertoire. Individually, the members represent some of the best Malaysian musicians of their respective generations. Admission: RM50 (adults), RM30 (students). Time: 7pm.
THE LIGHT OF DUST Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) H-01, Empire Damansara Jalan PJU 8/8 Damansara Perdana Petaling Jaya Tel: (03) 4065 0001/ 012-331 7128 (Vynix)
TOMORROW TILL JULY 9: The Light of Dust is a brand new collaboration by See Production Studio and Charles Jong, where the original creative inspiration is from the published 111 Love Letters To Heaven by activist/ writer DaPan, as well as the song Farewell by the late TaiXiang Lee. The play then evolves and takes shape in the direction of life, love and separation. Tickets: RM88 and RM148. Time: 3pm and 8.30pm (today, tomorrow, July 2, 7 and 8). Tickets are sold out for July 6 and 9 performances.
DENTAL SCREENING KPJ Tawakkal Health Centre 202A, Jalan Pahang Kuala Lumpur E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (03) 4021 0852/4023/3599 / 017-2874785 (WhatsApp) Website: www.kpjdental.com
UNTIL TOMORROW: There will be free basic dental screening at KPJ Tawakkal Health Centre. Time: 8.30am-5pm (Monday to Friday), 8.30am-12.30pm (Saturday).
MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS Erdi Buddhist Temple 4, Jalan 39/154 Taman Dahlia Cheras Kuala Lumpur Tel: 014-945 9591 (Yong Seok Poh) / 010-950 1300 (Master Happy) www.facebook.com/erdivihara
SUNDAY: This meditation course comprises 12 lessons held every Sunday. The first class began last Sunday. The sessions will be guided by Master Happy. Live streaming is available. Time: 2pm-3.30pm. Commitment fee: RM200 (refundable upon completion of the course).
I-SING AUDITIONS MU Hotel (Tembusu and Seraya rooms) 18, Jalan Chung On Siew Taman Jubilee, Ipoh Website: www.isingmalaysia.com (pre-registration) Tel: 016-3179 324 (Komala) / 0142124 903 (Yuva)
SATURDAY (Ipoh) & JULY 8 (Penang): Auditions will be held to select representatives from Malaysia to participate in the finals of i-Sing World Finals from Sept 29 to Oct 31 in Yangon, Myanmar. The competition is open to Malaysian IC holders aged from 16 to 65. The categories are: solo and duet. i-Sing is the biggest singing competition that offers the best platform for all aspiring singers to showcase their talent. This year, representatives from more than 30 countries will be participating in i-Sing World Finals. The Penang venue is yet to be confirmed. Time: 9am-5pm. Fees: RM20 (student), RM30 (preregistration), RM40 (walk-in during audition).
TYPEWRITER ART EXHIBITION The Good Co. Cafe 184, Jalan Maarof Bangsar Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2202 6536
SATURDAY TILL JULY 9: The world lost Paul Smith when he was the age of 85, but not before several generations had an opportunity to admire his distinct and intricate gallery of art. Known worldwide as the “Typewriter Artist”, Smith’s story spans eight decades, seven in which he created typewriter art. He had severe spastic cerebral palsy that affected his speech, mobility and fine motor co-ordination. He created works using only a handful of symbol keys on the top row of his typewriter keyboard. This exhibition also features the creative works of Angel Wong, Dhyannah Low, Ho Yoon See, Low Pey Sien and Sophia Chang. Time: 3pm-5.30pm (Saturday) and 9am-6pm (Sunday to July 9).
MYRIAD FACES Sutra Gallery 12, Persiaran Titiwangsa 3 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4021 1092 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sutrafoundation.org.my
TILL JULY 9: The photos in this exhibition, by Chennai-based photographer A. Prathap who works with The Times Of India, capture the transformation and empowerment of young actors of Kattaikkuttu, a traditional folk theatre of Tamil Nadu, India. They portray various characters from mythological stories. The vibrancy of characters is palpable in their painted faces, energetic poses and costumes. Time: 9am-5pm (Monday to Friday). If you have an event or announcement you wish to publicise, e-mail star2. email@example.com. This is a free listing guide and Star2 is merely providing a community information service. We are not responsible for the credibility or accuracy of the items, events or organisers despite efforts to ensure reliability. Please inform us if there is any problem with the event or organisers.
Catch Kaya, the band known for infectious cover beats to dancing tunes, at The Syok Rock Show.
Green Lohas Living by Ho Yoon See is featured at Typewriter Art Exhibition.
Ensemble of the junior performers of the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam after the performance of Draupadi Kuravanchi. — A. PRATHAP