Of land­scapes and mask-like faces

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EX­HI­BI­TIONS

THE PAINTED WORLD OF KHOO SUI HOE II

Soka Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall

Ground Floor, Wisma Ke­bu­dayaan SGM

243, Jalan Bukit Bin­tang

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 9075 6876 Web­site: www.sgm.org.my NOW TILL AUG 27:

Soka Gakkai Malaysia presents The Painted World Of Khoo Sui Hoe II which fea­tures 60 art­works by Khoo Sui Hoe from 1965 on­wards. The Bal­ing, Kedah-born artist has played an im­por­tant role in the art and cul­tural his­tory of Malaysia, with more than 50 solo ex­hi­bi­tions around the world to his credit. This par­tic­u­lar show­case con­tin­ues from Khoo’s 2007 ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion held in Pe­nang. Khoo is known for his land­scapes, cre­at­ing mask-like faces, nat­u­ral shapes and ob­jects, both fig­u­ra­tive and imag­i­na­tive. En­trance is free. Time: 11am-5pm. Closed on Mon­days. THE WHITE MASK

Pub­lika

1, Jalan Du­ta­mas 1

So­laris Du­ta­mas

Kuala Lumpur

Web­site: www.cool­er­lumpur.com AUG 14-22:

In con­junc­tion with the fifth edi­tion of The Cooler Lumpur Fes­ti­val next week, lo­cal art con­nois­seur Sharmin Parameswaran has cu­rated this vis­ual art ex­hi­bi­tion. It is based on a short story of the same ti­tle by Zedeck Siew. This ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case the view­point

of a world takeover by highly ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy. It will look at the so­cial, po­lit­i­cal, tech­no­log­i­cal and cul­tural ideas of our times, and that of the fu­ture, un­der the theme “Notes From The Fu­ture”. Free ad­mis­sion. Time: 10am on­wards. MU­SIC

ED­WIN CH’NG: THE HOME­COM­ING CON­CERT

Stage 2, Pe­nangPAC

Quay 1, Straits Quay

Level 3A, Jalan Seri Tg Pi­nang Seri Tan­jung Pi­nang Tan­jung Tokong, Pe­nang Tel: (04) 899 1722 / 2722 Web­site: www.pe­nangpac.org SATUR­DAY:

Ed­win Ch’ng is a vir­tu­oso fin­ger­style gui­tarist who eas­ily com­bines var­i­ous styles – jazz, blues, blue­grass, folk and rock – in his per­for­mances. Amaz­ingly enough, Ch’ng does not read or write mu­sic. He cur­rently re­sides in Perth, Aus­tralia. He re­cently topped the in­stru­men­tal Perth charts, and cur­rently has three solo al­bums un­der his belt. Time: 8pm. Tick­ets: RM49. CLASSICAL MU­SIC FROM THE RO­MAN­TIC ERA

Stage 2, Pe­nangPAC

Quay 1, Straits Quay

Level 3A, Jalan Seri Tg Pi­nang Seri Tan­jung Pi­nang Tan­jung Tokong, Pe­nang Web­site: www.en­sem­blekoschka. com

Tel: (04) 899 1722/2722 SUN­DAY:

En­sem­ble Koschka – com­pris­ing vi­o­lin­ist Kester Hong, vi­o­list Khoo Wei Min, pi­anist Alyssa Khong and clar­inet­tist Jeremy Tan – will

present mu­sic by com­posers of the Ro­man­tic era, such as Carl Maria Von We­ber, Jo­hannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin and Ed­ward El­gar. Tick­ets: RM50 (in­cludes light re­fresh­ments af­ter the con­cert). Time: 3pm. CLASSICAL GUI­TAR RECITAL The­atre Lounge Café (TLC) B1-3A, Plaza Da­mas 3

63, Jalan Sri Har­ta­mas 1

Sri Har­ta­mas, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 6730 7982 / 012-236 9100 Web­site: www.the­atrelounge­cafe. com

AUG 14 AND 15:

Gior­dano Passini, from Italy, will be pre­sent­ing this in­stru­men­tal recital. The 30-yearold started study­ing mu­sic at the age of 12, and was ad­mit­ted to the pres­ti­gious II level Mas­ter in In­ter­pre­ta­tion Of Con­tem­po­rary Mu­sic at Santa Ce­cilia Con­ser­va­tory in­Rome,where­he­grad­u­at­ed­from, last year. He has per­formed around the world, in­clud­ing

Italy, Spain,

Venezuela,

Bo­livia, Hong

Kong, Turkey, Malaysia and In­done­sia. Time: 9pm. Tick­ets: RM65 (stan­dard seat), RM100 (sofa seat). THE­ATRE

DUO DUO 3: BE LIKE EDEL­WEISS Stage 1, Pe­nangPAC

Quay 1, Straits Quay

Level 3A, Jalan Seri Tg Pi­nang Seri Tan­jung Pi­nang Tan­jung Tokong, Pe­nang

Tel: (04) 899 1722 TO­MOR­ROW TILL SUN­DAY: Au­di­ences can ex­pect a lot of drama from this chil­dren’s play by Noise Per­for­mance House. It re­volves around two girls who live un­der the same roof. The play is in Man­darin, with English sub­ti­tles. Chil­dren must be at least three years old to gain en­try. Show­times: 8pm (to­mor­row); 3pm and 8pm (Satur­day) and 3pm (Sun­day). En­trance by min­i­mum do­na­tion of RM40 (per per­son) or RM150 (for a group of four). Get tick­ets from tick­et­pro.com.my or call Pe­nangPAC. CHAR­ITY

BLOOD DO­NA­TION DRIVE Wisma Rock­wills

62, Jalan 2/131A

Off Jalan Klang Lama

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 7781 1993 ext 107 (Andy Hoe)

SATUR­DAY:

The Rock­wills Group is hold­ing a blood do­na­tion and char­ity drive. It’s also col­lect­ing brand new elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances for Par­ents With­out Part­ners’ 10th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion. There will also be free talks on es­tate plan­ning, fire preven­tion, and a ses­sion on emer­gency first aid aware­ness. Time: 9.30am and

3pm. Free ad­mis­sion.

EVENTS

THE REFUGEE FES­TI­VAL Black Box, Pub­lika 1, Jalan Du­ta­mas 1 So­laris Du­ta­mas Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 6207 9426 TO­DAY TILL SUN­DAY:

Check out the Refugee Fes­ti­val to learn more about the plight of refugees at this four-day fes­ti­val fea­tur­ing film screen­ings, mu­sic and dance per­for­mances, and fo­rums. En­try is free. Time: 3pm-9pm. KARNIVAL TA­MAN SEA 2017 SMK Ta­man SEA

37, Jalan 21/1, Sea Park Pe­tal­ing Jaya

Tel: (03) 7875 2576 SUN­DAY:

Don’t miss this chance for some out­door fun at this car­ni­val, where one can also in­dulge in var­i­ous foods, play games, take part in a colour­ing con­test, and get a scare in the Ghost House. There will also be talks on mind map­ping and se­niors’ health­care, Fly­ing Fox, cos­play, and lucky draws. Ad­mis­sion is free. Time 8am-5pm. WELLNESS

JOUR­NEY TO JOY­FUL LIV­ING

The Everly Ho­tel

1, Jalan Ala­manda 2, Precinct 1 Pu­tra­jaya, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 012-687 2223 (May) / 019-322 8283 (Joanne)

E-mail: ter­gar.my@gmail.com Web­site: form.jot­form. me/71242646209454 REG­IS­TER BY AUG 15: Learn how to live life joy­fully by prac­tis­ing the sim­ple prin­ci­ples of aware­ness, kind­ness and wis­dom. Nepalese teacher and monk Yongey Mingyur Rin­poche will con­duct the three-day re­treat on Oct 13-16. Fees in­clude teach­ings, ac­com­mo­da­tion, us­age of hall, break­fast, vegetarian lunch, af­ter­noon tea and vegetarian din­ner. Fees: RM1,100 (sin­gle oc­cu­pancy), RM830 (twin-share), and RM620 (course only, with­out ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals). WORK­SHOP

CRE­ATIVE WRIT­ING WITH HANNA ALKAF

Bri­tish Coun­cil Malaysia Wisma Se­lan­gor Dredg­ing 142C, Jalan Am­pang

Kuala Lumpur SATUR­DAY: Dis­cover your creativ­ity through this work­shop to get tips on and tricks to writ­ing. The work­shop is con­ducted by Hanna Alkaf, a writer with over 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in jour­nal­ism and com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Fees: RM50 and RM20 (for Bri­tish Coun­cil stu­dents with valid ID). Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm (young adults, 18 to 24 years old); 12.30pm2.30pm (se­condary school stu­dents).

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Passini, a grad­u­ate of Santa Ce­cilia Con­ser­va­tory in Rome, Italy, is giv­ing a classical gui­tar recital next Mon­day and Tues­day.

An art­work ti­tled Night­fall, by Khoo. See more of his works at The Painted World of Khoo Sui Hoe II.

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