Comedy, love and lots of drama
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Pentas 1, KLPac Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2276 2077 Website: www.klpac.org
TODAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
If you’re looking for something with comedy, shocking revelations, disguises, love triangles and drama, Mozart’s opera The Marriage Of Figaro has them all. Probably one of the greatest operas ever written, this four-act tale follows Figaro, who has to fight with his master Count Almaviva who has set his eyes on the former’s bride-to-be. Presented by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera, get ready for soaring scores and a buffet of farce and satire. Tickets: RM108-RM168. Time: 8pm (today and Saturday) and 3pm (Sunday).
FLAMENCO JAZZ Damansara Performing Arts Centre Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8 Damansara Perdana Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (03) 4065 0001 Website: www.dpac.com.my
Are you big on fusion? If the answer is yes, you should not miss this one-night-only extravaganza as Spanish drummer and producer Guillermo McGill brings together a bassist, a saxophonist and a Spanish guitarist for what promises to be a thrilling evening. Combining jazz with traditional flamenco, the Guillermo McGill Quartet aims to bring Spanish jazz to the international platform and offer the audience a night that they will never forget! Tickets: RM88. Time: 8.30pm.
DA VAGABONDS & INDISCHE PARTY ATAS by Bijan
Parklane Commercial Hub
Jalan SS7/26, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 012-217 8534
When bands get together to make music, you know there is something explosive to expect. For one night only, supergroup Da Vagabonds, which consists of Noh Hujan, Bittersweet’s Herri Hamid, The Times’ Irfan Iskandar, Velvet’s Alia and sensational Indonesian band Indische Party will get together for what looks like a fiery performance.
Tickets: RM35. Time: 9pm.
Q SOUND & ELIZA
Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall, Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4260 2288
TOMORROW AND SATURDAY: Marques “Q Sound” Young is all set to take the music world by storm. After all, he was the principal trombonist for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. Joining him on vocals is Eliza Thomas, a songstress with a sultry and silky voice. This proman ises to be evening of raw talent, soul and groove as this formidable duo lifts you to new musical heights. Tickets: RM10. Time: 10pm.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 2331 7007 Website: www.mpo.com.my
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto is arguably his best concerto yet, filled with emotional depth, soaring music and high-octane drama. Add Malaysian pianist Mei Yi Foo to the mix and what you get is a lethal partnership. Be prepared for a spectacular and stirring offering from Foo and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as they bring the maestro’s piece to life this weekend. Under the batonship of Mark Wigglesworth, you know you’re in for a masterful treat.
Tickets: RM60, RM90, RM120 & RM150. Time: 8pm (Saturday) & 3pm (Sunday).
IN BETWEEN LEAVES Artemis Art, Level G4 Publika Shopping Gallery 1, Jalan Dutamas 1 Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 6211 1891 Website: www.artemisartgallery. com
SATURDAY TILL NOV 12:
She’s from Iran. He’s from Malaysia. They could not be more disparate than that. But something brings Anahita Ghazanfari and Haris Rashid into union. Something ancient, something powerful. Nature itself. As Anahita draws on her Iranian cultural heritage, and as Haris delves into the symbiotic relationship between man and nature, what transpires is an explorative body of art that seeks to honour Mother Nature herself. Datuk Salmah Abu Mansor, academic advisor, Malvern International Academy will officiate the two-artist exhibition. In Between Leaves will run until Nov 12. Admission is free. Time: 3pm (opening reception).
PUBLIKA ART WEEK Publika Shopping Gallery 1, Jalan Dutamas 1 Solaris Dutamas Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (03) 6207 9426
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
There is nothing like enjoying a beautiful piece of art. The experience can transcend the sensorial into something more spiritual. So there is no telling the level of engagement with your mind and soul when you head over to Publika this weekend for the Publika Art Week. Visit the various galleries within the mall (Art Row, Artemis Art and Galeri Chandan, to name a few) and join the special gallery tours. While you’re there, check out the art and craft bazaars and stop by the charity art jam. Admission is free. Time: Noon onwards.
BOOK READING WITH DINA ZAMAN Pusat Rakyat Loyar Burok Pantai Business Park
Jalan Pantai Baharu
Tel: (03) 2201 1454 Website: www.loyarburok.com
The weekend is near and you’d probably want to head out to the nearest pub with your friends to begin the unwinding process. Or, you could engage your mind with something more ... cerebral. Prolific local author Dina Zaman will be conducting a book-reading session, followed by a discussion of current issues in Malaysia. This event is hosted by Chevening Alumni Malaysia. Admission is free. Time: 8pm.
SLIDE THE CITY
Setia City Convention Centre Setia Alam, Seksyen U13 Shah Alam
Tel: (03) 5612 8321 Website: slidethecity.asia
TOMORROW TILL OCT 29:
It’s time to unleash the child in you and just bring on the fun with the return of the longest inflatable slide in the world. After a two-year absence, Slide The City is back with the 1,000ft-long water slide. Bring your family and friends for what looks like a day of crazy, splashing fun. The slide is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tickets: RM15 and RM29 (regular), RM49 and RM86 (VIP).
Time: 5pm (Fridays), and 9am (Saturdays and Sundays).
PASSIONATELY YOU MARKETS The School, Jaya One Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
If you’re a regular at Jaya One’s Markets, you can expect something different this time around. This weekend, Markets will be collaborating with Assunta Hospital to raise awareness of breast and cervical cancer. Get yourself checked for free, enjoy the music performances, participate in the sports activities and visit all the lifestyle and health booths (over 60 of them). So you are just spoilt for choice! Admission is free. Time: 11am-7pm.
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Marques ‘Q Sound’ Young, former principal trombonist for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, will collaborate with songstress Eliza Thomas for an evening of raw talent, soul and groove. — Alexis Music
The Marriage Of Figaro by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera is a tale of intrigue, disguises, shocking revelations and intense drama. — Kuala Lumpur City Opera
Pianist Mei Yi Foo joins forces with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra to bring to life Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto .— Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
Dina Zaman, the author of King Of The Sea, will be having a bookreading session followed by discussion on current issues in Malaysia. — Filepic