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THE MAR­RIAGE OF FI­GARO Pen­tas 1, KLPac Sen­tul Park, Jalan Stra­chan Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2276 2077 Web­site:


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:


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.


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.


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:


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


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


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

Kuala Lumpur

Tel: (03) 2201 1454 Web­site: www.lo­


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.


Se­tia City Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Se­tia Alam, Seksyen U13 Shah Alam

Tel: (03) 5612 8321 Web­site: slide­


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


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

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