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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (12–18 Nov 2018)

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Bisikan Monsoon — Open Rehearsal, at Selangor & KL Kwang Tung Association, 13 Nov, 5:30pm

An invitation to view the rehearsals for Kwang Tung Dance Company’s Bisikan Monsoon (the show is travelling to China later in the month). This opportunity is only open to 10 participants, and registration is required by Monday 12 Nov, with Kyson Teo.

More info here.

The Fuxxing Happy Life (遊吟者劇團第三號作《開心死了》), at NOW Theatre, 14–18 Nov

A collection of five performance pieces presented by The Troubadour Theatre. How do we approach death with laughter and happiness? A look at the limits of humanity, desire and human foibles in the pursuit of joie de vivre. Performance will be in Chinese. Tickets are RM45.

More info here.


Late Night With AIIA Improv, at Crackhouse Comedy Club, 15 Nov, 8:30pm

The final show for the year with AIIA Improv. This round features Shamaine Othman, Farah Rani, Tung Jit Yang, Iedil Putra, and Ashraf Modee Zain. As with all improv shows, the only thing predictable is chaos. Admission is RM30 on Peatix, RM40 at the door.

More info and tickets here.

 

 

Talitha — Boys EP Heartbreak Party, at Urbanscapes House, 16 Nov, 8pm

Singer songwriter Talitha Tan showcases BOYS, her debut EP. Indie band lost spaces will be opening the show. DJs Kuszanagi and Roshan Menon will continue the party with heartbreak tunes. Free ice cream, drinks and beer on offer at this event, which is part of Urbanscapes. Admission is free, with an age limit of 18 years and older.

More info here.

 

Michael Veerapen & Friends, at No Black Tie, 17 Nov, 10pm

Jazz veteran Michael Veerapen takes the stage with two percussions legends, Zahid Ahmad and Steve Thornton, and bassisst Daniel Foong. Admission is RM64, and set dinner is also available.

More info here.

Decolonising The Malaysian Mind, at the English Lit Dept at University Malaya, 16 Nov, 10am

A public lecture by writer and academic Shirley Geok Lin-Lim, mapping Lloyd Fernando’s contributions to Malaysian English language literature as Head of English in UM. This talk will examine the various negotiations with Malay and English languages in their changing status, and conclude with comparative readings of essays and his novel Scorpion Orchid.

More info here.

 

Wang Wen — The Invisible City KL Tour, at Live Fact, 18 Nov, 8:30pm

Wang Wen is China’s leading instrumental rock band, known for their intense live performances and melancholic music. This tour is for their 10th studio album, Invisible City, following their critically acclaimed 2016 album Sweet Home Go! Malaysia’s own instrumental cinematic rock quartet Deepset will also be performing.

Admission is RM88 presale and RM100 at the door. More info here.

 


Open Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, at Malaysia Design Archive, 18 Nov, 2pm

New Naratif focuses on Southeast Asian journalism, art and research and this will be their first open meeting in KL. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend for conversation, and a democracy classroom about the death penalty facilitated by Editor-in-Chief Kirsten Han, who advocates for an end to the death penalty in Singapore.

More info here.

藥師如來音樂劇 | Medicine Buddha The Musical, at Stadium Titiwangsa, 16–18 Nov

Medicine Buddha, known as Buddha Doctor, was known as a Bodhisattva who offered healing experiences for all and tried to eradicate three poisons (attachment, hatred and ignorance). This production highlights the 12 vows undertaken by Buddha Doctor, and their powerful healing effects, through a combination of stories, live music, song and dance. Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Tickets begin at RM100.

Tickets available here.

 

Animuzic Night Vol 3, at Skylark Event Spaces, 17 Nov, 7:30pm

A fun and light-hearted night out for those who enjoy songs from anime. Singers for the night are Yonlynn, Hayate Konno, Johan Yusof and PHNX. Tickets are RM35 at the door.

More info here.

 

Artbox Malaysia, at Sunway Open Air Carpark, 16–18 Nov, 3–11pm

A famed Thai pop-up market making its debut in KL. This ‘creative’ festival boasts of its curation of stalls selling foods and creative wares. Of course, opportunities to take pretty photographs also abound. If you do go, public transport is preferred as parking will be severely limited. Admission is free. If you cannot tolerate the masses, this event is not for you.

More info here.

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