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Weekly Picks: Malaysia (18–24 Mar 2019)

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For events in Penang this week, go to the Penang Free Sheet.


 

New Crack! The Doctor’s Hour, at Crackhouse Comedy Club KL, 18–19 Mar, 9–11pm

A series for comedy veterans to test out their new material. This week, Dr Jason Leong will be trying out material for his upcoming 1-hour special. Tickets are RM10 online, and RM15 at the door.

Tickets for 18 Mar here, and 19 Mar here.

 

MyDocs presents ‘Inside Lens’ Documentary Showcase, at KuAsh Theatre, 20 Mar, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Two documentaries will be screened in this event. Rising From Shadows follows Masriyah Amva, the head teacher of an Islamic boarding school, in her daily life challenging gender norms. A Man With 12 Wives by Tonny Trimarsanto examines the life of MD Raya, a village chief famed for having a dozen wives, whose wealth is now severely decreasing in his old age. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Rising From Shadows filmmaker Norhayati Kaprawi.

Admission is free, and strictly for those 15 years and above. More info here.

 

The Noise of Time – Readings on World Poetry Day, at Lit Books, 21 Mar, 8–9:30pm

A celebration of World Poetry Day with readings of poetry in many languages, by poets, translators and fellow poetry lovers. You are also invited to bring along your own poems to share with others.

Image (from FB event page): Auto-retrato num Grupo (Self-portrait in a Group), Jose Almada Negreiros, 1925.

More info here.

 

Malaya Relived: The Fall of Singapore, at GMBB, 22–24 Mar

A new musical that centres a young family of Bugis ancestry living in Singapore under the British empire. Black magic, betrayal, colonialisation — this three-act musical immerses audiences within a life-like funeral setting of a 1940s kampung house.

Tickets are RM70 (RM60 concessions). More info here.

 

Seni Tiga #02: Remnant Vision, at KongsiKL, 21–23 Mar, 8:30–11pm

A collaborative performance by 6 artists, using movement, sound, set and lighting design. The performance draws inspiration from the venue, a former stainless-steel factory. Do note: the session on 21 Mar is an open rehearsal, with admission by donation of RM10. Admission for 22–23 Mar is RM30, and there will be a pop-up snack bar that opens by 6pm.

More info here.

 

Alextbh, at The Bee, 23 Mar, 8pm

Sensual, queer and young — rising R&B music star AlexTbh headlines a show in KL as a homecoming from his Asia tour. Come dance, sing along to tracks like Stoop So Low, and check out his latest single no space. Alex is upping his game for this concert, working in some choreographed moves for his music. Naufal Anwa will be the opening act.

Advance ticket sales begin at RM98. More info here.

 

WANITA : Celebrating Women in Music, at Russell’s KL, 23 Mar, 9pm

An evening in conjunction with International Women’s Day, featuring music by the likes of Siti Nurhaliza, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, and more. Powerhouse vocalists Amni Musfirah, Beverly Matujal and Jamilah Abu Bakar will be accompanied by Shereen Cheong (Keys), Irena Taib (Guitar), Icco Elnoel (Bass) and Abbas Munawwar (Drums).

Admission is RM40 each. For table reservations, contact +6012 300 9083. More info here.

 

Art Education: Main Puteri, at Galeri Petronas, 23 Mar, 2–5pm

A performance of Main Puteri, a traditional dance-theatre of healing. This will be followed by a talk by Prof Emeritus Dato’ Muhamed Ghouse Nasurudin, and Mohd Aswawi Isa (Former recipient of Petronas Art & Culture 2014).

Admission is free. More info here.

 

 

We Are All Wonderwomen, at Harmony Hall PJ, 24 Mar, 4–5:30pm

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, community singing group KLSings lifts their voices in celebration with songs that uplift and empower. This session is led by Cheryl Teh, former Choir Director for The Philharmonic Society of Selangor.

Minimum donation of RM10 at the door. More info here.

 

陶餮 táo tiè, at Lostgens Contemporary Art Space, 24 Mar – 4 Apr

A solo exhibition by Douglas Ho of ceramic sculptures — beady-eyed, limbless, mythical animal figures seem to be the subject of the artworks.

Admission is free. More info here.


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