Weekend by numbers: 05.10.18 to 07.10.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on October 5, 2018.
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Your quick guide to rest and relaxation.

3 worthy shows to see

National Geographic: Symphony For Our World

National Geographic has gifted the world’s population with over 130 years’ worth of ground-breaking footage. From the rarest animals to the vastest oceans, National Geographic’s breathtaking cinematography brings us one step closer to fully understanding our planet, each day. This month, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Malaysian Institute of Art’s Mixed Voices Choir have collaborated to create a phenomenal, multimedia-symphonic performance. In a unique fusion of science and artistry, National Geographic’s arresting visuals are combined with orchestral and choral sounds, paying homage to the wondrous splendour of Planet Earth. See the show on tomorrow at 8.30pm or on Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are priced between RM113 and RM226. Visit www.mpo.com.my for more information.

 

Shanghai Sisters @ Bobo KL

This weekend, Bobo KL presents the Shanghai Sisters, comprising talented musicians Janet, Winnie and May. Paying homage to the music of the good old golden days, the group is set to deliver an enjoyable mix of Old Shanghai, Grand Malaya and Romantic Hollywood, backed by an ensemble lead by Tay Cher Siang of WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble. Head on over to Bobo KL, 65-1, Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur tonight at 9.30pm to catch this performance by the Shanghai Sisters. Call (03) 2092 5002 to make reservations. Admission fee is RM60, and RM45 for diners of the Bobo Dining Room.

 

Yield @ FreedomFilmFest

FreedomFilmFest, Malaysia’s leading international human rights film festival, is screening its final film of the 2018 festival tonight. Titled Yield, this ethnographic inquiry was filmed over a period of five years, and depicts the lives of nine children living in dire Third World conditions. The festival’s website states that, in this documentary, “Toil is translated as an algorithm of nameless faces, actions and spaces. The reduction of distinct narratives puts the weight not on the individuals represented per se but on the relations of the powerless”. Catch the screening tonight at 8pm. Visit www.freedomfilm.my to learn more.

 

 

1 way to reduce, reuse, recycle

Neubodi Bra Drive

Reduce, reuse, recycle — this general rule of thumb should apply to all aspects of life, and in this, Neubodi agrees. According to their website, “One in four women in Malaysia confessed to owning more than 10 bras in their lingerie drawers, with more than 80% of them admitting that their unworn bras are either brand new, or the sizing simply does not fit anymore. Having said that, only 15% of women ever recycle or donate these bras away. The rest, goes into landfills, giving textiles one of the poorest recycling rates of any reusable materials”. The brand’s annual Bra Drive is back — it collects second-hand bras, from which wearable ones go to rural areas in Sabah and Sarawak, and also Africa and Nepal, and unusable ones are recycled into fibres or fuel to power cement kilns and industrial boilers. Reward yourself with a 25% voucher for dropping off your old garments until Nov 4. Visit www.neubodi.com for more details, as well as to find out where the drop-off bins are located.

 

 

3 ways to support the fight

Bobbi Brown: Pink with Purpose Lip Colour Duo Set

Support the incredible cause of Breast Cancer Awareness by heading over to a Bobbi Brown free-standing store near you. This month, the cosmetics marque is selling a duo set of their popular colours — Sandwash Pink and Pink — at a retail price of RM150. It is set to donate 20% of proceeds to four local charities, including National Cancer Society Malaysia, Cancer Research Malaysia, College of Radiology Malaysia and Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia. Bobbi Brown stores are located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall, Suria KLCC, Sunway Pyramid, One Utama, Gurney Plaza and Komtar JB.

 

ghd Gold Styler by Lulu Guinness

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month this year, ghd has teamed up with British designer, Lulu Guinness to creat a limited edition design on the ghd Gold styler, with her iconic lipstick kiss. Heating up in just 25 seconds, this multi-use tool will not let you compromise your busy schedule, and with the automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of non-use, you will have extra peace of mind when styling. In order to ensure you are supporting the cause, purchase the styler online, via www.ghdhair.com, priced at US$199 (RM825.15) — and US$5 from every purchase will be donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City.

 

Pinky Run

The Pinky Run is one of the main events for “The Pinktober Bazaar”, organised by home-grown brand Beauté Library. This charity fun run has been set up with the intention to raise funds to be donated to the National Cancer Society Malaysia to provide free breast cancer screenings for underprivileged families, in honour of Pink October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The run takes place on Oct 14 at 7.30am at MyTown Cheras, Kuala Lumpur but today is the final day for registration. For more information and to sign up, visit www.racexasia.com/event/the-pinky-run/.

 

 

2 delicious festivals

QUIVO Fiesta

Mediterranean-inspired al fresco restaurant QUIVO presents the second edition of QUIVO Fiesta, its annual culinary and music fête. This weekend, it is offering an assortment of new, off-menu dishes alongside some of its most popular ones, such as Seafood Paella and Chicken Souvlaki, accompanied by live music and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The festival runs from noon to midnight from today until Sunday. QUIVO is located at the Connection Precinct, and can be accessed through the Kate Spade New York boutique on Level 3 of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Log on to www.quivo.my for more information.

 

#LoveScotch Festival

If you are looking to unwind with friends over a few drinks and food, with fun games and entertainment, look no further. The Singleton brings you its inaugural #LoveScotch Festival this weekend, which celebrates some of its Scotch whiskies from the four corners of Scotland under one roof. Get to know the whiskies through a guided mentoring session conducted by Diageo’s brand ambassador. It takes place at Zebra Square, No. 18 and 20 Jalan Kampung Pandan, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur. GrabCar Premium and Grabpay users can use the code “LOVESCOTCH” to get RM6 off your ride to the venue. Visit www.facebook.com/TheSingletonMY to learn more.