Weekend by numbers: 30.11.18 to 02.12.18

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on November 30, 2018.
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3 art exhibitions to adore


A selection of artists including Talha KK and Tsa Meera of Imaginary 23, Mahen Bala, veteran art photographer Eric Peris, the award-winning Haris Abadi and Sri Lankan talent Sujeewa Kumari bring together this project to consider art that are both serial and unique. There will be a variety of animated, digital, handmade, video and embellished works in this exhibition. Head over to Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Lorong 16/7b, Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. For more information, call (03) 7932 4740.


Second Life

Support local artist Chang Yoong Chia’s solo exhibition that showcases the works of a Malaysian mid-career artist whose work has captivated audiences both nationally and internationally. He uses a personal narrative and memory as a subjective place to explore the imaginative possibilities of painting and object-making. It is being held at the National Art Gallery, 2 Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur throughout the weekend from 10am to 6pm. Visit www.artgallery.gov.my for more details.


Somewhere Down the River

Artist Liu Hsin-Ying, trained at the Art Student League in New York, presents a series of paintings, drawings and video works in this solo exhibition. She draws inspiration from her personal experiences. Join her this weekend at Richard Koh Fine Art, 229 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Call (03) 2095 3300 for more details.



1 storytelling night


A new live storytelling event in the city which is built on real-life seven minute long stories told by both veteran and first-time storytellers. Join LitBooks for a cosy night listening to stories over wine, coffee and conversation, surrounded by a room full of books. It will be held at Tropicana Avenue, 12 Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. More information at www.litbooks.com.my.



2 artsy markets

Deja New Flea Market

Delve into a paradise for thrift-shoppers and bargain hunters at Pisco. Make your way through stalls of collectables and antiques along with unique merchandise from jewellery, records and clothing to all kinds of knick-knacks both new and pre-loved. This Sunday, head over to Pisco Bar, 29 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.piscobarkl.com for more information.


Santa Citarasa

Do not miss out on vendors selling wonderful holiday treats and boutiques filled with clothes, jewellery, and crafts that could be one of the best presents under your Christmas tree. There will also be a grand lucky draw worth RM2,000 to give away from the house venue where you can host your next private pool party. It will be held at 20 Jalan Turi, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.



2 circus acts to enjoy


Circus acts, aerial acrobatics, object manipulation, artistic dance, and pyrotechnics are the many things you will be able to enjoy at this show. It is presented by a coalition of professional Malaysian circus artists who incorporate the beauty of Mother Nature and the four elements expressed through the human body. The show is held at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.klpac.org for details.


Publika Street Circus

Bringing you 14 entertaining street circus performers over three days at two different venues within Publika, this inaugural street circus shows promise of amusement. Inspired by the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, Siam Street World Competition and Auckland International Buskers Festival, Publika Street Circus features various professional and fun performances, making it a fantastic addition to family attractions in the city. It will be held at The Square and Level UG, Publika Mall, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.



1 activity for the kids

Ice Age Alive

Take the kids on a fun walk through this prehistoric exhibition and experience what life was like during the ice age. Gaze at large creatures that roamed the lands as well as take part in activities such as ice skating and fossil digging. Head over to Malaysia Tourism Information Centre, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Call (03) 9235 4800 for further details.