Places to Go on the Weekend of 18 — 20 March ’16

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Begin your weekend by getting turnt up with Singapore’s Shigga Shay at Rootz Club KL, then pay tribute to David Bowie at The Bee or celebrate Vans’ 50 years’ worth of heritage at The Row. Hankering for something less loud? Check out a music-themed film screening at Lostgens or a food festival at Dataran Medan Pasar. If you manage to survive the first two days – end it all with Pisco’s Lazy Sunday, which happens to coincide with the International Day of Happiness. Perfect.

Buang Bayi by Shika

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Artist Shika (Shieko Reto) has created a safe haven for her artwork that controversially compares artists throwing away their art to babies being dumped. Everyone is welcome to the exhibition, and is encouraged to express themselves in her sanctuary, so come and get your portrait drawn as the opposite gender (or with no gender at all) by the star herself or watch the Japanese movies that will be playing in the background. Interesting workshops are also offered such as drawing within half a minute, making zines, and composing music. Don’t be too wary of the subject matter – though a significant portion of Shika’s output over the years have been dealing with heavy subjects; her approach has been known to be warm and childlike in aesthetic.

Date Till Sunday 20 March ’16
Time 11am
Venue KerbauWorks

More information on the event can be found here.

Worst Behaviour presents Nash D & Shigga Shay (SG)

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Along with homie Nash D, Grizzle Grind Crew (GGC) head honcho Shigga Shay is in town to turnt up the crowd at Rootz Club KL. Any Rootz regular would know, their Worst Behaviour club night has lived up to the impropriety suggested in its namesake time after time, so expect that to be maximised once Shigga drops GGC’s anthem ‘Last Warning’. Supported by Biggie, Ray Rox, and hyped by Mr. Dan.

Date Friday 18 March ‘16
Time 10pm
Venue Rootz Club KL

More info here.

Beatnation Pres. Felix Zenger (FIN)

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It’s not everyday that we hear Pharrell Williams co-signing a beatboxer, so when he does, we have to pay attention because Pharrell knows his shit. He sees and hears things. Felix Zenger is a Finnish beatboxer whom has received praises from numerous artistes regarding his skills and art form, the most notable comment being from Pharrell who had said, “I’m sorry, but you’re one of the best that ever did it.” Lucky for skeptics, Felix will be heading to our city, so we can put Pharrell’s statements to the test although we’re sure it’s not going to be short of entertaining – it’s fun to be cynical occasionally.  Besides performing, Felix is also hosting a workshop where he’ll share tips and tricks to improve one’s beatboxing skills and possibly a live jamming session too. Don’t miss out on the learning experience, more details on the class here.

Date Friday 18 March ’16
Time 10pm — 12am
Venue Live House, KL
Cover RM35 (inclusive of 1 drink)

More information on the event here. Don’t fancy driving to Live House? Get an Uber promo code here.

Marini’s on 57 Pres. Marshall Jefferson

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The man, the myth, the Chicago house legend Marshall Jefferson will be performing at Marini’s on 57 as they continue to spoil house music fans with another instalment of their It’s All About House Music series. Come and move your body as the pioneer of Chicago house spins alongside the idealistic view of Malaysia’s highest rooftop bar.

Listen to his house anthem below:

Date Friday 18 March ‘16
Time 9pm
Venue Marini’s on 57
Cover RM88++

More information on the event can be found here.

Sama-Sama Food Fair

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This coming Saturday, head to the family-friendly Sama-Sama Food Fair to taste cuisines from various ethnic groups. But as a fair, there are plenty of other activities such as cooking workshops on how to make dishes such as Nasi Ulam or Vietnamese Summer Rolls. Aside from food, there will also be a batik workshop, a music production workshop to be taught by VMPRMYTH and YAHNA of Akhyla, and a free art jam session with artist Sharina Shahrin. Furthermore, there will be performances by the Hands of Hope Choir – a choir of refugee children, traditional dances from Nepalese, Sabah, and Sarawak tribes, The Venopian Solitude, and more.

With the exception of the batik-making workshop (RM15), the other workshops are free. RSVP your spot by emailing sarah@labDNA.com for the cooking workshop, mgmt@akhyla.com for the music production one, and sharina@everydaystudios.net for the art jam.

Date Saturday 19 March ’16
Time 11am
Venue Dataran Medan Pasar, KL

More information on the fair here

A David Bowie Tribute at The Bee

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The stars have been looking very different ever since we lost a legend last January. David Bowie was a pioneer and The Bee will be honouring this monumental artist with the help of Kyoto Protocol, Diamond Dogs, Foxlore, and Joi Noir. So come and celebrate the life and times of Ziggy Stardust as he rests in power!

So put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

Date Saturday 19 March ‘16
Time 9pm
Venue The Bee, Publika

More information on the event can be found here.

Malones ‘Be Irish for a Day’ St. Patrick’s Party

source: The Maha Jeffery Band

You don’t have to visit Ireland to celebrate St. Paddy’s day when you can just head on to an Irish pub to do so, specifically Malones Jaya One on Saturday 19 March. A pint of beer will be RM15 all night long, and if you happen to be one of the first 100 Grab users, your first cold pint will be just RM5! There will also be performances of both musical and comedic variety. The Maha Jeffery Band will perform and comedians Prakash Daniel and Brian Tan will crack a few jokes to get you laughing away if you aren’t already tipsily giggling or LOL-ing with your buds.

Date Saturday 19 March ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Malones Jaya One

More information on the event here

House of Vans — Celebrating 50 Years of Vans Heritage

source: Killeur Calculateur

Vans’ involvement in street culture for the past 50 years definitely played a part in shaping the scene to be what it is today – House of Vans is a platform to celebrate all aspects of ‘Off The Wall’’s heritage in arts, skateboarding, and music. A few activities lined up for this year’s party is a DIY paper shoes workshop, an art exhibition featuring the works of Donald Abraham, Katun, Engku Iman, and art:tech, a skateboarding competition, and a small-scale concert fronted by Ray Barbee and The Mattson 2 (the frontman of this band was responsible for introducing numerous skateboarding tricks to the street), John Cardiel (DJ set), The Fridays, and Killeur Calculateur. Everyone is invited to attend the event although workshops are limited to a certain number of people; register here to avoid missing out!

Date Saturday 19 March ’16
Time 3pm to 12pm
Venue Slate, The Row

More information on the event here

Lostgens Pres. Films Celebrating Music

SCHOOL OF ROCK, Joey Gaydos Jr., Kevin Clark, Jack Black, Rebecca Brown, 2003, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection film still

As the title implies, this is an almost month-long screening of films that relate to the theme of celebrating music. The chosen titles aren’t exclusive to one particular genre, instead it’ll be touching base with all sorts of categories like rock, blues, punk, metal, reggae, and Latin jazz. Some of the documentaries and movies that’ll be shown are School of RockMetal: A Headbanger’s JourneyThe Road to MemphisBuena Vista Social Club, and many more. Look through the entire schedule here.

Date Saturday 19 March — Sunday 10 April ’16
Time 1.30pm (except for Saturday 2 April ’16, screening will start at 5pm)
Venue Lostgens Contemporary Art Space, KL

More information on the event here

Publika Earth Hour

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Publika’s Earth Hour party will have a combination of cultural and musical experiences by The Venopian Solitude, Movimento Simples de Capoeira, Gamelan, Nick Davis, and many more. The main event — when the lights go off — will take place from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. This event is only the first of many off Publika and Mapfest’s Eco Month campaign. It features book launches, murals, film screenings (Jagat is one of it!) and several others. View the full list of activities here.

Date Saturday 19 March ’16
Time 5.30pm
Venue The Square, Publika

More information on the event here

Minut Init Pres. ‘HIGH’ by Fizjedar

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Fizjedar has been an independent artist since 2008; his work has been showcased at Sepang International Circuit, The Starhill Gallery, Publika, and he just recently exhibited another art collection called ‘HIGHER’ with Daphne Iking last August. For this collection entitled ‘HIGH’, Fizjedar’s creativity was piqued by aviation, tragedy, and honour, which he managed to produce 25 paintings. For a rough idea on what his art is like, click here.

Date Saturday 19 March — Saturday 26 March ’16
Time 7pm
Venue Minut Init Art Gallery

More information on the event here.

Opus #6

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Silent Project‘s sixth instalment of Opus features Orang (check out his band LUST’s debut EP here), WTNSSIZTRUNot ThingsPiri ReisWretching HateDeepsetMan Under Zero Effort, and Speak Zodiac. The music for the night varies from instrumental and alt pop to hardcore punk and screamo, so we’d definitely recommend dressing up in an attire that’s suitable to flail around or mosh in.

Date Saturday 19 March ’16
Time 5pm
Venue Penvia Studio, PJ
Cover RM20

More information on the event here

Pisco Bar Pres. Lazy Sunday

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Wrap up this eventful weekend with more drinks — we’d recommend Pisco’s apple basil martini, cartoons, barbecued food, and music from Bobby Tan, DJ Geddes, Drunk Since ’68, and Dj Anthony J. This edition of Lazy Sunday happens to take place on International Day of Happiness — a good place to be rid of any bad vibes.

Date Sunday 20 March ’16
Time 3pm
Venue Pisco Bar

More information on the event here.