Your definitive guide to places and parties to check out over the weekend.
New Year’s Eve”
Have you decided on where to go for New Year’s Eve? If you are looking for a party that’s a little less commercial then head on over to Under9 where a group of local and regional underground tastemakers will usher in 2016 by going “maximum in range, decibels, everything” from house to techno. The lineup includes Model T (AUS), Notion A, Jason Voon, Westokan and Khai.
Where: Under9, 9, Bangunan Ming & Annexe, Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur
When: 10pm – 4am, 31 Dec
Admission: Free entry before 11pm. RM25 after 11pm.
PISCO BAR proudly presents
Think poetry is for lightweight artsy people? You obviously haven’t met Charles Bukowski, the “laureate of American lowlife” who lived life as hard as he drank it. His poison of choice is the Boilermaker: a whiskey shot knocked down, and immediately chased with a mug of beer. Repeated five times, with poetry to follow.
“PS150 @ Chinatown”
We would never advise someone to walk the dark back alleys of Chinatown, but there’s always a first. Navigate your way through this old part of town to bask in the beautiful glow of neon lights that is PS150, Kuala Lumpur’s newest speakeasy. It’s a beautiful place with authentic exposed brick walls, beautiful furniture and corridors that will delight anyone with an Instagram account but don’t let that be the only reason to head there because PS150 is all looks and substance. The cocktail bar is barely a month old and its cocktails have already received rave reviews from those who has visited PS150.
Where: 150, Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
“Dance. In Retrospect”
The Han Fong Dance Ensemble will be presenting a restrospective on local artist and artistic director Justin Wong Cheong Chee through his award-winning works from the last three decades. Recognized locally and internationally for his body of work and his distinctive, localised dance style that Justin originally adopted from dance techniques rooted in China, the Han Fong Dance Ensemble will be dedicating his 30th year with a performance that feature selected awarad-winning pieces like “Court Ladies”, “Painted Faces” and “Rhythm of Wind”.
When: 1 – 3 January 2016
Where: Pentas 1 @ KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: RM48 / RM68
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Shadow of Light by
If you enjoyed watching iLuminate perform in neon lit costumes on America’s Got Talent then you’re in for a treat. Head on over to DPAC to catch Shadow of Light by Lumigo that follows the same dance-in-the-dark concept.
Where: DPAC @ Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
When: 8pm, 1 – 2 January 2016
Alexis Bistro pres.
“Xiong @ A Night In Rio”
Catch accomplished guitarist and composer Xiong as he performs and sings the bossa nova at Alexis Bistro. In his career, Xiong has worked with the likes of Indonesian singer Kris Diyanti and musicians such as percussionists Steve Thornton to much sought after Brazilian musician Valtinho Anastacio to name a few and has earned a reputation for his “mostly meditative, thoughtful and romantic” music that follows the Miles Davis “less is more” approach.
When: 10pm, 2 January 2015
Where: Alexis Bistro Ampang, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Admission: Free admission (No shorts & slippers allowed)