These are our top picks for the week of April 29 to May 5. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.
Papi Zak has established himself as one of the best known entertainers on the Malaysian comedy scene. His stand-up routines are terrific for audiences of all ages as he brings his quirky brand of humour and observations of daily life to the stage.
The Joke Factory, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Mont’Kiara, KL. May 3-4, 8.30pm. RM60. Buy tickets here.
The Dollar Symphony
In 1928, the Schubert Centennial Contest awarded US$10,000 to Kurt Atterberg for his winning 6th Symphony, thus earning it the nickname “Dollar Symphony”. Maestro Junichi Hirokami introduces Russian-influenced Akutagawa’s Triptyque and conjures a quintessential Morning Mood with one of the most popular works of all time — Grieg’s picturesque Peer Gynt Suites.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers, KL. May 4, 8.30pm; May 5, 3pm. RM56, RM84, RM113, RM141. Buy tickets here.
Mek Mulung: Lakhon Dewa Muda
Sekolah Seni Malaysia Perak is performing Mek Mulung: Lakhon Dewa Muda, which tells the tale of a prince on a mission to bring peace to his country. This play is a form of traditional Malay theatre that describes the life of the heroic prince.
klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. May 3-4, 8.30pm; May 5, 3pm. RM35. Buy tickets here.