Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Apr 29-May 5)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

Mek Lulung: Lakhon Dewa Muda is a play that describes the life of a heroic prince (Photo: klpac)

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
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.


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