Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Aug 26-Sept 1)

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

Sean Lee's A few Malaysia(s) (2018) will be showcased at the ARt Malaysia exhibition (Photo: The Gardens Mall)

These are our top picks for the week of August 26 to September 1. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


ARt Malaysia
Held in conjunction with the upcoming National and Malaysia Day, this augmented reality (AR) art showcase features immersive works from local artists such as Sean Lean, Yau Bee Ling and Rajinder Singh. Curated by Wei-Ling Contemporary, AR engineers were invited to work with the local artists to create special effects to add dimension to their artworks.

South Palm at The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, KL. Aug 26 to Sept 16. For more information, see here.


Yesterday Once More 2
After its sold-out debut last year, the popular golden oldies concert Yesterday Once More 2 is back for a second instalment at klpac.  Pentas 2 will be turned into a lounge complete with table seatings and a bar manned by Joe Hasham and Lawrence Selvaraj. Directed by Ian Chow,  vocalists Omar Ali, Phraveen Arikiah, Rachel Liu, Serene Chng, Lai Suk Yin and Joel Wong will be backed by a five-member band.

klpac, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Aug 28 to 31, 8.30pm; Sept 1, 3pm. RM80. Buy tickets here.


The POMPuan Show
In conjunction with Merdeka Day, LOL Asia will be restaging The POMPuan Show, a no-holds-barred comedy featuring five hilariously sassy Malaysian women — Shamaine Othman, Chelsia Ng, Joanne Kam, Filzah Azmi and Tria Aziz. Strictly for those aged 18 and above only, the show (in English and Malay) is set to entertain and empower audiences with a fun night of stand-up comedy, sketches and song parodies. It is done in collaboration with social enterprise Projek57’s Unity Ribbon 2.0 campaign, which is aimed at instilling the spirit of patriotism and unity among Malaysians.

The Platform @ Menara Ken, 37 Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL. Aug 31, 8.30pm. RM70, RM90. Buy tickets here.


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