Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Dec 17-23)

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

Indie band Satwo, which will be performing at The Bee's music showcase (Photo: Satwo)

These are our top picks for the week of December 17 to 23. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Alex van Voorst
Join this fingerstyle guitarist from The Netherlands for a soothing evening. Van Voorst saw his dream come true in 1996 when he recorded a CD — The Gentle Fox — with his idol, Jan Akkerman. He has performed with big names such as Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Smith and John Goldie, recorded six solo albums and gone on nine world tours.

No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Dec 19, 9pm. RM53. See here for more details.


A Very Merry Indie Showcase
This special Christmas showcase provides a range of performances by Skits (pictured), Senja, Satwo, Volatile, Gabriel Lynch, Skies are Red, The Propositions and Fabian Mark Peter, who will give the audience the best the indie music scene has to offer.

The Bee, Publika, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas. Dec 22, 9pm. RM30. Purchase tickets here.


It’s Been Four Years Since
It’s Been Four Years Since marks a turbulent yet stabilising period in the life of artist Cheng Yen Pheng. This is her second solo exhibition, which emphasises a chapter of her life that has tested yet moulded her. She takes an outspoken, honest and determined approach to life, which is mirrored in her artistic journey.

Wei-Ling Gallery, 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, KL. 03 2260 1106. Until  Jan 6. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. See here for more details.


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