Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Dec 9-15)

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

I Slept And Dreamt That Life Was Murmuring To Me (2019) by Viko Zhijune (Photo: Suma Orientalis)

These are our top picks for the week of December 9 to 15. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Dylan Moran – Dr Cosmos
Irish comedian, writer, actor, filmmaker and artist Dylan Moran is best known for his observational comedy and televised sitcom Black Books, which he co-wrote and starred in. In his new tour, Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life with poetical panache. As one of the finest comedians of his generation, Moran’s famed style — deadpan, witty and lyrical — promises a humorous and eye-opening interpretation of the world and its clichés.

Galaxy Banquet Hall, HGH Convention Centre, 475 Jalan Peach Avenue, Sentul, KL. Dec 11, 8.30pm. RM130, RM180, RM220, RM270. Buy tickets here.


The Music of Star Wars
Belgium-born Dirk Brossé, a multi-faceted composer and respected conductor, is currently the music director and principal conductor of the Star Wars in Concert World Tour. For three nights only, he will lead the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in an epic performance of John William’s compelling Star Wars scores.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers, KL. Dec 12-14, 8.30pm. RM113, RM150, RM179, RM226. Buy tickets here.


Drift offers a perspective on helplessness, unfulfilled wishes and neglect. The binding narrative between artists Viko Zhijune and Ryuna Lee provides insights into their lives and the things they care about and long for. In this exhibition, school bells can be heard in Lee’s creations, in contrast with the rustling leaves in Viko’s. Lee’s works exemplify teenagers’ curiosity and years of yearning for romance while Viko’s visual poetry attempts to deliver the ephemerality of human relations while nature and emptiness stand still in time.

Suma Orientalis, 11, Lorong 11/4f, Seksyen 11, PJ. Until Dec 15. For more info, see here.


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