Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Feb 21-27)

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

The highly anticipated Sepet The Musical by Shafeeq Shajahan and stars Joshua Anthony Gui and Badrika Baluch (Photo: Liver & Lung Productions)

These are our top picks for the week of Feb 21 to 27. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Paper Moon over KL: Murakami and Jazz
Murakami and Jazz is the second concert of the Paper Moon: Jazz in the City series and is a tribute to Haruki Murakami, one of the most critically acclaimed writers of today. The show comprises the narration of a specially written script inspired by his words from novels, short stories and essays, with original music composed by Tay Cher Siang to honour Murakami’s texts and a projected montage of images extracted from the works of leading Japanese artists.

Jao Tim KL, 61 Jalan Sultan, City Centre, KL. Feb 27, 8.30pm. RM100. Buy tickets here.


Sepet The Musical
Set in Ipoh in 2005, Sepet The Musical is a story about young love — between Jason, a 19-year-old VCD seller, and Orked, a bright, Malay schoolgirl who loves John Woo films and actor Takeshi Kaneshiro. Nominated for Best Original Score and winning Best Direction at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards in 2020, this highly anticipated musical is directed by Shafeeq Shajahan and stars Joshua Anthony Gui (Jason) and Badrika Baluch (Orked).

PJPAC, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, S611 Second Floor, 1 Utama E, Bandar Utama, PJ. Feb 24-27, 8pm. RM99, RM129. Buy tickets here.


A Short History of Instant Noodles
Years of research and experiments have gone into making instant noodles with the springy, chewy texture that we know and love today. Co-curated by Aminah Ibrahim and Denise Lai to display the versatility of instant noodles, whether it can be eaten on its own or combined with a wide range of other ingredients, A Short History of Instant Noodles highlights artworks by artists Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Chong Kim Chiew, Hà Ninh Pham, Luke Heng, Minstrel Kuik and Tan Zi Hao.

A+ Works of Art, d6-G-8 d6 Trade Centre, 801 Jalan Sentul, KL. Until March 5. Tues-Sat, noon to 7pm. See here for more info.


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