Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Feb 25-Mar 3)

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

Chia Yu Chian: Private Lives will focus on the last decades of artist Chia Yu Chian’s practice by showcasing his paintings from the late 1960s until his passing in 1990 (Photo: Ilham Gallery)

These are our top picks for the week of February 25 to March 3. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Scott Mitchell
Singapore-based comedian Scott Mitchell has organised more than 500 shows in the republic, having worked with the likes of Russell Howard, Stuart Goldsmith and Brendon Burns. He brings a sharp and witty look at life while sharing his thoughts, ranging from expat observations to the obstacles of fatherhood, with his audience.

The Crackhouse Comedy Club, first floor, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, TTDI, KL. 011 1283 8488. Mar 1 & 2, 9pm. RM40. Buy tickets here.

To Which My Brother Laughed
This performance was designed in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu on Sept 3, last year, by the authorities and was inspired by the critical essay The Laugh of the Medusa by Hélène Cixous.

klpac, Pentas 2, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul. 03 4047 9000. Feb 28-Mar 2, 8.30pm; Mar 2-3, 3pm. RM60. Buy tickets here.


Private Lives
This solo exhibition by Chia Yu Chian showcases over 160 artworks and archival materials that focus on the last decade of the artist’s life and artistic practices. The works, which range from the 1960s and 1990s, are sourced from the Chia Yu Chian family collection as well as other private and national collections.

Ilham Gallery, Level 5, Ilham Tower, 8 Jalan Binjai, KL. 03 2181 3003. Tues-Sun, 11am-7pm. Until June 23. For more info, see here.


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