Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Jan 10-16)

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

Men on Women: Torch Songs Reinterpreted features an all-male line-up (Photo: derrickrecords and leggoshoot)

These are our top picks for the week of Jan 10 to 16. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Jolly @ 80
To mark Dr Jolly Koh’s 80th birthday, Jolly @ 80 is a solo exhibition which displays a selection of the renowned artist’s vibrantly coloured and sophisticatedly crafted works, all of which take inspiration from nature and showcase his sublime artistry. The artist studied painting at Hornsey College and art education at London University.

G13 Gallery, Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, SS7/26 Kelana Jaya, PJ. Jan 10-29. Daily, 11am-5pm; closed on Sun. Call 013 234 2126 for more info.


Men on Women: Torch Songs Reinterpreted
Performed by an all-male line-up — Dai, Dennis Lee and Joel Wong, accompanied by Mak Chi Hoe as the music director and pianist — this show reimagines widely recognised songs from iconic female artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele and Whitney Houston, along with several tunes extracted from well-established musicals like Les Miserables and Cabaret. Directed by Ian Chow, Mark Beau de Silva and Zhafir Muzani, Men on Women: Torch Songs Reinterpreted is a compilation of heart-wrenching songs, the singers’ individual takes on them and personal stories.


(Photo: derrickrecords and leggoshoot)

klpac, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Jan 13, 14 & 15 (8pm); Jan 16 (3pm). RM38. Book tickets here.


Harapan Di Hadapan
Harapan Di Hadapan is a multidisciplinary production consisting of four different performances. The first one is You and I, a theatrical showcase directed by award-winning storyteller Tristen ZiJuin. The second act comprises a diabolo dance, Perseverance, performed by choreographer Ryn Mah (pictured), depicting the journey of his transformation, which is then followed by Return My Right to Life, which allows the audience to empathise with two furious animals who have lost their family to reckless driving. Lastly, Putus Air by Tarrant Kwok closes the show with the story of three roommates facing a water disruption.

Damansara Performing Arts Centre, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. Jan 14 & 15 (8pm); Jan 16 (3pm). RM58. Book tickets here.


Follow us on Instagram