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

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

Let's Rock 2 returns for a 16-song programme featuring popular hit songs from Coldplay, Metallica, The Beatles, U2 and more (Photo: Robin Wong)

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


Ciaran Lyons
Expect a fun-filled night of laughter with Australia’s fastest rising stand-up comedy star Ciaran Lyons. A firm fixture in his country’s comedy and media landscape, the 22-year-old will charm local crowds with his wit and humour.

The Joke Factory, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, KL. June 21-22, 8.30pm. RM50. Buy tickets here.


Let’s Rock 2
After a wildly successful show in 2017, Let’s Rock 2 is back with headliners Faud of Kyoto Protocol, songstress Bihzhu and singer-songwriter Nick Davis. The trio will be reunited with the klpac Symphonic Band, the YCA Chorus and a four-piece band, making it a grand total of 60 musicians and singers on stage. The 16-song programme features the best from folk legends to hardcore rockers.

Catch singer-songwriter Nick Davis' powerful pipes at Let's Rock 2 (Photo: Robin Wong)

klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. June 21, 8.30pm; June 23, 3pm. RM60, RM80, RM100. Buy tickets here.

Tropikal Avant-Dark
Inspired by his lifelong interest in myth and literature, artist Ricardo Chavez Tovar exhibits a series of installations that reflect his conscious connection with his muse. The pictures are made without the use of a camera, but through a medieval technique that exposes objects onto light-sensitive paper in a darkened room.

Suma Orientalis, 11 Lorong 11/4F, Seksyen 11, PJ. Until June 23. See here for more info. 


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