Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Mar 11-17)

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

For the first time in Malaysia, three French contemporary artists will exhibit their exclusively curated work that focuses on the theme of women empowerment (Photo: Gallery des Artistes)

These are our top picks for the week of March 11 to 17. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.

Pris Xavier
Singer-songwriter Pris Xavier is known as a soulful storyteller. As well as making a name for herself on the local music scene, she has performed in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. Her music is heavily influenced by Alicia Keys, Alanis Morissette and Coldplay.

Alexis Bistro Ampang, Lot 10, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, KL. Mar 15 & 16, 10pm. RM10++. For more info, see here.


Japanese Film Classics 2019​
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Japanese Film Festival of Kuala Lumpur, the Japan Foundation KL and Aswara are offering a weekend of classic Japanese films, including The Story of The Last Chrysanthemum (1939), Late Spring (1949) and Early Summer (1951).

Faculty of Creative Writing and Film, Pawagam Jalan Ampas, 3rd Floor, Aswara, 464 Jalan Tun Ismail, KL. Mar 16 & 17, throughout the day. For more info, see here.


Celebrating Women through Art
This exhibition displays 30 paintings and ceramic works by three leading contemporary artists. It is dedicated to the #MeToo movement and celebrates women, women’s rights and gender equality. All artworks have a very distinct Pop and Street Art flair featuring powerful social messages.

Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur, 15 Lorong Gurney, Pusat Latihan Polis, KL. Until April 6. Tues-Sat, 9am-6pm. For more info, see here.



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