Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Mar 18-24)

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

The talented violinist Tianwa Yang will be performing alongside the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Olari Elts (Photo: Tianwa Yang)

These are our top picks for the week of March 18 to 24. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.

Malam Sayu Berpuisi: #MakManaBabak
Support this performing arts project that aims to showcase raw performances by poets in a space without microphones, papers or phones. The poets, including Jad Hidhir, Lily Jamaludin, Veshalini Naidu (pictured), and Adrian Lim and Coebar Abel from GLASS are challenged to explore their own voices while taking advantage of the live soundscape.

Photo: Eddie Tan/ klpac

klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Mar 20, 8.30pm. Entry by donation. For more info, see here.


Maybank’s Emerging Women Artists Show 2019 features 33 upcoming female artists who specialise in various mediums. They take diverse approaches using themes of women empowerment from all walks of life.

Balai Seni Menara Maybank, 100 Jalan Tun Perak, Bukit Bintang, KL. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. Until Mar 23. For more info, see here.


Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Tianwa Yang will perform Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, a perfect example of traditional folk melodies from the Land of the Brave. This performance is sure to take you on a journey through Scotland’s wild and rugged landscape and the misty ruins of Holyrood.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower Two, Petronas Twin Towers, KL. Mar 23, 8.30pm; Mar 24, 3pm. RM56, RM84, RM113, RM141. Buy tickets here.



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