Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (May 27-June 2)

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

More than 50 pieces of artworks are being showcased at Publika's Senandung Raya bazaar (Photo: Terrie Liew)

These are our top picks for the week of May 27 to June 2. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Strings Go Pop!
Under the baton of Norman Ong, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s string orchestra will perform a host of chart-topping hits and all-time pop favourites for a fun night of music. The concert features a number of soloists, namely Tan Fang Hau (cello), Eyka (vocals), Reno Lee (vocals) and Izwary Johari (electric guitar).

klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. May 31-June 1, 8.30pm; June 2, 3pm. RM50. Buy tickets here


Danny O’Brien
All the way from Ireland, Danny O’Brien is the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin, one of the most successful comedy clubs in the country. O’Brien’s friendly and anecdotal style will attract the Malaysian crowd and bring on the big laughs with ease.

The Joke Factory, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, KL. May 31-June 1, 9pm. RM50. Call 013 523 1491 to book.


Senandung Raya
Terrie Liew has curated more than 50 pieces of artworks by 20 local artists in conjunction with Publika’s Hari Raya theme: Senandung Raya — a nostalgic reference to the Senandung Express, a late night KL-Singapore train that many people boarded for their hometown travels. A variety of bazaar vendors, performances and workshops will also be available.

Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, KL. Until June 16. See here for more info.


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