Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Sept 30-Oct 6)

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

Sepet The Musical explores social and racial boundaries in love (Photo: Liver and Lung Productions)

These are our top picks for the week of September 30 to October 6. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.


Sepet The Musical
Sepet The Musical is a stage adaptation of Yasmin Ahmad’s 2005 film, Sepet. Set in Ipoh, it is the tale of an innocent romance between 19-year-old VCD-seller Jason and Orked, a Malay girl who loves movies. However, social and racial pressures soon begin to hinder their love. Members of the audience are invited to dress in their best Jason or Orked attire: casual pasar-malam garb or simple baju kurung. Light refreshments will be served during the musical.

GM Bukit Bintang, 2 Jalan Robertson, KL. Oct 4-6, 8pm. RM70. Buy tickets here.


Taksu 2019
This gamelan theatre performance marks another milestone for HANDS Percussion in its efforts to preserve and reinvent Malaysian traditional music and art. Under the direction of Balinese musician I Wayan Sudirana and Malaysian actor, director and writer Ghafir Akbar, the production will combine  Chinese drums with Malay and Balinese gamelan music.

klpac, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Oct 4-5, 8.30pm; Oct 5-6, 3pm. RM88, RM138, RM188, RM238. Buy tickets here.


Kindness is Easy
Appointed as a Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables’ (Gold) authorised art dealer, ZHAN Art Space adds to its portfolio an exhibition featuring 30 nature-themed artwork by 15 special needs young adults from the rehabilitative vocational training centre. Kindness is Easy is inspired by Golds Kindness Cookies initiative, which strives to empower youth to live independently and productively.

ZHAN Art Space, 100-G 025, Block J, The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, PJ. Until Oct 6. For more information, see here.


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