Namewee, Snow Patrol, Hannah Tan, take your pick
COMPILED BY OLIVIA LEE
Take your eyes off London 2012 for a bit, because there are loads of things to do over here in the next seven days and nights.
Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge: Great Britain
JW goes back up with the Black Circuit Lounge party for an exclusive British themed affair. The VIP event—hosted by Oli Pettigrew and Hannah Tan—features UK's DJ Benji Boko, USA's DJ Direct, Taiwan's DJ Ray Ray and our own DJ Geri. Remember not to drink and drive because JW's "Responsible Drinking" ambassador, two-time F1 champion Mika Hakkinen, will be there.
Penang Turf Club Main Tote Hall, Penang
Saturday 4th August, 8pm
Snow Patrol, Live in Concert
It's a shame this great northern Irish-Scottish band won't be here but down south in Singapore. Still, it's worth the trip just to hear Gary Lightbody sing from his latest album, Fallen Empires. You're not a real fan until you've heard Called Out In The Dark and the stunning new single This Isn't Everything You Are sung live.
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Monday 6th August, 7:45pm
Jo Hamilton, One Night In KL
This UK-based vocalist, composer and folk musician is described as a blend of Bjork, Sigur Ros and KD Lang. What's most interesting is her love for a revolutionary hands-free live instrument, the AirPiano, invented by Berlin-based Omer Yosha. She pioneered the use of the plank-like instrument with sensors that act as keys. It's kind of weird yet intriguing to see her move her hands in the air and create sounds from multiple instruments programmed on her computer.
Lust KL, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan
Monday 6th August, 9pm
RM70 cover charge, limited seats.
Namewee's sophomore effort, after last year's troubled Nasi Lemak 2.0, premieres and he's already calling it "the most controversial movie in Malaysian history". Starring Farid Kamil, Diana Danielle, Jalaluddin Hassan, Mizz Nina, Amber Chia and Dennis Lau, the plot centres on three gangs from different races who turn on each other after their decades-old alliance falls apart.
All major cinemas nationwide
Thursday 9th August
Paper Crane: The Rise And Fall Of A Musical Star
Set in the 1950s, the theatre play chronicles the rise and fall of an aspiring star who joins an opera troupe, hoping to make it big. Produced by The Actors Studio, Paper Crane is described as a dramatic story with "a touch of romance, humour and 15 catchy Broadway-style songs performed by a seven-piece live band". The show—directed by Joe Hasham and starring Patrick Teoh, Roax Tan, Lee Elaine, Ho Soon Yoon, Colin Kirton, Amelia Tan and Kimmy Kiew—is performed primarily in Cantonese.
KL Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Sentul, KL
Now until Sunday 19th August, Wednesday–Saturday 8:30pm, Sunday 3pm
Published: 3rd August 2012