Friday, August 01, 2008

August Happenings in Kuala Lumpur


AUG 1-3, PC FAIR 2008
Largest computer exhibition and sale. Bargains galore.
Time: 11am - 9pm
Venue: KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Details: Call 03-7955 2922; 03-7955 2933

AUG 2, MTV ASIA AWARDS 2008 The highly anticipated pan-regional music event is back for the 6th year running, bringing music excitement to all music fans in over 9 markets in Asia. Hosted by Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) this event will be the most exciting and happening musical event yet!
Venue: Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands
Details: Call 03-2718 1118

TILL AUG 3, WORLD MARCHING BAND COMPETITION



TILL AUG 3, PATRIOT - A MALAY MUSICAL
About a patriot named Yahya and his love Sapura.
Time: 8:30pm (Nightly) and 3pm (Aug 2)
Venue: Istana Budaya (National Theatre)
Admission: Tickets at RM30, RM50, RM80, RM100, RM130 & RM180
Bookings: Call 03-4024 8715/4026 5558

TILL AUG 5, PORTRAITS OF PARADOX
Yau Bee Ling holds her first solo exhibition ‘Portraits of Paradox’ after an illustrious career spanning nearly thirteen years. Born in Klang in 1972, she studied painting at the Malaysian Institute of Art(MIA),graduating in 1995. Since then she has exhibited her works extensively both locally and abroad, and is a well-known artist on the Malaysian art scene.
Venue: Wei Ling Gallery, No. 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields
Time: Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm; Sat:10am-5pm (Sun : By Appointment)
Details: Call 03-2260 1106/7

TILL SEPT 1, MEGA SALE CARNIVAL
Enjoy astounding discounts and special offers during Malaysia’s biggest annual sale carnival! There’s value for money for everyone out there at the countless shopping malls and stores nationwide.
Venue: Participating shopping complexes.
Details: Call 03-2698 1033

AUG 11-SEPT 4, CONDITIONAL LOVE - PAINTED STORIES
Features nearly twenty new works by artist Anurendra Jegadeva. Venue: Wei-Ling Gallery, No.8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields
Time: Mon-Fri (12-7pm); Sat (10-5pm). Closed Sundays
Details: Call 03-2260 1106/07, 012-3025302

AUG 15-31, INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
Watch the sky being lighted up with impressive fireworks displays. The competition features various countries vying to craete a grand theatre of pyrotechnics. Be part of this magical, glittering evening.
Venue: Putrajaya
Details: Call 03-26937111
Website: www.motour.gov.my

TILL AUG 16, ART EXHIBITION - 'THE GARDEN' BY KEN YAU
Ken Yau explores the relationship between earth and humanity. His works are dominated by strong colours, flowers, animals, human expressions in the form of dancing, meditation, crying and laughter. Happiness and sadness, wealth and poverty, success and failure, clarity and confusion, what is real and what is not? Can one truly experience one without the other? The artist invites us to question and explore this theme.
Venue: Alliance Fran├žaise de Kuala Lumpur, 15, Lorong Gurney,
Time: Monday to Saturday; 9am to 8pm
Details: Call 03-2694-7880

17-24 AUG, NANYANGISM 2008
Art Exhibition in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts & the 25th Anniversary of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association Malaysia
Venue: Ground Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243, Jln Bukit Bintang
Time: 11.00am-6.00pm
Details: Call 03-2141 2003 / 2143 9236

TILL AUG 24, DISCLOSURE
This solo exhibition features the works of Ahmad Zakii Anwar, one of Malaysia's leading figurative painters. A major influence on the development of figurative realism within painting in contemporary Malaysian art practice, this exhibition traces the development as well as future direction taken by Ahmad Zakii Anwar in his career as an artist.
Venue: Main gallery, Galeri Petronas, KLCC
Time: 10am to 8pm
Details: Call 03-2051 5930

AUG 31, MERDEKA MONTH CELEBRATION
Malaysia celebrates its 51st year of Independence. Highlights include parades, fireworks displays and much more! Join in the merriment!
Venue: Kuala Lumpur
Details: Call 03-2615 8188/8888 1957

TILL OCT 25, BEYOND ORIENTALISM: HOW THE WEST WAS WON OVER BY ISLAMIC ART
The exhibition looks further than Orientalist art. Instead of being about how European and American artists depicted the Islamic world, it shows how the Islamic world changed aesthetics in the West. This is most visible in the decorative arts, especially glass and ceramics, but it also applies to architecture and ‘fine’ art.
Venue: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah Perdana
Time: 10am - 6pm
Details: Call 03-2274 2020

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