Performances, exhibitions and exciting outdoor events await revellers as February is approaching.
Fans of live performances might want to check out electronic music maestro Matthias Meyer, Malaysian ‘world music’ singer Zainal Abidin, Indonesian chanteuse Krisdayanti, as well as a comedy show titled Laugh Die You!, a Langkawi eco-sport race and an art exhibition of works by local artist Norma Abbas.
Here are our top picks of events taking place in February:
Laugh Die You! (Pic courtesy of Facebook)
Laugh Die You!
(11 February at 7.30 pm; Resorts World Genting)
Good tidings await laughter lovers at this highly anticipated comedy event. Comedian Jen Han takes to the stage with Singapore’s funnyman Mark Lee and well-travelled comedian Jonathan Artherton.
(25 February at 7.00 pm; Kyō, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur)
Fans of electronic dance music might want to check this one out. Matthias Meyer is a house and techno DJ known for his special brand of sound. He is best known through tracks like “Tout Va Bien”, “Infinity” and “Crystal Rain”.
The Musical Journey of Zainal Abidin — 35th Anniversary Concert
(25 February at 8.30 pm; Plenary Hall KLCC)
This renowned rocker and world music virtuoso has enjoyed a career which spans over three decades. With much-loved critically acclaimed masterpieces such as “Hijau” and “Ikhlas Tapi Jauh”, it’s going to be a tour de force of a performance!
Krisdayanti (Pic courtesy of Facebook)
Krisdayanti ‘Romansa’ Concert
(24–26 February at 8.00 pm; Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur)
This Indonesian songstress is set to perform for three consecutive nights, and she will belt out more than 25 songs such as her hit ballad “Menghitung Hari” and her new singles, “Sleep to Dream” and “In Love Again”.
Mount Mat Chinchang SkyBridge (Pic courtesy of Facebook)
Mount Mat Chinchang SkyBridge Climb
(18 February; Langkawi)
The 4.5 km climb will take adventure travellers past the Middle Station of the cable car or SkyCab, across the spectacular SkyBridge, up to the Top Station and on toward the finish line at the peak of the mountain.
The programme is a part of the AKTION Langkawi, an eco-sports race series.
Norma Abbas: A Colourful Journey to a Promise
(Ongoing till 16 April; Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Museum and Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur)
An established local artist, Norma Abbas stands alongside notables such as Fatimah Chik and Selvam Selvaratnam. She is also an ardent follower of Picasso, and her works display a strong attachment to cubism and bright colours.
Check out the exhibition, titled Kembara Pelangi Menuju Janji in Malay. It features an array of Norma’s works from the ‘70s to the present, exhibited through two segments. They are ‘Proximity’, an expression of Norma’s experiences with her family, friends, cats and environment, and ‘Promise’, an affirmation of faith between man and God interwoven through a spectrum of colours and shapes.