What a week to explore, open your mind, and meet new (and cool) people. This weekend, we have the sold-out Good Vibes Festival taking place at Gohtong Jaya, so if you’re stuck in the city with no concrete plans, we’ve got your sorted. Leonardo Da Vinci’s works come to digital life at the National Art Gallery for just one month, the co-working space Worq is screening two popular, impactful TED Talks, Professor Dato’ Dr. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof shares insight into traditional theatre and finally, put those pesky medical myths we see on social media to rest at The Good Doctors festival.
High definition, true-to-size digital paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci will be displayed right here in Kuala Lumpur. 17 of the artist’s paintings, which today are located in various locations and museums around the world are to be expected, commemorating the life of Da Vinci 500 years since his death in 1519. Thank heavens for augmented reality! The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
Hands up if you’ve ever received forwarded emails or messages containing fake medical news. Frustrated not knowing who or what to trust these days? This event is for you. Learn more about your body and the publics role in our healthcare system so you can take care of your charge, attending talks and visiting booths set up by NGOs, and attend a community yoga class on Day 2. Specific talks that may interest you include ‘Healthcare for Expatriates’, and ‘Of Antibiotics & Vaccines’.
What would you do, if you knew you wouldn’t fail at it? Naturally, something comes to mind almost instantly. Bring your idea to life with encouragement through the screening of two impactful TED talks, discussion and self-reflection. The first is titled ‘A kinder, gentler philosophy of success’ by Alain de Botton, examining our ideas of success and failure while the other; ‘Why you should define your fears instead of your goals’ by Tim Ferriss, teaches you a powerful exercise he calls “fear-setting”.
If you’ve ever felt like Western writings on traditional performing arts within the Southeast Asian landscape lacked essence, you’ll find your tribe here. Malaysian academic and writer Ghulam-Sarwar brings over 40 years of involvement in Southeast Asian traditional theatre to the table, as he provides insights into some of the pertinent issues in research and the need for new approaches towards a more meaningful appreciation of traditional theatre genres. The event takes place from 11am to 1pm.