“Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers,” so famously said Thomas Tusser. While we don’t think the English poet meant champagne showers per se, we’ll take it anyway. This week, make plans to cosy up to art and culture by day — first at A+ Works of Art’s ‘Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang’, a name referring to a riddle in the movie ‘Nujum Pa’ Blalang’, directed by P. Ramlee. Just a couple of days later, #Skull opens at G13 Gallery and promises to be an eye-opening take to what society perceives as morbid. Need a drink to process it all? Joloko, one of Kuala Lumpur’s newest hot spots, will sweep you off your dancing feet but if we had you at champagne, Mamacina is where you’ll find it.
14 artists come together to showcase their interpretation of skulls and its symbolism. The exhibition seeks to unravel the subject seen commonly in art around the world, featuring 28 artworks in various styles and techniques. The lineup of talented artists include Shafiq Nordin, Arikwibowo Amril, Eddie Hara — just to name a few.
The gallery is hosting its fifth edition of ‘Kadang Kadang Dekat Dekat Akan Datang’ where the works of Phuan Thai Meng and Roslisham Ismail, also known as Ise, will be on display. Meng’s art acts as an artistic outlet for processing significant national events while sharing the stories of people the artist has met. Ismail, on the other hand, delves into his curiosities of relationships with his art, exploring connections between one’s living conditions, their environments and how they contrast in different areas.
Already one of our favourite bars at the moment, Joloko is about to get a lot more exciting with is first reggae-themed evenings. The venue has teamed up with Skank’in Singapore to present a DJ set brought to live with sounds of the saxophone and percussions. While you’re there, treat yourself to the spicy Caribbean style BBQ from the grill.
Can’t make it to Thailand for the famous Songkran water festival? Mamacina is throwing their own party, although you won’t want to waste a drop of champagne here. The bar is offering special prices on champagnes like Moët and Dom Pérignon, with DJ The Choobs on the decks. It’s recommended you come dressed for the occasion and don’t forget to pack a change of dry clothes.