The city is alive with the sound of music! Welcoming in a brand new month is a scoop of colourful events, like The Berlin KL’s famous Berlin is Burning night where fashion gets feisty in a catwalk-off, artist Bono Stellar shares her journey through art, and Pinchos in Changkat serves their patrons he perfect combo: gin and tapas. Take your pick and pencil it in:
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Nawwar Shukriah Ali, fondly known as Bono Stellar, is having her first solo show at Petaling Jaya’s newest art space. The exhibition is named after the Greek word for ‘flourishing’ or ‘well-being’ which perfectly captures the artist’s vision of reconciling the complexities of being human through bright colours and light-reflective materials.
The themed night is inspired by the movie Paris is Burning, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Pose on Netflix — so you know this is one pulling out all the stops. Sign up to partake in the catwalk, ‘Vogue & Strike a Pose’, and lip sync competitions and you could walk away with cash prizes and drinks! Or simply dance the night away as DJ Shahrezzan Mustaffa Ezani takes the decks. In the mood for some competition? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them a message on Facebook.
It’s gin o’clock at Pinchos where a collection of gins are yours for the drinking, paired with delicious tapas. Bar manager M.I. Rony is the man of the hour as he creates gin-based cocktails with exotic gins such as NTC & SONS Premium Reserve Gin, Mombasa, Gin Mare & As De Picos. The tapas selection includes Grilled NZ Lamb Chop with Chimichurri Salsa and Premium Spanish Anchovies with Boquerones. Reservations are required.
Anything but miserable-sounding, the singer/songwriter travels the world playing shows known for being energetic, organic and vibrant. Miserable Man, as he calls himself, plays sets that combine Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady and Old Jazz. Come for the music, stay for his inspiring tales of travel.