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What’s on this week in KL
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry screening
It might be hard for us KLites to send Legos to artist and activist Ai Weiwei but we can learn more about him at this screening. The documentary chronicles his projects, exhibitions and clashes with Chinese authorities. Tickets are limited and comes with complimentary ‘creative juice’. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Justin Martin live at Zouk
San Francisco’s house DJ and producer Justin Martin made a name for himself back in 2003 with his first record ‘The Sad Piano’ on Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly label. This single became a huge hit and catapulted Martin into the house and techno scene. He will be taking control of the decks at Apex Lounge with his melodic yet strong beats and will be accompanied by home-grown hero DJ X.U supporting him for the night.
Time Out Dine Out
It's Time Out KL's first urban picnic and you're invited. Some of the city's most popular restaurants and cafés will gather on the Avenue K rooftop for a one-day only food festival, so bring a picnic mat and some fellow hungry foodies for a fun day out. Come and sample food and drinks from Wondermama, Bijan, La Risata, Inside Scoop, Jaslyn Cakes, Sangkaya, The Daily Grind and many more. The RM65 ticket price gives you food from all participating vendors, and we'll also throw in some free drink coupons to redeem beer and soft drinks. Come one, come all!
Justlife Shop’s upcoming edition of Mari Market will be away from the city, specifically Sungai Buloh. Expect a wide range of organic food products and arts and crafts items to spruce up your desk. Not using organic as just a buzzword, there will even be an organic farmer’s market for you to buy fresh produce. And remember to bring your own shopping bag (or buy one from the vendors) as this will be a plastic bag-free event.
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