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Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (January 10-16)

These are our top picks for the week of January 10-16. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Choice at the nearest newsstands.

Happy @ 80
To mark Dr. Jolly Koh’s 80th birthday, Happy @ 80 is a solo exhibition showcasing a selection of vibrantly colored and sophisticated works by the renowned artist, all of which are inspired by nature and showcase his sublime artistry. The artist studied painting at Hornsey College and art education at the University of London.

G13 Gallery, Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, SS7/26 Kelana Jaya, PJ. January 10-29. Daily, 11am-5pm; closed on Sun. Call 013 234 2126 for more information.

Men on Women: Torch Songs reinterpreted
Performed by an all-male lineup – Dai, Dennis Lee and Joel Wong, accompanied by Mak Chi Hoe as musical director and pianist – this show reimagines widely recognized songs by iconic female artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Adele and Whitney Houston , as well as several tunes from well-established musicals like Les Misérables and Cabaret. Directed by Ian Chow, Mark Beau de Silva and Zhafir Muzani, Men on Women: Torch Songs reinterpreted is a compilation of heartbreaking songs, individual singer interpretations and personal stories.

klpac, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. January 13, 14 & 15 (8 p.m.); January 16 (3 p.m.). RM38. Book your tickets here.

Harapan Di Hadapan
Harapan Di Hadapan is a multidisciplinary production composed of four different performances. The first is You and me, a theatrical showcase led by award-winning storyteller Tristen ZiJuin. The second act includes a diabolo dance, Perseverance, performed by choreographer Ryn Mah (pictured), illustrating the journey of her transformation, which is then followed by Give back my right to life, which lets audiences bond with two furious animals who lost their families to reckless driving. Recently, Putus Air by Tarrant Kwok closes the show with the story of three roommates dealing with a water break.

Damansara Performing Arts Center, H-01, Damansara Empire, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. January 14 and 15 (8 p.m.); January 16 (3 p.m.). RM58. Book your tickets here.