7 Things to do this FMCO weekend: 5 & 6 June 2021
Life in lockdown
1. Stream theatre performances from KLPAC
When: 5 & 6 June, 8.30pm
Price: RM23 per ticket
Throughout the month of June, KLPAC and The Actors Studio will be streaming performances online via CloudTheatre under its [email protected] (Watch From Home) banner. This weekend, Short+Sweet Malaysia will be premiering the final two segments of its annual programme, namely Short+Sweet Dance and Short+Sweet Theatre. One ticket will grant you access to five dance works and four short plays per night—each performance lasting about 10 minutes to serve you a total of 120 minutes of theatrical treats. Funds will go towards our local theatre industry and the resilient talents who are keeping it alive.
For more information or to see the full line-up of shows, visit CloudTheatre.
2. Click and collect healthy meals from Agrain
When: 11am to 8pm on weekdays; 11am to 7pm on weekends and public holidays
Where: Agrain Click & Collect Store, No.22-1, Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Agrain has pivoted towards digital platforms to meet the needs of consumers who want to eat healthier. Its latest mobile dining effort sees the launch of a new Click and Collect store in Desa Hartamas, allowing customers to order healthy food options online and pick them up from the outlet in just 15 minutes. Thanks to the Curbside Collect concept that’s similar to a drive-thru, customers can collect their meals safely and efficiently from their cars without hassle. Alternatively, takeaway and delivery is still available from other Agrain outlets.
To view the menu or make an order, visit agrain.my.
3. Join adidas's 'Run for the Oceans' challenge
Lock in those kilometres this week/end because every km counts in the 'Run for the Oceans' challenge, which is happening from now till World Oceans Day on 8 June. For the unfamiliar, the challenge is a collaboration between adidas and Parley to help raise awareness about marine plastic pollution as well as to reduce said plastic waste. It's the fourth year that they're doing it, and to date, the collaboration has seen over three million runners from around the world uniting for this cause, clocking in a total of 25.5 million kilometres and raising US$2.5 million to help Parley with its initiatives and educational programs.
This year, for every km tracked with the adidas Running app, the brand will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles—up to a maximum of 500,00 lbs (approximately 226,796 kg)—from beaches, remote islands and coastlines. You can run, jog, walk, or wheelchair to take part, so long as you track it with the app.
As we're currently under FMCO, just bear in mind to adhere to the SOPs set by the government: You're allowed to run outdoors with physical distancing of two to three metres, from 7am to 8pm within the neighbourhood. Alternatively, you can always start investing in home gym equipment or try out fitness gaming.
For more information and to sign up, visit adidas.com.my/runfortheoceans.
4. Start streaming Disney+ Hotstar
ICYMI: Disney+ Hotstar is finally in Malaysia as of June 1. With over 800 films and 18,000 episodes offered at launch, we could spend all weekend just binge-watching our favourite shows. From Disney+ Originals (don’t miss Marvel Studios’ WandaVision and Loki!) and classic films to blockbuster releases and even the award-winning Nomadland, the (film and TV) world is your oyster on this streaming platform.
Disney+ Hotstar is available for streaming at the price of RM54.90 for three months. Alternatively, Astro offers special packages—Movies Pack customers will only need to top up RM5 per month while non-Movies Pack customers will enjoy other attractive bundles.
For more information, visit hotstar.com/my.
5. Try a plant-based burger from EQ
When: From June 3, 8am to 8pm daily (last order at 7.45pm)
Where: Etoile Bistro, EQ (available for takeaway and delivery)
To celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, why not go vegan for a day (or at the very least, for one meal) to lower your carbon footprint? EQ’s Etoile Bistro has teamed up with Los Angeles-based meat substitute brand Beyond Burger to launch the 100 per cent vegan, plant-based Etoile Beyond Burger, with no soy or gluten. Reflecting the name Etoile—which means “star” in French—the burger features star-shaped buns and a plant-based patty topped with crisp lettuce and tomatoes. Optional add-ons include hand-cut fries, avocados, portobello mushrooms and salsa.
To order, call +603 2789 7839/7840 or WhatsApp +6012 278 9329.
6. Catch the Singapore Festival of Arts 2021 online
When: 5 to 20 June 2021
Where: SIFA on Demand
Price: S$15 for individual tickets; S$60 for all-access bundle
Good news for Malaysians—despite the borders being closed for international travel, we can now “visit” the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021 online. Due to new regulations restricting in-person events, SIFA 2021 will be going virtual starting this weekend, featuring a list of curated programmes—from theatrical productions to dance and musical performances, to films—presented in the form of videos. The ticketed virtual arts festival will also feature two Malaysian artists, Sukania Venugopal and Tan Guo Lian Sutton, joined by other international artists in the hybrid production, The Year of No Return.
Discover the full line-up of live performances, special ensembles, and theatrical treats on the SIFA website.
7. Order in from a new café in the Klang Valley
We all miss café hopping and discovering new places in town, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still order takeaway or delivery from Klang Valley’s latest dining spots. Check out the latest edition of #BUROEats to discover our list of new cafes and restaurants to try this month.
For more ideas, check out our last BURO Weekend Guide here.