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What fun, artistic and educational aka artsy events are on near you in Malaysia this week? Here's what! Click To Tweet

This is a handy list which comprises of events categorised into 8 sections: Music, Arts & Craft, Theatre, Comedy & Musicals, Literature & Poetry, Film & Photography, Dance, History & Culture, and Auditions, Open Calls, Workshops & Competitions.

This page is updated every Sundays. We recommend bookmarking this page to keep yourself on the look out for artsy events and happenings near you. Click on event titles to purchase tickets or to obtain more info!

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Music & Dance

Sid Sriram Live in Penang!
1 February 2020
S P Setia (Setia SPICE, Penang)

Prerna…the Inspiration
14 February 2020
The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur

Kinnara – MOON People
15 February 2020
The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur

23 February 2020
Plenary Theatre, KLCC

Art Exhibitions & Craft Markets

A Real Fake Forest by Tan Lay Heong
19 January – 9 February 2020
Hin Bus Depot, George Town

Garage Sale at Hin Bus Depot
1 February 2020
Hin Bus Depot, George Town

LAA LEEE LOOOO OUT of the BOX Solo Art Exhibition by Peter W
31 January 2020
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间, Ipoh

If Walls Could Talk, a Mindful Art Session
1 Feb 2020
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间, Ipoh

Live Painting of Peter W. by PK Lee
1 Feb 2020
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间, Ipoh

Theatre, Comedy & Films

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Open Crack! The Crackhouse Comedy Open-Mic Night
Every Wednesdays
Crackhouse Comedy Club KL

Re:Stage Seni Tiga Impermanence
17 January 2020

Pelancaran Teater Juta-Juta: Koleksi Skrip Teater Fasyali Fadzly
2 February 2020
Serambi Karya Bellamy

Shakespeare Demystified: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (klpac)
20 February 2020
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Literature & Poetry

Book Presentation: Practice Space
21 January 2020
Ilham Gallery

Gerakbudaya CNY Flash Sale | Books 30% Off
26 January 2020

Malam Sayu Berpuisi: #Wawasan2020
31 January 2020
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Sharpened Word with Irwan Junaidy & Hassan Muthalib
8 February 2020
22 Hale Street, Ipoh

Kongsi Reading: C. Ross’s Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire
13 February 2020
Ruang Kongsi, Penang

Shakespeare Demystified: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (penangpac)
15 February 2020
Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac)

Teater Normcore: Masam Manis
12- 15 March 2020

Life, Film & Culture

KSFM presents ‘Born Into Brothels’
22 January 2020

Makers Unravel: Chong Yan Chuah
1 February 2020
Malaysia Design Archive, KL

Namaste Bazaar 3.0 – Penang
2 February 2020
Penang Harmony Centre

The Pyramid of Souls – Mohammad Din Mohammad
20 February 2020
Ilham Gallery, KL

Workshops, Contests & Festivals

Nutmag 5th anniversary book project 
Submissions period: 1 Jan – 31 July 2020

Self-Authoring Workshop #1: Self-Publishing 101
22 January 2020
WORQ Coworking Space

Acrylic Pouring Art Workshop by Mekkolupo
31 January 2020
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间

In Real Life: Open for Submission

Rockaway Festival 2020
14 March 2020
Car Park B, Stadium Bukit Jalil

Elsewhere in Southeast Asia

Japan Supernatural, Sydney, New South Wales
2 November 2019 – 8 March 2020

Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
8 November, 2019 – 22 March, 2020
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Quilty, Art Gallery of NSW, New South Wales
9 November 2019 – 2 February 2020

Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969 – 1989)
19 November, 2019 – 15 March, 2020
National Gallery Singapore

Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends
6 December 2019 – 28 June 2020
National Gallery Singapore

Matisse & Picasso, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, New South Wales
13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020

Uncle Ringo presents The Great Circus of Europe
20 December 2019 – 01 January 2020
Bayfront Event Space, Singapore

Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2020
31 December 2019
Marina Bay and the Civic District, Singapore

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