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Last Updated: September 16, 2019.

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

String Quartet Live Performance
Every Thursday
Grand Lobby of Menara KEN TTDI

Chamber Concert – 18 SEP 2019
27 September, 2019
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

YKLS sings the Great American Songbook feat. WVC Jazz Ensemble
19 – 22 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Raiders Of The Lost Ark In Concert
21 September, 2019
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Bach, Barrios, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco
22 September, 2019
Rumah Attap Library & Collective 亞答屋84號圖書館

MONO NOWHERE NOW HERE ASIA TOUR IN KUALA LUMPUR 2019
26 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Iron Mic
27 September, 2019
The Iron Fairies KL

Songs To Be Remembered
28 – 29 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Handshake Concert by Rattle & Hum Society
4 October 2019
Auditorium DBKL

Arts & Craft

Hin Paint Jam 2019
14-29 September 2019
Hin Bus Depot

Kecik-kecik Group Show
22 August – 3 November 2019
Hin Bus Depot, Penang

Tun M Custom Show
20 September – 20 October, 2019
Titikmerah, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI)

Healing Through Art
23 September, 2019
RUANG by Think City

Artscape ver 1.3 “Luminosity”
28 September, 2019
Commune,level 5, Sunway Velocity Mall

The “Paint Like a Beast: Fauvism” workshop for beginners
28 September, 2019
Penang

Drop-X 2.0 Industreboot
5 October 2019
Oasis Square – Piazza & Village

Theatre, Comedy & Musicals

Sepet the Musical
19 – 29 September, 2019
GMBB, Kuala Lumpur

The BIG LOL Show
19 – 20 September, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Women in Love : A Night at the Opera
21 September, 2019
Syeun Hotel, Ipoh

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2019: Musical (KL)
25 – 29 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Kandar Comedy with some Papadoms
26 September 2019
Twenty20Two

Let’s WAK The Funny
27 – 28 September, 2019
Kuching Old Courthouse

Exchange Theatre: IN ONE BOAT – on school bullying
28 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Storytelling: Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST (for 6 years old and above)
28 – 29 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Lets Get Ready To Grumble
5 October, 2019
PJ Live Arts

Literature & Poetry

Malaysia Day Flash Sale
16 September, 2019
Gerakbudaya

MYWritersFest2019 Launch
16 September, 2019
The Intermark Kuala Lumpur, Level 3

Silent Book Club | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
22 September 2019
Gerakbudaya

Book Launch & Yoga: Journey into the mind of Raisa Gabrielli
28 September, 2019
Gerakbudaya

Meet the Author: Tunku Halim
28 September, 2019
Lit Books, PJ

Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition Finals, Malaysia
29 September, 2019
HELP University

SF Book Discussion: Cyberpunk Malaysia
30 September, 2019
Common Ground, Ara Damansara

Kuala Lumpur Alternative Bookfest (KLAB) 2019
4 – 6 October, 2019
Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Film & Photography

Film Premiere: Bila Kami Bersatu
21 September, 2019
Jaya One, PJ

Reel Talk | Gubra : Image of the Malay Woman in Film
29 September, 2019
Gerakbudaya

SeaShorts Film Festival 2019
25 September, 2019
Melaka

FreedomFilmFest 2019
21 – 28 September, 2019
FreedomFilmFest, PJ

Dance

 

Tour de Force of Ballet Manila
20 – 22 September, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Panggung Rakyat – Edisi Tarian Portugis
21 September, 2019
Jalan Raja, Pusat Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur

Nambuyunan Rhythm Nation – The World Dance Cup 2019 Show
23 September, 2019
Auditorium Dbkl

Tarian Klasik Melayu
27 September, 2019
Dewan TAR, MaTiC

Chitrangada by Kshetra Academy
25 October, 2019
The Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur

History, Culture & Festivals

Youth & the Climate Crisis: Ambassadors for Change
17 September, 2019
WORQ Coworking Space (KL Gateway)

Indigenous Languages Exhibition Opening at CMIS Hub
17 September, 2019
Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies

Climate Strike KL 2019
20 September, 2019
Me.reka Makerspace

Magickal Mystery Masterclass #2 @ The Fusion Longhouse
20 September, 2019
The Fusion Longhouse

A Conversation on: Abortion, Through The Stars
21 September, 2019
All Women’s Action Society (AWAM)

Banana Leaf: A Celebration of Malaysian Indian Arts & Culture
4 October, 2019
GMBB Kuala Lumpur

Urbanscapes 2019
16 – 24 November, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Towards Media Freedom & Combating Fake News in Malaysia
26 November 2019
Sunway University

Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition Finals, Malaysia
29 November 2019
HELP University

Tattoo Malaysia Expo 2019
29 November – 1 December, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Auditions, Open Calls, Workshops & Competitions

AUDITION : SERU! Identity In Motion
19 – 21 September 2019
KLPAC

IUMW SLAM OFF
Run by IUMW Literary Arts Club
Deadline: 27 September, 2019

Open Call: Southeast Asian Arts Residency 2020
Run by Rimbun Dahan
Deadline: 30 September, 2019

BMW Shorties 2019
Run by BMW
Deadline: 11 October, 2019 @ 6pm

Visual Storytelling Workshop: Introduction
6 October, 2019
National Library of Malaysia

Pun Competition Ep.6
2 November, 2019
The Joke Factory, Kuala Lumpur

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