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This list is updated weekly.  Last Updated: December 2, 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

Friends of MUSIC (Featuring Animations Music)
5 December 2019
DPAC

Ohrwurm 9th Birthday pres. Gerd Janson (Running Back, GER)
5 December 2019
Kyo KL

Publika Sessions #9
6 December 2019
Publika

Ultimate Music Crawl – A Celebration of 10 Memorable Years
6 – 7 December 2019
KLPAC

Originals Only Open Mic #17
7 December 2019
Geographer Café Kuala Lumpur

Maha Jeffery’s Birthday Bash
7 December 2019
Merdekarya

KOM!
14 December 2019
The Star Pitt St., George Town Penang

Music for a while
17 December 2019
Ilham Gallery

Poolside Open Mic #120 ft. Yuta Tanaka
19 December 2019
The Swimming Club

Karnival Open Mic Malaysia 2019
21 December 2019
PLOY at Clearwater

 

Arts & Craft

A Portrait Conversation & Menua Kitai
25 November – 8 December, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Komeil Zarin: Where I tried to double park
29 November – 13 December, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Be-Longing Exhibition
1 December 2019 – 15 January 2020
Valette Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Exhibition Opening – “Too Much, Too Empty 太 空 太 滿” by Zelin Seah
5 – 21 December 2019
pin Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur

The BUNCH Ipoh Connections Celebrates Art & Creative Life
6 – 8 December 2019
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间, Ipoh

Resurrected: A Radiant Awakening, a solo show by Elaine Wong
6-8 December 2019
Tin Alley 锡米巷文创空间, Ipoh

Seloka at Tangsi
7 December 2019
10 Jalan Tangsi

Opening of The Body Politic and The Body
7 December 2019
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Makers Unravel: Shika Corona
14 December 2019
Malaysia Design Archive, Kuala Lumpur

Unwrap With Us This Christmas
14 December 2019
Coco Cabana Miri

Biro Kaji Visual George Town, solo exhibition by Hoo Fan Chon
14 December 2019 – 7 January 2020
Narrow Marrow, Penang

Theatre, Comedy & Musicals

Reclaim
6 December 2019
Five Arts Centre

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

A Man for All Seasons
7 – 15 December 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Literature & Poetry

Oral Fixation – A Spoken Word Event feat. Gwendoline Esther Hay
5 December 2019
Creatorspace Co-working & Events

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Kuala Lumpur 2019
6-16 December 2019
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Up close & personal with Tash Aw
14 December 2019
Lit Books, Kuala Lumpur

Of parodies and fan fiction with Suffian Hakim
22 December 2019
Lit Books

Film & Photography


KSFM presents ‘Lost in Translation’
4 December 2019
REXKL

KLEX 2019: Zero One 0 1: Film Screening Programmes
6 December 2019
REXKL

Reconfiguring Design: Imagining Other Practices
7 December 2019
Malaysia Design Archive

EUNIC Film Screening: Parents
10 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur

KSFM presents ‘The Willow Tree’
11 December 2019
REXKL

The Weekend Japanese Film Show (December 2019)
14 December 2019
Gsc Nu Sentral

Dance

PheNoumenon / T.H.E Dance Company – Short Residency
2 December 2019
KongsiKL

Ballet Choreography Workshop ’19
2 -7 December 2019
DPAC

When Bells Meet Buckets
6 – 7 December 2019
KuAsh Theatre, Kuala Lumpur

Kongsi-Kongsi III
8 December 2019
Five Arts Centre

Ceroc Masquerade Dance Party
12 December 2019
PJ Live Arts

History, Culture & Festivals

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Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery’s (MAG) Children’s Festival
22 October – 15 December, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Ipoh International Art Festival
30 November – 8 December 2019
Ipoh

Batu Aceh tombstone of the Sultan of Melaka by Dr. Heba
6 December 2019
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Partner Yoga
6 December 2019
Tin Alley, Ipoh

A Very Merry RIUH
7 – 8 December 2019
Sentul Depot, Kuala Lumpur

Auditions, Open Calls, Forums, Workshops & Competitions

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Life Value Auction
4 December 2019
WORQ Coworking Space

Alternate Realities: UM Postgraduate Colloquium 2019
6 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Fun at the Museum: Mamluk Art on Glass Workshop
7 December 2019
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

A Starry Christmas Night
7 -8 December 2019
Bayan Lepas, Penang

A Plant With A Weave Workshop
8 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Auditions for A Couple of Secrets
13 – 14 December 2019
Penang

Project 04 : Energize your photographs
15 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur

An ‘Orientalist from Within’?: Manuel Of Malacca
17 December 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Chapbook Contest
Deadline: 5 January 2020

In Real Life: Open for Submission

Elsewhere in Southeast Asia

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

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

Singapore Comic Con
7 – 8 December 2019
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Arty Afternoon: Storytelling and Puppet-Making Workshop
15 December 2019
Singapore

Uncle Ringo presents The Great Circus of Europe
20 December 2019 – 01 January 2020
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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