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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 

TEDXUniversityofMalaya Open Mic
13 March 2020
Sandbox Cafe & Co

Uncharted: Demo 4
14 March 2020
Drum Asia Jamming Studio

BNHS at Rockaway Fest
14 March 2020
Bukit Jalil National Stadium

Kirana Kay Two Nights of Jazz – 20th March 2020
20 March 2020
Jao Tim, Kuala Lumpur

MYSE 2020 (Malaysia Youth Saxophone Ensemble)
29 March 2o2o
The Saxophone Store

Riot Fest
4 April 2020
Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Selangor

Teater Muzikal Sudirmania 2020
17 April 2020pin
MaTiC, Tourism Malaysia

Art Exhibitions & Craft Markets
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Between The Lines A Solo Show by Trexus
20 February – 22 March 2020
Hin Bus Depot

Theatre & Comedy 

24 JAM DALAM 37 TAHUN
5 – 15 March 2020
Lot’ng Arts Space

Teater Normcore: Masam Manis
Until 15 March 2020
KongsiKL

My Beautiful Water
22 March 2020
REXKL

The Tempest
25 March 2020
PJ Live Arts

50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
27 – 29 March 2020
Lot’ng Arts Space, Subang Jaya

And Then Came Spring
3 April 2020
Damansara Performing Arts Centre

Literature & Poetry

Book Launch | Behind Barbed Wire by Tan Teng Phee
14 March 2020
Gerakbudaya

Sharpened Word March Session with PWW
14 March 2020
Perak Women For Women Society (PWW)

ILHAM Conversations: Apa Apa
14 March 2020
Ilham Gallery

Majority Voting as a Catalyst of Populism | Lecture + Book Launch with Peter Emerson
15 March 2020
Gerakbudaya

Oral Fixation – A Spoken Word Event feat. Cat Brogan
21 March 2020
MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur

World Poetry Day 2020
21 March 2020
Lit Books

Exhibition | The Pattern Book by Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson
21 March 2020 – 20 April 2020
Hikayat, George Town

Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur 2020
27 March 2020
Dewan Tun Razak 3, PWTC

Book Launch: William Tham’s The Last Days
28 March 2020
Lit Books

Yeoh Jo-Ann in conversation with Two Book Nerds Talking
11 April 2020
Lit Books

Life, Film & Culture

Award Winners, Nominees & Snubs / 3rd MAR FotW / Session A
21 March 2020
Amenic Film Space

ILHAM x SAM: Malaysian Experimental Shorts
22 March 2020
Ilham Gallery

Lff2020 x French Film Festival
19 March – 26 April 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu

Workshops, Forums, Contests & Festivals
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Fill The Gap: Performance Arts Workshop with Le Phuong Nhi
14 March 2020
Rimbun Dahan, Kuang

An Introduction to Nusantara Theatrical Combat – Workshop
15 March 2020
Five Arts Centre

Workshops : A Weekend of Comics and Illustration
27 March 2o20
Hikayat, George Town

Paper Plate Sketch Competition
28 March 2020
Beans Depot

SHORT STORY Workshop for Beginners
4 April 2020
Ilham Gallery

Arts Funders Symposium
16 April 2020
Sasana Kijang BNM

Short + Sweet Malaysia – Theatre & Musical Workshops (KL)
18 April 2020
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

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

In Real Life: Open for Submission

Gerakbudaya English Manuscript Submission 

Rockaway Festival 2020
Car Park B, Stadium Bukit Jalil

Elsewhere in Southeast Asia 

Under the stars
21 March – 20 September  2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

Some mysterious process – 50 years of collecting international art
18 April – 16 August 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia

BETTER NOT BITTER Launch
20 March 2020
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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

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

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