What fun, artistic and educational events are on near you in Malaysia this week?

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

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Music


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

Timmy’s Little Concert
19 – 20 July, 2019
Monday Show Entertainment, Icon City

From NY to KL
19 July, 2019
The Saxophone Store, Kuala Lumpur

Cermor, Semai Folklore
21 July, 2019
The Whiteaways Arcade, Penang

Armour and Skin 2019
26 July, 2019
Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang

Power Up vol.11
27 July, 2019
RAW Art Space

Retro Rahman 2.0
3 August, 2019
Star Xpo Centre Kuala Lumpur

The Journey
10 – 11 August, 2019
Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Arts & Craft

George Town Festival 2019
13 – 28 July, 2019
George Town, Penang

Warna Warni George Town
13 – 27 July, 2019
George Town, Penang

Art Battle Malaysia #4
14 July, 2019
The Square, Publika, Kuala Lumpur

ART DISCOURSE: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE & ENVIRONMENT
14 July, 2019
Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

A Real Fake Forest
14 July, 2019
29, Lebuh Melayu, Penang

Art Pieces For Your Home
July 19, 2019
Glo Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Me.reka Make.Day!
19 July, 2019
Publika Shopping Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Isle to Isle: Design Forum
19 July, 2019
Royale Chulan Penang

FRACTURE / FICTION: SELECTIONS FROM THE ILHAM COLLECTION
20 July, 2019
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Green is Good Market
20 – 21 July, 2019
GMBB Mall

Weaving with Pandanus
20 July, 2019
The Whiteaways Arcade, Penang

Art in the City
20 – 21 July, 2019
George Town World Heritage Site, Penang

Curious Crafts Bazaar
26 July, 2019
1 Mont Kiara

Traders Market #5
26 July, 2019
Publika, Kuala Lumpur

Mosque Architecture in Melaka in Historical and Regional Context
27 July, 2019
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Interrogating the Political through the Arts -A Panel Discussion
27 July, 2019
ILHAM Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Yarn Painting Punch Needle Workshop
27 July, 2019
Oasis Village, Petaling Jaya

Thisnorthat Runway Presentation
27 July, 2019
Hin Bus Depot, Penang

The Extravaganza
28 July, 2019
Lebuh Pantai, Penang

Theatre, Comedy & Musicals

The Human Exhibit: Sex&Gender
4 – 14 July, 2019
AkuSembunyi, PJ

Don’t Let Usman Awang Know 《别让乌斯曼·阿旺知道的事》
11 – 14 July, 2019
Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Screaming in Silence
14 July, 2019
Auditorium A, Komtar, Penang

The Strangers
16 July, 2019
Stage 2, Penangpac

The Working Dead
18 July – 4 August, 2019
Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

INDICINELIVE! 6
18 July – 4 August, 2019
Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Kampong Chempedak
18 – 19 July, 2019
Auditorium A, Komtar, Penang

Fluorophone
19 – 20 July, 2019
Stage 2, Penangpac

Ghulam-Sarwar: Approaching Southeast Asian Theatre from Within
20 July, 2019
Malaysia Design Archive, Kuala Lumpur

Physical Theater Workshop by Leandro Kees
20 July, 2019
DPAC, Kuala Lumpur

Journey of a Baby Butterfly
20 July, 2019
Bangunan UAB, Penang

Funny Business with Kavin Jay & Friends
20 July, 2019
Soundmaker Studio, Penang

Teater Normcore: Double Bill
23 July, 2019
Bangunan UAB, Penang

Naga Ekor Empat: The Emerging Directors Lab 2019 Showcase II
25 July, 2019
Theatresauce, Subang Jaya

BIRD
26 July, 2019
Dewan Budaya USM, Penang

Literature & Poetry

Lit Books Trivia Night: Asian Literature
18 July, 2019
Lit Books, Kuala Lumpur

PEN Malaysia: First Public Meeting & Introduction
20 July, 2019
Lit Books, Kuala Lumpur

The Lion King at Sunway Pyramid
20 July, 2019
The Story Book, Kuala Lumpur

Queerlah Lumpur Poetry Slam
20 July, 2019
nose:NEST

BALOH ; Poetry X Debate at Gerakbudaya
July 21, 2019
Gerakbudaya, Petaling Jaya

Meet the Author: Suffian Hakim
27 July, 2019
Lit Books, Kuala Lumpur

LIGHT – A Staged Reading
27 July, 2019
The Whiteaways Arcade, Penang

Skype Session with Yangsze Choo
4 August, 2019
Lit Books, Kuala Lumpur

Film

The Unsettled Dust – Asian Short Film Festival
15 July, 2019
Hin Bus Depot, Penang

Satellite 2019: Southeast Asian Short Films Screening + Q&A
18 – 19 July, 2019
Hin Bus Depot, Penang

TDSC & SGIFF Present “Travelling Waves”
July 20, 2019
TDSC, Kuala Lumpur

Isle to Isle: Father
20 July, 2019
GSCinemas, Gurney Plaza, Penang

Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects Training Course (AUG)
Aug 6, 2019
Double Effect Training House, Subang Jaya


Dance

Dancesteps Studio 20th Anniversary Charity Gala Concert
17 July, 2019
Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Seni Tiga #06: 11:11 A Tribute to Loving
18 July, 2019
KongsiKL, Kuala Lumpur

The 2nd, Tutu Toe Dance Recital 2019 “Spice Up Your Life”
20 – 21 July, 2019
Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Soundance 25
20 July, 2019
RAW Art Space

Parama Padam in KL
3 August, 2019
Shantanand Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur

History & Culture

LepakLah! 2019
20 July, 2019
Dwi Emas International School, Shah Alam

Mencari Malaysia: Atas Angin: Malay Descriptions of the West
20 July, 2019
History Department, Universiti Malaya

Community Yoga, Potluck & Live Sketching
July 20, 2019
Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur

Know Your Rights! Workshop
20 July, 2019
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur

MIND the GAP: New perspectives on writing Malaysian history
20 July, 2019
Hikayat, George Town, Penang

Mai Main Kaki Lima!
20 – 21 July, 2019
George Town, Penang

Focus Group Discussion on Arts Education Advocacy
21 July, 2019
Five Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Researching colonial history like a millennial / 千禧世代的殖民地歷史研究法
25 July, 2019
Ruang Kongsi, Penang

SW on 27th July 2019 with Jahabar Sadiq & Jaspal Singh
27 July, 2019
Ipoh, Perak

Great New World – From Free Port to World Heritage Site
27 July, 2019
Bangunan UAB, Penang

Panglima Awang / Enrique de Mallaca: Antara Realiti atau Ilusi?
29 July, 2019
Muzium Warisan Melayu, Universiti Putra Malaysia

GANGEROOSE POP-UP
3 August, 2019
George Town, Penang

A Country for Outliers Public Symposium
3 August, 2019
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Auditions, Open Calls & Competitions

Screenwriting Competition
Run by Kuman Pictures & Feisk Productions
Deadline: 31 August, 2019

Audition Call for Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons)
Run by Taylor’s University & The Actor’s Studio
27 & 28 July, 2019

WANTED: Your Personal Finance Fiction/Non-Fiction Stories! (PAID CONTEST)
Run by Ringgit Oh Ringgit
Deadline: 31 July, 2019


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