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Images sourced from bonwu_photography and Eddie Tan.

Last Updated: October 21, 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

Spirit – by Alena Murang
24 October, 2019
Chemsain Building, Kuching

Pastel Lite – Pop Bilik Tidur Album Launch
25 October, 2019
The Bee, Publika

Catch Up Session With Emmett
27 October, 2019
Hooligans Cafe, Puchong

Butterfingers Transcendence “20th Year Anniversary”
2 November, 2019
Stadium Malawati Shah Alam, 13 Persiaran Sukan

The 10th Malaysian Composers Concert Series 2019
4 – 9 November, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Rocking Broadway – Through The Annals of Rock Musicals
6 – 10 November, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Future Rising Presents: Shelhiel x Zulamran Hilmi
7 November, 2019
W Kuala Lumpur

NIGHT TAPE vol. 8
9 November, 2019
Moutou 無頭體

Catalyst : The Tribal Synthesis II
9 November, 2019
Me.reka Makerspace

Arts & Craft

Kecik-kecik Group Show
Until 3 November 2019
Hin Bus Depot Gallery, Penang

The 8” by 6” Project Launch
Until 24 October, 2019
The City Hall, Penang

Sherman Ong: Cock Head and Other Stories
Until 27 October, 2019
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya

Caring for Your Textile by Textile Unit
23 October, 2019
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Ilham Conversations: Performing Artist Tehching Hsieh
24 October, 2019
Ilham Gallery

Asia Comic Con Malaysia 2019
26 & 27 October, 2019
Mid Valley Exhibition Center (MVEC)

Game On x Pop- Up Market
26 – 28 October, 2019
Sunway Velocity Mall

Fall Into Wonderland With Us
26 October, 2019
Coco Cabana Miri, Sarawak

Sip & Paint Date Night : Banksy’s Balloon Girl & Boy
26 October, 2019
Art & Bonding, KL

iNYALA – Interactive Light Art Installation Exhibition
1 – 30 November, 2019
REXKL, Kuala Lumpur

Sip & Paint Night : Monet’s Water Lilies
1 November, 2019
Art & Bonding, KL

Designers / Retailers Clearance Market
2 November 2019
REXKL

Sip & Paint Night : Van Gogh’s Starry Night
2 November, 2019
Art & Bonding, KL

LEVEL UP PLAY: Gamer’s Day 2019
9 November 2019
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

KLVF 7
16 November 2019
Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia @ MaTiC, Jalan Ampang

Theatre, Comedy & Musicals

Short+Sweet Malaysia 2019: Theatre (KL)
23 October – 3 November, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

AiiA Presents: Late Night Comedy Improv at the Crackhouse!
24 October, 2019
Crackhouse Comedy Club KL

Ilham Conversations: Performing Artist Tehching Hsieh
24 October, 2019
Ilham Gallery

Awang Batil: Hikayat Cendawan Putih
25 October 2019
Malaysian Tourism Centre Or MATIC

Teater di Sawah Padi – Muzika Uda & Dara
25 October 2019
Padang Merbok Kuala Lumpur

Arcimboldo’s Feast
26 October 2019
Jalan Tangsi, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Preeto The Punjabi Aunty: A Malaysian Family Drama 
30 October – 2 November, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Laugh A Mania
31 October, 2019
The Platform at Menara KEN TTDI, Petaling Jaya

Teater Modular Redux
31 October – 3 November, 2019
Serambi Karya Bellamy

Dysforia
7 November, 2019
Lot’ng, Subang Jaya

Brohemia! A New Play
14 – 24 November, 2019
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Literature & Poetry

Book Discussion | Imagined Communities
23 October, 2019
Tintabudi

MYWritersFest2019 Finale
27 October, 2019
The LINC KL (360, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

NEW DATE: Book Discussion | Orientalism
28 October, 2019
Tintabudi

Horrorium : An annual night of horror
31 October, 2019
pin Creatorspace Co-working & Events, Petaling Jaya

Urbanscapes 2019: Panggung Puisi
16 – 24 November, 2019
Kwai Chai Hong 鬼仔巷, Kuala Lumpur

Film & Photography

BUKU TIGA LIMA | analogica
26 October 2019
Buku Tiga Lima, KL

Creator Con X MOBHouse Workshop
26 October 2019
CO3 Social Office

Tayangan BMW Shorties
16 – 24 November 2019
REXKL

BMW Shorties Awards Night 2019
23 November 2019
REXKL

Dance

 

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

Malaysia International Open Dance Competition 2019
25 October, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DANCEmandala: Moving in the Storm for the New Moon
26 October, 2019
Damai Studio and Café

Share The Love – All Style Battle 2019
26 October, 2019
BP Mall, Batu Pahat

The International Ballet Super Stars Gala 2019
26 – 27 October, 2019
Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

No Limit To Dance – KPOP Dance Cover Competition 2019
24 November 2019
MyTOWN Shopping Centre

History, Culture & Festivals

Kancil Festival 2019
24 October 2019
REXKL

Researching colonial history like a millennial
26 October 2019
Malaysia Design Archive

KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF) 2019
Ongoing until 27 October, 2019
Kuala Lumpur

Catalyst : The Tribal Synthesis II
9 November, 2019
Me.reka Makerspace, 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, Forums, Workshops & Competitions
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AUDITION : SERU! Identity In Motion
25 – 26 October 2019
KLPAC

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

OEPN TBLAE RPG Sessions
16 November, 2019
Creatorspace Co-working & Events, Petaling Jaya

Auditions by Forkbeard Musical Productions
30 November, 2019
Gurney Paragon Mall

Elsewhere in Southeast Asia

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Moonlight Cinema 2019
25 – 27 October, 2019
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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

Dastak 2019 Theatre Festival
9 – 17 November, 2019
Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore

30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)
21 November – 1 December 2019
Singapore

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

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