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Arts What's On In September 2020: 8 Things To See & Do

What's On In September 2020: 8 Things To See & Do

Photo: Lucas Allmann / Pexels
Photo: Lucas Allmann / Pexels
By Iskandar Ameen
August 31, 2020
September is shaping up to be a month of artistic experiences, plus the first ever virtual Miss Malaysia Universe pageant

1/8 Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2020


Back for its 24th edition, this annual event, which started on Aug 19, goes online this year but still showcases many fascinating works such as the "Her Perspective" collection by women photographers and "The Lockdown Series" that features images taken during the MCO. There is also a slew of seminars to deepen your insight on photography in Malaysia. 

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2/8 Conversation With Basquiat @ Artemis Art Gallery

Left: Samoldshitsamoldhits1 by Ronald Caringal, Right: Mr. Q by Dedy Sufriadi
Samoldshitsamoldhits1 by Ronald Caringal (left); Mr. Q by Dedy Sufriadi


Art enthusiasts who are familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat's neo-expressionist works in the 1980s will love this two-part exhibition at Artemis Art Gallery that showcases the artist's influence on his contemporary Asian counterparts.

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3/8 Malaya Relived: Merdeka @ YouTube

The cast of Malaya Relived: Merdeka
The cast of 'Malaya Relived: Merdeka'


Relive Liver & Lung Productions' historical musical Malaya Relived: Merdeka, which premiered in Kuala Lumpur last year, on their YouTube channel. The original production explores freedom and forbidden love, and stars Prem Sagar and Hannah Shields, among others.

Click here to stream.

4/8 Voices of the Young @ klpac

Photo: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Photo: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre


Life Sdn Bhd has never shied away from addressing social issues through the performing arts, and this year the arts series highlights another important issue: children empowerment. Running for four days at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, the show features young talents Adry Bashir, Syed Qodeem and Badrish Bahadur.

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5/8 Spectrum: An Evening of Instrumental Artistry @ DPAC

Photo: Damansara Performing Arts Centre
Photo: Damansara Performing Arts Centre


Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) presents a month-long lineup of outstanding local musicians in a four-part spectacle called Spectrum. From a multi-medium show titled The Boutique of Dreams to the jazz-meets-aria Les Fleurs . Les Femmes featuring Malaysian soprano Evelyn Toh, it promises to be a musical feast like no other.

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6/8 Miss Universe Malaysia 2020 e-Gala

Photo: Miss Universer Malaysia Organisation
Photo: Miss Universer Malaysia Organisation


Inevitably stripped down but no less grand, the Miss Universe Malaysia pageant is happening virtually this year in light of the pandemic. Live stream the competition to find out which of the 18 finalists will win the coveted title. Twenty per cent of the proceeds will be donated to Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.

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See also: Datin Elaine Daly On The First-Ever Virtual Miss Universe Malaysia

7/8 #MYSlangMYPride Weekend Bazaar @ The LINC KL

Photo courtesy of The Linc KL
Photo courtesy of The Linc KL


Show some love for local entrepreneurs and homegrown brands at The LINC KL's Traders Market held in conjunction with the mall's #MYSlangMYPride campaign.

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See also: 7 Ways To Unwind At The LINC KL

8/8 Southeast Asia Watercolor Exhibition @ National Art Gallery, Langkawi


If you're in Langkawi during this period, pen in your list of things to do this exhibition at the National Art Gallery on the island. It features 118 gorgeous artworks from artists across region, including Direk Kingnok (Thailand), Galuh Taji Malela (Indonesia), Myint Naing (Myanmar) and Azman Nor (Malaysia). 

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