Unbeatable Kaleidoscope 5 HANDS
August 2-5, 2018
Groove to the majestic beat of heart-pounding percussion performances by the HANDS Percussion group and international artists like Abbos Kosimov from Uzbekistan, U-Hee Company from South Korea and Ben Walsh from Australia in this exciting drumming festival made up of concerts, workshops and master classes.
Don’t miss the brand new title piece, UNBEATABLE composed by Tuan Leow Yunn and performed by Tan Su Yin, Mat Din, Prakash Kandasamy, Majd Hass, Ng Siu Yee and Leong Kah Miu from HANDS Percussion.
Against the Day
August 3-25, 2018
This group exhibition by OUR ArtProjects features the work of artists Chong Siew Ying, Gan Sze Hooi, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang, Minstrel Kuik and Nirmala Dutt. Titled ‘Against the day’ in reference to Thomas Pynchon’s postmodern novel, the exhibition draws attention to the raw emotion of drawings that are poignantly narrative in nature.
George Town Festival
August 4-September 2, 2018
Back for a ninth year, the George Town Festival promises an exciting line-up of performing art shows as well as photography and art exhibitions, workshops, musical showcases, markets, a film festival, creative talks, and more. Don’t miss GTF’s opening show KELANTAN: A Living Heritage and other fascinating performances here.
KL Fashion Week
August 8-12, 2018
Fashionistas need no reminders about this highly-anticipated event in Malaysia’s fashion scene. Now in its sixth year at Pavilion KL, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week will showcase the hottest ready-to-wear collections by local designers to a varied audience of industry leaders, textile and print experts and influential members of KL’s most fashionable. Click here for more information.
Aurora, A Tribute to Björk
August 9-12, 2018
Head to klpac (the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) to hear a unique arrangement by the Young KL Singers (YKLS) show choir as they perform the music of multi-hyphenate Icelandic artist Björk. Expect a thrilling mix of acapella, percussion, choreography and eye-catching visual projection designs.
The Middle Eastern Comedy Jam
August 10, 2018
What happens when several comedians of Middle Eastern descent gather under one roof? Once again, LOL Events is bringing the best of the international stand-up comedy scene to Malaysia with its latest show, The Middle Eastern Comedy Jam, starring host Ahmed Ahmed, America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Sammy Obeid, Crystal Marie Denha (Spiderman 3), Story Poker co-creator Omid Singh and Feraz Ozel, winner of the Funzine Comedy Competition.
Publika Jazz 2018
August 10-11, 2018
Three venues, two days, and more than 100 musicians forming 14 bands; the Publika Jazz Festival is back in KL. Among the artists in this year’s line-up are Indonesia’s Sandhy Sondoro, Havana Social Club, Evelyn Feroza & Friends and the Asian Jazz Kolektive (AJAKO) featuring musicians from Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. Click here to find out more.
Joanne Kam: La La Lian Nationwide Tour
August 10-24 August
Featuring brand new material packed into one 90-minute show, Joanne Kam’s La La Lian Tour will make a stop to tickle audiences in Penang on 10 and 11 August with shows also in Kuching (24 August) and Kota Kinabalu (26 August). Storytelling and comedy combine in epic proportions as Joanna shares her experiences from 26 years in entertainment.
Penny Tai Thief Asia Tour Live in Malaysia
August 11, 2018
Award-winning Taiwan-based Malaysian singer, songwriter and producer Penny Tai will be performing live at the Axiata Arena in KL for her ‘Thief’ Asia Tour. This will be Penny’s first solo concert in her homeland, so grab your tickets to see her before they run out!
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival Finale
August 18-19, 2018
Organised by Yayasan Sime Darby and klpac (the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre) is Malaysia’s biggest biennial free-for-all arts festival, themed ‘You, Me + The Arts’ and kicking off in February. The two-day finale features almost 350 arts activities performed across 19 different pocket locations around the klpac venue. For more information, click here.
Swiss Dream Circus
August 17-September 9, 2018
Take a dive into the captivating world of the circus with the fourth edition of the Swiss Dream Circus in Kuala Lumpur at Desa Parkcity. Bring the family along to enjoy the entertaining atmosphere and watch internationally acclaimed performers take to the stage to display their incredible artistic feats.
Boyzone’s 24th Anniversary World Tour in Malaysia
August 24, 2018
For the first time, 90’s Irish boy band Boyzone will perform in Malaysia for their 25th anniversary tour, their last time time touring and performing together as a group. Prepare for a nostalgic night of music and memories with the fantastic foursome consisting of Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy.
Swan Lake by Ballet West
August 24-26, 2018, August 31-September 2, 2018
If you love the classic tale of Prince Siegfriend and the beautiful Swan Princess Odette, don’t miss this enchanting full-length ballet production featuring world-class ballet performers from the UK’s Ballet West International Touring Company. Expect an evening of delightful music and renowned artistic talent at Genting International Showroom.
National Day Celebration 2018
August 31, 2018
This year’s National Day celebration is themed “Sayangi Malaysiaku” set to take place at the nation’s administrative capital of Putrajaya. Celebrate the Malaysia's historic 61st year of independence with fireworks, flags and generous postings of #Merdeka2018 photos on Instagram!
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