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Arts What's On: 14 Things To See & Do In October

What's On: 14 Things To See & Do In October

Photo: Shawn Mendes Official (Facebook)
Photo: Shawn Mendes Official (Facebook)
By Syameen Salehaldin
By Syameen Salehaldin
September 30, 2019
October is jam-packed with all kinds of activities from various art showcases to a pop concert by Shawn Mendes

1/14 Shangri-la Hotel Pink Afternoon Tea

Photo: Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Now until October 31, 2019

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, Shangri-la collaborated with Bowerhaus in curating a special Pink Afternoon Tea menu to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA). Guests will be able to indulge in the afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge and own one personalised Bowerhaus Pink Brooch with every set purchased. The pastry team at Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, headed by Chef Fariza has curated a menu that consists of decadent treats such as Salmon Choux Bagel with Watercress and Ikura, Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini, Babaganoush on Beetroot Blinis and many more. 

Price:

RM190 nett for 2 people; RM320 nett for 2 people (inclusive of sparkling prosecco wine) 

Call 03-2074 3900 or email restaurantreservations.slkl@shangri-la.com to make reservations or click here for more details. 

2/14 Art Bazaar

Photo: Art Bazaar
Photo: Art Bazaar

Now until October 6, 2019

An exhibition organised by Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery to showcase the work of emerging Malaysian artists, the bazaar also features an art talk and a live art demonstration.

Click here for more details. 

3/14 The Cooler Lumpur Festival

Photo: The Cooler Lumpur Festival
Photo: The Cooler Lumpur Festival
Photo: The Cooler Lumpur Festival
 

Now until October 6, 2019

The festival returns for its 7th year at Publika. It's the first and only festival in Southeast Asia that revolves around the concept of ideas. This year, the festival focuses on climate change, gender equality, poverty, and many more.

Click here for more details.  

4/14 Alternative Bookfest

Photo: Fixi
Photo: Fixi

October 4 until October 6, 2019

In conjunction with The Cooler Lumpur Festival, the Kuala Lumpur Alternative Bookfest puts the spotlight on the independent publishing scene in Malaysia. 

Click here for more details. 

5/14 Sepet The Musical

Photo: Liver & Lung
Photo: Liver & Lung

October 4 until October 6, 2019

Liver & Lung Productions' Sepet The Musical extends its successful September run with additional shows this month. An adaptation of the late Yasmin Ahmad's film masterpiece, it tells the story of a Malay girl, Orked, and a VCD seller, Jason, in Ipoh set to music.

Click here for more information.

6/14 Taksu

Photo: HANDS Percussions/Thum Chia Chieh and Melvin XB
Photo: HANDS Percussions/ Thum Chia Chieh and Melvin XB

October 4 until October 6, 2019

Join Hands Percussion for an exceptional gamelan theatre performance that features the combined talents of Malaysia and Indonesia. 

Call +6012-779 8009 or email handsticketing@gmail.com for ticketing information.

7/14 Shawn Mendes

Photo: Shawn Mendes Official (Facebook)
Photo: Shawn Mendes Official (Facebook)

October 5, 2019

Shawn Mendes is performing live for the first time in Kuala Lumpur. Join the breakout Vine star turned pop sensation for an unforgettable evening as he performs some of his biggest hits including Mercy and Senorita.

Click here for more details.

8/14 The Other Festival

Photo: The Other Festival
Photo: The Other Festival

October 5 until October 6, 2019

The Other Festival returns to Tin Alley in Ipoh and it invites you to explore the history of the city through sounds (from music to poetry readings) created by artists such as Kamal Sabran, Goh Lee Kwang and Syafiq A Samat.

Click here for more details. 

9/14 Nando’s YOUthReka

Photo: Nando's Malaysia
Photo: Nando's Malaysia
 

October 5, 2019 until October 9, 2019

Nando’s YOUthReka is an exhibition that will showcase artworks of 12 talented YOUthReka alumni as well as the two Grand Prize winners, Choo Ai Xin and Yau Boon Han and winners from past YOUthReka events. YOUthReka aims to showcase inspiring youth creativity and artistic talent, and encouraging young people in Malaysia to develop their love for art. 

The exhibition is open to the public and free admission from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm at Galeri Prima.

10/14 Sleeping Beauty

Photo: St. Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet
Photo: St. Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet
 

October 11 until October 12, 2019

Get swept up by St. Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet's acclaimed performance of the classic Sleeping Beauty, brought to you by The Dance Company, the same people behind last year's staging of Ballet West's Swan Lake.

Purchase your tickets here.

11/14 Art Expo Malaysia

Photo: Art Expo Malaysia
Photo: Art Expo Malaysia

October 11 until 13, 2019

Calling all art lovers, the Art Expo Malaysia at Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur will display over 1,500 artworks from 22 countries and 65 art galleries. 

Click here for more details.

12/14 Magical Movie Moments II

Photo: KL Pac
Photo: KL Pac

October 11 until October 12, 2019

Relive all of your favourite cinematic musical moments in a single performance. On the playlist are themes from Star Wars, Avengers and Aladdin.

Click here for more details.

13/14 Man Tao Unplugged

Photo: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

October 12, 2019 & October 26, 2019

For two Saturdays only, Man Tao Bar will host a concert by local musical talents as you sip signature cocktails. Making it extra special is the incredible view of the iconic KL Tower. 

Click here for more details. 

14/14 Batik Fun Walk

Photo: Batik Fun Walk
Photo: Batik Fun Walk

October 13, 2019

The Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia's annual Batik Fun Walk event promotes our national garment via a healthy lifestyle.

Click here for more details. 

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