August 2018 Events: Music, Circus, and Shows

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The month of August seems to be packed with music and theater shows for everyone to enjoy!

1. The Mingle KL

The Mingle is a two hour social event with beer and finger food held at a different restaurant-bar in Klang Valley every month. It’s a great place to hang out with friends and meet new people. Both Malaysians and Expats are encouraged to join. Expat Mingles with a view are always a good time; unwind in style while catching up with old friends and making new ones at the next Expat Mingle.

Free-Flow Beer + Finger Food
The Expat Card Holders: RM50
Non Cardholders: RM60

3 Glasses of Wine + Finger Food
The Expat Card Holders: RM50
Non Cardholders: RM60

Bottle of Wine + Finger Food
The Expat Card Holders: RM70
Non Cardholders: RM80

Extra glass of wine: RM10

Date: August 16
Venue: Reggae Bar Changkat
Website: http://mingle.expatgo.com/

2. Kavin Jay: Anger Management Live Stand-Up Comedy Tour 2018

Kavin Jay will be setting foot in 8 cities across Malaysia and this nationwide tour is said to be one of the largest national comedy tour in Malaysia. Out of the 8 cities, TGV Cinemas is honored to be hosting 7 of the shows as the official cinema partner & venue . Joining Kavin on this very much anticipated tour is Mister Potato’s Papi Zak and up-and-coming comedian Brian Tan. Kavin Jay has a vision to expand the Malaysian comedy scene, not only here in Malaysia but to also bring it to an international level/ audience


Date: August 3 – August 18
Venue: TGV Cinemas
Website: https://tgv.com.my/

3. Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2018

Held on the lush grounds of Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, the Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival (SIIAF) is a wonderful showcase of the rich and varied cultures of the region’s biggest tribal groups since 2015. Organised by Tourism Selangor, the festival is in conjunction with the worldwide World Indigenous People Celebration, which falls on August every year. The Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival 2018 is a good chance to discover more about Malaysia’s indigenous people especially from Selangor.

This year, the two-day festival set a target to draw more visitors, who enjoyed the cultural performances of domestic and international indigenous tribes, along with food tastings of traditional cuisines of Peninsular and East Malaysia. There were also plenty of food trucks serving food and drinks for visitors and a photo contest to win prizes. Tourism Selangor also comes with initiative to create Malaysia Book Of Record with the longest indigenous traditional chicken bamboos!

Date: August 4 – 5
Venue: Taman Botani Negara Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Website: http://www.tourismselangor.my/event/selangor-international-indigenous-arts-festival-2018/

4. Publika Jazz 2018

Publika Jazz is the largest annual jazz festival in Malaysia, showcasing international and local line-up of Jazz musicians. The two-day Jazz Festival held at The Square, Black Box, and The Social has grown with a strong reputation for showcasing many different genres of jazz from all eras, performed by over 100 musicians consisting of established artistes as well as upcoming musicians. Artist line-up includes Tiga Soul, Havana Social Club, Q Sound & The 2nd Line, and much more. Admission is free.

Date: August 10 – 11
Venue: Publika
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/238027393470612/

5. IQ.Rock Restage

Back by popular demand the Anomalist Production’s IQ.Rock will be staged at Blackbox, DPAC in Empire Damansara, PJ. The confrontational play tells the story of FELDA-born Azim, raised in a rural town, but yearns to know of the world outside the FELDA settlement. This original bilingual play touches on the struggles and desire to want to achieve something more in life. For more information on the play and to get tickets, visit anomalistproduction.com.


Date: August 16 – 19
Venue: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/171019387075509/

6. Postmodern Jukebox

Following their successful 2016 Malaysia show, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will return to Kuala Lumpur for a one-night only performance on the 16th September 2018. Since Bradlee created the project in 2009, PMJ has amassed more than 1 billion YouTube views and 3.2 million subscribers, chalked up more than 1.3 million likes on Facebook. Escape reality and join us for the most sensational 1920s party this side of The Great Gatsby. Experience what it was like to be at the New Years’ Eve show that Sinatra would have hosted in the 40s. Feel the excitement of hearing the greats of Motown live and up close.

Date: August 16
Venue: KL Live AT Life Centre
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006633456254470/

7. Swiss Dream Circus 2018

The Swiss Dream Circus in Kuala Lumpur returns this year for its fourth edition, an artistic spectacle that allows you to dream and be enchanted as you immerse yourself in a world full of EMOTIONS. Internationally acclaimed performers from all over the world are here to take you on a journey full of dreams and fantasies. A good circus is one that makes you feel that the artist in the ring not only does his job, but lives for what he does and conveys emotions. This year, we combine traditions with modernity and present an innovative show suitable for young and old alike. For more information, please visit swissdreamcircus.com.

Date: August 17 – Spetember 19
Venue: Plaza Arkadia Desa Park City
Website: https://www.swissdreamcircus.com/

8. Kelab Malam Bijan

Bijan Bar Restaurant is throwing an early Merdeka party and everyone’s invited! The Kelab Malam Bijan party will be an evening to reminisce the golden era of the sixties via performances by local artists from the arts, music, and fashion industry. Guests can look forward to a fun night of music, dancing, fashion, and food. Think ‘joget’ or ‘ronggeng’ with cabaret girls, alongside delicious Malay food and accompanying wines.

Chef Syawal has created a menu to showcase the Malaysian heritage filled with unique, rich, and colourful flavours that transcends the decades. From colonial influences of the 50s to classic home-cooked favourites, there will be a variety of modern and traditional dishes. Guests are encouraged to dress up in fashion from their favourite era. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Tabung Harapan.

Date: August 18
Venue: Bijan
Website: http://www.bijanrestaurant.com/

9. The Andaman Presents: A Rainforest Acoustic Session with Yuna

Image credit: The Andaman Langkawi

This 18th August, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is proud to present the resort’s first ever ‘The Andaman Presents’ event; a one-night only acoustic performance in the rainforest with Malaysian-born international artiste, Yuna. In light with creating unique memories for guests, ‘The Andaman Presents’ will be a series of experiences hosted by the resort to ensure that global explorers will be able to bring back more than just a great holiday, but an experience to remember. For more information or to make a reservation please contact the resort at  [email protected].

Date: August 18
Venue: The Andaman Langkawi
Website: http://www.theandaman.com/

10. Boyzone 25th Anniversary World Tour 2018

90s boy band BOYZONE unveiled their new world tour to celebrate 25 years as band. And for the first time ever, the foursome will step foot in Malaysia to perform a full concert! But what comes as an unexpected surprise is that this first-ever tour in Malaysia will also mark the last tour as the band have announced that their next album, dedicated to the memory of former member Stephen Gately, will be their last, and their 25th anniversary tour will be their farewell tour.

BOYZONE burst onto the music scene in 1993, making waves with their catchy songs and ever-enthusiastic dance. During their time in the charts, they scored eighteen top ten hits in the Official UK Chart with six UK hit singles – making them the second biggest boy band after Take That. Organised by Star Planet, this event is supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

Date: August 24
Venue: Axiata Arena
Website: https://myticket.asia/#event|boyzone-in-celebration-of-their-25th-anniversary-tour-live-in-malaysia|476

11. Brahms’ Double and Beethoven’s Fifth

Double the soloists, double the excitement! Soaring melodies and intricate passagework abound in the Concerto for Violin and Cello, Brahms’ last orchestral work and one of the finest of its kind. Take a breather, then be swept away by Beethoven’s most popular symphony, famed for its electrifying four-note opening and progression from stormy darkness to triumphant light. Esteemed conductor Eiji Oue lends his vivacious presence to this thrilling concert.

Tickets are RM141, RM113, RM84, and RM56. Become a subscriber when you buy a minimum of any 3 concerts across all series to enjoy 20% off and other special privileges. To purchase tickets, visit our Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC or call 603 2331 7007, you may also purchase online at http://mpo.com.my/02-brahms-double-beethovens-fifth/.

Date: August 24
Venue: Axiata Arena

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