We’ve made it to the middle of the year! Celebrate by checking out these events full of life, love, and earth-saving goodness.
Hari Raya Adilfitri (Eid al-Fitr)
The biggest holiday in Malaysia dawns! Celebrating the end of the Ramadan puasa (fasting) month, this Muslim holiday brings the whole country together in the spirit of community and familial festivities. Journey back to hometowns or spend the whole week off visiting open houses and feasting on all sorts of traditional Malay foods like ketupat dumplings, rendang curries, and many other kuih-muih.
Date: 5th – 6th of June
Teepeeland Artisan Market
From handmade local specialties like rattan bags to one-of-a-kind designer clothes, leather products, cashmere, and more, enjoy a weekend out full of creativity and shopping! Stick around for an evening of live indie music performed by local talents while snacking on culinary treats.
Date: 14th – 16th June
Venue: Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
The Phantom of the Opera
Broadway’s longest-performed show has finally come to Malaysia! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic rendition of Gaston Leroux’s novel that spawned classics such as Think of Me, Music of the Night, and the namesake The Phantom of the Opera that has captivated 25 years of theater is set to take stage in Istana Budaya. Tickets are available here.
Date: 15th June – 7th July
Venue: Istana Budaya
Website: The Phantom of the Opera Kuala Lumpur
Zero Waste Fest 2.0
With representatives from Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and our very own Malaysian zero waste movement groups, come and educate yourself in going that extra mile in the crucial bid to save what’s left of our home planet. Tackling waste issues from the home environment to large-scale company approaches, exhibitions, forums, and vendors, solutions to a cleaner lifestyle is right around the corner!
Date: 22nd – 23rd June
Venue: The LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Zero Waste
Let’s Rock 2
Presenting the best of Malaysian talents such as Bihzhu, Kyoto Protocol, and more, klpac celebrates the history and legends of rock and roll with over 60 performers and a 16-song programme. Rock out with the symphony to Coldplay, Cindy Lauper, Smashing Pumpkins, and more who defined and dissolved the genre of rock! Not only that, proceeds will go towards keeping the performance centre in business.
Date: 20th – 23rd June
Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Phum Viphurit by Collective Minds x Frisson 3 6 9
Known for hits like ‘Lover Boy’ and ‘Long Gone’, this 22 year old New Zealand-born, Thailand-based artist is set to take not only the Southeast Asian music industry but the whole international scene by storm. Come see him for an adorable evening! Tickets available here.
Date: 23rd June
Venue: The Bee, 36B, Block C, Level G2, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Phum Viphurit
Sunny Side Up Market
There’s something for everyone at this community market! Featuring local entrepreneurs and home-grown businesses of all levels, spend a sunny afternoon supporting the society of independent brands. Keep an eye out for available yoga session and a vinyl collection corner!
Date: 29th June – 30th June
Venue: Slate at The Row, 44 – 48 Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Sunny Side
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