September Events 2019: Symphonies, Sales, and Sake

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As we close in to the late half of the year, September is just gearing up with tons of weekend activities for the whole family. Check some out here!

Swiss Dream Circus

swiss circus

Returning for its fifth run in Kuala Lumpur, this beloved Big Top event is back with even more of the best performers and artists from around the world gathered for an unforgettable experience. From traditional, ageless performers such as Victor Rossi, an 8th generation Franco-Italian clown, Stanislav Vysotskyi form Ukraine, who developed a foot-tossing juggling act in his 21-year experience, to modern acts such as Zac Tomlison’s jump rope acrobatics; come by Desa ParkCity for one of the oldest cultural shows of the 20th century! Tickets are available through

Date: 30 August – 22 September 2019
Venue: Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Website: Circus

Artbox Malaysia 2019

artbox weekend

After a successful run last year, Artbox Malaysia 2019 assembles again for another open market featuring regional creative entrepreneurs from retail, F&B, music, art, and more! With the massive concept of reusing and refurbishing abandoned shipment containers with beautiful and quirky art installations, come and experience a one-of-a-kind curated experience in this boundary-pushing community. The Artbox market will be held at Sunway City’s outdoor open air carpark (opposite Sunway Hotel and Resort) on Fridays to Sundays from 3 – 11pm.

Date: 6 – 8, 13 – 15 September 2019
Venue: Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Jalan PJS 11/15, 47500
Website: Artbox

Preloved is Reloved 8

preloved weekend

Preloved is Reloved comes back for its 8th instalment at APW Bangsar. Over 50 vendors will be offering things up for others to love again, and other homemade goodies for all! The flea market will run from 10am – 6pm over a weekend, so come and have an eco-friendly, sustainable, and fun day out in Bangsar’s quirkiest location. 

Date: 7 and 8 September 2019
Venue: APW Bangsar, 29, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Preloved

Tukar Tangan (Reloved, Recycled, & Renew Market)

tukar tangan weekend

Come and find treasures from the past with Jaya One’s flea market! Back by popular demand, this collection of homemade and second-hand goods for auction and sale as low as the currency allows is the perfect weekend to finally learn the true value of things through many different eyes. In addition, everything for sale is capped at a maximum price of RM50, so there is bound to be some really good steals! Jaya One is also known to be a pet-friendly area, so bring down the whole family (even the pet cat/dog/bird/lizard).

Date: 7 and 8 September 2019
Venue: The School, No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Tukar Tangan

Viennese Treasures: Schubert 7

schubert weekend

If you still want to keep this weekend occupied after the previous two events sharing the same days with this one, have a relaxing, culture-filled night at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Featuring Benjamin Bayl as conductor and MPO’s Simon Emes on oboe for Mozart’s iconic oboe concerto, enjoy the best of Schubert’s Symphony No.7 and other Viennese classics. Tickets are available for purchase at, or at the Box Office at Ground Floor, Tower 2, KLCC, or call (+603) 2331 7007.


Date: 7 and 8 September 2019
Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Schubert

Prakash Daniel’s Beautiful

comedy weekend

This one hour comedy special sees funny man Prakash Daniel covering all the beautiful things that have happened in his life, from family, career, and relationships. Be sure to expect a fantastic performance piece, as his comedy stand up will be infused with musical elements to prove that there is more to the show than just facial hair. Get tickets via this Facebook event page below.

Date: 14 September 2019
Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One 72A Jalan Universiti 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor
Website: Beautiful

Not the Usual Deepavali Bazaar

bazaar weekend

Gear up for one of the most celebrated Indian festivals in Malaysia on time at this bazaar! Featuring many ethnic Indian-inspired wear and wares of the traditional, contemporary, fusion, and handcrafted creatives, expect to see unique takes on the beautiful culture such as unicorn-themed Ladoo. There will be workshops and services available for immediate or pre-bookings to prepare you for Deepavali. Also be sure to enjoy entertainment, food, and other shopping experiences for the whole family.

Date: 14 September 2019
Venue: The School, Jaya One Shopping Centre, No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Deepavali

Alasdair Malloy’s Symphonic Safari

symphony weekend

Teaming up with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, presenter Alasdair Malloy and conductor Michael Seal is set to bring famous animal melodies from both the silver screen and classic collection to the whole family. From Disney favourites to Gershwin, Strauss, and Korsakov (who created classical piece Flight of the Bumble Bee), come with a stuffed toy or animal costume for an afternoon of fun! Tickets can be bought via or at MPO’s Box Office in PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC.

Date: 15 September 2019
Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Safari

MYWritersFest2019 Launch

writers weekend

Uniting writers and readers all over Malaysia, this literary festival aims to shine the light on established and budding writers to meet and share their newest pieces with readers. This month-long festival of readings, performances, and discourses about all kinds of literary works will be launched at 2pm and will also reveal the full programme of the whole celebration. Stay tuned to their page to find out about the newest book launches on that day!

Date: 16 September 2019
Venue: InterArt 313, Levle 3, The Intermark Kuala Lumpur
Website: Writers

Sake Festival Malaysia 2019


Coming back for a second edition, Malaysia’s one and only sake festival is ready to toast the finery that is Japanese liquor! Educate yourself and a bunch of friends on what sake is all about, and how it can be your next to-go drink. Watch out for the line-up of food vendors, pop-up activities, music, and a special after-party event. Tickets start from RM150 and can be purchased via their Facebook event page.


Date: 21 September 2019
Venue: The Gasket Alley, Lot 15, Jalan 13/6, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: Sake

TEG Mingle at TrEat

Join our first ever weekend Mingle taking place at TrEat Restaurant and Bar at the Oakwood Hotel and Residence, Jalan Ampang.
Breaking our regular regiment of weekday Mingles, this event will see an extra added hour for a proper Saturday party!
With a spacious set up and an interior boasting bright, bold colours, moving around with ease will be an added advantage and guests will have a great time getting to know new acquaintances, and catching up with familiar faces over drinks and tasty bites. For more information, please head to our Facebook event page.

Date: 21 September 2019
Venue: Oakwood Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, 222, Jalan Ampang,, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Mingle

SheTravels the Marketplace for Women Travellers

bazaar women

This annual event dedicated to the women on the go is back to provide more travel ideas, discovery, and fun from all over Southeast Asia. With services and products dedicated to aiding women in travelling safer, easier, and more independently, come on down to find something for everyone female in your life.

Date: 21 and 22 September 2019
Venue: Slate at The Row, 44 – 48 Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: SheTravels

Migrant & Refugee Poetry Competition Finals, Malaysia


The fifth instalment of the  Migrant and Refugee Poetry Competition is going strong with features of upcoming and established talents in support of giving a voice to multi-culturalism, refugees, and lower wage workers. The importance of these communities within Malaysia and throughout the world, and the literary talent of both migrant workers and refugees in Malaysia will be highlighted by the shortlisted poets and their art from both Adult and Junior category, followed by a cultural program and award ceremony for most outstanding poem. The event will be held at Auditorium 7.1, HELP University, Jalan Seri Semantan, Bukit Damansara from 9.30am to 12pm.

Date: 29 September 2019
Venue: ELM Business School No. 15, Jalan Sri Semantan 1, Off Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Poetry

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