Things are picking up again in the second month of the year (explaining the lateness of this post, sorry!); and while overseas travel may be restricted due to ongoing viral concerns, here are some local weekend events to keep you entertained and informed.
PasarBellas All Women Community Flea Market
This weekend market put together by and featuring independent businesswomen are from all walks of life is here to promote micro businesses and sustainability! Over 40+ vendors will be providing wares ranging from household items to beauty and food products, and supplies will be on hand for sanitary concerns at large events.
Date: 8th and 9th February 2020
Venue: Slate at The Row, 44 – 48 Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
NO MAD – The Story of the Lifeboat Project
This live screening of a 45-minute documentary aims to bring awareness to the Non Take Marine Sanctuary in Coron, Philippines, the replanting of reefs with BioRock technology, and the combating of illegal fishing (using dynamite and cyanide). The Lifeboat Project works together with the government of the Philippines to make these initiatives in preserving the ocean happen, and the importance of the seas to the climate and life on Earth realised.
Date: 13th February 2020
Venue: REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Website: No Mad
ARTitude Bazaar #artitude
Featuring over 30 booths of arts and crafts, non-profit organisation products, and non-government organisation items, this will be a three-days well-spent affair! Independent and creative Malaysians will have lovingly-made wares up for grabs, and many will have their proceeds going to charity.
Date: 14th – 16th February 2020
Venue: The School, No. 72A, Jalan University 46200 Petaling Jaya
Zodiac series Pop-up Valentines Market
Carefully curated to you and your loved one’s star sign, come and debunk or solidify myths on personalities and behaviours at this fun market! See if your partner or your spending habits correlate with the cardinal elements, and in the process learn more about each other.
Date: 14th – 16th February 2020
Venue: Sunway Velocity Mall, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Living Library & Film Screening
A ‘living library’ is where you come to interact with people and learn their stories. This event brings together the refugee community living in Malaysia, and invites you to come for a casual conversation over coffee and snacks to learn about their life here. A special R.AGE documentary about James Bawi Thang Bik, a young activist who defied a policy that would have destroyed his community, will also be screened. Check this event page via website link below for an itinerary of the day.
Date: 15th February 2020
Venue: White Box MAP, Publika, 1, Jalan Dutamas, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Preloved is Reloved 2020
Joining the KLAF (Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival) 2020 initiative, Bangsar’s favourite weekend flea market shopping experience is back for the first time this year. Over 60 retail and food vendors will be present, making your treasure hunting all the more interesting. Come by, shop til you drop, and eat til your heart’s content!
Date: 15th and 16th February 2020
Venue: APW Bangsar, 29, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
The ArtBox Exhibition
This creative exhibition brings attention to the stories of displaced people around the world via artwork display and auctions, talks, and more. Everyone is invited to learn more about the experiences of this community, and how they find new life in the place they reside in. Admission is free!
Date: 22nd February 2020
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac), Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Hari Kraf Kebangsaaan 2020
Come to the biggest local craft fair featuring traditional art pieces and performances from around the country! With a collection spanning over 40 years of history, the National Institute of Crafts is set to educate and reintroduce our local arts to the masses. Many demonstrations and sales of local arts and foods will be available, so don’t miss out.
Date: 26th February – 9th March 2020
Venue: Komplex Kraf Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Readings (15th Anniversary)
This lovable group of literature and art lovers turns 15 on the day of the leap year. Come and have a cosy afternoon sharing stories and having snacks with the many expats and oldies of the creative world, and celebrate Sharon Bakar (the founder)’s tireless dedication into keeping the local indie literature scene alive!
Date: 29th February 2020
Venue: Seksan Gallery, 67, Jalan Tempinis 1, Lucky Garden, 59100 Kuala Lumpur,