Weekly Picks: Malaysia (5– 11 Nov 2018)


IF WALLS COULD TALK vol.55, at The Gaslight Cafe, 8 Nov, 8pm

The ever-popular Walls returns with its open mic for spoken word, and featured acts. This chapter features fresh indie band Senja, and writer Zedeck Siew with artist Sharon Chin, who have recently published an illustrated book, Creatures of Near Kingdoms. Cover charge is RM20, and includes one drink. Walls has a cosy atmosphere, and it’s best to get there early.

Creatures of Near Kingdoms will also have its official launch 10 Nov, 3pm, in Kinokuniya KLCC.
More info on If Walls Could Talk here.

Architecture, Community & Memories, at Seraph Awaken, 7 Nov, 2–4:30pm

A sharing session showcasing 2 measured drawing projects by students. Findings from the building’s historical research will be presented, and complemented by architectural drawings, photographs and scale models. The documented buildings are No.3, Jalan Stesen 1 (Sykt. Wah Sang Brothers) and No.28, Jalan Stesen 1 (Seraph Awaken — where the event is held).

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. More info here.


A Tale of Star-Crossed Lovers, at Black Box MAP Publika, 9–10 Nov

Butoh dance performers Nyoba Kan and KL Shakespeare Players team up to (re)present Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This performance is a deconstruction of the text, and exploration of tension within text and movement. The performance is also interwoven with the Javanese dance, Rama and Shinta, another story of star-crossed lovers.

Tickets are RM88. More info here.


Five years of resistance 五年抗争, at Kampung Hakka Mantin, 10 Nov, 10am–3pm

The continuing resistance against forced eviction at the 100-years old heritage village Kg Hakka Mantin continues. Residents and friends are coming together to commemorate their achievements in the last five years, and discuss future plans. This is an open invitation to share your experiences in the village, join the walking and cycling tours, and have some delicious Hakka lunch and tea. A donation of RM25 will be collected.

More info here.


Dancing in Place, at Urbanscapes House, 3–18 Nov, 5:30pm

Creative arts festival Urbanscapes continues this weekend with many events. This week’s site-specific performance Dancing in Place features Alla Azura Abal Abas, Balletbase, Lee Ren Xin and ASWARA Faculty of Dance. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Dress for the weather and walking outdoors.

As festivals go, many other options abound, including screenings, an immersive experience, walking tours of KL’s street histories, and a whole host of events at Zhongshan Building in Kg Attap.

More info here.


Living Arts Culture Festival, at MaTIC, 9–11 Nov, 10am–11pm

The inaugural Living Arts Culture Festival is organised by JKKN in collaboration with PUSAKA, and celebrates the cultural heritage of Malaysia and the region. There are four performances of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage traditions — Mak Yong (Malaysia), Classical Khmer Dance (Cambodia), Saman Dance (Aceh, Indonesia), and Ca Tru Singing (Vietnam). Indigenous artists will also have side programmes and demonstrations. Admission is listed as free on its official event page.

More info here (the schedule is in the comments: Fri, Sat & Sun). Official FB Page here.


Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.

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