Fresh off last weekend’s Halloween parties and ahead of next week’s Deepavali celebrations, this weekend is wide open. Until, that is, you decide on one of these tempting events to attend. If you’re looking for a health kick (what with the indulgent holidays coming soon), there’s Murfest; one of the largest wellness events. Or keep things boozy with the creatively named ‘Malam Minah’ at Kuala Lumpur’s top rum bar. Take your pick:
If you like: A healthy lifestyle with your chakras aligned
What’s going on: Now in its fifth year, the festival promotes togetherness in wellness, music, dance, healing and personal growth. Practice yoga with teachers from around the globe, dance to rhythemic bears and even pick up an instrument — healthy food guaranteed.
Event details: 2-4 November at e.City Hotel @ One City Sky Park, Subang Jaya
If you like: Classical dance
What’s going on: Bharatanatyam is one of the most popular and presumably oldest Indian classical dance, said to be formed some 2000 years ago. The dance has a distinctive style encompassing a fixed upper torso, legs or knees bent, footwork, hand movements and facial expressions. The festival will feature six mesmerising solo dance performances.
Event details: 2-4 November at DPAC, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana
If you like: A night out with the girls
What’s going on: Girls just want to have fun, feel good tunes, and delicious rummy cocktails. A weekly event at JungleBird, Malam Minah presents two special rum cocktails served at just RM2! Ever dollar earned will be donated to a specific charity. For the past couple of months, the bar has been supporting Ocean Quest Global.
Event details: Every Thursday from 9pm till late, at JungleBird, Bukit Damansara
If you like: Live performances like dance and theatre
What’s going on: The competition is a platform for local talents, branding itself as the ‘air kacang’ of the scene that celebrates the diversity of Malaysian culture. Each performance is no longer than 10 minutes, and there are over 70 awards in total. The audience will also help to decide the winner of a choice award.
Event details: 7 September – 4 November at Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park
If you like: Aretha Franklin
What’s going on: No Black Tie honours the ‘Queen of Soul’ with a special performance by jazz singer, Alemay Fernandez. Over her 19 year career, Fernandez has performed with the likes of The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, David Foster and more. Not to mention, she has also sung for celebrities like Joss Stone, Lea Salonga and Serena Williams.
Event details: 2-3 November at 10pm, No Black Tie, No 17, Jalan Mesui