Happy Chinese New Year to all celebrating and everyone else, a great few days off work! Take full advantage of the empty roads to get yourself nice and early to some exciting events taking place this weekend:

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ART & CULTURE — Looking for an inspiring, quiet place to get work done? Common Ground is holding an open day from 9am to 6pm at any one of their 12 venues. Locations include prime areas like Bukit Bintang, Mont Kiara and Ampang, even Penang. Just drop by, complete a simple registration and get your best work done.

February 7, 2019, Common Ground (various locations). Visit the event page for more details 

TRAVEL — The ancient ritual of Puja Pantai takes place this weekend, and the Mah Meri tribe are inviting all to attend and observe. The ritual is believed to appease the sea spirits and honour the protector spirits. Guests will see the Mah Meri present offerings they’ve built, and dance to accompany the shamam. Lunch on the beach is provided as well.

9 February, 2019 from 10am-3pm, Mah Meri Cultural Village, Pulau Carey, Selangor. Book your tickets at RM80 each here


ART & CULTURE — Not a big fan of dinner and movie dates? How about a nice interactive workshop instead? The community-centric learning marketplace, Kuick Culture, is organising workshops, each hosted passionate hosts in their fields. Happening next is a skincare workshop with Yoke King, co-founder of Mayura Apothecary who will teach guests how to make heart-shaped bars of soap, followed by a vegan meal at the end of session.

10, 11 and 14 February, 2019 at Mayura Apothecary, Jalan Avenue 3, Avenue Ampang. Book your seat at RM450 per couple/RM250 per person here

ART & CULTURE — It’s rude to laugh at someone’s relationship problems, but it’s perfectly accepted and encouraged at standup comedy. Get to know some of your favourite comedians better as they share the trials, tribulations and victories of their love lives. Don’t fret about showing up by yourself, love is in the air and show organisers say you may even meet someone there!

11 February, 2019 at 9pm, Crackhouse Comedy Club KL, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. Get your tickets here

WINE & DINE — Make your cocktail and drink it too at Drift, under the creative influence of Jonas and Gustav Ax, the bartender and mixologist extraordinaire. They’ll be teaching attendees how to mix, muddle and mash three different cocktails while throwing in some interesting trivia.

10 February, 2019 from 4pm-4pm at Drift Dining and Bar, Jalan Bedara, Bukit Bintang. To sign up, email events@driftdining.com, drop them a message on Facebook or visit the event page