Inspiration comes in waves this week as various spots around town are gearing up to host some fantastic workshops. The Social Kitchen in Damansara Uptown will be holding a 3D steamed bun workshop that remind us of the too-cute-to-devour fare at Yü by Ruyi, while acclaimed writer and director Jo Kukathas has creative writing tips to share, and Craft at No.7 keeps it creative with a class on acrylic art. If weekends are your time for catching up on emails or passion projects, you’ll find like-minded company at APW’s Pulp by Papa Palheta. But, if all you want to do this weekend is hop on a hot air balloon and fly away, consider it done.

1. MyBalloonFiesta

Head up and away at this year's MyBalloonFiesta. Hot air balloons from various countries are set to make an appearance both on ground and in the sky, while the weekend also entails games and the balloon igloo display. Come for the ride, and stay for the Night Glow event where balloons put on a light and music show.

MyBalloonFiesta
Location
Precint 2, 62000 Putrajaya
More Info
Event page
Dates
March 28, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Price
General admission is free, but certain zones and activities require tickets
2. Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Kukathas

Hit a writer's block? Writer, director and actress Jo Kukathas is hosting a two-day creative writing workshop inspired by the exhibition Chia Yu Chian: Private Lives. The workshop aims to encourage experimentation with new ways of writing, by using the exhibition's emotionally-charged paintings for inspiration. Works created can be anything from plays, short stories and essays. Participants will be given ample time to write and share drafts, or brainstorm new ideas with their newfound creativity. To register, please email info@ilhamgallery.com.

Creative Writing Workshop with Jo Kukathas
Location
Ilham Gallery, Menara Ilham, 8, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
More Info
Event page
Dates
March 30, 2019
Price
MYR 180 (early bird) / MYR 240
3. Coffee with WeWork

Speaking of getting your creative juices flowing, WeWork arrives in Kuala Lumpur and invites creators and entrepreneurs to join their growing community over coffee. With working spaces sprawled across Asia, WeWork is all set for its latest creative space in Equatorial Plaza but it's not all work this weekend! Mingle and exchange business cards as you enjoy Pulp by Papa Palheta's famous cold brew.

Coffee with WeWork
Location
Pulp by Papa Palheta, 01-29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
More Info
Event page
Dates
March 28, 2019
Price
Sign up to receive a complimentary coffee voucher and a WeWork day pass
4. 3D Steamed Buns Workshop

You don't have to be a great cook to partake in this cute class, which encourages beginners to find their creative flair in the kitchen. The course runs through the whole process from understanding ingredients, dough-kneading, shaping, colouring and making silky smooth steamed buns. Tools and materials, as well as lunch, will be provided at the workshop.

3D Steamed Buns Workshop
Location
The Social Kitchen, 17, Jalan SS 21/34, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
More Info
Website here
Dates
March 31, 2019
Price
MYR399
5. Pouring Art Workshop

Learn to colour outside the lines with pouring painting; a style that creates stunning, unique pieces of art. Participants will discover the marvel of free flowing paint and the techniques used in acrylic pouring. The proof is in the product, which you can create two of and bring home to show off. No prior experience is required, and you will get your hands dirty.

Pouring Art Workshop
Location
Craft at No.7, No.7, Jalan 20/1 Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dates
March 30, 2019
Price
MYR180