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This weekend, the tempo of the city is slowing down with events that let you relax and rewind. Grab a handful of popcorn and enjoy film screenings from around the globe, get lost in the world of art, and treat yourself to some Michelin-rated dim sum.

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European Union Film Festival

If you like: Foreign cinema, namely European flicks

What’s going on: Spanning animation, drama, romance, comedy, documentary, children’s film and more, the 19th edition of the festivals is set to showcase the very best of European cinema. A highlight this year is the screening of ‘Loving Vincent’, the enthrallingly rendered animation about the life of Vincent Van Gogh.

Event details: Screenings take place at Golden Screen Cinemas outlets in Mid Valley and Pavilion KL from 18-28 October

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KUL Design Month

If you like: Make that love, Malaysian arts and culture

What’s going on: Celebrating the local ‘identity’, Think City is holding workshops, exhibitions, performances and more. A highlight this year is the screening of movies by one of Malaysia’s greatest film makers, the late Yasmin Ahmad. Catch up on some of her best films including ‘Gubra’, ‘Musin’, and ‘Sepet’.

Event details: All month long at Ruang by Think City, No 2, Japan Hang Kasturi

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Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago (1960 - 1969)

If you like: Art depicting history and travel

What’s going on: In collaboration with National Galley Singapore and Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Malaysian modernist painter, sculptor and poet Latiff Mohidin is showcasing some of his most famous work. Titled ‘Pago Pago’, the expressionist paintings explores the political and social landscapes across Europe and Southeast Asia.

Event details: Until 30 December at Level 5, Ilham Tower, No 8, Jalan Binjai

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Publika Art Show

If you like: All the art you can pack into one weekend

What’s going on: The fitting theme for this year’s art show is ‘Malaysia: Rebirth’, where 80 artists will come together to showcase their personal interpretation of the nation’s journey, lessons, and aspirations. Artists known to the local scene include Faiz ZA, Sabihis Md Pandi, Hafizuddin Azman, and Najib Bamadhaj.

Event details: 10am-10pm, until 21 October at The Boulevard Red Zone and White Box MAPKL, Publika Shopping Gallery

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Michelin-rated Dim Sum at Lai Po Heen

If you like: Dim sum

What’s going on: For a limited time, tuck into dim sum prepared specially by Chef Tam To Ming. The chef hails from the award-winning one-Michelin star restaurant Yee Tung Heen at The Excelsior Hong Kong. During his residence at Mandarin Oriental’s Lai Po Heen, the chef will showcase an array of dainty dim sum creations to savour.

Event details: Until 21 October at Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental

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