Happy Holidays! With Christmas and the countdown to 2019 just a few days away, it’s time to end the year with a bang — and a musical, a comic-lovers gathering, and an art show.
If you like: Animation, comics and games
What’s going on: The fiesta is one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, bringing together over 55,000 artist, cosplayers and fans in 2017. It goes without saying that you’ll want to dress up as your favourite character. If not now, when?
Event details: 22-23 December from 9.30am-7pm at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
If you like: Art and history
What’s going on: If walls could talk, the stories we’d hear of Pudu Jail. The site is filled with graffiti art created by prisoners which conjure up different narratives in people’s mind. The exhibition is an interesting place to dwell on it and give yourself something to think about.
Event details: Until 28 February 2019 from 10am-5.30pm at Badan Warisan Malaysia Gallery Space
If you like: Bands like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance
What’s going on: Reminisce about your punk days at Kyo KL’s Emo Night at REN, where you can dance, head-bang, and scream to your heart’s desire. The dance floor turns into a mosh pit while the DJ plays solely pop-punk and alternative rock from the early 2000s.
Event details: 21 December from 11pm-5am at REN, Kyo KL, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
If you like: Theatre
What’s going on: The multi-talented young actors from Enfiniti Juniors are putting on a musical that’s fun for families. You need not let the kids know it’s also educational, but the play tells the story of Kuala Lumpur in the early 1800s and is performed in English and Bahasa, with smatterings of Mandarin and Tamil
Event details: Until 22 December at The Platform Performing Arts Centre, Menara KEN TTDI