Moving on in May and on into endemicity, arts, theatre, comedy, live music, DJ nights are ON this weekend. DJs, producers, musicians, artistes also continue from their private desktops, homes and studios of KL. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place. Enjoy the music and have a safe week ahead.
ZEPP KL – City Roars Festival 2022
See City ROARS! Indie Festival returns after a 2-year hiatus
Crane KL Live
Live music and music beats at Crane KL to accompany your eats and drinks and cocktails in the heart of Chinatown KL. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Crane KL welcomes everyone to their scenic restaurant and UP-stairs bar where you can expect excellent service, tasty food, fine wine, draught beers and deliciously interesting craft cocktails in warm and comfortable surroundings.
This week Crane Downstairs 8pm onwards there's live music featuring some of the cream of today's live music regulars in the KL Nightlife scene and beyond.
Wednesday Night sees Kirana Kay, Thursday Night with Halida Ramlee, Friday Night sees Jocelyn Wong, Saturday Night with the inimitable Russell Curtis, plus Sunday Chill and Jive from noon with Jerome Christopher and Claire Chew on piano and vocals.
On decks UP-stairs from 9pm onwards: Wednesday/Thursday with Helmee, Friday with Kuma, Saturday with Art Xtreme Media/Sweatbox with Biscuit and the Sweatbox crew and Sunday with Julia.
All-day dining begins at noon and closes at 12 midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Up-Stairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4.00pm to 12.00 midnight with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur. Bookings available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
W Kuala Lumpur presents
Boogie Night featuring Xes Xes Loveseat, Vanns Ngo, Irama, Sezani, DJ WiE & Roshan this Saturday 28 May 2022. Get ready for a themed event by Saturday Selects. Dress up, glam up, and boogie the night away to disco, funk and house music from the past, present and the future. RM70 per person + 1 drink. Table Entry Packages Available.
Woobar, Level 8, W Kuala Lumpur. 28/05/22. 6PM onwards. RSVP Required: https://wa.me/60123479088
Social Sunday featuring Victor G, Dora, Alam, Miss SS, & Hulkas. What's better on a lazy Sunday afternoon than tan lines and good times? Laze around the pool and while your Sunday afternoon away alongside chill vibes, good company, yummy food and of course, good tunes. Mingle, laugh and even dip into the pool in the heart of KL City with epic views of the Twin Towers at the hottest spot in town.
WET Deck, 12th Flr, W Kuala Lumpur, 3pm onwards. Table reservations only. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/WETDeckWKL
Also at W Kuala Lumpur for the week:
WetDeck - Thursday with Choobs, Friday with Lish, Saturday with Victor Trixter, Sunday with Social Sunday. 7pm onwards (Sunday 3pm).
Woobar – Friday afternoon with Victor G, Saturday and Sunday afternoon with DJ Mie. 3pm-6pm.
RSVP/Table Reservations required.
Gēmu Club KL
Gēmu Club on Jalan Kia Peng reopened mid May and they've got another week of clubbing offerings to satisfy your dance music desires. Starting their week and yours this Wednesday with 2 of KL's rising talents, join PandaMax & Robin as they kick your weekday blues and bring you closer to an epic weekend ahead. Then on Thursday, Absolut Vodka presents Mr Deadwoood, PlusOne and MC D-Tee. Weekend on Friday meanwhile presents Ph4ntom, Pandamax, PlusOne & MC D-Tee, while Saturday presents Jenni F, PlusOne & MC Millo.
For RSVP or more info contact them at +6011-263 95797 /:+6012-328 7615 or visit https://www.instagram.com/gemuclubkl/ / https://www.facebook.com/gemuclubkl. Please be mindful of RTK Test SOPs and be well prepared. Gēmu is located at 1, Jalan Kia Peng, KL
BOBO KL Live
This weekend at Bobo KL, the one and only Dasha Logan with The Last Notes – Dasha's Disney Dreams. 26 – 28 May 2022.
BoboKL has Music All Week Long featuring ‘Soloists in Residence’. Come with friends for casual fun and good music. Weekend Headliners perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
This month: Light Tuesday showcases sublime guitar and vocal duo Double Aze. Wednesdays see the veteran David Gomes on piano and vocals, while Sundays see Eddie Zachariah on piano and vocals.
Reservations required. WhatsApp +6017-390 5945. Visit cloudtix.co/bobokl for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs. Bobo is at 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL.
The grassroots live music bar returns with music and performances.
Wednesday today Brian Gomez plays your original folk music plus open mic. Thursday sees original singer songwriter Fabian Mark Peter. Friday goes original grunge rock with Hey Jay with Kenneth Low opening. Saturday has Dani Komari bringing you original soul and jazz.
Tickets for this month: Wed/Thur: Free entry. Friday/Sat: RM30 pre book / RM40 door/free entry for members. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.
More information https://www.facebook.com/Merdekarya-379447802136079. Merdekarya is located at 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.
The Iron Fairies KL Live & Butterfly Room
Butterfly Room returns with Djs featuring Wednesday onwards. This Wednesday – Biscuit & friends for ?. Thursday R&B with Musher. Friday with Alam and Saturday with Jay J.
Live at The Iron Fairies KL from Wednesdays onwards from the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. Wednesday with Stan Konnexions and Thursday with the Jason Raj Trio ft Timothy Achariam, Donnie Keys & Harvel Hundal. Saturday with Sounds of Jane.
THE IRON FAIRIES KL is at H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL. Free entry. Call 016-221 3612. Visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and who's performing.
ACE Bangsar, KL
Over Bangsar's latest luxury members lounge for distinguished individuals: Wednesday - DJ Luqe & DJ Vin. Thursday - Irama & Roshan. Friday - Aidaho & Roshan. Saturday – Leonard Sinclair & RaySoo. ACE - https://www.facebook.com/AceKualaLumpur/ is located at 18, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL.
Pisco Bar KL
Spin Nights on Wednesday. Tropicalia on Thursday with music by Asia Connexion. Laksa Records with Roshan & Mr Rodrigo this Saturday. And Lazy Sunday Weekly - hop on by for a great lazy time this Sunday from 3pm onwards. Bean Bags, Sunday Vibes. Chill Vibes. Amazing promos.
Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl for more information. And remember, Pisco Bar KL is at 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL. Call +603-2142 2900 for bookings and information.
FONO KL is back. Residents and friends will be curating your lepak soundtrack all month long, while you unwind or catch up with your friends because we all need it.
This weekend: Friday: Fono is for Lovers - all about house and disco and everything in between helmed by Chairman and friends, guaranteed to make you move your shoulders and shake your hips. Saturday: Dub Tings as they end the month with conscious tunes and serious bass, courtesy of Jony, Cloak, and uzrswl with special guest Easybaba for that special steppa set.
Fono KL is at the Zhong Shan, Jln Kampung Attap, KL. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/. Opening house 9PM to 1AM, walk-ins allowed subject to availability. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
REXKL / The Back Ground
Visit www.facebook.com/hellorexkl for information. REX KL is at 80, Jalan Sultan, KL.
Live at Jao Tim presents
WVC Jazz Ensemble ft. May Mow - The Fragrance of Rose. Wednesday 25 May 2022, 9pm onwards. This will be her first performance with us.
Kangkung Belacan Ft. @lynwenten - Tasty Ballads & Standards this Friday 27 May 2022, 9pm onwards. This will be her first performance with us
Clinton Jerome Chua - Tribute To Sam Smith - this Saturday 28 May 2022, 9pm onwards.
Bourbon Lassi – Road to Rainforest World Music Festival 2022 – on Sunday 29 May 2022 9pm onwards with their only KL show before they hit the Rainforest World Music Fest next month in Sarawak. Featuring Gideo Yogan (bass), Kumar Karthigesu (sitar), John Ashley Thomas (drums), Jamie Wilson (guitar), Vick Ramakrishnan (tabla).
Purchase tickets and for more information at https://www.jaotim.com. Jao Tim is at 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
THE BEE PUBLIKA KL
Namastay Hip Hop this 29 May 2022. Don’t miss out on this chance to catch your favourite local Indian / Tamil Hip Hop acts featuring at The Bee Publika from 4pm to 9pm this Sunday. Featuring Axiz, The INC, Yunohoo, Arunboii, Thatagai, Sheezay, JCL, Arvind Raj and Psychomantra. Tickets are available from https://naamastayhiphop.ubertickets.my. The Bee is at Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
Loop Lounge 180°
Boogie Nights weekends with the Jason Martin Experience (JME). Enjoy a vast selection of yesteryear clubbing gems and a dose of current tunes hosted and mixed by JME (Jason Martin Experience). This Friday – JME. This Saturday – JME & Adrian G. No covers. RSVP 012 6689978 for table reservations. Loop Lounge 180° is located on the 34th flr Pacific Regency Hotel And Suites KL.
Roofielogy & DJ FM1
Vibing to the rhythm is the best way to welcome the weekend. Drop by The Dugout Oasis Damansara and be serenaded by Roofieology & DJ FM1 jamming every Friday this month from 8pm onwards. Book your table by calling 017 365 2702. The Dugout is at Oasis Village, Jalan PJU1A/7A, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. https://www.facebook.com/thedugoutoasis/
Live Comedy, Arts, Classical
Crackhouse Comedy Club Live and Fully Vaccinated
Crackhouse Comedy Club live this week. Come get your post holiday laughing fix this week with a fantastic line-up.
Thursday 26 May 2022: Headliners featuring Vikram Balaji. An international touring comedian who has performed in multiple countries and comedy festivals around the world. 9pm.
Friday & Saturday 27 & 28 May 2022: Nuha Halal: Far From Haram. Join Nuha as she and her friends perform a very Halal (actually not) array of jokes for you this weekend.
There are also Open Crack Comedy Open mics usually on Wednesday 9pm and Saturday 5pm. The purest form of comedy there is! It's their Open Mic night - guaranteed to have a packed line up every week, catch veterans, first timers and the rising stars of the scene as they perform their hot new jokes! Or sign up and give it a go yourself.
Visit their FB page and website for details/contacts/ticket prices/ - and https://crackhousecomedy.asia or via Peatix.com or save RM5 whatsapp (save RM5) https://wa.me/message/FS5HRNGZYNAVK1 for tickets.
Stage 1: Malaysians know how to have fun, and Rizal Van Geyzel can’t wait to make you all laugh for his special performance of Halallujah happening this week on the 27 & 28 May 2022 at Stage 1 Theatre, PJPAC, 1 Utama E.
Join one of Malaysia’s best comedians, Rizal Van Geyzel, for a night of hilarity, as he tells hilariously insightful stories of his life and experiences and discover what it truly means to be Malaysian
Visit PJPac at https://pjpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/pjpac to find out more on what's coming up. Get your tickets at http://onetix.com.my.
Indicine: Indicine Live 7. 25-29 May 2022. Founded by former klpac’s director-in-residence Kelvin Wong and first premiered in 2010, INDICINELIVE! (in-dee-SEE-nee-live-!) satirises the insane society we live in through a high-octane line-up of everyday characters, familiar situations, and parodies of songs we’ve heard and are all too familiar with. INDICINELIVE! is, essentially, a generous serving of how we see the world in fun-sized pieces – nothing quite like laughing at ourselves at the end of the day. A collaboration between SIFU Productions and The Actors Studio Teater Seni Rakyat, supported by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, INDICINELIVE! 7 will be the comedy revue’s return to a live stage since the emergence of Covid19. Featuring a brand new ensemble cast and writing team under the direction of Freddy Tan alongside Siti Farrah Abdullah and UiHua.
INDICINELIVE! 7 is ready to set the audience ablaze with high-energy performances of satire and parodies focusing on Malaysian socio-cultural and political issues.
Visit KLPac's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theklpac and https://www.klpac.org for information about KLPac and for more information on what's coming up.
Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ CloudTheatre: https://www.cloudtix.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
Visit DPAC at https://www.dpac.com.my / https://www.facebook.com/damansaraDPAC to find out more on what's coming up and for ticketing information.
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra performs music by Antonin Dvořák’s in Dvořák's Serenades this Saturday 28 May 2022. Conducted by Naohisa Furusawa. Purchase tickets online: https://www.mpo.com.my/2022season/dvořák%27s-serenades