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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 11 October 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 11 October 2023

Moving on in October with a selection of what's going on in Live Music, Theatre, Arts, Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy All the creativity that seems to be pouring the week ahead.


Pentas 1: Kuala Lumpur City Opera presents, "The Elixir of Love" – 13 – 22 October 2023.

The opera tells a story about Nemorino, a young villager, who is madly in love with the beautiful business owner Adina, who he thinks is beyond his reach. A Sergeant Belcore attempts to seduce Adina causing the frustrated Nemorino to reach out to a traveling purveyor of medicines, Dr. Dulcamara who sells Nemorino a fake love potion. A Gaetano Donizetti Opera composed in 1832. These performances were directed by Chris Ling, and conducted by Kevin Field. Performed by the KL City Opera.

Indicine: Test is Best this 11 October 2023 is a comedy show featuring some of Malaysia’s funniest comedians testing their brand new material. Watch these comedians take the stage to craft their jokes, refine new routines and explore new comedic territory. The stage truly is the only place for comedians to know if they’re funny, so come out and witness the birth of something hilarious. With Shamaine Othman, Dr Jason Leong, Prakash Daniel, Brian Tan, Mad Sabah, Fakkah Fuzz and Mikhail Svrcula.

SHORT+SWEET Malaysia Celebrates Sweet 16 Season with Almost 100 New Works also continues.

Visit KLPac's Facebook page and for information about KLPac and what's coming up.

Buy Tickets. Online Purchase @ Cloudjoi: No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.

KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL

Stalemate Factor @ Porkville PJ 14 October 2023

Martin Vengadesan and The Stalemate Factor check in to Porkville PJ this Saturday for a performance drawing its inspiration from the surreal and trippy music of the 1960s. Expect a lot of originals drawn from their four albums The Queen's Gambit, The Bishop's Sacrifice, The Knight's Flight and The Rook's Siege, plus retro songs from the psychedelic era. The band comprises Martin Vengadesan (vocals/keyboards), Thomas Toh (guitars), Joanne Timbuong (vocals), Harrie Sharm (bass) and Rudolf Frank (drums). Door charge is RM30.

Porkville, Lot 3, Lorong Utara (B), PJS 52, PJ, Selangor

Frankie Sixes at Simply Jazz by Tin Box Malaysia October 2023

A Special Quartet Show from The Frankie Sixes this Saturday 14 October 2023 awaits jazz lovers at Somply Jazz by Tin Box Malaysia. Featuring lead off man Reza Salleh (vocals), Ee Jeng (piano), Che Wan (double bass) and KJ Wong (drums) their repertoire boasts a fusion of classic swing standards and original Malaysian swing jazz compositions, ensuring an enchanting and unique musical experience.

This Friday also sees JO and Saturday with Kai Chalmers performing.

In the mood to swing and sway to the rhythm of jazz? There's Simply Jazz by Tin Box, now relocated to Publika. Expect great classics such as Charlie Parker's Summertime, Crystal Silence by Chick Corea and so much more, as their musicians take the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax, and immerse yourself in the intimate space and reserve your table today. With Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums).

Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations: More info:

Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL


Crowd Control this 12 October 2023. Have you ever wanted to be part of a hot comedy show? Well, this is the show for you where Kavin Jay and Rizal van Geyzel completely improvise jokes based on your response. (Disclaimer: you WILL be picked on). In other words – seasoned comedians, Rizal Van Geyzel and Kavin Jay perform, well, a completely unrehearsed improvised comedy show. 8pm.

All That Jazz featuring Pop'n'Bop with the Michael Veerapen Trio this 13 – 14 October 2023. KL-based budding jazz vocal group returns to BoboKL supported by Jazz King Michael Veerapen and his trio; featuring Jessica, Calista and Joshua performing a wide ranging repertoire from jazz to pop and R&B.

Wednesday Night Live with a mix of comedy and jazz tonight with Rizal Van Geyzel, and Jason Leong alongside David Gomes on piano. 8pm.

Tuesday Light Nights 17 October 2023 The sublime Dani Komari is here to electrify BoboKL with her undeniable charm and sizzling vocals. Backed up by the marvellous KK on keys, this duo will whisk you away from the worries of the day. 8pm.

Visit for tickets to shows available and for details and SOPs. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to +6012-263 8603.

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL

Live at Jao Tim

Live at Jao Tim presents Table Lamp Concerts 11 and 12 October 2023 with Acoustic Soul Covers featuring Izen (vocals) and Dennis Law (piano) (11) and Sentimental Things featuring Kael (vocals) and Law (12).

You can visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on more performances all across the week, their regular jam sessions, table lamp concerts, and dinner at or or

Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL

Pisco KL

Thursday Live this week 8pm onwards with a music performance by Samantha Diana. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at or for more information and dates and booking details.

Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL

The Iron Fairies KL Live

There's live music at The Iron Fairies KL five nights a week Wednesday to Sunday on the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm.

Wednesday: Astra Malaysia

Thursday: Havoq

Friday: Astra Malaysia

Saturday: Frenz

Sunday: Nu Noiz

The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5 pm onwards. Call +6016-221 3612 or visit for more information and reservations.

The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Crane KL Live

Live music 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, Upstairs bar and the new Cock's Tail bar, where you can expect excellent service, tasty food, fine wine, draught beers and deliciously interesting craft cocktails in warm and comfortable surroundings.

On the Live front, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you Alya and Jason live on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm onwards.

All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30pm. A breakfast menu will be offered on Sundays. Upstairs cocktail bar opens Tues-Sunday from 4pm with 1+1 on Cocktails from 4pm to 9pm Wed & Thur. Bookings available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit / /

Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL


The grassroots live music bar is back to four nights a week providing you with music and performances and highly original music from homegrown artistes.

Wednesday: Folk rock with Brian Gomez.

Thursday: Singer-songwriter Keith Kamalaraj.

Friday: Indie alternative with Iris. Full band open mic with The Propositions.

Saturday: Funk punk with Bedlam City. Acoustic open mics with Khid Buck and Azlan of ARQ.

Tips for musicians are expected. Check out their website at for information, on ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.

More information Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.

Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ

The Music of Whitney Houston with the MPO

Bridging the gulf between pop and classical music, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the timeless music of Whitney Houston in this unmissable concert on Saturday, 14 October 2023. With conductor Brent Havens taking the podium to present ‘The Music of Whitney Houston’, together with the powerful vocals of Broadway sensation Rashidra Scott, the MPO will capture Whitney's immeasurable legacy in a stunning symphonic setting of the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre, making it a night to remember. Tickets:

Simply Live by Tin Box

Want to relax and forget the chaos of the city life? The doors at Simply Live by Tin Box are wide open and they are ready to have you over. Come on down to unwind and get your fill of live music, delicious food and even better company. They have their very own Resident Band ready to put on a memorable stage show every Wednesday to Saturday. Stars of Simply Live include singers June Wong, Hoyee Chan, Xing Mars, Karmun Ooi, Scott Jerome, and musicians David Nooi, Lee Peng, Chit Wei, JC Lew, CJ.

Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed . Make your reservations and for more info:

Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar

Simply Comedy this weekend. Get ready for three uproarious nights of comedy with the one and only Brian Tan, this 12 to 14 October 2023. Hosted by the hilarions Muzakir Xynll. As the headliner of 3 evenings, Brian will take centre stage, delivering a dose of his signature humour that's guaranteed to have you rolling with laughter. With his quick wit and hilarious anecdotes, Brian will keep you entertained from start to finish. As usual, admission's on the house! Snatch your spot now by hitting up

In collaboration with Tin Box Group Malaysia, The Joke Factory has been rebranded to Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander. Worrying about losing your favourite comedy shows? Fret not! Your favourite comedians are here to stay. You can expect an elevated level of comedy shows and wicked humour, and if you're a seasoned or emerging comedian looking for a space to share your jokes. They host open mic sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Reservations: More info:

Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander, No 27, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara

The Gastro-Sports Bar and Restaurant give you more than the British and Irish dining cuisine and sports viewing it has become renowned for with a host of acoustic two piece live music sessions over the week playing you lounge, acoustic and radio hits.

Information and reservations: +6017-761 4088 / email:

Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara, Block 15-G/17-G/19-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, KL

Live at Ronnie Q Mondays

Whether you're seeking a lively sports-watching experience, a delicious pork sausage brunch, or a relaxed evening with drinks and live music, it looks like Ronnie Q remains a standout in the ever-evolving atmosphere of Bangsar. There are music offerings when live music comes into the picture with an ad hoc live music Monday from The Sidewalks led by Prasad on guitar/vocals, Wui Lin on vocals and Suresh on rhythms. 8pm onwards.

Opening hours: 4pm onwards (Mondays to Fridays) / 10.30am onwards (Saturday/Sunday). Call +603-2282 0722.

Ronnie Q Pub & Restaurant, 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL


Visit PJPac at / to find out more about what's coming up. Get your tickets at

PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ


Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at and their Instagram page

Jazz Jazz Jazz returns this Friday 13 October 2023 with a special guest; a guitar connoisseur yet one of the most humble musicians, Nazrin (and some of his friends).

Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. Cover charges apply. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.

Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, KL


This 11 October 2023 (tonight), REXKL's Unearthed: Open Mic returns. Featuring Narmalurma and his soulful songwriting, come and discover an arsenal of local talents while enjoying dinner at The Back Ground. 8pm – 11pm. Free entry.

Once an iconic cinema in downtown KL, now rejuvenated into a creative community hub.

Visit / for information on events, happenings, bookings, and tickets.

REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL


Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.

Swifties! Presenting Run For Cover: Taylor Swift Edition KL, Malaysia. Eight artists, solo, acoustic and full bands. Six hours of Taytay music. 14 October 2023 (Saturday). The Bee @ Publika. 4.30pm – midnight. Tickets on sale now -

Visit or or for information. Purchase tickets here (The Bee). For group or table rsvp: Whatsapp +6017-565 4233.

The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL


Visit DPAC at / to find out more about what's coming up and for ticketing information. Or call the box office at +603-4065 0001.

H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ

Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant

The KL Jazz Club promotes monthly Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B, Classic Rock and Creative Music shows by both international and local artistes. There's usually live music on Saturday nights with Rodin JS Kumar on Bass, Jordan Rivers on guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.

For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via Visit for more information.

Kinda Blue Jazz Club & Restaurant, Basement, KL Jazz & Arts Centre, 1 Lorong Kapar, off Jalan Syed Putra, KL

TiTi Jazz & Music

Follow TiTi Jazz & Music at

TiTi Jazz & Music, 19, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, KL


Call them at +6012-591 9923 or Facebook message them to make a reservation at

JAZZ UP9, No 2A, 1st Floor, Jalan 51/225A, Section 51A , PJ

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