Moving on in September with a selection of what's going on this Malaysia Day Week with Live Music, Theatre, Arts, Comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy the week ahead.
Pentas 1: JEBAT – World Premiere 14 -24 September 2023.
Pentas 2: Dancebox 16 – 17 September 2023. The Dance Box Series was originally conceived as a series of monthly dance events organised to showcase a diversity of dance including work by less established, more experimental choreographers. It later morphed into a mixed bill performance presenting works in progress, experimental works by established artists, and new works by emerging artists. Featuring choreography by Steve Goh, Kwang Tung Dance Company, Albert Sigan Anak Saliman, Mohammad Nazrul Bin Munir, Chai Vivan, Chan Kar Kah, Aramy Rasyid bin Mohamed
Indicine: Test Is Best 20 September 2023 by Sharmaine Othman in collaboration with TAS. Test is Best 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, Ayim Razak, Mad Sabah, Brian Tan, Hindra Bose, Nuha, Asyraf Kamal and Kavin Jay.
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 @ Cloudjoi: https://www.cloudjoi.co No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL
Thursday Night Live this week (14 September 2023) 8pm onwards with Maha Jeffery providing the music. Maha Jeffery whose electrifying showmanship coupled with his powerful vocals have cemented him as one of the most distinguishable voices in the Malaysian rock scene.
Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl or https://www.instagram.com/pisco_kl/ 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.
Friday: Astra Malaysia
Sunday: Nu Noiz
The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5pm onwards. Call +6016-221 3612 or visit https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl for more information and reservations.
The Iron Fairies KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Live at Jao Tim
Live at Jao Tim presents this 16 September 2023 a concert performance by Ida Mariana bringing you a special evening of Kebaya Jazz. Jazz Nusantara vibes coming from Ida on vocals, Amar Azaln on bass, Sudin on drums and Datuk Mokhzani Ismail on piano. Book your tickets now to see them up close and personal for an evening of Jazz Nusantara. Don’t miss out on this special evening on our Malaysia Day. 8pm.
Live at Jao Tim presents this 15 September 2023 a very We get to present something unique this month, an electro orchestra evening. An evening of elegantly curated selections of K-pop and J-pop. RFBXO with the Amethyst String Quartet featuring Binyun and Rina-hime feature. 8pm.
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 https://www.jaotim.com or https://www.facebook.com/JaoTimKL or https://www.instagram.com/jaotimkl/
Jao Tim, 61 (First Flr), Jalan Sultan, KL
BoboKL crowd favourite ELVIRA ARUL and THE LAST NOTES are back this month celebrating Stevie Wonder this 14 to 16 September 2023. 8pm.
Wednesday Night Live; with a mix of comedy and jazz tonight Papi Zak, Shamaine Othman and Asu alongside David Gomes on piano. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to +6012-263 8603. Entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.
Visit https://www.cloudjoi.com for tickets to shows available and https://www.facebook.com/BoboKualaLumpur for details and SOPs.
Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, 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 some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays live 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 http://cranekl.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/CraneKL / https://www.instagram.com/thecrane_kl/
Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL
Simply Jazz by Tin Box Malaysia
Join Simply Jazz this 15 and 16 September 2023 for a soul-stirring journey through the world of jazz with the exceptional Junji Delfino!. With a rich tapestry of experience spanning over two decades, Junji's whimsical improvisations, clever scatting, and heartfelt connection through music will sweep you away into a realm of pure musical enchantment.
Originating from the Philippines, Junji's love affair with jazz commenced under the nurturing guidance of her father, a celebrated Filipino jazz maestro and composer. At the tender age of 10, she was already sneaking into jazz clubs, setting the stage for a lifelong passion. In the vibrant 1990s, Malaysia became her second home, where she embarked on a dazzling jazz odyssey alongside household jazz luminaries like Michael Veerapen and the renowned composer/pianist David Gomes, her cherished collaborator and life partner.
For two magical nights, dive headfirst into the heart of jazz with Junji Delfino and let your spirits soar to new heights.
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 takes the stage every Wednesday through Saturday. Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space and reserve your table today.
Tonight special guest Tony Rizal joins the Michael Veerapen Trio for their Jam Session.
Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info: www.simplyjazz.tinbox.my
Simply Jazz, 28 & 29, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 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.
Saturday: The Malaysia Day Show with Lab The Rat, Sindrom Anak Kedua, The Panda Head Curry? And Ayop. Tickets now at RM30 for this night.
Wednesday: Folk rock with Brian Gomez.
Thursday: Post rock with Armand Tanzarian. Acoustic open mic with Keith Kamalaraj.
Friday: Alternative post grunge withj Noiziattic. Full band open mic with Muddy Ratz.
Tips for musicians expected. Check out their website at https://www.merdekarya.com for information, on ticketing/entry/reservation. Member reservations: +6018-661 4553.
More information https://www.facebook.com/Merdekarya-379447802136079. Opening times: Live Bar 8pm, Bar B and The Balcony Bar 7pm.
Merdekarya, 352 1st Flr, Jalan 5/57, Petaling Garden, PJ
Simply Live by Tin Box
Want to relax and forget the chaos of 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: https://tinbox.my/
Simply Live, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar
Get ready for the funniest Malaysia Day celebration ever! Join them on 14 to 16 September 2023 as the hilarious Irfan Mansor takes the stage to host an uproarious comedy extravaganza.
Featuring the comedic genius of Shaq Munisamy and the wit of Phoon Chi Ho, these three nights promise laughter, memorable moments, and side-splitting humour that'll have you celebrating Malaysia Day like never before. Snatch your spot now by hitting up https://tinbox.my/. No charge.
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 will be hosting open mic sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Reservations: https://tinbox.my/ More info: https://simplycomedy.tinbox.my/
Simply Comedy by Tin Box & Harith Iskander, No 27, Block C5, Level G3 Publika Shopping Center, No 1, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
A tribue to Sudirman this 16 September 2023 at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The MPO pays tribute to the life and music of the multi-faceted and beloved artist, including award-winning hits such as Salam Terakhir, Warisan and Hujan, and many more. Held in conjunction with Hari Malaysia, this special concert will end with a groundbreaking hologram showcase of the artist, for the first time by the MPO at DFP. With
Ahmad Muriz Che Rose, conductor, and vocalists Liza Aziz, Ernie Zakri, Hazama, Arish Mikael. Purchase tickets online: mpo.com.my/season2023/a-tribute-to-sudirman
Rockafellers Kitchen + Bar, Bukit Damansara
The Gastro-Sports Bar and Restaurant gives 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/.
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
Once an iconic cinema in downtown KL, now rejuvenated into a creative community hub.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/hellorexkl / https://www.instagram.com/hellorexkl/ for information on events, happenings, bookings, tickets.
REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
BEE PUBLIKA KL
Malaysia's Longest Running Independent Music Venue has a great week ahead of live music.
Visit https://www.thebee.com.my or https://www.facebook.com/thebeemy or https://www.instagram.com/thebeemy/ for information. Purchase tickets here wa.me/60175654233 (The Bee). For group or table rsvp: Whatsapp +6017-565 4233.
The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL
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
PJPAC, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama E, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ
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. 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 guitar/vocals, VJ Thison on drums and D. Jumawan on Keys/Piano.
For reservations and booking Whatsapp +6012-571 7759 or book via www.cloudjoi.com/org/kindablue. Visit www.klinternationaljazz.com 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 https://www.facebook.com/titijazzandmusic
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 https://www.facebook.com/JazzUp9.lounge
JAZZ UP9, No 2A, 1st Floor, Jalan 51/225A, Section 51A , PJ