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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 17 May 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 17 May 2023

May continues with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, Arts, Stage, and Comedy across the Klang Valley for the week ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy.

Kebaya Jazz at BOBO KL

IDA MARIANA is back at BoboKL with KEBAYA JAZZ. Lagu-lagu Melayu vintage revisited with poise, panache and plenty of fun. Ida returns with more vintage lagu-lagu given the trademark sultry vocal stylings and Kebaya-clad theatrical shenanigans of one of Bobo KL's favourite singers - with the fine support of Dato’ Mokhzani Ismail and his trusty trio. Check in for 18, 19 and 20 May 2023, these are evenings NOT to be missed.

BoboKL also has music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcase Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE; with a mix of comedy and jazz courtesy of Papi Zak and Shamaine Othman, with BoboKL’s resident pianist and singer David Gomes. Reservations are to be WhatsApped to 012-263-8603. The entrance fee is a minimum spend of RM50 on drinks.

And there's Wednesday Jazz with David Gomez. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations or just head up.

Tickets required. WhatsApp +6012-263 8603 for reservations. Visit for tickets to shows available and for details and SOPs.

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL

Live at Jao Tim presents

Table Lamp Concert this 20 May 2023 features Atilia Haron and Salamiah Hassan for a very special mother and daughter night of duets and originals in jazz, pop and R&B. Catch these two legends in the scene this Saturday at Jao Tim.

Live at Jao Tim presents Sylvia Wong Trio Originals Recording Session this 19 May 2023. Sylvia Wong (keys), Arthur Kam (drums), Gideon Yogan (bass). Be a part of their first live recording sessions of jazz fusion music this Friday.

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

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

The Frankie Sixe EP Launch at DPAC 18 May 2023

One of the most prominent live jazz acts in the Malaysian circuit today, 6-piece swing jazz combo The Frankie Sixes launches their debut EP via 4 days of live showcases, guest performances, swing dancing and dance workshops. Fresh from their slot in Taiwan Lantern Festival 2023 and a vocal guest spot for Unfolding Bangkok 2023, the band recently released a lindy hop music video featuring 100+ dancers across 12 countries. Expect original Malaysian swing jazz tunes and classic American jazz standards by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole and more so be prepared to move your feet. 9pm. Tickets at RM80.

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

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 and Upstairs 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 this week, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards Fridays and Saturdays 8pm onwards. Friday sees Albert Sirimal perform. Priscillia Xavier meanwhile, makes a return to Crane KL on Saturday for an evening solo acoustic session.

All-day dining begins at noon (Sunday 10am) and closes at midnight with the last order at 11.30 pm. 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 are available +6012-209 7057 / +6013-218 5712. Visit / /

Crane KL, 78, Jalan Sultan, KL

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. This week features Wednesday : Matthew + Aby Law (Wednesday), Albert + Vijay (Thursday), Mizan + Kyra (Friday), Ice + Colin Jansen. 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


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: Original post rock with Armand Tanzarian.

Thursday: Original funk folk with Otam.

Friday: Original pop punk with Airwaves On Fire. Full band open mic: Lucy The Whale.

Saturday: Original 60s vibe with Momeen and The Deen's List. Full band open mic: Buncit.

Tickets for this week: Free entry. Tips for musicians are expected. Check out their website at for information, 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

Pisco KL Thursday Night Live with JLO The Band

This edition of Thursday Night Live 18 May 2023 brings you a live music performance by JLO The Band. An acoustic band in KL by Lore, Abbas and Ashley. Songs from Oasis, Coldplay, U2, The Beatles and many more.

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 8 pm.

Wednesday & Friday: Astra Malaysia Live.

Thursday: Ashira & Co.

Saturday: The Band 6ix.

Sunday: Nu Noiz

The Iron Fairies KL opens 5 pm onwards Tuesdays to Sundays. 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

Simply Jazz by Tin Box

Happening this Wednesday at Simply Jazz. Join the Michael Veerapen Trio with Veerapen on piano, YHFoo on bass, and Cliff Wong on drums as they bring you a night of a jam session, playing music ranging from funk and Latin to swing jazz!

Still In the mood for some jazz tunes? 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 with Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums) and singer Michelle Nunis on Thursday. Wee Lern (piano), YHFoo and Cliff Wong and singer Yvonne Chong on Friday. Veerapen, Foo and Wong with singer Jo on Saturday.

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the intimate space. Reserve your table today.

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

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


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

Tyson Yoshi (My New World Order) Live In Malaysia 19 May 2023.

After putting on his sold-out solo concert for four days in Hong Kong last summer, the independent singer-songwriter Tyson Yoshi is embarking on his first Asia Tour "My New World Order." Tyson's song "Christy" has surpassed 20 million views on YouTube, and he has been producing works with millions of streams globally. The R&B/Hip Hop/Pop Punk artist is coming to Malaysia this 19 May 2023 at The Bee, Publika, KL.

Live Space Jam Ep 10 is back with Episode 10 this Sunday 21 May 2023. 8 pm. Featuring Impatient Sister and Ocean Astronaut as featured acts together with Kingsley Chen and Cosic Clues. They have walk in sign ups available for more talented music people to perform. Sign ups start from 7 pm and on a first come first serve basis.

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

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:

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

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


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

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

REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL

The Joke Factory

Zenjiro is an award-winning multilingual comedian and actor, who performs in English, Japanese and Korean. He hosted numerous TV programs in Japan and was also featured in various TV shows on BBC, HBO and Dutch TV NTR. Zenjiro has performed at various comedy festivals around the world. He performed in The Joke Factory in 2019 and now he is back for another performance on 20 May 2023. With his out of this world jokes and performance, his show is not to be missed!!!

In collaboration with BBK Network, a weekly Mandarin open mic at The Joke Factory starts tonight 3 May 2023. For more details and purchasing of tickets, please refer to this ticketing link:

On Tuesdays 8.15pm, head over to TJF for Open Mic. If you’ve ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the platform for you. Come and watch first-timers, regular open micers and established comedians try out their newest stuff all for your enjoyment. Every famous and hilarious comedian you have ever watched started out the same way, so witness the birth of great bits and even greater performers.

Visit for information about the Publika based comedy house. Whatsapp Link for tickets: Seats are limited due to SOP.

The Joke Factory, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL


Pentas 2: An epic, heartfelt quest awaits Mama as she follows her heart to find her beloved missing cat. Join them, this week at Mama Looking For Her Cat. Mama Looking For Her Cat is a play about the communication differences and the estranged relationship between a mother and her children. Written by the Late Kuo Pao Kun in 1988, the play revolves around the theme of Singapore being a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual society. Two decades later, this poignant piece remains as powerful, as relevant and as emotionally hard-hitting as ever.

Visit KLPac's Facebook page and for information about KLPac and for more information on 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


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

Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

The gloriously epic Brahms violin concerto was written for Joseph Joachim, the leading violinist of his time and his lifelong friend. Featuring MPO Concertmaster Peter Daniš on violin, this masterpiece of the Romantic era soars with lyricism, innate virtuosity, and raw symphonic power. The MPO also performs Mozart’s formidable Symphony No. 41, the “Jupiter”, widely recognized as the pinnacle of Mozart’s instrumental writing. 20 May 2023. Guest conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky takes the baton this Saturday. Tickets available:

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, KL

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