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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 2 August 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 2 August 2023

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


Stage 1: 4 – 13 August 2023. In Perfect Harmony Too. A podcaster. A kopitiam. “Hello, Malaysia!” Through the broadcasting activities of a hobbyist podcaster on his “How Much Do You Know About Malaysia?” programme, Dama returns with a show that pays musical tribute to the popular music and songs from all races that have tugged on our heart strings since Merdeka. The Edge and Dama Asia are proud to present a new musical theatre concert "IN PERFECT HARMONY TOO", hot on the heels of the previous success of "IN PERFECT HARMONY" in 2011. This continuing Malaysian musical journey beckons you and your family to a live performance where a symphony of timeless tunes and nostalgia meets our talented local ensemble of performers. The repertoire of 26 best-loved tunes, spanning over 6 decades, that were once over-requested on our Malaysian radio schedules, over-played in discotheques and music lounges, and over-spent on jukeboxes, is sure to ignite joyful memories long dormant and etched in your collective consciousness.

Nero Event Space: 5 to 6 August 2023. MALAM TAKDIR. An Opera in Bahasa Malaysia. s a new opera by Johan Othman, that is inspired by the Mahabharata. It was first presented as a play in Penang in 2019, directed by Chee Sek Thim, and featured Hilyati Ramli and Noor Rizuwan Zolkepli as actors.

The story revolves around an imagined conversation between a king who was born blind, and his advisor, on the eve of a predestined war that would see all his 100 sons killed in battle. In this conversation, the advisor tries to convince the king to stop the war. Fully aware of the tragic fate that awaits his sons, the blind king nonetheless allows the war to proceed, choosing instead to take a gamble with destiny, with the hope that his 100 sons will triumph and inherit the throne. What unfolds is an argument that brings to the fore, a story of hope and betrayal, fate and human volition. The music for the opera, also by Johan Othman, is composed with the participation of the performers and employs rhythmic clapping and sound making around arias written for a soprano voice, which will be sung by Tan Jin Yin. The opera will be presented “a capella”.

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


Pentas 1: 31 July – 6 August 2023. Malaysian International Chinese Dance Week 马来西亚国际华人舞蹈周. The Mythical Oriental Dance Company was established in 2013 by Jack Kek. MODC aims to promote and cultivate local Chinese dance culture in the community. The company organizes major dance productions annually. Its previous productions included “Wind and Cloud Chinese Dance Showcase” (2014), “The Mythical Journey” (2015) and “Ladies of the Red Chamber” (2016). In collaboration with Hong Kong Know Space, the new edition of “Ladies of the Red Chamber” will be staged in Hong Kong City Hall in September 2018.

MODC actively collaborates with international and national artists and has invited Hong Kong choreographer Chris Lam for 3 years consecutively to choreograph for the company’s production. Besides, MODC also invited Chinese Dance instructor from China and Ballet instructors from the Philippines, to provide diverse training resources and performance contents for the company. In addition, MODC also actively engages in community education and organizes free talks and demonstrations across the Kuala Lumpur region. Since 2016, MODC has started its residency under The Actors Studio Malaysia, a renowned arts organization in Malaysia established by Joe Hasham OAM and Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican in 1989.

Pentas 2: 21 July to 6 August 2023: The Producers - A Musical Comedy by Mel Brooks. A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle. Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks’ classic comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humour. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night.

This KLPac Production is brought to you PAN Productions featuring an ALL Malaysian cast. PAN Productions is recognised as a premier production powerhouse in Malaysia as it carried on winning multiple awards yearly for their stagings. This reflects our commitment to not just staging award winning shows in Malaysia, but also boosting the Malaysian performing arts industry through the employment and development of the best Malaysian talents, as well as making our city and country more culturally vibrant.

Indicine: 2 to 6 August 2023. Alu & Lesung. The smell of incense, poker cards flickering, droplets from the tap. In Alu & Lesung, three women welcome you into their home where they embark on a journey to explore their loss of security and their pursuit of dreams of healing. They aren't aware of this invitation so we have to discreetly observe them in their private space. Alu & Lesung opens today.

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


Black Box: 2 to 6 August. Opium by Any Other Name. Written and directed by Tarrant Kwok. Features Shi Hoong, Celeste Low, Veronica Boh, Adry Nasution, Charles Roberts and Dennis Lim. “Opium by Any Other Name” is the second entry in the Opium series by Tarrant Kwok.
Thematically centred around the opium economy of Colonial Malaya, “Opium By Any Other Name” draws from classic tragedies – namely Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare – but bringing it down to a gritty, local temperament.

Visit DPAC at / 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

Lion Dancers return to Resorts World Genting for 14th Genting World Lion Dance Championship

Lion Dancers return to Resorts World Genting for 14th Genting World Lion Dance Championship

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, 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.

This Friday with David Mark Nair for a solo appearance and Saturday sees Priscillia Xavier drop in for a solo acoustic live session.

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

Pisco KL

Thursday Night Live this 3 August 2023 8pm onwards sees Josh Thomas in for the evening. Blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Josh Thomas embraces a distinct sound inspired by Jimi Hendrix, The Black Keys, Jack White and Gary Clark Jr. Expect originals and covers with a retro-alternative vibe, delivered through skilful guitar-work layered with warm, inviting vocals. 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 & Friday: Astra Malaysia Live

Thursday: Frenz

Saturday: Keisha & The Metaverse Players

Sunday: Nu Noiz

The Iron Fairies KL opens daily 5pm 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


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: Pop with Kat Roshan. Acoustic open mic: Syakir.

Friday: Funk folk with Otam and his band. Full band open mic: The Propositions.

Saturday: Blues with Syakir & The Rombongan. Full band open mic: Noiziattic.

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

Live at Jao Tim

Live at Jao Tim presents Lindy Hop Live featuring The Frankie Sixes led by Reza Salleh this Sunday 6 August 2023. Reza Salleh, Che Wan (double bass), Ee Jeng (keys), KJ (drums), Isaac Marvin (trumpet), Eddy Lim (sax), together with KL Swings providing free Lindy Hop Taster Classes before the performances. Book your tickets now for a fun and swinging weekend. This Sunday 6th August 2023 from 2pm onwards. *Free Seating*. First come, first serve. Pre-Sales & Walk-ins: RM50 - Non Dancers. RM30 - Dancers (Walk-in).

Table Lamp Concert featuring a duet provided by Junji Delfino and Tay Cher Siang (piano) with Here, There & Everywhere this Wednesday and Thursday (2 and 3 August 2023). Book your tickets now to see them up close and personal for an evening of JAZZ & COMEDY. Don’t miss this as this will be Jao Tim's first Comedy and Jazz performance.

Live at Jao Tim presents Michelle Nunis this Saturday 5 August 2023 bringing you a tribute to the late Tina Turner for a night of rock'n'roll, R&B, soul and pop this

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

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

Simply Jazz by Tin Box

This weekend's special at Simply Jazz by Tin Box is the talented Joshua Gui this 4 and 5 August 2023. Having established himself as a prominent figure in the KL Musical Theatre scene since 2011, Joshua Gui is widely recognized for his exceptional skills in musical theatre performance, dancing and voiceover talent. His impressive portfolio includes collaborations with esteemed local production houses like PAN Productions, DAMA Asia, and Enfiniti Vision Media. Beyond his musical prowess, Joshua is also a highly accomplished professional dancer. He has worked closely with the renowned local dancer Suhaili Micheline on various dance projects, showcasing his versatility as an artist. Accompanied by Michael Veerapen (piano), YHFoo (bass) and Cliff Wong (drums).

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

Veerapen, Wong and Foo are joined by Julian Chan (saxophone) this Wednesday and Lyn Wen (vocals) this Thursday.

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


Seasoned vocalists IZEN KONG and NIKKI PALIKAT (s)team up at BoboKL the first week of August from 3 to 5 August 2023. 8pm nightly.

BoboKL 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 Nuhal 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.

Visit for tickets to shows available and for details and SOPs.

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, 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

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:

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

Simply Comedy by Tin Box Group & Harith Iskandar

Prepare to chuckle till your sides split at Simply Comedy, where you'll find an incredible lineup of great comedy acts!

Get ready for three nights of uproarious hilarity as we proudly present the comedic talents of Asyraf Kamal, Mikhail Svrcula and Hindra Bose this Thursday to Saturday for three nights. Brace yourself for an experience that transcends cosmic multiverse boundaries, where their sharp wit and brilliant observations will have you laughing uncontrollably! These comedic geniuses are masters at crafting relatable tales and delivering punchlines that hit the mark with precision. Admission is free.

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: 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 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:

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 and their Instagram page

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


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

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

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 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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