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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 26 July 2023

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 26 July 2023

Moving into the last week of July 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.


You asked for it, you got it! Bobo KL is JAZZing it up this weekend at BoboKL.

DAVID GOMES steps away from the piano to headline as vocalist with Wei Li on piano duties, Che Wan on bass, and Yacob on drums. For one night this 29 July 2023 (Friday).

MICHAEL VEERAPEN returns with his trusted trio and featured vocalist SAMANTHA DE LUNE for one night this 30 July 2023 (Saturday).

Comedy star DOUGLAS LIM crashes BoboKL the last week of July with comedian KAVIN JAY on hosting duties this Wednesday to Friday 26 – 28 July 2023. 8pm.

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.

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

Bobo, 65-2, Jalan Bangkung, KL

Live at Jao Tim

Live at Jao Tim presents The Julian Chan Jazz Orchestra Goes Retro. This will be something spectacular to watch in their tight space here. This coming Saturday and Sunday - 29 & 30 July 2023, 8.30pm onwards with an 18-Piece Orchestra or more. It's Big Band Retro Jazz for the weekend. Not to be missed, that is for certain.

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

In the mood to swing and sway to the rhythm of jazz? Look no further, because The Frankie Sixes is coming to Simply Jazz by Tin Box this 28 and 29 July 2023.

Hailing from Kuala Lumpur, The Frankie Sixes is a swing jazz band, led by the talented singer-songwriter, Reza Salleh. Their repertoire includes a mix of swing standards and original Malaysian swing jazz tunes, offering delightful and engaging musical experiences like no other.

Their incredible musicianship has earned them recognition both locally and internationally, with captivating performances at events like Publika Jazz Fest, Haeundae Jazz Festival in Busan, Korea, the Taiwan Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, and Swingmania in Bangkok, Thailand.

With Reza Salleh's captivating vocals leading the way accompanied by Ee Jeng on keys, Che Wan on double bass, and KJ on drums, guests can expect 2 nights of energetic and foot-tapping performances.

A rare treat for R&B jazz lovers this Wednesday 26 July 2023, don't miss out on Alwagera and Rizal's performance. Kuala Lumpur-based educator, composer, and singer-songwriter Alwagera is a multi-talented individual commonly known for incorporating Malaysian traditional music, such as Choral music, Asli, and Ethnic Jazz Fusion, into her compositions and arrangements. Rizal Ezuan Zulkifly Tony, commonly known as Rizaltony, is a dedicated music educator, jazz guitarist, music director, music arranger, and composer.

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.

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

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.

Friday with Brendan de Cruz for a solo appearance and Saturday sees Albert Sirimal 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 27 July 2023 8pm onwards sees the return of Saint Kylo for an evening only Saint Kylo can provide. 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: Ashira & Co

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. Acoustic open mic: Kora Sunya and ConnR & Southern Kid.

Thursday: Folk rock with Brian Gomez. Acoustic open mic: Michelah Desnai and Jazyl Adalia.

Friday: Panda Head Curry. Full band open mic: Bedlam City

Saturday: 60 vibes rock with Momin and the Deen's List. Full band open mic: The Sendudes.

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


The Background Sessions at The Background, REX KL this 28 July 2023. 8pm. Unplug and immerse yourself in the jiwang melodies at The Back Ground Sessions. Join them for a captivating evening of a rare stripped-down night featuring catchy tunes by Hacktick!, Modread, and Pasca Sini. It's free entry, so come over and they guarantee you'll be singing along.

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

BEST-NITE-EVER - Live music + Cabaret + Retro VDJ at Scandalous TTDI

An ultimate party with three acts in one night. An exclusive event brought to you by Scandalous TTDI - the best Retro venue in Klang Valley. The band Artstream starts off at 7pm and Funky Divas are not to be missed from 9pm onward and VDJ Alfred hits in at around 1030pm. The show has an entrance charge of RM150nett, which includes a pre-selection of bar bites. Come to enjoy or come to support. Bring along your loved ones, friends, family and those who love a good show and a night out to remember. Call +6011-8888 7076 or whatsapp us to book-

Scandalous TTDI, 122A, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 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

This Thursday to Saturday 27 to 29 July 2023, Join the wackiness of Zul, Riezman, and Harresh as they unleash their wittiest banter and spot-on comedic timing, delivering gut-busting punchlines that will leave you gasping for breath. It's a perfect opportunity to indulge in the laughter and wit of these talented comedians and enjoy 3 nights of non-stop entertainment, set in a vibrant environment and top-notch facilities that will enhance your comedy experience like never before.

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, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL


Pentas 1: 28 and 29 July 2023. Music from Movies and Musicals (MMM) – 65th Anniversary Concert. Let’s celebrate The Philharmonic Society of Selangor's 65 years of building a community in harmony through songs from movies and musicals that transcend decades and genres. MMM65 combines some of the greatest show tunes of our era while weaving a glittering narrative.

Accompanied by a live band, and almost 80 singers from all walks and ages of life, the Choir of The Philharmonic Society of Selangor will perform songs and revues from stage and silver screen! Come ride the nostalgia train and celebrate 65 years of creating musical memories with us.

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.

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


Stage 1: 28 to 30 July 2023. Anak Raja Gondang. Mak Yong performance. It's the story of Raja Besar whose wife has given birth to a triton shell. Angered by this strange occurrence, Raja Besar threw his wife out of the palace.

Nero Event Space: Breaking battles, captivating street dance showcases, incredible DJ performances, and an unforgettable after-party. Break2Prove is a celebration of the raw talent, passion, and creativity that defines the world of breaking. As the premier breaking event in Malaysia, we are dedicated to bringing together the finest B-Boys and B-Girls from around the globe to showcase their skills, ignite the dance floor, and compete for the ultimate title.

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


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

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 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 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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