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Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 28 December 2022

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Live, Arts, Stage & Comedy 28 December 2022

December ends and January begins with a selection of what's going on with Live Music, arts, theatre, comedy across the Klang Valley this week ahead. And we have some really good activity going on this week and weekend ahead. Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. Be mindful of all SOPs in place. A Very Happy New Year from all of us at The City List KL.

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Zainal Abidin NYE Special - Live at The Bee, Publika. You do not want to miss this one so save the date. Catch Zainal Abidin, Malaysia’s musical phenomenon and national icon live this NYE! Let us welcome the New Year together in great style and groovy beats at The Bee, Publika. 8pm onwards. Also featuring: Mac Chew on Keys, Sham Kamikaze on Guitars, Lewis Pragasam on Drums, Steve Thornton on Percussions & Daniel Foong on Bass.

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

Best place for New Year celebrations - The Bee, Publika. This Sunday, welcome the New Year with Rockwell band. 8Pm onwards. Drop Bee a WhatsApp for large group RSVP.

Visit / for information.

The Bee, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 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 this week, Crane KL restaurant downstairs brings you some of our hometown greats in our live and jazz music scene from 8pm onwards this New Year's Eve weekend. The inimitable Russell Curtis performs on Friday. And on Saturday for NYE it's Badar and Arab. To end the week, there's Sunday Chill and Jive from Sunday noon with Mary Jackson and Eddy Zachariah on vocals and piano on New Year's Day with Badar and Arab live in the evening.

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

Live at Pisco KL

Saturday New Year's Eve special 8pm till late with JLO the Band live from 8pm downstairs and DJ set by Matto upstairs.

This Thursday Latin Night features Meivyss live from 8pm. Dancing is not an option, it's a necessity.

Call +603-2142 2900 or visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at 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 from Wednesdays to Saturdays from the Fairy Dust Factory Stage from 8pm. This week: Wednesday with Dazzle. Thursday with The Jason Raj Trio ft Timothy Archariam & Donnie Keys. Friday features Streetcode. Saturday sees Sounds of Jane perform New Year's Eve. 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 Live & Simply Jazz by Tin Box

It's their Grand Launch this 15-17 December 2022 for Simply Live, Jazz and Retro and there are three days of live performances specially curated for you.

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.

In the mood for some jazz tunes? There's also their newly opened Simply Jazz by Tin Box. 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 at Reserve your table today. Led by Malaysian jazz legend Michael Veerapen (piano), along with the likes of Junji Delfino (vocals), Rizal Tony (guitar), Lyn Wen (vocals), Tasneem (bass), Cliff Wong (drums), YHFoo (bass) and Justine Jonathan (drums). Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Make your reservations: More info:

Live at Jao Tim presents

Table Lamp Concert last concert of the year this 28 December 2022 with Clinton Jerome and Sylvia Wong with Songs Christmas pop, R&B and gospel.

Their first Jazz Jam Sessions for the New Year starts Sunday 1 January 2023, 3pm - 5pm.

Non Jammers will need to purchase your entry at Free seating. Jammers 1 drink for entry. No Reservations.

Visit Jao Tim, purchase tickets and for more information on performances, their regular jam sessions (17 and 18 December 2022 for this week) and dinner at

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


BoboKL has Music All Week Long. Go with friends for casual fun and good music. Weekend headliners perform Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Bobo LightNights. Tuesdays showcases Guitar n' Jiwa with various guests. And there's Wednesday Jazz Christmas 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

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

JAMA Live Nights

Haven’t had the chance to experience Jama Live nights yet? They have bands every week for you to come down and have a jamm(a)in’ time. Check out / or their instagram page for information and reservations.

JAMA KL, JG03, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, KL

The Joke Factory

Bye 2022, Hell 2023. No better way to say goodbye to 2022 and see in the New Year 2023 than with the Godfather of Comedy, Harith Iskander at TJF this New Year Eve. Classic bits, hilarious new material and all that has been 2022. Seats are limited so book your table now. Catch the show and enjoy dinner as well.

Don’t miss out on 'Making S#it Up', 28 December 2022 hosted by the Harith Iskander in the BEST Improvised Comedy Show in town with Farid Azmeir, Henry Choo and Prakash Daniel. It’s an audience favourite as it’s Unplanned! Unscripted! And most importantly all topics are suggested by the live audience.

The Joke Factory (TJF) features the stunning and hilarious ladies Adrianna, Marissa, Juliana, Kanmani, Sau Fun and hosted by Shaq to take the stage on 29 December 2022.

After several sold-out shows, Mad Sabah is set to return to TJF on December 30th, 2022. GO hear his 2022 stories and have a good laugh.

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: Dancebox December 2022, 29-30 December 2022. The Dancebox series is an ongoing project that has been run in partnership with MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio since 2001. It is an informal performance platform which presents short works of Malaysian dance in a range of genres by established and emerging choreographers. This edition of Dancebox will feature choreographers Tai Chun Wai, Murni Omar, Faillul Adam, Gwen Ng, and Christine Chew, as well as performances by dancers from Han Fong Dance Ensemble, Laasya Arts Academy and Iqram Company.

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

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

KLPAC, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, KL


Stage 1: 30-31 December 2022: Cheryl aka All Cari Makan Stand Up Comedy.

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

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