The best places to eat in Petaling Street and Old KL
Here are the best restaurants and cafés in these historical parts of the city
Time Out KL Food Awards 2015
The shortlist is out and it's time to vote! You have until Oct 28
Out now: The singing and dancing issue
Our September issue features the top 50 karaoke songs, the best karaoke joints in town, and the best clubs to get your groove on
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What’s on this week in KL
Publika Jazz Festival
This two-day jazz festival within Publika (The Square, Black Box, The Bee and The Social) will feature a lineup of local jazz talents and international musicians to bring you the groove: Steve Thornton, Evelyn Feroza Fernandez, Ashton Moore, Reza Salleh, Talitha Tan, The Doo Doo Rascals, Art of Tree, Valtinho Anastacio and many more.
Ohrwurm presents Kate Simko
Chicago native Kate Simko has had quite a colourful career for a DJ/producer. Not content with setting dancefloors on fire, she has remixed for the likes of Philip Glass, composed film scores and dished out her own brand of melodic house and techno. She released her debut back in 2002 and has since gone on to produce and release tracks on labels such as Ghostly, Get Physical, Leftroom, Dame and more. Currently, she’s working on releasing Tevo Howard’s debut and collaborating with Jamie Jones. She’s also working on a project titled ‘London Electronic Orchestra’. Yes, interesting doesn’t even begin to describe her.
The Silverfish Festival of Cabbages
Now that Silverfish has moved into their shiny new quarters in Bangsar Village II, this independent bookstore wastes no time in celebrating intellect and ideas through The Silverfish Festival of Cabbages. An expansion on the Silverfish Public Talk series, this festival will be held every weekend until September, featuring speakers like Susan Philips on the Malaysian counter culture phenomenon, Isa Kamari from Singapore on the Malay writing scene, Edward Soo on non-profit activities, and more.
Nyoba Kan International Butoh Festival 2015: Half Man, Half Ghost
The poster exhibition features artworks on the theme of dialogue: ambiguous exchanges between Green Snake and the Monk, the Butterfly Lovers' farewell, Empress Dowager Cixi's powerful speech with the Forbidden City, the pillow talk between Tajomaru and the Samurai's wife, and the dialogue between Butoh and its audience. Serving as a multilevel discourse among photographers, graphic designers, calligraphers and Nyoba Kan members, the event is also a fundraising effort for the Nyoba Kan group to continue its creative journey.
Star Wars x Royal Selangor
You don't have to join the Dark Side to check out Royal Selangor's latest collection of Star Wars figurines. The pop-up store in Sunway Pyramid showcases limited edition eight-inch figurines and smaller four-inch ones as well as tumblers, mugs, flash drives, a trinket box, cufflinks and a diorama of Luke battling Rancor in the classic scene from Return of the Jedi. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, you wouldn't be able to get pewter figurines of Han Solo, Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper, but you can now.
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