10 things to do in KL this week
Our guide to the week's best events and recommended things to do
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What’s on this week in KL
Qu x sub:shaman - Split Release
Chronic Crony Collective presents Japanese instrumental rock band Qu and Singaporean alternative band sub:shaman as the two bands release their split EP, ‘ilm’. The EP will also be available in limited edition cassettes. Opening the show will be local acts Like Silver and Goodbye 20th Century.
TEDxKL 2015: Infinity and Beyond
Now in its sixth year, the independently organised programme explores the thoughts and ideas that push the boundaries for the future with discussions by the country's leading thinkers and doers in various fields. This year, TEDxKL invites inspirational speakers such as naturalist Irshad Mobarak, guitarist Sam Triggy, eye surgeon Dr Kenneth Fong, the actor with many hats Afdlin Shauki and Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, founder of Sutra Foundation and Malaysian cultural dance icon.
KL City Grand Prix
It's going to be a weekend of fast action on the streets with the inaugural KL City Grand Prix, the country's first Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) approved street motor racing event. Buckle up for an experience of thrills and spills as the race showcases some of the world's famed GT and Formula motor racing series such as Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, Formula Masters China Series and V8 Supercars Championship. Cheer on as drivers zip through a 3.2km temporary circuit with 11 turns along Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Pinang. Don't forget to party at the post-race concert. Tickets are available online and at Rock Corner outlets.
Good Vibes presents Echosmith and RÜFÜS
Good Vibes is taking a festival break this year but leading up to their comeback in 2016 will be the Good Vibes Presents series kicking off with Californian cool kids Echosmith. Supporting the show will be dance trio RÜFÜS and local dance floor movers and shakers DASH and Indiego & Co. Tickets are now on sale.
The Tailor Made Man
Nominated for Best Costume and winner of the Audience Choice award at the 11th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards in 2013, this intriguing Actspressions production returns to PJ Live Arts. The play takes place in ancient Egypt, where Joseph struggles through life and is haunted time and again by a mysterious character called The Tailor in his dreams.
Time Out Comedy Thursday
Time Out Comedy Thursday (TOCT) is the city's monthly comedy night happening on the first Thursday of every month. Back at Mango's Tropical Café, headlining for the first time in Comedy Thursday history is Joanne Kam Poh Poh alongside supporting acts Justin Heyes, Brian Tan, Luwita Hana Randhawa and Sulaiman Azmil. Kavin Jay hosts. As with most Comedy Thursdays, expect an evening of raucous laughter, hilarious gags and some political incorrectness not for the faint-hearted. Each ticket entitles you to special F&B promotions. And here's a special treat for all you comedy lovers: the first 200 people to attend will receive a free bottle of Somersby Cider. See you there! For ages 18 and above only. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. No reservations. As featured in Time Out KL's 101 things to do in KL
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