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
10 things to do in KL this week
Our guide to the week's best events and recommended things to do
Time Out KL Food Awards 2015
The shortlist is out and it's time to vote! You have until Oct 28
Now open: Bean Reserve
Cereal milk soft serve and nitro coffee and tea await you here
Win a champagne brunch for two worth RM730
Welcome to #TimeOutBreakfastClub, where the only rule is to take a photo of your breakfast and post it to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #TimeOutBreakfastClub and #TimeOutKL
What’s on this week in KL
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 this edition is Keren Bala Devan alongside supporting acts Prakash Daniel, Dash Steam, Dan Tackage and Sim Tong. Justin Heyes 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
People’s Merdeka Exhibition
The Malaysian Heritage and History Club (MHHC) presents the People’s Merdeka Exhibition, a pasar malam-style gathering of all things Malaysia, from photo exhibitions to memorabilia displays, as well as talks, performances and workshops. Exhibitors include Mohd Radzi Jamaludin’s ‘Kuala Lumpur – Now and Then’, Mariana Isa’s ‘The Trilby Touch – a collection of buildings by AB Hubback’, and documentarian Mahen Bala’s ‘Jalan-Jalan Malaysia’ series, among others. Sit in on heritage talks about Malaysian architecture, history, photography, music and more and then join workshops on Malaysian traditional games and Joget Lambak.
Local dance company MyDance Alliance presents 'Tepak Tari', two captivating programmes of six short dance debuts by Malaysian dancers. The programme highlights the diversity in both the traditional and modern dance to give viewers an understanding of what is changing in the contemporary dance scene. 'Tepak Tari' is part of the stellar lineup in the 'KL i Dance' segment of DiverseCity.
A Place To Bury Strangers live in KL
The all-black-everything wardrobe, the custom-crafted effects pedal, the wall of noise referencing ’80s noise rock à la The Jesus and Mary Chain: these are the calling cards of A Place to Bury Strangers, the New York City psychedelic rock and shoegaze trio, who released their fourth LP ‘Transfixiation’ early this year.
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