Wan Umar Shahid goes by Sounds Of Kites when he's on stage, telling stories and expressing his emotions through his music and his guitar. He often experiments with a variety of guitar tunings, which make for a different sort of musical showcase. Performing on this night will also be Fikri Fadzil as Bayangan, whose music addresses everything from personal relationships to societal issues.
Founded in 2015, Artbox Bangkok is a pop-up market/fair that hosts a carefully curated collection of local entrepreneurs with local home-grown products. Its success led to its expansion to Singapore, and now Artbox is making its debut in Malaysia. Over two weekends, Artbox Malaysia will see plenty of local brands peddling everything from apparel and acccessories to handmade goods. Lots of food as well as live music and interactive art installations by local talents will make for a lively and fun atmosphere.
Art comes in many different forms, and this immersive experience by projection mapping community Filamen sees plenty of light and interactive installations alongside projection mapping showcases happening in conjunction with Urbanscapes 2018.
Shop, but also learn how to make the craft yourselves (but also, shop) at this market of all things cute and kitschy. Look out for stuff from Kelang Leather Industries, Calli.Market, Pure Soap Co., Little Fren Crafts and Manik & Patch, among others. And there will also be workshops to participate in to create your own knick-knacks. Homemade Christmas presents, sorted.
'This is Home' was designed to increase awareness about the plight of refugees, their journey and what it's like in a new place. The exhibition is arranged in three parts - mock-ups of how 'home' was like back in their home countries; artworks depicting their journey here; and a VR experience shows what it's like being in a house of a refugee in KL.
Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia and Cinephilia have collaborated to screen films that showcase our city in all its glory. These films cover everything from our journey since independence to the present day, told from new angles on its streets and back alleys or corporate buildings and the slums. After the screening, there will be Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
This interactive visual performance bymultidisciplinary creative/interactive studio Hidity.lab was created to envision what KL would look like in the future. Audiences will be transported through time in distinct visual projections of various scenes of utopia, dystopia and more. Head over to the River of Life by the Masjid Jamek LRT Station for this experience.
Warung Panggung is a street puppet theatre on wheels that travels our city with a full production on a modular cart. In the spirit of celebrating the arts with Urbanscapes, Warung Panggung will tell the story of Ah Loy, who travels back in time to save a dystopian KL. This family-friendly presentation will be held over three weekends in various locations as follows: Weekend 1 (Nov 3 & 4) at Pesta Lorong Hang Kasturi; Weekend 2 (Nov 10 & 11) at Medan Pasar; and Weekend 3 (Nov 17 & 18) at RIUH River of Life KL.
SLAM (Support Local Artists Malaysia) serves as a platform for local artists to showcase their work to the public and this edition will feature Haris Rashid. Haris has created his signature style using a variety of media combinations to create his works - acrylic paint, colour pencils, watercolour or pigments on surfaces like textured pressed paper or wood. His art has typically surround the theme of animals and nature.
With Billy Joel's own protégé Michael Cavanaugh pairing his powerful vocals with the MPO for this concert, guests are in for a treat. Come by and listen to Billy Joel's greatest hits in this grand tribute to the Piano Man himself.