November seems to be a great time to explore Kuala Lumpur, with Urbanscapes Festival taking place from now till 18 November 2018 across multiple city spots. But with a long list of exciting events and programmes to offer, it can get quite overwhelming to some of us. So to help you decide, here are our top 11 picks from the festival that you can check out! Are you ready to #ReimagineKL?

 

  1. #UNLIMITED GROOVES FESTIVAL by U MOBILE

Missed out on the Khalid’s first-ever concert in Malaysia? Fret not because there will be another great show coming up with equally stellar music line-up, including Wolf Alice, Bodega, Se So Neon, Phum Viphurit, and our very own rising stars Bil Musa as well as Midnight Fusic. The concert will be taking place at Chin Woo Stadium on 10 November 2018, and you can buy tickets to watch the performances here. There will also be plenty of fun games and food trucks offering delicious snacks on site, so get ready for a day of unlimited fun!

 

  1. KETUK PINTU GUIDED DISCOVERY TOUR by DIAM

Do you know that Petaling Street used to be the hub of entertainment for the Chinese community in Kuala Lumpur back in the olden days? Neither did we. So, why not take this chance to learn more about the area and the once thriving Chinese Opera industry through the eyes and ears of local pillars of the Petaling Street community? Free walk takes place on 10, 11, 17 and 18 November 2018, from 10am to 11.30am and 4pm to 5.30pm. Interested participants can register at the Urbanscapes House prior the tour.

 

  1. DANCING IN PLACE by MYDANCE ALLIANCE

This is an outdoor dance experience that brings audiences on a walking tour throughout Kuala Lumpur. Join the dancers as they breathe new life into the historic open spaces and allow yourself to be fascinated by the engaging dance routines from Malaysia’s most-celebrated choreographers such as Rathimalar Govindarajoo, Lee Ren Xin, Rithaudin Abdul Kadir and many more! The free walk takes place on 10, 11, 17 and 18 November 2018. If you are interested to participate in this tour, do register yourself at Urbanscapes House 5.15pm on tour day.

 

  1. PUPPETRY @ WARUNG PANGGUNG: THE STORY OF AH LOY

Warung Panggung is street puppet theatre on wheels! Moving across various locations throughout downtown KL in a modular cart, MUKA Space and the Malaysian Puppetry Association bring you their reimagined story of Yap Ah Loy and his journey to save a dystopian Kuala Lumpur. Bring your kids too because this is definitely one for the family!

The showtime:

10 & 11 November 2018 – Medan Pasar

17 & 18 November 2018 – River of Life

Show starts at 4.30pm ans 6.30pm.

 

  1. OBEY GIANT: THE ART AND DISSENT OF SHEPARD FAIREY

Catch the Malaysian premiere of the award-winning documentary on the life and work of artist Shepard Fairey, going deep into the world of street art and its role in politics and pop culture. OBEY GIANT follows Fairey’s rise from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to his role as one of the most well-known and influential street artists in the world through his iconic Obama “HOPE” poster and the controversy that surrounds it. The premiere takes place at the Urbanscapes House on 10 and 11 November 2018 from 3pm to 6.30pm.

 

  1. THE ZHONGSHAN BUILDING WEEKENDER

The Zhongshan Building is an interconnected row of shophouses from 1950s, now transformed into an arts and research hub. See the building comes to life with creative happenings on 10 and 11 November 2018,  including thought-provoking art exhibitions, playful installation combining art and food, as well as an interactive installation using voice recording machines and playbacks that encourages visitors to share their thoughts and opinions on certain subjects (anonymously for future visitors).

 

  1. IMMERSIO 2.0 by FILAMEN

This is multi-sensory immersive experience combining audio and visuals created by Filamen with up-and-coming digital media artists such as EEE Lab, Syed Muhammad and Sofia Haron. Get physical as you cycle into a virtual past-present-future of KL with ‘Through Times’, relive childhood hopscotch memories with ‘Digital Ting Ting’, reimagine yourself as a digital picture in ‘Futura’, and dance your way through the musical eras of Malaysia with a custom-made mirror suit and apparatus in ‘Disco Ball’.

Happening from 3 till 18 November 2018 at the Urbanscapes House, from 10am to 10pm. Free entrance.

 

  1. #REIMAGINEUS

Rediscover and reimagine KL city with a visual art exhibitions by local artists as they present their interpretations of the city’s people, communities, places and spaces across nine separate rooms.

Happening from 3 till 18 November 2018 at the Urbanscapes House, from 10am to 10pm. Free entrance.

 

  1. THIS IS HOME by THE PICHA PROJECT

This Is Home - Photo by VOA News

This Is Home – Photo by VOA News

Step into the shoes of a refugee to get the glimpse of how home looked like before the war broke out, their journey to Malaysia and how home in Kuala Lumpur is like now. Weekend activities include hair-cuts and hair styling by Dignity for Children, educational board games with refugee teens by E-Illuminate and jewellery upcycling workshops.

Happening from 3 till 18 November 2018 at the Urbanscapes House, from 10am to 10pm. Free entrance.

 

  1. KOTA WAYANG by KELAB SENI FILEM MALAYSIA & CINEPHILIA

See and experience Kuala Lumpur through the eyes and cinematic lens of some of Malaysia’s best film directors with the screenings of 8 handpicked feature films covering the period from independence to modern days. After the movies, stay for special Q&A sessions with the people behind the camera such as Aziz M. Osman and Shuhaimi Baba.

Happening on 13, 14, 15 & 18 November 2018 at the Urbanscapes House, from 8pm to 10.30pm.

 

  1. LINDY HOP LIVE feat. THE FRANKIE SIXES

Lindy Hop Live feat. The Frankie Sixes

Lindy Hop Live feat. The Frankie Sixes

Polish your dancing shoes, dress yourself in your best vintage outfit and get ready to move your feet and dance till your heart’s content! Swing Jazz band, The Frankie Sixes, led by an award-winning singer-songwriter Reza Salleh will entertain the crowd with timeless favourites from the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong. Now show us your jive moves!

Happening on 17 November 2018 at the Urbanscapes House, at 5pm. The entrance fee is MYR 35 per person (18+ only).

 

To find out about more events happening at Urbanscapes 2018, please visit www.urbanscapes.com.my.

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