Places to Go on the Weekend of 29 July — 31 July ’16

This weekend, treat yourself to paella, pizza, and sangria at Maple Market or Dr.Inc’s monthly food market. But if dancing to good music sounds more appealing than overeating, check out Pitahati’s gig at Gaslight Cafe & Music or SaturdaySelects’ audiovisual party at Arte Bar on Saturday. If you are in Penang, head over to Heineken’s party at Hin Bus Depot celebrating the launch of its latest campaign, ‘Shape Your City’. There are also a couple of art exhibitions to check out – one that was inspired by the Mahathir administration and another by tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes.

Maple Market


This food market – as with anything similar to it – aims to introduce its attendees with some of the finest foods available around the Valley. Vendors for this weekend include Accidental Bakers, Amazin Graze, Honey Hearts, The Raw Power House, Boys on Teeth (potentially catering to cannibals?), and many, many more. In between eating and drinking to your gut’s delight, there will also be music performances by Ray Cheong and Lesli of Sape Musician throughout the weekend. View the entire floor planning here for a better idea for your consumption plan.

Date Friday 29 July ’16 — Sunday 31 July ’16
Time 11am
Venue Great Eastern Mall

More information on the event here

Era Mahathir

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Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad holds the title of being the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia – 22 years, good grief – and there’s no denying the country of having the most progress under his administration’s leadership. However, he was also equally responsible for creating just as many setbacks to Malaysia (that gave rise to subsequent abuse of power) as he was with moving us forward (hello, Ops Lalang), which is why he is the ideal source of inspiration for contemporary artists who are working within a political theme. Ilham Gallery‘s upcoming exhibition, Era Mahathir, will showcase 44 works produced by 28 Malaysian artists that look into the issues and policies that were passed under the aforementioned administration as well as the impact it had on our beloved nation today. Some of the artists included in the four-month long exhibition are Zulkifli Yusoff, Liew Kung Yu, Nirmala Dutt, Noor Azizan Rahman Paiman, Anurendra Jegadeva, Ahmad Fuad, and many more.

Date Sunday 24 July ’16 – Sunday 20 Nov ’16
Time 11am – 7pm
Venue Ilham Tower

More information on Ilham Gallery here.

The Tattoo Parlour Malaysia Launch


The Tattoo Parlour Malaysia are celebrating the soft launch of its space, but before the actual party goes down, the artists are hosting a ‘tattoo flash day’ – check out what they’re offering here – where pieces retail from RM150 onwards. The launch itself will be held on Sunday; head over for snacks, drinks, music, and to appreciate the various styles of tattoos around the vicinity.

Date Saturday 30 July ’16 —  Sunday 31 July ’16
Time 10pm
Venue The Tattoo Parlor Malaysia, Kelana Jaya

More information on the event here

Heineken Pres. Shape Your City


Shape Your City is the latest campaign championed by Heineken. It’s a global mission that aims to showcase every city in differing lights – the light in the case of Malaysia being creative individuals that have helped shape their respective communities. For its kick off party here, Heineken has booked famed Penang exhibition space, Hin Bus Depot, for numerous artists to collectively work on creating a space that disrupts common social habits. The party would have been incomplete without a music element to it – naturally, Heineken’s invited a few of its favourite DJs, namely Goldfish & Blink, JHIN, and Axel Groove, to be in charge of the dancefloor.

Date Saturday 30 July ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Hin Bust Depot

More from Heineken here.

Pitahati / // /


Psychedelic rock band, Pitahati, returns to their natural habitat (read: the stage) tomorrow night to play songs that are reminiscent of anything from Pink Floyd to Jimi Hendrix to classic Malay rock. Gaslight’s space is limited to 100 people – if you’d like to be one of them, be at the venue by 9pm or listen to the music from outside the café, whichever sounds more appealing. There is a cover charge of RM40 – trust us, these boys are worth the money.

Date Saturday 30 July ’16
Time 9pm
Venue Gaslight Cafe & Music
Cover RM40

More information on the event here

SaturdaySelects x .Wav(y)


The concept of incorporating both audio and visual elements during a live performance isn’t unfamiliar, however, creators have been more imaginative with what they produce as of late. Proof of this can be viewed at SaturdaySelects‘ upcoming event, which will highlight just that. The artiste roster for the night includes local favourites such as Emir Hermono, Fliko, Prav B2B with Naufal, Ørumari, and many more. Visuals will be provided by photographers like Rhysherpark, Jacquline Liew, Prakash Daniel, Roshan Menon, Razlan Yusof, and Zaaim Hariz. The cover charge is set at RM20, which entitles each person to one drink. Get there early or risk missing out.

Date Saturday 30 July ’16
Time 10pm – 4am
Venue Arte Bar
Cover RM20

More information on the event here.

Technologue 017


In typical Technologue format, Notion A, Jason Voon, and Alam will be playing a night of music dedicated to the genre that is techno. On this night, guests can expect to listen to tunes that range from deep to tribal to soulful to even industrial. It’s best to expect the unexpected with these guys – in terms of music, of course. A good night is guaranteed.

Date Saturday 30 July ’16
Time 10pm
Venue Under9
Cover RM15 (after 11pm)

More information on the event here

Dr.Inc’s Food Market


Dr.Inc’s food market has been running for a few months now, the drill has remained the same as it has during its first market; food, lots of drinks, and music performances. This weekend’s menu will be provided by Jersey Jack, who will be serving gelato, Thai delicacies from Ekkamai, Gonzalo’s paella, Dr.Inc’s BBQ lamb leg and to-die-for sangria, and others. Check out the menu in its entirety here.

Date Sunday 31 July ’16
Time 11am
Venue Dr.Inc

More information on the event here

Mosquito Bite 蚊子叮 solo exhibition by CC Kua


The inspiration behind this exhibition happened after the artist was perplexed while figuring out whether a tomato should be categorised as a fruit or a vegetable, which then led to this moment of clarity; “Despite of this, I stubbornly classify tomato as vegetable, this has been affirmed since I was a child. As I grow older, I gradually came to realise that our world is not enveloped by atmosphere, but our values and perception. Hence, it is impossible to achieve total equality in the world, and that’s the reason why we need philosophy and art.” Who would have thought that a vegetable/fruit would have been responsible for an art exhibition? But we’re glad it did because it caught our attention, for sure.

Date Sunday 31 July ’16 — Thursday 14 August ’16
Time 1pm
Venue Lostgens Contemporary Art Space

More information on the event here

A Sunday Affair x Good Vibes Festival


Good Vibes Festival (GVF) is merely two weeks away – praises to the all high! We are that much closer to Ryan Hemsworth, Ta-ku, and Purity Ring. To amplify the hype for GVF, the fest has collaborated with TREC’s monthly music and fashion bazaar, A Sunday Affair, this weekend as an insight to what to expect at GVF. For this edition, the music acts see a lot of the local acts playing for GVF; SevenCollar T-Shirt, LapSap, The Fridays, Bunga, mutesite, Ryötjones, WH, Curzon, and Guibooo. There are also tonnes of food and drink promotions throughout the TREC stretch, including free shisha at Byblos Cafe & Lounge and RM10 Tiger draught at Donkey & Crow’s Irish Pub. Lookout for more deals here.

Date Sunday 31 July ’16
Time 5pm
Venue TREC

More information on the event here