If overindulging yourself with rendang and lemang has gotten boring (or you’ve clogged your arteries), perhaps check out gigs that won’t necessarily make you unhealthier. Okay, not all true because alcohol is involved. Get into the post-Raya mood with Solid Gold at Pisco Bar or head over to Nagaba on Sunday evening to catch Meliha Faisal, Naufal, and Vin for its sunset party (with free flow Heineken while stocks last!). For non-alcoholic events, there’s the option of going to MyBurgerLab’s 4th anniversary, which doubles as a fundraiser with the goal of building livable homes for the underprivileged, and the food festival in Mid Valley with vendors comprising of owners, professionals, and industry leaders.

Food Festival MVEC

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Would it be sadistic to say the panda is so cute to the extent whereby we’d like to eat it? Possibly. As mentioned earlier, this food festival has a reputation for inviting various figures from the food industry; this decision is made so that consumers can interact with the people who put food on their tables. There isn’t an official list of establishments and brands that are participating, however, if their previous festivals serve as an example, everyone can expect it to be elaborate.

Date Friday 8 July ’16 – Sunday 10 July ’16
Time 10am
Venue Mid Valley Convention Centre

More information on the event here.

Solid Gold Pres. Alternative Anthems

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To celebrate the end of Ramadan, DJ Bunga and Mr Backsounds have curated a playlist of (alternative) anthems from the ’80s and all the way to the ’00s. They’ve said that nightlife roisters will be able to enjoy music from alternative favourites the likes of The Stone Roses, Portishead, Green Day, and this being a club night, some indie/electro tracks in between, of course.

Date Friday 8 July ’16
Time 11pm
Venue Pisco Bar

More information on the event here

The Sweatbox — The Summer of Love

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Join DJs Obadius, Otherkind, Slutski, and Singaporean-based DJ Passion for a night of summer lovin’ – that wasn’t a reference to Justin Timberlake, though it would be great if he were included in the playlist. Tonight however, Elysium reminisces the era of putting flowers in your hair – not via a Snapchat filter – and not conforming to socially acceptable behaviour or thoughts, aka hippies.

Date Saturday 9 July ’16
Time 11pm
Venue Elysium Bar + Terrace

More information on the event here

GLOW Sunset Party

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Nagaba is offering its rooftop to punters who are longing to chill with friends while drinking ice-cold beer and overlooking a pretty sunset. They’ve also sorted out the music aspect for the day, on the artiste roster this week are KL’s nightlife favourites Naufaul, Vin, Meliha Faisal (DJ set), Yenn Lim, Paco, and WH. Yes, there will be free flow – Heineken is the official sponsor – but only till stocks last, so come early!

Date Sunday 10 July ’16
Time 4pm
Venue Nagaba KL

More information on the event here.

MyBurgerLab’s 4th Anniversary

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It’s become somewhat a tradition for MyBurgerLab to give back to the community by organising charity drives, but this year, they’re turning their generosity up a notch by hosting a fundraiser to raise enough money (RM70,000 to be exact) for a home building project in collaboration with EPIC Homes. The mechanics here work via raffle tickets, which are priced at RM10 per ticket, and each entitles the holder to various benefits. There are various packages customers can look into purchasing as well, such as the Builder Donor (RM1000 for 1 builder slot, t-shirt, and 50 raffle tickets) and Big Shot Donor – prices range from RM5000 to RM2.6b. Hey, if you can afford the latter, you’ll be the proud owner of MyBurgerLab. More information on the fundraiser here.

Date Sunday 10 July ’16
Time 5pm
Venue MyBurgerLab, PJ

More information on the event here

Elysium Pres. Chus + Ceballos

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These Spanish-natives are considered to be the duo responsible for creating the underground ‘Iberican Sound’ movement. What’s that exactly? You can educate yourself this Sunday as they’ve been booked to play at Elysium, along with supporting acts Obadius, JonnyVicious, Alam, Sound Love Affair, and Kutty.

Date Sunday 10 July ’16
Time 8pm
Venue Elysium Bar + Terrace
Cover RM40 (incl. of one beer before midnight) / RM50 (after midnight)

More information on the event here