Coconuts KL Guide: What’s happening in the city (Dec 12-18)

As the days get fuzzier towards another Christmas and New Year, Kuala Lumpur is buzzing out a bunch of stuff that you can check out. Here’s a list of what’s happening around the city from this weekend until the next.

Friday, December 12th

Spend your weekends at KLPAC – 


Loved worldwide in Asia, United Kingdom, Latin America, New Zealand, Canada and beyond, Hi-5 is back in town again for live interactive performances with a mix of stories, investigation, imagination and adventure, with a passion for music, movement and laughter, for children and adults alike!

Venue: Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park.

Show times:
10 Dec 2014, Wed – 6:00pm
11 Dec 2014, Thursday – 11:00am / 2:30pm / 6:00pm
12 Dec 2014, Fri – 2:30pm / 6:00pm
13 Dec 2014, Sat – 11:00am / 2:30pm
14 Dec 2014, Sun – 11:00am / 2:30pm / 6:00pm

Ticket prices:
Category 1: RM283 (Mosh pit)
Category 2: RM203 (Numbered seats)
Category 3: RM113 (Numbered seats)


Daniel decides to throw an innocent surprise birthday party for Carlson, and invited friends over. What could happen? And what secrets could be uncovered that will cause a complicated situation among them? Find out more in this theatre play performance produced by William Yap Yai Leong.

The play will be performed in Mandarin, Cantonese and English (minor), with English subtitling.

Venue: Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul Park.

Show Times:
11 December 2014, Thursday – 8.30pm
12 December 2014, Fri – 8.30pm
13 December 2014, Sat – 3.00pm / 8:30pm
14 December 2014, Sun – 3.00pm / 8.30pm

Ticket price:

Box-Office and Ticketing:
The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Tel: +603 4047 9000

Saturday, December 13th

Go where you should on a Saturday night – INITIUM @UNDER9 KL

In the first of a series of gatherings at Under9 KL, EPIC TRIBE, the hub of Psychedelic Culture Music & Art collectives, comes INITIUM, an awesome night filled with pure psychedelic trance music featuring a special guest from France, SUDUAYA (courtesy of Altar Records)!

Celebrated in festivals from Eastern Europe to Thailand, Louis David Roquefere or SUDUAYA, is a renowned DJ master of trance music, who produces distinctive psy-trance and emotional ambient music.

Check out the mind-provoking sounds of SUDUAYA.

Please find out more about the tribe at –

Entrance is FREE, but no entry for those under 18 years old.

Sunday, December 14th

Have an international class performance – ARIJIT SINGH @ DEWAN WAWASAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

Arijit Singh is the current king of Bollywood playback music. A protégé of music director Pritam Cakraborty, he has come of age from his days with the show “Fame Gurukul” 2005, and has now amassed a portfolio of chart-topping hits for Bollywood productions, including the memorable romantic ballad “Tum Hi Ho”.

Venue: Dewan Wawasan Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4, Tower 1, Menara PGRM.

Showtime: 6.00pm.

Ticket Prices:
Diamond: RM 700
Platinum: RM 370 (Sold out)
Gold: RM 270
Silver: RM 170
Bronze: RM 120 (Sold out)
Blue: RM 70 (Sold out)

Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours quick at

If you want something closer to home – PUSAKA EVENINGS @ PUBLIKA: SONGS OF PADRI SE CHANG

Celebrate the Christmas season in a blissful night with vibrant Portuguese-Eurasian songs and dances performed by the 1511 O Maliao Maliao Dance Troupe, in PUSAKA’s last performance showcase of the year, and share a piece of our own Malaysian heritage. As we enjoy the present, we should remember our history.

Read about it in the New Straits Times or discover PUSAKA.

Venue: Black Box, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan. Tel: 03-6411 6823

Show time:
14th December 2014, Sunday – 8:30 to 9:30pm

December 16th Tuesday

Get down to earth on a Tuesday – QUIZ NITES WITH SRIRAM @ THE POUND

Spend your weekdays refreshing your knowledge set with five rounds of tough questions that will recharge your mind cells and always leave you with new factoids to take back and brag to your colleagues while impressing your friends.

Quiz Nites is created by Sriram Subramaniam, a law graduate who is now Malaysia’s premier quizmaster since January 2009, an organizer for quizzes at many restaurants and bars across the Klang Valley.

Where and when:
December 12th 2014, Friday – 9.30pm (Online SS4, Petaling Jaya).
December 16th 2014, Tuesday – 9.00pm (The Pound Bar, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail).
December 17th 2014, Wednesday – 8.30pm (Public House Kitchen & Bar, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang).
December 18th 2014, Thursday – 8.30pm (Why Not Kitchen & Bar, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang).

For updates on Quiz Nites, days and times, follow Sriram on Facebook. Or you can call +6017-2443535.

December 17th Wednesday

Educate yourself on a Wednesday – PAM PUBLIC LECTURES 2014 / 15 @ PUBLIKA

BUILDING URBAN CULTURE – David Gianotten and Michael Kokora, are members of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), specialists in architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis, delivering ideas on intelligent designs for buildings, culminating in fascinating complexes, such as The Taipei Performing Arts Centre and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Building.

This lecture is free and everyone is invited, and those with strong interest in architecture, cities, art and culture, preservation, Asian urbanism and international practice, are encouraged to attend.

More information here.

Venue: Black Box, PUBLIKA, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.

Please register at the reception at 7.15pm

Lectures start on time at 8.00pm.

December 18th Thursday


Immerse yourself in a night of classical music performed by the duo Kenneth and Mathilde, interpreting the masterpieces of the golden era with their unique combination of rich Slavic sounds and soaring soprano vocals.

Mathilde Limal from France is no stranger to the Malaysian classical music scene. After gaining international exposure with the cabaret performance Les Trois Mailletz, she is currently based in Malaysia, as she explores further music collaborations, and is instantly recognizable by her works with Douche Manouche (gypsy jazz) and Bechamel Mucho (French and Spanish music).

Date and Time: December 18th, Thursday, 9.00pm.

Venue: Pisco Bar, 29, Jalan Mesui , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Entrance is at RM20 per cover charge.

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