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Buro Culture Guide: Local art and music events happening in July '17

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Buro Culture Guide: Local art and music events happening in July '17
From the Rainforest World Music Festival to Harry Potter in Concert, July is jam-packed with events and performances you won't want to miss

5 July - 14 August, 'On the Way to the Airport - New Keepsakes' by Anurendra Jegadeva @ Wei-Ling Contemporary, The Gardens Mall

A solo exhibition by Anurendra Jegadeva, one of Malaysia's leading contemporary artists, 'On the Way to the Airport - New Keepsakes' features a series of 35 portraits painted on the actual pages taken from The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, a vintage London-based publication from the 1880s. He paints a unique diary of contemporary Australian life, where he is now living.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the website.

 

7 July, The Syok Rock Show @ The Bee, Publika

It's a rock 'n' roll extravaganza at this 7.7, as Malaysian rock bands Shh...Diam!, Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, Kaya, and Kyoto Protocol take the stage at The Bee. The show will also feature special guests The Swipes, a German punk meets alternative outfit, and James and the Van Der Beeks.

There is a RM25 cover charge. For more information, visit the event page.

 

8 July, Triple Bill: The Otherside Orchestra, Enterprise, Jaggfuzzbeats @ Live Fact

Live Fact's first Triple Bill is a big one. Do Saturday night right and catch a trio of amazing local acts - The Otherside Orchestra, Enterprise, and Jaggfuzzbeats - all on one night.  All three bands have recently released their new albums so this is the perfect opportunity to catch all of them on the same stage.

For ticketing and more information, visit the event page.

 

7 - 16 July, Rainforest Fringe Festival @ Kuching, Sarawak

A prelude to the Rainforest World Music Festival, the Rainforest Fringe Festival puts the spotlight on Sarawak's rich indigenous art and culture. Highlights include art exhibitions by Raphael Scott Ahbeng, a master of Sarawak's natural landscapes, and Alena Murang, a multi-talented artist, musician and dancer. Alena will also be performing alongside the likes of Noh Salleh, Tony Eusoff and Dayang Nurfaizah at 'Sada Kamek: Music of Sarawak', an evening concert that will take place at the Kuching Amphitheatre on 9 July.

For more information, visit the website.

 

14 - 16 July, Rainforest World Music Festival @ Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak

Then, the main event. The internationally-acclaimed Rainforest World Music Festival will be celebrating its 20th edition this year. It continues to bring together both local and world-renown indigenous musicians in a three-day music festival set against the lush Borneo rainforest. Partake in informative workshops during the day, before immersing yourself in the music performances that will go on from evening till late night.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

 

10 - 19 July, Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) Arts Festival @ DPAC

Themed 'Convergence', the third edition of DPAC Arts Festival is set to feature a diverse and compelling mix of theatre, dance and music performances. Besides that, there will also be engaging site-specific performances and an arts bazaar over the ten-day festival. Highlights include Puppets, a new perspective of dance and the perception thereof from the movements of puppets, and André & Dorine, which tells the endearing story of an elderly couple.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

 

14 July - 5 August, 'Evening' - A Solo Exhibition by Yeo Tze Yang @ OUR ArtProjects, The Zhongshan Building

'Evening' is Singaporean artist Yeo Tze Yang's first solo exhibition in Malaysia. Yeo often paints pictures of Singapore overcast by dusk and the aesthetic of the moody hours. Of his work, the young artist says: "Street lamps, corridor lights, everything is thrown into sharp relief or blurry shadows; emotion is heightened in my eyes, and the brush in my hand tries to depict these sensations as the way I feel or remember them."

Admission is free. For more information, visit the website.

 

15 & 16 July, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone In Concert @ Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Fans of Harry Potter, mark your calendars. Be prepared for an unforgettable evening as you relive the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone film on the big screen with the live accompaniment of a full symphony orchestra playing the iconic John William score.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

 

16 July, Ilham Conversations: 'Malay Magic and Divination' @ Ilham Gallery, KL

In Southeast Asia, there is a strong belief in the spirit world. Join Malay culture and manuscript researcher Farouk Yahya as he divulges interesting histories behind the supernatural and shed light on the ancient practices involving Malay magic and divination.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the event page.

 

21 July, The FunnyFellas: 'Orang Asli' Live in Malaysia @ The Bee, Publika

For a dose of international humour, let the FunnyFellas bring you a night of laughter with their witty jokes and storytelling with unassuming punchlines, served with a side of political incorrectness. The FunnyFellas comprise of David Hailey and Rachman Blake from the U.S. and Tanzanian Captain Khalid.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

 

27 - 29 July, To Beethoven With Love with the KLPAC Orchestra @ KLPAC

This July, the KLPAC Orchestra will be playing a classical repertoire sprinkled with a dash of local flavour. The program starts with Yeo Chow Shern's Celebration and Dance (Perayaan), before moving on to Bruch's Scottish Fantasy in E-Flat Major op. 46. The concert will wrap up with Beethoven's most celebrated work - Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major op. 55.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.

 

28 July - 3 September, George Town Festival @ George Town, Penang

The annual celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community is back. This time, George Town Festival is help across six weekends. The wide range of programme include dance and music performances, art exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, and the Macam-Macam ASEAN market, where food, creative collectives and entertainment converge under one roof.

For more information on the festival, visit the website.

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