From a local mall getting a Freaky Friday makeover to World Vegan Day to an Ice Cream Eating Challenge, this weekend is going to be a good one
1. The Tales of Halloween at Boulevard@Publika, 10am-10pm, 3-5 Nov
Don't hang up your costume just yet because this mall is getting a haunted house makeover this weekend. There'll be spine-chilling story-telling sessions, trick-or-treating and a Halloween-themed bazaar. Kids are welcomed to dress up and join the Freaky Costume Parade on 4 November.
2. World Vegan Day at The Square@Publika, 10am-10pm, 4-5 Nov
At another less spooky part of Publika, it's a World Vegan Day celebration complete with stalls, food and activities to educate visitors on the benefits of veganism as a human and a non-human, and how it affects the environment.
3. MURFEST 2017 at Le Meridian Putrajaya, 10am-7pm, 3-5 Nov
It's back and in case you've not heard about MURFEST, it stands for Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival where the focus is on wellness, music and dance. It's entirely holistic with insiders and enthusiasts coming together to explore the latest trends and practices in the health and wellness industry. There'll be talks, a marketplace, workout sessions and more. P/S Yoga fans, you'll love the huge variety of sessions that will be ongoing at the festival.
4. Washoku | Live Presentation & Tasting by Manshige at Cube, Isetan the Japan Store, varied sessions, 4-5 Nov
Manshige is a famous restaurant with a long history in Kyoto and this weekend, its third generation owner and head chef, Keigo Tamura will be in town to give a cooking demonstration. He'll share the concepts, techniques and hidden secrets of Japanese food as well as prepare a special dish.
RM120 per person. For more info, visit the website.
5. Audi Drive Weekend at The Mines Resort & Golf Club, 10am-7pm, 4-5 Nov
It's not just about the Audi cars, test driving them and enjoying the amazing deals. It's also about Audi Malaysia's #derSchnurrbart (German for 'the Moustache') campaign to raise awareness on men's health issues in a partnership with MAKNA / National Cancer Council. Men who pledge their commitment will receive a free grooming session on-ground by The Oven Cuttery. But elsewhere in the vicinity, there'll be vendors to browse through their offerings as well as treats by WhupWhup and Inside Scoop.
6. Holiday-themed Calligraphy & Gift Wrapping Workshop at Mari House, 10am-1pm, 5 Nov
Prepare for the year-end festive season by learning the basics of brush calligraphy. From there, you'll be able to design your own gift wrappers! The workshop ends with a gift wrapping session followed by a wax seal demonstration using dried flowers and herbs.
RM200 per person (RM100 for kids 12 years and under), inclusive of morning/afternoon tea. For more info, visit the event page.
7. Register for Inside Scoop's Ice Cream Eating Challenge (Regionals) by 5 Nov
How much are you willing to eat to win a year's supply of ice cream? To celebrate their fourth anniversary, Inside Scoop is throwing a huge Ice Cream Eating Challenge and it begins with 18 "regional" rounds at each of their outlets. Don't worry. It's a team challenge (and 12 scoops of ice cream). The winning team from each round will go on to the Grand Finals on 25 November. The first round will be happening on 7 November!