7 Things you can do this weekend: 7 – 8 May 2016

Mother’s Day ideas galore


By Rachel Au

7 Things you can do this weekend: 7 – 8 May 2016

1. World Youth Jazz Festival at Dataran Merdeka, 6 – 8 May

Describing itself as the world’s biggest youth jazz festival, its 5th edition is back and this time, it’s going to take place at one of the most historical places in Malaysia-Dataran Merdeka. Featuring a number of both local and international artists from Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines such as Burhan Ocal, Frederick Koster, RALYZZDIG and Twelf Note, the three-day event will surely jazz up your weekend. 

Admission is free. For more information, visit their website

2. She’s the Boss – A Women & Moms in Business Bazaar at The School, Jaya One, 10am – 5pm, 7 – 8 May

Women who can juggle both motherhood and career shouldn’t be a surprising matter anymore these days and a group called Moms4Projects is having bazaar dedicated to women and working mothers. There will also be lucky draws, free makeover sessions for mothers, a surprise door gift and more. 

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

3. OperaKUL at Publika, 11am – 10pm, 7 – 8 May

Organised by Kuala Lumpur City Opera, this marks the first ever opera festival in KL which promises to be a weekend filled with talks, workshops, activities and performances featuring European classics by professional singers, musicians and opera choruses. 

Admission is free with a minimum donation of RM5 for performances and workshops. However, priority access to all talks, workshops and performances will be given to those who purchase their festival passes either at the venue on the day itself or online. For more information, visit their Facebook page

4. Farmers & Crafts Market at Awegallery, Taman Paramount, 9am – 4pm, 7 May

Featuring an exciting variety of local produce and artisanal crafts, this is the perfect time to discover some new vendors and have a better touch and feel of their products. 

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

5.  Back to the 80’s and 90’s Mini Food and Culture Walk by Simply Enak at Urbanscapes House, Medan Pasar, 1pm – 2pm and 4pm – 5pm, 7 – 8 May 

Enjoy the best kind of trip down memory lane as Simply Enak takes you to the streets through Jalan Kasturi and Chinatown to experience the culture, learn about the food and above all, munch on some of your favourite childhood snacks. 

The food and culture walk is priced at RM25 for Malaysians and RM35 for non-Malaysians. While walk-ins at Urbandscapes House are accepted, it is recommended to register beforehand at [email protected]. For more information, visit their event page

6. Urbanscapes 2016: Closing Party at Urbanscapes House, Medan Pasar, 11am – 11pm, 8 May 

After organising a huge variety of events, performances and bazaars, it’s time to celebrate the closing night of #Urbanscapes2016 and they’re not ending their streak without one big street party. There will be brilliant stand-up comedy acts at Nasi Lemak Stage, performances by indie punk rock bands at Steampunk Stage, a huge balloon art installation called ‘Cloudland’-which will be floating up over Medan Pasar and that means #InstaLove-more food vendors and the Fashion and Retail market. 

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

7. Take Mum out to a fancy lunch/dinner/high tea session, 7 – 8 May

You can bring Mum along to any of the events mentioned above but you know it’s not a proper celebration without a sit-down meal with only the best food worthy of the Queen in your life. We’ve put together a guide of where to eat this Mother’s Day with specially crafted menus for the occasion. 


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