Buro Culture Guide: Local art and music events happening in February ’17

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By Su Fen Tan

Buro Culture Guide: Local art and music events happening in February ’17

10 February, Djuma Soundsystem @ Le Noir KL

If partying it up on Friday night is your usual routine, head down to Le Noir KL for a night of adrenaline charged beats by Djuma Soundsystem (pictured above). The Norwegian DJ and producer known for his warm electronic sound will be supported by Circuitbreaker, Obadius and Niall F.

Entry charge of RM40 includes a free drink. For more information, visit the event page.


10-12 February, PUAS: Food. Music. Art Festival @ The Puteh at Subang

As its name suggests, PUAS 2017 aims to satisfy all your senses over a 3-day food, music and art festival. It’ll make quite the weekend outing, with 50 food trucks and restaurateurs, 22 local indie music acts, 15 art handcraft exhibitors, as well as urban art installations, workshops and gallery.

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


11 February, Journey Live in Malaysia @ Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam

Is ‘Don’t Stop Believin” your pick-me-up anthem? Catch the classic rock band Journey as they make a stop on Malaysian shores for their 2017 World Tour. Fronting the band is lead singer Arnel Pineda, with founding member and lead guitarist Neal Schon, and long-time members, bassist Ross Valory, drummer Steve Smith and keyboardist Jonathan Cain completing the line-up.

Tickets range from RM140 to RM530. Visit the website for more information.


12 February, Serenade @ Petronas Philharmonic Hall

The bright young things of music in Malaysia, or better known as the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, presents two of the world’s most beloved serenades: Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade, one of his sunniest, most enjoyable compositions; and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, a delightful tribute to Mozart.

For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


17 February – 17 March 2017, Wong Hoy Cheong: ‘On Unlearning and Relearning’ @ OUR ArtProjects, The Zhongshan Building

This solo exhibition by Wong Hoy Cheong showcases four decades of his paper-based work. Although Wong is primarily known as a conceptual artist, the exhibition reveals another side of him through a body of work that were fundamental to the artist’s work process, on which he was able to build an interdisciplinary practice that spanned a wide range of artistic mediums.

Admission is free. For more information, visit the website


18 February, Ilham Conversations: ‘Bloodlines: Poetry, Memory and the Family Album’ @ Ilham Gallery

What do family histories conceal and how are family myths constructed? How is literature crafted from an unraveling of these? Join writer, poet and Founder-Director of PUSAKA Eddin Khoo in this special Ilham Conversation programme as he shares examples of photographs from his album, explains the methods of use and discusses the curious nature of memory and autobiography.

For more information, visit the event page.


18 February, Intim sessions #2 @ KLPAC

The second edition of intim sessions features bluesy folk singer Brendan de Cruz and Melissa Toh, vocalist and songwriter for Battle Bloom. Melt into their soulful, mellow sounds as they belt out one introspective and heart-tugging tune after the other in the intimate setting of indicine.

Entry by minimum donation of RM15. For more information, visit the event page.


23 – 25 February, You Stupid or What?! – A solo stand-up comedy show by Jason Leong @ PJ Live Arts, Jaya One

You know what they say—laughter is the best medicine. Let Jason Leong, the doctor-turned-comedian who has headlined shows across the globe, tickle your funny bones with some of his latest material and greatest hits over the past six years in a laugh-until-you-get-wheezy evening.

For ticketing and more information, visit the event page.


24 February, Upfront presents: Onra @ The Bee, Publika

Lauded for his worldly musical style, Parisian hip hop beatmaker Onra is best known for his ‘Chinoiseries’ collections, a series of tracks crafted with a combination of Chinese and Vietnamese samples, hip hop beats, and sounds from faraway places. DJ collective Public School, made up of Ruud and Renry Hollins, opens the night.

Tickets are priced at RM78 during pre-sale period, and RM98 at the door. For more information, visit the event page.


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