10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 11 & 12 January 2020

10 Fun things you can do in KL this weekend: 11 & 12 January 2020

Off you go!

Text: Ronn Tan

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This weekend in Kuala Lumpur sees: a few Chinese New Year-themed markets to a cafe exhibition and more


1. Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival at KLPAC, 2pm – 11pm, 11 & 12 January 2020

The seventh edition of the event is happening this weekend. In addition to performances by upcoming acts and well-known musicians, free workshops will be conducted throughout. Entry is RM85 per night or RM250 for all three nights.

For more information, visit this website.


2. Urban Market at Arcoris Mont Kiara, 10am – 9pm, 11 & 12 January 2020

Turn on your shopping mode and take a look at products from more than 20 entrepreneurs and homegrown merchants. You will find shoes, bags, snacks, beauty products, and accessories. To entertain children at the Kids Craft Avenue zone, activities and workshops will be conducted by Talent Playground.

For more information, visit this website.


3. Cafe Malaysia Exhibition 2020 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), 10am – 5pm, 11 January 2020

Head over to MITEC this Saturday to get a closer glimpse of the cafe industry. The event showcases everything one would need to strive in a cafe business—from supplies to machinery. This special exhibition involves coffee and tea enthusiasts as well as industry professionals. There will be 180 exhibitors from 22 countries and admission is free.

For more information, visit this website.


4. Awwsum CNY Night Market at The Square by Jaya One, 5pm – 12am, 11 & 12 January 2020

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than this pet-friendly bazaar. Shop for yourself or your loved ones (that include your pets too!).

For more information, visit this website.


5. Issa Flea Market by Coffeeboy Club at The Gasket Alley, 10am – 7pm, 11 January 2020

Hosted by the aforementioned cafe, this is where you should go if you're looking for pre-loved items. Vendors include Ethan Curzon, Yeoh Wai Hong, Arabyrd, The Style Son, Super Brian, Sandra Woo, Danial Naim, and Huat888.

For more information, visit this website.


6. CNY Prosperity Market 2020 at Tamarind Square, 12pm – 9pm, 11 & 12 January 2020

Why not head over to Cyberjaya for a memorable Chinese New Year gathering this weekend? During the event, you will be able to find gifts, culinary delights, souvenirs, and cookies. In addition to workshops, there will also be a lion dance performance!

For more information, visit this website.


7. Ilham Workshops: Building Monuments for Taman Kenangan at Ilham Gallery, 10am – 6pm, 11 January 2020

This Saturday, bring an object to the workshop—one that you truly love. The workshop will be led by Izat Arif and you will learn to make a logo, a monument, and imagined landscapes—all from a person's obsession. If you're interested in diving deeper into an imagined entity, this is for you. Entry is priced at RM120 per person and don't forget to register.

For more information, visit this website.


8. Jungle City Beats featuring Sivanesh at W Kuala Lumpur, 6pm – 2am, 11 January 2020

One thing's for sure—the hotel's Wet Deck is synonymous with good times and fun. This weekend's guest DJ is Sivanesh from Singapore's Cé La Vi. Although house music is what he's known for, Sivanesh also excels in other genres. Entry before 9.30pm is free. If you arrive after that, the cover charge is RM50 and comes with a drink.

For more information, visit this website.


9. The Best is Rat to Come at GMBB KL, 11am – 6pm, 11 & 12 January 2020

Kick start the Lunar New Year with this festive two-day event. From over 30 booths featuring food and gifts to eight traditional crafts workshops, it's definitely worth checking out.

For more information, visit this website.


10. Don't know where to eat this weekend?

Check out the latest roundup of new cafes and restaurants in KL for January 2020 here.


For last weekend's list of things to do, click here.