7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 1 & 2 July 2023

New month, new plans


By Natalie Khoo

7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 1 & 2 July 2023

Newsflash: this weekend marks a new month and the beginning of the third quarter of 2023. On that note, it’s time to start planning your calendar ahead to fill the year with worthwhile memories. To help you get sorted, we’ve rounded up seven exciting things to do this weekend and beyond:


1. Dine for a good cause at the Sharing Plates pop-up


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When: 1 & 2 July 2023 | 12pm – 9pm

Where: Front Door @ Triptyk, 88, Jalan Tuba, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

You can help make a difference through food at Sharing Plates, a pop-up dining concept to showcase the talent of home chefs from the B40 community. Initiated by Engkita Project by Bay Laurel in order to help alleviate urban poverty, the event will take place for two days only at Front Door @ Triptyk, featuring an array of dishes prepared by three women from the community. Among the dishes on the menu include Solok Lada, Nasi Kerabu Kelate and Ginger Pesto Pasta, just to name a few.

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2. Immerse in the local arts and culture scene at Ilham Gallery


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When: Ilham After Dark — 1 July 2023, 8pm | Culture, Collaboration & Community: A Discussion on the Mat — 2 July 2023, 3pm – 5pm

Where: Ilham Gallery, Level 5

Price: Free admission 

Culture vultures, make your way to Ilham Gallery this weekend if you revel in discovering local talents and meeting like-minded individuals. There will be an Ilham After Dark session on Saturday by the Venopian Solitude, a 7-person band from Selangor that draws inspiration from an eclectic range of influences such as folk, rock, hip-hop, percussive, electronic, and traditional music. On Sunday, a cultural discourse is set to take place, followed by a walkthrough of the ‘Lift the tikar!’ exhibition and a book launch of Yee I-Lann’s ‘The sun will rise in the east’. 

To register for Sunday’s events, email [email protected]. For more information visit or follow @ilhamgallerykl on Instagram.


3. Sip on a dram of whisky with Johnnie Walker at its Flavour Studio


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When: 28 June – 1 July 2023 | 4pm – 8pm (DJ session starts from 6:30pm onwards)

Where: APW Bangsar

Whether you’re new to whisky or a long-time whisky buff, Johnnie Walker invites you to explore which style of whisky suits your palate best at its Flavour Studio. The immersive, flavour-led event features several experiential zones, including cocktails crafted by award-winning bartender CK Kho and his team at Coley, paired with upbeat performances by local DJs such as Ashley Lau, Bass Agents and Hades. 

This event is open to non-Muslims, aged 21 years and above only. To RSVP, visit Follow @johnniewalkermy on Instagram for more updates.


4. Step into the K Lifestyle Festival at The Curve 


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When: 23 June to 2 July 2023

Where: The Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Calling fans of all things South Korean! The K Lifestyle Festival is taking centre stage at The Curve right now, transforming the mall into a hub of immersive Korean-themed experiences. Think K-pop, K-food, and K-culture activities where shoppers can explore the latest Korean fashion trends, have a taste of unique delicacies at Korean street food stalls, and try their hand at traditional Korean games. A key highlight of the festival is the K-Pop Dance Competition, with the finale set to take place on 1 July (Saturday). 

For more updates on the festival, follow The Curve on Facebook on Instagram.


5. Indulge in The Art of Drinking at Astor Bar

Astor Bar

When: 22 June 2023 to 26 July 2023 (soft launch) | 27 July onwards (official launch) | 5pm to 12am daily

Where: Astor Bar, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur 

Price: Cocktails are priced from RM56

As part of The St Regis House of Celebration, The St Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Astor Bar welcomes guests to indulge in The Art of Drinking through a series of cocktails inspired by New York’s five historical boroughs—Lower Manhattan, Midtown, Upper Manhattan, East Side and West Side. Each borough will be represented by an exclusive cocktail, which will be launched at the bar weekly. 

During the soft launch period, a recipe card will be given out for every purchase of the featured New York cocktail. Guests who have collected all five recipe cards may exchange them for admission to the Art of Drinking private launch on 27 July 2023. In addition, the bar will play host to esteemed mixologists including Dexter Ng, Giri Pancha, Amanda Wan Winchester, and Deo Christopher Villareal for its guest shift nights every week—offering their signature drinks and experimental concoctions. For more information on The Art of Drinking, call +603 2727 6696 or email [email protected]. Follow @astorbarkl on Instagram for more updates. 


6. Celebrate the wonder of Disney with awe-inspiring Lego Disney sets

Lego Disney ‘Up’ House

When: Now until 30 July 2023 

To commemorate Disney’s 100th anniversary this year, The Lego Group is running a series of promotions and gift-with-purchases for its Lego Disney sets to inspire fans of all ages to experience the magic of Lego Disney storytelling. The Lego Group and Disney have also teamed up with several talents to create videos as part of its ‘Share the Wonder’ video series and ‘Making Wonder the Series’—bringing friends and families together to recreate popular Disney moments through Lego bricks. From a Magical Castle set to individual BrickHeadz, these Lego Disney-themed playsets are perfect for nurturing your inner child and cultivating your imagination—no matter how old you are. 

To shop the Lego Disney collection, visit the Lego Official Store on Lazada or Shopee. For more information, log on to


7. Travel through time ‘Beyond Mozart’ with the KLPAC String Orchestra

When: 30 June & 1 July 2023, 8.30pm | 2 July 2023, 3pm

Where: Pentas 2, KLPAC

Price: RM60 (standard tickets) | RM100 (Patron of the Arts) 

Let the KLPAC String Orchestra take you on a musical adventure from the Classical Era through to the 20th Century with an enchanting performance titled Beyond Mozart. Under the baton of Andrea Sim, the orchestra will perform some of the prolific composer’s most prominent works such as The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Ave verum corpus. Furthermore, the concert will also explore works by other international renowned composers such as Warlock’s Capriol Suite, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Sibelius’ Impromptu for Strings, and more.

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