7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 15 & 16 January 2022

7 Things to do in the Klang Valley this weekend: 15 & 16 January 2022

Never a dull moment

Text: Genie Leong

Image: Kwai Chai Hong
Image: @hideandseekcoffee / Instagram

Looking for something fun yet eventful to do this weekend? From spa trips to traditional puppet shows, the BURO Weekend Guide will keep you happily occupied

1) Shop for vintage treasures at Hide and Seek Coffee

When: 15 & 16 January 2022 | 11am – 7pm

Where: Hide and Seek Coffee, Taman Paramount (PJ)

Looking to upgrade your wardrobe with a sustainable, vintage flair? Drop by Hide and Seek Coffee’s upcoming market to check out a selection of vintage and preloved clothing brought in by local curators and creatives. Additionally, the cafe’s contemporary interior boasts unique chairs and plenty of glass tabletops, so fret not about a lack of Instagrammable backgrounds to feature on social media. Show off your OOTDs worn to the cafe or bought from the vintage market at this slightly hidden, super-hip Taman Paramount gem.

2) Attend the premiere screening of 'Dead Water’ at KLPAC

When: 15 & 16 January 2022 | 8pm

Where: Indicine at KLPAC

Price: Entry by donation (RM40), pre-registration needed

Into experimental film and performing arts? Head down to KLPAC for the premiere screening of Dead Water, a multidisciplinary collaborative piece brought to you by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat, KLPAC, and Hermana Collective. Rehearsed and filmed outdoors on the lawn of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, the film explores the sense of disconnect between the psyche, the physical body, and worldly surroundings.

To register for the screening, click here.

3) Go for dumplings and drinks at Dissolved Solids

When: 15 & 16 January 2022 | 2pm – 8pm

Where: Dissolved Solids, Damansara Kim, PJ

Is there anything better than homemade dumplings? If you agree, you might want to check out Dissolved Solid’s upcoming 'wonton'-of-a-kind weekend pop up with Yen homemade dumplings. Make a reservation and drop by the bar in Damansara Kim, PJ, for some steamy dumplings and a couple of drinks. It’s recommended to reserve your dumplings of choice, via DM, prior to dropping by to secure the goodies.

4) Catch a traditional Teochew puppet show at Black Box, Publika

When: 15 January 2022, 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Where: Black Box, Publika or Facebook Live

Get into the Lunar New Year spirit and immerse yourself in tradition this weekend by catching master puppeteer Ling Goh, and the Teochew Puppet and Opera House, in their element. This Saturday’s show, Princess Baihua Bestows Her Sword, features traditional steel-rod marionette puppets telling a Chinese tale of sacrifice and vengeance. An increasingly rare art form, the puppet show will be a hard-to-come-by experience. Admission is free and open to the public, with pre-registration needed.

Too tired to go out after a long work week? The show will be livestreamed on PUSAKA’s Facebook page, so you can watch from the comfort of home.

5) Browse through Zontiga’s ongoing art exhibition by Joy Chan

When: 7 January – 24 January 2022

Where: Zontiga, Taman Paramount, PJ

Visual artist Joy Chan’s exhibition at Zontiga in Taman Paramount, The Outfall: A Wasteland of Mud showcases a collection of hand-processed film photographs documenting the abandoned first reservoir made to supply drinking water, as well as rivers and water reserves throughout KL. The exhibition aims to shed light on the city’s consistent water disruption crisis, in addition to opening the public's eyes to the role environmental pollution plays in water resource-related struggles. In collaboration with the artist, Zontiga is releasing a limited set of postcards, with profits going to environmental rehabilitation and conservation efforts in the community.

6) Get some R&R at one of the city’s best spas

There’s nothing better than a trip to the spa to help refresh the mind and body after a stressful week. Check out our list of the best spas in KL for either a quick or indulgent pampering session. Do a couple’s getaway, squeeze in BFF bonding time, or take yourself out on a solo date—those tensed shoulders will thank you for it!

7) Check out Kwai Chai Hong’s CNY exhibition

Where: Kwai Chai Hong, Lorong Panggung (KL)

When: 14 January – 20 February 2022

In honour of the upcoming Chinese New Year season, Kwai Chai Hong is hosting a brand new Tiger-rific art exhibition in collaboration with two local artists, Alice Chang and Odd. Under the theme Live Wild and Prosper, the artists are presenting two festive displays: Chang’s ‘Malayan Tiger Family’ sculpture and Odd’s Stretch Out fabric installation. Getting into the CNY spirit has never been this Instagrammable!

As it's the Year of the Tiger, the exhibition also aims to draw attention to the endangered Malayan tiger. Chang’s sculpture is up for sale with 100 per cent of proceeds going towards WWF Malaysia’s tiger conservation efforts, so if you’re an art enthusiast or collector with a love for wildlife, you’ll definitely want to drop by this weekend.

To find out more about the exhibition, click here.

Find more things to do in our previous BURO Weekend Guides here.