7 Things to do this weekend: 18 & 19 February 2023

Of art, workshops, and a good cause


By Kye Lin Lung

Featured Image: The Back Room
7 Things to do this weekend: 18 & 19 February 2023

It’s another weekend of merriment, and this time with an artsy twist! Many of the happenings we’ve listed for this weekend bring the local art scene to the spotlight while supporting a good cause, promising a fulfilling day out! Without further ado, here are seven things to add to your to-do list:


1. Watch Melur the Musical

When: 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 February 2023 | 8PM onwards

Where: PJ Performing Arts Centre, S611, Second Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Paging fans of horror and musicals, you have to check out Melur the Musical this weekend! The musical is inspired by Southeast Asia’s most terrifying legends and brought to you by the award-winning creators of Sepet the Musical, which retells the harrowing story of the Pontianak. Set in Colonial Malaya during the Malayan Emergency, it chronicles the lives of two women, Melur and Cempaka, bound by love and friendship but separated by conflicting values.

Get your tickets here and for more updates, follow Liver & Lung Production on Instagram.


2. View the intricate art pieces at the Kenyalang Circus exhibition


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When: 4 – 19 February 2023 

Time: 12:00 PM 6:00 PM (Wednesday – Sunday)

Where: The Back Room, The Zhongshan Building First Floor, 80A Jalan Rotan, Off Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

Admire the textile art pieces with your fellow art aficionados at the Kenyalang Circus exhibition.  Translated from Malay to mean “Hornbill Circus”, it is the first solo exhibition by Sarawakian textile artist and graphic designer, Marcos Kueh, in his homeland.  The exhibit is a personal project for him as it traces the faultline of heritage between inherited past and internalised exotification to the commercialisation of Borneo and Sarawak as “Malaysia’s exotic unknown.” 

For more updates, follow The Back Room on Instagram.


3. Attend the Leica Conversations: Illuminating the Indistinct by Lydia Ho photography workshop


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When: 18 February 2023

Time: 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Where: Leica Store Kuala Lumpur @ Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

As part of the Leica Celebration of Photography: Malaysia 2023 exhibit, Leica Malaysia is organising photography workshops and exhibitions that bring well-known photographers such as Lydia Ho to share their bodies of work in different photography styles. This weekend, catch Lydia at the Leica Conversations: Illuminating the Indistinct by Lydia Ho workshop as she presents her street, portraiture and abstract photography as a musician and lover of harmonic composition.

Head here to book your slots. For more updates, follow Leica Malaysia on Instagram.


4. Donate new stationeries and unwanted laptops at Bunglow37’s Weekend Charity Bazaar 


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When: 18 19 February 2023

Time: 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Where: Bunglow37, 37, Jalan Abdullah, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Shop, eat and donate at Bunglow37’s first ever weekend charity bazaar this weekend! Explore and support vendors that champion a good cause such as The Sea Monkey Project, Ibupreneur, MAD for Good, and more, while enjoying some live performances from neurodiverse musicians. A portion of the funds collected will be channelled to the Adastra Foundation, which sponsors a dozen B40 students’ online tuition for Additional Mathematics and Physics until they sit for their SPM examinations.

Get your tickets here. For more updates, follow Bunglow37 on Instagram.


5. Learn about whisky and coffee pairing with The Macallan

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When: 17 19 February 2023 

Time: 10:00 AM 8:00 PM

Where: APW, Kuala Lumpur

The Macallan Malaysia’s It’s Coffee Time at The Macallan event allows guests to experience a full sensory journey driven by the parallels of coffee and whisky-making processes with the launch of The Macallan Harmony collection inspired by Intense Arabica. Guests will also be able to sample a dram of The Macallan Harmony collection to learn about whisky and coffee pairing. 

For more updates, follow The Macallan on Instagram.


6. Drink coffee like the Italians with Nespresso’s Ispirazione Italiana x Chiara Ferragni collection

Nespresso has collaborated with Italian fashion icon, Chiara Ferragni once again with another beautiful collection inspired by the urban vibes and contemporary tempo of Milan. The Ispirazione Italiana collection is an expansion of the range, featuring the launch of the new Milano Intenso coffee (a classic combination of roasted cereal and cocoa notes), coffee accessories and a coffee machine that’s wrapped in striking artwork reminiscent of Milan’s Villa Necchi Campiglio.

For more updates, follow Nespresso on Instagram.


7. Shop and jive to the vinyl records at Retro Metro


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When: 18 – 19 February 2023 | 11:00 AM 6:00 PM

Where: Block B, Level 2 & 3, MAHSA Avenue

Kedai KL is bringing nostalgia to its Retro Metro bazaar this weekend. Peruse the vintage-themed offerings from local businesses while grooving to the fun live vinyl record tunes spinning by @cityboy.records.

For more updates, follow Kedai KL on Instagram.


Find more BURO Weekend Guides here.


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