Things To Do At Night In KL

By Lloyd Green

Lost at what to do at night in Kuala Lumpur? Never fear, we have all your answers.

Open Mic Nights Live Music
KL’s live music scene has it all, and now with the emergence of conceptualised musician-friendly venues, the depth of KL’s talent pool is booming. For a chilled-out evening, check out the open mic sessions at Merdekarya and Gaslight Cafe Music. These laid back music shacks hosts regular open mics before that evening’s featured performer. At Gaslight, it’s strictly folk, country, jazz, blues and soul with antique records from the 60s and 70s available for purchase. Merdekarya has an ‘originals only’ policy, attracting anything from dark, singer songwriter ballads to fusion punk, hip-hop acts. Live Fact is a DIY, self-sustaining space for gigs, band rehearsals, meetings and has already played host to a number of Indie gigs, including a two-day showcase of Swedish bands. No Black Tie has been a stalwart of the KL live music scene for over 14 years and is the birthplace of many Malaysian independent artists. Besides jazz performances, it features bands that play lively Brazilian beats as well as blues and roots.

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Stand-Up Comedy
 Up for a few laughs? Check out Kuala Lumpur’s comedy scene with stand up events and open mic nights throughout the week. Enjoy the feel of international, big city comedy at the LOL Room @ Live House. Combining chic design with a group of comedians that know how to deliver, this venue packs a punch with early evening comedy shows followed by live music giving you the ultimate live entertainment experience. Crackhouse Comedy holds title as KL’s first dedicated comedy venue and hosts nightly shows featuring the best local, regional and international comics. Expect every joke under the sun, with with improv nights on Thursday’s and raw, unfiltered open mics on Wednesday’s where both veteran comedians and newbies can test their material. PJ Live Arts has played host to a number of local and international shows, with their weekly Tuesday night One Mic Stand show always a hit. It’s also Malaysia’s first open mic platform for stand-up comedy in Malay.

Food Night Markets
Jalan Alor off Changkat is foodie-central with Chinese seafood restaurants and hawker stalls selling an array of local delicacies and international cuisines until the wee hours of the morning. Petaling Street in Chinatown is also famous for food with its night market chock-full of shops and stalls selling goods and street food. If you prefer a bit of adventure check out the hawker-style food in Klang, Petaling Jaya, Ampang and Cheras. It’s just as good as the tourist hotspots and is where most of the locals eat. Also keep an eye out for local night markets known as Pasar Malam. They offer amazing delicacies and fresh produce and are more authentic than the ones in the city. The Monday Pasar Malam next to Setiawangsa LRT station is a hive of activity with stall owners spruiking their fresh produce from early evening until late. Another popular location is the Fiesta Nite Market in Mont Kiara. The market takes place every Thursday in the main courtyard of Mont Kiara and offers visitors a variety of local and international food as well as clothes, jewelry, accessories, bags, toys, books and hand made soaps.

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Something Different
Multipurpose venues hosting social activities like trampoline parks, paintball and dodgeball are becoming increasingly popular and are great for late night reunions, work functions and family gatherings. Locations such as Jump Street in Petaling Jaya and Xtion Paintball Park in Bukit Jalil can cater for all kinds of activities including trampoline dodgeball. There are even regular dodgeball competitions and social leagues organised by the Malaysian Association of Dodgeball held throughout the city. Simply join a club or league and remember your five D’s: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. There are also various styles of dance classes on offer around the city, particularly those that double as workouts like Salsa, Zumba and Burlesque. Havana Estudio is regarded as the first salsa dance school in KL and hosts a range of other dance classes in addition to its marquee calorie-burning salsa lessons.

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If all that fails, you can always grab a ticket to the movies.

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Shades of NAKKEERAN Concert

January 21, 2012 during 12:00 pm

There will be a provide for all Tamil strain fans come 28th Jan 2012 during Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) during Sentul Park. Nakkeeran is a Malaysian singer, strain composer and songwriter who now lives nearby London. This gifted thespian has been singing Tamil songs from a really immature age. He recently gained celebrity after his opening in a radio talent query called ‘Vaanavil Paadal Thiran Potti’, organized by Vaanavil channel of ASTRO. He fast became a domicile name after reaching a finals in a talent uncover and is still remembered for his performances by many even today.

Shades of NAKKEERAN Concert will be function during klpac on 28th Jan 2012

Nakkeeran expelled his initial singular called ‘Thirumanam’ (Wedding) in 2008 and his entrance manuscript in 2010 was called ‘Shades of Nakkeeran’. Fans can now locate his famous hits such as Chellame (Dearest), Kanave (Dreams), Elunthidu (Rise Up) and other new songs specifically created for this concert. This dual hour unison will also embody a fan accommodate and hail event after a concert. Tickets are labelled during RM 30 / RM 40 / RM 50. There is also a graduation where for each 5 tickets purchased, one sheet will be free. 50% of a concert’s increase will be offering to dual comparison Tamil schools that is in apocalyptic need of financial assistance. Concert is scheduled during 6.30 pm and will be hold during Pentas 1, klpac during Sentul Park. For some-more information, greatfully call 03 4047 9000 or record on to a website here.

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Mystical Eve Interview: Joe Flizzow

December 24, 2011 during 5:30 pm

The organisation sat down with Joe Flizzow, Malaysian swat artist and before partial of Too Phat recently during a Mystical Eve Countdown Party press conference. He was diversion adequate to share with us his thoughts about New Years. How does it feel to be invited to perform during a Mystical Eve Countdown Party during Encorp Strand?
Joe: we feel blessed… and unequivocally vehement given we feel that there is something special about The Strand. The place looks like it’s built for village formed and family oriented outings, so we wish that we can yield arrange of jubilee for those who are coming. It feels good to be behaving on theatre with Mizz Nina and Pop Shuvit.

Joe Flizzow before of Too Phat competence not trust in resolutions, though he loves to jubilee on New Years! Do we customarily do countdown parties?
Joe: we have been doing New Year’s eve parties for a past 15 years, so we consider I’m flattering gifted in that sense. What are your New Year’s resolutions? Or do we not trust in it?
Joe: Yeah, we do not trust in New Year’s resolutions actually. For me, we feel that we do not have to wait for new year to start something. It could be Mar and if we feel like we wish to collect adult a new sport, we do not have to wait until New Year’s to do it. Though we do not trust in resolutions per se, we do trust in a symbolism of a new year, like a imprinting of a new beginning. It is like we are gripping time, though during a same time we wish to constantly do improved than what we did final year. That for me is what New Year’s is all about. If we pronounce about New Year’s resolutions, that will always be my fortitude each year – that is to do improved than before and do large things in a entrance years. That sounds unequivocally good. So do we have any skeleton in store for a entrance year? Professionally, that is.
Joe:: Oh, we got a lot of large plans. we only expelled a new singular with another singer, Rosa. That strain is climbing adult a charts in Indonesia, so we theory we will be going behind there a lot. Will Malaysian fans get to hear it here?
Joe: It will be expelled here soon. we consider it’s already online, so we guys can check it out there. It is called ‘One Night Lover’, Rosa featuring Joe Flizzow. Indonesia is a large marketplace that we are looking during to dig actually. We have had some success with Indonesia with Too Phat before this, so that is a good thing. Do we cite to perform in English or Bahasa Malaysia?Or we are gentle with a mix?
Joe: Actually English is my initial denunciation for me as we grew adult abroad. My family speaks English during home. we am also equally gentle vocalization in Bahasa Malaysia. In fact, my whole subsequent manuscript is indeed in Bahasa Malaysia and a manuscript is called ‘Untukmu’. You will be astounded given many people know Joe Flizzow as an artist who started out with Too Phat and sang a lot of English songs. Since we pronounced we grew adult abroad, how was New Year’s jubilee for we when we were younger?
Joe: Ah, we was too immature to remember most when we lived in England. Actually, as a kid, New Year’s do not unequivocally register most given as a kid, we tend to get vehement over Christmas. Christmas was good given my father used to put adult a trees and a presents when we was sleeping, so by a time we arise adult in a morning it will all be there. When we are a child and when we are still personification with a toys we got for Christmas, New Year’s seems like another typical day. What about New Year’s jubilee during your teenage years or during college years?
Joe: When we are in college, we get accede to do things that college kids get to do. New Year’s is always good given we grew adult in Subang, a place where it felt like it was 1Malaysia even before a 1Malaysia judgment was created. New Year’s was good fun given it was a one time where we get to spend time with your friends. So do we skip that kind of New Year compared with a form of New Year that we are going by now?
Joe: There have been a lot of New Years that we have to missed out given we have been behaving recently, generally when friends go for vacations or travel. we am still in hit with a same friends that we grew adult with given when we was in school. It is not like we have a opposite set of friends now that we am a rapper. we do have some-more friends, though we still have a people that we started out and we am still tighten to a people that were tighten to me 15 years ago. Actually, this kind of loyalty is tough to find. Since we were observant that we have been behaving for a final 15 years, do we remember any noted or superb New Year’s eve performances?
Joe: we won’t contend each year… it’s some-more like on and off… maybe out of 15 years, it was like 8 or 9 years. we remember one opening with Too Phat during Menara Kuala Lumpur. They requisitioned adult a whole place and we had a whole organisation there, a break-dancers and others. That was early 2000… somewhere like 2002… 10 years ago. It was good given that was a initial time that they requisitioned a swat organisation to be a categorical act. Prior to that, we were perplexing to come adult in a subterraneous and infer ourselves. Being invited felt like we were finally removing a recognition. For us, that New Year’s was big.

Want to see Joe Flizzow rapping? Then be during ENCORP Strand this New Year’s Eve! How has this year been for you? Was it good?
Joe: 2011 is a good year. we schooled that infrequently we can't do things alone. As most as we wish to micro-manage things, I’ve learnt to trust my team. I’ve learnt to trust a younger era and to commission a girl given we trust that a girl have got good ideas and can do something. Sometimes they only need a bit of certainty for them to shine. That has been 2011 for me. So it is like we are mellowing, and holding a lot of coach roles…
Joe: we won’t contend mellowing, though yeah.. in a lot of ways. When it comes down to operative as a team, while it is critical to be a good leader, it is also critical that a personality learns to trust a people that is operative underneath him.

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Mizz Nina @ Mystical Eve

December 15, 2011 during 2:40 pm

She needs no introduction to most, her strain and her luminary is undeniable. Although she has garnered a bit of controversy, though afterwards again, each successful luminary always does, Mizz Nina stays one of Malaysia’s hottest and coolest womanlike performers in new years. Her partnership with Colby O’Donis noted her breakthrough into a tellurian mainstream consciousness, and she has not looked behind since.

Join her during Mystical Eve 2012 @ ENCORP Strand this 31st December!

Her entrance solo manuscript What You Waiting For, expelled in Jul 2010, manifests Mizz Nina’s cold certainty in her newfound goal as a singer. Sung in English and Malay, a longplayer is a pleasure architecture of pleasant beats, innovative melodies and top-notch production, and contains internal and general collaborations from a likes of Uno and AJ of Pop Shuvit, Noh from Hujan, DJ Fuzz, Koko and Syaheed of Bedsty Music, Sakke from a Netherlands and Koolade from Croatia to MC Dandee from Bangkok’s Thaitanium Entertainment, Mawar Berduri from Ahli Fiqir, Teeflii and Grammy hopeful Planet Asia.

Working with shining names in a biz comes as second inlet for Mizz Nina, carrying already hermetic liaisons with distinguished acts like Too Phat, Reshmonu and Gerhana Ska Cinta via her career. But it was a pretension lane and initial singular from a manuscript that became Mizz Nina’s winning sheet to mass appeal; partnering adult with Colby O’Donis, a familiar cocktail descant cumulative clever spots on internal strain charts. Additionally, a strain perceived unchanging spins on LA-based radio hire 102.3 KJLH while a central video (directed by Scott McCullough and shot in LA) exceeded one million views on YouTube usually small months after a recover in March.

Fans of Mizz Nina, don’t skip out on this event to locate her live during Mystical Eve 2012!

Currently shuffling between her full-time purpose as a Managing Director of The Singing Shop–where her low-pitched preparation began–and her inherited qualification as a singer, hostess and, many recently, brew DJ (a ability she picked adult from her TTC fan DJ Fuzz) to using her possess recording studio, Mizz Nina has acquired a solid balance in both a Malaysian indie and subterraneous scenes as good as confirmed within arm’s strech of a glam and glitz of KL’s city limits–showing her refinement for wise into any conditions presented to her.

Catch Mizz Nina behaving during Mystical Eve 2012 @ ENCORP Strand’s New Year’s Countdown celebration this 31st Dec 2011. The celebration will start during 6 pm and usually finish during 2 am as we chaperon in 2012. So put on your celebration hats and make your approach to ENCORP Strand for Mystical Eve 2012!

Don’t know how to get there? Check a map out!

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