The best things to do in Kuala Lumpur this weekend (July 29-31)

We all go through some kind of ordeal trying to figure out what to do with our weekends and if we have no plans then staying indoors and binging on Netflix is ​​the best thing to do.

However, fret not, because something in our weekend guide is sure to pique your interest and get you out of the house for some fun!

Here is a list of activities you could do during the weekend, either alone or with friends and/or family.

The Sip and Paint Masterpiece: Ballet Dancer

Photo: The Masterpiece/Event Brite

With The Masterpiece Sip and Paint event taking place on July 29, everyone can now paint! Participants can expect to leave the class with their own painting of a ballet dancer, even if you have absolutely no painting skills. Don’t worry, there will be a professional artist to make sure you don’t start to reminisce about your kindergarten painting days.

Tickets for the event are priced at RM120 per person and come with a glass of red wine, coffee, tea, snacks and all art materials required for the course. Participants can come in groups of five and enjoy a free bottle of red wine! You can also bring your own drinks and snacks.

Friday at 8 p.m. The masterpiece, 19, Jalan SS 22/27a, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. You can find more information on their website.

Why walk when you can skate?

Photo: Rollerwa/Facebook

Rollerwa, a Korean roller skating rink, was established in Malaysia late last year. Located on the first floor of the new wing of 1 Utama (1 Utama E), Rollerwa’s retro theme will have you feeling like a character from Saturday Night Fever or Stranger Things but with roller skates! Ticket prices vary depending on age and rental equipment.

Open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day, including public holidays. rollerwa, 1EU, Bandar Utama Lot F603A-F613, Selangor, Petaling Jaya. For more information, you can check their Instagram page.

Tezhip Authentic Iranian Art Workshop

Photo: Godown/Eventbrite

Skip your brunch date and join Maia Arte for a two-hour workshop on authentic Iranian Tezhip art this Saturday or Sunday.

For more than a thousand years, the art of tezhip or tazhib has been practiced throughout the Muslim world. From the Arabic word zahab, which implies gold, comes the word tazhib. Tazhib is mainly used to embellish manuscripts. Today, calligraphy and tazhib are still frequently used in practice. The small brushes are used by illuminators to apply crushed gold, gouache, watercolor and natural colors in a variety of themes.

The workshop is part of the Godown Artists Market taking place this weekend July 30-31 which will feature other types of workshops and activities!

Tickets for RM99.00. Multiple classes from July 30 to 31. At Godown Arts Center, 11, 7 Lorong Ampang, Off Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur. For more information and tickets, visit Eventbrite.

A Paradigm Shift – Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Malaysian Art Scene

Photo: Wei Ling Gallery/Website

Visit the Wei-Ling Gallery in Brickfields to see how contemporary Malaysian artists have colored the local art scene over the past 20 years

“A Paradigm Shift – Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Malaysian Art Scene” depicts the evolution of experimental artists during a period marked by rapid technological advancements, a fluctuating economy and political upheaval. The works of art on display also address the country’s difficult situations and most sensitive issues regarding identity, equality and ideology.

The participating artists are Anurendra Jegadeva, Chen Wei Meng, Cheong Kiet Cheng, Chin Kong Yee, Choy Chun Wei, Hamidi Hadi, HH Lim, Ivan Lam, Juhari Said, Noor Azizan Paiman, Rajinder Singh, Sabri Idrus, Sean Lean, Wong Chee Meng and Yau Bee Ling.

From June 21 to August 6, 2022, open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To Wei Ling Gallery, No 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The exhibition is open by appointment only. For appointments and further assistance please contact +60322601106 or email [email protected]

masters of disguise

Photo: Dog C.Lee/Instagram

Masters of Disguise is an exhibition of wildlife photography by Chien C. Lee. Chien has traveled tropical rainforests on four continents over the past 25 years, seeking out nature’s devious designs and documenting them through his camera. His images show how living organisms adapt to their environment, sometimes using deception, in their attempt to survive their hostile surroundings.

Kuala Lumpur residents can visit the GMBB this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to enjoy a gallery tour led personally by the photographer.

Until January 15, 2023 at the Darkroom Gallery in GMBBNo. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur,

To choke or not to choke

One of the latest trends in Malaysia is carpet tufting, which is a great DIY project for couples and friends wanting to try something new. You can choose from a variety of adorable patterns or create your own at Tuft O’clock, a cozy tufting workshop in Bukit Jalil, to learn how to make your own custom fluffy rug.

Workshops located in Aurora Sovo Bukit Jalil. For more information see Tuft O’Clock’s Instagram page.

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