Activities to Look Out for in November and December 2017

Just two more months in the year! As you prepare to end the year on a high, here are some activities that may interest, educate or thrill parents and children alike.

N O V E M B E R 

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ – in Concert

For the first time in Malaysia, audiences will experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Date: 4th and 5th November 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Price: Tickets from RM198

Information: More details on the FB or Ticket Pro website.

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Into The Woods Sensorial Play Date

Let your little one have fun in an array of exciting sensory activities specially designed for them and their five senses. November’s play date will be centred around ‘The Lost Little Frog’, featuring role play, water and mud play. Limited seats are available, so register quickly.

Date: 4th November, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Venue: The Children’s House Bruas, 38 & 40 Jalan Bruas, Damansara Heights, 50490 KL

Price: TCH Parents – Free; Others – RM15 (for 1 child & 1 parent)

Information: More details on the Children’s House Bruas FB website, or call 03-6203 3833 to register.

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Parenting Workshop: The ABCs of Teaching a Child to Read

A workshop on reading to your child, conducted by the founder of award-winning play school Trinity Kids Malaysia Ms Daisy Ng. Parents will get to learn about foundation activities prior to independent reading and the role of phonics in reading. They will also learn how to encourage independent reading, and how to get the right books for your child.

Date: 4th November, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM

Venue: MPH Bookstore, Mid Valley Megamall

Price: Free

Information: More details, visit the FB page here.

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The Great Chipmunk Picnic

Part of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Fun Day series, the Great Chipmunk Picnic will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Come meet Leopold the Leopard and his best friend, a talking tree, as they recount the magical and hilarious story of The Great Chipmunk Picnic. Set to the nature-inspired music of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, this incredibly silly adventure created by world-renowned puppeteer, Victor Yerrid, will keep the whole family giggling.

Date: 12th November 2017 (Sunday)

Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC

Price: Tickets from RM50 – RM130

Information: More details on the MPO website.

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Pirates!

Two heart-warming stories about a band of fun-loving pirates and their colourful adventures on the high-seas. They entertain with their swashbuckling charm, wit, song-and-dance antics, while discovering and learning about important life’s lessons such as friendship, team-work, perseverance and dreaming big.

Date: 18th – 19th November 2017

Time: 8pm (18th) and 3pm (19th)

Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

Price: RM 60 Adult, RM40 Children 12 years old and below (Inclusive of RM3 ticket handling fees)

Information: More details on the klpac website.

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Men’s Health and Fatherhood Forum

Organised by KL Fertility Centre, this free forum will discuss problems in the journey towards parenthood. There will be speeches, lab chats and a Q&A with medical professionals.

Date: 18th November 2017

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Venue: KL Fertility Centre, DC Mall

Price: Free

Information: More details on the event FB website.

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Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

A children’s puppet production of Anna Kemp’s popular story, this piece of children’s theatre is ideal for children aged 3 and older. Biff is not like ordinary dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like peeing on lampposts, scratching his fleas or drinking out of toilets. If you throw him a stick, he’ll just look at you like you’re crazy. No, Biff is no ordinary dog. Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog, Biff thinks he’s a ballerina, which is all very well . . . But dogs don’t do ballet – do they? The hilarious story of a small dog with a big personality and even bigger dreams!

Date: 1st – 23rd November 2017

Time: Various times

Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One

Price: Tickets at RM50, RM70, RM90 (Excluding GST)

Information: More details on the PJ Live Arts website.

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TCE Baby Expo

The mammoth TCE Baby Expo is the expo to go to for first-time parents and mum and dads who need to buy all sorts for their babies or children. With over 700 participating brands, including the industry’s biggest names, expect there to be everything you need to raise a tiny human! From great discounts and free goodies to activities like baby photogenic contests, parents can walk away happy and properly equipped.

Date: 25th & 26th November 2017

Time: 9am – 10pm

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid Valley Megamall.

Price: Free

Information: More details on the event website.

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Kuala Lumpur Mini Maker Faire

This family-friendly event will essentially be a great show (and tell) – filled with crafts, inventions, hobbies and experiments to satisfy those with a soft spot for all things creative and curious. From artists, students and crafters to engineers and scientists showing their creations, there is bound to be plenty of things to wow and inspire your children.

 

Date: 25th & 26th November 2017

Time: 12 – 8pm

Venue: The School, Jaya One

Price: Free

Information: More details on the event website.

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Malaysia Storytricks Festival 2017

Who doesn’t love a good story? The Malaysia Storytricks Festival 2017 aims to highlight the significance and impact of storytelling in our children’s lives. With award winning international storyteller Roger Jenkins Jr among the speakers participating, this festival is bound to be a treat for children and parents, as well as professionals who want to learn more about the art of storytelling.

Date: 26th November 2017

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Gallery 2 & Gallery 3, Petrosains, Suria KLCC

Price: Adult – RM80  Children (age 4 and above) – RM50

Information: More details on the festival FB website.

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Enfiniti Academy’s Musical Theatre Bootcamp

This year’s 8-day boot camp workshop will give students the opportunity to be trained by a West End Star, fresh from Disney’s musical Aladdin in London, Stephen Rahman-Hughes. This workshop (for children from 7 to 14 years) will also give students an exclusive chance to audition for ‘OlaBola The Musical’ that will be staged in the newly renovated Istana Budaya from 8 February until 11 March 2018.  Participants will be auditioned during the showcase on the last day of the workshop.

Date: 28th – 30th Nov & 5th – 9th Dec (8-day boot camp)

Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Venue: Enfiniti Academy Studios (No 28-1, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Encorp Strand, Kota Damansara PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya

Price:RM1,350 (new student) | RM1,260 (repeat student)

Information: More details on the event’s FB website.

 

 

D E C E M B E R 

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Antenatal Class by BabyAcademy

A full day class for first-time mums-to-be or for those having another baby. Topics will include baby care and breastfeeding, baby massage, and the do’s and don’ts in pregnancy. There will also be practical lessons such as how to bathe your baby and antenatal exercises.

Date: 2nd December 2017

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Venue: A-G-07, Jalan PJU 1/39, Dataran Prima, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Price:RM 198 – RM 248 (Register before 5th November to save RM50)

Information: More details on the BabyAcademy website.

 

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Woodworking Workshop

Fancy making a wooden toy house with your child? English Champ organises year-end holiday programmes and this woodworking workshop is one that will involve crafting with pine wood. Limited places for this workshop, with lunch, transportation and day care also available.

Date: 5th December (Tuesday) 2017

Time: 9.30am

Venue: English Champ, No 1-8 (First Floor), One Avenue, Dataran Pelangi Utama, Jalan Masjid PJU 6A, 47400, Petaling Jaya

Price: RM150 per child/parent-child team

Information: More details on the English Champ FB website or call Yat at 03-7725 9255

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December Holiday Coding Camp

This coding camp aimed at children from 5 – 8 years old will see them learning basic programming concepts while having fun. A rather costly camp, but this one will feature small classes, MIT and Google visual programming language, as well as Coding with Robotics. Well they do say coding is the new and important literacy for kids!

Date: 6th – 8th December 2017

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun, Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Price:RM495

Information: More details on the FB site, email info@codejuniors.com or contact Jacqueline at 012-3377055

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Junior Entrepreneurs Bazaar

The second Junior Entrepreneurs Bazaar will again see children and junior entrepreneurs leading the sales and promotion of their goods. Supported by their parents or guardians, this wonderful bazaar aims to allow children to shine and learn about the challenges of entrepreneurship. There will also be contests, goodies and performances for the entire family.

Date: 9th & 10th December 2017

Time: 10am – 7pm

Venue: Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara

Price: Free

Information: More details on the event’s FB site.

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Christmas Cookies baking class by Tedboy Bakery

Kids love Christmas, and kids love cookies, so this baking class in the #Tedboycooks Saturday classes will be a special one. Recommended for children from 4 to 6 years old, this class will teach kids how to make cookies for the festive season.

Date:  23rd December 2017

Time: 10.30am

Venue: Tedboy Bakery @Level G, The School, Jaya One

Price: RM80 per class/participant

Information: More details on the event’s FB site, or email manager@tedboy.com.

 

Images from: MPO, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™, PJ Live Arts, MPH Group Publishing, English Champ, BabyAcademy, Caring Moms, Petrosains, KL Fertility Centre, Tedboy Bakery.

 

 

Compiled by Nellie Liang

Know of any events we should update this list with? Give us a heads-up by emailing makchic@popdigital.my.

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