The kids may be back at school, but if you’re still keen to spend some quality family time with them, here are activities in September and October that may be worth marking your calendars for!
S E P T E M B E R
Ibu Charity Jumble Sale
Ibu, a parent resource group and also a non-profit organisation will be organising a Charity Jumble Sale this weekend. Proceeds of the sale will go towards three charities, namely Kebajikan Ephratha Rawang, eHomemakers and Tanma. Help raise money, purchase some preloved items and let your children have fun with the art & craft activities on site!
Date: 9th September 2017
Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Venue: British International School of Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Changkat Bukit Utama
Price: Entrance fees are RM10 per family
Information: For more information please contact Joan 03-62119183 or e-mail [email protected]
The Listener – MPO’s Family Fun Day
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) begins its 2017/2018 season this month with a line-up kid-friendly shows. The first, The Listener, will be one to laugh with the family – it features an orchestra complicated by the unexpected participation of a bugle-playing mime and a tap dancing ballerina.
Date: 10th September 2017
Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Venue: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Price: Tickets priced at RM50, RM80, RM100 and RM130.
Information: Details and tickets can be found at MPO’s website.
The Great British Circus
If you haven’t been yet, you still have time to catch the Great British Circus as they will still be in town until Sunday, the 17th of September. The two-hour show is sure to keep you and your little ones entertained with clowns, acrobats, the flying trapeze, the wheel of death and the globe of death.
Date: Until the 17th of September, 2017
Time: 8.30pm (Also shows at 5.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Venue: The Carpark next to Tesco, Manjalara Kepong.
Price: RM30 for adults and RM20 for kids.
Information: The Great British Circus Malaysia FB Page
Petrosains Science Festival 2017
This September, Petrosains invites you to discover how you can live more sustainably and care for our planet at the Petrosains Science Festival 2017. Join in the wide range of interesting activities in store, such as the Hanging Garden, Running Wheel and 3D Hunt. There will also be fun workshops – the Popsicle Drone, Dream Lamp, Create Your Own Perfume and Sew Sprouts. Take a stroll through the exhibition (Tiny Home) or walkabout with Flybot or Ejen Ali. There will even be some talks by Dr Rajiv Bhanot and Claire Sancelot on Sustainable Living.
Date: 15th – 17th September, 2017
Time: Various times
Venue: Petrosains KLCC and Esplanade, KLCC Park.
Price: RM5 per day
Information: More details at the Petrosains Science Festival website here.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (DPAC – Damansara Performance Arts Centre)
Presented by Sifu Productions, this family musical features the much-loved characters from the all-time favourite Peanuts comic strip series – Snoopy, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally Brown and of course Charlie Brown himself. With its catchy musical tunes and larger than life characters, this musical has won multiple awards for its off and on Broadway performances, including a Grammy!
Date: 29th September till the 8th October 2017
Time: 8.30pm or 3pm (weekend matinees)
Venue: Damansara Performance Arts Centre, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana.
Prices: Tickets at RM88 (3rd Oct), RM 138, RM 188 and RM 258.
Information: To purchase tickets, head on to the DPAC website.
Short and Sweet Malaysia 2017 – KLPAC
The Short and Sweet Malaysia 2017 Festival celebrates its 10th year with 10 weeks of 10-minute theatre! The festival has an age restriction of 4 years and above, but these performances are great for children – its shows are 10 minute or less which make them perfect for fidgeting young ones. One can watch 10 to 12 different new works in a single night, and there are different categories for the whole family – from comedy to musicals, and dance to theatre. There is a new category for dancers age 16 and below in S+S Junior Dance on the 23rd and 24th of September. Give your kids a taste of the arts in a bite-sized way that will suit their short attention spans!
Date: 6th September – 20th October 2017
Times: Various times
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac)
Prices: Tickets from RM35
Information: Further details are on the KLPac website.
Express Sewing Workshop – Kids Classes
This express sewing workshops have been specially designed for Beginners and will help your young ones learn the basics of sewing in a creative and relaxing atmosphere. Participants will also complete individual projects with each workshop about 2.5 hours of sewing fun.
Dates: Saturdays (9, 16, 23, 30 September) 2017
Time: 10.30 am
Venue: Hobby N Coffee, 1st Floor, 12 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 016-228 6322 or visit Facebook.com/LittleTailors
A Peek Into Your Child’s Mind Family Workshop Series
An entire day filled with meaningful talks and activities for the modern family, ‘A Peek Into Your Child’s Mind’ aims to help build a healthy support system for children. There will be parenting workshops such as ‘It is Okay to ask for Help!’, ‘Speaking Your Child’s Love Language’ and ‘When Parents Fight, Children Suffer’. Organised by Me Books Asia in collaboration with SUKA Society, there will also be storytelling and arts & craft activities for children.
Date: 30th September 2017
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Me Books Asia Headquarters, UOA Business Park, Tower 3, Level 3 Unit 6, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51A, Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya, Shah Alam.
Price: RM60 (Family Tickets: 2 Adults, 2 Children), RM30 (Standard Tickets: 1 Adult, 1 Child)
For a fantastical world of magic and illusion, bring your children to see award-nominated Letter’s End. Featuring acclaimed theatre clown, Wolfe Bowart, the show will be a mix of physical comedy, shadow puppetry and interactive film. Bowart first delighted audiences with the beautiful LaLaLuna at last year’s KL International Arts Festival, and this year Letter’s End is expected to enthral young and old again.
Date: 30th September & 1st October 2017
Time: 11am and 3pm
Venue: Auditorium DBKL, Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur.
Price: RM70 (Students: RM30)
Information: Visit www.DiverseCity.my
O C T O B E R
The Final Malaysia Grand Prix – 2017 Formula 1
Ah, what a run we have had. The great Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix in October will be the very last one held in our country. Other than the usual race-related excitement, there will be many family-friendly activities leading up to the races. Bring the kids so they can partake in the fun events, and take a lot of photos with and for them! It will be great for them to know that they attended a Grand Prix race in their own country, something quite special no matter how you look at it. Tickets for children aged 12 and below are available at 50% off the corresponding adult ticket prices, while children below 7 years old may enter for free, but they will not be allocated a seat without a ticket.
Date: 29th September to 1st October 2017
Venue: Sepang International Circuit
Price: Tickets start from RM91.98 for adults and RM47.58 for children
Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation Charity Food and Funfair
Have fun with your children and raise funds for a good cause at this event organised by the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation. There will be carnival-like games, face painting, sand art, as well as plenty of food and performances. The Funfair will raise much needed funds for the operation and maintenance of the foundation’s centre.
Date: 1st October 2017
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: KDSF – National Centre, Lot 13490, Jln Jenjarum, Off Jln SS23/6, Tmn SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Slide The City KL
Described as a slip-and-slide urban block party featuring a gigantic vinyl slide, Slide The City KL will see cool weekends at Setia City. There will also be music and entertainment, food trucks, carnival games, a handmade beach and night performances. There is an age limit for the slide – all sliders must be 7 years old and above or at least 110 cm tall. If that makes you eligible, bring your friends, water buckets and floaties for a day of soaking fun.
Date: 30 September – 29th October 2017 (Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Time: Fridays (5pm – 12am), Saturdays (9am – 12am) and Sundays (9am-12am)
Venue: Setia City Convention Centre, Shah Alam
Price: Adults (Regular: RM29, VIP: RM89) Kids (Regular: RM15, VIP: RM49)
Swiss Dream Circus
The Big Top is coming back to Malaysia with a brand new show to thrill children and adults alike. The Swiss Dream Circus promises performers from around the world famous for their acrobatics and deft-defying talents, such as Andrii Maslov on the free ladder, Evgeny Slepukhin on the slack wire and Anastasiia on the aerial pole.
Date: 29th September – 22nd October 2017
Time: Various times
Venue: Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur
Price: Tickets from RM39 – RM199
Information: More details on the Swiss Dream Circus website.
Images from: Damansara Performance Arts Centre, DiverseCity, Ibu, Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation, KLPac, Little Tailors, Me Books Asia, MPO, Petrosains, Sepang International Circuit, Slide the City KL, Swiss Dream Circus.
Compiled by Elyza Noordeen and Nellie Liang
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