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Things to do in February 2020

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February is filled with fun activities for the family. There’s a space camp, fairy tea party, farm visit, children-friendly orchestra and much more!

1. DPAC Spring Festival

The Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) is once again hosting this Spring festival to celebrate the new Lunar Year.  There will be seven different acts by Kwang Tung Dance Company, Tay Cher Siang, Colour of Voices and more! Click here for more info.

Dates: 2 February (Sunday)

Time: 2.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya

Fee: RM20/entry (All proceeds will fund the performing arts outreach programme for the Orang Asli Community)

2. AstroNutz Space Camp

Play the roles of space explorer, scientist and engineer as you undergo AstroNutz training modules, and learn how complete space missions through problem solving, creative thinking and teamwork. Click here for more info.

Date: 2 February (Sunday)

Time: 8.45 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Venue: Planetarium Negara, 53, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM180/child. All materials provided.

Age: 6 to 12 years

3. Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Family Fun Day: Let’s Tour The World

Did you know that the MPO is home to musicians from more than 29 different countries? With music as a common language, the orchestra uses its diversity to produce a plethora of breathtaking sounds. Gerard Salonga takes us on an exotic voyage – world music with a classical flair! Featuring works by Bernstein, Smetana and de Falla. For tickets, click here.

Dates: 2 February (Sunday)

Time: 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.

Venue: Ground Floor, Tower Two, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM47, RM75, RM94, RM122

4. A Radiant Red Celebration at Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Head to Central Market and experience exciting activities to mark the beginning of the Year of the Rat. Be greeted by the God of Prosperity for good luck and be mesmerised by the Dragon Dance making its way through the markets. There are endless selections of cheongsams, antique jewelry and much more.

Dates: 24 January (Friday) – 8 February (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

5. Valentine’s Special: Chocolate Roses Workshop

Do something different this Valentine’s Day. Instead of giving roses to your loved ones, why don’t you learn to make chocolate roses from scratch? Pre-registration required so book your slots here.

Date: 8 February (Saturday)

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.

Venue: 悠YOÜ Space, Level 1,  The School by Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Fee: RM80/pax or RM150/pair.

Age: 3 years and above (Parents may accompany children aged 5 years and below, free of charge)

6. Theatre: The Gruffalo

This family favourite is a story of the Mouse, a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party-mad Snake – and of course the terrifying Gruffalo. This stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s award-winning children’s book is suitable for ages 3 and up. More info here.

Dates: 19 February – 16 March, various showtimes

Venue: PJ Live Arts, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Fee: RM75 and RM95

Age: 3 years and above

7. Activities at Ilham Gallery

  • Art-Inspired Coding Projects for Kids in collaboration with CodeJuniors: Yee I-Lann’s Kerbau

Make a 3D water buffalo and combine this with a robot, then programme it to complete a maze challenge peppered with traffic cones.

Date: 16 February (Sunday)

Time: 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Date: 23 February (Sunday)

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Level 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM80/child. All materials provided.

Age: Recommended for 5 to 8 years. A guardian is required to wait nearby in the gift shop or gallery area.

  • Create your own puppet with Cinzia Ciaramicoli

Participants will draw and make their own puppet guided by master puppeteer Cinzia Ciaramicoli from Italy. Children will choose an animal to save from global warming and draw it on paper. Using recycled fabric and decorative material, they will then create the puppet following the initial sketch.

Date: 22 February (Saturday)

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Venue: Level 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM70/child. All materials provided.

Age: Recommended for 6 to 12 years.

  • Art Science Workshops in collaboration with Atom and The Dot: Working with Wax Resist

Learn about well-known artists who work with wax resist and art forms that use this technique, as well as the science behind it. Then make your own wax resist artwork that you can hang on your wall.

Date: 27 February (Thursday)

Time: 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Venue: Level 3 & 5, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM50/child. All materials provided.

Age: Recommended for 4 to 12 years. A guardian must accompany children below 9.

Visit Ilham Gallery’s website for more info on their activities.

8. Empowerment Workshop 

 TCP Training and Workshops conducts English language training for job-related functions as well as various English communication, money matters and life-coaching workshops. Their aim is to empower Malaysians, particularly women, with the knowledge and skills to grow personally and professionally.
This February, they will be conducting four workshops. For more info, click here.
Stress Management
Dates: 18 February (Tuesday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

English Communication (Introduction to Effective Writing)
Dates: 18 February (Tuesday)

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Conflict Management
Dates: 22 February (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

To Will or Not to Will (lntroduction to essentail legal issues to help you with estate planning)
Dates: 22 February (Saturday)

Time: 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Function Room, Midfields 2, Level 9, Car Park Block, No. 1, Jalan Besi Kawi off Lebuhraya Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM150.00 (1 workshop); RM280.00 (For 2 workshops); RM390.00 (For 3 workshops); RM480.00 (For 4 workshops)

Makchic readers are entitiled to RM20 off per participant when registering using promotional code ‘TCPMakchic’.  

9. Fairy Tea Party: A magical experience for kids (Editor’s note: Event postponed to September due to concerns over Corona Virus)

Part of the Ahimsa Life Festival,  the Fairy Tea Party takes place in an enchanted forest complete with a forever true wishing well, a real-life fairy and a miniature fairy village. Enjoy fairy paint and pamper, fairy terrarium, rainbow slime making, fluffy unicorn dust and fairy crystal dust picking. A magical feast awaits.

Dates: 22 February (Saturday) and 23 February (Sunday)

Time: 2.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: The Square, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM85/entry (includes unicorn ride and softcopy photo with fairy)

Age: 3 years and above

10. Explore the World Treasure Hunt

Looking for something fun to do as a family? This would be it. Each family will have to work as a team to find all the building blocks at the ‘treasure’ points using the map provided. The blocks will then be used to build a creation as per the instruction cards. The kids will then be required to present their creations and stand a chance to win awesome prizes. Click here for terms and conditions.

Dates: 23 February (Sunday)

Time: 4.30 p.m. sharp (Registration starts at 4.15 p.m.)

Venue: Bukit Jalil Recreation Park, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM58/family (Parents and up to 3 children aged 4 to 12 years)

11. The Marriage Pitstop

Comma: Rethink Life is a homegrown online platform advocating strong marriages and purposeful parenting. They are organising this workshop designed to help married couples understand how to communicate better with their partners by discovering their individual Love Language! More info at bit.ly/themarriagepitstop.

Dates: 29 February (Saturday)

Time: 2.00 p.m.  – 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Q Event Space, Qliq Damansara, Level 2, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana

Fee: RM150/person. RM250/couple.

12. Today’s Baby Expo

Malaysia Largest Branded Expo is back again this year. Check out the latest products in the market for your baby at promotional prices.

Dates: 29 February (Saturday) – 1 March (Sunday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC), Mid Valley Megamall, 75, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

13. Visit to the Frangipani Farm

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit the Frangipani Organic Farm in Gombak where folks from Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) will educate kids about environmental conservation and the positive effects of organic farming.  For registration click here. For more info, please call 03- 6277 1703 or email nec@mns.org.my.

Dates: 29 February (Saturday)

Time: 9.00 p.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: Frangipani Organic Farm, Kampung Gombak, Batu 12, Selangor

Fee: RM85/child and RM45/adults (Fee includes meals, MNS facilitators, certificate, activity fee and Frangipani farm entrance fee)

Age: 5 years and above

This post is a collaboration between Makchic and Kidxy.

Kidxy is one-stop website for activities in Malaysia. It aims to help curate activities for your little ones based on their interests, talents, and developmental needs by age!

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