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We’ve made our way well into the Year 2022- time to shake up any mid-year blues with these activities and events happening in May! We’ve listed some fun upcoming events below, with some lovely options for you to enjoy together with your child for an extended Mother’s Day celebration.


Workshops and Classes for Kids 

1. Sweet 17 Celebration, klpac

We can’t believe that our beloved arts’ centre, which has been dedicated to nurturing traditional and contemporary Malaysian performing arts for well over a decade, turns 17 today! klpac will be celebrating its return with a campaign entitled #comehome, with 17 things or more to see, do, join and learn all through the month of May.
Source: klpac
Shows:
  • Sketch comedy series indicinelive! 7 (25th – 29th May)
  • Young KL Singers’ mysterious Dark Light choral production (13th – 15th May)
  • Theatresauce’s Don’t Like It Here? Then Leave (19th – 22th May) (For mature audiences)
Experience:
  • Guided tour Backstage Bites, sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby and featuring a surprise performance
    as well as Joget Workshop by Zhafir Muzani (14th May)
Open Rehearsals
  • Ian Chow’s unplugged rock concert Rewind (21st May)
  • Reminiscing with the klpac String Orchestra (29th May)
  • Joe Hasham OAM’s adaptation of Philadelphia, Here I Come! (date TBC)
Free Weekend Workshops
  • Directing for Theatre with Christopher Ling (14th May)
  • Writing with Mark Beau de Silva (15th May)
  • Dance with Zhafir Muzani (21th May)
  • Directing for Musical with Christopher Ling (22nd May)
  • Composing with Fuad Alhabshi of Kyoto Protocol (28th May)

Auditions and Workshops

  • Registrations for SHORT+SWEET Malaysia happening in October are open until 1st June for Film, Stand-Up Comedy & Song, Musical, Dance and Theatre categories
  • The Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival:  entries for Malaysian Jazz Talent Competition (ending 30th May) , and 1st Malaysian Junior Jazz Piano Competition for pianists aged 5 to 17 (ending 25th May)
  • klpac Symphonic Band Audition (14th May)
  • Mandarin play The Guilty casting call via video submission (by 16th May)
Source: klpac

The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac will also be offering free trial classes with different slots for age groups ranging from 3 to 18 years old. The under-30 minute long, bite-sized classes are the perfect teasers to their popular Speech and Drama programme.  Find out more about their courses, join in some fun theatre games and activities, and get to know the teachers with a Q&A session that will be held after every trial class.

14th May 2022

3 – 6 years old: 9.00am – 9.30am
7 – 9 years old: 9.30am – 9.55am
9 – 12 years old: 9.45am – 10.10am
13 – 18 years old: 10.00am – 10.25am

15th May 2022

4 – 6 years old: 10.15am – 10.45am
7 – 9 years old: 9.30am – 9.55am
9 – 12 years old: 9.45am – 10.10am
13 – 18 years old: 12.15pm – 12.40pm

2. Art Class, The Children’s Art Studio

Source: The Children’s Art Studio

Unleash your child’s creativity with a free online trial class by The Children’s Art Studio, available over the entire month of May. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years old,  the teachers will guide as necessary, whilst still providing kids with the  freedom to explore and fully express themselves.  A typical class will start with a briefing of the theme and the mediums that will be used through the session. The teachers will then monitor each child with different methods and steps to ensure that they understand the process of the artwork.  The Google Meet link and materials for each lesson will be sent to parents 3 days prior to the class.

Date: 1st May – 31st May 2022

Venue: Online


3. STEM Workshop, 5T3M 

Join Malaysia’s first STEM-based edutainment centre and academy in their upcoming workshops and get your child equipped with crucial 21st century skills. Inspire a love for robotics, coding, artificial intelligence and more with fun and immersive mind boggling activities! 

Time: Pre-book 1.5 hour slots (at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm respectively)

Age: 3 – 7 years old

Price: RM45 per ticket (Buy 3, Get 1 Free )

Venue: Lot T-326, Level 3, The Starling, No. 6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Photon Programming

Date: 2nd May- 8th May 2022

Lava Lamp

Date: 9th May – 15th May 2022

Swipe Robotics

Date: 16th May – 22nd May 2022

Glow In The Dark Slime

Date: 23rd May – 29th May 2022


4. Nature Activities, Outside by D Jungle Juniors

Once again, Outside by D Jungle Juniors brings to us an array of exciting character-building and experiential programmes for kids across the ages. From making rainbows, to exploring edible seeds, and taking part in a survival signage awareness programme, kids are guaranteed to have a blast (alongside developing a wide range of out-of-classroom life skills)!

Sunny Side Up

Source: Outside

Date: 14th May 2022

Time: 9.00am – 12.00 noon

Age: 5 – 7 years old

Price: RM150 (new customers), RM135 (members) 

Our Big Blue Marble (Online)

Source: Outside

Date: 20th May 2022

Time: 4.30 pm- 6.00pm

Age: 5 -7 years old

Price: RM100 (new customer), RM90 (member) 

Source: Outside

The Incredible Warrior

Date: 22nd May 2022

Time: 9.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Age: 8 – 12 years old

Price: RM240 (new customer), RM215 (member) 

Venue: 24, Jalan SS 1/41, Kampung Tunku, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


5. Songwriting, TeenEdge Malaysia

Source: TeenEdge

Does your teen dream of being a songwriter or singer? Join TeenEdge, a youth development organisation that helps to develop young talents in the creative arts industries, as they host a fun songwriting workshop over two concurrent Saturdays in May.  Although prior music experience will be helpful, classes are suitable for beginners, and participants can choose between an online or physical class. Have a personal, original song completed, as the instructors guide in rhyme scheme and techniques in lyric-writing and the development of a melody (with strong hooks and pop song chords progression)! 

Date: 14th and 21st May 2022

Time: 4.30am – 6.00pm

Fee: RM60

Age:  12 years old and above

Venue: Online or Jalan 13/2, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Full workshop details and registration at www.teenedge.org/songwriting


6. Symbiosis of Pollinators, Wetlands Gamuda Cove

Have your kids learn about flora and fauna, and enlighten them on the needs of wetland conservation, right in the middle of the fun-filled Discovery Wetland Park! In conjunction with International Day of Biological Diversity, Gamuda Cove will be organising a day full of exciting and enlightening activities, including a scented candle workshop, cycling, coffee scrubbing soap workshop, and Instagrammable flower tunnel. Participants will also be taken an a special Into-The-Wild educational safari tour to discover wildlife within the wetlands. And the best part? Admission is free (plus, the kids get to go home with lots of freebies too!). 

Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zGISXDRn2UQS2BzyMme-ILPG6Vta-mvKbsp4aK7fDLk/edit

Dates: 21st and 22nd May 2022

Time: By 1 hour slots (9.30am, 11.00am, 2.00pm, 3.30pm)

Price: Free

Venue: Persiaran Cove Sentral, Bandar Gamuda Cove, 42700 Dengkil, Selangor


7. Spaceship Playgroup and Financial Lesson, Fusion Music Studio

This one-stop music academy and studio will be hosting both music and non-music related activities during the month of May, with two separate programs happening concurrently for children aged 2 to 14 years old! Parents who have more than one child will be able to enrol both kids in their respective age-appropriate classes, at the same place and same time.

Source: Fusion Music Studio

Sign yourself up for a space adventure with your younger tot in this parent-child playgroup and have a fun-filled morning bonding over songs, art, stretching, and learning!

Date: 22nd May 2022

Time: 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Fee: RM68 per parent and child pair

Age:  2-4 years old

Venue: No. 3-2, Blok A, Jalan Tasik Prima 5/1, Prima Biz Hub (The Wharf), Taman Tasik Prima 47150 Puchong, Selangor

Foster financial literacy in your older kids with a game-based, space-themed workshop.  Kids aged 6 to 10 years old will  have the opportunity to participate in six financial station game adventures, while those aged 11 to 14 will be partaking in an enlightening cash flow game workshop.
Contact 017-6999814 for more information, or sign up at https://bit.ly/3k3j1AU  

Date: 22nd May 2022

Time: 10.00 am to 12.15pm

Fee: RM58 per child

Age:  6-14 years old

Venue: No. 3-2, Blok A, Jalan Tasik Prima 5/1, Prima Biz Hub (The Wharf), Taman Tasik Prima 47150 Puchong, Selangor


8. Masak Masak, Alex’s Bakery

Source: Alex’s Bakery

Alex’s Bakery is a bakery formed with love by a mama and her young baker Alex, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Sign your child up and join the duo online for an inclusive, fun-filled Masak Masak lesson. No oven is required- the recipe of the day will be a delicious no-bake mini cheesecake and granola bites!

Date: 28th May 2022

Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Price: RM30 per child


9. Become a YouTuber, Sheldon & Emerson

Source: Sheldon & Emerson

Learn from the experts, as YouTube Silver Creator award-winners, Sheldon, 16 and Emerson, 14, hold a course on how to start, create content,  grow subscribers and monetise your YouTube channel. These two brothers started actively working on their YouTube channel, CyberLegends Animations during the pandemic two years ago, where they posted their 2D animation creations on their channel- which has since grown to have 216k subscribers with 60+ million views! 

Date: 28th and 29th May 2022

Time: 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Fee: RM197 per person

Age: 9 years old to adults

Venue: Online

Register at:  bit.ly/youtuberMay2022


Workshops for Parents 

1. Fitness Class and Pediatric First Aid Course, B Studios

Regain your strength with B Studios, a kid and mum-friendly gym that caters to mums in all stages of their pregnancy. Their upcoming 6-week program is perfect for newly postpartum mums, or those still on their prenatal journey. B Studios will also be hosting a Paediatric First Aid course, so parents can be well-prepared for any emergencies (definitely useful for those of us with cheeky little monkeys around)! 

Pediatric First Aid and CPR 

Source: B Studios

Date: 14th May 2022

Time: 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Price: RM250 per pax/RM480 per couple

6-Week Restore Your Core

Source: B Studios

Dates: 14th May, 21st May, 28th May, 4th June, 11th June and 18th June 2022

Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Price: RM580 per pax

Venue: 42- 2, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur


Art Events

1. ILHAM Gallery

This public art gallery is committed to supporting local artists and encouraging an appreciation of Malaysian modern and contemporary art among the public. Check out their upcoming exhibitions in the following months, and keep a look out for their education and public programmes, which will bring you into closer contact with the beauty of the arts.

Source: Ilham Gallery

Skola Gambar Enrique de Malacca, Ahmad Fuad Osman

The fourth iteration of the Enrique de Malacca Memorial Project will take you on a journey of revisiting the first circumnavigation around the world through the perspective of a person from the Malay Archipelago.

Date: 15th March – 15th May 2022

ILHAM Art Show 2022

Source: Ilham Gallery

Catch the inaugural ILHAM Art Show- a triennial exhibition platform initiated to give local artists the opportunity to experiment and showcase their creations. Explore the diverse voices of Malaysia, expressed through the form of art, as they shape our national narratives for more equal representation.

Date: 17th May- 23rd October 2022

2. Project Future Malaysia, GMMB

Source: Happening Next

Created with the support of the Chevening Alumni Fund and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, this project provides visitors with the opportunity to engage in interesting discourse, whilst being surrounded by literary and visual works across a range of genres and themes. Join 10 Malaysian creatives at GMMB, as they reimagine alternative futures for our country with thought-provoking pieces. 

Date: 21st May 2022

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Venue: Level 9 – Temu-Temu Conference Room, 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang


Bazaars and Markets 

1. Kidpreneurs Weekend Bazaar, The School @ Jaya One

Source: Jaya One

My First Seed, a children’s entrepreneur platform, will be hosting its first physical Seed Market of the year. This empowering event will provide children with the opportunity to experience real-life entrepreneurship, and have a go at pitching, negotiating and developing their money sense. Bring your kids along to support the 20-over stalls run by mini bosses aged between 5 and 17 years old. Who knows – your child might also end up leaving the bazaar inspired to come up with their own business plan!

Date: 14th – 15th May 2022

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: No. 72A, Jalan Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya


2. Spring Weekend Bazaar, Kedai KL

Source: Kedai KL
Head down to the ‘Lorong’ for a mid-spring weekend bazaar, happening at  Kedai KL. Mark your calendars from 27th to 29th May and have a blooming time supporting a kaleidoscope of homegrown brands!

Date: 27th- 29th May 2022

Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue Jalan Universiti Off Jalan Ilmu 59100 Kuala Lumpur


3. KLove Market, Kloe Hotel

Source: Happening Next

Traders Market and Kloe Hotel are collaborating yet again for the third installment of KLove Market, slated to take place across an entire hotel floor! Each hotel room will be taken over by homegrown brands, and turned into their very own experiential pop-up boutique for a fun, unique shopping experience. 

Date: 28th – 29th May 2022

Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: Level 2, Kloe Hotel, 227, Bukit Bintang St, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur


4. Building Hope Charity Bazaar, KL Gateway Mall

Source: Eupe Corporation Berhad
Shop for a cause with Eupe’s Building Hope Charity Bazaar this year, where 100% of your proceeds will go back to the participating charities! Join organisations like WWFBiji-Biji Initiative, and Dignity for Children Foundation as they set their stalls up for a day of food, games and shopping. You may pre book your coupons or simply buy the coupons needed for shopping at the mall’s counter on the day of your visit. Don’t forget to do your part in saving the environment and BYOB  (and containers) on the day too!  

Date: 21st May 2022

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Central Piazza KL Gateway Mall No. 2, Jalan Kerinchi Gerbang Kerinchi Lestari 59200 Kuala Lumpur

 

by Elaine Yeoh


Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.