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Things to do this October 2019

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October is here! Check out our list below for family activities happening around Klang Valley this month.

1. BFM Health and Living Jr.

Kids today are exposed to a lot of challenges due to technology, peer pressure and family issues. Meanwhile, parents are trying to keep children safe and healthy, without being over-protective. How do we prepare our kids  for the future? BFM’s Health & Living Jr. brings together experts who will help you look for these answers. Click here for more info.

Date: 5 October (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: [email protected] Vertical, Bangsar South, Grand Summit, Level M1, No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: From RM47.70

Makchic readers are entitled to a special half-price promo of RM25 per person. Purchase ticket here using promo code BFMHEALTH.


2. Let’s Talk About Sex: Nothing to Haid

Makchic, together with SPOT, is organising a Mother-Daughter workshop to get the conversation on sexual education started.
The objective of the workshop is to create a safe, non-judgemental place to discuss the intimate details of human sexuality, to encourage a healthy discourse about it, and to empower girls with the right knowledge. This is so she can learn to care for herself, her future, and her relationships, when she is ready. Click here for more info.

Date: 6 October (Sunday)

Time: 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Me.reka Makerspace, Publika, 50480, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM50/person (Parts of proceeds will go towards supporting SPOT’s programmes)

Age: 13 to 17 years. Each child must be accompanied by her mum or a female guardian. Mums and guardians are allowed to bring more than 1 child.


3. The Bear by Raymond Briggs, Theatre for Children

Based on the well-loved book by Raymond Briggs, The Bear is a story of Tilly and an enormous white bear that climbed into her room one night. Join them on a wild and magical adventure with dazzling puppetry, catchy music and a whole lot of laughs. For more info, click here.

Date: 30 September (Monday) – 20 October (Sunday) (relaxed performance on the 13 October)

Showtimes and tickets: Click here

Venue: Level 3 Block F @ Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

Fee: RM75, RM95, RM350

Age: 3 years above


4. Festival Sastera Kanak-Kanak 2019: Meet and Greet Didie & Friends

The National Library will be organising a Children Literature Festival in conjunction with UNESCO naming Kuala Lumpur as the World Book Capital for 2020.  There will be plenty of fun activities such as workshops on storytelling, origami and comic drawing and of course a special performance by Didie & Friends! Click here for more info.

Date: 5 October (Saturday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Aras 1, Anjung Bestari, Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia, 232 Jalan Tun Razak, 50572, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

Age: All ages


5. A Viennese Afternoon Concert

Inspired by the concerts held in Vienna, the Selangor Symphony Orchestra‘s 20-piece string section will be performing music from The Waltz King, Johann Strauss Jr. Directed by Eugene Pook with guest conductor, Andrew Filmer, the concert will also feature renowned oboist, Joost Flach. He will be performing the beautiful and gentle Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op.9 No.2 by Tomaso Albinoni.

Date: 6 October (Sunday)

Time: 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Venue: Royal Lake Club, Taman Tasik Perdana, Jalan Cenderamulia, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fee: RM80/adult, RM60/child

Age: 6 to 12 years

Makchic readers are entitled to RM20 off per ticket. Purchase ticket here using promo code JomWaltz.


6. FREE Training on CPR for Adults, Children and Babies

You never know when you might need to save someone’s life. Learn how to perform CPR on adults and children as well as what to do when someone is choking. To register, click here.

Date: 6 October (Sunday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

Venue: AFA Academy Sdn Bhd (HQ), 55-2, Jalan BS 1/1, Olive Hills, Seri Kembangan, Selangor 43300

Fee: Free


7. The Sleeping Beauty by St. Petersburg Theatre

The world-renowned St. Petersburg Theatre Russian Ballet is in Kuala Lumpur! Bringing you a treasured work of Russian ballet that was created 129 years ago, The Sleeping Beauty is touted as the “encyclopedia of classical dance.” Click here for tickets.

Date: 11 and 12 October (Friday and Saturday)

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Plenary Hall, KLCC, 21, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM188, RM288, RM388, RM588, RM788, RM1088, RM2288

Age: 4 years and above


8. Make your own Dreamcatcher with The Weekend Workshop

The Weekend Workshop will be guiding your little ones to get crafty and make their own dreamcatcher using an assortment of materials. Let’s hope it catches them sweet dreams! Click here for more activities at the same venue.

Date: 14 October (Monday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: Gembira Grove, Lindees, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Lot P18A-P23D 2nd Floor, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Fee: RM75/child

Age: 4 years and above


9. Young Entomologist Programme

Learn about insects the role they play in our environment. Kids will get to gently catch the insects, learn how to identify them and observe their behaviors. You might find a budding entomologist in your child! Click here to register.

Date: 19 October (Saturday)

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, H3, Jalan Symington, FRIM, 52100 Kepong

Fee: RM 85 for the first child, RM 65 for add ons and RM 45 per parent. Fee includes meal, insurance, FRIM entrance fee, activity materials, certificate and MNS facilitators included

Age: 5 to 12 years.


10. Taman Tugu Eco Day

Join in the various activities from guided trail walks, bouncing castles, special performances and many more. There will also be information booths by various NGOs and a marketplace, all in the midst of an urban forest.

Date: 19 October (Saturday)

Time: 7.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Venue: Taman Tugu Nursery, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50480, Kuala Lumpur

Fee: Free

Age: All ages


11. Pasar Bellas: A community market by women for all

A carefully curated marketplace of clothes, cosmetics and children items by ‘momprenuers’, and pre-loved wares by influencer mums. There will also be a zero-waste talk on beauty, fashion and shopping.

Date: 19 October (Saturday) & 20 October (Sunday)

Time: 12.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Opposite Blokke, Citta Mall, 1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Fee: RM10

Age: All ages


12. Fantastic October: Mystic Arts & Magic

Fantastic October is a 3-weeks Magical Halloween festival. With themes such as Creepy Crawly, Science Workshop and Farm in the City, there will be plenty of activities such as a soap-making workshop, a petting zoo and an escape room.

Date: 4 October (Friday) – 20 October (Sunday)

Time: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Venue: The School, Jaya One, 100-1.023, Level 1, Block J,72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya

Fee: RM50 for 3 weeks

Age: All ages


13. Art-Inspired Coding Projects for Kids in collaboration with CodeJuniors

These unique and specially designed art-inspired coding projects for kids are done in collaboration with CodeJuniors. Through these innovative courses that include programmable robotics and logic promoting games and activities, kids will not only learn about art but also critical and creative thinking, problem-solving skills and how to be self-sufficient learners. Click here for details.

Festive Coding Project Inspired by Deepavali & Kolam Demonstration
Date: 20 October (Sunday)

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Avengers Coding Project Inspired by Comic Book Art (Project II)
Date: 20 October (Sunday)

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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

Fee: RM70/child

Age: 5 to 8 years. Parents required to wait nearby in the gift shop or gallery area.

14. Deepavali Symbols, Myths and Legends: Interactive Art with Paper Circuits

Learn about Deepavali symbols, myths and legends, make an interactive artwork with paper circuits. Click here for details.

Date: 22 October (Tuesday)

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

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

Fee: RM45/child

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


15. Halloween Science Workshop

Ignite the love for science by joining in fun activities like the Scary Bug Soap Making workshop and play science games. There will also be live science shows for your kids to enjoy.

Date: 27 October (Sunday)

Time: 12.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Ground Floor Event Area (near Starbucks), DPULZE Shopping Centre, Persiaran Multimedia, 63000 Cyberjaya

Fee: Free. To register for workshops, click here.

Age: 5 years and above


16. Halloween Special: Pumpkin Painting Party

Party and paint at the same time! Come in your Halloween best and be in the running to win prizes for the scariest costume. Light snacks and drinks will be served. Click here for more info.

Date: 27 October (Sunday)

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: MTMT Studios, 55B, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301, Petaling Jaya

Fee: RM60/child

Age: 5 years and above


17. The Extraordinary Ordinary Earth

Husband and wife team, Ken and Shirene, along with their 10-year-old son, will guide you on a fun-filled programme where you will learn about our wonderful planet and what makes it so unique. To sign up or for more details, click here or message/call Ken at 013 287 0711.

Date: 28 October (Monday)

Time: 8.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

Venue: Kota Damansara (address will only be provided to confirmed participants)

Fee: RM100/person

Age: 6 to 12 years. A  parent/guardian must accompany the child.  Same fee applies to parents/guardians.


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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