Cover Watch films like 'Dune' and 'Free Guy' this week at the luxurious Aurum Theatre, The Gardens Mall. (Photo: Aurum Theatre)

Jazz up your weekend plans with these fun artsy and foodie events this month

Watch 'Dune' in cinemas

Following its release in Malaysia on October 14, fans of the highly-anticipated sci-fi film Dune will finally be able to see it on the big screen this weekend.

Advanced tickets at luxury boutique cinema Aurum Theatre went on sale on October 4; so be sure to secure your Aurum Passes online if you're planning on enjoying the show in the lap of luxury – a welcome return to the cinema after months in lockdown.

Aurum Theatre, The Gardens Mall, FF-201, Level 4, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

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Book a boozy staycation at MoMo's Kuala Lumpur

From October 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, KL's favourite boutique social hotel MoMo's Kuala Lumpur will host the Backdoor Bodega pop-up, treating walk-in visitors and guests to an exciting new menu of cocktails and attractive deals offering any three drinks at RM108 from 5pm onwards till late. If you're in the mood to party through the night, opt for MoMo's Kuala Lumpur's 'boozy room bundle' and book a room at RM188 per night, inclusive of 3 cocktails.

MoMo's Kuala Lumpur, 316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2778 6666

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Feast on a meat-free meal at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

In honour of World Food Day on October 16, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Hilton Garden Inn KL will present a variety of plant-based dishes made from locally sourced produce throughout the month of October. As part of its nationwide 'Mindful Meals' campaign to raise awareness on healthy eating and responsible sourcing, the chefs at Hilton Kuala Lumpur will offer deliciously healthy creations made with leading plant-based brands including Beyond Meat and Tindle at its 4 dining outlets: Iketeru, Chynna, Oro Cafe & The Lounge and Chamber's Grill.

From Beyond Burgers and teriyaki-glazed pulled fable meat baguettes to Tindle chicken and mushroom dumplings in superior broth, these and more amazing dishes are available for dine-in this month. Reservations can be made online at

Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral | +603-2264 2264 

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See a show at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Book your tickets now to see Experiencing Usman Awang at the recently reopened Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) from October 21 to 24. A tribute to the late Malaysian poet, playwright and novellist, the performance will showcase eight of Usman Awang's most iconic works through the eyes of sixteen theatre makers. The performance, which will feature a mix of dance, spoken word recitals and music – was initially planned for Usman Awang's birthday in July, and rehearsals were even conducted via Zoom by the industrious artists at The Actor's Studio Seni Teater Rakyat in preparation for it. Tickets for this performance are priced at RM44 each. 

Take note however that the show is only open to vaccinated individuals 18 years old and above. The show starts at 8pm on October 21 to 23 and at 3pm on October 24. 

Pentas 2, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur | +6018 227 7212 |  

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Shop local brands at the Sunny Side Up Market

Have you missed your favourite curated community market during lockdown? The Sunny Side Up Market is back at Slate at The Row from October 23 to 24. So grab your shopping bags and tiffin carriers and pay this artsy weekend market a visit to splurge on homemade treats, fashion accessories, clothing, homeware and even pet food and skincare products all by local brands. The market starts from 11am to 5pm.

Slate at The Row, 52, Jalan Doraisamy,  Kuala Lumpur | +6012-365 6856  

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Visit an art exhibition at GMBB Mall

From now till November 28, catch the Telur Pecah 2021: A Contemporary Art Exhibition happening from 11am to 6pm daily at Kesana-kesini, GMBB. Curated by celebrated contemporary artist Philip Wong, the exhibition celebrates diversity in the fine arts, showcasing the work of over 50 artists, from emerging talents and senior artists to special needs creators. Alongside the works of artists like Sharifah Zuriah Aljeffri, fashion designer Eric Choong and politician-turned-artist Datuk Kamil Shafie, there will also be art by children artists and students from the Malaysian Institute of Art.  

This free admission arts event is open to fully vaccinated individuals who have registered online.   

GMBB Mall - Bukit Bintang, 2 Jalan Robertson, Kuala Lumpur | +603-2022 5288


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