The Godfather of Malaysian stand-up comedy, musically-gifted footballers and eye-opening art exhibitions: Mark your calendars for the coolest events to hit up this festive month.

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OlaBola The Musical

February 8-March 11, 2018

Tickets are fast selling out for OlaBola The Musical, premiering this February and running for a whole month at the newly-renovated Istana Budaya. The show is a long-standing effort by Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, who makes her first mark as the director of the screen-to-stage adaptation of OlaBola. Tickets can be purchased here.  

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Jurassica At Gardens Mall

February 10, 2018

Opened this month at The Gardens Mall is Jurassica, the first-of-its-kind prehistoric immersive experience edutainment centre that advocates planet and wildlife conservation in Malaysia. Kids can participate in activities here like an interactive RFID scavenger hunt alongside daily workshops by organisations like the Malaysia Nature Society, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), edutainment TV pop group Hi-5 and more.

Jurassica is open from 10am to 10pm daily. Information on ticket prices and programme schedules can be found here

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Tsai Chin Chinese New Year Eve

February 15, 2018

Pop and Folk singer Tsai Chin is best known for her Mandarin and Hokkien hits, and has won many hearts in the late 70s till the mid-90s and still remains popular. Fans can join her at Genting’s Arena Of Stars to welcome the new year. Tickets can be purchased here.

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At the Ark At Eight

February 23-25, 2018

For the first time in Malaysia, The St. Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre will be performing German director and playwright Ulrich Hub’s famous comedy ‘At the Ark at Eight’ at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). The light-hearted tale features the tense situation for 3 penguins in Antarctica deciding which two of them will make it into Noah’s Ark before the Great Flood hits the whole earth. Grab your tickets at www.ticketpro.com.my.

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Celcom Harith Iskander’s #KitaOk Live Comedy Tour 2018

February 24-March 16, 2018

The Godfather of Malaysian stand-up comedy is set to leave audiences in stitches this February and March with his #KitaOK Live Comedy Tour, presented by Celcom. Kicking off at Kuala Lumpur’s Axiata Arena on February 24, the tour continues to Johor Bahru (March 1), Melaka (March 9), Penang (March 10), Kuching (March 14), Kota Kinabalu (March 15) and lastly Labuan (March 16). Tickets can be purchased here.  

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Grandeur And Triumph

February 24-25, 2018

Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky shows his versatility in the two great German masterpieces – Wagner’s lighted-hearted opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Mahler’s amorous, optimistic and sunnily triumphant Seventh Symphony. Click here for more information. 

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Soul Killers Don’t Quit

February 24-March 24, 2018

Internationally-renowned artists Andy Wauman and James Ly’s first-time collaboration has resulted in a month-long exhibition to be held at Damansara Utama’s Minut Init Art Social gallery this February 24. From 3pm to 10pm, visitors will have a unique chance to see vividly meaningful works of art by both artists, including feature murals, paper prints, and amazing videography as Andy and James shine their artistic spotlight on extinct languages and indigenous practices. Click here for more information.  

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Men In Heels

February 24-March 11, 2018

This hilarious and unabashed theatre performance looks at the world of drag through the eyes of 3 men with highly interesting double lives. Written by and starring Mark Beau De Silva along with Zhafir Muzani and Ivan Chan, the show is a must-see for fans of director Joe Hasham. Tickets can be purchased at www.klpac.org.

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Marking The Time

Ends February 25, 2018

 This group exhibition features mixed media artwork from 5 talented contemporary Malaysian artists: Ali Nurazmal Yusoff, Anniketyni Madian, Azad Daniel, Haafiz Shahimi and Haslin Ismail – each caught up in the middle of an exemplary career in the local arts scene and through this exhibition presenting a unique story of their most momentous point in time. Find out more information here.  

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Treasures Of A Straits Chinese

Ends April 30, 2018

Penang-based Illustrator and pop artist Tiffany Choong explores the Peranakan culture and identity with her first ever solo exhibition, Treasures of a Straits Chinese, happening now till April at G Hotel Gurney in Penang. The exhibition features Tiffany’s hand-sketched Nyonya motifs she encountered in her childhood, inviting guests to reinterpret these visual symbols with a modern lens. Find out more here.      

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