Start your year right with an exciting line-up of exhilarating programmes this month.

1. Wanna One's First Fan Meeting in Kuala Lumpur 

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Above Eleven-member Wanna One is one of South Korea's hottest KPop bands right now. (Photo: Courtesy of Wanna One/Facebook)

January 19, 2018

After gathering so much publicity in a fierce, boy-group survival reality show, Produce 101 Season 2, Wanna One is heading to Malaysia for their first fan meeting Wanna Be Loved at Stadium Negara. Get your KPop game on and visit for more details. 

2. 5th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival 

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Above The main folks behind Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival. (Photo: Courtesy of Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival)

January 19-21, 2018

Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival is back after its last performance in 2014 and this time it's all about back-to-basics with new waves of ideas and improvements through a series of clinics and forums for all jazz lovers out there. Check out for more information. 

3. Duet Concertino 

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Above Finish conductor Okko Kamu (Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Garvey Management)

January 20, 2018 

Richard Strauss's Duet Concertino, inspired by Carl Nielsen's trip to Athens, tells a unique story of a bear falling in love with a princess. Visit for more information. 

4. The XX - I See You 

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Above The XX consists of Romy Madley Scott, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith. (Photo: Courtesy of The XX/Rollingstone)

January 25, 2018 

In the latest XX's offering, I See You, reveal themselves exploring a more playful, eclectic and expansive musical direction, winning over charts with Hold On and Say Something Loving. The band is set to make history with their first show in Malaysia -- don't miss it!

5. OCD

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Above The cast of OCD, a theatre-piece that explores the behavioural disorder (Photo: Courtesy of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre)

January 25-28, 2018

The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat presents a dramatic exploration of what it’s like to live with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This 60-minute theatrical piece runs at 8.30pm on January 25 to 27 and at 3pm on January 28 at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Visit for more information.

6. The Miraculous Mandarin 

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Above Adrian Leaper in The Miraculous Mandarin (Photo: Courtesy of Patrick Garvey Management)

January 26-27, 2018

This French-Hungarian night is dedicated to those who perished in World War One. The night opens with Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and continues with Poulec and Bartók at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas for this two-day performance. 

7. Food for Good Market 3.0

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Above Feast on traditional homemade dishes from a variety of local vendors at the Food For Good Market 3.0 (Photo: Food For Good Market/Facebook)

January 26-27, 2018

The Food for Good Market is back this year at the Slate at the Row. Don’t miss this chance to feast on traditional homemade Malaysian dishes while raising money for various charity organisations. Come for the secondhand book swap and don’t forget to bring your own bag! Visit the Food for Good Market on Facebook for more details.

8. Jacky Cheung’s A Classic Tour

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Above Photo: Malaysia Jacky Cheung Fan Club/Facebook

January 26-28, 2018

Legendary Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung will be performing live in KL as part of his widely-anticipated Classic Tour 2018. Watch Jacky croon the crowd with his smooth vocals and awe-inspiring special effects on stage at the Axiata Arena at 8pm. Details on remaining tickets can be found here.

9. 'The Invincible 2' Jay Chou Concert Tour 2018 

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Above Jay Chou doing what he does best. (Photo: Courtesy of Jay Chou/Facebook)

January 27, 2018 

Taiwan's superstar, Jay Chou and his team of talented musicians and dancers are slated for the Malaysian leg of 'The Invincible Jay Chou Concert Tour'. Tickets for the concert at Stadium Merdeka are all sold out. 

10. Spring In The City CNY Pop-up Weekend

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Above Artisan gifts and quirky knick-knacks await at the Spring In The City CNY Pop-up Weekend (Photo: Commune at Sunway Velocity/Facebook

27-28 January, 2018

Happening at Sunway Velocity Mall’s Commune, this pop-up weekend is the place to get fashion apparel, artisan gifts, beauty products and snacks for CNY. Check out the latest merchandise from vendors like Unikan Design, LuiLui Shoes, Claire Organics and others. The CNY Market starts from 12pm onwards.

11. Mak Yong Titis Sakti

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Above A Shakespeare classic meets traditional Mak Yong theatre (Photo: Courtesy of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre)

January 27 – February 4, 2018

If you love Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, come see it retold in the style of one of Malaysia’s oldest art forms: Mak Yong. Details on show dates and ticket prices can be found here.

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