Art, music, events and entertainment in Penang

Online talks about Malaysian conservation and theatre, virtual tours, workshops, comedy and other events coming up in Penang and nearby. 

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TALK - AUDIO BRANDING, Online, Wednesday 2nd June, 8pm

Learn how to use the power of music to make listeners feel a certain way about your product or service with special guest speaker - Sam Wise, a homegrown music composer and producer, and producer of corporate jingles and audio podcasts. Free of charge. Join the zoom webinar here.

WORKSHOP - AN INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, Online, Thursday 3rd June 10am-11.30am

Chinese Calligraphy is more than just writing.. it's a whole art form and like any art, takes practice to make perfect.
In this zoom session Joseph Yeap will give a brief history of how Chinese characters developed and then you will try your hand at some simple strokes and characters in this Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy. For participants in Penang island, materials (brush, ink, paper) will be provided.
RM80 per person to include materials Email to register.

TALK - DRIVING GROWTH WITH DIGITAL, Online, Thursday 3rd June 4pm-5pm

A panel of speakers discuss marketing and innovation strategies for e-commerce growth.

Speakers:
- Jason Wong, General Manager, hoolah Malaysia
- Eddy Han, Country General Manager, ShopBack Malaysia
- Jane Teh, Managing Director, Lalamove MalaysiaModerator: Karamjit Singh, CEO, Digital News Asia

Register for the free of charge Zoom call here.

Warrior Fitness now offers coach-led training live online via Zoom. Enjoy ‘group’ training with other like-minded people. Our training system is designed and planned for all fitness levels. All are welcome and come get fitter and healthier this MCO-period. Learn more about this here.
WhatsApp018-282 7567 or email for more information.

VIRTUAL TRAVEL SHOW - KOLKATA, Online, Friday 4th June 3pm-4.30pm

Photographer Matt Brandon of The Digital Trekker shares stunning images and photo tips. Matt has shot photos and supplements for the likes of National Geographic and Destinasia amongst many other titles. Free of charge, register for the zoom link here.

TALK - DIRECTORS IN CONVERSATION, Online, Friday & Saturday 4th-5th June 8pm-9.30pm

Aspiring directors are invited to join these two sessions,  featuring four multi-award-winning Directors; Lawrence Chin, Yusof Bakar, Mark Sasse & Fa Abdul. Join them in conversation about their own journey and experiences in theatre especially the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival. They will share their mistakes, learning points and guidance on what it takes to be a good Director.

Register for the free of charge (donations accepted) talks by WhatsApp (Jeevan + 6016 471 8072). Zoom link will be provided immediately. For more information on Short+Sweet Festival, click here.

TALK - THE FUTURE OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN MALAYSIA, Online, Saturday 5th June 10am-12pm

This World Environment Day webforum has been organized to bring together professionals, practitioners, researchers, and educators to discuss the defining challenge of our time - preventing the extinction of wildlife species. Invited panelists from government organisons and NGOs will provide perspectives and insights on the main drivers of extinction among large mammals and primates with the view to outlining potential interventions. A moderated discussion will follow.
This webinar will be held live on Zoom.
Participation is free but limited. Register here.

TALK - SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES IN RELATIONSHIPS, Online, Saturday 5th June 5pm-6.15pm

The first in a planned series of online talks by meditation teachers, called the Meditation Cafe. Free of charge. Click here for the link to the zoom call.

TALK - STRATEGIES TO BRING BACK WILD ANIMALS, Online, Saturday 5th June 8pm-10pm

Officials from Malaysian conservation organizations will share some of the ongoing and potential initiatives in support of endangered Malaysian wildlife. All are welcome to attend the session and participate in the discussion. Participation is free. Kindly register through this link to secure your place.

MUSIC - SUNDAY SOUL SESSION, Online, Sunday 6th June 5pm-7pm

DJ Carl Hinds invites you every Sunday for a late afternoon dose of two hours of chilled soul music. The free of charge stream starts at 5pm through mixcloud here.

TALK - A CONVERSATION WITH MALAYSIAN COMPOSERS, Online, Sunday 6th June 8pm

Two distinguished Malaysian composers, Dr Tracy Wong and Ms. Vivian Chua give insights into the creative process of composing music. Register here. Free of charge for members of the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra. RM 10 for non-members.

VIRTUAL TOUR - ISLAMIC ARTS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA & INDIA, Online, Monday 7th June 1pm

A virtual tour of the Asian Civilisations Museum’s Islamic Art Gallery with Abha Kaul. Register for this free of charge virtual tour by zoom here.

WORKSHOPS & TALKS - RONDO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Online, 9th-12th June

A series of workshop and talks covering different genres of music and relevant musicianship skills and insights, as part of the online Rondo Music Festival. Talks and workshops are open to observers for RM 15 per session or RM 100 for all 8 sessions. Click here for the full schedule and to register.

THEATRE - KING LEAR, Online, Saturday 12th June, 3pm & 8pm

Following 4 sold out shows at the end of May, King Lear is back by popular demand!

The KL theatre group Shakespeare Demystified used to come to Penang every year to present its shorter, and simplified versions of Shakespeare’s classic plays, to the delight of children and adults alike. This online (Zoom) presentation will be live, with the actors performing in real time--although in different venues--while the audience is watching. As always the show will be interactive, with the audience able to discuss and comment on what they see. Canonical scenes and speeches from the play in the original text, will be knitted together by narration in contemporary English. Tickets RM 30.

To buy tickets click here.

COMEDY - STAND UP FOR PRIDE, Online, Saturday 12th June 8pm

Comedy, laughter & diversity take centre stage in this fundraiser for KL Queer Space. Showcasing unique voices in stand-up comedy, the line-up of stand-up comedians will tickle your funny bones - It’s gonna be a rainbowy blast!! Purchase tickets/make donation for the YouTube live show by clicking the Purchase button on the event page here.

THE ILHAM ART SHOW 2022 - CALL FOR ENTRIES, Online, Until 2nd July

The ILHAM Art Show is a triennial exhibition platform to give artists the opportunity to experiment and make new work, and to support and promote contemporary art in Malaysia. Those selected to participate in the ILHAM Art Show will be awarded an art production grant (between RM2,000 – RM8,000) to be put towards the making of their new work.

Applications are open to all artists above the age of 21, living and working in any medium Malaysia. Apply here.

ART EXHIBITIONS

REKA CETAKAN, Online, Until 6th June

This special edition of REKA will highlight artists that employ traditional printmaking processes, as well as artists who move across disciplines, using "print" as their foundation, with an emphasis on investigative and exploratory ways of working with the printed image.

Participating artists:
Alaa Shasheet | Ch’ng Kiah Kiean | Choo Beng Teong | ERYN | Esther Geh | Farida Khan-Evans | Ignacio de Juana | Marianne Klerk | Pangrok Sulap | Ralph Kiggell | Sharon Chin | Sumidik | Syarifah Nadhirah | White Bones x Strays

View the full catalogue online here.

KECIK-KECIK GROUP SHOW 2021, Online, Until August 31st

Kecik-Kecik Group Show returns for its 2021 edition with over 50 participating artists!

Penang Art District once again collaborates with Hin Bus Depot to bring Malaysian contemporary art to a wider audience by introducing a wide variety of affordable contemporary pieces to grow a strong culture of collecting Malaysian art.

In light of the periodic Movement Control Order, this year, Kecik-Kecik will be conducted online for accessibility while keeping it safe for all artists and collectors.

View the exhibition here.

WATERCOLOUR ART AUCTION, Online, First & Third Week of the Month

An online exhibition venue For the paintings of the members of the Penang Water Colour Society. All are welcome to join the Facebook group here to view and purchase artworks, and participate in the twice monthly online auction.

EVERY WEEK IN PENANG

SUNDAY SOUL SESSION, Online, Every Sunday 5pm-7pm

DJ Carl Hinds invites you every Sunday for a late afternoon dose of two hours of chilled soul music. The stream starts at 5pm through mixcloud here.

MEDITATION CLASSES, Online, By appointment

Learn to meditate for peace, calm and inner strength. Classes via zoom, at no cost. For more details and to sign up WhatsApp Helen 013 430 1229.

A community service of Brahma Kumaris Penang.

COMMUNITY Ongoing

Due to Covid-19 the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are temporarily suspended.  Instead, the Penang AA Group have scheduled several online meetings accessible via Zoom.  If you would like more information about the AA Penang online meetings, please call 011 512 31396.

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