Events and entertainment in Penang

Penang Lockdown Free Sheet Edition Thirteen

Penang Free Sheet lists the best virtual events now also the occasional real life event in Penang (3 this week and 1 at the end of the month). If this email was forwarded to you by someone else to you and you would like to receive your own copy click here to subscribe.

QINGHAI: A VIRTUAL TOUR Wednesday 17th June 3pm-4.30pm

Another in this popular series of virtual tours with National Geographic photographer Matt Brandon, this one takes you to Qinghai. Register here for this free of charge Zoom presentation.


Assoc Prof Dato’ Dr Malik Mumtaz, Consultant Endocrinologist at Island Hospital will talk about Osteoporosis, a disorder in which bones become very fragile and more likely to break, and will answer your questions. Free event via Facebook Live here.


Joseph Goh, Owner and CEO of Entopia, talks about the transformation of the Penang Butterfly Farm into Entopia. Watch live on Facebook here or Youtube here.

BUILDING DIGITAL CONNECTIONS Wednesday 17th June 8pm-9pm

 A panel of Penang-based discuss how they have used digital and social media to stay relevant and even go global during the pandemic. Free to attend. Register here.


A real life event at the Palm Court, E&O Hotel, Penang jeweller Jonathan Yun has been busy creating new pieces and rethinking some of his old ones during a very challenging lockdown. This is an afternoon of jewellery, friendship and supporting local businesses. RM95 per person. Register by email here and indicate if you prefer to sit inside or outside.

COMEDY WORLD SERIES Thursday June 18th 8.30pm

For the World Series, Penang’s comedians will be representing their respective countries and debating their own supremacy! This week, we have representatives from the EU, which in this case is the Eccentric Union! Watch on Facebook live here or on YouTube here.


Monthly Zoom meeting of local business support network WomenBizSense, will showcase 4 member entrepreneurs;: Janet Teng of J&W Grace Consultancy, Susie MacMillan of Oily Wonder, Lynda Tan of AGAPI Scarves, and  Grace Tung of New Stage Decor. Register here. RM20 for non-members.


The Art Gallery in Pulau Tikus opens a solo exhibition by Jansen Chow, City Impressions. View the exhibition virtually here and/or visit in person, Friday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm, other times by appointment by emailing here.


BAMBOO ORCHID CREATION WORKSHOPS Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June 4.30pm-6pm

Two more of a series of nine free online workshops by local artists via zoom. One subject, nine media. Learn to create a bamboo orchid with Ivan Gabriel in pen & ink on Saturday 20th, and in dot painting with Loveleelily on Sunday 21st. The full list of workshops is at the end of this email and you can watch the live stream of past workshops on the Open Studios Penang Facebook page here.

Zoom link for Saturday here.

Zoom link for Sunday here.

ECO LEAF PRINTING WORKSHOP Saturday 20th June 2.30pm-5pm

Masitah, aka Syibori Syd is back with another "Eco" workshop - this time Leaf Printing & Pounding. We are going to be printing/pounding on paper this time - suitable for arty types of all ages! RM75 per person
Email to register. Workshop will take place via Zoom.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM with Singapore Symphony Orchestra Saturday 20th June 7.30pm-8.30pm

In celebration of Benjamin Britten's 100th anniversary in 2013, the SSO presented his monumental War Requiem, a large-scale 20th century masterpiece requiring two orchestras, two choirs and three soloists. The work includes the setting of nine poems by Wilfred Owen, the greatest poet of the First World War. An instant success, the War Requiem was written for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral after the 14th century original was destroyed during the Second World War. Watch this digital broadcast live on Youtube here.

BELANG SAVE THE TIGER EXHIBITION, Penang State Art Gallery, Until June 28th 2020

BELANG (Save Our Malayan Tiger 2020) is a visual arts exhibition held to create public awareness on the Malayan Tiger, which is on the brink of extinction. The gallery at Penang State Art Gallery, Dewan Sri Pinang, is now open from Saturday to Tuesday, 10am to 4pm. You can also arrange a private tour with the curator, Ivan Gabriel, for additional insights on the artworks and their artists by emailing him here.

ACTING WORKSHOP, penangpac, June 27th & 28th

If you are an actor you should always be taking measures to bettering your craft. Like any skill or talent, improving your acting ability is a muscle that must always be trained. But what is the best way to train yourself as an actor?

Join Fa Abdul to discover how you can become a better actor by understanding who you really are.

WhatsApp +60162549786 to register.
Only limited to 15 participants. RM 58 for one day, RM 98 for two days.

LIVE MUSIC with Raggy, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Penang veteran rocker Raggy performs live.

Tuesdays: 9pm-10pm Relaxing songs via YouTube here

Wednesdays 10pm-11pm Uptempo country, folk, blues, pop, reggae and light rock via Facebook here

Fridays 10pm-11.30pm Certified Insanity! All-out mixture of whatever comes to mind, including rock & roll, funk and crazy stuff on Facebook here.


Penang based DJ JuaKali takes you on a musical journey around the world to show solidarity with all those helping to flatten the curve and escape from your lock down. Beats from around the world perfectly mixed during a live DJ set. Check him out spinning vinyl live on Facebook here or watch and listen at your pleasure here.

SUNDAY SOUL SESSION 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.


  • Comedians discuss the latest in superhero news. Of course, comics love comics! Hosted by Garu and Watson, two stand-up comedians with their roots in the Malaysian ACG (Animation, Comics, Games) scene, the show features a series of guest comedians and artists, all of whom are longtime fans of superheroes. Watch on Facebook live here or on YouTube here.


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 +60 111 240 1654.

Warrior Fitness now offers coach-led training both outdoors and via Zoom from Mondays-Saturdays. Our training system is designed and planned for all fitness levels. All people are welcome. Imagine being fitter and healthier and while also feeling better than ever. Now is the right time; do come and join us.

For more details on the schedule and how to join WhatsApp 018-2827567 or email here.

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