Dance99 is organising the Giving Back Charity Concert to raise funds for Grace Harmony Old Folks’ Home in Penang. The performers are Mean Machine and K & T Dance Academy. Fans of Malaysian Idol runner up Daniel Lee can rejoice as he will be performing, too.

  • Date:November 21
  • Time:7.30pm
  • Venue:Penangpac
  • Admission:RM50
  • Contact: +6012 423 6502/+6012 461 0129


The Bukit Mertajam Charity Ride gives you the opportunity to burn calories and tone your body for a good cause! With a distance of 36km, it’s definitely not for the faint hearted. Expect 1,000 other fellow cyclists, a T-shirt, medals and a lucky draw. Lunch will be provided.

  • Date:November 15
  • Time:7.30am
  • Venue:Stadium MPSP, Bukit Mertajam
  • Registration fee:RM45
  • Contact:+6012 492 8664 (KH Lim)/+6012 572 7199 (Teo Guan Wooi)/ +6012 487 3188 (Chew Boon Hwan)


Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker is a cherished tradition, an essential part of Christmas. This November, the all-male ballet troupe, Men in Tutus, brings us their hilarious version of The Nut Cracker with music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Petipa, Balanchine and Victor Trevino – the perfect introduction to the beauty of ballet, live theatre and the fun of the holidays..

  • Dates and times: November 26-27 at 8.30pm; November 28 at 3pm and 8:30pm; November 29 at 2pm and 7pm
  • Venue:Penangpac
  • Ticket prices:RM180, RM150, RM120 and RM90 (Concession)
  • Contact:+604 899 1722/2722


Organised by We Are Artists, catch one of the best retro films from the 1950s, The Fly, for free. Watch Vincent Price as he turns into a fly. Bring food and drinks, and be prompt to secure your seat..

  • Dates: November 27
  • Time:8pm
  • Venue:Little Art House, 90A Lorong Macalister
  • Website:
  • Contact:+6011 243 08874


Do you like to tinker around with broken appliances before calling the pros? Are you a DIY person who creates something from scratch? Do you want to invent something that solves everyday problems? Then head on over to the Penang MakerFest.

Showcase your projects, ranging from arts and crafts to science, technology and more! Get into the making spirit and inspire everyone.

  • Dates: November 14-15
  • Time:10am-7pm
  • Venue:Spice Arena
  • Website:
  • Contact:+604 640 3113
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Celebrating the literary world of poetry, prose and spoken words, the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) will host various writers, novelists, spoken word artists and more from diverse writing disciplines. This year’s theme, “We Are Who We Are/Are We Who We Are?", is an urgent one – one that has become pervasive and universal, and begs a discerned discourse. Guest writers include Marina Mahathir, Shirley Lim Geok-Lin, Chuah Guat Eng, Lim Swee Tin, Zunar, Anja Utler, Franca Treur, Wajahat Ali, Judy Fong Bates, Anne Provoost, Danton Remoto, Omar Musa, Robin Hemley, Xu Xi, Joshua Ip, Tan Sooi Beng, Khoo Salma, Paul Augustin, Khairudin Aljunied, Robin Ruizendaal, Anthony Milner and more.

  • Dates: November 27-29
  • Venue: Black Kettle, The Space @216 Beach Street, Hock Teik Cheng Sin, ChinaHouse, Cheah Kongsi
  • Contact: +604 228 3306 (ext 106 and 107)
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Come and experience the real Penang at the In-between Arts Festival (IbAF). IbAF aims to connect people from around the region to experience, explore and collaborate in Penang by showcasing words, music and everything in between. Expect food, art and photography, music, film screenings, storytelling for children, kids’ games and crafts, and dance and puppet shows.

  • Dates: November 30-December 2
  • Venue: Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Victoria
  • Contact: +604 263 7299
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While the Penang Bridge bridges the geographical gap between George Town and Mainland Penang to ease commuters, Urban Xchange 2015 aims to bridge the artistic gap between young artists and traditional artisans, between Malaysians and international artists.

Urban Xchange opens on October 31 with UX: Artisan Project at the Hin Bus Depot exhibition space. Seven contemporary Malaysian artists have combined forces with seven artisans representing traditional Malaysian trades and artisanal skills, such as batik, rattan weaving and more. Supported by Thinkcity, it aims to bridge the gap between generations and promote non-traditional methods of traditional productions.

  • Dates: October 31-November 15
  • Venue: Hin Bus Depot Art Centre
  • Contact: +604 226 5691
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