Muntri Festival promises a weekend of unexpected culinary delights and activities in conjunction with the month-long George Town Festival. Happening in multiple venues along Lebuh Muntri and the streets around it, the carnival of new tastes and discoveries will offer up an exciting array of food, drinks, markets, movies and music in one of Penang’s most hidden gems.


Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) returns this year offering another weekend packed with arts, culture and heritage. For the full schedule, refer to the website.

  • Date: August 13-14
  • Time: 5-11pm
  • Venue: Jalan Jeti Lama
  • Contact: +604 261 6308
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Moonlight tells a touching love story that reflects the challenges of modern marriages. This drama combines the essences of a true story and classical literature. Love, hate, family, morality and responsibility are all weaved into the storyline, keeping the audience absorbed

  • Date: August 20-21
  • Time: August 20 at 8pm, August 21 at 3pm
  • Venue: Penangpac
  • Fee: RM120, RM80, RM50, RM30
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with the Kangaroo Club Breastfeeding Support Group at Penang Adventist Hospital. Activities include a certificate of recognition for mothers who successfully breastfed for at least one year, singing and testimonies from breastfeeding mothers.


This month, treat yourself to music from Japanese pianist Eriko Makimura in her showcase Fire Worship with Eriko Makimura. Makimura’s effortless combination of musical techniques and expression is known for taking her audience to new realms.

  • Date:August 7
  • Time:8pm
  • Venue: Penang Philharmonic Auditorium
  • Ticket Price: RM30
  • G1, Dewan Sri Pinang from 10am- 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Tel: +604 262 2462/+6012 485 4733
  • Bentley Music @ Gurney Paragon from 10am-10pm (Daily) Tel: +604 226 2333
  • Areca Books at The Star @ Pitt Street from 9.30am-5.30pm (Daily) Tel: +604 251 9001
  • GTickets can also be purchased at the door on the concert day (subject to availability)
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Gentlemen’s Run 2016 is a fun run in aid of Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital’s Needy Cancer Patients Fund. From the people who brought you Bone to Run 2015, this year they are back with another entertaining 4km charity run, promising another exciting and healthy time with friends and family. All participants will be given an artificial moustache to wear during the run! Be part of this movement. Be part of Penang’s largest run against prostate cancer. Registration closing date is August 31.


BM Run is at it again for the eighth year in a row! With the theme Run for the Children, BM Run is raising funds for Jit Sin High School. Participants can expect a fancy Brooks running jersey, a reusable drawstring goodie bag, coupon books and an e-certificate. Breakfast will be provided. All participants will be eligible for a lucky draw and a chance to win a holiday package worth over RM1000!

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