Events in November

November 2023 EVENTS
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Take a stand against bullying and take part in Penang Goes Orange 2023: #Kindness4Wellness: Walk Against Bullying. Participants of this 2km walk will receive a t-shirt, button badge and drawstring bag. Deadline for registration is 18 November.

Fee: RM20



Written, directed and produced by Dabble Dabble Jer Collective, Burden of Proof is a powerful theatre piece that features stories of resilience, survival and empowerment inspired by the lived realities of sexual violence victims in Malaysia. The production honours the survivors of gender-based violence in conjunction with the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Date: 24-26 November

Time: 8pm

Venue: Jetty35

Ticket: RM40



Organised by Penang Green Council, the Penang ESG Conference and Exhibition 2023 is an exhibition cum workshop focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The 1.5-days event will showcase how organisations can integrate ESG principles into their strategies, operations and decision-making processes to drive long-term value and positive impact. The event will also feature exhibition booths by different stakeholders, a panel discussion as well as networking sessions.

Date & Time: 21 November from 9am to 5pm; 22 November from 9am to 2pm

Venue: Olive Tree Hotel

Fee: RM400 per pax (for group registration of 3 pax and above); RM550 per pax (normal price). Price excludes 6% SST



Themed “Terra Incognita”, the George Town Literary Festival invites visitors to venture afield and be comfortable with the unfamiliar and the in-between. The four-day festival will be packed with an impressive line-up of nearly a hundred international and local writers and exciting literary programmes. Among some of the local and international speakers and literary figures to be expected are Prof. Lim Swee Tin, Saras Manickam, Shih-Li Kow, Geoff Dyer, Veeraporn Nitiprapha, Uthis Haemamool, Michelle de Kretser, Maung Day, Yuvan Chandrasekar, Wu Ming-yi and Janet Steele.

Date: 23-26 November

Venue: Loft29, Black Kettle, Mano Plus, The Prestige



The Penang International Dragon Boat Festival returns this year, bringing together teams from all over the world to race their elaborately decorated dragon boats! The festival also offers a rich cultural experience with traditional music and dance performances. Whether you’re a seasoned dragon boat enthusiast or just looking for a fun day out, the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival is an event not to be missed!

Date: 2–3 December

Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam


Organised by Raisingkids Penang, River Series Children’s Storytelling and Craft Session is the perfect way to spend quality time with your little ones while nurturing their love for nature and exploring the world around them. There will be a fun storytelling session, an educational talk and a craft session. Snacks, fishing nets and buckets for fishing will be provided.

Date: 5 November

Time: 9:30am-11am

Venue: Sungai Ara Waterfront

Fee: RM30

Contact: +6012 370 8864



Supported by the Penang State Government and PETACE (Penang State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy), the inaugural Beyond Contemporary Art Penang (BCAP) International Art Summit & Expo 2023 is an exciting large-scale art platform in Asia Pacific, where the contemporary art summit, art exhibition, art auction and other off-site arts and tourism activities come together under one umbrella. Visitors can also expect esteemed speakers from around the Asia Pacific region who will engage in talks, discussions and Q&A panels on future art sessions that include creativity, business and sustainability. A prestigious gala dinner on the final day of the event will celebrate and acknowledge the important art players in and key contributors to the art world.

Date: 9-12 November

Venue: The Wembley, A St. Giles Hotel, Penang




Dr. Jason & Friends stand-up comedy show promises to be a night of too many comedians (Dr. Jason Leong, Fakkah Fuzz, Rizal Van Geyzel, GB Labrador, Shamaine Othman, Kavin Jay and Asu), all ready to deliver non-stop laughs. From witty observational humour to gut-busting one-liners, these comedians will have you rolling in the aisles.

Date: 2 December

Time: 9pm

Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang, George Town, Penang

Ticket: From RM120


Joanne Kam, a familiar name in the comedy scene, presents KAM MY WAY—A Journey Spanning 30 Years in Comedy to showcase her life, filled with laughter and tears, and highs and lows as a female comedian ahead of her time.

Date: 18 November

Venue: Loft29, Penang

Time: 8:30PM

Ticket: RM88 (VIP) RM78