Events in May

May 2024 EVENTS
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Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, the Raya Run 2024 is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. With a scenic route and plenty of opportunities to spend time with your family and friends, you’ll have a blast while getting in your daily exercise. Participants can expect a t-shirt, finisher medal, a chance to win the lucky draw and a fun aerobic Zumba session. 

Date: 5 May 2024

Time: 7:30am

Venue: Dataran Pemuda Merdeka, Butterworth

Fee: From RM 29.90



Support the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project and learn how to make a cozy scarf for your furry friends by signing up for the Learn how to crochet a doggy scarf with Dian workshop! The proceeds of the workshop will go towards supporting the Independent Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA) Penang’s TNR project.

Date: 11 May 2024

Time: 10am–1pm

Venue: The Hive Co-Learning Space, 17 Lebuhraya Maktab

Fee: RM80 per pax (includes materials)

Enquiries and registration: +6016-415 0921 (Catherine)


Organised by Ronald Vic De Leon, the Fundraising Concert for Uncle Ray is an evening of music and solidarity to support ailing Ray Rozells, one of Penang’s iconic performers known for his electrifying presence and memorable stints from Las Vegas to local stages. Every contribution goes directly towards Ray’s medical expenses.  

Date: 11 May 2024

Time: 5pm–8pm

Venue: Citadines Connect George Town Penang

Fee: RM100 per ticket

Enquiries and registration: +6012-492 5260 (Ronald)

Organised by Penang Art District, the Penang Chamber Music Festival features four unique concerts tailored to three different age groups, including a special concert designed exclusively for babies aged 0–3 years old. With performances by award-winning artists and interactive sessions for families, this event aims to enrich the cultural landscape of Penang and promote the appreciation of classical music across all ages.

Date: 4 May 2024

Time: 12pm (Concert for babies); 3pm & 5pm (Move to music concert for kids and family); 8pm (Concert for adults)

Venue: Wawasan Open University

Fee: from RM30



Building upon the profound exploration of self and surroundings witnessed in his previous solo exhibition, Syahbandi Samat returns with Beautiful Torture, an evocative journey through the complexities of existence, reminding us of the fragility of life and the beauty found within its complexities. It is an exhibition that challenges us to confront our own vulnerabilities while celebrating the resilience that lies within us all.

Date: Now until 12 May

Venue: Hin Bus Depot


The Malaysian Writers Society (MWS) is compiling an anthology of food writing! Submissions can cover any part of the Malaysian food experience: ingredient science, culinary history, rituals, cooking processes, eating and so on. The call is open to the public. Authors do not have to be members of the MWS to be included for consideration. The deadline is on 15 May 2024, 6pm Malaysia time. Visit for details.


Celebrate Mother’s Day through creativity and expression! The Makers Market invites participants to join its art competition to honour the amazing women who have shaped our lives with original work of art with the theme “My Mom”. Participants are free to choose any art medium, including but not limited to drawing, painting, collage or mixed media. The art competition is open for children aged 6 to 12. 

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Roll up your sleeves and make a positive impact together at MPKK Kampung Sireh/Kebun Nyior’s blood donation campaign, organised by MPKK Kampung Sireh/Kebun Nyior in collaboration with JPWK Pulau Tikus and Island 88. You’ll never know whose life you might save! 

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Leela Jhansi is a 13-year-old girl who leads a happy and contented life in a remote village. The only ambition she and her grandmother share is to get her educated in order to secure a better future. Destiny, however, has ordained otherwise. When the richest man in the village, Damodaram proposes to marry Leela, promising wealth and a secured future, Leela’s father Palwankar begins to dream of riches—after all, why must he deprive his daughter of such an opportunity?

Date & Time: 3 and 4 May at 8pm; 5 May at 3pm

Venue: Auditorium A, Level 5, Komtar,

Fee: RM28