By Vanishaa Vasudhevan

April Awakens: From Concerts to Bazaars, Here’s What’s Happening This Month

April is more than just a month of holidays, it's a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. 

Just like that, April is here, adding a playful touch to the start of the month. We’re greeted by the gentle arrival of springtime, where nature begins to awaken from its slumber, painting the landscape with vibrant colours and delicate blooms. Additionally, the fasting season has commenced, heralding the countdown to Hari Raya, a time of reflection, spiritual devotion, joyful celebrations, and, of course, public holiday vibes within the Malaysian community. With these diverse events and transitions unfolding, suffice it to say, there’s plenty to catch up on during our off days—here are a few suggestions we have for you to add to your things-to-do bucket list for this April.

The Best 17 Things to Do This Month to Unlock the April Adventures

Attack On Titan: The Exhibition

Gear up to enter a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction. Attack on Titan, the acclaimed dark fantasy manga and anime series by Hajime Isayama, thrusts readers and viewers into a gripping narrative where humanity’s last bastion hides behind towering walls, facing off against colossal, mindless humanoid threats since its serialisation debut in 2009. Breaking barriers, Attack on Titan also made history by winning the 2023 Hollywood Critics Awards for Best Streaming Animated Series or TV Movie, a first for anime. Organised by SpaceLogic and hosted at Fahrenheit 88, this Southeast Asian debut marks the culmination of Isayama’s decade-long artistic journey. Featuring over 150 artworks, including never-before-seen pieces from Isayama’s archives, visitors will step into the dystopian landscape of Attack on Titan

Date: 25 April to 21 July 2024

Address: Fahrenheit 88, 179, Jln Gading, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM45 to RM235

Life Drawing Session by Temu House

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. So why not try out an artistic rendezvous by Temu House on their latest life drawing session? Here’s how these sessions unfold: It’s a communal affair, embracing artists of all levels. Boasting a diverse array of timed poses ranging from quick sketches to longer studies ensuring a dynamic experience for all attendees. Whether you’re a seasoned artist, a budding beginner, or simply curious, you’re warmly welcome to join. Materials are readily available but feel free to bring your own to enhance your creative journey. Once the creative gates are open, participants are unbound to delve into their artistic realms without the pressure of critique. Easels are up for grabs on a first-come, first-served basis, so seize the opportunity early to secure your spot.

Date: 21 April 2024

Address: Temu House, 49, Jalan 16/9e, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Price: RM 100

Last Kopek Raya Bazaar by Curators Lab

Nothing beats the euphoria of a good find, especially during your last-minute Raya preparations. Therefore, presenting to you an exhilarating shopping experience at the Curator’s Market, tailor-made for this Raya to discover an eclectic assortment of treasures that are sure to ignite creativity and delight your senses. From rare vintage collection to stylish thrift outfits, artisanal crafts, and captivating accessories, our Last Minute Raya Shopping Market has it all. Take your time to wander through the aisles, discovering hidden gems and one-of-a-kind pieces that speak to your style and personality. With a wide array of offerings, you’re certain to find the perfect additions to elevate your festive celebrations.

Entrance is free.

Date: 5 April to 7 April 2024

Address: REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Beef Wellington Day with Maillard Grill 

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Tender beef fillet wrapped in mushroom duxelles and puff pastry, baked until golden and flaky while the meat inside remains moist and perfectly cooked to your desired level of doneness—reminding us of Gordon Ramsay. Are you a big fan of beef Wellington? If yes, then celebrate Beef Wellington Day at Maillard Grill with a special one-day culinary experience. Indulge in their carefully curated Beef Wellington—a masterpiece crafted with sher wagyu enveloped in a caramelised pastry crust along with each order that includes two complimentary glasses of our house red wine, enhancing the flavours. As a bonus, customise your meal with our triple-cooked fries or smooth mashed potatoes. Whether you’re a Beef Wellington enthusiast or a culinary explorer, join them for an evening of indulgence like no other.

Entrance is free. 

Date: 6 April 2024

Address: Maillard Grill, G05, Ground Floor, Republik, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

Beethoven: His Romance and Fire with The Klpac Orchestra

Under the baton of Maestro Lee Kok Leong, the 2024 season kicks off with a special programme dedicated to the renowned German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven, whose influential repertoire spans the classical period to the Romantic Era. Jump into the captivating journey through Beethoven’s His Romance and Fire, featuring Dr. Poom Proomachart as the piano soloist to grace the stage with the gentle melodies of Piano Concerto No. 4 and more. The concert will also showcase the Egmont Overture, a rare gem from Beethoven’s repertoire originally composed for a play of the same name. Don’t miss an incredible evening of timeless classics as we pay homage to an enduring legacy of musical genius.

Date : Date: 26 April to 28 April 2024

Address: Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Jln Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM55 to RM100

REXRaya Siar by REXKL

Step into the realm of time machines to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of 80s Malaysia through the silver screen. REXKL has teamed up with Siar to present two iconic gems from the golden era: Sikit Punya Gila (1982) and Gila-Gila Remaja (1986). In Gila-Gila Remaja,  dive into a whirlwind love triangle involving Azroy, Suzi, and Farouk. Meanwhile, Sikit Punya Gila takes you on a hilarious ride with Hamid and Dharma as they chase their dreams in the bustling city. With laughter, love, and plenty of twists, these iconic films promise to reignite your love for the 80s storyline. Remember, cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out; hence, embrace the art of selective storytelling in this nostalgic bioscope. 

Date: 5 April to 6 April 2024

Address: REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM10

Publika Raya Bazaar 

No celebration of Raya in Malaysia would be complete without a bustling back-to-back Bazaar Ramadan. So for this year, Publika Gallery proudly presents an exclusive Bazaar Raya, showcasing a treasure trove of pop-ups with beloved homegrown brands such as Thea, WASY, SHALS KL, UMMA, and many more. Throughout this fasting season, immerse yourself in the vibrant ambience and explore an array of unique offerings, from fashion to lifestyle products. Jump onto the bandwagon for an exciting festive of culture, community, and creativity at Publika as we embrace the festive spirit together. 

Entrance is free. 

Date: 11 March to 21 April 2024

Address: Publika Gallery, Jln Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Animenz Live Asia Tour 2024

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Calling out to all anime fans for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The time has come to hop on a journey to rekindle your anime memories, as Animenz takes you on a musical voyage through nostalgia, one piano key at a time. With over 500 million views on YouTube, Animenz is making its way to Malaysia as part of the Live Asia Tour 2024. Picture this: iconic arrangements like Unravel from Tokyo Ghoul, Guren no Yumiya from Attack on Titan, Hikaru Nara from Your Lie in April, Again from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Crossing Field from Sword Art Online—all brought to life right before your eyes through the magical piano skills. So grab your friends, mark your calendars, and get ready to be blown away by the unique blend of anime vibes and musical brilliance that Animenz brings to the table. 

Date: 7 April 2024

Address: Dewan Filharmonik, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Level Two, Tower Two, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM258 to RM528

Originals and Cover by St.Kylo 

Festive funk and soul, known for their vibrant rhythms, groovy basslines, and electrifying energy, can have people dancing all night long. And guess what? A Malaysian rising star is about to take the stage with some festive funk and soul. That’s right—be transported to a world of soulful melodies and catchy beats, featuring a range of new covers and possibly some fresh original tracks. But wait, there’s more: St. Kylo will be joined by a lineup of tuneful virtuosos, including an exceptional guitarist, pianist, vocalist, and more, each bringing their own unique flair to the mix. So, mark your calendars and prepare for a melodic journey like no other, courtesy of St. Kylo and his talented ensemble.

Date: 8 April 2024

Address: Jao Tim, 61, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM100

Ravery at the Bakery with Bartolo Lisboa Bakehouse

Get set to switch up your usual scene because the rave is coming… to the bakery. In collaboration with Cherry Bomb’s esteemed lineup of DJs like Aidaho, Ashley Lau, Jovynn, Irama, and Nadia, Bartolo Lisboa Bakehouse cordially invites you to embark on a significant journey. Immerse deeply in a symphony of sensations as you indulge in heart-thumping rhythms, groundbreaking basslines, and the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread, tantalising senses and igniting your spirit. This isn’t merely a party; it’s a sophisticated soirée, meticulously curated to captivate the imagination and transport you to a world where every moment is a celebration of life’s grandeur.

Date: 12 April 2024

Address: Bartolo Lisboa Bakehouse, Mezannine floor,  Lot 204-206, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Annexe, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM40 to RM60


things to do in April 2024

The long-awaited return of the K-pop sensation has finally arrived in Malaysia after almost a decade. Attention all CNBLUE fans, get ready to catch your oppas live in Kuala Lumpur this April. Since their 2010 debut, the band, led by the dynamic Yonghwa, has captivated fandom worldwide with hits like I’m a Loner and I’m Sorry. With 11 albums and 33 singles spanning various languages, the three-member pop-rock boy band promises an unforgettable musical journey. Amidst their accolades, including Golden Disc Awards and MAMA honours, the band remains devoted to their fans. Presented by Hit Maker Entertainment and Lo-Fi Entertainment, the exhilarating ‘CNBLUENTITY’ concert will take place at Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur. 

Date: 20 April 2024 

Address: 1F, Mega star arena, kl @ Sg wang plaza, 3, Jalan Bulan 2, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM398 to RM789

Boys Like Girls Spring Tour 2024

Brace yourselves for another rockin’ ride with the legendary US pop-rock sensation, Boys Like Girls, gearing up to ignite Kuala Lumpur with their electrifying energy anthems this April as part of their Spring 2024 Southeast Asia Tour. Known as the kings of 2000s pop-rock, Boys Like Girls will take fans on a nostalgic journey with hits like The Great Escape, Love Drunk,  and Hero/Heroine. But their appeal goes beyond nostalgia. With their latest album, “Sunday at Foxwoods,” released in October last year, the band showcases evolution and growth, promising fans a blend of beloved classics and fresh tunes. Are you ready to rock out and make memories as Boys Like Girls delivers a sonic feast that will leave you wanting more? 

Date: 21 April 2024

Address: The Exchange Hall, 10, Jalan Awan Berarak, Taman Yarl, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM288 to RM388

We The Kings Asia Tour 2024

Another American alternative rock band, We The Kings is making a triumphant return to Malaysia after their last electrifying show in 2015. The band is set to ignite stages across Malaysia once again with their renowned chart-topping single hits like Check, Yes Juliet and Secret Valentine—all on their self-titled debut album. Fans can anticipate an unforgettable gig by We The Kings, with one happening at The Exchange Hall in Kuala Lumpur. Immerse yourself in infectious melodies, energetic performances, and timeless anthems as the most awaited rock band group brings the signature sound back to Malaysian shores. 

Date: 26 April 2024

Address: The Exchange Hall, 10, Jalan Awan Berarak, Taman Yarl, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM288 to RM388

All Time Low Forever Asia Tour 2024

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Calling all millennials: Prepare to rock out with nostalgia as American rock band All Time Low takes the stage in Kuala Lumpur this year as part of their Asian leg of the All Time Low Forever tour. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the band will be treating fans to all their all-time classic hits like Weightless, Kids In The Dark, and Something’s Gotta Give at Zepp KL in Lalaport BBCC. Led by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, along with lead guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson, All Time Low promises a great mellifluous experience. With nine studio albums under their belt, they’ll be taking fans on a journey down memory lane with some of the timeless troves.

Date: 28 April 2024

Address: Zepp KL, B2-01-02, Level B2, Entertainment Hub, BBCC, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM300 to RM385

Paint & Mingle Socials by The date well project 

things to do in April 2024

No one’s getting out single of this one! Fed up with the ghosting game on Tinder? Well, there’s a refreshing alternative to meeting new people beyond those dating apps. Date Well Project, where singles with similar interests can connect offline while making a positive social impact. And exclusively for this April, they have curated a unique event for all the singles out there; Paint & Mingle Socials. Imagine yourself casually mingling while unleashing your inner artist—who knows, you might even find a spark or two. So why wait? Ditch the digital dating world and into real-life connections at these exciting events. 

Date: 27 April 2024

Address: Kozie Krafts, 145a, Jalan SS 17/1A, Ss 17, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Price: RM 125

LULULEMON with Journey Run Club 

things to do in April 2024

It’s time to look further. Further than miles and performance for this April, Join Lululemon in Kuala Lumpur for an empowering run event designed for all fitness levels. Embrace the opportunity to run alongside fellow fitness enthusiasts, attend training and nutritional sessions, and indulge in delicious refreshments. As part of the FURTHER Campaign, celebrating athletic achievements, this event coincides with the inaugural FURTHER Ultramarathon. Discover the extended Run collection, boasting bold colours and innovative designs. Not to mention, proceeds from the event will benefit Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, contributing to education and support for underprivileged children. Grab the opportunity to make a positive impact while having fun and improving your fitness with Lululemon. 

Date: 21 April 2024

Address: Level 3, Garden Canopy, Persiaran TRX, Tun Razak Exchange, 55188 Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM80

Kuala Lumpur Cocktail Week 2024 (KLCW)

Suit up for a flavour-packed week as Kuala Lumpur gears up for its first-ever Cocktail Week (KLCW). It’s not just another event; it’s a dynamic fusion of tradition and innovation, celebrating mixology at its finest. Experience Kuala Lumpur’s cocktail culture as local and international bartenders unite to showcase their skills. And also don’t forget to mark your calendars for the main event on 27 April, a day-long cocktail fiesta. From enticing drinks booths to live beats, interactive masterclasses, and the heart-pounding KLCW Open live finals, there’s an intoxicating experience waiting for every alcohol connoisseur. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or simply curious, get ready to cheers for the cocktail hour and all its mix-tails! 

Date: 27 April 2024 

Address: APW, 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar

Price: RM80 to RM85

Clos Apalta & Lapostolle Wine Dinner

Back in 1994, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and Cyril de Bornet established their winery in Chile, embodying the motto “French in essence, Chilean by birth.” Since then, they’ve steadily risen to prominence, becoming an iconic name in Chilean winemaking despite their youth. Their Clos Apalta 2005 was even hailed as Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator, while James Suckling awarded perfect 100-point ratings to the 2014, 2015, and 2017 vintages. Now, that’s something to raise a glass to! So, how about joining for a one-of-a-kind wine dinner with Fritz, Troika Sky Dining, to indulge in vintage monumental created by the finest wine connoisseurs for a truly special evening? 

Date: 16 April 2024

Address: Fritz, Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM480 

The Oyster Festival Weekend

Eating oysters is akin to sharing a kiss with the sea itself—delicate, yet bursting with flavours like salt, sweetness, melon, buttery richness, and hints of copper and brine. But here’s a revelation: You don’t need to trek to the seashores to enjoy these delights. The Oyster Festival Weekend is here, presenting not one, but ample events such as a shucking competition, live Celtic tunes, and entertainment from a clown and comedian, promising fun for everyone. And the cherry on top? Oyster farmer Edward Gallagher, all the way from Ireland, will be here to lead the festivities. 

Date: 26 to 28 April 2024

Address: Southern Rock Seafood, 32, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM50 to RM35

HARTA ‘Interwoven Realities’ Exhibition

Calling out for art aficionados! HARTA is back again with yet another interesting exhibition, Interwoven Realities, with 32 artists who are ready to have your mind blown like never before. Picture this: abstract landscapes swirling alongside precise geometric lines, each piece giving a glimpse into our crazy, complex world. And it’s not just paintings—there are sculptures, text-based art, and even textile works that really make you think. It’s like stepping into a whole new world where reality and imagination mix and mingle. Plus, they’ve got these cool sections like abstract art, digital creations, figurative works—you name it! Whether you’re into established artists or newbies, this exhibition is all about exploring how we see the world in different ways. 

Entrance is free. 

Date: 20 April 2024

Address: Level 1, Habib 2, Ampang Point, HARTA Space, Lorong Mamanda 2, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Ampang, Kuala Lumpur