By Astrid Zulhaime

Concerts Galore: The Best Things to do this November

Get ready for a fun-filled month.

As Malaysians, we know not to hold our breath whenever singers announce tour dates, it’s just best to not get our hopes up. But this November, Malaysia will play host to two international artists, including a concert movie screening! Although a definite highlight, the concerts are far from the only thing happening this month to look forward to. This November, expect everything from unique art exhibitions to stunning dance performances. 

What do these events all have in common? You definitely won’t want to miss out on any of them. Keep scrolling to find out all the best things to do in KL and PJ this November.

Things to do in KL and PJ in November 2023

Raging Bull at Arthur’s Bar & Grill

Not being able to taste mouth-watering cuisine because it isn’t available in your country is enough to make anyone long for the good old days of Pangea. So it’s always a big deal when food crosses borders, the latest being the Raging Bull Burgers from the Philippines. These charcoal-grilled, perfectly cooked burgers are all the rage in their home country for a reason. Available exclusively at Arthur’s Bar & Grill in Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, take your pick between the six delectable Raging Bull burgers—and don’t forget the Messy Fries!

Date: 16 October to 30 November 2023

Address: Level 1, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Price: Prices start at MYR49

Book here.

The House of Lange 

Watch enthusiasts are in for a treat this month. German luxury and prestige watchmaking manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne will be having a special exhibition at The Starhill’s foyer, allowing us all a glimpse of exactly what it takes to design and create world-famous watches. The ephemeral exhibition will include demonstrations by a watchmaker and an engraver, a history wall, oversized watch components, and even interactive holographic displays. The House of Lange is pulling out all the stops for fans of watches in Malaysia.

Entry is free of charge.

Date: 16 to 29 November 2023

Address: The Starhill Foyer, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Book here.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Movie Screening 

We mentioned how unlikely it is for a global artist to make a stop in Malaysia when they’re on the road touring. Unfortunately, such is the case with pop superstar Taylor Swift who will instead perform in Singapore next year. But don’t fret, Malaysian Swifties, as the famed singer-songwriter has filmed her Eras Tour concert for you to enjoy on the big screens! It may not be the same as seeing the blonde bombshell in person but partying to her music with other Swifties in the cinema is the next best thing.

Date: In cinemas from 3 November 2023

Address: Available at GSC and TGV Cinemas nationwide

Price: Prices start at MYR65 to MYR155

Book here.

Joji: Pandemonium World Tour 

Missed out on seeing Japanese singer-songwriter Joji live in Malaysia at Peakstorm Festival earlier this year? If you’re dying to catch a glimpse of him, you’re in luck because this November, the multi-talented lo-fi singer is returning to Malaysia. Kicking off his Pandemonium World Tour to support his 2022 album Smithereens, we can only assume that Joji’s concert will be so explosive that it blows Merdeka Hall into, well, smithereens.

Date: 30 November 2023

Address: Merdeka Hall, World Trade Center, 41, Jalan Tun Ismail, Chow Kit, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR298 to MYR2,010

Book here.

d4vd: Petals to Thorns Tour 

Here’s another exciting concert by an international artist this November and it’s d4vd’s (pronounced David) Petals to Thorns Tour. This alternative indie artist reached mainstream success through his songs “Romantic Homicide” and “Here With Me” going viral on TikTok. Catch him perform them live at Zepp KL this November.

Date: 29 November 2023

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

Price: MYR712 to MYR2,555

Book here.


It’s one thing to dance till we drop, it’s a whole other thing to witness others doing it—on stage, no less. Dancebox is a monthly dance event, showcasing a diversity of dance performances by established, experimental, and emerging choreographers alike. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the art of dance, Dancebox is a great place to start. 

Date: 7 November 2023

Address: Pentas 2, klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR30

Book here.

Childhood Revisited with The klpac Symphonic Band 

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There’s nothing we nostalgise for than our long-gone childhoods, a time when everything was beautiful and innocent. In honour of Children’s Day on 20 November, the award-winning klpac Symphonic Band presents Childhood Revisited, an ode to the precious memories from our youth. Childhood Revisited includes theme songs from popular TV series like The Nanny, Friends, The Simpsons, and even our very own local icon, Upin & Ipin. Revisit your childhood with klpac.

Date: 17 to 19 November 2023

Address: Pentas 1, klpac, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR68 to MYR100

Book here.


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In the mood to dance the night away? Experience your next sensory overload at REXKL with S3NSES, a night powered by nothing but upbeat tunes in the Electronic, Detroit Techno, Tech House, Dancehall, and Baile Funk genres. With several of our local DJs and music producers taking the deck, S3NSES promises to be an electrifying night to remember.

Date: 4 November 2023

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

Price: MYR30

Tickets will be sold at the door.

The Cocktail Hour Showcase 

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Sometimes, all a lady wants to do is hang out with their girlfriends somewhere with great vibes and listen to other women perform. Major bonus if there are cocktails aplenty. Jao Tim KL will be giving the girlies exactly what they want this month with the Cocktail Hour Showcase, their pop-themed all-girls show. Featuring four talented new female singers accompanied by Music Nation band, don’t miss out on a night full of great new music.

Date: 4 November 2023

Address: Jao Tim, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR50

Book here.

Memories x Les Sylphides 

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There’s no other type of dance quite like ballet. The beauty and athleticism portrayed in a ballet performance is otherworldly to behold, as we’ll definitely see in the Malaysian ballet production: Memories x Les Sylphides. Showcasing at Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre, the two-part ballet will be performed by students from one of Malaysia’s top ballet schools, The Dance Stage. Watch our young Malaysian ballerinas dance live on a sure-to-be mesmerising night. 

Date: 4 to 5 November 2023

Address: Stage 1 Theatre, pjpac, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya

Price: MYR78 to MYR98

Book here.

My Words Won(t) Change The World

things to do in kl november 2023

Words and art can in fact change the world. Combine the two together, you’ll get an immersive visual art exhibition featuring the transformative power of language. In other words, you’ll get My Words Won(t) Change The World. Showcasing art through the use of language as tapestries on the walls, My Words Won(t) Change The World is more than just an Instagrammable experience—but be sure to have your phone ready too.

Date: Muzium Telekom – 8 September to 8 December 2023; Kedai KL – 4 October to 5 November 2023

Address: Muzium Telekom, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200, Kuala Lumpur; Kedai KL, Block B, Level 2, MAHSA Avenue Jalan Universiti, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR15

Book here.

The Secrets of Kebaya

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We Malaysians are famously possessive of our national treasures. Our traditional clothing, like the elegant kebaya, is definitely among them. Known as the national attire of Indonesia, women in Malaysia have also traditionally worn the kebaya for centuries. This month, The Secrets of Kebaya exhibition is being held at the National Textile Museum to honour the story of the kebaya through five different segments, from the garment’s interesting history to its evolution into modern society. 

Date: 19 October to 31 December 2023

Address: National Textile Museum, 26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR1 to MYR5

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Martell Noblige Swift Festival

We just can’t get enough of EDM. If you feel the same way, the Martell Noblige Swift Festival is a definite go-to for you. Proudly presented by Martell, one of the oldest French cognac houses, this art and entertainment festival is a celebration for the younger generation, encouraging them to “Soar Beyond the Expected”. Bringing together the best of the East and the West, the Martell Noblige Swift Festival boasts a star-studded line-up that includes DJ Hyo (Hyoyeon) from the legendary K-Pop group, Girls’ Generation. Don’t miss out on a night full of sick beats!

Date: 25 November 2023

Address: Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Jalan Dulang, Mines Wellness City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Book here.


When discussing arts and culture in Kuala Lumpur, REXKL will definitely be mentioned. The leading hub for local creatives in the city, REXKL is a place for art lovers to celebrate all its many forms. This year marks their fifth anniversary and although we don’t need an excuse to throw a party, there’s no better reason than five years in business! REXFEST—held in collaboration with Connor’s Stout Porter—is a three-day festival choke-full of music performances, workshops, cuisine, digital art, exhibitions, and so much more. With so many different programmes planned, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Entry is free.

Date: 24 to 26 November 2023

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

Book ticketed events here.

Tea With TALEE Workshop

Some breaking news in fashion: the top Southeast Asian fashion platform Dia Guild has joined forces with artisanal design brand TALEE Studio for a gift-wrapping workshop. A win for sustainability, Tea with TALEE features eco-friendly and reusable materials. Not only will participants bring home exclusive takeaways and indulge in a special high tea menu curated by host LaGula by The Hungry Tapir, they will also get the chance to personalize a pair of earrings with the founder of TALEE herself, Lorainne. We can’t think of a more fashionable activity to do on a day out with your friends—especially this close to the gifting season.

Date: 25 November 2023

Address: LaGula by The Hungry Tapir, G-02, Ground Floor, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, 2, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Price: MYR90

Book here.