GRAZIA Agenda July 2024: Jentle Salon, Jazz, and Jumour are On the Calendar

Plus a few heartfelt exhibitions across town.

This month, the city is practically buzzing with activity. Internationally speaking, we are collectively coming off of haute couture high and into Paris 2024 excitement. But right at home, we’re not short of our very own local events to look forward to either. Whether you’re looking to take part in pop-ups, gallery showings, or you’re up to march your way to the latest store openings in town, these are the things to do in KL and PJ in July 2024.

Between the new Prada Beauty store opening (with Thai star Win Metawin gracing the event!) and the highly-anticipated opening of our very own Apple Store, there’s plenty to see in our city. While, yes, we may have lost out on this year’s Good Vibes Festival—thoughts and prayers for our fallen brothers on both sides of the barricade—there are still international acts that are making their way over to Malaysian shores. This month, we welcome an American comedienne to a local stage.

That, and more are coming your way throughout the month. Keep reading for the rest of the events and things to do in KL and PJ in July 2024.

Gentle Monster Jentle Salon Pop-Up

This is your last chance to pick up a pair of Gentle Monster x Jennie eyewear because they are restocking it one last time, especially for the Gentle Monster Jentle Salon Pop-Up this month. After captivating 12 other cities with its whimsical allure, Kuala Lumpur marks the 13th and final stop. At this pop-up, you can expect to immerse yourself in the dreamy world of Jennie’s distinctive aesthetic while shopping for your favourite pair from this limited-edition drop.

Entrance is free.

Date: 5 to 28 July 2024

Address: Ground Floor, The Exchange TRX, Persiaran TRX, 55188 Kuala Lumpur

YSL Loveshine Factory

The beauty lovers in town already know not to miss this landmark event. YSL Beauty is taking over The Ilham Event Space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur to celebrate the extension of its latest iconic range, the Loveshine. Welcoming the all-new YSL Loveshine Candy Glow Tinted Butter Balm, the luxe beauty brand has concocted an immersive sensory journey. Complete with Instagrammable spots (like the giant YSL Loveshine heart you see in the clip!), a letter wall to write to your heart’s content, as well as candy machines, guests can also try their luck at the claw machine. Your attendance here also means that you have early access to the Loveshine Candy Glow—ahead even of its retail release.

Entrance is free.

Date: 12 to 14 July 2024

Address: The Ilham Event Space, Ilham Tower, Lorong Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Royal Selangor Jazz Festival

17 jazz acts—how about that? Across four stages, the pewter retailer is hosting its inaugural Royal Selangor Jazz Festival in celebration of the Visitor Centre’s 20th anniversary. If you frequent jazz bars in town, then these names are all too familiar for you. The Shang Sisters, Junji Delfino (who made an appearance on Crazy Rich Asians), Kirana Kay, The Frankie Sixes, and more are set to entertain you with their soulful melodies. Jam sessions, jazz film screenings, as well as rare vinyl record displays also await.

Date: 14 July 2024

Address: Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM150 per person

“Noted with Thanks” by Kuah Jenhan

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In need of laughs? Then Kuah Jenhan is ready to give you a side-splitting evening of guffaws with his first-ever solo stand-up tour—which has already received a five-star review at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and garnered adoring standing ovations during his Singapore leg of the tour. With almost 20 years of experience in the comedy game, he brings to the stage his personal observations. “Noted with Thanks” tells a story of one corporate virgin’s journey into the treacherous waters of office life, so if you feel the urge to chortle at common struggles we all find ourselves in on weekdays between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm (or sometimes even beyond), then you’ve found the right show to attend.

Date: 26 & 27 July 2024

Address: Stage 1 Theatre, PJPAC, Second Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya

Price: from RM38 to RM268 per seat

Shadows in Time by Joshua Fitton

Founder of the menswear fashion house of Atelier Fitton, Joshua Fitton, is putting on his visual artist hat to bring to you Shadows in Time, his second solo exhibition to date with The Back Room. Having inherited his father’s penchant for history and archaeology, Fitton’s latest showcase will display 13 new works of ink and ceramic. Through these media, he transposes into creations, as faithfully as possible, his subjective experiences during his formative years, inviting viewers to peer into their own lives and times.

Entrance is free.

Date: 29 June to 28 July 2024

Address: The Back Room, 80A (First floor), The Zhongshan Building, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

Time Capsule: The Breitling Heritage Exhibition

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It seems like July is a month for anniversaries, because this month, luxury watchmaking brand Breitling is celebrating its 140th. And watch fiends, this is not a show you want to miss. Known for bringing plenty of groundbreaking innovations in the horology world, Breitling honours its storied legacy by curating an exhibition that rounds up its firsts. The touring show will stop at a whopping 55 locations across the world, and that includes Kuala Lumpur. If you’re an appreciator of the creations at Breitling, go ahead and visit the predecessors that made today’s innovative pieces possible.

Entrance is free.

Date: 12 to 22 July 2024

Address: Breitling Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Full Grown by Atsuko Okatsuka

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Asian-American comedy sensation Atsuko Okatsuka is making her way to Kuala Lumpur! You’ve probably seen clips of her HBO Special The Intruder on your social media apps, or her antics with her grandmother on her social, but this time, you get a chance to watch a full-fledged show. With her animated on-stage presence, stories of her unique upbringing and family dynamics, as well as her absurdist points of view, Full Grown is a 90-minute set that indulges her insistence that Atsuko is, in fact, a full-grown adult who has figured out everything between charcuterie platters and her relationship with her father.

Date: 25 July 2024

Address: HGH Convention Centre, Jalan Peach Ave, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur

Price: from RM158 to RM298

Collapse by Gabriel Cheah

Having only made his debut less than two years ago, multi-media artist Gabriel Cheah has left a mark in the local arts scene. This time around, the young Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) graduate is set to take on a solo showcase at HARTA Space. Through Collapse, the artist takes you on a journey to an alternate post-apocalyptic world that concentrates of the theme of revival and how art will always have a place in the world, no matter how dire the situation may be.

Entrance is free.

Date: 3 to 27 July 2024

Address: HARTA Space, Level 1, Habib 2, Ampang Point, Lorong Mamanda 2, Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

And the invader’s fear of memories

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Inspired by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s line about the invader’s fear of memories, the international exhibition delves into the incredible power of memories in the context of resisting oppressive regimes. Featuring artists of various nationalities, the exhibition allows us to peek into multiple perspectives, giving us deeper insights into history and the art of storytelling.

Entrance is free.

Date: 9 July to 10 August 2024

Address: Wei-Ling Gallery, 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur