By Vanishaa Vasudhevan

March Marvels: 10 Fun-Filled Activities to Dive into This Month

Only those with tenacity can march forward in March.

March has crept in like a whisper, and boy, this year has been a whirlwind already. For many, the return to school signals the end of lazy mornings and the beginning of bustling hallways. Kids are gearing up for a new term filled with adventures, friendships, and, of course, homework. Parents, on the other hand, are bracing themselves for the chaotic mornings and after-school activities that come with the territory. But hey, it’s all part of the rhythm of life.

And let’s not forget about the upcoming Ramadan, a time of reflection, fasting, and community. Families eagerly prepare for the month-long observance, stocking up on dates, preparing traditional delicacies, and readying their hearts for prayer and introspection. March in Malaysia isn’t just another month—it’s a journey filled with anticipation, tradition, and the promise of new beginnings. 

As we gear up for third-month mania, welcoming back-to-school vibes, the beginning of Ramadan, Easter, and a surprise—Micheal Jackson! Brace yourself for a flurry of musical events, exhibitions, and multicultural gatherings suitable for kids and the kids at heart. 

Unleash the March Madness with 10 Exciting Activities to do in 2024

Your Mom’s Favourite Jokes by Harresh

Ready for a night of laughter? Join stand-up comedian Harresh at the Awe Gallery in Petaling Jaya for an experimental solo show that promises to bring the house down. Secure your tickets now for this hour-long chuckle fest and kick off March with a bang. Harresh’s comedic expressions are on full display in this show, featuring his signature mix of absurd, dark, dry, insult, racial humour, and even some classic “yo mama” jokes. It’s definitely not your typical comedy routine. This mature-themed show is tailored for those who appreciate this specific humour style. Expect Harresh to touch on potential sensitivities, but fear not, it’s all in good fun. 

Date: 7 March 2024

Address: 21, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Price: RM29 

Underrated Market 2.0: Black Edition

Picture this: vendors aplenty, each with their own unique stories to tell, representing the Outcasts, Exiles, and Free Souls. Embark on an otherworldly odyssey at the Underrated Market 2.0: Black Edition, to unlock the mysteries of the Dark and Chromatic Cosmos. Catch them within the captivating confines of the black and silver-themed territory along with a carefully handpicked collection of vendors like Strawbyii, YueYue Metal,,, Lick The Future, and so on for the ultimate fashion rendezvous. From chic thrift brands to captivating tattoos, dazzling fashion accessories to mesmerising teeth jewellery–they’ve got it all and more. Venture forth, and let the adventure begin with Overdazed Hub.

Entrance is free.

Venue: 21, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Date: 9 March to 10 March 2024

Kavin Jay’s Family, Man

Get ready for a comedic journey like no other as us, just jokes, and Kavin Jay brings you Family, Man!, a special comedy experience hitting town soon! Jay unveils his raw and hilariously honest side in this intimate odyssey through life, blending family ties, cultural expectations, and taboo topics with his signature wit and infectious storytelling. From his Malaysian roots to the complexities of society, Jay shares the highs and lows of growing up, inviting laughter, contemplation, and maybe even a few tears along the way. It is time to ditch your couch and embrace the unfiltered, unforgettable experience of “Family, Man” as Jay is ready to make you laugh, think, and maybe even feel a little uncomfortable (in the best way possible).

Venue: 20 & 22, Jalan SS 4d/14, Ss 4, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Date: 8 March to 9 March 2024

Price: RM60  to  RM300

A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Incoming, Annual Highlight of 2024—The Smooth Criminal is back in town. The Klpac Symphonic Band, under the stellar direction of Cheryl Mah, gears up for an electrifying tribute to none other than the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. From his iconic days with the Jackson 5 to his unparalleled solo career, Jackson has left an indelible mark on the music world with his chart-topping hits and legendary dance moves that captivated audiences worldwide. Get ready to groove along and relive the magic as the band brings to life some of his greatest hits in what promises to be an unforgettable tribute concert. 

Venue: Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Jln Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Date: 15 March to 17 March 2024

Price: RM68 to RM100

Lunadira Album Release Party

Things to do in March 2024

Get ready to chant “Luna” and hear the resounding “Dira” as Malaysia’s indie-pop sensation returns to grace the GVF stage with her unique blend of “sad and groovy” tunes. Lunadira has been a fixture in the Malaysian music scene since her debut in 2014, captivating audiences with her original compositions and soulful covers. Now, with the release of her highly-anticipated album, I’ll be alright, right?, Lunadira invites listeners into a world of introspection and emotion. Through singles like “Overthinking,” “Go Slow,” and “Crying over nothing (wah wah),” she delves into the labyrinth of life, love, and self-discovery, offering a glimpse into her profound journey of the soul. Catch the enchanting music magic of Lunadira at the album release party, exclusively this March.

Date: 9 March 2024

Address: 145, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM80 to RM100

“Ron The World” by Lol Asia

Things to do in March 2024

The time has come to get ready to have your funny bone tickled as the legendary Pinoy stand-up comic, Ron Josol, ventures into Malaysia this month. This comedic dynamo, known for his razor-sharp wit and boundless energy, will be unleashing his latest masterpiece, ‘Ron The World,’ at The Platform Ken TTDI in Kuala Lumpur. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ron Josol has become a global sensation, with his viral ‘Balut Scammer’ bit cracking up audiences to the tune of over 10 million views online. With a comedic career spanning over three decades and performances in 15 countries, Ron’s humour, packed with witty quips and cultural insights, has earned him accolades like the ‘Best Male Comedian’ award in Canada. Don’t miss out on Ron Josol’s uproarious world tour—secure your tickets now for a night of laughter and punny moments. 

Date: 16 March 2024

Address: TTDI37, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Price: RM120

High School Musical, The Concert at Jao Tim

Here is an official announcement for fellow music enthusiasts: Are you ready to embark on a musical journey like no other? Then, get ready for an unforgettable musical journey with the upcoming Table Lamp Concert featuring Ryan Pynam to relive the magic of Disney’s High School Musical like never before. Experience the energy and excitement as Ryan and the amazing band for the night perform all the beloved songs from High School Musical 1 and 2 live on stage. From “Breaking Free” to “We’re All in This Together,” every iconic tune will come to life in an electrifying concert experience. So mark your calendars and get ready for an evening of musical enchantment that you won’t soon forget.

Date: 16 March 2024

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

Price: RM100

Pasar Seloka Raya

There’s no better way to embrace the spirit of Ramadan than with a fresh start, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to rejuvenate your wardrobe for the holy month by joining Pasar Seloka Raya, happening at The Grounds to discover affordable ways to elevate your style for this Ramadan. With a simple goal to create unforgettable moments and bring people together, they have curated an eclectic mix of products from local artisans, independent makers, and homegrown brands, each chosen for its uniqueness, quality, and fun factor. From handcrafted treasures to quirky designs, every item is carefully selected to inspire and delight. Get ready to meet your local favourites like Duakarya, Velvet Vanity, Modest Mecca, B&B Labs X Gigi, Solayce and so much more. 

Entrance is free. 

Date: 23 March to 24 March 2024

Address: Ground Floor, Block B, MAHSA AVENUE Jalan Elmu, off, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

A Patchwork of Identities by Dexter Sy

Things to do in March 2024

Suppose you are already a diligent fan of the work of The Back Room. In that case, it’s not too late to miss the fact that they are presenting another artisan love with “A Patchwork of Identities”, the inaugural solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur by Filipino-Chinese artist Dexter Sy. Combining mixed-media paintings and painted found sculptures, Sy explores the intersection of his Chinese and Filipino heritage, delving into the complexities of cultural identity. Through meticulous pen and ink drawings layered over stylised portraits and symbols of Catholic iconography and Philippine folklore, Sy invites viewers to contemplate themes of memory, kinship, and belonging. This exhibition not only marks a significant milestone for Sy and The Back Room but also serves as a testament to the gallery’s commitment to showcasing diverse artistic voices from across Southeast Asia.

Entrance is free. 

Date: 15 March to 31 March 2024

Address: 80A, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Pasar Maarof

When we hear “pasar”, the vague image of a vibrant marketplace filled with bustling activity, colourful stalls offering a variety of goods, aromatic food stalls serving delicious local cuisine, and seeing people from all walks of life come to buy from the same place pops into our mind. With that in mind, we introduce you to Pasar Maarof, showcasing homegrown brands specialising in home decorations, furniture, and self-care products to elevate every corner of your home and personal care routine. Plus, don’t forget to tantalise your taste buds on March 9th and 10th, as their food and drinks vendors dish out a delectable array of culinary delights to enhance your experience. It’s not just any market—it’s a vibrant celebration of local creativity and craftsmanship.

Entrance is free. 

Date: 4 March to 10 March 2024

Address: 25A, Lorong Maarof, 59000, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Rexperience’s ‘Piying Dream

If you’re a fan of Chinese folk arts, then visiting the Piying Dream at REXKL needs to be on your Chinese New Year visit list. Why? Piying Dream showcases creative storytelling and immersive visuals of the Monkey King’s adventures, Wu Song’s heroics, and Zhuge Liang’s Famous Tales Through Chinese shadow puppetry. Along with the Co, a production of Danny Rose and Temple of Light awaits to transport you to a realm where technology joins hands with artistry, promising an unforgettable CNY celebration. 

Date: 9 February to 6 September 2024

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

Price: RM30 to RM60