If you are very much into the arts scene, be it watching performances or being part of the art itself, it may be tempting to believe that Malaysia has very few avenues to satisfy this craving. Budding musicians, poets, actors, writers and all those who believe in the power of rhyme over reason, may resort to seeking creative solace over the web, without having a chance to explore their talents and interests on a proper stage, before a community of like-minded artists.
Amateur artists with the spirit to perform and put themselves out before an engaging audience would find themselves at home at The Bee. Both outlets, in Jaya One and in Publika hosts frequent open mics that function on a first come first serve basis.
If you intend to seek refuge from the modern world and bask in poetry and song, look no further than Gaslight Café in Bukit Damansara, a space for folk musicians, writers, and poets to share their work and perform in a cozy, 1960s setting.
All those hungry for a dose of drama in their lives could head down to the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center for the weekend where countless theater shows and plays are staged for your viewing pleasure. Skip an afternoon at the movies and give a play a chance, for it is bound to excite your senses in a fresh way, give the abundance of local talent directing, performing and staging these shows.
Malaysia is growing in terms of recognition for artists, and it is the perfect time for you to unearth your hidden talents. A quick bus ride over the weekend to our capital city could prove to be fruitful in many ways and may leave you feeling enriched. So do take the plunge and showcase your talents, or take on the opportunity to support our local artists who are doing so!