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Upcoming Pop-Up Events & Exhibitions In KL To Check Out In 2024 For When The City Starts To Feel Boring

Pop-up events & exhibitions in Malaysia

There’s never a boring day in Kuala Lumpur. A trendy art exhibition and highly-anticipated pop-up event seems to be opening every other week in the city. Whether you’re a diehard anime fan, an appreciator of the arts, or just someone looking for a new lepak idea for you and your friends, there’ll be something for you to check out this year.

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming and ongoing pop-up events and exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2024.

9th February – Piying Dream exhibition

Pop-up events & Exhibitions - Piying Dream

REXKL has unleashed yet another stunning exhibition at its REXPERIENCE (RXPKL) immersive art gallery – Piying Dream. Welcoming visitors from now till 6th September, the immersive art show brings together the art of Chinese shadow play with vibrant projections.

Pop-up events & Exhibitions - Piying Dream

During the show, you’ll come face-to-face with over 3,000 digitised shadow puppets that are projected on the walls to the floors of the venue.

Admission: RM60/adult, RM30/child & RM42/pax for students, senior citizens & persons with disabilities. Get  your tickets from RXPKL’s website.
Venue: RXPKL @ REXKL, 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
Date: 9th February to 6th September
Time: Tue-Sun 10am-10pm | Mon 10am-4pm

20th March – (G)I-DLE pop-up store

Image credit: @1utama via Instagram

If you’re a Neverland, or fan of K-pop group (G)I-DLE, you won’t want to miss out on the (G)I-DLE pop-up at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, which opens from March till 5th May.

Pop-up events & exhibitions in Malaysia - (G)I-DLE pop-up

The pop-up rolls over to Malaysia after making waves in Singapore and Thailand, bringing with it a treasure trove of must-have merch of the Super Ladies. Besides shopping for merch, the pop-up also has a fun photo booth that lets you strike a pose with your bias.

Admission: Free
Venue: 1st Floor, Centre Court, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Date: 20th March to 5th May
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily

30th March – Creative Coupling group exhibition

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Image credit: @kimberley_boudville via Instagram

Most art exhibitions are brought to you by a sole artist. The Creative Coupling group exhibition at PJ’s Temu House brings together imaginative artworks from three Malaysian couples: Amat-Binti, Esmond-Joanne, and Kimberley-Silas.

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Image credit: @kimberley_boudville via Instagram

The works on display capture how each duo navigates individual expression and collaborative efforts within their relationships – that mundanity and emotional rollercoaster rides that come with having a partner.

Admission: Free
Venue: Temu House, 49, Jalan 16/9e, Seksyen 16, 46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Date: 30th March to 21st April
Time: Fri 12pm – 5pm | Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm

3rd April – Impossible Possible exhibition

Pop-up events and exhibitions in Malaysia - Impossible Possible
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The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. To celebrate diversity in our country and show your support for those on the spectrum, don your best blue apparel and visit Impossible Possible. This creative art exhibition at GMBB, which opens from now till 30th April, features artworks crafted by nine special needs children.

Admission: Free
Venue: Level 3, GMBB, No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
Date: 3rd to 30th April
Time: 11am-8pm, Daily

20th April – Sakura Festival

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Naked Inc.’s Sakura Festival that was held at the Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto.

Image credit: @naked_inc via Instagram

It’s time to bid farewell to all those FOMO feels from seeing cherry blossom snaps on your IG feed. Tokyo’s Naked Inc. is bringing to Malaysia a Sakura Festival from 20th April onwards at LaLaport BBCC.

The festival lets visitors immerse themselves in a world of cherry blossoms via illuminated installations that recreate the Sakura season in KL. It’ll also feature the first-ever projection mapping display in Malaysia too.

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Naked Inc.’s Sakura Festival that was held at the Imperial Villa Nijo-jo Castle in Kyoto.

Image credit: @naked_inc via Instagram

There’ll be a Sakura-themed market inside the mall on Level 4 every weekend, with workshops and games to check out after you’re done snapping pics at the installations.

Venue: LaLaport BBCC, Jln Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, WPKL
Date: 20th April to 19th May

25th April – Attack On Titan: The Final Exhibition

Image credit: ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands

There have been a whole slew of anime exhibitions popping up in KL. An upcoming one to visit is an Attack On Titan exhibition that’s making its way to Malaysia following its showing in neighbouring Singapore.

Image credit: ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands

The exhibition will be held at Fahrenheit88 mall, with over 150 early sketches, illustrations, and never-before-seen drafts by the manga’s artist, Hajime Isayama, on display.

Admission: RM55/pax. Get your tickets from Ticket2U.
Venue: Fahrenheit 88, Jln Gading, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Date: 25th April to 21st July
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily

26th April – Anime Fest+ 2024

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An event that never fails to bring out flocks of anime-loving Malaysians is Anime Fest+. Hosted by Comic Fiesta, the longest-running animation, comics, and games (ACG) convention in Malaysia, the 2024 edition is returning for a 3-day event at Tropicana Gardens Mall.

There’ll be artist, cosplayer, and doujin booths, as well as performances to watch and handicrafts to snag.

Admission: RM25/Fri and RM35 for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Venue: Convention Centre, Tropicana Gardens Mall
Date: 26th to 28th April

27th April – Jujutsu Kaisen Experience

The fun doesn’t stop there for anime fans. Following the footsteps of the popular Naruto exhibition at Pavilion Bukit Jalil is the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen Experience pop-up event, which will also stop by the mall.

Pop-up events and exhibitions in Malaysia - Jujutsu KaisenImage credit: ACO Lab

From 27th April to 20th July, the experience will bring to Malaysian anime fans three areas: an anime-themed cafe called ACO Lab, a retail store with 120 exclusive Jujutsu Kaisen merch, and 5 photo zones that’ll bring to life characters and sets from the dark fantasy anime.

The cafe will be a highlight. Desserts, beverages, and Japanese fusion dishes inspired by Jujutsu Kaisen will be served, such as a lobster roll called Blindfolded Gourmet’s Choice that’s inspired by Satoru Gojo.

Different packages are available, with unique inclusions. The most affordable RM20 package includes a Jujutsu Kaisen drink, access to the photo zones, and a coaster and souvenir card freebies.

Admission: From RM20. Get your tickets from Ticket2U.
Venue: Aco Lab, Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Date: 20th April to 20th July
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily

8th & 9th June – Comic Art Festival

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Image credit: @eeeeyess via Instagram

The much-anticipated Comic Art Festival Kuala Lumpur is returning in June for a 2-day event. The festival, which celebrates comic artists and illustrators from all walks of life and from around the world, will be held at Fahrenheit88, on 8th and 9th June.

You can expect to come across individual artist booths to shop for prints, stickers, and other crafts from exhibiting artists, as well as panel sessions, art-related workshops, speed painting sessions, and more.

Venue: Level 3, Fahrenheit88

Save the date for these pop-up events & exhibitions in Malaysia

The year 2024 is all about keeping the spirit of fun and discovery. So, share the excitement with your friends and plan your next adventure together with the help of this guide to upcoming pop-up events and exhibitions in Malaysia.

Psst: you’ll want to bookmark this guide, as we’ll be regularly updating it with all the latest happenings, sorted by date. You might also want to check out our ultimate guide to concerts in Malaysia in 2024.

To find out even more activity and attraction recommendations, make sure to check out the Telegram channel @klweekendplans to stay in the loop for the latest events in and near KL.


Cover image adapted from: ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands, @naked_inc via Instagram, @kimberley_boudville via Instagram, The Smart Local Malaysia