Much Ado About Nothing, Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th October

2016 is the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare’s death, and penangpac has celebrated by offering Penangites more Shakespeare plays than usual this year . The latest is Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy that is considered one of Shakespeare’s best, because it combines hilarity with more serious reflections on honour, shame, and the machinations of court politics. […]

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Annual Harvest Festival, 2nd October 2016

On 25th September 2016, Best Coast Brew Distribution, bringing in craft beer from Coronado Brewing Company in America, was hosted by Gusto Cafe in Penang’s first Annual Harvest Festival. Judging by the roaring success on the 25th, Penangites are eagerly awaiting its follow up on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Drinking from 12 noon is always fun, […]

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Syiok Sendiri 5: Back to School! September 30th-October 2nd

A must see !!!! Syiok Sendiri is Penang Comedy at its finest. A group of twenty-somethings give you life on the island as it is – weird – funny – relentlessly unique and queer – always honest …well what can I say, your cheek muscles will hurt from all that laughter but you wont beg […]

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Songs in Strokes, Until January 2nd 2017

Up-and-coming Malaysian artist Mandy Maung has her first solo exhibition in Penang. Entitled “Songs in Strokes”, the paintings show sympathetic portraits of contemplative women, against vibrant, colourful backgrounds. giving them a wholly contemporary feel. The portraits bring out the inner beauty of normal woman; the backgrounds, Mandy explains, are inspired by music. Mandy graduated from […]

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The Glass Menagerie, September 22nd to 24th

The Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) is staging “The Glass Menagerie” from 22nd to 24th September. This classic American play, set in the era of the Great Depression, was written by Tennessee Williams. When the play premiered in 1944 Tennessee Williams, who went on to become one of America’s most renowned playwrights, achieved success […]

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The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, September 11th

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has been leading the chapel services in this ancient university college since 1866, although has only included female voices since 1971. Subsequently it has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. The choir is currently on tour in Asia, and is performing at […]

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