Art and Lifestyle Events to Look Out For in May/June 2023

Get ready to indulge your taste buds and spark your creativity by joining some of the finest art and dining events in KL in May and June 2023.

On the hunt for the best events to try in Kuala Lumpur? You’ve come to the right place. The city is brimming with the finest curated art events to indulge in, whether you’re looking for some solo adventures or activities to participate in with your best friends.

This upcoming last weekend of May, head over to Aesop to show your support to talented Malaysian female authors by picking up their books in stores. All you need to do is explore the Pavilion KL or The Gardens Mall stores to explore the range of local reads to take home with you. 

For those who have a green thumb, be sure to sign up for GMBB’s Back to Nature Workshop.

However, in June, things are looking up. From pop-ups to the latest dining adventures in the city, you’re definitely in for a treat. For a delightful afternoon surrounded with delectable treats, book yourself and a loved one to explore Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur’s newest afternoon tea menu: The “Le Petit Goûter À La Française”.

All the latest art and dining events in KL to visit in May/June 2023:

Aesop Women’s Library | 26 – 28 May

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Book lovers, take note! Aesop Malaysia is launching The Aesop Women’s Library in three stores throughout Malaysia – KL and Penang. This project aims to showcase and support the voices and stories of female authors from Malaysia. The event will occur from 26 May to 28 May at two Aesop stores in KL – Aesop Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and The Gardens Mall. Don’t miss out on discovering new and exciting tales written by women. Visit either of these two stores and choose a complimentary book to take home with you. The best part? No purchase is required.

Back to Nature Workshop | 26 – 28 May

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It’s time to relax and unwind. Organised by Cucuk Tanam, the Leaf Planter & Planting workshop at the GMBB explores how to create and take care of a concrete planter. Additionally, you will also learn the basics of indoor planting. Priced between RM9 to RM39, we can guarantee that this activity will take some time off from your hectic schedule.

Register here.

Address: No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Dia Guild x ELSE Hotel | 2- 4 June

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Get ready to immerse yourself in a fulfilling weekend with Dia Guild and Else Hotel. From 2 to 4 June 2023, the collaboration offers thrilling activities, including a trunk show, styling event and a fashion showroom in the Else Suite. Here, guests can explore Shaleen Cheah’s exclusive collection amongst other Southeast Asian brands like Neil Felipp, Frankitas, Argent Studios and more. If you’re there on Saturday, you will have a chance to meet the artist and dive deep into her exclusive range for Dia.

Founded by three friends, Dia Guild offers unique curation of brands and products by Southeast Asian artisans and designers. Don’t miss out on this!

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

Time: 10 AM – 7 PM

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Afternoon tea with Mandarin Oriental KL | 1 June – 31 August

Are you ready for a round of ​​tête-à-tête? Visit Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur for a delightful afternoon featuring the finest French cuisine. The “Le Petit Goûter À La Française” afternoon tea draws inspiration from French patisseries, offering a selection of delicious sweets and savouries. You will find the classics like madeleines, quiches, croissants, macarons and finger sandwiches. Priced at RM188+ nett per person, the French Afternoon Tea promotion runs daily from 1 June to 31 August 2023.

For more information and reservations, contact Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur at +60 (3) 2380 8888 or email

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel Chef Table at 31 with Chef Brian Chong | 2 June

For one night only, head over to Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel for a gastronomical evening. Helmed by Executive Chef Brian Bennet Chong, the Chef’s Table at 31 series dives deep into an exploration of flavours with a curation of dishes inspired by his East Malaysian ethnicity. Drawing inspiration from the tradition of chefs welcoming their loved ones and guests into their kitchens, the experience aims to capture that feeling at their Club Lounge on the 31st floor. You can find dishes like the classic cucur with crabmeat and scallop croquette with Sarawak laksa aioli or Wagyu Escalope brushed with Kelulut Honey, Sarawak Peppercorns, and Bone Marrow Butter. Wine pairings by Perrin Cotes du Rhone will also be available.

The Chef’s Table at 31 is priced at RM312 nett per person on 2 June 2023 from 7.00 PM at The Sheraton Club Lounge, Level 31. To purchase your seats, head over to the website here.

For more, contact Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel at 017- 228 6098 or email them at

Address: Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Magical Groove Market | 3 – 4 June

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Adding to our dining and art events guide in KL is the Magical Groove Market at GMBB! With various vendors selling fashion, beauty, and arts and crafts, there’s definitely something for everyone. The market is open from 11 AM to 8 PM, so prepare to flaunt your grooviest outfit and spend the day discovering unique local products.

Address: No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur