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KL & Sur­rounds Da­mansara Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre (DPAC) H-01, Em­pire Da­mansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Da­mansara Per­dana, PJ (03 4065 0001/ www.dpac.com.my). Though rel­a­tively new, this arts space boasts of an in­trigu­ing ros­ter of per­form­ing artists. Presently one of the busiest arts cen­tres in town, DPAC shows the­atri­cal and dance per­for­mances in its the­atres and stu­dios on an al­most weekly ba­sis. The arts cen­tre’s own dance com­pany, DPAC Dance Com­pany, makes regular ap­pear­ances on stage. (Box of­fice) Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun, two hours be­fore the show starts. Kuala Lumpur Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre (klpac) Sen­tul Park, Jalan Stra­chan, off Jalan Sul­tan Azlan Shah (for­merly Jalan Ipoh), KL (03 4047 9000/www.klpac.org). Deemed the hub of KL’s per­form­ing arts scene, klpac moved from its un­der­ground lo­ca­tion in Plaza Pu­tra to a sprawl­ing lot in Sen­tul fol­low­ing the tragic flash floods of 2003. Catch mu­si­cals, plays, art ex­hi­bi­tions, con­certs and dance per­for­mances here. klpac also houses The Ac­tors Stu­dio Academy, which runs work­shops and seminars for as­pir­ing ac­tors. Lush green­ery sur­round­ing the com­pound, a gi­ant lake and sev­eral restau­rants on the premises make klpac a fun and rest­ful get­away. (Box of­fice) Daily, 10.30am-6.30pm.

PJ Live Arts Cen­tre

2A-3 Block K, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Univer­siti, PJ (03 7960 0439/www.pjla.my). Since open­ing its doors in Au­gust 2009, PJ Live Arts has taken pride in act­ing as a pa­tron to the arts. Be­sides scout­ing out and nurs­ing new tal­ent in dance, theatre and other live arts, this fam­ily-friendly venue is renowned for host­ing stand-up com­edy events. (Box of­fice) Mon-Fri, 12noon-7pm.

Pe­nang

pe­nang­pac

3H-3A-1, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tan­jung Pi­nang, Tan­jung Tokong (04 899 1722/ www.pe­nang­pac.org). pe­nang­pac opened its doors at 11am on the 11th of Novem­ber 2011 (11.11.11) – an aus­pi­cious date mark­ing the rise of Pe­nang’s first and only arts cen­tre. Founded by a group of art en­thu­si­asts who recog­nised Pe­nang’s artis­tic tal­ent but lack of in­fra­struc­ture, pe­nang­pac keeps its cal­en­dar full with per­for­mances by both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists. (Box of­fice) Mon-Fri, 10am-6.30pm; Sat, 10am-2pm.

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