The beauty of Penang is to have summer all year-round here and with plenty of sun, comes plenty of exciting things to do. March is serving nothing but parades, fundraising events, French movie night screening, and many more exciting activities for the mum looking to get away for a few hours and chaps looking for some drinks over lively performances. Get Reading!
Top 7 Events Happening This Month
1. Penang Yosakoi Parade
What was once a tradition is now a worldwide sensation bringing millions of fans together to celebrate the beauty of Japanese culture through music, performance, and love combined. Come around and join the annual Penang Yosakoi Parade on the 9th of March for an evening filled with cultural dances performed by Japanese troupes and locals, Japanese food bazaar, yukata costumes, cosplayers and a whole lotta fun you can even join and move to the rhythm. Yosakoi meaning ‘come at night’ is one way you could turn a Saturday night up! All the information you need right here.
Date: 9th March 2019 @ Saturday
Venue: Esplanade, Penang Island
Hours: 4 PM to 10 PM
2. Stray Rescue Fundraising Event @ The Shed, Straits Quay
There’s no bigger love than for our lovely doggy friends. Aiming to raise funds for their furry kids, spend your 2nd Saturday of the month @ the Shed (St Quay) from 12pm-5pm buying things that for once benefits someone (kidding) while enjoying the weekend away with some live performances over a couple of drinks specials dedicated just for this event. With The Shed contributing 10% of all takings to the PGSR (Penang Stray Rescue Society), we reckon your support would definitely do em some good!
Date: 9th March 2019
Venue: The Shed, Straits Quay, Penang
Hour: 12 PM to 5 PM.
3. Ikea Grand Opening
Now we don’t have to head to Kuala Lumpur all the way to get our hands on their Swedish Meatballs! Long awaited by the Northern region troops, they’re finally opening doors on the 14th of March at Batu Kawan, Penang, officially IKEA’S fourth in the country!
Featuring over 8,000 well designed, functional and affordable Swedish home furnishing products with 49 showrooms for you to wander in and let your designing imagination to flow, it doesn’t get better than Ikea incorporating sustainability by enhancing the property with photovoltaic solar panels, rainwater capture, energy recovery equipment and parking bays for eco-friendly vehicles. We’re pretty curious to know whose not blocking the whole date for just a visit to IKEA cuz we are!!
Date: 14th March 2019
Venue: Batu Kawan, Penang
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM.
4. The Path of Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta – Esplanade 2019
Color up your Instagram feed with these beautiful lit mini paper hot air balloons till the 14th of March anytime from 7 PM to 12 AM to capture the best of these hand-drawn arts by young children as they lit up as the evening sets perfect for a romantic picnic dinner with your loved ones under this crafted starry path showcasing the beauty of art.
Date: 14th March 2019
Hours: 7 PM to 12 AM.
Venue: Esplanade, Penang
5. Kumari Fifty50
If you’re into Stand-Up Comedy, nobody will crack you up like Kumar, The ultimate 90’s favorite Singaporean Comedian Queen gracing us with her presence in Penang on the 15th of March to coax your night into Kumar’s caustic wit and biting observations about life. Aging like a fine wine is our Kumar turning 50 with nearly 30 years of experience in the limelight ready to get you rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL) with anything to do with life in a manner you’d gonna appreciate the beauty of perspectives! Come get your tickets now before its too late!
Kumar Fifty 50
Venue: Hotel Equatorial Penang
Date: 15th March 2019
Time: 8.30 PM
6. Movie Screening @ Hin Bus Depot
Are you sick and tired of conventional cinemas? If the answer’s yes, then it’s time to escape those stuffy, cold theatre walls and hit up this alfresco movie spot featuring a Romcom Film, Blind Date, a French movie in collaboration with Alliance Française de Penang (AFP) to celebrate Francophonie Day in March. It’s a night under the stars, so grab your love cushions or blanket and come over for a new experience while munching on popcorns provided by Hin Bus with your movie buddy. It’s one of a kinda night!
Venue: Hin Bus Depot
Admission By Donation
Date: 17th March 2019
Time: 8 PM
Website: Hin Bus Depot
7. Kung Fu Night @ USM
If you think Penang lacks in theater arts or performances, you’ve got that one wrong my friend! Featuring the 42nd Kung Fu Night here in Penang, come over on the 23rd of March at USM Penang and spectate a beautiful performance with the theme’ The Town’ meaning fire and bright with the Wushu, Shaolin, Taiji, Drum, Dragon and Lion division displaying a part of the Chinese Culture in a most colorful manner!