RIUH Is Back To Celebrate Deepavali With This Awesome Free Weekend Event

Featuring homegrown brands, food, creative workshops, and fun Deepavali-themed activities.

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This Spotlight is sponsored by RIUH.

You may have already heard about RIUH, or maybe even attended one of their previous events

But if you haven't, here's what you need to know:

RIUH is a creative platform that brings together various pop-up stores and food stalls, creative workshops, showcases, and live performances all in one venue. They host different creative activities one weekend every month.

Whether you're looking to shop, join a creative workshop, or just want to chill over the weekend with live music and performances, RIUH is the place to be.

And the best part is that admission to the event is always free! However, each creative workshop comes with a registration fee.

For this month's event, RIUH is inviting everyone to spend Deepavali weekend with them

Dates: 21 & 22 October 2017
Time: 10am - 9pm
Venue: APW, Jalan Riong, Bangsar
Admission: FREE

Here's what you can look forward to experiencing this time:

1. A variety of pop-up stores to shop at

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From homeware and artisanal produce, to fashion brands for men, women, and kids, you're definitely gonna have a hard time keeping your wallet closed while you browse through all the stalls.

Check out the full list of vendors below:

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2. Special themed performances and activities for Deepavali and Halloween

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Three different dance groups are part of the performance lineup: ASWARA, the Malaysian Bhangra Group, and the Malaysian Punjab Entourage. Each group will be showcasing their own signature dance style in a mix of traditional and modern dance performances, all in celebrating the festival of lights.

RIUH is also collaborating with SareeOnMovement to host fun activities such as a special saree exhibition, one-on-one sessions on saree-tying, saree live painting, and interactive kolam making.

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There will also be a special Halloween segment for kids. Happening only on Saturday, you can dress your kids up in costumes for the trick-or-treat event as well as let them participate in some fun games.

The best costume/best dressed kid will stand a chance of winning a mystery gift!

3. Food galore!

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From local dishes like nasi kerabu, nasi dagang, mee jawa, and rojak, to Mexican food, poke and smoothie bowls, and even some locally-made cheese, you'll definitely want to have a little bit of all the delicious treats that RIUH will have to offer.

And of course there'll also be some yummy Deepavali favourites: briyani, apam, puttumayam, and plenty of Indian sweets, mmmm!

Make sure to go on an empty stomach!

4. Fun creative workshops for both kids and adults

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Art and Science Workshop for Kids by Atom & the Dot
Atom & the Dot was inspired by the founders' core belief that arts and science go better together. Their workshop at RIUH is for kids to learn through creativity. Kids will receive a box filled with various materials and instructions on how to use them to create cool arts and science inspired activities and experiments.

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Mobile Photography Talk & Workshop by TTFGA
Level up your photography skills by getting some advice, tips and hands-on photography experience with local street style photographer Ridduan, famouslyknown as TTFGA (Tukang Tangkap Foto Gembira Anda).

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Food Art Workshop by The Rojak Projek
The Rojak Projek Creatives is a social enterprise that focuses on creating positive understanding and awareness in our unity, culture and diversity. Participants in their workshop will be using Malaysian food (yes, actual food!) as a tool in creating truly unique art pieces.

5. Entertaining musical performances

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Throughout the event, you'll be kept entertained by the following musical acts:
- Talented local solo musicians Matthew Mckelson and Brendan De Cruz
- Contemporary soulful covers duo Nickyta & Co
- Nadir Music, a cultural-fusion band.

Here's the itinerary for both days of RIUH:

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You don't even need to worry about the hassle of driving and looking for parking 'cause there's a special RIUH promo code on Grab

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Just key in GRABRIUH to enjoy RM8 off 2 Grab rides!

This is only applicable when either the pick-up or drop-off location is set as APW, Jalan Riong, Bangsar and is limited to the first 500 rides.

Save the date and head on over to RIUH this weekend for a fun day out! For more info and live updates, follow RIUH on Instagram.

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