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19 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this June

Britney Spears, Hotel Art Fair and some of the year's best markets. 

By Bonnie Sananvatananont | May 22, 2017

  • 19 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this June
    TGIF Market

ART: Beach

A massive art installation created by Brooklyn design firm Snarkitechture that reimagines the natural and cultural elements of an ordinary summer's day at the beach by replacing sand with 1 million recyclable plastic balls to create an unforgettable experience. 
 
Through Jun 18. Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-119-7777

SPECIAL SCREENINGS: T2 Trainspotting 

After getting pulled from cinemas in March, the film finally screens for one week only. The movie is the long-awaited sequel to the popular film Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle and featuring Ewan McGregor, with this edition following heroin addict Mark as he returns to scotland to reunite with his friends.

Through Jun 7. House RCA, Rama 9 Rd. 


MARKETS: Noise Market 6

Now in its sixth installment, the music-focused flea market returns under the concept of "Precycle," encouraging festival-goers to produce the least amount of trash possible. Expect to find stalls selling crafts, CDs and music-related paraphernalia, food and drink.   

Jun 3-4. Museum Siam, Sanam Chai Rd., Phra Nakhon.


Bangkok Underground Film Festival returns for a second time in 2017

SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Bangkok Underground Film Festival

The popular film festival that launched in 2015 returns, providing a platform for independent, emerging filmmakers across a variety of genres including documentary, drama, video art, animation, experimental and feature film. This year's selection includes films like My Buddha is PunkFlummoxed Cocoon, Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright and more.

Jun 3-4. The Noise Market 6, Museum Siam, Sanam Chai Rd., Phra Nakhon.


ART: Whitewash

Popular photographer Harit Srikhao's latest collection explores repression under the current military regime and the constant dismissal of injustice for those who have lost their lives under the political instability. 

Jun 3-Jul 22. Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22


NIGHTLIFE: Kolour in the Park - Reunion

The popular techno and house party returns with an open-air edition by the river, featuring tracks from the Koloir resident DJs alongside arts and crafts vendors and beer pong.  

Jun 3. Mango Tree, Yodpiman River Walk, Atsadang Rd. 


NIGHTLIFE: Negroni Week Launch Party

The event returns for another year, inviting bartenders from bars and restaurants across the city to pour their best negronis all week long to raise money for charity. Kick it all off at this launch party, with all proceeds going to the Chaipattana Foundation.

Jun 5. Vogue Lounge, Mahanakhon Cube, Narathiwas Rd.


ART: Bangkok Psycho

An exhibition of 15 black and white erotic photographs printed on canvas, with each piece exploring sexual aspects of masculine identity in relation to fantasies, urges, desires, and other forbidden themes. 

Jun 8-15. Maggie Choo’s, underground/F, Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, 320 Silom Rd. 


SPECIAL SCREENINGS: The Silent Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, the film festival dedicated to silent films from around the world returns, including picks like The Informer (UK), Arsenal (Ukraine), Chushingura (Japan), The Mark of Zorro (USA) and more. 

Jun 8-14, Scala and Lido Theater


NIGHTLIFE: Kink

The Bulgaria-based DJ best known for tracks like "Inside Out" and "Full Flight" takes over the decks with his best house music selection, with support from DJ Maarten Goetheer and Djs Mixtape Manifesto and Aopsher Srijongjai in the Dalmation room.

Jun 9. Beam, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55


MARKETS: TGIF Market

Thank God It's Flea market returns for another huge installment, promising booths from 160 local fashion brands, including accessories, swimwear and trendy clothes.
 
Jun 9-11. Square A, CentralWorld, Rama 1 Rd. BTS Siam/Chitlom 

ART: Bye Bye Chinatown

A photo exhibition capturing the rapid development of one of Bangkok's most historic neighborhoods in order to raise awareness about the importance of protecting it. The public are welcome to submit their best Chinatown photos to be selected for the exhibitino.

Jun 9-23. Soi Nana 17, Pom Prap Sattru Phai.(MRT Hua Lamphong)


MARKETS: Ab Fab Melt Me

Although reasonably smaller than the other markets on this list, you'll find all your favorite online brands set up camp here, selling everything ranging from swimwear to bags to shoes.

Jun 8-11. Area connecting Siam Center and Siam Discovery, BTS Siam/National Stadium


Nelly

CONCERTS: Nelly

The American rapper and singer best known for his hits including "Hot in Herre," "Dilemma" and "Work It," makes his Bangkok debut as part of the concert leading up to the official Golden Axe Music Festival.

Jun 13. Muang Thai GMM Live House, 8/F, CentralWorld, 999/1 Rama 1 Rd. 


GIGS: Crossplay Concert A Side 

Local music zine Fungjai host a night of live music where bands from different genres are invited to play each others music. This first installment includes performances from Hugo, Yena, Penguin Villa, Solitude is Bliss, Singto Numchok and Sho Lullaby. 

Jun 17. Voice Space, 19 BBD Building, Viphavhadi Rangsit Rd. 


SPORTS: Sketchers Black Night Run

A glow-in-the-dark version of the Color Run, where runners take on a 5km fun run in the dark whilst getting splashed with UV neon paint. There also promises to be a post-run after party featuring beats from international DJs and even more color throws.

Jun 17. Makkasan Airport Link Railway Station


SPORTS: Brew Yoga Episode 3

Another edition of the trending beer yoga craze, this time taking place in darkness amidst black light and glow in the dark colours. As always, you'll be paired with a bottle of beer as well. 

Jun 17. Siam at Siam Design Hotel, Rama 1 Rd. 


Britney Spears

CONCERTS: Britney Spears

The American pop diva makes her long-awaited Bangkok debut as part of her world tour to promote her ninth studio album, Glory, promising performances of new hit singles like "Make Me..." through to '90s favorites like "Toxic" and "Oops... I Did it Again."  

Jun 23-24. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd.


One of the city's coolest art events returns in June

ART: Hotel Art Fair

Now in it's fourth year, the event by Bangkok-based design consultancy Farm Group gathers the top artists, art galleries and emerging talent from around the country to transform the rooms of a hotel into its own little pop-up art space. Each participant gets assigned a hotel room, in which they are free to exhibit artworks in whatever form they choose, be it installations or canvas displays. 

Jun 23-25. Volve Hotel, Sukhumvit 53

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