Your guide to the best things to do in Bangkok this long weekend.

See also: August's best events

Thursday (Aug 10)

Market: CIDI Art & Design Market #2

The market promises art and clothing brands designed by Chanapatana International Design Institute grads through this long weekend.

Through Aug 14. EmQuartier, 695 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-269-1000

Gig: Singer Songwriter Night ft. John Will Sail

A night showcasing local and international artists James "Alyn" Wee, Oliver Han, John Will Sail and Valerie Joyce followed by an after party performance by Chai Blues Band feat. Nurse on Vocals and Dj KurryPop.

Maggie Choo's, Underground/F, Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, 320 Silom Rd., 091-772-2144. Free.


Ex-Jonas Brothers singer Joe Jonas and bandmates Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee perform their hit dance-rock singles like “Cake by the Ocean” and “Kissing Strangers.”

Aug 10. Muang Thai GMM Live House, 8/F, CentralWorld, 999/1 Rama 1 Rd

ART: Siam Rangers

Inspired by Japanese manga, singer and artist Preyawit Nilachulaka's 20 paintings and 1 life-size sculpture examine the role of police in Thai society.

Aug 10-Sep 10. The Adler Subhashok Gallery, 160/3 Sukhumvit Soi 39

Friday (Aug 11)

MARKETS: The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

The second edition of this all-nighter book fair at Hall 9 offers massive discounts across over 3 million English-language titles.

Aug 11-27. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd.

Gig: Live: Jay Vatanakuljaras, John Will Sail, MNED! & Jen Moore

A night of folk/soul and funk/experimental live music from Matias Hidalgo, Jay Vatanakuljaras, John Will Sail, Mi Nombre Es Dolores-MNED!, Jen Moore (feat. Robin Pitree) and Ryan Holweger. The entry fee is B160.

Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. B160.

Experimental Night with Beam Wong - Screening and Live Band

The rising experimental film director presents a screening of two of his short films, HUU and Flummoxed Cocoon, followed by a live performance of the films' soundtracks by the director himself.

Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. B120.

Nightlife: SANGoMA SoUNDS #01: Worldwide Tropical Riddims

DJ/producers Telemachus (UK), Vik Sohonie (NYC) and Bhayology (NYC) select tropical sounds from all over the world. 

Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B200.


The American rapper/music producer, known for singles "Show Me" with Chris Brown and "F With U" with Ty Dollar Sign, hits the stage alongside Thai artists Thaitanium,  Southside, Young P.A. and 2Crooks.

Aug 11. CentralWorld, 4, 4/1-4/2, 4/4, Ratchadamri Rd.

Saturday (Aug 12)

Nightlife: Drum & Bass Session

DJs Sweed and D-Goose fill the night with drum and bass.

Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. Free.

Bok Bok

The UK bass artist, boss of the influential Night Slugs label, headlines a night of uncompromising sounds from DJs DeLorean, Disco Stu, Azek and Will.

Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B250.

Global Local: Bk2BKK2

SuperFly Bangkok presents Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist Fabian Farbeon Saucedo.

Tha Beatlounge, RCA. Block D, opposite Triumph Bike, 0813410512. Free

Market: Chor Cher Farm & Folk Market

The market promises the organic products, good food, handcraft workshops and jazz music.

Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd. Free.

Sunday (Aug 13)

Art: Even It Look Cute and Fluffy, It Poop Rainbow

Thai artist Nawat Lertsawaengkit, who is known for his fun and lively style, hosts an exhibition dedicated to rainbow unicorns running in flower field.

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630-8. Free.

Gig: Experimental War #02 Coffee Faith,Tsaatan, Giga Destroyer

A live gig dedicated to experimental, ambient, drone and noise music by both local acts and guest bands from Indonesia.

Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. B200.

Nightlife: Glow SunDaze with Coran

Aussie DJ Coran, the guy behind Kolour and Sunn, spins techno and deep house.

Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 2, 086-614-3355. B250 free before midnight.


The LA producer and DJ spins her own eccentric mix of hip-hop, electronic and wavy R&B beats as part of her Lune Rouge world tour.

Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B590

Summer Board Game Beach Party

Board games and urban surfing collide with the qualifying round of Thailand's Catan Championship.

Flow House Bangkok, A Square, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-108-5210. B300

Bangkok Rum Cocktail Event - RUM Night Party

The official closing party for the first ever Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week featuring a rum tasting session of plenty of brands. Dress code: tiki, tropical.

Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel, 220 Petchaburi Rd., 02-209-1700. Free.

Special screening: Cine Sundays # 1 / Wes Anderson

The launch event of the weekly movie night is dedicated to the eccentric American movie director who is known for his signature pastel tones, screening The Life Aquatic and The Grand Budapest Hotel. With special promotion on tapas and wine sets.

Marcel, Sathorn Soi 10, 02 635 3533. Free.