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BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Aug 3-6
Your ultimate guide for the best things to do in Bangkok this weekend.

By Neon Boonyadhammakul | Aug 02, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Aug 3-6
    Bangkok Art Festival Of August

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Thursday (Aug 3)

Art: Unknown Asia Awards Exhibition

Five artists—Aiwei Foo (Singapore), Ardneks (Indonesia), Nut Dao (Thailand), Tuna Dunn (Thailand) and Yeji Yun (Korea)—exhibit their selected, award-winning works from the Unknown Asia Art Exchange Osaka.
 
The Jam Factory, 41/1-41/2 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 02-861-0950. Free

 

Friday (Aug 4)

GLOW with Layered Love

DJs Layered Love from Berlin and TipTap from London take over the dancefloor with driving house and techno.

Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B250

SuperGoods ft. UNDA, Mighty NP Soulquarians Vol.1 "Inside Ankh”

The Chinatown bar hosts a night of live neo-soul dedicated to American artist Erykah Badu.

Soulbar, 945 Charoen Krung Rd., 093-220-0441. Free
 

International Beer Day

To mark International Beer Day (Aug 1), the buzzing Thonglor beer bar offers buy-one-get-one-free on pints along with sizzling grilled sausages.
 
Beer Belly, G/F, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7770


Art: Creativity Takes Courage

Celebrate the soft opening of this new art space with an art exhibition from 19 artists from home and abroad, along with a live Flamenco performance by Toque Tacon
 
Shambhala Art Village, Yen Akat Soi 20-1, 096-730-5770. Free
 

Gig: Chanudom x Rasmee

Isaan soul singer Rasmee and rockers Chanudom present a theatrical-style performance dubbed "Sinner of A Black Uniform City" with two performances per night until Aug 5. Tickets are limited to only 300 per show, with VIP seating available featuring bottomless Champagne and wine.
 
Studio 28, 15/124-126 Krungthepkreeta Soi 37, 02-736-0923; 088-562-9882. B1,000-3,500
 

 

Sat (Aug 5)

Nightlife: Open to Close + Birthday

A night of EDM from India-born Thai DJ Sunju Hargun.
 
Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B350 includes one drink.
 

Nasi EP Launch/ Hip Hop

Nasi, comprising DJ AQ Flow and MC Jknknslry, perform hip hop beats from their debut self-titled EP.
 
The Beatlounge, RCA. Block D, opposite Triumph Bike, 081-341-0512. Free
 

Sport: Dogfights 2

Boxers and MMA fighters from around the world come together at this event to raise funds for Soi Dog Foundation and Dog Rescue Thailand, which work to improve the lives of stray dogs and cats nationwide through veterinary services, adoption drives and shelters.
 
BigBox, 3798, Rama 4 Rd., 083-049-1111. B300
 

Art: N22 Archival Project

The gallery looks back at its past projects and exhibitions, as curated by interns from this summer.
 
Tentacles, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 089-117-3434; 082-487-1487. Free
 

Weaving Narratives: Awaken

Kma Sirisamphan's first bronze sculpture exhibtion explores concepts of life's growth, success and failure.
 
The Adler Subhashok Gallery, 160/3 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-662-0299. Free
 

(Un)composition

A finalist in last year's Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Latthapon Korkiatarku's first solo exhibition blurs the line between two-dimensional paintings and the sense of objecthood as seen in sculptures to question the space beyond the rectangular frame of the artworks.
 
Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free
 

Sundry Pieces

Panu Nakornthap showcases his three art pieces which span Thai social issues, politics and belief rituals.
 
Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free
 

Sales & Fairs: Bangkok Art Festival Of August

A weekend full of arty fun on the mall's 2nd floor with stalls featuring craft and DIY creations from hip artistans.
 
Siam Square One, Rama 1 Rd., 02-255-9999. Free

Sun (Aug 6)

 

Art: Political Landscape: Photography Exhibition by Yong Hwan Lee

Yong Hwan Lee's photos question the construction of superficial landscapes as a form of propaganda. 
 
RMA Institute, 238, Sukhumvit 22 Road, Soi Sainamthip 2, 02-663-0809. Free
 

Sales & Fairs: HUBBA-TO Free Sunday

A market serving up food, crafts and other goodies. Enrol yourself to the food workshop learning how to cook spicy scallop with orange tea by the Vietnamese restaurant Muine (B1,200, register online). 
 
Hubba-to, 3/F, Habito, 45/19 Sukhumvit Soi 77, 02-118-0839. Free
 

Phrakanong Summer Festival

Japanese bars and restaurants in the Phra Khanong area, including Yooi Don, Kinjo Okinawa restaurant, GOJA, Amby and more, join together to offer food and drinks alongside a tuna carving show, standup performances, a singing competition and a variety of other activities. 
 
Tenkaichi Yakiton Yakitori Nagiya, Room 105, 1/F, Nihonmachi, 115 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-258-2790. Free
 

Last Chance

Unidentified: A Text-based Performance by Tassakorn Seepuan

Nominated for the Best Adapted Script of a Play/Performance award at the International Association of Theatre Critics Thailand 2015 for his last play, Dogtooth, Tassakorn Seepuan returns to the stage with this story following married couples trying to figure out matters of life and death.
 
B-floor theater, 65/1 Pridi Banomyong Institute, Sukhumvit 55 Rd., 094-494-5104. B450
 
 
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