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BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this Mar 2-5

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

By Bonnie Sananvatananont | Mar 01, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this Mar 2-5
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See also: 24 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this March


Thursday (Mar 2)

GIGS: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The American-New Zealand rock band return to Bangkok to perform tracks from their latest album, Multi-Love, including "Can't Keep Checking my Phone" and "The World is Crowded".

Mar 2. Live RCA, RCA, Rama 9 Rd. 


ART: Harmonie

French artist Bruno Tanquerel presents his innovative portaits of HM King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, exhibited alongside abstract paintings by Thai artist Sujin Wattanawongchai whose pieces were inspired by his musical compositions. 

Mar 2-25. Yenakart Villa Art Gallery, 69 Soi Prasat Suk 


DESIGN: Italian Design Day 2017

The Embassy of Italy, Bangkok, in collaboration with Wallpaper* Thaland, presents a day dedicated to Italian design featuring various discussions and visual presentations from Thai alumni from the world-class Italian design school Domus Academy.

Mar 2. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama 1 Rd.


Friday (Mar 3)

NIGHTLIFE: Go Grrrls: Acid Bumblegum 

The popular queer party team returns with another installment, this under a rainbow glitters and technicolor stripes theme. Expect danceable electropop, rock and disco beats courtesey of DJs Maehappyair and Dookie throughout the night.  

Mar 3. Tapas, Silom Soi 4


MUSIC FESTIVAL: Back Yard Music Festival No. 4 

The outdoor music festival all about local indie bands returns for its fourth year, featuring live performances from the likes of Rasmee, Paradise Molam Bangkok International Band, Srirajah Rockers and more. 

Mar 3-4. Ruen Pae Fishing Park, Soi Mitr Maitree 28 


GIGS: Girl

A night all about music from local bands with a female lead, featuring Telex Telexs (synth pop), Sasi (psychedelic folk), Evil Dude (power pop), Augustvth (emo rock) and more. 

Mar 3. Soy Sauce Bar, Charoenkrung Soi 24 


ART: Art Ground #2

The art-focused flea market returns for a second year, where local veteren and emerging artists will set up camp to sell their works, alongside a series of art workshops and live music by the riverside. 

Mar 3-5. The Jam Factory, 41/2 Charoen Nakorn Rd.


ART: Behind Tin Walls

Photographer Visarut Sankhum documents the lives of Bangkok's migrant workers who live in temporary tin-walled structures as they build the city's booming luxury condominium industry. 

Mar 3-Apr 3. Foreign Correspondent’s Club Thailand, Penthouse/F, Maneeya Centre, 508/5 Phloen Chit Rd. 


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FOOD: Bangkok Gourmet Festival 2017

A food fair featuring 60 booths from some of the best fine dining institutions around the city, including the Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen and Savelberg, to name a few. There also promises to be live cooking shows and meet and greet sessions with famous chefs. 

Mar 3-5. Royal Paragon Hall, 5/F Siam Paragaon, Rama 1 Rd.


Saturday (Mar 4)

NIGHTLIFE: Anotherworld Music Festival

This brand new EDM festival comes under the theme "Unleash the Untamed," with a lineup currently including Coone, Noisecontrollers, Code Black, Zatox and Mightyfools. 

Mar 4. Motor Sportsland, between Phaholyothin Soi 22-24.


CONCERTS: Melody of Life Music Festival 

The popular outdoor music festival returns for its tenth edition, featuring performances from over 20 local bands alongside workshops, talks, special screenings and a flea market.

Mar 4-5. CentralWorld, Rama 1 Rd.


ART: In Nowhere Land 

French-English photographer Didier Mayhew's first solo show documents the lives of children from the Terai, an area between India's border and the Nepali Himalyan foothills, and the struggles of their daily lives as nomads.

Mar 4-Apr 29. Kathmandu Photo Gallery, 87 Pan Rd.


ART: Made by Microwave

Illustrator Kanith's latest collection explores aspects of traditional Chinese daily life in order to examine the contrast between the Asian round-table dining and Western microwaved meals.

Mar 4-May 5. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Rd.


MARKETS: The Great Outdoor Market x The Commons

After a 2-year hiatus, the popular outdoor market returns, this time taking over Thonglor's popular community mall with plenty of booths focused on lifestyle products and fine dining. 

Mar 4-5. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17


Sunday (Mar 5)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS: My Buddha is Punk

As part of Bangkok Underground Film Festival (also at Bridge Art Space on Mar 4), the Asian premiere of this German-Burmese documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the director Andreas Hartmann and the protagonists, The Rebel Riot Band, who will also perform live. The film tells the story of Kyaw Kyaw, the lead singer of the Burmese punk band Rebel Riot and activist agaisnt authoritarianism, racism and the persecution of ethnic minorities in Myanmar, who spreads the message that punk music and Buddhism can exist in harmony.

Mar 5. Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22

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