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BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this Mar 9-12

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

By Bonnie Sananvatananont | Mar 07, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this Mar 9-12
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Thursday (Mar 9)



ART: HeforShe Arts Week

In celebration of International Women's day, Bangkok joins the HeforShe campaign that will simultaneously take place in many capitals around the world to promote gender equality through art and culture. The event will see various venues across the city host a series of art exhibitions, film screenings, panel discussions and live performances about gender equality.

Through Mar 15. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Chulalongkorn University, SF Cinema CentralWorld


GIGS: Joss Stone

The English singer-songwriter, best known for songs like "The Love we Had" and "Stuck on You," stops by Bangkok for an intimate live gig at the rooftop bar.

Mar 9. Cloud 47, 47/F, United Center Building, Silom


WHY NOT: 2017 King's Cup Elephant Polo

One of Bangkok's biggest charity events returns, promising a day of elephant parades, jazz music, family-friendly educational activities and elephant polo mathces, all in a good cause to help protect elephants around the country.

Mar 9-12. Anantara Riverside, Charoen Nakhon Soi 57/1


FILM: 120 Years of Cinema Exhibition and Film Retrospective

An exhibition showcasing archived memorabilia from the Musee Gaumont Museum, the legendary French movie production company that recently celebrated its 120th anniversary, featuring collections ranging from exclusive film cilps to old posters. There will also be special screenings of films including Leon: The Professional, The Science of Sleep, Panic in Bangkok and more.

Mar 9-22. Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd.


FILM: Flatpack Asia: Bangkok

The British curated film festival stops by Bangkok for a series of film screenings, live music, workshops and film-related talks. There also promises to be a showcase of best short films from current students at Silapakorn University International College, amongst many other things in the packed program.

Through Mar 9. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8


Friday (Mar 10)

MUSIC FESTIVALS: Transmission Thailand 2017 

The Czech EDM and trance music festival makes its Thailand debut with a lineup including Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Aly & Fila, John O' Callaghan, Bryan Kearna, Omnia and more.
 
Mar 10. BITEC, 88 Bang Na- Trat Rd.

GIGS: UK Sound

In celebration of the pub's 30th anniversary, 8 local bands perform covers of legendary British rock songs from the likes of Oasis, The Beatles, The Cure, Blur and more. 

Mar 10. The Rock Pub, 93/26 Phayathai Rd. 


ART: Joan Cornella

The Spanish cartoonist, known for his black humor-laced six-panel comic strips that touch on topics ranging from cannibalism to infanticide, makes his Bangkok debut. Expect plenty of his comics displayed alongside limited-edition T-shirts, books and illustrations for sale.

Mar 10-23. Future Factory Bangkok, Phahon Yothin Rd.


Saturday (Mar 11)

NIGHTLIFE: Rabbit on the Boat

This boat party on the Chao Phraya River takes place on the stationary Vanvarang ship, featuring live music from Hugo and the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band on the main deck, plus tracks from DJs Mendy Indigo, Sarayu, K9, Coran, Dott and more on the lower deck.

Mar 11. Vanvarang ship, Charoenkrung Rd.


NIGHTLIFE: Aera

The Berlin-based DJ whose music spans house, techno, UK bass and psychedelia makes his Bangkok debut with support from DJ Maehappyair, while DJs Tob and Noxro take over the Dalmatian room.

Mar 11. Beam, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 5


NIGHTLIFE: Electronic Holi

Celebrate the Hindu festival of colors with DJs Bangkok Riddim Syndicate, Yoshiharu, Goa Gummy, Woofa, Zatkid of FilthySolid and more spinning house and drum 'n' bass beats until the early hours of the morning.
 
Mar 11. The Overstay, Charan Sanit Wong Soi 80-82

NIGHTLIFE: Sake and Sound

DJs The Outsider and NK Chan, with support from the 52HZ Bangkok and Giant Swing teams, join forces with Japanese beatboxer Kyo Sakurai for a night of danceable music. Promotions on select sakes are also on offer.
 
Mar 11. Orihara Shoten, 18 Park Lane Sukhumvit Soi 63,

THEATER: Bloom/Wilt/Beauty

A mixed-media Thai-Japanese collaborative performance that contemplates the nature of life through the contrasts of growing and dying, performed as part of the Low Fat Art Festival.

Mar 11-12. Thong Lor Art Space, 58/14 Sukhumvit Soi 55

Sunday (Mar 12)

MARKET: 12th Kilometers Market

The sustainability-focused market gathers local farmers, craftspeople and NGOs to sell products sourced from no more than 100km away, ranging from handicrafts to organic food, in a breezy riverside setting.

Mar 12. Shangri-La Hotel, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu,Charoenkrung Rd.

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