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BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this May 11-14

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

By Bonnie Sananvatananont | May 11, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this May 11-14
    Soi Nana Craft and Jumble Sale
  • BK Weekend: What's on in Bangkok this May 11-14
    Beam

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Thursday (May 11)

NIGHTLIFE: Thursdays XY Traffic Light Party

A huge dating-themed party featuring music from DJs Gappy and Rita alongside a drag queen show from Pangina Heals and her crew. Dress in green in you're single, yellow if you're unsure and red if you're taken. 

May 11. Ce La Vi, 39/F, Sathorn Square Building, North Sathorn Rd.


SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Dream Empire 

David Borenstein' 2016 documentary follows a 24-year-old rural migrant who arrives in China's Chongqing to pursue her "Chinese Dream." There, she opens a scamming real estate agency that uses actors to turn remote Chinese ghost towns into temporary international booming cities, tricking customers into buying highly overpriced properties. 

May 11-30. Bangkok Screening Room, Sala Daeng Soi 1


SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Cultural Studies Film - Stop Making Sense

Jam's monthly cultural studies session hosted by cultural researcher and author Viriya Sawangchot screens Stop Making Sense, a live concert film of Talking Heads directed by the late Jonathan Demme. Screening starts at 8pm and will be followed by a discussion.

May 11. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1. BTS Surasak


Friday (May 12)

NIGHTLIFE: Spacejam

The Zaap party team throws a brand new music festival dedicated to EDM, future bass and trap, featuring beats from international DJs Headhunterz, Jauz and Shapov amongst the huge lineup. 

May 12. BITEC, 88 Bang Na-Trat Rd.

NIGHTLIFE: Stray

The British DJ from Exit Records makes his Bangkok debut to spin drum 'n' bass with support from local DJs Azek, Instinct, DeLorean, Pichy and Will. Open bar from 9-11pm. 

May 12. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8 


GIGS: Fungjai Fung Jun Ep. 2

Music zine Fungjai hosts a night of live music featuring performances from Telex Telexs, Sole, River Rhyme and Yellow Fang. Tickets available at all 7-Eleven branches around the city. 
 
May 12. Play Yard by Studio Bar, Lad Phrao Soi 8

ART: Reframed

Argentinan/American artist Micaela Marini Higgs' series of analogue collages reassembles images cut from Thai magazines into surrealist scenes.

May 12. Cho Why, 17 Soi Nana, Charoen Krung Rd.


ART: Urbanicity 

Five international Bangkok-based artists show their unique visions about Asian cities using a variety of artistic techniques and mediums. 

May 12-Jun 3. Future Factory, between Paholyothin Sois 3-5


Saturday (May 13)

FESTIVALS: Super Summer Sound 2017

A brand new arts and music festival combining the works of local and international artists with the sound of electronic trance music, including a live performance from the hit '80s British duo Underworld. 

May 13. Asiatique the Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd.


NIGHTLIFE: Swindle

The British DJ and producer spins futuer hip-hop, funk and bass with support from DJs Sweed & Bunnyman and DJs Noxro and Foresto in the Dalmation room. 

May 13. Beam, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55


NIGHTLIFE: Mela Our Last Dance

Bid farewell to Dark Bar before it permanently closes down at the end of May with a party featuring music from resident DJs Krit Morton, Kova O'Sarin, Munta Morton, Jirus Gimmie,404, Funkpheno and Bass Youth. 

May 13. Dark Bar, Ekkamai Soi 10


GIGS: Degaruda The Farewell Show

Local rock band Degaruda are calling it a day after four and a half years together. Catch them for one last gig where they'll be playing their biggest hits alongside plenty of food and beer.

May 13. Soy Sauce Bar, 11/1 Charoenkrung Soi 24


Sunday (May 14)

FAIRS: Soi Nana Craft and Jumble Sale 

Residents of the hip Soi Nana open up their shophouses for the return of the yard sale which invites everyone in the area to buy and sell goods ranging from vintage clothing, furniture, original art, to homemade food.

May 14. Soi Nana, Charoenkrung Rd.


SPORTS: Sup & Sup Yoga Back on Board

Try out the brand new yoga trend that challenges you to do yoga on a stand up paddleboard upriver of the Chaophraya, beyond Koh Kret where the water’s not such a worrying shade of murk. Incorporating aspects of surfing, SUP yoga is said to require a little more focus on your core than regular yoga, while also posing a challenge mentally if you want to avoid taking a quick dip. 

May 14. Sup Station Thailand, www.fb.com/thailandsupyoga

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