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25 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this November

Ed Sheeran and Alt-J finally arrive, The Great Outdoor Market returns, and enough DJ gigs to keep your head ringing all month.

By Neon Boonyadhammakul | Oct 31, 2017

  • 25 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this November

Film: Tentacles TV Screenings + Talks

The screening of moving images directed by local and international artists with post-screening Q&A sessions. The contributing artists include Schone Vormen (Amsterdam) and Baptist Coelho (UK). For schedules visit bit.ly/2z72t51.

Nov 3,5,9. Tentacles, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 089-117-3434; 082-487-1487. Free.

Art: Unfolding Kafka

Exploring the works of German surrealist writer Franz Kafka, this art festival presents contemporary art pieces ranging from physical movement theater to sculpture and visual art to topics including animalism, gender, identity, and bodies. For tickets and schedule details visit www.unfoldingkafkafestival.com. Prices vary for individual shows.

Nov 3-22. Bangkok CityCity Gallery, 13/3 Sathorn Soi 1, 083-087-2725. B1,650 for the festival pass.

Market: The Great Outdoor Market

Shop a variety of fashionable and artsy items at this popular market, this time at a venue by the Chao Phraya River.

Nov 3-5. Lhong 1919, 248 Chiang Mai Rd., 081-994-459.

Gig: Experimental War #04: The Art Of Noise

A showcase of noise makers with a lineup that includes Galo Duran (Mexico), SKRAW (USA), Thom Aj Madson (Thailand) and GAMNAD737 (Thailand).

Nov 4. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200.

Gig: Nü Wave

Sean Nicholas Savage, Molly Nilsson and Better Person bring you a night of their underground, synth pop sounds accompanied by local groups City Plant, Ramintra, and Rock Shreller.

Nov 4. The Overstay, Charan Sanit Wong Soi 80-82, 02-883-4836. B200.

Nightlife: Escape 56 BKK Feat. Roman Flügel

The German underground techno DJ takes over the table for Escape 56's first pop-up party in Bangkok. 

Nov 4. Viva Ekamai, Praditmanutham Rd., 094-287-8623. B800.

Film: The 400 Blows

A screening of Francois Truffaut's classic 1959 coming-of-age film, attended by star actor Jean-Pierre Leaud.

Nov 5. Alliance Francaise de Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd. B120/B60.

Market: The Hope Fair Special Night Edition

Shop for organic food, handmade crafts, household goods and more from over 100 vendors, with proceeds donated to the Mercy Center.

Nov 9. Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18. Free. 

Gig: We Are Here

A new underground music venue launches with an indie-rock lineup of Desktop Error, Penny Time, and Blues Tape, joined by DJ Saraya.

Nov 11. De Commune, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 061-717-4365. Free.

Gig: Shugo Tokumaru Live in Bangkok

Seen Scene Space presents a concert by the Japanese pop multi-instrumentalist who just launched his new album, Toss. Support from Summer Dress, Sasi and Midnight Children. Tickets at bit.ly/2yrCaGA.

Nov 11. Play Yard, Lad Phrao Soi 8. B500.

Gig: Dean Live in Bangkok

Rising Korean R&B/hip-hop performer Kwon Hyuk, better known as Dean, performs with counterparts Saay and Miso. 

Nov 11. Moonstar Studio Hall 8. B2,500.

Concert: Kolour Warehouse

A DJ Gig for electronic music fans with a lineup including Seth Troxler, Alex Fischer, ATMA, Dan Buri, Ekception, Mendy Indigo and Sunju Hargun.

Nov 11. The Studio Park, 999 Moo 3, Bang Bo, Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan, 02-669-4200. B800-1,600.

Gig: JMSN 

The American artist (pronounced Jameson) known for this ‘90s-indebted neo-soul tracks performs live.

Nov 11. Rockademy, Sukhumvit Soi 26. B1,100.

Art: Mao Mak Mag

This party will try every trick to get you totally wasted, in keeping with the theme of Graham Meyer’s photo zine Mao Mak Mag, whose third edition documents drunken moments and hangovers from around Bangkok. Expect raucous opening and closing parties. 
 
Nov 11-26. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.
 

Art: In the Shadow

Brdieg, the art space at the foot of the abandoned Sathorn Unique building, celebrates three years of underground and experimental aexhibitions with art from the likes of Beerpitch Pitchaya, Chayanich Muangthai, Liam Morgan, Methagod, Rukkit Kuanhawate, Tae Parvit, Lolay, Tommy Hanson, TRK and Yuree Kensaku.

Nov 11. Bridge, Charoen Krung Soi 51. Free.

 

Concert: Ed Sheeran

Seven-time platinum artist Ed Sheeran, best known for "The A Team" and "Lego House", performs live as part of his world tour promoting his third album Divide, which includes songs "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill".

Nov 16. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4455. B1,800-5,500.

Music Festival: Beamfest

A DJ festival with an international and local lineup including Skream (UK), Cashmere Cat, HVOB (Austria), No Regular Play (US), Swindail (Australia) and Teenage Mutants (Germany), Kitsune DJs (France), The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Thailand), DNXTR (Thailand), Ga-Pi (Thailand), and Beam's resident DJs.

Nov 17-19, Nov 24-26. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B1,500-2,500.

Market: Noise Market 7 Climate Change

This market promises eco-friendly products, organic food, art, music, and outdoor film screenings.

Nov 18. Museum Siam, Sanam Chai Rd., 02-225-2777.

Film: Bangkok Underground Film Festival

The platform for local indie/experimental filmmakers returns with a new selection of films as part of Noise Market (see above). The contributing directors include Sorayos Prapapan, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Joseph Timbs.

Nov 18. Museum Siam, Sanam Chai Rd., 02-225-2777. Free.

Gig: Pond Live in Bangkok

This Australian psychedelic-rock band known for mixing the heavy riffage and camp touches of '70s classic rock with strangely introspective lyrics just released their seventh album, The Weather (produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker). Support from local experimental producer Koichi Shimizu. 

Nov 21. Nakarin Space, 399/1 Srinakarin Rd. B2,000.

Music Festival: Karma Kastle

Organized by the Bangkok-based non-profit music organization Karma Klique, this two-day event offers a variety of performances with an international lineup of Rebolleda (Mexico), Jonathan Kusuma (Indonesia), DJ Zig Zach (Singapore) and Yoshi Nori (Taiwan). For more details and tickets visit bit.ly/2yZokcj.  

Nov 24. Mirasierra Khao Yai, 575 Moo 1 Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima. B1,800. 

Market: Teen Spirit's Arts and Design Market

Shop trendy clothes and hand-made goods from Bangkok-based designers.

Nov 24. G/F, Emquartier, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-269-1000.

Nightlife: Onra Live Set

The French beatmaker takes over the DJ table to fill the night with hip hop and .

Nov 25. Future Factory Bangkok 1077/48 Paholyothin Rd.,098-253-9356. B500. BTS Ari.

Sales & Fair: Neilson Hays Library’s November Book Sale

The popular book sale returns with a big selection and prices starting at B20.

Nov 25. Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731.

Concert: Alt-J live in Bangkok

The English indie-rock band best known for hits like "Breezeblocks" and "In Cold Blood" make their Thailand debut with songs from their latest album, Relaxer. Grab tickets at  bit.ly/2z6SXPh.

Nov 27. Moonstar Studio, 701 Ladprao Soi 80., 02-539-3881. B1,990-2,290.

 
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