A massive foodie market, John Legend, political exhibitions and an overdue discussion of sustainability in the restaurant industry. 

Art: Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

Tawan Wattuya examines the media’s portrayal of political figures from the last dozen years, including former prime ministers Abhisit and Yingluck. The digital and print showcase is meant to question the role of the media as well as the assumption of progress.
Through Mar 25. Artist+Run, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 099-454-5955. Free.
 
 

Art: The Broken Ladder

Wantanee Siripattananuntakul’s work asks us to reconsider the idea of a house, both as physical sanctuary and symbolic possession, and examines property rights in relation to Thai society’s inequalities.
Through Mar 31. Gallery Ver, 2198/1-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 02-103-4067. Free.
 

Art: Human Stories

Chumpol Kamwanna, Krit Chantranet, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy, Prasart Nirundornprasert and Warawut Intorn exhibit work that centers on the human body. Look out for the many infamous humans represented, such as America’s current president and our own Rolex General.
Through Mar 10. Rebel Art Space, 10/5, Sukhumvit Soi 67, 083-841-8582 Free.
 
 

Theater: Talk to Me and I Slap You

Artists Chan Sze-Wei and Gabriela Serani aren’t out to make you comfortable. This interactive theater performance is alternately playful, sad, critical and violent—an exploration of relationships, including that between audience and artist. Grab tickets at bit.ly/2o1Vd3Z.
Mar 2-4, Democrazy Theater Studio, Rama 4 Rd., Soi Saphan Koo, 087-998-4454. B500.

 

Nightlife: DARK BAR on Tour #2

The much-missed alternative Ekkamai club hosts its second pop-up night.
Mar 2, 9pm. Safe Room, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B250.
 
 

Market: Mad Face Food Week 2018

This 3-day foodie event by the Chao Phraya river bank gathers some of Bangkok’s top names in food and drink.
Mar 2-4, 3pm. Sermsuk Warehouse, 721 Charoennakorn Rd. B100.  
 
 

Market: From Rags To Display Chapter 3 (Wear The Music)

Shop vintage items and collectibles from collectors from Japan, Malaysia and Thailand on the river bank.
Mar 3-4, 3pm. Bangkok Dock, Charoenkrung Rd. B150.

 
 

Film: Doc Club Theater: Phantom of Illumination + Talk

A screening of Wattanapume Laisuwanchai's critically-acclaimed documentary following the life of a film projectionist who's forced out of his decades-long work when his standalone cinema shuts down. The director will lead a post-screening discussion, too.
Mar 3, 5:15pm. Doc Club Theater, Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Soi 30. B100.

 

Concert: Levitate Me Lions

Dream-pop sounds from Thai bands Safeplanet and Hariguem Zaboy, joined by Singaporean counterparts Cosmic Child, Sobs and Subsonic Eye.
Mar 3, 6pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 061-717-4365. B300.
 

Concert: Fever Tours in Thailand 2018

Japanese rockers The Band Apart, Lostage and Deepsea Drive Machine are joined by Thai support act Inspirative. Grab tickets at bit.ly/2GdDayo.
Mar 4, 7pm. Rockademy, 120/8 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-261-3833. B900.
 

Concert: Fifth Hamony Live in Bangkok

American girl group heads to Bangkok to perform songs from their third album, Fifth Harmony, like "Down," "He Like That" and "Angel" along with past Billboard hits like "Worth It" and "Work From Home." Grab tickets at www.thaiticketmajor.com
Mar 5, GMM Live House, 8/F, Central World, Rajdamri Rd. B1,600-2,600.
 

Sales & Fairs: Thailand Coffee Festival

Considered the biggest coffee event in Southeast Asia, this fair features booths from roasteries, distributors and equipment manufacturers, alongside coffee-related workshops and seminars, coffee brewing competitions and plenty of pop-up cafes.   
Mar 8-11. Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, 60 New Ratchadapisek Rd., 02-229-3000. Free.
 

Concert: JAMnight Live! with Beach Fossils + Her's

The Brooklyn lo-fi three-piece Beach Fossils team up with English dream-pop band Her’s, with support from local indie rockers Safeplanet. Grab tickets at bit.ly/2HB8BEk.
Mar 9, 7:30pm. Voice Space, BBD Building, 197 Viphavadi-Randsit Rd. B1,800

 

Art: Women Migrant Workers

UN Women hosts a 1-night photo exhibition from Pornvit Visitoran and Piyavit Thongsa-Ard, whose work capture individual stories of resilience and humanity of female migrants from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. 
Mar 9, 7pm. FCCT, 518/5 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-652-0580. Free.
 
 

Theater & Dance: RPDR's Kim Chi & Naomi Smalls

The American drag queens known for their appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race perform a fierce comedy and lip-syncing show. Grab tickets at thaiticketmajor.com.
Mar 9, 8pm. KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha, 7/F, Siam Square 1, Rama 1 Rd. B1,500-3,000.
 

Film: Doc+Talk: ‘Education’ Film Festival

Two days of film screenings examining education systems around the world. Expect documentaries from Ireland, Spain, South Korea, Norway and France and titles like School Life, Reach for the Sky, Childhood and The Graduation. Films will be followed by discussions.
Mar 10-11, 1pm. BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630. B100.
 

Sales & Fairs: Sunset Society Sunday feat. Barefood Bangkok / Nowhere

The market promises organic and vegan products and food along with live DJ sets from Alex Imix, NK Chan and Superstar Panda.
Mar 11, 1pm. Nowhere BKK, 6/F, Tha City Loft Hotel, Ekkamai Soi 6, 099-394-4417.
 

Concert: Neckdeep live in Bangkok

The Welsh pop punk band set their foot here as part of their Asia tour for their new album The Peace and The Panic.
Mar 14, 7pm. Rockademy, 120/8 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-261-3833. B1,200.

 

Nightlife: Dudesweet 1997

The local event organizer throws a party reviving the '90s vibe with grunge rock and techno. All digital devices are prohibited, but film cameras are acceptable. For tickets, visit bit.ly/2EXB3OX.
Mar 15, 7pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B600-800.
 

Food & Drink: {Re} Food Forum

Forty food industry leaders from around the world converge on Bangkok to give talks on food waste and sustainability. Forum tickets (Mar 19-20) have sold out, but they'll also be whipping up some amazing public dinners the whole week, in collaboration with some of the biggest local food names. See more details here
Mar 16-21. Venues around Bangkok. www.re-take.asia
 

Music Festival: Transmission Bangkok 2018

One of Europe's biggest electronic music festivals returns with the new theme of The Spirit of the Warrior featuring with headliners like like Ferry Corsten, accompanied by Gouryella 2.0, and Ben Nicky, famous for bringing "bad boy" trance to the stage. Grab tickets at bit.ly/2z9mF7F.
Mar 17, 5pm. BITEC, 88 Bangna-Trad Rd. B2,500-4,500.
 
 

Comedy: Doug Stanhope in Bangkok

The U.S. stand-up comedian, known for his acerbic wit, dark humor and raw political commentary, takes the stage in Bangkok. Tickets at bit.ly/2EvDYio.
Mar 17, 8pm. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19. B800-1,600.
 
 

Summer Dress, Stylish Nonsense, Van Twolips

Panda Records host a night of dream pop and experimental sounds featuring local talents Summer Dress, Stylish Nonsense and Brussels-based Van Twolips. Tickets TBA.
Mar 22, 8pm. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059.  
 
 

Concert: John Legend Darkness and Light Tour

The American soul singer/songwriter makes his live Bangkok debut as part of his "Darkness and Light World Tour 2018" in support of his 2016 album which spawned hits like "Love Me Now" and "Penthouse Floor," a collaboration with Chance The Rapper. Grab tickets at thaiticketmajor.com.
Mar 23, 8pm. BITEC, 88 Bangna-Trad Rd. 2,800-8,000.
 
 

Concert: The fin. + Yogee New Waves Live in Bangkok

Japanese indie-pop band The fin. is joined on the night be a new local talent. Grab tickets at  bit.ly/2EXWeo9.
Mar 25, 6pm. Voice Space, BBD Building, 197 Viphavadi-Rangsit Rd. B1,500.