The ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this weekend.
The ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this weekend.
- By BK staff
- | Apr 04, 2018
See also: April's hottest events
Thursday, Apr 5
COMEDY: Bill Bailey live in Bangkok
Star of Black Books and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Bill Bailey’s been funny for two decades. If you think that’s easy, recall that Jimmy Fallon’s streak lasted, oh, 20 minutes. What’s the old man got that the kids don’t understand? Jokes that jump from topical to political to observational, combining razor-sharp critiques of society and musical comedy.
Apr 5, 8pm. The Westin Grande, Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-207-8000. B1,000-3,200. Tickets at www.ticketflap.com/billbailey-bkk18
SPOKEN WORD: Poetry Slam
This spoken-word contest organized by Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy offers up B3,000 in prize money.
Apr 5, 7pm. Live Lounge Bkk, Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-168-7335. B300.
Photographer Deborah Metsch exhibits her memories of Africa through half-frame 35mm photos.
Apr 5-May 6. The Jam Factory, 41/1-5 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 02-861-0950. Free.
ART: BAB Talk #7
Apr 5, 2-4pm. Auditorium, 5/F, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)
Credit: Charito Yap Via www.flickr.com
As a part of his Asia Club Tour, world-famous electronic music producer and DJ Zedd will a stop off at Onyx for the night.
Apr 5, 10pm. Onyx, Soi Soonvijai, Rama 9 Rd., 081-645-1188. B900. Tickets: www.ticketmelon.com/retox/zedd
Friday, Apr 6
American photographer David Longstreath explores Southeast Asian rituals like body piercings, fire walking and street processions. Opening reception on Apr 6 from 7pm.
Photography that exposes the Burmese army's merciless approach to hilltribe minorities. Opening reception on Apr 6 from 7pm.
LIVE MUSIC: Freshly Squeezed Sounds
NIGHTLIFE: No Rice No Life #2: Mah Noi EP Release Party
NIGHTLIFE: Subconscious Techno Sessions
Saturday, Apr 7
Through loops, repetition and layering, Pathompon “Mont” Tessprateep offers a visual and thematic exploration of the idea of “mental time travel,”including a portrayal of nomadic noise musician Thom Assajan-Jakgawan. Opening reception on Apr 7, 6pm onwards.
Apr 7-May 13. Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free.
Lorenz O'tool of the band Berlin punks Chuckamuck is joined by local indie bands Lokee Redlight and City Plant (pictured).
Apr 7, 8pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. B160.
NIGHTLIFE: Big Daddy from Oslo
The Norwegian electro house and EDM DJ spins a set.
LIVE MUSIC: Jubhuuchonpak!
LIVE MUSIC: Death Visions
LIVE MUSIC: Live Jazz Band
Apr 7, 9pm. Le Cafe des Stagiaires, 142/21 Sathorn Soi 12, 081-207-3077.
NIGHTLIFE: Westin Pool Party - Pre-Songkran Edition
NIGHTLIFE: G-Spot Theme Party Ballywood
NIGHTLIFE: Beat Slice Repeat
An experimental night focused on DJs who produce live beats with styles from electronica and techno to dub.
Apr 7, 8am. The Overstay, Charan Sanitwong Soi 40, 064-723-4975. B150.
NIGHTLIFE: DJ Zinc
The UK-based DJ and producer turns up a strictly drum n’ bass set.
NIGHTLIFE: Toprock Presents: "In Hip Hop We Trust"
Apr 7, 10pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B200.
NIGHTLIFE: Rise Pres. Myle x Mendy Indigo x Rafael Da Cruz
The high-profile local DJ line-up delivers a dance-ready soundtrack till late.
Sunday, Apr 8
NIGHTLIFE: Mustache Takeover Viva Aviv Riverside Festival
NIGHTLIFE: Spirals and Squares
The lineup of this electronic DJ showcase includes Point and Shoot, Tomes and Linh Ha and Chamapoo.
We’ll likely never return to the city’s book heyday, i.e. 2013, when UNESCO named Bangkok that year’s World Book Capital (an aspirational title). Thankfully, the International Book Fair returns for a selection of books both Thai and not, with some local writers heading up events.
Through Apr 8, 10am-9pm. 60 New Rachadapisek Rd., 02-229-3000. Free.
The annual exhibition of cars, big bikes and pretties. Supercars will no doubt be flaunted, but save your ogling for the real automobiles of the future: the plug-in, green machines that will see us out of the air quality index’s red zone.
Through Apr 8. IMPACT Arena, Popular Rd. B100.
ART: Games and Politics
In this interactive exhibition, Communication Design students of Chulalongkorn University use games as a way to discuss political issues like armed conflict, migration and governmental surveillance.
Through Apr 12. CommeDe Building, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd., 02-218- 4492. Free.
ART: 19 Black Edition
Photographer Cherdwood Sakolaya explores the measures man takes to control nature.
Through May 31. Rebel Art Space, Sukhumvit Soi 67, 081-666-8383. Free.
ART: At Dawn
Paintings, drawings and mixed-media artworks by young artists Supaporn Chulaka, Ponpassapon Bunyaritthanone, Tan Kositpipat and Terdtanwa Kanama exploring semi-surreal and abstract concepts.
Through Apr 28. Ardel’s Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-422-2092. Free.
ART: Two Men Look Out through the Same Bars #2
Artists Miti Ruangkritya and Dhyan Ho examine different points of views standing from the same spot.
Through Apr 8. WTF Gallery & Cafe, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246. Free.
ART: EDEN Part II
Piyatat Hemmatat’s photographs and sculptures draw on the imagery of Eden—serpents, forbidden fruit and the link—in a thought-provoking fashion.
Through Jun 7. Galleria Oasis, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 43, 02-258-7376. Free.
ART: Blood Sweat Beer Part: MediumRare
10 street art artists and painters exhibit works meant to signify that neither happiness nor misery lasts forever.
Through Apr 28. Kalwit Studio & Gallery, 119/14 Ruamrudee Soi 2, 02-254-4629. Free.
ART: From the Chaophraya to Mae Ping
The watercolor paintings of Saichol Choungbunsri portray the lives and cultures along the rivers.
Through Apr 30. A Day In A Life, 156/1 Tanao Rd., 092-462-8224. Free.