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BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Oct 19-23

The weekend of vegan food, live music, art and spoken words.

By Neon Boonyadhammakul | Oct 18, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Oct 19-23
    Alex Brasserie
  • BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Oct 19-23
    World Press Photo Exhibiion
  • BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Oct 19-23
    Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy

Oct 18

Art: World Press Photo Exhibition 2017

The annual photo contest awards roadshow exhibits over 120 of the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
 
Oct 18-Nov 11. House of Lucie, 1 Ekkamai Soi 8, 095-478-9987. Free. BTS Ekkamai
 

Theater & Dance: The Taming of the Shrew (Germany)

The Stuttgart Ballet performs a dance rendition of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy following a playboy and his rebellious love interest.
 
Oct 18-19. Thailand Cultural Centre, Ratchadaphisek Rd., 02-262-3456. B2,000-5,500. MRT Thailand Cultural Centre
 

Oct 19

Sales&Fairs: Vegetarian Festival

Discover a variety vegetarian dishes from all over the world, like spaghetti with pesto, kartoffelsuppe potato soup and vegetables fried rice.
 
Oct 19-28. Alex Brasserie, 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-057-3079
 

Special Screenings: Images of The World and the Inscription of War

The Thai cultural researcher and author Viriya Sawangchot takes over the bar to screen a film essay by Harun Farocki called 1988 Images of the World and the Inscription of War. The film examines the aerial photographs of a bombing attack over the German IG Farben industrial plant during the WWII taken by American soldiers.
 
Oct 19. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free. BTS Surasak
 

Nightlife: BEAM x MELA x UNSTๆ

Bangkok-based DJs provide a night of undergorund house music.
 
Oct 19. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free
 

Dark & Dirty Presents Mendy Indigo x Sabura

The local DJ teams up with Germany's Sabura to take over the decks with techno beats.
 
Oct 19.Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B250
 

Global Vibes Thursday

A night of tropical music from DJ African Star Trekker.
 
Oct 19. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free. BTS Thong Lo
 

Oct 20

Art:Splashed

Kawita Vatanajyankur's video performances reflect the ugly truth of female labor and modern consumerism.
 
Oct 20-Dec 24. Nova Contemporary, G/F, Baan Somthavil, Ratchadamri Rd. Free
 
Marcel

Once Again, With Love

Swedish/Finnish artist Kimmo Kauko's black-and-white photographs offer vignettes of eroticism, beauty and mystery. With cocktails by guest mixologist Linh Anh Moreau and disco through to house tunes by DJ Jaydubb.
 
Oct 20-22. Marcel, Sathorn Soi 10, 02 635 3533. Free. BTS Chong Nonsi
 

Gigs: LIVE: The Note, Kunst & City Plant

Three new indie-pop bands share the stage.
 
Oct 20. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200. BTS Surasak
 

Nightlife: Sound System Culture

Bangkok Riddim Syndicate throws a big reggae party with guest DJs and MCs welcome.
 
Oct 20. Overstay, Charan Sanit Wong Soi 80-82, 02-883-4836. Free
 

Oct 21

Concerts:Devourment Live Brotherhood Brutality

International death metal bands Devourment (USA), Gorevent (Japan) and Undead Daredevil (Japan) perform at OXA Pub and Restaurant.
 
Oxa Pub and Restaurant, 244/7 Ratchadaphisek Rd., 081 813 6493. B800-1,200
 

Art: I Am a Feminine Protagonist

London-based Thai artist Kamolros Wonguthum tackles gender stereotypes and entrenched power systems through autobiographical works.
 
Oct 21-Nov 2. Gallery Ver, Narathiwas Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free
 

Gigs: Ben Hobbs with Velvet

UK electro-pop artist Ben Hobbs performs alongside emerging local indie band Velvet.  
 
Oct 21. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200

Oct 22

Art: Landscape and a Man Who Eats the Sun

Chai Siri's landscape photographs explore the concept of being lost in time.
 
Oct 22-Nov 2. Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free
 

Oct 23

Nightlife: Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic Show

Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy opens the stage to spoken-word performers of all skill levels. With appearances from Aldana Sanders and hip-hop duo Nasi.
 
Oct 23. Live Lounge, Trendy Building, 10/47 Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-168-7335. B300
 

 

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