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BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Aug 17-20

The ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this weekend.

By Neon Boonyadhammakul | Aug 16, 2017

  • BK Weekend: What’s on in Bangkok this Aug 17-20
    REC Records

Thursday (Aug 17)

Nightlife: Global Vibes Thursday

DJ ManEatSunShine (REC. Records) spins a vinyl-only set spanning esoteric sounds from Asia, African and Latin America.
 
Aug 17. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free
 

Concerts: Ariana Grande Live in Bangkok

The international multi-plantinum singer performs in Bangkok as part of her Dangerous Woman tour, promising hits like "Break Free," "Love Me Harder" and "Problem."
 
Aug 17. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4455.

Phoenix

The French indie-rock band, best known for their sound that traverses synth-pop, alternative rock and new wave, make their Bangkok debut to perform tracks from their latest album Ti Amo. Tickets are sold out. 
 
Aug 17. Moonstar Studio, 701 Lad Phrao Soi 80 (Lad Phrao), 02-539-3881. B2,500-3,000
 

Art: Manga Hokusai Manga

The Japan Foundation presents an exhibition exploring the origin of Japanese manga curated by Ito Yu and Takahashi Mizuki. Featuring works by artists such as Shiriagari Kotobuk, Yokoyama Yuichi, Igarashi Daisuke, Okadaya Tetuzoh, Nishijima Daisuke, Ichikawa Haruko and Kyo Machiko. After Bangkok, the event moves onto Chiang Mai (Oct) and Hatyai (Nov).
 
Aug 17-Nov 22. g23, 2-3/F, Srinakharinwirot University, 114 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-649-5000. Free

Friday (Aug 18)

Nightlife: Fuck War, Let's Party!

A live show from punk and hardcore bands the Story of the Stoners, The Greed, Jimmy Revolt, Hatemonday and Monument the X.
 
Aug 18. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. BTS Surasak. B200
 

Showcase: Freshly Squeezed Sounds

Rising artists Alyn, Buhonero Clandestino and the Fluer Wiber Band perform live.
 
Aug 18. Live Lounge, Room 10/47, Trendy Building, Sukhumvit Soi 13, 02-168-7335. Free
 

The Flying Groove

DJs Ska, RabbitDisco, Tatexpression, Deejai, Parkin and Wutti spin a mash of funk, disco and boogie tunes.
 
Aug 18. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free
 

Theater: Oh! Ode:a performance project

Sasapin Siriwanij, in collaboration with Surachai Petsangrot, performs a "live sculpting of art in movement" inspired by Jarunun Phantachat’s experimental showpiece The Test of Endurance. With a photography exhibition by Wichaya Artamat

Aug 18-20. WTF Gallery & Cafe, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246. B300


Saturday (Aug 19)

Gigs: YENA

The indie-pop band launch their self-titled debut album. Tickets are sold out.
 
Aug 19. Brownstone Studio, 1395 Sukhumvit Soi 77, 087-703-0448. B199
 

Art: The Creative District Gallery Hopping Night

The night when some of the coolest galleries in town stay open late returns, featuring some 11 art spaces around Silom and Charoenkrung.
 
Aug 19. Galleries in Creative District area includes Silom, Sathorn, Charoenkrung and Bangrak, 089-143-7216. Free
 

Art: Silhouette of Desire

Uthis Heamamool presents his new series of figurative paintings, with an artist talk on opening night for those who wants to learn more about the creative process and concepts behind the work.
 
Aug 19-Sep 30. Gallery Ver, Narathiwas Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free
 

Concert: All-4-One Live in Bangkok 2017

American R&B group All-4-One perform '90s hits like "I Swear," with support from Pek Palitchoke, K-Group and Jamdee.
 
Aug 19. Thunder Dome, 99 Popular Rd., 02-504-5050. B1,500-4,000

Sunday (Aug 20)

Nightlife: Naturalista x Eat Me

Silom's fine-dining instituion Eat Me showcases biodynamic sustainable organic wines from around the world alongside live music. Ticket gets you 15 tasting pours, available at Ticketmelon.com.
 
Aug 20. Eat Me, 1/6 Soi Phiphat 2, Convent Rd., 02-238-0931. B1,500
 

Sales&Fairs: OLYMPIC DIGGER x REC

The Ladprao record store hosts a one-day sale of vinyl records. Free 7-inch vinyl with purchases over B400.
 
Aug 20. REC Records, U/F, QI Studio, Lad Phrao Soi 15, 085-366-9116.
 
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