One of Bangkok’s best weekends since we can't remember.

This weekend (Jan 27-28), a whole heap of design, food and drink events descend on the riverside. Most of them are linked to Bangkok Design Week, but there’s a lot more going on than that. Make the most out of Saturday and Sunday—without missing a single exhibition. 

28 Block Party #1

Hosted in the center of Charoenkrung Soi 28, 28 Block Party #1: Local Motive - The Communal Table (Sun, Jan 28) sees local-produce champions 80/20 team up with new-school izakaya Jua and nose-to-tail Isaan specialist 100 Mahaseth for an eight-course dinner “inspired and designed from local waste around Sriphaya-Talad Noi community.” What does that mean, exactly? The chefs involved aren’t giving anything away as far as the food goes, but the ticket price of B4,500 (inclusive of three cocktails from the Tropic City team) is for a good cause. The team promises they’ll donate all profit to sustainability initiatives for the Talad Noi community. Kicking off at 6:30pm, the event runs right through till 11pm.

Jan 28.


103 Rooftop Cinema

One of the highlights of Chinanatown Festival 2018 (see below) is happening at coffeeshop-slash-hostel 103 Bed & Brews. Here, they’ll be hosting a special night of movie screenings from the Chinatown rooftop. The rooftop opens at 6pm to screen shorts and movies on themes of anxiety, imperfection and romance. Confirmed directors include Jongchai Sukitvannee of Vownoy Productions and Siraya Saicheua, whose work I’m Not Sure Today was recently selected for the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival.

Jan 28.

Chinanatown Fair 2018

On Jan 28 (Sunday), head over to Chinatown’s Soi Nana, where the burgeoning array of creative businesses are hosting Chinanatown Fair 2018. There are over 20 businesses taking part in open-house events, art exhibitions and parties. During the day, check out spaces like Ba:Nana:Press gallery and Oneday Wallflowers, while by night it’s the turn of happening bars like Asia Today and Ba Hao.

Jan 28.



Kicking off on Sat (Jan 27) KNOW-R bills itself as a “floating mobile photo exhibition.” Sixteen photographers have been commissioned to take part, whose work examines 14 separate communities living along the Chao Phraya River. The event takes place each day (11am-6pm) through Feb 4 outside the Cat Telecom Building.

Jan 27-Feb 4.


Made by Legacy

The definitive Bangkok flea market hosts its ninth ever event this weekend, when it’ll be crossing the river to Sermsuk Warehouse along the Chao Phraya River (Pepsi Pier). Among the more-than-200 vendors, expect the usual assortment of vintage finds, food stalls and cocktail stands, all being perused by Bangkok’s in-crowd. There’s an entry fee of B100.



P. Tendercool

The design workshops, galleries and warehouses of bespoke furniture P. Tendercool have three events lined up that run concurrently. In one space, they’ll be showing P. Tendercool—Bespoke Furniture, an exhibition of their latest sofa collection in collaboration with fabric-maker Jim Thompson, where they will also exhibit custom tattooed leather chairs by tattoo artists Tantai, CZ and Luke Satoru. Next door, Hans Fork—Chinese Rocks II Painted Photography presents the work of Dutch photographer Hans Fonk. All weekend, P. Tendercool's founders, Belgians Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer, will also be personally taking guests on tours of their facility, starting at 2pm daily.

Jan 27-Feb 4.