Start 2015 afresh with these markets, art exhibitions, world-class concerts and more for everyone.
Join the Mikkeller Running Club on its first event, with 4km and 8.5km runs kicking off from the beer bar on Jan 2 at 1pm. Post-workout, there's a house pilsner beer for all participants. You can also join the club for B600 to receive a Mikkeller Running Club T-shirt.
American artist Maxine Helfman presents a symbolic exhibition at the sky-high gallery on Jan 3, featuring images of slaves dressed in the garments of their masters. Curated by Susan Baraz.
Indie fans: don’t miss the first concert by the local online independent music streaming site fungjai.com (think Deezer or Spotify but for Thailand). Hedsod Concert by Fungjai takes over Voice Space on Jan 10 with concerts by your favorite indie groups like Desktop Error, Polycat, electric.neon.lamp and Death of a Salesman. Expect a unique arrangement of tunes as selected from the website.
There are a plenty of art openings to look forward to this year. A real highlight is Siam: Through the Lens of John Thomson at the National Gallery, an exhibition of work by one of the first Western photographers to document Thailand, whose images of people and landscapes taken from 1865-66 show the Rama V era in vivid detail. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will be at the gallery on Jan 9, 3pm, for the opening ceremony.
Jan 10-Feb 28
Fans of all things vintage have something to look forward to this week as the super-popular retro community Made by Legacy brings back its hip Brooklyn-style flea market on the weekend of Jan 10-11. Taking over the parking lot of the State Railway of Thailand, Hua Lamphong, from 3pm till midnight, the theme this time is "Children," in celebration of National Children's Day. Expect stalls selling old-school toys, classic action hero figures, rare vintage home décor items, and a great selection of food and drinks stalls
Make the best of your Saturday afternoon this Jan 10 as new party collective Splendid Saturday hosts Splendid Saturday Launch Party at Bangkok Infinity Rooftop Bar. the very first of its daytime parties promises old-school party tunes from various genres played by DJs DeLorean, Paulie Sirisant and Monsieur Markus. They’ve also got good food and drink covered, thanks to collaborations with Opposite Mess Hall and the boys from Rocket Coffeebar. This may just be our new favorite way to spend the weekend.
Celebrate the bar's first anniversary, with prize giveaways, free food, drinks and shots.
The internationally renowned sculptor from California exhibits his work for the first time in Asia, featuring various images based on his past Italian stone sculpture installations. Closing party on March 19, 2015 at 7pm.
Jan 15-Mar 29
NIST International School will be holding a series of talks by three Nobel Laureates, in collaboraton with the International Peace Foundation. Jan 19 sees Professor Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate in Physics in 2011, give a talk on the topic "Science: Humanity's universal bridge." The Feb 2 talk invites Professor Bruce A. Beutler, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, to address "The global struggle against infectious disease." The final talk of the series on Feb 9 features Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, awarded the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, who discusses "Global equity and security."
Jan 22-Feb 9
A group exhibition featuring artists Sayumphorn Janthasorn, Justin Mills, Rebecca Vickers, Karma Sirikogar, Christian Hogue, Anjali Mandrekar, Chip Seven and Dan Burman at the Charoenkrung art gallery/cafe.
Jan 24-Feb 20
The penultimate event for the monthly winter music festival, bringing quality jazz performances by the best local acts, many from the Phra Athit bar Jazz Happens and The Voice, with art exhibitions from Silpakorn University, art and music workshops and plenty of other stalls. Tickets can be purchased at 02-282-9934 and 084-450-0505.
A whole week for beer lovers as Mikkeller celebrates its first anniversary this month with exclusive new bottles and 50 taps from popular breweries around the world.
Jan 26-Feb 1
The annual three-day jazz event features jazz workshops run by local and international musicians, jazz solo improvisation competitions, and three evenings of concerts by George Garzone Trio, Chai & The Blues Maniacs feat. Nurse, Lage Lund Trio, Jetset'er, Pomelo Town with Koh Mr. Saxman and Jakob Dinsen, Mahidol University Jazz Orchestra and Silpakorn University Jazz Orchestra. B500 for a day pass, B800 for evening concerts. Full schedule available at ow.ly/Gk4e1.
The award-winning non-verbal Korean comedy performance Nanta Show 2015 returns to Bangkok’s RCA Plaza Building as a part of its world tour this month, running through Jan 31. Also known as the Korean Broadway, the show takes you through one-and-a-half hours of improv live interactions that combine traditional and modern Korean beats with a storyline about four hapless chefs. Your screaming audience of K-pop fan-girls, this ain’t. Performances run every day this month except Mondays and Tuesdays.
Through Jan 31
Young classical performers selected to take part in the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra (PYO), and popular pianist Saksit Vejsupaporn perform George Gershwin's Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess Suite and American in Paris. Conducted by Norman Huynh. Make your booknigs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02-447-8597.
The final month for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra's performances of popular tunes from a wide range of genres at Lumpini Park's Sala Bhirom Bhakdi. Note: Alcohol is not permitted.
Every Sunday through Feb 1