This Thursday, Jun 11, gives you an excuse to start the weekend early at Ku De Ta's This is House Party in collaboration with Elektro Delikatessen. The star of the evening will be Groove Electronic Music Magazine’s 2012 Newcomer of the Year DJ Wankelmut. The party kicks off at 9pm, with a buy one-get-one-free deal on drinks till 11pm and resident DJs Richie, Ikono, Eddy Frampton and Alex Imix warming up the stage. B500 entry, with one free drink.
A party by Epic Entertainment for those that want to pre-game before the Road to Ultra, featuring the DJ who collaborated with Martin Garrix on "Wizard." Tickets are B500 at the door - head over early as it promises to be a busy night, with a crowd of 800.
The annual classical guitar festival organized by the Thailand Guitar Society, the Conservatory of Music (Rangsit University) and Sukosol Hotels. This year's edition sees four days of competition, masterclasses (B200 for observers) and concerts (B300 for afternoon, B600 for evening) by guitarists from all over the world, such as Roland Dyens, Gerard Abiton, Flavio Cucchi and Masao Tanibe, as well as local talents. Detailed schedule at aigf.weebly.com.
Outdoor market of bike accessories, parts and retro gadgets for sale. Live acoustic tunes from 4-10pm and an evening bike trip around Rattanakosin on Jun 12 (sign up online now at bit.ly/1JjxSQS). There’s also an Extreme Bike Stunt Show by the Championship Group from 6-8pm on Sunday Jun 13 to add some thrills to your riverside market experience.
Makkasan Airport Link Station turns into an enormous vintage-themed outdoor market, Artbox Exhibition, for two weekends, this Jun 12-14 and Jun 19-21. All 400 stalls of food and fashion are organized inside real shipping containers, aiming to attract those who love to Instagram their shopping experiences. Also a mini concert by Smallroom records' artists.
Russell Guyver conducts the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra's performance, featuring cellist Mark Kosower, in a program of Smetana, Dvorak and Schumann. Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the show starts. B100 for students.
Those looking to relax this weekend with some laughter have two options. Bangkok Stand-Up Comedy Showcase sees Tristan Botly and Vikram Balanji headlining the night on Jun 12, 8pm at The Comedy Club Bangkok. Entry is B250
Local rock bands Tornado, Outro, Brownstone, Conductor, Silly Machine, System Sucker and Doctor Sleep present music from seven eras of metal rock, covering hit tracks by Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Korn, Guns N' Roses, Deftones, System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold. Reservations at 099-191-5666.
Clubbing at Thonglor starting to get old? Rave to your heart’s desire with Alesso, Knife Party, Galantis and other world-class DJs at Bangkok’s edition of one of Asia’s biggest music festivals, Road to Ultra 2015. Turn up and get wild at BITEC this Jun 12 (5pm) for a night you’ll never forget... or remember. Last minute tickets are still available on Thaiticketmajor; valid ID required for entry. See our list of essential listening here.
Lek Kiatsirikajorn did a three-month residency in Paris and brings back photographs of bleak suburban rent-controlled housing, in sharp contrast with our idealized vision of Haussmanian Paris.Also launching on the same night is Living Crisis: Real Estate/Landscape, a collaborative touring exhibition by artists based in Japan, China and Thailand, initially launched back in 2011. The Bangkok edition presents reconstructed visualizations of the global economy and politics in the form of art installations, screenings and photographs. Curated by Manipa Jayawan.
The new Charoenkrung artspace 23 Bar & Gallery launches a photographic exhibition of women who identify as queer, lesbian, bisexual and trans around the city. Also the launch of queermango.com, a new website for events and opinion pieces, aimed at connecting the queer community in Thailand and SEA. For an idea of more things to do in the area, see our guide to Hua Lamphong.
Australian illusionist, magician and escape artist Cosentino makes his debut in Thailand this Jun 13 at Centara Grand Convention Center with his Twisted Reality show. Cosentino made his name in 2011 when he came second in Australia’s Got Talent, and he's since been touring the world with his inventive, modern take on classic escapology and illusions. Catch him at one of two shows being conjured up at 1pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are B1,500-B2,500, still available at Thaiticketmajor.
An all-you-can-drink beer fest and brewing system demonstration workshop by Goldencoins Home Brew, with six styles of homebrewed beer in the cozy garden of a hip Ari hostel, The Yard. Added perk: One bottle of beer will be delivered to your home after three weeks of fermentation.
Compagnie 14:20 presents a new kind of magic show under the theme "A journey where time retires within itself." The show will combine dance, juggling, music and video effects. For the rest of La Fete's final events, see here.
Showcases local filmmakers' 2-minute short films, submitted to the Bangkok Filmmakers Group. Cocktails and craft beer available with live music from Kota, WOOt Root, and live DJ afterwards at the new Silom bar, Whiteline.
Five scriptwriters and five directors produce five short plays in this collaboration with 16 actors and actresses in the annual project to create a production within 24 hours. The audience can follow live updates of the creative process at www.fb.com/crescentmoontheatre. Limited to an audience of 40 per round. Reservations at 081-929-4246 and 086-797-7445.
If you'd rather see new faces showing off their skills, head over to The Overground Bar & Cafe this Saturday for Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy Spoken Word Poetry's monthly open-mic night, this time under the theme "Coupe de Grace."
The British boy band of the early ’00s is here to fulfill your teenage dream on Jun 11 (8pm) at Blue Live in Bangkok 2015, Thunder Dome Muang Thong Thani, Impact Arena. Tickets to the concert (B3,500-B5,500) and the exclusive sky-high After Party at Heaven, 17-18/F CentralWorld (B1,000/B1,200) are still up for grabs, both on Thaiticketmajor.
TEDxBangkok 2015 explores ideas from thinkers, makers and game-changers under the theme “Catching the Ripples.” The local and self organized conference in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading” runs from 8am-6pm. Didn’t get a ticket? Live streaming is available on the day at tedxbangkok.net/live, and videos will be posted on the official Youtube account right after. Check out the list of speakers here.
Join the 90s Thai rave at Trasher's “come out and dance” with pop-guilty pleasures from 90s Thai artists like Tik Shiro, Buddha Bless and Four-Mod all night long. Entrance is B300 and receive one free drink and a souvenir.
If you're looking for a last minute run then sign up at the registration table for this one on the day. Four distances to choose from at this colorful charity run: 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and 10km. Organized by The Rainbow Room Foundation and Punky Runners in order to spread positive awareness for those with special needs in Thailand. For other runs happening around Thailand, click here.
A night of short film screenings featuring a production by French filmmaker Vincent Moon, a documentary film by Salman Farizi/ Gundala Pictures and a video installation by Tokin Teekanun. Live loop music at 10pm by Japanese electric guitarist Kota Amatuti Taki, also happening at Jam.
Celebrate 44 years of Hard Rock with Thai-British rock and folk artist, Hugo’s new album Deep In The Long Grass. And end the night with hit electonic songs from Jay Monton Jira. Be a part of a new music video they’re filming and book a table for 2 (B1,900) and get 1 free cocktail, 2 singha beers and 1 food dish, or a table for 4 (B3,900) includes 1 Jack Daniel’s or 2 Singha beers and 2 food dishes.