Your guide to the best things to do in Bangkok this weekend.
See also: This week's best foodie events
Thursday (May 25)
WHY NOT: May Book Club: Joyce Carol Oates
This edition of the library's monthly book club discusses the works of the American author who is best known for books like Black Water, What I Lived For and Blonde.
May 25. Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd.
Friday (May 26)
The French DJ, whose tracks have been featured on Youtube's Majestic Casual playlists, brings his unique blend of hip-hop and electronica to Bangkok for the first time. He'll be supported by DJ Bunnyman and DJs Noxro and Kade in the Dalmation room.
May 26. Beam, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55
NIGHTLIFE: The Streets Raised Me
For one night only, the bar-slash-gallery holds a curated night of street culture, featuring a pop-up clothing store, a screening of a skate art film from the early '90s dubbed "Sk8 Tape," and quality audio and visual mixes.
May 26. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, BTS Surasak
NIGHTLIFE: The Swingkings Big Boy Band
The popular big band made up of brass and wind players host a night of live swing and easy-listening jazz music with an after party from Bangkok Invaders' DJ Bixzexy.
May 26. Maggie Choo’s, Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, 320 Silom Rd.
THEATER: BCT Fringe Festival
An informal night of live theater featuring 8 separate short plays and experimental scenes from first time performers and old timers in the Bangkok Community Theatre group.
May 26-27. M Theater, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Rd.
MARKET: LOL Market
The popular clothes market returns, this time promising everything from accessories to swimwear from over 160 local brands, all set up in a huge air-conditioned dome.
May 26-28. CentralWorld Square, Rama 1 Rd. BTS Chitlom/Siam
Saturday (May 27)
GIGS: Jameson on the Rock
A night of live music from De Flamingo, Chanudom, Brown Flying, Arak and The Pisat Band. Dress code is "rock never dies".
May 27. Live RCA, RCA, Rama 9 Rd.
ART: Inside the Soul
Praween Piangchoompu uses graphic arts depicting objects in empty rooms to capture a state of mental peacefulness.
May 27-Jun 30. La Lanta Fine Art, 254/14 Soi 31 (Sukhumvit)
MARKET: The Knack Market #23
WORKSHOP: Beer Class with Q
Discover eight brands of beer from eight local producers, including names like Changwon Express, Stone Head, Triple Pearl, Happy New Beer and more, and discover how they were made as well as the correct way to enjoy them. Class conducted in Thai only.
May 27. Changwon Express, 37 Asoke-Din Daeng Rd.
WORKSHOP: Basic Darkroom with Mooroll
Emerging photographer Thanarath Siripidej hosts a class for beginners all about processing your photographs using a darkroom.
May 27. Hubba-To, 3/F, Habito Mall, Phra Khanong Rd.
Sunday (May 28)
The popular Isan soul singer performs live at a stylish new boutique residence, accompanied by delicious food selections from the new Eastern Thai restaurant.
May 28. Bangkok Publishing Residence, Lan Luang Rd.
WORKSHOPS: Tea Blending Workshop
A hands-on class all about tea brewing, tea tasting, pairing tea with food, tea blending and tea mocktail creation, suitable for tea-lovers of all experiences. The class will be conducted in Thai and English.
May 28. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17