Thursday (Jun 16)

LIVE MUSIC: Hong Kong Jazz Allstar

Over four days Maggie Choo's will be centre stage for four of Hong Kong's top Jazz musicians. In the line up is effort featuring bassist Sylvain Gagnon, organist Bob Mocarsky, saxophonist Paulo Levi and drummer Laurent Robin. Entry cost B300 per night or B900 for a four day pass and can be bought here.

Jun 13-16. Maggie Choo's, 320 Silom Rd. 

GIGS: Folk It! 

The two winners of Bangkok's 2012 Ukele competition, Will Corbin and Kitti Bronco, have teamed up to bring us a night mellow tunes this Thursday.

Jun 16. Groove, 1/F, CentralWorld. 8pm onwards

THEATER: Like A Rat, I Want to be Beautiful

This play brought to us by Shogo Tanikawa features five people who met online to meet for the very first time in an abandoned warehouse. This tale of love, friendship and passion promies to knock your socks off with laughter and heartfelt emotions. The show itself is in Thai however both English and Japanese subtitles are available. Tickets are B500 each with B100 discounts for students.

Jun 16-19, 23-26, 30-Jul 3. BlueBox Studio, Phetburi Rd., 087-301-3892

DeathtrapTHEATER: Deathtrap

A new production of Ira Levin’s long-running mystery thriller on Broadway. Directed by Loni Berry, the play explores how desperation leads to murder.

Through Jul 3. About Culture Collective Studio, 70 Charoenkrung Rd.,  089-876-5400. 8pm.

Friday (Jun 17)

NIGHTLIFE: Freddie Glitch

This Friday night Freddie Glitch will be supported by Tom Maarten in what's set to be the ultimate crowd pleaser at Vogue Lounge. Tickets are completely free and can be booked in advance here.

Jun 17. Vogue Lounge, 6/F, Mahanakon Cube. 02-001-0697. 10:30pm til late

Fragments of Emotion

ART: Fragments of Nature

Artist Pataraporn Sansing exhibits her paintings from the past two years on themes of confusion, grief and fear in a surrealist style. 

Jun 17-Jul 6. Jamjuree Gallery, Jamjuree Soi 8, Phayathai Rd., 02-218-3709

NIGHTLIFE: Basa Bongo: Cumbia Calypso Chicha Kaseko Coladeira Afro

DJ Dangdut Banget (Zudrangma Records) plays a bunch of his favorite tropical records from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Jun 17. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51. 9pm

NIGHTLIFE: Overground's 3rd Anniversary

The Sukhumvit Soi 22 bar celebrates its 3rd birthday with sets from Afrika Islam, Wasabi Bytes & Nemo Cools. Free open bar from 8-9pm.

Jun 17. Overground Bar & Cafe, Sukhumvit Soi 22. 7pm.

Saturday (Jun 18)

NIGHTLIFE: Pyjama Party

Hair of the Dog throws a party in their jam jams and is inviting everyone to join in on the celebration, too, with 50-percent off all taps. There's even a prize for the top 5 best PJs! The dress code is strictly pyjamas which means bathrobes and elephants are a no while sexy lingerie is a yes..

Jun 18. Hair of the Dog, 2/F, Mahatun Plaza, 888/26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-7589.

Urban Pool PartyNIGHTLIFE: Urban Pool Party

The last edition of the afternoon-evening pool party before the rainy season hiatus features 7 DJs including Ehh Kay, Bomber Selecta, and Champ Promdee, who'll be spinning the best of hip-hop, r&b, pop, trap and twerk. After party at Sway, Thonglor Soi 10.

Jun 18. Sofitel So, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. 2pm-9pm

Bangkok Boat Party NIGHTLIFE: Bangkok Boat Party

A boat party on the Chao Phraya River, featuring hip-hop, house and techno music from DJs Juany Bravo, Skinny Mark and Tony B, along with special UK guest DJ Lazru. The boat leaves from Sathorn Pier, Saphan Taksin. 

Jun 18. 097-094-5950.

Fete de la Musique

GIGS: Feta de la Musique

In celebration of World Music Day, join local bands like My Life as Ali Thomas (Indie-folk), DCNXTR (electro-pop, Jelly Rocket (dream pop) and Monomania (alt rock) for a night of live performances. On top of the music, there's also a screening of music documentary Eden as well as an indoor and outdoor flea market.

Jun 18. Alliance Francaise, 279 Wireless Rd. 02-670-4200.

THEATER: Fearless Love

A Fearless Love is the debut event for Bangkok's newest art space Humble Projects, taking place this Jun 18. This project is a collaboration with H Gallery Project Space that involves a performance-lecture by cultural activist and artist Prumsodum Ok and Cambodian dance company Natyarasa. The performance is a contemporary interpretation of Khmer classical dance that explores the theme of a fearless love. 

Jun 18. Humble Projects, 41/40 Sunthon Phimon, Si Phraya-Sam Yan. 5pm onwards

ART: I Write You a Lot

I Write You a Lot is a photographic screenwriting exhibition by film-maker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, a former Chulalongkorn graduate who became famous for his massive films like Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy. This is his first solo exhibition where he'll expose the characters he often conjures up in his own mind as he sees the characters of Sathorn Soi 1.

Jun 18-Aug 7. Bangkok CityCity Gallery, 13/3 Sathorn 1, Sth Sathorn Rd. 4pm-8pm


The New Rijksmuseum is a documentary which goes behind the scene to cover the long, complicated process it took to rebuild Holland's most famous museum, Rijksmuseum. The screening goes through political struggles, financial struggle and restoration all for the love for art.

Jun 18 U Baan Art Station, 204 Soi Chinda Thawin, Silom. 088-088-5140.


ART: Simulator

Four artists—Winyagorn Junthasiri, Rath Panircharoenphol, Chatchai Wutimananon and Porramet Jittaksa—present a collection of paintings, graphic designs and mixed media works exploring the harmony between the real and virtual worlds. 

Through July 2 U Baan Art Station, 204 Soi Chinda Thawin, Silom. 088-088-5140.


WHY NOT: Swing Dancing with Dixielogy at The Hop

This Saturday Bangkok's grooviest studio will come to life with live band Dixieology playing alongside a bunch of Lindy Hoppers' at a social dance. Entry cost B400 including one drink and a free 30-minute beginner's class. Also, the first 100 people recieve a tree.

Jun 18. The Hop, 252/8 Silom Rd (between Silom Soi 18 and 20)

Sunday (Jun 19)

WORKSHOPS: Picolo Folkvento Homebrewing Coffee Workshop

The day-long course cost B4,500 per person and covers four sections: basic coffee instruction, making coffee using different instruments, making the perfect cup and coffee tips. Each attendee receives a free coffee handbook and bag of beans to take home

Jun 19. Teaspoon Studio, 33 Soi Pradip 17, Saphan Kwai. 02-618-4398. 10am-4pm

WHY NOT: Readrink Forever Young 

The Reading Room hosts another book club this month with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, the famous young adult novel based on the history during the WWII. Enjoy the discussion with Artch Bunnag in a cozy atmosphere along with a glass of root beer.

Jun 19. The Reading Room, Silom 19. 2pm.