The Color Run returns, along with a massive free music festival in the heart of town, a hidden warehouse party, all the best art openings and special screenings.
See also: Booze and food events this week
Thursday (Oct 13)
NIGHTLIFE: Rum & Reggae
The cocktail institution at Bangkok's most happening nightlife community mall hosts a night all about rum-focused drinks accompanied by live reggae beats.
Oct 13. Uncle, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55
GIGS: Music in the Dark
Synthpop band Polycat and rock bands Bodyslam and Cocktail take the stage at this unique pitch dark concert focusing on neon lights only.
Oct 13. CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd.
One of the city’s main skywalks turns into an art hot spot for a month-long exhibition dubbed Ratchaprasong Art Maze: Urban By Nature. Expect work from top Thai contemporary artists to transform the urban space with nature-inspired installations to add a touch of green to your Siam walk.
Oct 13-Nov 13. Skywalk Ratchaprasong, between BTS National Stadium and Siam, Rama 1 Rd.
GIGS: Anna Mjoll
Join an intimate evening with the Icelandic jazz singer and songwriter who has previously represented the country during the Eurovision singing contest and is best known for her album The Shadow of Your Smile. The performance is part of the hotel's series inviting world-class female jazz singers to the stage.
Oct 13. The Living Room, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Friday (Oct 14)
MUSIC FESTIVALS: Melody of Life 10
Oct 14. Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23
NIGHTLIFE Baan Means House
Saturday (Oct 15)
CONCERTS: Modern Dog 22
NIGHTLIFE: Kolour Warehouse Project
One of the city's most popular party organizers returns with their biggest indoor event yet in the form of a 10-hour day and night party set in a modern industrial warehouse. Expect both local and international DJs to take over the outdoor and indoor stages alongside plenty of craft beer in spirit of Oktoberfest. As with all Kolour events, the location still remains a mystery.
Oct 15-16. Location TBA
NIGHTLIFE: Let the Boy Die First Anniversary
The craft beer institution celebrates its first birthday with six special taps from the winners of the Siamese Craft Beer competition, plus two free-flow taps between 6-8pm (or until they run out) along with food and night-long beer pong competitions.
Oct 15. Let the Boy Die, 542 Luang Rd.
ART: Dream Property
Miti Ruangkritya presents his ongoing project exploring property development and its impact on Bangkok consisting of three main project pieces that explore the transience of nature in the city, the omnipresence of advertising, and the ways that interior spaces have changed.
Oct 15-Nov 27. Bangkok CityCity Gallery, 13/3 Sathorn Soi
Artist Chamnan Chongpaiboon presents her collection of large scale acrylic on canvas capturing female portraits in bright, colors and patterns.
Oct 15-Nov 30. La Lanta Fine Art, Sukhumvit Soi 31.
SPORTS: The Color Run
"The Happiest 5k on the Planet" returns to Bangkok, this year under a tropical theme, where Color Runners will make their way to a finish-line party while being splashed with colored powders. Ticket includes a limited edition Tropicolor T-shirt, an embroidered headband, a finisher’s medal with floral lanyard and color packets and tattoos. Don't forget to stick around for the after party that promises live music and even more color throws.
OUT OF TOWN: Karma Kamp
A 24-hour musical voyage into the wilderness held at a secret location in Saraburi province. The lineup features Marine Caillat, Unda, Pyra, Harrington, Nemo Cools, Boris Rubin, Dylan Griffin, James What, Dan Buri, Sunju Hargun, Superstar Panda and Nosleep Crew.
Oct 15-16. Location TBA
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: John Carpenter's Halloween
The Open Air Cinema returns with a rooftop screening of John Carpenter's 1978 slasher film Halloween. the film follows the events after a six year old boy murders his sister, leading him to be sentenced to prison for 15 years until one day he escapes and returns to his home town. Tickets are B300 including popcorn and a welcome drink.
Oct 15. The Hive Bangkok, Piman 49, Sukhumvit Soi 49
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Songs of Lahore
In collaboration with the Documentary Club, the art space hosts a screening of the 2015 documentary following Pakistani classical musicians and their role in a society with changing political conflicts. Entry is B120 including 1 drink.
Oct 15. Ubaan Art Station, Soi Chinda Thawin, Si Phraya Rd.
Sunday (Oct 16)
THEATER: Voces, Suit Flamenca