Your guide to the best things to do in Bangkok this November.
A special art exhibition showcasing the works of more than 30 contemporary Thai artists based around the life and legacy of HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, totalling over 70 paintings and sculptures.
Through Nov 25. RCAC, 84 Ratchadamnoen Rd.
ART: Photo Festival
Artist Rapat Bunduwanich presents an unorthodox exhibition of eerie installations like empty neon-lit rooms, empty photo frames, empty canvases and blank sheets getting dripped on with water in a show that encourages the audience to actively question what they are witnessing.
Through Nov 30. NACC, 37 Soi Nana, Charoenkrung Rd.
MARKETS: Artbox Chatuchak
Arguably the city’s most popular pop-up market returns to a brand new venue, this time a little further from the city center. Expect some 100 trendy food stalls, over 150 stalls selling clothes at affordable prices, 20 stalls selling home decor and 50 stalls selling DIY and handmade products.
Fri-Sun, through Apr 2017. Chatuchak Park, 3 Kamphaeng Phet Rd. MRT Kamphaeng Phet
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Filmmaker's Forum - Cirque du Cambodia
Joel Gershon, the director and producer behind the film project taking a look into the unique school in Cambodia that trains young students to become professional circus performers, hosts a special discussion forum about the making of the film. The talk will be followed by live circus performances from students of the school. Free entry.
Nov 1. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8
ART: The Game | Viet Nam
Twin Vietnamese artists, known as the Le Brothers, explore the cultural identity and social issues of post-war Vietnam through a series of mixed media works including a 24-channel video installation, a collection of photography works and an archive of posters, maps and books from the postwar period.
Nov 2-Feb 19. 2/F, Jim Thompson Art Center, 6 Rama 1 Rd.
WHY NOT: Sketching with our Hearts
The Bangkok Sketchers group hosts a special sketch walk around the Sanam Luang area for an afternoon of remembrance for HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej through a shared love of art. As always, the activity is free for all and flexible for participants to join and leave at their liking.
Nov 4. Meet at the Giang Swing, Bamrung Muang Rd.
Artist François Langella's exhibition involves objects picked from old, abandoned buildings that have been restored and crafted into part of an installment that explores themes around creation, production and destruction.
Nov 5-Dec 1. Speedy Grandma, Charoenkrung Soi 28
WORKSHOPS: Make a Glaze
A ceramics making workshop where you'll learn how to mold the clay, how to oven bake it and how to create colorful patterns using oxide chemicals. One class is B2,790 including all equipment and snacks.
Nov 6, Nov 13. Hubba-To, 3/F, Habito Mall, Phra Khanong
Now in its second year, the large-scale collaboaration invites 40 culinary masters from around the world to leave their home kitchens for one night only and cook an eight-course dinner some place new. You’ll pay over B6,000 not knowing who’s cooking for you on the night. Tickets are on sale at www.gelinaz.com.
Nov 10. Gaggan, Bo.lan or Nahm restaurants
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: The True Cost
The creative space screens a hard-hitting documentary capturing the truth behind the global fashion industry and its disastrous impact on the environment, labor laws, and mass consumerism. Popcorn, drinks and cushions will be provided. Tickets are B160.
Nov 10. The Home BKK, 120/18 Sukhumvit Soi 23
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Where to Invade Next
As part of their documentary film screening series, the craft beeer bar presents director Michael Moore's 2016 documentary in which he visits various countries around Europe to learn about their education system, health care, social equality and other topics in an attempt to discover just how much America differs from the rest of the world.
Nov 10. I Hate Pigeons, 34/2 Sathorn Soi 1 (Sribumphen)
GIGS: Kicks Fest 2
A mini music festival featuring international bands Valley of Chrome (Philippines) and James and the Van Der Beeks (Vietnam) supported by Bangkok locals Falling In Between, Cursed Habit and Spitting Dicks. Tattoo studios BKK Ink and Hidden Hand will also be present, as well as plenty of food trucks.
Nov 11. Soy Sauce Factory, 11/1 Charoenkrung Soi 24
FOOD: So Amazing Chefs
The fifth edition of this massive cooking event invites sixteen pedigreed chefs from around the world, who total in 11 Michelin stars, to cook a series of collaborative dinners. The eight-day program includes 8 themed dinners, 2 weekend brunches, 6 cooking classes hosted by the chefs themselves, and a selection of other culinary events like cheese tasting. Dinners range from B3,000-12,900
Nov 11-18. So Sofitel, 2 North Sathorn Rd.
SALES: Neilson Hays Book Sale
The popular book sale returns to the library for one weekend, offering quality English books in all genres and a sizeable collection of classic and contemporary leather-bound books, all at bargain prices that start from just B20. All proceeds will go towards the library's renovation and restoration plans.
ART: Raw Photo Exhibition
Photographers Christian Hogue, Yossawat Kasemthirakun and Zuzanna Kowalska present a group exhibition of photographs capturing the transient and fleeting moments of life, including themes like the cycle of life and death, the disappearance of nature and the power of technology in controlling daily life.
Nov 19-Jan 3 2017. Kalwit Studio & Gallery, Ruamrudee Soi 2, Wireless Rd.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: Cinema Diverse
The final installment of the bi-monthly film series inviting five acclaimed female Thai directors to select international films for screening. This month sees the screening of Andrei Ujica's historical biography film The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu as selected by director Anocha Suwichakornpong, who will also be hosting a discussion of the film afterwards. Entrance is B60.
Nov 19. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama 1 Rd. BTS National Stadium
MARKETS: Weekend Market
In celebration of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, the community mall teams up with Connecting Founders for a weekend of workshops and shopping vendors to support women-led businesses.
Nov 19-20. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pirasri Povatong hosts a lecture on the history of the century-old building, including the interesting lives of its founding couple, the building's design and construction, the library's role as a cultural institution since the late-19th century; and the multi-ethnic character of Bangrak district.
Nov 25. Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd.