From global party jams to a classic horror film, here's how to get your (free) mid-week kicks before Chulalongkorn Day on Oct 23.

See also: 5 Bangkok bars to catch live music every Wednesday


Cult Movie Night at Jam

Jam's month of horror films continues with a screening of David Cronenberg's 1981 fright-tastic classic Scanners from 8pm. Free.

1 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 083-5451-833. BTS Surasak.


World Beat at Studio Lam

DJ Maft Sai's new bar welcomes DJ Por Yai (aka John Clewley), known for his Zudrangma radio show and "World Beat" column in The Bangkok Post, to spin groove-laden jams from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond from 9pm. Free.

*Bonus round: Thursday night (Oct 23) sees the launch of the Paradise Bangkok Acoustic Series featuring The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band's phin master Kammao Pertanon who will perform live and unplugged with his son Pluakpetch on khaen. From 9pm.

Sukhumvit Soi 51. BTS Thong Lo.


Sculpere Exhibition Opening at The Art Center, Chula

Japanese artist Soichiro Shimizu presents his large-scale abstract paintings, and, for the first time, his sculptures that use the same ideas and techniques. Opening at 6pm. On display through Dec 6. Free.

7/F, Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phyathai Rd, Pathumwan. MRT Samyan.


Afreek! Dance Off at Moose 

African music party-starters DJs Remy Gold and Mizuyo return to Moose spinning traditional and modern electro sounds from the continent. Belly dancers Nami (Japan) and Apple (Thai) will also be showcasing their moves. From 10pm. Free.

24 Ekamai Soi 21, 02-108-9550.


Dan Phillips Quartet at Smalls

The Dan Phillips Quartet return to the absinthe-swilling Suan Plu venue by David Jacobson, the founder of Q Bar, which just started doing regular Wednesday live jazz evenings. From 10:30pm. Free.

186/3 Suanphlu Soi 1, 081-819-6808. MRT Lumphini.