A burlesque show, tons of parties, a morning workout session and lots of exhibitions.
FOOD & NIGHTLIFE
This non-profit event aims to help Bangkok bartenders get through these tough times. Hosted at Philtration Bar, the flea market invites members of the hospitality industry and the public to share, sell, barter and purchase homemade goods, such as jams, face masks, paintings, or anything original you’ve created and want to share.
Sep 13, 5-9pm. Philtration, 2 Kasem San Soi 3, 092-282-9005
Hair of the Dog launches a new smash burger menu at its Phrom Phong branch and offers deals on special, to-be-announced beers, too. Expect seven different kinds of burgers, including “naked” and keto-friendly versions.
Sep 12, 11am-midnight. 593/27 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 02-258-1461
DJs Brent Burns, James Gilbody, Dunk, Sarayu and Tek Harrington throw back to the 90s and early 2000s with tracks that, at this point, qualify as nostalgic dance floor-fillers at Tropic City. Entry is free, but song requests are B100; at the end of the night, all the money will be donated to the Duang Prateep Foundation.
Sep 12, 9:30pm-very late. Tropic City, 72/65 Charoenkrung Soi 28, 083-838-2750. Free
For its third anniversary, the Park Hyatt Bangkok is going all-out with a theatrical burlesque dinner. Taking place in the hotel’s ballroom, the event will include a five-act variety show starring 20 talented performers, showcasing theatrical burlesque, body balance, aerobatics, lollipop pole and hoop performances, followed by a fashion show of Lotus Arts de Vivre masterpieces. The show will be accompanied by a five-course wine dinner.
Sep 11-12, 7pm. Ballroom, Park Hyatt, Central Embassy, 88 Witthayu Rd.
Credit: Praya Palazzo Hotel
This luxury boutique hotel, built in 1923 by famed Italian designers, and only accessible by boat, plays host to the latest party organized by Inner Circle. Tickets include a welcome drink, discounted food at the hotel’s restaurant, boat pick-up and drop-off, and access to the swimming pool, plus an afterparty that runs until 3am, if you book the VIP package.
Sep 12, 4-10pm. Praya Palazzo Hotel, 757 1 Somdet Phra Pinklao 2 Alley. 02 883 2998. B1,700
Hosted by Bangkok Island, this party features top DJs and MCs, including DJs Buddah and Ono, on a raucous river cruise. Tickets include a free access to the afterparty at Penta from 10:30pm-2am.
Sep 12, 4-10pm. Bangrak Riverview, 72 Charoenkrung Rd. B995, B1,195 via Ticketmelon
Sin and the City
Release your inner Samantha Jones at Seen Restaurant and Bar, where they’re turning up the heat for an LGBTQ-friendly shindig every Friday night, starting Sep 11. Expect live entertainment featuring drag superstars Gisele Rafael and Angele Anang and a soundtrack from DJ Dunk.
Every Friday from Sep 11, 6pm onwards. Seen Restaurant & Bar, Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-431-9120
[Brought to you by TAT]
This weekend, The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching “Expat Travel Deal 2020” to help promote domestic tourism deals to (drum roll) expats. The event will include demonstrations of local arts and crafts, as well as a couple of public talks related to tourism—including “Thailand is Still Good” by Hong Kong travel blogger Roger Wu. Some of the other businesses taking part include highbrow restaurants like Le Du, spa brands like Divana, local airways offering flight deals, and a bunch more.
Sep 11-13, 10am-10pm. Quartier Gallery, The EmQuartier, 693 695 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-269-1000
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Join this morning workout session of shadow boxing and bodyweight training led by Coach Guy Espley—master instructor of Ryde Cycle Studio and co-founder of Knockout Boxing, held at Mahanakhon’s 78th floor rooftop Tickets include a complimentary breakfast box with tea or coffee.
Sep 12, 6-8am. 02-677-8721. 78/F, King Power Mahanakhon, Narathiwas Rd., 02-677-8722. B999
Tenor Saxophone by Kraisak Chirachaisakul
For the first time in 30 years, Thai artist/businessman Kraisak Chirachaisakul took to his studio to create a series of paintings that express the fragility, beauty and youth of women. Many of the works in this exhibition were created using dry-point printmaking and mezzotint with techniques Kraisak learned as a printmaker.
Through Oct 11, 2/F, RCB Galleria 3, 2/F River City Bangkok 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Free
Lost in the Greenland is the first solo exhibition by Thai paper craft artist, Napaschol Tangnukulkit, a.k.a. “p.papeterie.” In this exhibition, she applied some techniques from her ceramics background to create massive flowers like the Corpse Lily.
Through Oct 25. The Jam Factory Gallery, 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-861-0950
Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn, a.k.a. Ayino, displays oil paintings and woodcut prints, representing different kinds of diversity in one person, all created without sketches or planning.
Through Nov 1. Kalwit Studio & Gallery, 119/14 Soi Ruamrudee Community., 02-254-4629
Enjoy healthy food, attend workshops and relax with live music in the EmQuartiers’ elevated urban garden at The Helix. This event curates local, natural, organic, healthy and eco-friendly products while supporting local communities, charities and small businesses.
Sep 12-13, 11am-6pm. Helix Garden 5/F, The EmQuartier. 693 695 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-269-1000
OUT OF BANGKOK
The Toot Yung Art Center in Chiang Mai is hosting a showcase by British printmaker Ralph Kiggell, who will be displaying an exclusive collection of giant woodcut prints, with a special focus on natural materials sourced in the region.
Through Nov 15. Toot Yung Art Center, 74/3 Moo 4 Khwaeng, Ki Lek, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai. 084-914-5499