Yep, it’s Halloween, but you can still appreciate some art, recite some poetry, go on a ghost-themed tour, and grab yourself a classy pair of shoes!
Credit: Have You Heard?
Concert organizers Have You Heard? team up with Jameson Connects at Ari’s new lifestyle space, Townhouse. Expect DJs across two floors, trick-or-treat snacks, and free bottles to the best dressed.
Oct 31, 7pm-midnight, Townhouse Space, 50 8 Ari 4 Fang Nua Alley. B350 (includes one drink)
Enjoy Halloween Cocktail specials curated like Black Tears Cuban spiced rum, coupled with authentic Mexican flavors at The Missing Burro with Latin beats. Don’t forget to come in with your best costume, as you’ll have a chance to win a fine!
Oct 31, 3pm-midnight. The Missing Burro, 145 Thong Lor Soi 7
“Kolourween” descends upon Escape with electronic tunes, lots of drinks, and a costume contest.
Oct 31, 4-11pm, Escape EmQuartier, B950 at the door (ages 20+ only)
Mustache is taking over Spectrum’s rooftop yet again on Oct 31. But this time, it’s Halloween-themed, of course, although you can dress up with any attire you like. Ticket includes a pre-party on Oct 30, as well as the after party at Mustache on Saturday.
Oct 31, 5pm-midnight. Spectrum Lounge & Bar, 29-31/F, Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, 1 Sukhumvit Soi 13, B700 (Phase 1), B850 (Phase 2), B1000 (at the door)
Head to Paradise Lost on Oct 30 for an unofficial LGBTQ celebration in collaboration with Chalong Bay cocktails, featuring DJ TONIC on the decks. As it’s the norm for Halloween, the best dressed shall take home a prize.
Oct 30, 7:30pm-midnight. Paradise Lost, 25/F, Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd.
Channel “Stranger Things” vibes at 100-Bit, where the party winds the clock back to the 1980s with retro karaoke, live DJ sets, a costume contest, and a video game tournament.
Oct 31, 9pm-1am, 100-Bit Retro Dive Bar, 831 Charoen Krung 31 Alley
Talad Noi’s top cocktail haunt hosts a bar takeover, with Ann Pongprom, former head bartender at The Bamboo Bar, and Tamaryn Cooper from Asia Today facing off behind the sticks and DJ Myle spinning tracks. Oh, and there’s a costume party, too.
Oct 31, 8pm-2am, Tropic City 672, 65 Soi Charoen Krung 28
Nope, we didn’t forget all the beer lovers out there! Head to Mikkeller on Oct 30-Nov1 for a sip of three rare black beers from Mikkeller. They’ll also be offering three rotating taps in the garden, all for B200 a pint, too.
Through Nov 1, 5pm-midnight. Mikeller, 26 Ekkamai Soi 10
ART & WORKSHOPS
Credit: Bangkok CityCity Gallery
Head to Bangkok CityCity Gallery for renowned Thai street artist Alex Face’s solo exhibition. Monument of Hope includes a collection of new still life paintings the artist created during Thailand’s recent lockdown, along with two large-scale bronze sculptures. The official opening is on Oct 31 from 5-8pm.
Through Nov 27. Bangkok CityCity Gallery, 13/3 Sathorn Soi 1
Speedy Grandma is hosting Inhibition, an exhibition where you can get a glimpse of how an artist’s studio, or in most cases home, look like. This is a chance for you to see the work of art before its unveil to the public, which is a rare sight. Featured artists are Pasuth Sa-ingthong and Peerada Puapoomcharoen.
Through Dec 23, 1-7pm. Speedy Grandma, 11 Charoen Krung Soi 24.
For those interested in Japanese tea, give Nestel Gallery a visit on Nov 1 for an artistic Japanese tea workshop. Here, you’ll learn about history of Japanese tea, as well as how to make tea the traditional way.
Nov 1,10am-12pm and 2-4pm. Nestel Gallery, 397 Soi Charoen Krung 45
Head to The Yard Hostel on Nov 1 for an evening filled with poetry, art, and singing. There will be an open mic pop up event, where everyone, including aspiring poets, comedians, and musicians, are invited to go up on stage and perform.
Nov 1, 5:30pm onwards. The Yard Hostel, 51 Phahon Yothin Soi 5
The Bangkok Shoe Forum
This weekend, Allan Donnelly, the shoemaker behind the bespoke, handmade Don’s Footwear brand, will be hosting a three-day event at Duke that no shoe connoisseur will want to miss. Expect top-drawer bespoke and ready-to-wear shoes from leading Thai and international men’s footwear brands, including W.Ministry, The Somchai, Winston Maison, and Don’s Footwear among many others. The event will include loads of product highlights, a shoeshine competition, and a giveaway.
Oct 30-Nov 1, 11am-8pm. 1/F Duke Contemporary Art Space, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Rd.
Join Expique for a tour of Bangkok’s dark side, featuring murders, torture, pandemics, and oh so many ghosts. The experience ends with drinks and treats in the flower market, too. Tours are led in English by Thai guides.
Oct 30, 6:30pm and 8:30pm departures, meet at Sam Yot MRT station, B1,313 (includes one drink and snacks; 50 percent of profits go to guides)