Andy Warhol, food fairs, cocktails, a barbecue feast, a new bar, and an exhibition you won’t want to miss in Chiang Mai.
RCB Galleria has just launched the long-awaited Warhol exhibiton, featuring a private collection of 128 original artworks and pieces of memorabilia, spread across four categories: Self-portraits and Photos; Celebrity Portraits; Magazine and Album Covers; and, Silk Printing and Others.
RCB Galleria, 2/F River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. B400 (General admission), B300 (Children, students, seniors) via Ticketmelon.
Curated by Guo Weiwei, this exhibition features 17 of Thai artist Kitti Narod's latest artworks created this year. The works express the joys of everyday life and human connectedness, and are based upon his vision of an ideal society, a utopia in which everyone has equal opportunities.
Through Sep 20. Tang Contemporary Art, Room 201-206, 2/F River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. 02-000-1541. Free entry.
The third exhibition taking place at River City right now brings over 20 natural crystal formations to the riverside gallery. Robert McLeod, geologist and owner of Agata Fine Crystals Gallery, will put some of his most interesting pieces on display.
Through Sep 18. 3/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free entry.
Hosted by N ATTA Gallery, this exhibition sees two Chiang Mai artists, Karuna Ruamthammaruk and Thanatcha Chairin, promoting Thai crafts through personalized embroideries, society-mirroring wooden crafts and more. The opening reception is on Aug 15 from 6-8pm.
Through Oct 24. Unit 1105, O.P. Garden, Charoenkrung Soi 26, 02-238-6422. Free entry.
This mini-exhibition features artworks by Thai artist “Reenp” at Josh Hotel’s common area. The artist’s work focuses on the power of distance to make you appreciate the times spent with your loved ones, and that every piece of memory counts.
Through 30 Aug, Josh Hotel, 19/2 Phaholyothin Rd., Soi Ari 4 (Nua), 02-120-4999. 9am-6pm. Free entry.
Hosted by the Printmaking Class of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, the exhibition highlights prints and artwork made by students and kicks off with a printmaking showcase from national artist Thongchai Rakpratum on Aug 14.
Through Aug 30. Exhibition Room 5, 2/F, Rachadamnoen Contemporary Art Center, 84 Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Open daily 10am-7pm. (Closed on Mondays and holidays). Free entry.
Food & Nightlife
Credit: Eat Me
Inspired by “A Day on the Green”—a popular Australian festival filled with food, drinks and live music—this collaborative barbecue feast featuring Sala Daeng’s Eat Me will make use of Sweet Poppy’s lush garden, outdoor seating and kids’ playground. To book, head to Sweet Poppy’s website or call 020-055-206.
Aug 15, 4-11pm. 90/10 Samakee Rd., Nonthaburi
Canvas Bar & Garden, W District’s hip new nightlife space, opens with a party, promising live music, including sets from House Jam and DJ Orawan, live art, dance and loads of Greek street food, courtesy of Rallis.
Aug 15, W District, 1599 Sukhumvit Rd. 063-139-6357
This Sunday, Charoenkrung’s Tropic City will be celebrating International Rum Day with a Battle Of The Bar showdown. The takeover will see Shavinraj Gopinath of Chinese herbal medicine-inspired speakeasy Philtration go head-to-head with Toon Kiattikoon from Chinatown’s Asia Today to see who is the fastest behind the bar.
Aug 16, 5pm-midnight. 672/65 Charoenkrung Soi 28, 097-242-2890
Before diving into their International Rum Day celebrations on Sunday, the folks from Tropic City will be making their way up to King Power Mahanakhon’s 78th-floor rooftop for a tropical-themed party featuring concoctions and music from Tropic’s Swedish founders, Philip Stefanescu and Sebastian De La Cruz.
Aug 15, 6-9pm. 78/F, King Power Mahanakhon, Narathiwas Rd., 02-677-8722. B880 (includes one drink)
Sathorn art bar Jam welcomes back the Oriental Sub Sessions crew, who promise two back-to-back DJ sets running an hour and a half each from the likes of Analogist, Chesta_Beats and Ozram. This is the last weekend to check out Jam’s current exhibition, The Future is Canceled, as well.
Aug 15, 9pm-late. 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, fb.comn/jamcafebkk. Free
Credit: Disco Diaries
Bangkok’s disco meisters are back with a bang, celebrating their second anniversary by hosting what they claim to be the city’s first disco boat party.
Aug 15. 3-9pm. Bangkok Island, Opposite of Charoenkrung Soi 57. B1,195, B1,500 (Door), B4,495 (Group pass x4) via Ticketmelon
Hosted by The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand (SACICT), this fair in Thonburi brings together over 30 shops selling contemporary handicrafts made from teachers of arts and crafts around the country.
Aug 14. 10:30am-9:30pm. B/F The Mall Thapra, 99 Ratchadaphisek Rd., 02-469-1000
Expect to find all things Canadian at Gourmet Market’s mega food fair from now until Aug 19. Imports from the Great White North include Canadian lobster, Avonlea petite oysters, North Shore gold oysters and Turkey Hill maple syrup.
Through Aug 19. Gourmet Market branches at The Mall Ngamwongwan, The Emporium, EmQuartier and Siam Paragon.
This locally-themed food fair, consisting of more than 60 shops, promises fresh products and quality farm ingredients from Phu Chi Fah Farm, like mushrooms from CK Farm, coffee beans from Brame Coffee and top-quality durian from Lung Mad Durian Garden.
Through Aug 23. 10:30 am-9:30pm. 1/F Seacon Square, 55 Srinagarindra Rd. 02-721-8888.
Outside of Bangkok
Credit: Gallery Seescape
Gallery Seescape in Chiang Mai hosts an exhibition by Thai artist Luck Maisalee, who is known to experiment with various techniques and materials, as well as pop culture characters, and mix things that are not accepted in the mainstream.
Through Aug 30. Gallery Seescape, 22/1 Nimmanhemin Soi 17 Rd., 093-831-9394.