A weekend for film buffs, beer geeks, and wannabe baristas.
ART & FILM
Torasan, Wish You Were Here
Those hungry for the taste of Japan after canceling vacation plans can pretend they’re on vacay at “Japanese Film Festival–House Edition” from Nov 13-Nov 22 at House Samyan. What’s different this year is that the festival is also offering an online platform. The online Japanese Film Festival begins on Nov 22 and will run through to Nov 29 for free on the festival’s website.
Through Nov 22. 5/F, Samyan Mitrtown. 944 Rama IV Rd. B160
First shown at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, and then the Nantes Three Continent Festival, “Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku (Memories of My Body)” is a 2019 Indonesian drama directed and written by Garin Nugroho and produced by Ifa Isfansyah. The film, inspired by the life of dancer and actor Rianto, portrays the story of a male dancer who becomes a young performer of Lengger (traditional Indonesian dance) and explores his sexuality.
Nov 14-15, 4-6pm. Suite 408 BACC, SEA Junction, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama 1 Rd. Free
Head over to Subhashok The Arts Centre on Nov 14 for this exhibition showcasing the works of 25 young Thai artists.
Through Jan 5, 2021. Subhashok The Arts Centre, 160/3 Sukhumvit Soi 39. Free
The annual Shorties International Film Festival is back with their third edition running through Nov 14. This year, film buffs can catch one of 38 shortlisted films online. Select movies will be screened on virtual screening platform Bingewave and a season pass ticket (for a full-week) goes for USD$10 (about B300). Exclusively for Bangkokians, there will be an onsite screening on Nov 13 at The Hive from 6-8pm.
Nov 13, 6-8pm. The Hive, 46/9 Sukhumvit Soi 49.
On Nov 14, fans of Frida Kahlo can discover her art and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her creativity, resilience, and lust for life, politics, men, and women.
Nov 14, 2pm. Alliance Francaise de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Rd. B200 members/B100 students
Hosted by River City Film Club, this unique film focuses on the man who was credited for saving impressionism at its decline: 19th-century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel.
Nov 14, 6pm. 2/F, RCB Forum, River City Bangkok Shopping Centre, 23, Trok Rongnamkeang, Yotha Rd.
FOOD & DRINKS
Credit: Hair of the Dog
Nov 13, 5pm-midnight. Hair of the Dog, 2/F, Mahatun Plaza, 888/26 Phloen Chit Rd., Hair of the Dog (Phrom Phong), 593/27 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1
Beerlicious is celebrating Diwali at Sook Siam (the ground floor of Icon Siam) with a pop-up bar and bistro. Expect a fully stocked and serviced bar to go, serving cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks, gin and tonics, and craft beer on draft, in cans, and for takeaway, plus awesome food from Indian by Nature.
Through Nov15, 10am-10pm. G/F IconSiam, 299 Charoen Nakhon Soi 5
Through Nov 15, 5pm-midnight. Beer Republic, 971 Phloen Chit Rd.
Bangkok lifestyle space Laylol has teamed up with Tropic City for a Sunday of cross-culture food menu by East Meat West and chef Mel Chavapol Rulimora; a coffee hideaway by Caffeine Station; a bar takeover by bartender Mazzda; and strictly vinyl music by the Olympic Digger collective.
Nov 15, 2pm-midnight. Tropic City, 672/65 Charoen Krung Soi 28
Headover to Mojjo for their annual beer garden overlooking Benjasiri Park. Enjoy free-flow draft beers with options like Chalawan Pale Ale, Bussaba Ex-Weisse, and Menabrea Lager, all for B699.
Nov 15, 5pm-1am. Mojjo, 32/F, Compass SkyView Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24
After Havana Social opened its doors to Paradise Lost’s Gabriel Lowe back in August, Paradise Lost will be welcoming Gabriel Gliga, manager of Soi 11’s Cuban speakeasy, on Nov 15. The two Gabriels will go head to head, with each preparing two special drinks in their own signature style using premium spirits from Bootleggers.
Nov 15, 8-10:30pm. Paradise Lost, 25/F, Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd.
Soul Food Mahanakorn hosts chef Nan Bunyasaranand, the brains behind the beloved but now defunct Little Beast, and BK’s intrepid food writer and culinary school grad Megan Leon for a fun, one-off collab dinner this Nov 13.
Nov 13, 5pm-late. Soul Food Mahanakorn, 56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-714-7708
Credit: Kurasu Bangkok
Kurasu hosts an an exclusive home-brewing workshop. By using a mountain dripper, you’ll learn how to perfect your own cup of coffee and you’ll also get to take home a Mountain Dripper, too.
Nov 15, 5-7pm. Kurasu, Room A104, Bambini Villa 18, 1 Soi Athakravi. B2,900
Head to Bangkok Soap Opera to make festive-themed soap on Nov 14. You can use a variety of local herbs and scents to make your own custom formula, guided by a professional soap maker. To register, visit this link.
Nov 14, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bangkok Soap Opera, 883, 1 Sukhumvit Rd. B1300