Drag shows, soulful brunches, yoga, and underground dance parties.
Head to Phrom Phong’s hidden bar for their weekly drag night, with special guests.
Jul 23, 8-11:30pm. Secret Storey, 5/F, 668 Sukhumvit Rd. B400 (includes one drink)
If you haven't hit up Pangina Heals new drag showbar yet, then this weekend is your chance. Head there on Friday for "the future of drag," Saturday for a dance hits mini live music concert, or Sunday for impersonation night.
Jul 24-26, 8pm. House of Heals, Five Fifteen Victory Hotel, 5/15 Phaya Thai Rd., 099-336-6262
Jul 23-24, 7-11pm. 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866
Enjoy stunning views at this riverside rooftop bar with Latin beats and two-hours of free-flow caipirinha, mojito and sangria for B899.
Jul 24, 6pm-midnight. Seen Restaurant and Bar, 26/F, Avani Riverside, Rd., 02-431-9120
Bangkok’s underground dance, house and techno collective brings the party with everything from acid to minimal and from steady beat to broken beat.
Jul 25, 4pm-midnight. 4/F, Never Normal, 35/10 Lad Phrao Soi 18, Yaek 10. B300
Head to Petchaburi’s fun-loving Filipino restaurant and bar for a night of pride performances from Queen Gisele and others, with prizes for best dressed and best Facebook post. B299 including two mocktails, beers or cocktails.
Jul 25, 7pm-midnight. Viva Filipinas, 4/F, Akara Bangkok, 372 Sri Ayutthaya Rd., 062-292-4685
Check out the latest exhibition to take over Samyan’s crumbling Shophouse 1527, featuring photos by Gap Thepprak (The Silence Project) relating to Covid-19, before grabbing a coffee at downstairs’ hip Labyrinth Cafe.
Jul 16-29. The Shophouse 1527, 1527 Rama IV Rd., 064-783-5566
Remember the quarantine art contest held by River City during lockdown? Now you can see what selected contestants came up with at this exhibition, which is separated into concepts including self-reflection, new activities, Covid-19 and masks, the city, conceptualism, love expression and escape.
Through Aug 31. RCB Galleria 3, 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Free
Whip out your camera for this street art installation, which has gathered over 30 Thai artists and designers to create a total of 30 artworks capturing the essence and creative spirit of Charoenkrung.
Through Sep 30. Various locations in Charoenkrung
Wind down from the week with an energizing 60-minute vinyasa flow yoga class followed by a relaxing 30-minute crystal bowl sound bath and herbal tea. All experience levels welcome. Book via Lena Book Yoga Facebook page.
Jul 25, 10-11:30am. Patom Organic Living, 9/2 Sukhumvit Soi 49/6. B800
Join this monthly event on the rooftop of Thonglor’s community and coworking hub to watch the Irish romantic musical drama “Once” (2007).
Jul 24, 6:30pm. The Hive, 46/9 Sukhumvit Soi 49. B150 (includes one drink); sign up here
Learn how to create four healthy, raw vegan desserts with Julia Panchkowry, founder of plant-based dessert brand The Banana Warrior.
Jul 24, 10:30am-12:30pm. 3/F, The Commons Thonglor, Thonglor Soi 17, 096-556-1596. B1,000; sign up here
Brave National Stadium’s hectic mall for this garden market featuring over 100 booths selling ornamental succulents, small decorative plants and garden ornaments.
Jul 25-26, 10am-8pm. MBK Center, 444 Phaya Thai Rd.
FOOD & DRINK
Thonglor’s home of full-flavored Laotian recipes, Funky Lam, will open its doors to plant-based haven Vistro for a two-night, vegetarian Laotian feast. Dishes will include Beyond meat “Laorancini” (B310), plant-based “moo ping” (B250) and more, alongside vegan wines.
Jul 24-25, 6-10:30pm. Funky Lam, The Taste Thonglor, 235 Thonglor Soi 11, 02-050-0469
Chow down on American comfort food like southern fried chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese while listening to live soul music from the Hollywood Soul Band. Priced at B1,000 in advance or B1,200 on the door, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to COVID Thailand Aid and the LOVE Foundation.
Jul 26, 11am-2pm and 3-6pm. The Last Drop, 152/1 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 087-922-0072
Enjoy good food and good music at this shop-house barbecue party—think fried chicken, burgers and skewers paired with sangria, cocktails and beers and a soundtrack of new wave, trip hop, electric blues, rock and ska.
Jul 26, 1-9pm. DTF, 209 Chakkrapatipong Rd., 02-121-7485
Play with cute puppies as you grab your coffee fix at this weekly adoptable puppy cafe.
Jul 25, noon-4pm. UnionSpace, Sukhumvit Soi 61 (Ekkamai)
Hang out with some cute fluffy friends while sipping on coffee in Ekkamai and raise money for PAWS Bangkok animal shelter.
Jul 26, noon-4pm. UnionSpace, 30 Sukhumvit Soi 61, 062-015-5533
Skip town for Hua Hin this weekend, when the mini jazz festival will take over the beachfront at Let’s Sea Hua Hin Resort with performances from one of Thailand’s top jazz guitarists, Changton Kunjara Na Ayuthaya; bassist Theerawat Tunbut; saxophonist Natthapol Feung-agsorn; and vocalist Buntita Prachamorn. To book, call 032-536-888 or email email@example.com. B1,000-2,500, inclusive of food and drinks.
Jul 25-27, 7:30-10:30pm. Let’s Sea, 83/155 Huathanon Soi 23, Hua Hin
King Power Mahanakhon is opening up its iconic 78th-floor observation deck bright and early for a vertigo-inducing yoga sesh, followed by breakfast.
Aug 1, 5:30-8am. Mahanakhon SkyWalk, 74, 75, 78/F, King Power Mahanakhon, Narathiwas Rd., 02-677-8721. B999 via Eventpop