A weekend foodies don't want to miss, as well as art aficionados, ravers, and shoppers.
ART AND MUSIC
This past decade has made fools of us all, from the 2010 red shirt movement to the 2020 New Citizen Movement. This inventive B-Floor multimedia performance highlights the conflict that plagues Thailand’s history.
Through Dec 13, 7pm. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1Rd. B700
All the way from Serbia, Katarina Rasic and Teresa Paiva bring us a workshop aimed at crossing the invisible border between manmade and natural. "Dot, a line, a seed, a plant" aims to discover the similarities between humans and plants, learning valuable lessons from our leafy friends along the way.
Through Jan 9, 2021. Through Jan 9. Buro57, 441/4 Soi Si Wiang Khwaeng, Silom.
Ever wanted to explore the intricacies of electronic music? Drop by Jam by BTS Surasak this Friday to take a look at the different sub-genres of electronic music with Bangkok based DJs Icezkoolz and SkinnyV among others.
Dec 11, 7pm - 12am. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat soi 1. B200
Looking to wind down this weekend whilst expressing your creativity? Make sure to reserve a place at this ceramic pot painting class and get in touch with your inner Yayoi Kusama this Saturday. Look forward to bright colours and even brighter smiles at the workshop!
Dec 12, 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Paron School of Art, 2/F Baker gonna Bake Cafe, Sukhumvit soi 26. B2,400
FOOD AND NIGHTLIFE
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Steve Doucakis of Quince will welcome Chef Jamie Wakeford (Olta and Bampot Kitchen) this Dec 17 for a "Not Your Typical Xmas," menu with a fun-filled selection of Christmas dishes incorporating elements of smoke, grill, and the wood oven
Dec 17, 6pm - 11pm. Quince Bangkok, 14/2 Soi Somkid, Phloen Chit Rd.
‘Tis the season for giving but also for eating tacos, so why not do both at Cholos’ Toy drive. For every toy donated (in good condition), you’ll get a free taco set or margarita on the house and all toy donations will go directly to The Farang Girls of Bangkok for Bangkok Community Help Foundation.
Through Jan 6, Cholos, 89 Sukhumvit Soi 12
Delve into the classics this month with a special culinary performance at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Gorge on a glorious eight-course feast and a special tribute to Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” for a filling evening.
Every Sat through Dec 26, 6pm. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, 991/9 Rama 1 Rd. B4,000
Christmas down in Australia is all sunshine and clear skies. How better to celebrate in such weather than with a BBQ? Join the Australian-Thai community this Saturday and immerse yourself in the true Aussie Christmas with steak and snags, Aussie meat pies and, of course, beer.
Dec 12, 12pm - 3pm. Australian Embassy, 181 Wireless Rd. B1,000
Wine lovers, rejoice! This Sunday, Giuseppe Cola, wine specialist and manager of Marchwood Natural Wine Bar, will be leading a small group through the intricacies of our favourite red drink.
Dec 13, 4pm - 6pm. Tasting Table, Marchwood, 38 Ekamai 12 Rd. B3,900
100-Bit Retro Underground unveils their very first Dark Wave, with DJ Charlie DCNXTR. Get ready for a heart-pumping, bone-shaking event as you lose yourself in the dark beats.
Dec 11, 9:30pm. 100-Bit Retro Underground, 831 Charoenkrung Soi 31
Mustache brings back another wacky concept, going all out to bring the year to a spectacular finish. Make sure to get in before 11pm for the two-free-drink promotion and get ready to rock out to the Animal Safari themed celebration.
Dec 12, 9pm - 3am. Mustache Bangkok, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7. B400
WORKSHOPS AND MARKETS
Credit: Creators Fair
This artisanal market should please fans of arts and crafts. Here, you’ll be able to purchase handmade ethical products of all kinds which should make for excellent Christmas gifts. Even better: you can create your own gift at one of the many workshops on the schedule or drop by for lunch or coffee, provided by artisanal food vendors.
Dec 11-12, 11am - 6pm. 5/F Emquartier Garden Event Space, Emquartier, The EmDistrict Sukhumvit Rd.
Make your own fresh tonnarelli pasta and take home pre-made calamarata cacio e pepe with Chef Miro Mattalia from Appia, who’ll take you through fresh Roman pasta and sauce recipes inspired by “The Roads to Rome”, the new book from our friends and faves, Paolo and Jarrett.
Dec 13, 11am - 12:30pm. Jam Jam Chinatown, Asai Bangkok Chinatown, 531 Charoenkrung Rd. B1,200
The previously abandoned areas in the Canal Sanctuary are transformed into a community park this weekend. Brace yourself for an amazing assortment of activities and special events, all the while exploring the forgotten canals that once made Bangkok the “Venice of the East”.
Dec 12 - Dec 13, 9am - 8pm. Deep Root Cafe, 255/2 Somdet Chao Phraya Rd.
Since our travel plans have been quashed by COVID, Sofitel has brought the famed European Christmas Markets to us. Satisfying your travel cravings with mulled wine, Christmas carols, and plenty of gift options while the kids are kept busy with hotel-led Christmas activities.
Through Dec 26 (12, 13, 19, 20,24, 25, 26), 11am - 8pm. Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, 189 Sukhumvit Rd. Free Entry
If you happen to be in Chiang Mai for design week, dine for a good cause with this epic one night charity dinner bringing together some of Bangkok’s best chefs in Mae Faek including David Thompson of Aksorn, Dylan Jones and Bo Singvisava of Bo.Lan, and others. All the proceeds will go to The Baan Dek Foundation, which makes this dinner all the more special and meaningful.
Dec 13, 5:30pm - 10:30pm. Mae Faek Mai, 170 Moo 1, Mae Faek Mai Rd.