It’s the Lunar New Year celebration this weekend so make sure you wear your luckiest red underwear and here’s hoping your 红包 (angpao, red envelope) is thick.

This weekend, you’ll have quite a few sumptuous Chinese buffet spreads, half-naked cabaret, culture and tunes at the theatre, and, of course, dragon dance. As a bonus, keep the party going until Monday morning because it’s Super Bowl Sunday when you should probably be at work.



Madame Rouge’s Cabaret Extravaganza

After the success of their Devil's Playground show, Madame Rouge’s hot new cabaret spectacle premieres this Thursday, featuring new rising stars, and international burlesque sensations like Black Tulip, Annet Kiss, Wassermalone, Sirena De Murr, and the iconic Madame Rouge herself. More than just a show; it's an unforgettable experience. Tickets here, The Rat


Prince Theatre is Back

The newly renovated theater space, bar, and hostel in a 100-year-old building is ready to open its doors to the public, and you are invited. Step onto the red carpet and be part of the exclusive unveiling of the rejuvenated theater with live music, a magician, special performances, and complimentary drinks. Reserve here, Prince Theatre Heritage Stay


Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act

Written by Conan Doyle and David Stuart Davies and directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong, this production features Nigel Miles-Thomas portraying all 14 characters in a captivating theatrical performance. Following a successful run in Edinburgh, he will be showcasing his talent at the Adelaide Festival this February. This is your chance to catch him in Bangkok. Tickets here, The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand



The Oven Breakers III

Get pumped for performances from Geography Of The Moon, a dynamic couple duo known for their bouncy yet melancholic Post Punk sound, and Pistols99, seasoned punk rock veterans. RNY, a rock band with a unique Japanese twist, will have you head-banging like it's the 90s. B300, Jam


Annie Yang - 3 Night Stand

International headliner, Annie Yang, hits Bangkok after reaching the finals of Indonesia's Stand Up Competition. Don’t miss your chance to see her as she embarks on a tour across Asia to showcase her cynical, dark, and quick-witted brilliance. B400, The Comedy Joint Khaosan


DJ Ozone's Stupid 80s Disco Party

Kick off the year of the Dragon with this Chinese New Year's Eve party as DJ Ozone returns to Bangkok for his birthday. DJ Ozone (San Francisco / Dada clubs China) spins exclusively original vinyl records from the 1980s, delivering a lively, playful, and carefree party vibe. With beers from B120 and cocktails from B180, there is no way you won't have a great time. Free entry, Culture Cafe


Aligot Nights

If you love cheese, you love Vivin. Bangkok’s hotspot for all the latest in Thai cheese is bringing you, once again, free flow aligot at the Thonglor branch of Vivin. All the cheese you can eat along with a choice of steak, chipolata, and more. Booking here, Vivin Grocery, Thonglor 


Night City Cosmic Disco 

Capo Ultra is a Bangkok-based DJ and promoter, self-described as “stuck in a hypnagogic time loop.” This Friday, they take Night City on a cosmic journey. Relax with some smoke and sink into a beanbag, dance beneath the stars on the roof, or space out while enjoying appropriately trippy AI visuals to enhance the experience. Groovy, baby. Free entry, Arcadia




Lion Dance Show

The Deck is throwing a Chinese New Year party featuring a mesmerizing Dragon & Lion Dance show. Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with rich traditions, new dishes, and an unforgettable night. Bookings recommended. Free entry, The Deck


Rooftop Chinese New Year 

On the 19th floor of the Ramada on Soi 11 is the funky rooftop of Japan-ISH where you can see a live performance of a Chinese Dragon Dance - a vibrant symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Japanese and Spanish fusion food, fabulous cocktails, and the hip hop tunes of DJ Badessone. Free entry, Japan-ISH


Dragon Dance at Kimpton Maa-Lai

From 5pm, get yourself to the sprawling green grounds of the Urban Oasis to enjoy market-style food and drinks booths and celebrate Chinese New Year with the Kungpak Dragon Dance & Lion Dance Athletic. Experience the traditional dance associated with good fortune, showcasing drum rolls and acrobatics. Free entry, Kimpton Maa-Lai


Chinese New Year at Sway 

Turn down for what? For a hip hop Chinese New Year with exclusive giveaways from brands like 24 Kilates and Never Say Cutz, a red balloon drop, and a sexy red dress code. Enjoy a lineup featuring Dwaut, Ehh Kay, DJ Nat, Nutt Jumper, What Ben, and DJ Mud. When balling, one must get bottle service starting at B2990. Free entry, Sway


Muay Thai x Dragon Dance

You might know Finch for their live music and DJ sets, but this Saturday they’re putting a new spin on Chinese New Year with a Muay Thai and Dragon Dance mashup. It’s tight Muay Thai strikes with traditional dragon dance style. Book here, Finch


Jhol x Topgolf

Topgolf can bring the golf and the booze, and this Saturday they’re upping their food game with a visit from Jhol, the fine dining Indian spot that garnered the No.9 spot at Top Tables 2023. It’s a special menu from Chef Hari Nayak featuring dishes like Injipuri pork ribs and Kerela mutton roast. Tickets here, Topgolf Megacity



Valentine’s Concert - Romeo And Juliet

Picture yourself In fair Verona, where we lay our scene to experience the romance of Romeo and Juliet in Siam Sinfonietta’s Valentine’s Concert. Featuring Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and more, and curated by Maestro Somtow Sucharitkul who has put together a memorable selection of music inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy. B900, Banyan Tree Grand Ballroom


Chinese New Year Sunday Brunch

At Colonnade, guests can savor a special Chinese New Year Sunday Brunch with a show. Enjoy a lively Lion Dance and feast on delightful Chinese New Year dishes. It's a fantastic way to ring in the Year of the Dragon. Reservations are recommended for this memorable buffet experience. B3,900, The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel


Lunar New Year Set at Thien Duong

Because Lunar New Year is all about family, if you have a group of 8 to 10 people, this is your chance to try the Michelin Bib Gourmand Vietnamese restaurant winner for a fantastic price. Located on the grounds of the stunning old home of Baan Dusit Thani in Silom, indulge in a culinary journey set menu. B9,999 per table, Thien Duong 


BONUS: Super Bowl Sunday (Monday) 

It's that time of year again—time to fake a sickie on Monday so that you can wake up at the crack of dawn to drink beer and eat hot wings for breakfast while watching the Super Bowl LVIII. This year, you can watch the San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs—and likely a few seconds of Taylor Swift—at sports bars around town. This year, you can catch the game at O’Leary’s, Roadhouse BBQ, Sportsman, The Clubhouse, and more.