Burlesque, ice baths, DJs, grand openings, anniversaries, and a lot of events for the kids.
It’s a weekend for the kids this January 13 for Children’s Day, but let’s not forget about the big kids. We’ve got plenty of wild nights, feasts, and comedy to let loose your inner child.
Thursday, Jan 11
If you don’t know Madame Rouge, we frankly don’t know where you’ve been. Bangkok’s premier show for burlesque, comedy, and music will be taking the stage once again at The Rat, building on the success of their previous Devil’s Playground. We don’t know what to expect from this, but you can look forward to a little booze and a whole lot of skin. Tickets here, Madame Rouge
Flip that switch at Mustache this weekend, as one of Bangkok’s most popular clubs puts on Mikey Mike, Kid Massive, Sam Linden. Arrive between 9-10pm and get in for free. Tickets here, Mustache
Hit up the Siam Yacht Club to kick off an early weekend with an “unplugged” performance from Hugo starting at 8:30pm. Tickets here, Siam Yacht Club
Friday, Jan 12
All aboard. We’ve been telling you about Platform for awhile now, and this weekend they’ll finally be opening to the world with a party featuring DJ Pleng until the Bangkok Invaders take over at 7pm. Tickets here, Platform Thonglor
Reports of Jam’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Bangkok’s best spot for live music is back, minus the problem neighbors, and they’ll be putting on a lineup featuring Tanaad, Sayevv Kacloor, and Toxification. B200 at the door / Jam
Petit Des kill be opening for the main acts of Yented and Plasui Plasui this weekend at Lido Live house for a night of Thai tunes with chill beats. Tickets here, Lido Livehouse
Ollie Horn descends on Bangkok for one night only at the Comedy Club Bangkok—a full hour of comedy from this comic’s one-man Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. Tickets here, Comedy Club Bangkok
Saturday, Jan 13
Happy Children’s Day, Bangkok. Sansiri Backyard will have activities for the kiddiwinks including a butterfly house, animal feeding, egg collecting, mulberry picking, and more. Free entry Sansiri Backyard
Take the kids for a very French event at the Alliance Française de Bangkok, featuring a magic show, cookie decorating workshop, French games and movies, a bracelet making workshop and more starting at 10am. Free entry, Alliance Française de Bangkok
It’s a day of chocolate for the kids—or, you know, whoever, we’re not judging. It’s a full-on chocolate buffet at the Sukhothai Bangkok with special activities for the young ones. B1,800 per person / kids under 10 eat free, Sukhothai Bangkok
Has it really been a year already? CALM Bar and Guignette has secured a place as Phrom Phong’s premier place for alfresco boozing. Celebrate with them this Saturday for a charity fair with Bangkok Community Help with games like mini-golf, pyramid can, and more. More info here, CALM Bar and Guignette
Jessica Martins, Natasha Dow, and Joe Mac from Portugal will be putting on rock pop-punk tunes and Bangkok’s favorite dive bar this weekend for a live show on that very small stage. Free entry, Fatty’s Bar and Diner
It’s about time the kids learn about Thai food. TK Park on the eighth floor of Central World is inviting kids to discover Thai cuisines from four regions to kick their taste buds into gear. Free entry for kids under 14 with one adult, Central World
Sunday, Jan 14
Vegans, you’re up. At the recently opened Thonglor location, the cheesemongers (and mongers of much more) of Vivin will be putting on a cheese spread for the vegans that can’t be missed, including 15 varieties of Thai vegan cheese, vegan dessert, and artisanal sandwiches. Tickets here, Vivin Grocery - Bistro & Bar Thonglor
Take the free shuttle boat at BTS Saphan Taksin to this flea market to get your shop on—held at Saengthong Rice 1968 Warehouse—and kids under 14 get in for free. This will be the 15th event of its kind so dig through vinyl, watches, clothes, and more. B150, 1968 Warehouse.
The kids’ days at The Deck are well known for their family friendly activities (and a little tipple for mom and dad), and this week they’re putting on something a little special for Children’s Day with a magic show. Free entry, The Deck
Do you like sitting in a bunch of ice? Well, then this is the event for you. Hit up Yellow Lane between 11am-2pm for an ice bath, sauna, connections with other folk who like to freeze their nethers for health, stress, or just to be chill. B300, Yellow Lane.