It feels like the summer heat is already on top of us, so put on a shirt that doesn’t show sweat and get out in the city this weekend for a rollicking good time and, of course, International Women’s Day. 


Thursday

Weavelab

There’s no cover at Jam, Bangkok’s best place for live music, this Thursday as Weavelab returns for a jam session. This one is for all you musicians out there to make connections and meet new artists. Free entry, Jam

 

Raclette Party

A giant wheel of cheese pouring melted goodness onto your plate, what’s not to love? You’ll also find bites and veggies to pair with your mountain of cheese from 6:30-11pm. B990, Cagette

 

Spells and Curses

Check out the stage by the door at Din Daeng’s favorite dive bar for a show from Spells and Curses featuring heartfelt, moving tunes starting at 9pm. Oh, and don’t forget to try the wings. Free entry, Fatty’s Bar and Diner

 

BBQ on the Balcony

Hit up the Thonglor spot from Vivin Grocery for an all-night happy hour, live band, and a “sausage party” BBQ. Happening every Thursday, you’ll find a collection of chipolata, merguez, steak, and more starting at 9pm. Free entry, Vivin Grocery

 

Friday

 

Women of Bangkok 

It’s all about women in Bangkok bars at Iron Balls this weekend. You’ll get two special drinks per round with two rounds from 8pm-midnight; a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. More info here, Iron Balls - The Parlor

 

Wax Tailor

It’s going to be a packed boat or a show from Wax Tailor this Friday, a DJ who will be spinning trip hop on the Chaophraya. From 8:30-11:30pm, you’ll find a warm up from DJ Mizuyo and an opening set from Sounds of Future Siam. ‌Tickets here, Bangkok Island

 

Real Live Funny Girls

In a special event for International Women’s Day, the Comedy Club Bangkok will be putting on an all-woman showcase starting at 8pm. Tickets here, Comedy Club Bangkok

 

Live at Studio Lam

Sanook, Mo-Funk, NK Chan, and Tam Bryce will all be turning up the heat at 12x12 this Friday night. Studio Lam is one of Bangkok’s top spots for live and low-key DJ sets, and this one will be a banger. More info here, Studio Lam 

 

VVAS and Eyesore

Blueprint Livehouse is handing their stage over to VVAS and Eyesore for concerts starting at 7pm. Expect innovative tunes and post punk style. Tickets here, Blueprint Livehouse

 

Pet Nat Palooza

It’s a full weekend of vino from Friday to Sunday at Wine Garage. Pet nat, or "Petillant Naturel," will be flowing for this music, food, and wine event featuring some of BK’s favorite names in wine, including the likes of Mod Kaew, Earth House, Paradise Lost,  and Bar Na. More info here, Wine Garage

 

Saturday

 

Bluegrass at Sarnies

Sarnies is known for a lot of things—and bluegrass ain’t one of them. But, this weekend, the sandwich and coffee magicians at the Sarnies in Bangrak will be putting on a jam sesh with some of the city’s bluegrass masters. Free entry, Sarnies 

 

Second Terrifying Thai Film Festival

It’s that time again. On Saturday and Sunday, the Terrifying Thai Film Festival, this time with a whopping 36 fantastic selections from all over the world to chill you to the bone and jump scare you out of your seat. Follow up for the second Golden C’Thaihu Awards. Tickets here, Cinema Oasis

 

The Gratoners

Head to the top of Thonglor this Saturday for a wild show from the Gratoners out of Hanoi at one of Bangkok’s favorite spots for live music. Speakerbox will be turning up the reggae hip-hop, funk, and soul all night. B300, Speakerbox

 

Optikz, Fernisa, and Andy Bennet

The trio of Optikz, Fernisa, and Andy Bennet will be spinning for what is sure to be a wild party. Doors open at 9pm for this dance fest, and you get in free between 9-10pm. B400, Mustache

 

Wave to Earth

Wave to Earth, a Korean indie band, is coming to Bangkok to perform their first-ever solo show at Union Hall. The romantic tunes from these heartthrobs have sold out venues worldwide. Come groove to hits like "Bad" and "Peach Eyes." Purchase tickets here.  

 

Sunday 

 

Thanks to the Community

The beloved 12x12 is celebrating two years of tunes and booze this Sunday with a shindig. The event will feature two DJs—this is 12x12 after all—and kick off unusually early at 5:30pm. Free entry, 12x12

 

Bachata Fever

For all you dancers out there, Am Bar is the place to be on Sundays. Their Bachata classes draw huge crowds who want to learn to boogie Latin style. What do you have to lose? More info here, Am Bar

 

Londoner Blues Brunch

Last year’s winner for Best Pub at the Bad Awards is putting on their blues brunch this Sunday. Grab yourself a Sunday roast and get to vibing. Free entry, The Londoner

 

Leopard Crust x Chef Brad Carter at Funkytown

Funkytown is the hot new bar that has everyone talking. This Sunday, they’re branching out with their first chef collab featuring Feng Chen from Leopard Crust and visiting chef Brad Carter for an evening of ‘za. From what we know about these two chefs, expect some very creative toppings. Book at [email protected], Funkytown