St Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year, but there’s plenty more craic to be getting on with in Bangkok. Slash and Tom Jones—a dichotomy if there ever were one—will both be playing live shows this weekend. If you’re in the mood for something local, Yimfest is kicking off alongside six-hand dinners with Mia, an art battle at Fig Lobby, Prairie beers at Hair of the Dog in Phrom Phong and more.




6-hand dinner with Mia at Allium

The award-winning team at Mia, with talented Chef Pongcharn “Top” Russell and Chef Michelle Goh, will be joining with Chef Rémi Verrier for a one-night-only dinner set for Allium Hotel in which they’ll be exploring the culinary elements of earth, wind, fire, water. Booking here, Allium Bangkok


Tom Jones Live in Bangkok

The 83-year-old crooner Sir Tom Jones is still traveling the world and shows no signs of slowing down. This time, the legendary Welsh singer and global icon will be in Bangkok for just one night. Come witness the man who brought us classics like "It's Not Unusual," "She's a Lady," and "Sexbomb." Tickets here, UOB Live


Pickwick’s Caviar and Sparkling Sips Soiree

The new Dickensian bar in town is putting on a belated shindig for International Women’s Day last week featuring caviar from Caspian House of Caviar and drinks from Telmont with a live DJ spinning. Free entry, Pickwick’s Chronicles


Anarchy in the Barcade

Movies, games, DJs—is there anything Arcadia is not doing? Well, this Thursday they’ll be putting on their first punk night with Anarchy in the Barcade. You’ll get two hours of punk music from host Dave Kendall starting at 7pm. Free entry, Arcadia Barcade 





Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Dust off your top hat and shades, rockers, because this one’s for you. Bangkok will host one of the most well-known performers in American rock history. Fresh off his surprise appearance at the Oscars, Slash, who played as the lead guitarist for the Guns N' Roses in Bangkok last year is returning with his fourth and most recent record, featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Tickets here, Centerpoint Studio


Bathroom Singing: Red Nose UFO

It’s our favorite john to sing on, and Jam is back for yet another night of karaoke live from the loo. We’ve lost count of how many there have been, but this one will be themed around aliens and red noses—your guess is as good as ours. Free entry, Jam


Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

They’ll be celebrating one year of film, food, and drinks down at the Flying Mooping this weekend, and along with fondue, bites, and drink deals, they’ll be playing the Guy Ritchie masterpiece “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” starting at 8pm. Free entry, Flying Mooping


Kiss Me: DJ Nerddude

It’s back to Bloqyard this weekend for a DJ set from DJ Nerddude. Bloqyard has become the spot for affordable but fashionable drinks and food in this part of the city, and they’ll be kicking off the tunes early at 8pm. Free entry, Bloqyard


Rock the Box

It’s Thonglor’s favorite spot for live music, and this weekend they’ll be pulling out all the stops for their Rock the Box Fridays featuring cover bands Lone Star Lament, Sea of Lies, and Phaya Thai Chord. B200, Speakerbox 




Go Grrls: Snatch

An LGBTQ+ party this weekend will be kicking off at Pulse Galaxy in Silom. Expect performances from Kiki House of Siren, and DJs Sriracha Czaddy, Zackito, Peachji, and Dookie starting at 7pm. Tickets here, Pulse Galaxy 



Yimfest, a Thai music festival meaning “smile,” will be bringing some of Thailand’s rising stars to the stage. Dance along the Chao Phraya River with 27 artists scattered across three stages. Phum Viphurit, Violette Wautier, Polycat, Pixxie Funky Wah Wah, and many more are among the musicians. Tickets here, Riverdale Marina


Retox Sessions

Retox returns, this time at Onyx. Get ready for a night of psytrance and melodic techno from Reality Test and Nica Lauren, all kicking off in Bang Kapi at 9pm. More info here, Onyx 


Prairie: 8 Beers and 8 Bites

HotD is back this weekend with one of their famous beer tastings, this time with Prairie Artisan Ales. Hair of the Dog has a reputation for finding brews you can’t get anywhere else and they’ll be pairing eight drinks (one of which has a 14.9% alcohol content) on Saturday with specially crafted bites. There are only 20 seats, so book ahead. B1,800, Hair of the Dog (Phrom Phong)


St. Fatrick’s Day

Ready for some green Beer Lao and shepherd's pie? Fatty’s, one of Bangkok’s favorite dive bars, will feature music from Johnny Heartbreaker and Irish tunes from DJ OSD (Old School Dave). Free entry, Fatty’s Bar and Diner


Art Battle

Three rounds of competitive painting kick off at the Fig Lobby this weekend, where artists compete live to create their works for a little bit of fun and culture rolled into one. If you can’t join live, you can always check it out online. More info here, Fig Lobby 


Fuckup Nights Bangkok

We’ve written about this event before, and it’s back for yet another round at the Phrom Phong hotel, Public House. Hosted by local comedian and personality Tanawut Sukke, this Thai-language event will feature CEOs, VPs, and entrepreneurs telling you about how they royally screwed up and how it changed their lives. Tickets here, Public House




Igniv Sunday Brunch

There are brunches and there are brunches. This one from one of Bangkok’s hottest fine dining spots comes from the mind of Chef David Hartwig and team, and you can grab a bite of the Swiss Alps right next to the Ratchadamri stop. Tickets here, Igniv


Solar Ecstatic Dance

It’s a big day for self care at People of Ari this Sunday. You can look forward to a spot of yoga, a cacao ceremony, mindfulness activities, meditation, and dance to wind down from your St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Reserve here, People of Ari


Bachata Fever

AmBar is becoming more and more known for its massive Sunday night Bachata Fever dances, drawing a big crowd that’s down to boogie on the rooftop above the Four Points by Sheraton. B250, AmBar 


The Vibe

Bangkok Island’s party on the Chaophraya this Sunday is The Vibe: Colors of Love Pre-party. You’ll find DJ Franca, founder of Philia Myle, Koish, Nishita, and more. Hop on the boat and vibe starting at 4pm. Tickets here, Bangkok Island