A Freddie Mercury fundraising party, a vinyl-filled open door, Blaq Lyte's birthday bash and the grand opening of cultural hub Bangkok 1899.
Bangkok's amazing animal shelter, PAWS, celebrates its seventh birthday with a special fundraiser, featuring cat-themed cocktails, entertainment from Comedy Club Bangkok and raffles. To book your ticket, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message PAWS' Facebook page. Cats from PAWS will be in attendance.
Sep 5. UnionSPACE, 30 Sukhumvit Soi 61. B500 in advance/B600 at the door—includes a free PAWS T-shirt.
This line-up of local DJs will be busting out an eclectic mix of ram-wong, luk-thung, Melay, African and Latin sounds.
Sep 5, 9pm. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.
Party collective Blaq Lyte celebrates its third birthday with a free party at Makkasan, with DJs, food and pop-ups from Auntys Haus and friends.
Sep 6. 5pm-midnight. Airport Link Makkasan Station. Free when you register via Ticketmelon.
The Pernod Ricard brand ambassador and former Teens of Thailand bartender will take over the bar at Cactus with exotic cocktails.
Sep 6. Cactus, 15 Yen Akat Rd., 02-249-1451
This Nicaraguan American DJ is the only solo artist in history to claim the DMC World DJ Championships trophy three times consecutively. He'll flood the dancefloor with sounds ranging from hip-hop and trap to drum ‘n’ bass.
Sep 5, 9pm. Sugar Club Bangkok, 37 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 061-391-3111. B400 for men and B300 for women, includes one drink.
A night of live underground house and electronic music from local artists.
Sep 6, 8pm. Jam, 41 Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.
If you’re bored of commonplace techno beats, throw on your dancing shoes and head here for some African percussion-inspired grooves.
Sep 6, 9:30pm. GLOW Club, 96/4 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B350 includes one drink.
Get down to house and techno beats all night long with three talented Bangkok-based DJs.
Sep 6, 9pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free.
Groove to hip-hop beats by the Bangkok Invaders crew at W Hotel’s pool party.
Sep 7, 2pm. W Hotel Bangkok, 106 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. Pre-sale B400/general B600 via Megatix.
Whip out your tighty whities and slap on a fake mustache in celebration of legendary late rock star Freddie Mercury’s birthday, with a fundraising concert to support The Mercury Phoenix Trust (a charity organisation that fights HIV/AIDS worldwide).
Sep 6, 9pm. Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok, 424/3-6 Siam Square Soi 11, 02-659-4090. Free.
Relax to the sultry voice of American-German vocalist, Heidi Rae, who'll take you on a journey through the golden age of American jazz.
Sep 6, 9pm. FooJohn Building, 831 Charoenkrung Soi 31, 02-297-0106. Free.
The people behind EDM-focussed Output Festival bring Guatemalan DJ Carnage to headline a line-up of trap, electronic dance and hip-hop beats, with support from the godfather of hard trap SAYMYNAME.
Sep 6, 4pm. BITEC (Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre), 092-264-7924. B1,905 via Ticketmelon.
A celebration of all the elements of hip-hop culture, featuring talks, exhibitions, workshops and a party led by five Thai artists and collectives: Rap is Now, Krungtenmahanakhon, Artventure, Paranormal DJs and Beatbox Club Thailand.
Sep 7, 12am. Life House Studio, G Village, 16/78 Lad Phrao Soi 18, 098-274-2225. Free.
Dress in pink for the official grand opening of this new community, art and cultural hub, featuring drinks, bites a collaborative exhibition led by Tiffany Singh that explores the narrative of Women’s Liberation through objects of the domestic. On Sunday, there will also be an artist talk (11am) and panel discussion (3pm). The event is free but you must reserve your spot via Eventbrite (Saturday; Sunday) to secure entry.
Sep 6-7. Bangkok 1899. Baan Chao Praya Thammasakmontri, 134 Nakhon Sawan Rd.
A high resolution digital art exhibition displaying world-famous paintings, marking 500 years since Leonardo Da Vinci’s death.
Through Oct 7, 10am. River City Bangkok, 3/F, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free.
An exhibition by Taiwan-based painter, Leland Lee, who explores the concept that "love is everywhere" on canvas.
Through Oct 31, 6pm. River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free.
Island Fever Short Movie Premiere
A 12-minute film telling the story of a fading professional tennis player who struggles to survive after being stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean, until he begins to enjoy living like an islander.
Sep 6, 6pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.
Laugh till it hurts with dark comedy for those who dare to venture into political (and politically incorrect) topics.
Returning for its 20th year, Bangkok’s culinary festival sees world-class chefs from France,Taiwan, Spain and beyond present special dinners each night for a week.
Through Sep 8. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. For details, see here.
Meet with like-minded music loves at this open-house, featuring special deals, record trading and DJs.
Sep 7, 11am. Gadhouse Thailand Store, 38 Soi Charoen Chai, 089-662-5954. Free.
A Bangkok crossfit showdown to find the strongest warrior, with games, booths, giveaways, food and drink.
Sep 7-8, 8am. Training Ground, 36/2 Sukhumvit Soi 69, 097-396-7599. Free.