FOOD & DRINKS
Soi Nana’s Ba Hao
turns four this year. On Sunday, they’re hosting an anniversary party featuring live music and performances, exhibitions in their Maitri Chit and Santhipap rooms, food from Mad Moa
, and more.
Mar 28, 3pm-late. 8 Soi Nana, Maitri Chit Rd.
The Ekkamai craft beer bar celebrates seven years in business with tons of special beers, a garden barbecue, and 200 free drinks (limit one per customer).
Mar 27, 11am-11pm. Ekkamai Soi 10, Yaek 2.
Charcoal hosts a Holi Sunday brunch to celebrate the festival of color with an all-you-can-eat buffet, plus entertainment like henna tattoos and Bollywood performances. On Mar 27 and 28, the restaurant will offer a four-course set dinner (B550 vegetarian/B650 non-vegetarian).
Mar 28, noon-3pm. Charcoal, 5/F Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-038-5112. B999/person; B1,999 with free-flow prosecco
Mexican and Isaan flavors collide, as chefs Weerawat “Num” Triyasenawat from Samuay and Sons, Chalee Kader from 100 Mahaseth
, and Megan Leon, BK’s food writer, pair up for a 12-course dinner served family-style.
Mar 27, 6-10:30pm. Jam Jam, Asai Chinatown, 02-220-8999. B2,500
Eleven kitchen stars, including Christian Martena of Clara
, Wilfrid Hocque of Blue by Alain Ducasse
, Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn from Sawaan
, and Napol “Joe” Jantraget of Samlor, prepare 11 dishes made just for this event. Guests also get three drinks: wine or cocktails concocted by guest bartenders like Shavinraj Gopinath of Philtration
and Francesco Moretti of Sinnerman.
Mar 26-28, 6-10pm. The Peninsula Hotel, 333 Charoen Nakhon Rd., offmenufestival.com. B2,880
Ekkamai tapas joint Broken Eggs
brings back its popular pintxos (snacks) night, collaborating with chef Guillermo Torres, a.k.a. “Chef Willy,” the globe-trotting Spanish chef who is preparing to bring El Willy Kitchen to Bangkok. To drink, expect Spanish natural wines from Soul Wines.
Mar 25, from 6:30pm. Broken Eggs, 112/7 Sukhumvit Soi 63, 02-047-7811
Private dining pioneer Empty Plates
pops up at Smalls
, serving small bites like Asian chicken thigh sliders (fried or grilled; B120), Swiss farmers rösti (fried egg and parmesan, B200), and gambas (shrimp) with rustic bread (B220). At 8:30pm, new band Ginger Bullets takes the stage.
Mar 26, 6-11pm. Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 094-264-9535 or 098-792-0233. Book a seat here
Pattanakarn’s beloved British pub unveils its new game room, which features a Stern Deadpool pinball machine, a couple of dartboards, foosball, shuffleboard, pool tables, and arcade machines. Tokens are 50 percent off day.
Mar 27, noon-11pm. The Londoner, 1178 Pattanakarn Rd.
ART & MARKETS
Somrak Sila of WTF Gallery
partners with Pro Musica, Chulalongkorn University, and the Embassy of Spain to curate two nights of music, poetry, and art at the Goethe-Institut. Inspired by Francis Poulenc’s “Violin Sonata” from 1943, Weeping Guitar consists of poetry readings, classical music, and rap interpretations of Federico García Lorca’s work by Rap Against Dictatorship member Dechathorn Bamrungmuang, plus visuals designed by Saran Yen Panya.
Artist RVG launches a new, photo-heavy zine made in collaboration with Ark Saroj, fusing two different solo shows hosted at Green Lantern Gallery in the past.
Until Apr 25. Green Lantern Gallery, 1045 Sukhumvit Rd. (BTS Thonglor)
Grab all your film camera needs at this market, featuring 33 film camera stores, an artist talk session, a film photo exhibition by four prominent Bangkok film photogs, another exhibition (“Happiness Through Your Eyes”) featuring 200 photos from Bangkok film lovers, and a special exhibition by Leica.
Mar 26-28, 11am-8pm. Glowfish Sathorn, 94/2 Sathorn Thani Bldg., Sathorn Rd. B30 via Ticketmelon or at the door
Interested in surf skating, the suddenly red hot activity sweeping Thailand? Slide over to this free surf skate workshop hosted by Head Rock Skate Shop and surf brand YOW.
Mar 27-28, 10am-10pm. Tha Maharaj, 1/11 Maharat Rd.
This free music event features up-and-coming indie artists Fanfold Paper, Surff, Wave and So, and Robbers Bliss.
Mar 25, 5:30-8pm. Lido Connect, 256 Rama I Rd. Free
New jazz quartet Project B4ngkok & Jazz bring swing music, modern jazz, free jazz, and more to Thonglor’s Bluebird.
Mar 25, 8-11pm. Bluebird Jazz Bar, 355/3 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor). B250
The Nielson Hays Library
hosts an evening of performances of Beethoven’s Razumovsky Quartet Op.59 No.1 and Webern’s Langsamer Satz.
Mar 28, from 6pm. 195 Surawong Rd. B600/B500 library members/B300 students
Bangkok Island celebrates Holi on the water, with food (veg and non-veg), DJ sets from Sajan and Nanny Satisfy, and fire dancing and live dhol drum performances.
Mar 28, 4-10pm. Wat Yannawa Pier, Charoenkrung Soi 57. B1,200 at the door
Maison Rouge teams up with Dreamtree
to host its first queer womxn’s event, promising “games, games, and more games—card games, drinking games, but no mind games,” plus disco, hip hop, and house from DJ Tangerine.
Mar 25, 7-11pm. 126/15 Sukhumvit Soi 63. Free
reopens in a new venue on Sukhumvit Soi 13, and they’re kicking off with two nights of deep house and techno. Free entry on Saturday before 9pm (B300 after; includes one drink).
Mar 26-27, 8pm-late. 15 Sukhumvit Residence Bldg., Sukhumvit Soi 13. B300
Located in the same space as Mustache is Bangkok’s newest club, VHS. For its opening party, David Chong (Eden Garden, Koh Phangan) takes over the decks alongside DJ and VHS curator Fred Canal.
Mar 25, 9pm-late. 15 Sukhumvit Residence Bldg., Sukhumvit Soi 13, 096-889-3967. Free
Head to Jam
for a night of punk rock, noise rock, and shoegaze, featuring local bands The Story of Stoners, Cindy, Body, and more. Limited to 30 tickets only.
Mar 26, 6pm-late. Jam, 40 Charoen Rat Soi 1. B200 (includes one drink)
Safe Room returns with a night of underground electronic music from the likes of Heartbreakkid, Marmosets, Sarayu, and Dott.
Mar 26, 9pm-late. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8. B200
is back with a night of drum n’ bass featuring acts like DJ Goo, host of Bangkok’s longest-running DnB night, Thaistick, and Vivian.
Mar 26, 6-11pm. Glow, Sukhumvit Soi 23. B150 (includes one drink)
House of Heals
reopens in its new digs this Mar 26
. Apart from Pangina Heals herself, other top talents to perform on stage include Annee Maywong, Dearis Doll, Angele Anang, Kandy Zyanide, Meannie Minaj, and Jaja the Kween.
Mar 26. 33/F Renaissance Bangkok, 518/8 Phloen Chit Rd., 099-336-6262. B300 (includes one drink)
Apr 3, 4pm-late. 672-65 Charoenkrung Soi 28, 097-242-2890.
The Kolour krew pops up at Cafe del Mar
in Kamala beach in Phuket for a Saturday packed with house, disco, and techno. Plus, you know, sun and sand. Expect beachside games and activities, drink packages, and an afterparty elsewhere on the island, with free shuttles. Tickets are now at-the-door only (B1,100).
Apr 3, 2pm-late, Cafe del Mar, Kamala Beach. B1,100
Whether you’re just dabbling in film photography or have gone full retro, check out the Kraft Kraft Market to stock up on film and accessories, or to purchase new (old) cameras and gadgets. Apart from film photo gear, you’ll also find minimal watches, prints, handicrafts, eco-friendly products, and more across 80-plus booths all weekend long.
Apr 2-4, 11am-8pm. Lido Connect, 256 Rama I Rd.