A mammoth round-the-clock booksale, a festival at the new Lido Connect, hilarious Irish comedy and a stream of huge gigs from Flume to Machine Gun Kelly.

MARKET: Bangkok Farmer's Market at Habito Mall

Shop for organic produce, artisan breads, natural home and body care products, clothing and handmade arts, crafts and jewelry.

Aug 3-4, Habito Mall, Sukhumvit Soi 77, On Nut Soi 1/1, 02-136-5932. Free.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Happening Fest 2019 

Bangkok’s beloved vintage Lido theater makes a comeback with a modern touch—a music festival with live bands in all three theaters.

Aug 3-4, 12pm. Lido Connect, Siam Square Soi 3, 02-252-6498. B760 viathe website.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Bomb at Track 

The first concert for the socially-conscious Thai heavy metal band.

Aug 3, 6pm. Voice Space, 197 BBD Building Viphavadi Rangsit Rd., 02-650-6000. B800.

 

ART: Bangkok Photographers Charity Photo Exhibit

21 talented photographers have donated images to this exhibition, whose proceeds will support PickAPet4Home animal shelter.

Aug 3-31, 3pm. Restaurant Cajutan, 21/1 Sukhumvit Soi 18, 02-258-0049. Free.

 

FAIR: Explorers Fair 2019

Shop for new gear and gadgets for your outdoor lifestyle at this fair organized by National Geographic Thailand.

Aug 7-11, 9:30am. BITEC Bangna, 4343 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-726-1999. Free.

 

ART: Italian Renaissance

Presenting four artists of the Renaissance—Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Botticelli—brought to life with visual and audio technology.

Aug 8-Oct 31, 10am. River City Bangkok, 3 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Free.

 

Stand-Up Comedy - Sean Finnerty

Described by Jimmy Fallon as “one of the funniest comedians to come out of Ireland,” this high-flying roast master is not to be missed.

Aug 9. The Comedy Club Bangkok, The Royal Oak Pub, 595/10 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. B600 in advance here or B800 on the door.

 

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NIGHTLIFE: Andrew Rayel presents Find Your Harmony

The Moldovan DJ—hailed as “the next Armin van Buuren"—takes the stage in Bangkok for the first time.

Aug 9, 10pm. Onyx, RCA, Soi Soonvijai, Rama 9 Rd., 081-645-1188. B650 or open a bottle of Grey Goose and get free entry four people.

 

SALE: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 

The round-the-clock book sale returns to Bangkok once again, with more than three million English-language books at heavily discounted prices. The fair runs for 11 days, 24 hours a day, giving book lovers a chance to pore over fiction and non-fiction titles covering cooking, sports, children's books, graphic novels and much more, all at 60-80 percent discounts.

Aug 9-19. Hall 9 (Impact Forum), Impact Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd.

 

WORKSHOP: Jewelry in Resin

Pick up a new hobby and learn to create small gifts using real flowers and art resin techniques.

Aug 10, 2pm. Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), 2/F, The Grand Postal Building, 1160 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-105-7400 Ext. 213. B1,000.

 

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WORKSHOP: Lily Festival: A Celebration of Modern Motherhood

Learn how to fit sustainability and wellness into your busy Bangkok life, with a focus on modern-day mothers, soon to be mothers and working women.

Aug 11, 8am. Siri House, Soi Somkid. Free.

 

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NIGHTLIFE: Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo World Tour 

The American rapper and actor brings his latest album to Bangkok.

Aug 13, 8:30pm. Chaengwattana Hall, 5/F Central Chaengwattana, Chaeng Wattana-Parkkred Soi 19. B2,000-3,000 via Thaiticketmajor.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Two Door Cinema Club 

It's been a few years, but the Northern Irish indie-rock band is returning to Bangkok. Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, and Kevin Baird are best known for singles like "Something Good Can Work," "Undercover Martyn," and "What You Know" The trio recently released its fourth album False Alarm.

Aug 13. Thunder Dome, Muangthong Thani. B1,500, B1,800, and B2,200 from Ticketmelon.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Circa Waves

The Bangkok debut for the Liverpool indie rockers known for songs like "Wake Up" and "Time Won’t Change Me."

Aug 13, 8pm. Live Arena,  94, 23/92-94 RCA Rd., 098-974-6974. B1,200 in advance at Ticketmelon or B1,500 on the door.


LIVE MUSIC: Foals 

The British rock band makes its long-awaited Bangkok debut. Led by iconic frontman Yannis Philippakis, the band hails from Oxford, England. The group's latest album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 1 came out last year, with Part 2 to follow, come autumn. Notable songs include "My Number" from the 2013 album Holy Fire, and "Total Life Forever" from the 2010 album of the same name.

Aug 14. Moonstar Studio, Lat Phrao Soi 80, 02-539-3881. B2,200 via Ticketmelon.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Discoteca Tropical : Sofrito / Nouvelle Ambiance Asia Tour

British-French DJ Hugo Mendez spins tropical discotheque beats with support from Bangkok favorites Maft Sai and Dangbut Banget.

Aug 16, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B300.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Julie Byrne 

The New York folk artist and songwriter brings hits like “Follow My Voice,” “Sleepwalker,” and “Natural Blue” to Bangkok.

Aug 16, 8:30pm. Lido Connect, Rama 1 Rd. B1,300-1,500 via Ticketmelon.

 

ART: Dispatch Photography Exhibition by R. Scott Davis

Explore the work of emergency medical services (EMS) teams in Bangkok by an American photographer and university lecturer. Exhibition runs until Sep 7.

Aug 17, 6pm. Ilford Galerie Bangkok, 460/8 Surawong Rd., 087-795-7796. Free.

 

ART: Digital Flâneurie

South Korean artist Kim Sang Min will present art videos and photo albums, inspired by “flâneurie”—roaming the streets.

Through Aug 17, 6.30pm. Ardel’s Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-422-2092. Free.


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NIGHTLIFE: Flume 

The renowned Australian DJ and producer performs his first live set in Asia. Flume will also premiere his latest mixtape, Hi This is Flume. His studio album, Skin (2016), gained international recognition and ultimately won the Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Aug 21. Centerpoint Studio Lasselle. B1,800, B2,300, and B2,600 via The Concert app.

 

LIVE MUSIC:  ALPHA WOLF 

The Australian metalcore band shares the stage with five up-and-coming Bangkok metal bands: Annalynn, Hopeless, No Penquin in Alaska, Carry On and Terasa.

Aug 24, 6pm. Live Arena,  94, 23/92-94 RCA Rd., 098-974-6974. B600-1,000 via Ticket Me.

 

MARKET: 'Reuse is Goods' at Dadfa Market Park

Declutter your house and make some money too, at this market for second-hand items.

Aug 24-29, 11am. Dadfa, Lasalle Soi 33, 096-885-8303. Free.


 

LIVE MUSIC: SE SO NEON

The South Korean indie rock band shares the stage with Bangkok’s fluffypak and Evil Dude.

Aug 25, 6pm. Glowfish, Sathorn Thani 2 Building, 2/F, North Sathorn Rd., 02-109-9600. B1,000 in advance via Ticketmelon or B1,200 at door.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Snow Patrol 

The British rock band known for tracks like “Chasing Cars,” “Run” and You’re All I have,” treats Bangkok fans to an acoustic set.

Aug 27, 7pm. Moonstar Studio, Lat Phrao Soi 80, 02-539-3881 B2,400 via Ticketmelon.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Australian electronic duo Hermitude at Beam

The veteran DJ duo behind the banging electronic hit "HyperParadise" will bring their act to Bangkok.

Aug 31, 8pm. Beam, 72 Courtyard, 1/F, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B300-500 in advance via Ticketmelon or B600 on the door.