Including more live music than we can afford, a classic garden book sale, festivals for all tastes and more.
This huge multimedia exhibition offers a riveting, immersive experience featuring state-of-the-art HD projection, animation and striking surround sound, featuring the works of 16 prolific artists including Degas, Modigliani, Mondrian, Monet, Rousseau, Renoir, Kandinsky and van Gogh to name a few. More than 1,500 pieces are brought to life in a grand display alongside talks by scholars of European art, supported by the European Union, as well as the opportunity to try your own hand at painting while sipping on wine.
Through Jun 16. 2/F, RCB Galleria, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Regular B350/ children B200 via Zipevent.
Oil paintings by Thai artist Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn that apply his imagination to world history. Part of the total revenue received from this exhibition will be donated to Priest Hospital Foundation.
May 2-Aug 2, 10am-8pm. Sky Lobby, 23/F, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/9 Rama 1 Rd., 02-100-1234. Free.
Dance all night to the sound of late-'70s disco, boogie funk and house.
May 3, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B200.
FILM: Star Wars Day
Celebrate "May the Fourth be With You Day" with this screening of all three original Star Wars movies.
May 3-4. Bangkok Screening Room, Saladaeng Soi 1, 094-125-9906. B300.
COMEDY: Phill Jupitus
British actor, poet, radio DJ and comedian Phill Jupitus is coming to Bangkok. He is best known for his prominent role as team captain on the enduring UK comedy panel gameshow, Never Mind the Buzzcocks—a program notorious for its dry, sarcastic humor, scathing attacks, and tongue-in- cheek approach to topical issues. Jupitus is prone to hilarious storytelling based on the chaos of his own life, delivering adult topics in a childish and very relatable manner. His observational style of humor perfectly balances moments of silence with comic outbursts.
May 4, 8pm. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-207-8000. Early bird tickets B800 via Ticketflap/standard B1,000/VIP B1,800.
FESTIVAL: Together Festival 2019
One of the biggest EDM festivals in Bangkok returns with a lineup that includes Alison Wonderland, DJ Snake, Gryffin, Kungs and many more.
May 3-4, 4pm. BITEC, 4343 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-726-1999. B2,895 for 2-day pass.
LIVE MUSIC: Troye Sivan The Bloom Tour Bangkok 2019
The South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber makes his debut in Thailand with hits like "Bloom" and "Lucky Strike."
May 8, 6:30pm. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. B2,000-3,500 via Thaiticketmajor.
ART: SAKON Project
Sakon Phu-Ngamdee's oil paintings capture his impression of the buildings, conversations and issues around him in society.
May 14-Jun 22, 6:30pm. Ardel’s Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-422-2092. Free.
LIVE MUSIC: Japanese Breakfast
The Korean-American indie artist known for songs like "Road Head" returns to play live in Bangkok.
May 14, 7pm. Rockademy, 120/8 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-261-3833. B1,000 via Ticketmelon.
The Germany-based DJ and music producer plays “contemporary techno” in Thonglor with support from our very own Mendy Indigo.
May 15, 10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B600-950 via Ticketmelon
LIVE MUSIC: Last Dinosaurs
The Australian indie rockers bring hits like “Zoom,” “Apollo,” and “Honolulu” back to the stage. Supported by Telex Telexs.
May 15. Live Arena RCA. B1,600 from Ticketmelon.
Four of Bangkok’s health and mental health experts team up for a discussion about wellness.
May 16, 7pm. The Hive Thonglor, 46/9 Sukhumvit Soi 49, 02-662-6062. B100.
Head here for everything you need to know about scuba diving in Thailand.
May 16-19, 11am-8pm. BITEC, 4343 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-726-1999. Free.
NIGHTLIFE: Frequencies - Seoul Community Radio
Two talents from Korea, DJ Bowlcut and Vinyl Richie, play their electronic dance music, supported by Maarten Goetheer and Outfit.
May 17, 9:30pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B300 including 1 drink.
OUT-OF-TOWN FESTIVAL: Karma Kastle 2
Escape from Bangkok for the weekend with this 3-day music festival less than 3 hours drive away hidden at a resort in the jungle out in the middle of nowhere. From May 17-19, you’ll be dancing to over 20 DJs on the lineup with a backdrop of a mountain and go wild in the nature.
May 17-19, Misarierra Khaoyai, 575, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, 089-171-8088. B2,800 via Ticketmelon.
LIVE MUSIC: Lauv Live In Bangkok 2019
Tickets are long gone from all the official channels, but we recommend doing whatever it takes to catch rising American alt-pop singer and producer Lauv‘s Bangkok debut. The San Francisco-born artist rose to acclaim in 2015 with the release of his debut EP, Lost in the Light, which showcased his genre-crossing blend of pop, rock and dance music. He is best known for the singles "I Like Me Better" and "The Other" both taken from his 2018 album, I Met You When I was 18.
May 18. Moonstar Studio, 701, Lad Phrao Soi 80, 02-539-3881. SOLD OUT.
This experimental visual arts with live music showcase will focus on synthesizers and looping.
May 18, 8pm. Jam, Soi Rong Nam Khaeng (Charoen Rat Soi 1), 089-889-8059. Free.
LIVE MUSIC: Siamese Cats Live in Bangkok 2019
The Japanese easy-listening band perform live in Thonglor with support from up-and-coming Thai talents H 3 F and Surff.
May 19, 7pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B500. via Ticketmelon.
LIVE MUSIC: Jason Mraz Good Vibes 2019 – Live in Bangkok
The "I'm Yours" crooner Jason Mraz will drop by Bangkok as part of his Good Vibes Asia Tour. The American singer-songwriter, 2010 Grammy award-winner just released his sixth album, Know., which boasts hits like “Have It All” and "More Than Friends (feat. Meghan Trainor). Fans can no doubt expect to hear other feel-good hits like "Lucky" and "Make it Mine" when Mraz makes his third trip to Thailand, following concerts in 2012 and 2015.
May 19, Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. B2,000-6,000 via Thaiticketmajor.
As part of the Summer Sessions series of concerts, the Norwegian indie-pop singer-songwriter serenades Bangkok with hits like "You'll be on my Mind."
May 22, 9pm. Live Arena, 94, 23/92-94 RCA Rd., 098-974-6974. B1,290 via Ticketmelon.
THEATER: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Bangkok Community Theatre is back with another Shakespeare adaption, this time putting a pirate twist on the British bard's comedic play.
May 23-25, 29-31; Jun 1. M-Theatre, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Rd., 02-319-7641. B800 via Ticketmelon.
Join fellow marchers and raise awareness of global warming and the over-use of plastic.
May 24, 10am. National Stadium, 154, Rama 1 Rd. Free.
SALES: Semi-Annual BOOK SALE
Back for once again, the event that all Bangkok’s book lovers have been waiting for, to go dig up some good gem second-hand books.
May 25, 9:30am-4pm. Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731. Free.
FESTIVAL: Pink Cloud Festival
Calling all Aussie surf-punk fans: live music promoter Wildest Youth presents this festival headlined by Australian punk bands Dune Rats (pictured) and Hockey Dad, plus America's Turnover. They'll be joined on the day by local talents Srirajah Rockers and Death of Heather, with more acts to be announced. The lineup is not the only thing the festival has going for it. Thai Wake Park is also a great location for outdoor music festivals, offering watersport activities like wakeboarding to keep you entertained and plenty of outdoor space to go wild and explore.
Thai Wake Park, 18/4 Soi Sudsawas, Lieab Klong 6 Rd., 086-644-2545. B2,300 pre-sale and available at Eventpop.
LIVE MUSIC: Endzweck, Live in Bangkok 2019
A whole night of hardcore music with Japan’s Endzweck and Hong Kong’s Dagger as the headliners, with supports from Bangkok’s BrandNew Sunset, Ugoslabier and Faustus.
May 26, 7pm. NOMA BKK, 21/66 RCA Rd., 080-939-7899. B300 from Ticketmelon or B400 at door.
Shop for cutesy, art and craft products handmade by local talented artists.
May 30-Jun 2, 10am-10pm. EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd. Free.
The Israel-based musician performs at Silom's favorite club with support from Bangkok’s Sunju Hargun.
May 31, 10pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B300 including 1 drink.