You ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this weekend. 

Ongoing

 

ART: A Life in Shadow by Constantine Korsovitis

A photo documentary by an Australian narrates about the process of shadow theatre and the most famous people behind the puppet performance in South-East Asia countries. The photographer wants to highlight the traditional arts’ appreciation as his statement in this display.

Through Aug 26. RCAC, Ratchadamnoen Klang Ave., 02-422-8827. Free.

 

MARKET: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Bangkok 2018

Back for the third year in Bangkok, the world’s biggest book sale promises a bookworm's paradise of over three million English-language titles at heavily discounted prices. The 11-day event will take place 24 hours a day offering all books at 60-80-percent off.

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

 


Thursday

LIVE MUSIC: Best in Jazz

Through till the end of September, The St. Regis Bar hosts live jazz music from Thu-Sat: Athalie de Koenig (Thu), Coco Rouzier (Fri) and Keithen Carter (Sat).

Aug 16-18, 8pm. 2/F, The St. Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-207-7801. Free.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Coco Rouzier 4tet Live

The American singer performs her bossa-nova, samba and jazz songs backed by a full band.

Aug 16, 9pm. 2/F, FooJohn Bldg., Charoenkrung Soi 31, 087 593 9973. 

 

NIGHTLIFE: Sugar Club Presents: IRWAN

Amsterdam-based DJ Irwan, who's opened for artists like Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora, Sean Paul and Flo Rida, delivers a hip-hop mood, alongside a lengthy support cast. 

Aug 16, 10pm. Sugar Club, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 061-391-3111. B300 for females, B400 for males. 

 

NIGHTLIFE: URBAN Contemporaries | Hip-Hop x Rap x Graffiti x Art

This celebration of hip-hop and street art promises music from the likes of Big Calo (Thaitanium), Corpus, Tee I Am and Tao I Am, plus installations from Chip 7, Nutty Nut, TRK and many more. 

Aug 16, 6pm. VIOLETT, Third Place Bldg., Thonglor Soi 10, 095-393-8858. Free.

 

ART: Photography Art Exhibition by Derek Brown

The American photographer presents images on self-esteem development, lesbians, Thai tomboy culture and the conflicts between LGBTQ-friendly environments and conservative ideology.

Aug 16-Sep 23, 5.30pm. Wishbeer Garden, 707 Charoen Nakorn Soi 13, 02-392-1403. Free.

 


Friday

 

NIGHTLIFE: Bacardi House Party presents D.O.D at DEMO

The British EDM DJ who's played Tomorrowland plays Bangkok.

Aug 17, 9 pm. DEMO, Thonglor Soi 10. 085-250-2000. Price TBA.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Audiophile present Adiero & Nukier At Mustache

The Bangkok-based, Spanish DJs helm this house and techno music party.

Aug 17, 10pm. Mustache Bangkok, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 02-274-5855. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Aneesh Medina at Sorry I'm Gay Bar

A night of deep-tech and melodic-tech music. 

Aug 17, 8pm. Sorry I'm Gay, Ratchada Train Night Market, Ratchadaphisek Rd. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Yasmin - BLAQ LYTE x Collective Minds

The British singer, songwriter and DJ who’s collaborated with the likes of Major Lazer and Breakbot takes to the decks alongside Wanton Witch, Memento, Kartypartyy and Kori Mafi.

Aug 17, 8pm. Siwilai City Club, 5/F,  Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd.

 


Saturday

LIVE MUSIC: Radwimps Asia Live Tour 2018 in Bangkok

The Japanese pop-rockers known for their contributions to the soundtrack of hit anime Your Name bring hits like “Shape Of Miracle” and “Mountain Top” to the stage.

Aug 18, 7pm. BCC Hall,  5/F, Central Ladprao, 02-541-1234. B2,500 at ThaiTicketmajor.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Mama’s Broke

A night of up-and-coming local indie with sets from the Britpop-inspired Zweed n' Roll, the ex-Sasi's members' band Beagle Hug and rapper Protozua.

Aug 18, 8:30pm. NOMA, RCA Block C. B250. 

 

ART: Body Politic: Blind Leading the Blind

A performance art piece by Taweesak Molsawat as part of Bangkok Biennial.

Aug 18, 8pm. Bridge, Charoenkrung Soi 51, 086-986-9421. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: WM Records Presents: PANIC

The French collective promise a night of deep house, techno and acid.

Aug 18, 10pm. Safe Room, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B200.

 

ART: Toxiphilia - (More Than) Art Exhibition

As part of Photo Bangkok Festival 2018, this 15-minute-long performance art piece takes inspiration from Khalil Gibran's poem The Prophet to explore questions of life, love and relationships.  

Aug 18-26, 8, 9 and 10pm. Cho Why, Soi Nana. B300 on Toxiphilia/ B350 on entry

 


Sunday

NIGHTLIFE: Open Mic Night

Join Keithen Carter at this new open mic night offering prizes for all participants, including a bottle of Iron Balls gin for the best act.

Aug 12, 9pm. Iron Balls Gin Parlour, Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02 662 4478.