The ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this long weekend. 

Thursday

LIVE MUSIC: The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band LIVE at Studio Lam

A live performance from the globe-trotting modern molam band. 

Jul 26, 9pm-midnight. Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B500 includes 1 drink. 

 

LIVE MUSIC: Honne

Having made a name for themselves through hit singles like "Someone that Loves You" and "It Ain’t Wrong Loving You,” British electric-pop duo Honne return to play two sold-out shows in Bangkok

Jul 25 & 26, 6pm. GMM Live House, 8/F, CentralWorld, 999/1 Rama 1 Rd. Sold-out.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Bomb At Track

The Bangkok-based rap-rcckers perform their latest tracks live. 

Jul 26, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 061-717-4365. B250 includes 1 drink. 

 

LIVE MUSIC: Songwriter Night at Maggie Choo's

Live sets from The 10th Saturday (Band), Pree Asvaraksha, Ryan Holweger and John Will Sail + Stasha

Jul 26, 8:30pm-midnight. Maggie Choo's, underground/F, Hotel Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, 320 Silom Rd. Free.

 

MARKET: BrickLive

Over 4,000 square meters of Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre will be transformed into a Lego wonderland filled with more than 3 million of the iconic plastic bricks, making it the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia. Kids and kids at heart can get their hands on rare Lego collections, dive into Brick Pit zones filled with green, red and Duplo bricks, or create their own car to race against others. 

Jul 26-29. Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, 60 Ratchadaphisek Rd. B350-500 at Thaiticketmajor

 


Friday

 

ART: Click Canvas

This interactive art installation by Kimbab sees 187 boxes mounted on a 3x2 meter wall, each of which can be changed to a variety of colors. 

Jul 25-29, 11am-8pm. YELO House, 20/2 Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama 1 Rd.. Free entry.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Dale Barlow

The Australian saxophonist and composer is set to bring his swinging jazz pieces, “Hipnotation”, “Horn,” “Jazz Juice” and more to Bangkok.

Fridays and Saturdays until Sep 1, 8:45pm. The Living Room, 250 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-649-8353. Free.

 

FILM: Kore-eda Retrospective 2018

Enjoy 8 movies from Hirokazu Kore-eda, the Japanese director who won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes film festival for Shoplifters. The films to be screened are Nobody Knows (2004), Air Doll (2009), I Wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015), After the Storm (2016), The Third Murder (2017) and Shoplifters (2018). See the full program here.

Jul 27-30, 12-9.15pm. House RCA, 31/9  Rama 9 Soi 26, 02-641-5177. B100 per film/B650 for 8 films and exclusive Shoplifters poster.

 

DANCE: Full Moon Drum Circle

Try out an array of instruments and prepare for an evening of rhythms, vibrations and movement under a full moon. 

Jul 27, 6.30-8.30pm. The HOME BKK, 120/18 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Soi Prasammit. Suggested donation B390.

 


Saturday

NIGHTLIFE: Fullmoon Party

A "Full Moon Party" with music from DJs Mizuyo Fukui, Jules Blons and Glafira Filatova.

Jul 28, 10pm-4am. Mustache, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7. B200 includes 1 drink.

 

FILM: Cinema Diverse 2018

A screening of the Céline Sciamma-directed French film Girlhood notable for its non-professional cast who actually live in the low-income housing projects of Paris where the film was set. Selected by Soifa Saenkhamkon and Tippawan Narintorn, the casting directors for Ten Years Thailand, the only Thai film selected for Special Screening at the 71st Cannes Film Festival 2018. Screening followed by a talk. 

Jul 28, 5-10.30pm. BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630-8 #530. B60.

 

MARKET: Bangkok Farmers' Market

Support natural local produce, ranging from home and body care to arts, crafts and food.
 
Jul 28-29, 11am-6pm. Gateway Ekamai, 982/22 Sukhumvit Rd. Free.

 


Sunday

NIGHTLIFE: Sensation Thailand 2018

One of Thailand’s most extravagant electronic dance music events makes a comeback, bringing a sea of party-goers dressed all in white, along with international headliners like Dash Berlin, Mr. White, Sam Feldt and more.

Jul 29, 6pm-2am. Bitec Bangna, 88 Bang Na-Trat Rd., 02-749- 3939. B3,500-B5,500 here.

 

FILM: French Doc Night

Doc Club Theater hosts a scrrening of French Doc Night, a French film about a group of teenagers in their final school year. 

Jul 29, 9pm. Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Rd., Bangkok. B100.

 

SPORTS: Healthy Lifestyle Run

Dutch Mill’s healthy lifestyle run will be held in five cities, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Rayong, Hat Yai and Khon Kaen. Both 5km and 10km runs available, entry B400 at rundidi.com.

Jul 29, 5am. Suan Luang, Rama 9 (Dao Marueng Gate).

 


Ongoing

ART: PostScripts

As part of the ongoing Bangkok Biennial, nine local and international artists will converge on Bangkok's forst postal office building in the Old Town. Curated by the Charoen Contemporaries art group, the event will feature projection mapping on the Praisaneeyakarn building's facade as well as installations by artists like Miti Ruangkritya, Anon Chaisansook and Wolfgang Bellwinkel exploring and critiquing the history of Thai modernism. Opening on Jul 20, 7pm. 

Through Aug 15. Praisaneeyakarn, Saphan Phut Rd., Phra Nakhon. Event runs Tue-Thu 4-8pm, Fri 4-10pm and Sat-Sun 2-10pm. Free.

 

Good Day Bad Day But Everyday

 

ART: PhotoBangkok

Until Sep 9, BACC together with over 20 Bangkok art galleries will be hosting one of the biggest art events of the year, Photo Bangkok Festival 2018, consisting of exhibitions, workshops, seminars,
talks and competitions. Here are our highlights: Good Day Bad Day But Everyday (through Aug 5, SAC Art Centre) sees award-winning street photographer Tavepong Pratoomwong fuse fantasy
and reality in his surrealist images. In Otherwise Inside (through Aug 16, WTF Gallery), Samak Kosem explores queerness in the context of Thailand’s Muslim deep south. Post-Repost-
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(through Sep 9, BACC, 02-214-6630) highlights the impact of technology on our lives, with images depicting conflict and poverty across Southeast Asian society—from Vietnam’s LGBTQ community in “The Pink Choice” by Maika Elan to Indonesian politics in Agan Harahap’s “And Justice for All.” Read more.

Various locations. Free.

 

THEATER: Nanta

If your idea of a great night out is to watch a group of chefs julienne cucumbers in perfect harmony before belting out samil nori rhythm with the heel of their knives, we’ve got great news for you. Korea’s smash culinary theater performance Nanta (or as you formerly knew it, Cookin’ Nanta) has returned to Bangkok. What’s all the fuss about? Well, it’s not the plot. The story of five chefs rushing to prepare a wedding meal has rather become an international sensation for its incredibly choreographed cooking stunts and perfectly timed non-verbal comic moments.
 
Show daily through Dec 31, RCA Plaza, Soi Soonnujai, 02-641-4407. Tickets are available at Thaiticketmajor, starting at B1,300.
 

ART: POOL Exhibition

Thai-English artist Tintin Cooper's solo exhibition explores a world of the unconscious, death and rebirth, deep emotions or sexual undercurrents through reflections in water. 

Through Aug 11. Artist + Run, 2198/10-11 Soi Taweewattana (Narathiwas Soi 22). Free.

 

ART: Beyond The Air We Breathe: Addressing Climate Change

A collaboration between Lucie Foundation and The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand (RSPT), this exhibition gathers striking nature and environmental images by 80 renowned international photographers including Steve McCurry, Sebastian Copeland, Colin Finlay, James Nachtwey and Thailand's Nat Sumanatemeya.

Through Sep 2. 9/F, BACC, 939 Rama 1 Rd. Free.