All the essential dates for your diary.
NIGHTLIFE: Bangkok Rum Cocktail Week
After a successful debut run last year, the week dedicated to rum roars back into action. Hosted by bar management company Kin+, the event promises seminars and rum tasting sessions at 25 cocktail bars around the city. Alongside daily seminars discussing the origins and production of rum at A Bar, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, top bartender names from across the globe will take guest shifts at cocktail bars like Vogue Lounge, Tropic City, Zuma, Bamboo Bar, Sorrento and Octave. See our full story here.
Through Aug 6. Bars across Bangkok.
LIVE MUSIC: Mac DeMarco
Canadian indie-rocker Mac DeMarco will perform live in Bangkok for the first timee since 2013. This 28-year-old musician has forged a name for his catchy indie-pop melodies, lo-fi sensibilities, occasionally raucous live shows and goofball online persona. Albums like Salad Days(2014) and This Old Dog (2017) have cemented his "slacker-rock" credentials..
Aug 1, 8pm. Voice Space, BBD Building, 197 Viphavadi Rangsit Rd., 02-650-6000. B1,600 at Ticketmelon.
THEATER: The Retreat, A Dance Performance
LIVE MUSIC: Nothing But Thieves
Brit-rock five-piece Nothing But Thieves take over Moonstar Studio 8 with passionate tracks like “If I Get High” and “Amsterdam,” as well as more from their latest album, Broken Machine.
Aug 2, 8pm. Moonstar Studio 8, Ladprao Soi 80. B2,600 at Ticketmelon.
NIGHTLIFE: Boo Seeka & Tensnake
MARKET: 35:36 Film Camera Weekend
Two days devoted to everything film camera-related, including stalls from film camera shops, workshops and other opportunities to trade knowledge.
Aug 4-5, 11am. Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Rd. Free.
NIGHTLIFE: Insanity Night Club 5th Anniversary
LIVE MUSIC: Mike Shinoda
Eight months after the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, the band’s co-lead singer Mike Shinoda will be stopping by Bangkok on his upcoming solo tour. The Post Traumatic Tour will follow songs dealing with the grieving process in the wake of his friend's death.
Aug 9, 7pm. Gmm Live House, 8/F, CentralWorld, 999/1 Rama 1 Rd. B1,600/2,800 at Thaiticketmajor.
NIGHTLIFE: Cosmo's Midnight
Sydney’s twin-duo Cosmos Midnight is famous for remixing hits from artists like AlunaGeorge, Panama and Flume to showcase their recently released first album, What Comes Next, with a dancy mix of electronic beats, R&B and house.
Aug 10, 7:30pm. Glowfish Sathorn, 2/F, 92/4 Sathorn Thani 2 Building, 02- 109-9600. B700.
MARKET: Big Bad Wolf Bangkok 2018
LIVE MUSIC: Why Don’t We
CLASSICAL: 14th Thailand International Composition Festival
COMEDY: Greg Fleet in Bangkok
LIVE MUSIC: Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor's long-running industrial rock project performs in Bangkok for the first time, bringing to the stage '90s hits like "The Day the World Went Away" and "Into the Void," as well as tracks from their 2018 EP Bad Witch.
Aug 14, 7pm. Moonstar Studio, 701 Lad Phrao Soi 80, 02-539-3881. B3,000 at Ticketmelon.
CLASSICAL: Queen Sirikit Concerto
FESTIVAL: Konrak Mime Festival 2018
NIGHTLIFE: Above the Billion Mills
The Dutch house duo behind hits like “Lick Dat” (3.1 million views on YouTube) embark on one last tour before splitting, with Bangkok to be their final concert in Asia.
Aug 18, 9pm. Onyx, RCA, Soi Soonvijai, Rama 9 Rd. B500.
LIVE MUSIC: Clean Bandit
The band known for classical-infused pop hits like “Rather Be” and “Rockabye” will play hits from their 2014 album New Eyes and 2013 EP 3, including singles featuring many pop artists such as Julia Michaels, Jess Glynne, Sean Paul and Anne-Marie. An upcoming album is also reportedly in the works.
Aug 22, 8:30pm. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445. 1,900/2,600 at ThaiTicketMajor.
Printmaker Chalita Tantiwitkosol examines the complexity of female beauty through a series of lithography works.
Aug 23, 6.30-9pm. ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, Boromratchonnanee Rd., 02-422-2092. Free.
LIVE MUSIC: Tom Misch
The 22-year-old British indie-R&B-crooner will perfom his soothing, coffee-house jazz type music, including tracks from his five albums: Beat Tape 1, Out to Sea, Beat Tape 2, 5 Day Mischon and Geography.
Aug 25, 7pm. Moonstar Studio, 701 Lad Phrao Soi 80, 02-539-3881. B1,800 at Ticketmelon.
NIGHTLIFE: Kolour Beachside Party
STAGE: Thunder From Down Under
Having performed to over 20 million people around the world in their sell-out shows, this all-Australian crew of guys will bring you a night of unforgettable dirty dancing and fun.
Aug 29-Sep 1, 7pm. Levels, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 082-308-3246. B1,000 on Ticketmelon.