Spend your weekend wisely in Bangkok. 

See also: 24 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this December


ART

Call Me Rohingya: Photo Exhibition by Andrew Stanbridge

The American photographer who has photographed world crises like the Syrian civil war and Burma's road to democracy showcases his latest work which looks to addres media representation that dehumanize the Rohingya.

Through Jan 31. Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, P/F, Maneeya Centre, 508/5 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-652-0580-1. BTS Chid Lom. Free.

 

Other Stories by Porporrina

Porporrina's semi-abstract paintings portray the simple wisdom with which Thai locals construct their residences, whether or not they have extensive architectural or engineering knowledge. 

Through Mar 31. 6060 Arts Space, Soi Pradipat 21, 081-890-1554.

 

ART: Girls

A 10-year retrospective of Luo Yang’s photography focusing on bold and intimate film portraits of Chinese women that explore femininity and its place in contemporary society. Luo Yang was recently listed on the BBC’s 100 Women, a list of the most influential women in the world. Co-curated by Chomwan Weeraworawit and RDX Offsite. 

Opens Sunday, Dec 9, 6pm. Running through Dec 22, RDX Offsite, OHK Building 5/F, 839 Charoenkrung Soi 31. Open daily 3-10pm
Dec 12-22, Woof Pack, 1/3-9 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 089-826-2299. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

 


FESTIVALS

The Overstay 10 Years On The Boat

Charansanitwong’s most lively dive bar celebrates its 10-year anniversary on its party boat with lineup of over 14 artists and DJs, including Stylish Nonsense, Skalaxy and more, from 4pm til late.

Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm. Bangkok Island, Bangkok Dock, opposite Charoenkrung Soi 57, 084-654-8401. B650-950 via Facebook event link.

 

808 Festival

808 Festival is back for its sixth edition at Live Park Rama 9 presenting various styles of music from EDM, electronic and trap to trance and dubstep. The first phase lineup has revealed trance icon Armin van Buuren of Dutch radio station A State of Trance, American EDM sensation Skrillex, Israeli psytrance DJ duo Vini Vici, and first-time local performances from Rezz, TroyBoi and Whethan, with many more names to be announced soon.

Saturday-Sunday, Dec 8-9. Live Park Rama 9. B3,099 on www.808festival.net

 


NIGHTLIFE

DISCO ROBOT presents Mandrill

Bangkok DJs Maarten Goetheer and Jaydubb spin deep disco, cosmic funk, space boogie, percussive afro all night.

Friday, Dec 7, 9pm. 12 x 12, 810/22 Thonglor Soi Thararom 2, 094-260-4713. B200.

 

Sunju Hargun (115) Debut at Studio Lam

The Bangkok-based techno DJ, best known for his many turns at Sukhumvit Soi 23’s Glow, makes his debut at Thonglor’s yadong house-slash-dive-bar.

Friday, Dec 7, 9:30pm. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

 

Mustache Takeover Chaophraya Boat Party

One of Bangkok’s leading techno clubs moves their resident DJs Dan Buri, Boris Rubin, Adiero, Nukier to a 350-capacity boat.

Saturday, Dec 8, 3-9pm. Asiatique Riverfront, 2194 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-108-4488. B800-1,000 at Eventpop.

 

Setsuzoku

Tokyo's music, art, video, fashion and food party pops up at Studio Lam for the second time, promising a set from Japanese hip-hop legend DJ Kensei in collaboration with DJ Maft Sai, and a live set from the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band

Saturday, Dec 8, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51. B800-1,000 (includes gift) at Ticketmelon.

 

Goldie at Beam

The British drum ‘n’ bass pioneer makes his first appearance at our Thonglor’s favorite nightclub.

Sunday, Dec 9, 10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B390 at Ticketmelon.

 

 


LIVE MUSIC

Hugo on the Boat Bangkok Island

The internationally renowned Thai singer/songwriter performs on the Chaophraya River.

Saturday, Dec 8, 8pm. Bangkok Island, Bangkok Dock, opposite Charoenkrung Soi 57, 084 654 8401. B1,200-1,400 at Ticketmelon.

 


WHY NOT?

 

Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Asia

A panel discussion featuring speakers from both the media and human rights defenders from Pakistan, the Philippines and other countries in Asia to speak about their experiences and views on freedom of expression.

Friday, Dec 7, 7pm. Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, P/F, Maneeya Centre, 508/5 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-652-0580-1. BTS Chid Lom. Free.

 

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic

Christy Injulsen headlines the show with her dry, dark and witty humor. Support from Jason Brennan and Harvey Walden.

Friday, Dec 7, 8:30pm. Comedy Club Bangkok, 2/F The Royal Oak, Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 02-662-1650. B400 in advance, B250 in advance at ComedyclubBangkok.com or B400 at the door.