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

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ART

Accidentally Professional

Three self-taught artists from different backgrounds showcase their artworks: Phichai Kaewvichit, a motorbike taxi driver who's become a viral hit for his photography skills; Rapi Rikulsurakan, who serves on the Judiciary of Thailand, showcases his calligraphy; and Fine Arts graduate Patsachon Toyingpaiboon presents her illustrations made using simple lines.

Through Mar 31, 7am-7pm. Silpa Bhirasri’s Place, 153 Ratchawithi Rd., 089-775-7886

 

POTs-the Vessel

The Potters of Thailand Club exhibition’s aim is to have people see simple ceramic objects like cups, bowls, teapots and jars—created by international artists—through a different lens.

Through Mar 28, 9am-4pm. The National Gallery, 4 Chao Fa Rd., 092-226-3596. Free.

 

Din Clay Ton Exhibition

Ratchaburi ceramist Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch and his German counterpart Stefanie Hering team up to display their respective pottery making-techniques.

Through 30, 10am-9pm. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama I Rd., 02-214-6630. Free.

 


COMEDY

Jim Gaffigan - Live in Bangkok!

Grammy-nominated ‘clean’ comic Jim Gaffigan presents his “Quality Time Tour.” The comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author is one of the world’s highest-grossing stand-up comedians and has most recently received recognition for his comedy special ‘Noble Ape,’ in which he lays his personal life and wife’s medical crisis bare.

Friday, Mar 22, 7pm. Scala Theatre, 256 Rama 1 Rd., 02-251-2861. From B1,800 at ComedyClubBangkok.com.

NIGHTLIFE

Free Entry : Global Vibes Thursday with Kanehbos

Bored of techno music? Head to this free party at Thonglor’s favorite dive bar and dance to drum breaks and heavy grooves from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and more.

Thursday, Mar 21, 9pm. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

 

Safe Room Selectors

House and techno party with Bangkok-based DJs Tetez and ThaiStick.

Thursday, Mar 21. 10pm. Safe Room, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.

 

Hexer pres. Sabura

German DJ Sabura will perform a euphoric techno experience alongside Hexer, a local techno producer and DJ.

Friday, Mar 22, 9pm-2am. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. Free before 11pm; B200 after.

 

JMA Pres. Tomasz Guiddo at Mustache

Germany-hailing music producer-slash-DJ spins hot techno tunes all night.

Friday, Mar 22, 9pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 064-814-5933. Free before 11pm; B300, includes one drink after.

 

Deephouse Sunday w/ DJ Jinten & DJ Hellblueboi

Still celebrating on Sunday? Head over to this Surasak dive bar on Sunday for another techno party.

Sunday, Mar 24, 7pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.

 


LIVE MUSIC

Rydsma 4tet live at Foojohn Building

A live soul and jazz performance with the frontwoman who knows how to put on a show.

Friday, Mar 22, 9pm. FooJohn Building, 831 Charoen Krung 31, 02-297-0106. Free.

 

FOLK NIGHT #2 : Folk Is Real

The full night of folk music by emerging Bangkok-based groups Selina & Sirinya; Alone Tournament; Plastic Maew; Tae I'm Jogging and Dew Parthan.

Friday, Mar 22, 8pm. NOMA BKK, 21/66 RCA Rd., 080-939-7899.

 


WORKSHOP & FAIR

Sports World Expo 2019

Everything sports—think equipment, sports-related products, accessories—will be on sale next month. Checkout a display of new launches and clearance items in Thailand’s sporting industry.

Mar 15-24, 10am-10pm. IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani Popular 3 Rd., 02-833-4455. Free.

 


FILM

Cultural Studies Film: PressPausePlay

A screening of a 2011 documentary that explores whether technology and digital connectivity help creativity and the ability for artists to create meaningful work.

Thursday, Mar 21, 8pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.

 

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince [with the Director]

Screening of a documentary that attempts to find out what makes Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 1943 book so successful where it has been translated to 300 languages and sold nearly two million copies annually. With Q&A with the director.

Friday, Mar 22, 6:30pm. Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. Free.