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

NIGHTLIFE

Bargrooves at ABar Rooftop

The popular hotel house music producer makes an appearance at Phrom Phong’s rooftop gin bar.

Friday, May 31, 6pm. 37-38/F, ABar, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-059-5555. Free.

 

Nai Baan with Naduve (Disco Halal / Cocktail D'Amore - IR)

The Israel-based musician performs at Silom's favorite club with support from Bangkok’s Sunju Hargun.

Friday, May 31, 10pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B300 including 1 drink.

 

Havana Social Pool Party

Tackle Bangkok’s heat with an exciting day by the pool alongside Drag Queens, DJs, Latin Dancers, and much more!

Saturday, Jun 1. 9/F Novotel Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 20, 080-467-7409. B500 at door, table and VIP Packages available through Megatix

 

Fight For Your Right!

Emerging local rappers rap about the social issues and 10% of the ticket sales will go to Amnesty International.

Saturday, Jun 1, 9pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B200.

 

Marmosets +Sweed b2b Martian Child | Beam

A night of experiental, house and techno music with up-and-coming local DJs.

Saturday, Jun 1, 10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.

 

Quiz Night at Wishbeer!

Calling all trivia enthusiasts: show off your knowledge about deep-sea creatures and '90s hit songs. Prizes are a B1,000 voucher for the winning team and B500 voucher for second.

Monday, Jun 3, 8pm. Wishbeer Home Bar, 1491 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-392-1403. Free.

 


LIVE MUSIC

 

Amnesty Acoustic

Supporting the young generation in music with this performance by emerging Thai artists and Burmese artist.

Friday, May 31, 9pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B200.

 

LIVE MUSIC: Ice Age

Denmark's punk rock group make their Bangkok return—this time on a boat! Support from locals Rock Shreller (new wave) and Dogwhine (post-rock)

Saturday, Jun 1, 8pm. Bangkok Island, Bangkok Dockland (opposite Charoenkrung Soi 57). B1,250 via Ticketmelon.com

 

 


ART

ART: Secondhand Dialogue


Acclaimed director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy) is behind this experiment of collecting human interactions through dialogue. Visitors are welcome to contribute an up-to-3-minute phone conversation in the recording room, which will be archived, published and possibly broadcasted. 

Jun 1-23. Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Sathorn Soi 1. Open Wed-Sun 1-7pm. Book your appointment: www.secondhanddialogue.com

It's Still a Mad, Mad World

Peruse some 20 artworks by Apichai Bhakdibutr, a Thai artist whose satirical illustrations filled the pages of Germany's notorious Mad Magazine throughout the '70s and '80s. Among Apichai's various original covers, the exhibition will also see the artist tackle the vicious cycle of politics with new pieces adapted to modern times (yes, that means Donald Trump). 

May 30-Jun 26Woof Pack, 1/3-9 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 089-826-2299. Open daily 10am-6pm

 

Assumption

This solo exhibition by Supapong Laodheerasiri examines are through daily essentials like gift-wrapping papers, signs and messages.

Saturday, Jun 1, 6pm. Gallery Ver, Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Soi 22, 089-988-5890. Free.

F L E U R: Blooming of diversity

Local artist Sudaporn Teja showcases her work using mixed materials inspired by the LGBT community.

Through Jun 6, 5:30pm. Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. Free.

 

Flow of Progress

Artist-architect Phahonchai “Tom” Premjai, emerging designers from Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Architecture led by professor Supitcha Tovivich, cultural conservationists from Bangpratun and the craftspeople of Tha Kha Floating Market come together to share knowledge, experience, and ideas in a “living artwork.” Chef Phanuphon "Black" Bulsuwan, an owner-operator of 100% zero-waste restaurant Blackitch Artisan Kitchen in Chiang Mai, has also created a 'Leaves to Roots' menu featuring dishes inspired by the SIWILAI brand, revolving around locality, seasonality and sustainability.

Through Jul 31, 10am. Siwilai, 5/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Rd., 02-160-5809. Free.

 


COMEDY

2 Year Anniversary Show for Raw Comedy

Celebrate the second birthday of one of Bangkok’s emerging comedy nights with local comedians.

Friday, May 31, 8pm. Raw Comedy, 151 Sukhumvit Soi 13, 082-629-0312. Free.

 

Charles The French Comedy Magic

The comedian best known for his lighthearted videos about students, technology and relationship problems makes his comeback.

Saturday, Jun 1, 8pm. Stagetime Comedy Club, 3/F, Snapper Restaurant, Sukhumvit Soi 8, 089-448-7757. Advance tickets are B400 via Oneplace, or B700 at door.

 


THEATER

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Bangkok Community Theatre is back with another Shakespeare adaptation, this time putting a pirate twist on the British bard's comedic play.

May 29-31; Jun 1. M-Theatre, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Rd., 02-319-7641. B800 via Ticketmelon.

 


SALES & FAIRS

The Lucky Charm Market by STH

Shop for cutesy, art and craft products handmade by local talented artists.

May 30-Jun 2, 10am-10pm. EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd. Free.