Art fairs, live bands, pride parties and sake workshops.

NIGHTLIFE

BEAM x Mela x UNST

Make Thursday the new Friday with a night of house and electronic music from emerging local DJs Jirus, Fishmonger, Elaheh and Koish.

Thursday, Jun 20, 10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.

End Of All Times

Dance your way into the weekend with cool electronic beats and party grooves from up-and-coming Bangkok DJs.

Thursday, Jun 20, 9:30pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.

 

Pride Night: Drag Me to SO

Celebrate Pride Month at this rooftop party featuring drag divas and DJ beats.

Friday, Jun 21, 6pm. Hi-So, Sofitel So, 2 Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. B450 here.

Obsidian Reborn

Spend your Friday night dancing to techno, electro, new wave and more by UNOS (BE), Martian Child (TH) and Tristan Kino (FR).

Friday, Jun 21, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B200.

Vortex in Bangkok Vol.2

Groove to house, disco and funk by Tokyo-based DJ Toki with support from Takamichi and NK Chan.

Saturday, Jun 22, 9pm. 12 x 12, 810/22 Thonglor Soi Thararom 2, 094-260-4713. B200.

 

FAMOUS Pool Party

Catch yet another pool party in Bangkok, with DJs spinning EDM and future bass music.

Saturday, Jun 22, 4pm. Compass SkyView Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-011-1111. B500.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Jerry Paper

The American singer-songwriter, who's worked with the likes of Weyes Blood vocalist Charlotte Day Wilson and Mild High Club’s Alex Brettin, presents his playful electronic pop.

Friday, Jun 21, 8:30pm. Goose Life Space, 12 Phahonyothin Rd. B1,100 via Ticketmelon.

 

New Sounds of Saigon SE Asia Summer Tour: Rock the Overstay!

Three Vietnam-based acts perform live, covering psych-pop (Skeleton Goode), psychedelic noise rock (OPN AIR DRG MKT) and live dub (Green Means Go).

Friday, Jun 21, 8pm. The Overstay, Charan Sanit Wong Soi 40, 064-723-4975. Free.

Nowhere End #17

Live performance by four bands with four different styles, from dream pop and experimental to grunge and pop-rock.

Saturday, Jun 22, 8pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200, includes one drink.

Healing Sunday with Nah

Keep the party going through Sunday with ambient, spiritual and electronic sounds from a live band.  

Sunday, Jun 23, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

 

ART

Tomboy Bangkok

For his latest exhibition, US photographer Derek Brown invited “toms”—Thailand’s masculine-presenting lesbian community—to sit for a series of intimate black-and-white portraits, with music provided by DJAFFECT and DJLEMONY.

Jun 21-22; 28, 7pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.

 

SAKON Project

Sakon Phu-Ngamdee's oil paintings capture his impression of the buildings, conversations and issues around him in society.

Through Jun 22, 6:30pm. Ardel’s Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit Soi 55, 02-422-2092. Free.

 

Hotel Art Fair 2019

Farmgroup's annual event gathering some of the region's top art galleries in a unique hotel setting. Participating galleries include Artist+Run, Chin’s Gallery, Kalwit Studio & Gallery, Korea Tomorrow, Subhashok the Arts Centre, La Lanta Fine Art and many, many more.

Jun 22-23, 11am. W Bangkok, Sathorn Rd., Silom, Bangrak. 02-344-4000. Free ticket with registration.

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).

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

 

COMEDY

Glenn Wool

This hilarious Canadian comedian has made a name for himself with appearances on hit TV shows like John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Russell Howard’s Good News

Thursday, Jun 20, 8:30pm. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-207-8000. From B600 via Ticketflap

 

WORKSHOP

Sake & Chocolate Pairing Workshop

Hong Kong-based sake expert Elliot Faber leads a workshop on Japan's traditional rice spirit, including how to pair it with three types of chocolate from Bangkok's bean-to-bar experts, Kad Kokoa. 

Saturday, Jun 22, 2pm; 3:30pm. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677. B1,500.

 


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