Planning a chilled one before Songkran next weekend? Who are you kidding!

See also: 23 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this April


NIGHTLIFE

BEAM x House101

A night of underground house and electronic music with local talents Giantsiam, Vim, Wasin and An Ant Sunpha.

Thursday, Apr 4, 9:30pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.

 

Safe Room Anniversary: Man Power

Silom's underground nightclub celebrates its third birthday with elcectic British DJ Man Power (Geoff Kirkwood), supported by Sunju Hargun and Elaheh.

Thursday, Apr 4, 9pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.

 

PhatFunk Drum & Bass ft. Ant TC1

Bangkok’s original drum ‘n’ bass party welcomes a British DJ and music producer, with support from Thaistick and PhatFunk resident DJs Azek and DeLorean.

Friday, Apr 5, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B300, includes free-flow Singha from 9-11pm.

 

Rewind@Soulbar

Party all night to classic hip-hop—expect mellow golden-era beats.

Friday, Apr 5, 10pm. SoulBar, Silom Soi 8. B200.

 

Boogie G, Saari and Tristan Kino

If you’re bored of techno beats, throw on your dancing shoes and head here for some disco grooves.

Friday, Apr 5, 9pm. 12 x 12, 810/22 Thonglor Soi Thararom 2, 094-260-4713. B200.

 

Westin Pool Party - Pre-Songkran Edition

Gear up for Songkran at this pool party, with techno beats from local DJs.

Saturday, Apr 6, 1-9pm The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-207-8000. B400.

 

Smalls 5th Anniversary Party

Suan Plu’s most loveable bar celebrates its fifth birthday with special drink promotions from 7-9pm.

Saturday, Apr 6, 7pm. Smalls, 186/3 Suan Phlu Soi 1, 095-736-2804. Free.

 


LIVE MUSIC

Phum Viphurit x Whal & Dolph

After selling-out gigs across the US, Europe and Asia last year, emerging Thai artist Phum Viphurit is returning to home soil, joined by Thai new wave duo Whal & Dolph.

Friday, Apr 5, 8:30pm. Hard Rock Cafe, Rama 1 Rd., 02-658-4090. From B2,500 for six people, includes a bottle of Bacardi Rum or Dewar’s 12 Years.

 

Summer Sessions: Connan Mockasin

Indie gig organizer Medium Rare kicks off its six-band indie summer series with New Zealand's psycheldelic pop artist Connan Mockasin.

Apr 5, 9pm. Noma BKK, 21/66 RCA Block C, 092-264-7957. Early-bird tickets B990/ general B1,290/ combo tickets B2,590 here.

 

Cobain: The Day Kurt Went Away

A Nirvana tribute party with six local bands.

Friday, Apr 5, 7:30pm. The Rock Pub, Phaya Thai Rd., 099-191-5666. B300.

 

Big Day Coming

A night of eclectic sounds featuring six local bands: Yellow Fang (indie rock); Hariguem Zaboy (nose rock); Little Fox (indie folk); Folk9 (dream pop); Bobkat (trash punk) and Dogwhine (experimental rock).

Saturday, Apr 6, 5pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B350.

 

Freestyle Jam ft. Ten Layers of Air + Game of Sounds

Three of Bangkok’s rising singers and rappers perform freestyle with a live band.

Saturday, Apr 6, 7pm. NOMA BKK, 21/66 RCA Rd., 080-939-7899. Free.

 

Jah Meh Sed

Live performance by Thai reggae/ska bands, including Isan Jah, Lamai Hansa, Hexthree, Srisawaard, Richman Poorman and The Sweeteyes.

Sunday, Apr 7, 6pm Brownstone, 1395 Sukhumvit Soi 77, 085-483-7675. B300.

 


ART

 

Life by Kattliya Phantodee

A showcase of prints, paintings, drawings and collage that explore the artist's life and relationships using animals as symbols.

Thursday, Apr 4-May 19, 6:30pm. Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Belle Ville, 99/45 Borommarachonnanee Rd., 02-422-2092. Free.

 

The Light Of Day Exhibition

Thai painter Uthis Haemamool explores personal space and private everyday activities through light and shadow.

Apr 4-May 20, 11am-10pm. The Jam Factory, 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd. Free.

 

Gravity of Missing You

Local artist Bonalisa Smile explores the powerful feeling of missing someone through illustration art.

Apr 6-24, 10am-7pm. 10mL Cafe Gallery, 65/21 Vibhavadi Rangsit Soi 16/6, 089-465-6915. Free.

 


COMEDY

 

Magner’s International Comedy Festival

Touring comedy show to hit Bangkok for the Festival Gala, featuring Phil Nichol (CA) and Dana Alexander (CA), among others.

Friday, Apr 5, 8pm. Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, 259 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-207-8000. B600 via Ticketflap or B900 on the door.

 


FILM

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

A screening of a FIPRESCI Award-winning documentary that delves behind the scenes at New York Public Library, followed by a talk by Thai graphic designer and Matichon columnist Pracha Suweeranon.

Friday, Apr 5, 4pm. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama I Rd., 02-214-6630. B100.

 


WORKSHOP

Sushi Roll Workshop

Learn how to make uramaki (inside-out rolls), hosomaki (sushi maki rolls) and gari (Japanese pickled ginger).

Apr 4 and 7, 10:30am-1:30pm. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677. B2,200 at www.thecommonsbkk.com.