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

See also: 27 awesome things to do in Bangkok this May


NIGHTLIFE

Welcome to Soundistan [5]

The event showcasing talented DJs from around Asia this week presents disco and live electronica sets from DJ Kent from Tokyo’s Force of Nature, as well as Nannue Tipitier and Elaheh.

Friday, May 10, 9pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free before 10:30pm, B350 after including 1 drink.

 

Setsuzoku 2019 in Thailand: Takeshi Kubota × Paradise Bangkok

One of Tokyo's liveliest cultural parties takes over Thonglor’s hip music bar for the night.

Friday, May 10, 8pm. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B500-1,000.

DJ Rafik

The Crane Network: DJ Rafik

The German DJ known for blending bass music with hip-hop will lead a night of high energy sets, with support from DJ T.O.B from Southside, two-time Thailand Redbull3style champion Bomber Selecta, and others. DJ Rafik has won multiple world DJ campionships, including DMC and ITF.

Saturday, May 11, 9pm. Penta, 582/25-26 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 091-632-8859. B350 including one drink.

Blast Pool Series #0050 - Special Edition

Summer is here and there is no better way to spend your weekend than drinking by the pool.

Saturday, May 11, 2-9pm. DoubleTree by Hilton, 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-649-6666. B400 including 1 drink, B800 including 1-hour free flow.

 

Westin Pool Party - May Edition

Spend the afternoon partying or chilling by the pool before hitting the club at Levels for an after party.

Saturday, May 11, 1-9pm. The Westin Grande, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-207-8000. B400 including free-flow from 1-2pm.

 

Beats by the Pool

Still stuck in that Songkran Splash Away party mode? Head back there for some more actions by the pool.

Saturday, May 11, 2-9pm. W Hotel, 106 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. B400-600 including 1 drink.

 

SEEN Sessions Vol 1 Featuring Sandy Rivera (Kings Of Tomorrow)

A night of house music on the rooftop by the pool over looking the Chao Phraya River.

Saturday, May 11, 6pm. Seen Restaurant and Bar, 26/F, Avani Riverside, Charoennakhon Rd., 02-431-9120. B600 including 1 drink.

 

MMMH feat. Teruu [Japan]

A night of underground disco, techno music featuring Japanese DJs.

Saturday, May 11, 9pm. 12X12 810/22 Thararom 2 Thonglor, 094-260-4713. B200.

 


LIVE MUSIC

 

 

Queen Tribute Concert

An entire night dedicated to Queen hits like "Under Pressure" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" performed by local talents.

Thursday, May 9, 8pm. Flamenco, 9/F, Helix Building, EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd. Free.

 

Rock Shreller LIVE at Kosmo

The experimental electronic band performs live at Phra Khanong’s night market bar.

Friday, May 10, 9pm. Kosmo Resto & Bar, W District, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-381-2951. Free.

 

Model Market LIVE Sessions Friday: Back to Back #2

Every Friday, head to this new Thonglor community mall to catch local  talented songwriters performing a collection of popular hits, classics and their own originals.

Friday, May 10, 7pm. Model Market, Sukhumvit Soi 53. Free.

 

ShapeShifter 4: VPN

International visual and musical artists Kim Laugton (UK), Wangnewone (CHINA) and Shayu (SWITZERLAND) team up with locals Laptop Afterlife, Thanart Rasanon and Lala B. Earlier in the day there will be a workshop and film screening (Asia Today, 1pm). Advance tickets reservation only.

Saturday May 11, 8:30pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B500 from Ticketmelon.com.

 

Mini Concert

A string quintet band formed by five Mahidol University students, Horizon Ensemble, performs classical works by the great masters such as Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Vivaldi.

Saturday, May 11, 4pm. River City, 23 Trok Rongnamkeang, Yotha Rd., 02-237-0077. Free.

 


COMEDY

Tinder Hell - The Revenge!

A raucous night of comedy that will see the audiences' tales of dating disaster brought to life by improvisors.

Friday, May 10, 8:30pm. The Comedy Club Bangkok, The Royal Oak Pub, 595/10 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 098-854-0410. B400 in advance here/ B600 on the door.

 

 

Otherworldly Open Mic

Express yourself through your chosen art form at this open mic night.

Thursday, May 9, 8pm. Jam, Soi Rong Nam Khaeng (Charoen Rat Soi 1), 089-889-8059. Free.

 


ART

 

Art Rotation 3

Thai artist Panya Vijinthanasarn showcases his third installation on “majestic beauty” and “uncertainty.”

Through May 23, 11am-8pm. 137 Pillars Suites & Residences, 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39, 02-079-7000. Free.

 

From Monet to Kandinsky. Visions Alive

This huge multimedia exhibition promises a riveting, immersive experience featuring state-of-the-art HD projection, animation and striking surround sound, featuring the works of 16 prolific artists including Degas, Modigliani, Mondrian, Monet, Rousseau, Renoir, Kandinsky and van Gogh to name a few. More than 1,500 pieces will be brought to life in a grand display alongside talks by scholars of European art, supported by the European Union, as well as the opportunity to try your own hand at painting while sipping on wine.

Through Jun 16. 2/F, RCB Galleria, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24. Early-bird tickets B300 via Zipevent/ regular B350/ children B200.

 

Anthology Art Exhibition

Oil paintings by Thai artist Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn that apply his imagination to world history. Part of the total revenue received from this exhibition will be donated to Priest Hospital Foundation.

Through Aug 2, 10am-8pm. Sky Lobby, 23/F, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/9 Rama 1 Rd., 02-100-1234. Free.

 

Who I Am

Head to Charoenkrung’s latest contemporary art hub for a collection of intricate, abstract drawings and paintings from U.S. artist Douglas Diaz. 
Through May 29. ATT 19, 19 Charoenkrung Rd., 083-555-5739

 


FILM

Shorties Film Festival Bangkok 2019

An annual week-long festival featuring the most exciting short films from around the region.

Through May 11, 7pm. The Hive Thonglor, 46/9 Soi Sukhumvit 49, 02-662-6062. B200-500.