If you're not heading to the wakepark's Aussie surf-punk festival, then swot up on sake, grab some bargain books or march for the planet.  

NIGHTLIFE

Credit: Teenage Mutants

Teenage Mutants

The German techno duo takes over the dancefloor at Ratchada’s hidden club.

Friday, May 24, 9pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free before 10pm, B350 after includes one drink.

Tuesday Jazz with Maft Sai

Have a mid-week dancing session to swing, Latin and jazz music played on vinyl only.

Friday, May 24, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

SO Pool Party

What better way to beat the heat this summer than partying in the pool all afternoon.

Saturday, May 25, 1pm. The Water Club, 10/F, SO Sofitel Bangkok, 2 North Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. B600 including one drink.

 

Splash Pool Party - Hip Hop

Chill by the pool to hip-hop, R 'n' B and trap beats.

Sunday, May 26, 2pm. Aloft Bangkok, 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-207-7000. B300 via Eventpop.

 

LIVE MUSIC

I SAW A UFO! Scene 6

Live performance from five emerging local bands: Pocaties, January, Spirit Snail, She and Phy.

Saturday, May 25, 7pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.

Zquadfest : Playground

A 13-hour music festival featuring 48 bands, rappers and DJs and two stages.

Saturday, May 25, 1pm. Brownstone, 1395 Sukumwit Soi 77, 085-483-7675. B300-350.

Endzweck

A night of hardcore music with Japan’s Endzweck and Hong Kong’s Dagger, with support from Bangkok’s BrandNew Sunset, Ugoslabier and Faustus.

Sunday, May 26, 7pm. NOMA BKK, 21/66 RCA Rd., 080-939-7899. B300 on Ticketmelon or B400 on the door.

 

FESTIVALS

Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam

An Isaan barbecue party with traditional molam music provided by DJs Maft Sai and Kanehbos, as well as funky live bands.

May 24-25, 5pm. Jim Thompson Cafe, 2/F, Jim Thompson House Museum, 6/1 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd., 02-215-3636. B900 early bird or B990 regular here

Pink Cloud Festival

An Aussie surf-punk festival in a wake park headlined by Dune Rats and Hockey Dad (AUS) and Turnover (US), with support from local talents including Srirajah Rockers, Death of Heather and more.

Saturday, May 25, 12pm. Thai Wake Park, 18/4 Soi Sudsawas, Lieab Klong 6 Rd., 086-644-2545. B2,300 pre-sale and available at Eventpop.

 

ART

Art Grage Showcase Bangkok

Following shows in the States, Japan and Singapore, this interactive, sensory art exhibition makes its Thailand debut at Gaysorn’s whiskey bar, exploring the passage of time through light, music and technology.

May 24-25. Duke, 1/F, Gaysorn Village, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 094-647-8888. Free.

Shades of Passion

The Kolor Kaurs presents oil and acrylic paintings by three different artists.

Through May 31.  Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731. Free.

 

French Connection

Mozart Art advisory presents three French pop artists: Kostar, Jisbar and Louis Nicolas Darbon.

Through Jun 9, 12-6pm. Chin’s Gallery, Arden Rama 3, 58, 33/58 Yannawa Rd.,  094-132-9431. Free.

Whisper From The Past

Thai artist Theerawat Nuchcharoenphol showcases paintings that represent Thai history.

Through Jun 30. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama I Rd., 02-214-6630.

 

WORKSHOP

Sake Tasting Workshop

Learn the basics of sake, sake pairing and how to mix sake cocktails.

Sunday, May 26, 1-3pm; 5-7pm. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677. B1,400.

 

SCREENING

Travelling with Adele

5th Italian Film Festival Bangkok

Screenings of Italian classics from throughout history, under the themes of family relations, music and changing society, including Travelling with Adele (2018) on Sun 26, 7pm. For the full line up, visit the website.

Through May 26, 5pm. Cinema Oasis, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 43, 097-929-5366. B160.


 

THEATER

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

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

May 23-25, 29-31; Jun 1. M-Theatre, 2884/2 New Petchaburi Rd., 02-319-7641. B800 via Ticketmelon.

 

SALES

Semi-Annual Book Sale

Back once again, this sale gives Bangkok book lovers the chance to dig up some second-hand gems.

Saturday, May 25, 9:30am-4pm. Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731. Free.

 

PROTEST

Climate Strike Bangkok: 2K March

Join fellow protestors to raise awareness of global warming and the over-use of plastic.

Friday, May 24, 10am. National Stadium, 154, Rama 1 Rd. Free.

 

SPORT

Kilorun Bangkok 2019

A running event where participants get to sample Chinatown’s street food along the way, while enjoying the sights in three, five or 10 km distances. Gain half a kilo to win a medal!

Sunday, May 26, 4am. Suankularb Wittayalai School, Yotha Rd., 02-266-5775. B550-950.

 

CULTURE

International Cultural Performance in Celebration of the Royal Coronation Ceremony

The Ministry of Culture and IconSiam team up to present a two-day festival featuring cultural performances from 11 countries in celebration of Thailand’s new king.

May 25-26, 5-8pm. IconSiam, 299 Charoen Nakhon Rd. Free.