A slow-life market, a luxury clothing sale, a Rio-inspired block party, an outdoor concert at a library and a giant scrap-metal spider.
Thursday (Nov 27)
The iconic 49-story abandoned Sathorn Unique building near Saphan Taksin BTS station will be aglow with about 200,000 watts of light this Thursday about 8.30pm, symbolizing it as a monument to human folly and the denial of impending death. Some of the best spots to view include the south side of Taksin Bridge, Saphan Taksin BTS station, Wat Yannawa's parking lot and Bridge Art Space's rooftop. More here.
Famous Korean paper sculpture artist Ho Yoon Shin presents an exhibition in celebration of the King's birthday. Opens on Nov 27 at Siam Paragon (5/F) at 4pm, and will remain on show at Artery Post-Modern Gallery until the end of the year.
Through Dec 30
This weekend at Democrazy Theatre Studio, Tangmo Rodvanich stars in this meditative Jane Wagner play from the 1980s about the homeless Trudy and her two alien companions. Discounted rate at B400 for group tickets (10 or more). Reservations at 091-740-6640 (Thai) and 094-768-8209 (English).
A special one-off event as the molam revival band present their internationally acclaimed new album at Parking Toys’ Watt. DJs Chris Menist and Maft Sai will also spin funk-driven sets. B700 for entry and the CD or B1,200 for entry, LP and download code.
Nov 27, 9pm
Friday (Nov 28)
For the last Friday of Movember, the Dope as Funk resident DJs Luck-E, Logan Bay and Karl Andy celebrate with a party at the popular Ekkamai night spot.
Nov 28, 10pm
The annual Thai country-themed party by the gay-friendly organizer returns, with a country-heavy playlist, dance and karaoke contests. B300 entry fee and a drink, at the Mansion RCA.
Nov 28, 9pm
HOF art space's art festival gathers over 400 pieces of affordable art available through Jan 15. Opening Parade Carnival party on this Friday, with celebrity auction for children's charities, body paint, art tattoo, performances, video art and an art workshop.
Nov 28, 5:30pm
Saturday (Nov 29)
A day of slow-living is happening at Makkasan Airport Link Station this Saturday with activities and market stalls selling food and crafts, art and live music by Jelly Rocket, Part Time Musicians, Basement Tape, Lula and Soul After Six. Confirmed vendors include Beervana, Chef Ben from Issaya Cooking Studio and Salt. Also expect workshops such as postcard painting.
Booza Wooza is back with a wine fair featuring eight of Bangkok's coolest wine importers, including wine tastings, over 40 types of artisanal bubbles, workshops and live music. Tickets limited to 300, book at riddlers-parade.eventbrite.com.
Nov 29, 2pm
Singha invites you to join four groups of bar crawlers on a tour of four different bars, with surprise “Singha swag” on offer along the way. For B150 per person, you get a Singha Khaosarn pub crawl T-shirt, a free food ticket for each location, and a wristband for access to special activities at participating locations.The night finishes at a local club. Limited to only 100 participants with participating bars TBA. More information and registration at www.fb.com/singhathailandofficial
Soy Sauce factory hosts a night of Japanese art and music with performances from Japanese DJ crew Night Time High and hip-hop act Strawberry Panties, and a painting session by Attack Tha Moon and lee (asano+ryuhei). Free entry from 4pm-6pm.
Nov 29, 4pm
From 11am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Bark Yard's market will sell a range of secondhand high-end fashion labels at knock-down prices, while organizers are also promising wine and food for picnicking in the garden. Dogs are more than welcome, of course. Brands said to be on sale include Balenciaga, Prada, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs, Dior Homme, Ann Demeulemeester, Kenzo, Marni x H&M, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace x H&M, Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garçons, Tsubi, Pierre Hardy, Tomorrowland and Maison Martin Margiela.
Arcadia Spectacular’s huge light and sound show hits Siam Park City this weekend. On it first foray outside of the UK, award-winning music stage production will rock Bangkok's party people with The Bloody Beetroots, Roni Size ft. Dynamite MC, SKisM, Far Too Loud, Arcadia Soundsystem and BangBangBang as well as a show from UK’s Lords of Lightning.
Nov 29, 4pm
The project by Silpakorn students returns for the second time in support of independent, non-mainstream musicians and artists. There will be psychedelic-themed art installations as well as live performances by Two Million Thanks, The Public Mansion, The Whitest Crow, Zweed N' Roll and Fits. B300 with one free drink at Neilson Hays Library.
Nov 29, 8pm
Skull painter Naphat "Soper" Metharuek opens his new art exhibition featuring over 30 unseen pieces this Saturday, with music by DJ Krit Morton. Beer and barbecue from 6pm onwards.
Sunday (Nov 30)
Monthly community market devoted to good food returns again this Sunday, featuring a line-up of local artisans and vendors as usual.
The annual gathering of demin lovers at Parc Paragon celebrates the eighth anniversary of Pronto Denim. Meet the creators of top denim brands such as The Flat Head, The Real McCoy's, Japan Blue Jeans, Iron Heart and Freitag. Expect new product launches, special games and prize giveaways.
It’s good time of the year to pack you picnic basket and spend a calm Sunday evening with a free concert from Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at Lumpini Park. See 4 reasons to visit Lumpini this weekend.
Through Feb 2015
Last chance to get drunk on the four different cocktails during four back-to-back comedy performances, as part of the 1st Bangkok Queer Theatre Festival. Play is in Thai with English subtitles.
Through Nov 30, 8pm