Gear up for New Year with a weekend full of pre-parties.

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MARKETS

 

Giftmas Market Home & Lifestyle

Chic home and garden decorations and useful gadgets.

Through Dec 27. CentralPlaza Grand Rama 9, 9/8-9 Ratchadaphisek Rd., 02-103-5999. Free.

 

Giftmas Market Sweet & Bakery

Plenty of homemade desserts—buy as a gift of just chow it yourself.

Dec 27-Jan 2. CentralPlaza Rama 3, 79/3 Ratchadaphisek Rd., 02-679-5555. Free.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Organic Band feat. Grace

Jazz vocalist from the Philippines takes over the stage of Charoenkrung’s jazz bar accompanied by a live band.

Thursday, Dec 27, 9pm. 831 Charoen Krung Soi 31, 085-527-3511. Free.

 

Pawin Lim 4tet "Hard Bop Session"

Thai pianist and his quartet lead a night of 1950s jazz.

Friday, Dec 28, 9pm. Foojohn Buildiong, 831 Charoen Krung Soi 31, 085-527-3511. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Global Vibes Thursday with Bungkumhouse Records

DJ Gon Loha spins Thai traditional dance beats like ramwong, luk thung and molam mixed with other world music.

Thursday, Dec 27, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

 

The Candy Shop with DJ Tracks

Dance to the sweetest classic hip-hop and r‘n’b tunes at Sukhumvit Soi 11’s popular nightclub.

Thursday, Dec 27, 10pm. Sugar Club, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 061-391-3111. B200 for women/B300 for men, includes one drink.

 

Sunju Hargun

One of Bangkok’s best techno DJs takes over our favorite nightclub in Thonglor for the whole night.

Thursday, Dec 27, 9:30pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.

 

Body Fever

Experience Berlin club music like electronic, boogie, Brazil funk and house at Surasak’s dive bar.

Thursday, Dec 27, 8pm. Jam, Soi Rong Nam Khaeng (Charoen Rat Soi 1), 089-889-8059. Free.

 

Glow Thursday with Hiroki, Kenji & Zeek

Dance all night to the DJs’ selected techno and tech house beats.

Thursday, Dec 27, 9:30pm. Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B250, includes one drink.

 

End Of All Times

A whole night of unique and unusual dance beats with local DJs.

Thursday, Dec 27, 10pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline. Dec 19. Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117.

 

404 Not Found Present Plus Plus Plus

Party all night long with eight artists on the lineup performing experimental electronic music.

Thursday, Dec 27, 10pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B150.

 

Isan Dancehall : Far Out / Far East Sound System Culture

A whole night dedicated to dance music from Isaan.

Friday, Dec 28, 9pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. B200.

 

Akuma Zidov & Alex Fischer at Mustache

Local DJs spin tech house all night with 50-percent off drinks before midnight.

Friday, Dec 28, 10pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free before midnight, B250 after.

 

Mark Jackus (Noir Music/ CusCus Music) & Fred Canal

Get your pre-NYE spirit going with house, techno beats and everything in between with fifty-percent off drinks before midnight.

Saturday, Dec 29, 10pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free before midnight, B250 after.

 

De Commune: New Year Party

Celebrate New Year’s a couple of days early with music from Mela, Snuff, Sunset till Sunrise and Youngjamena.

Saturday, Dec 29, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B300.

 

SO Pool Party

Eight hours of sun and pool with special drink promotions and dance beats.

Saturday, Dec 29, 1-9pm. 10/F, SO Sofitel, 2 North Sathon Rd., 02-624-0000. B450 in advance at goo.gl/jJQLMn or B600 on the door, includes one drink.

 

Beats by the Pool - New Year Dance

Spend the first day of the year partying or treating your hangover by the pool with beats from local DJs.

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2-9pm. 106 North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. B400 in advance at Eventpop or B600 on the door, includes one drink.