From the Weeknd to Wonderfruit, these are the dates you need to remember. 

ART: Call Me Rohingya: Photo Exhibition by Andrew Stanbridge

The American photographer who has photographed world crises like the Syrian civil war and Burma's road to democracy showcases his latest work which looks to addres media representation that dehumanize the Rohingya.

Through Jan 31. Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, P/F, Maneeya Centre, 508/5 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-652-0580-1. BTS Chid Lom. Free.

 

ART: Other Stories by Porporrina

Porporrina's semi-abstract paintings portray the simple wisdom with which Thai locals construct their residences, whether or not they have extensive architectural or engineering knowledge.  Opening party on Dec 1, 7pm.

Dec 1-Mar 31, 2019. 6060 Art Space, Soi Pradipat 21, 081-890-1554.

 

NIGHTLIFE: PhatFunk Drum'n'Bass ft. Lenzman (Metalheadz)

The Dutch drum 'n' bass producer and DJ who is signed to Metalheadz spins soulful, deep and funky beats. Singha beer open bar from 9-11pm.

Dec 1, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B450

 

FILM: The 60 Second Film Festival

The annual festival devoted to super-shorts returns under the theme "Re-Mixing Thai Culture." All genres, styles and subjects are accepted, the only stipulation being that all films must be 60 seconds or less in duration, including titles and credits. A total 60 films to be included on the main program on Dec 1. Prizes include B60,000 for the best film, B20,000 for best director and B20,000 for "most-in-theme" film. For more information, visit the60secondsfilmfestival.com.

Dec 1, 7pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Ticket B400 on Eventpop.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Bangkok Island: First Cruise

The long-anticipated live music venue on a boat sets sail with its first festival on Dec 1. Artists confirmed to join include underground mainstays like Isaan-soul singer Rasmee, experimental veterans Stylish Nonsense, world music septet Yaan, quirky rockers The Ginkz and D&B pioneer DJ Dragon. Tickets are B1,050 on Ticketmelon

Dec 1, 6pm. Bangkok Island, Charoenkrung Soi 57, 084-654-8401.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Siwilai City Club x Potato Head Presents: Sundown Circle Bangkok

Siwilai City Club teams up with hip Indonesian lifestyle group Potato Head to present an international line-up of DJs (Eric Duncan AKA Dr.Dunks, Pete Herbert, GERO, and Alex IMIX), special sustainable cocktails by Potato Head’s mixologists, art installations by Azuma Makoto AKA AMKK and Phahonchai Premjai, and a limited edition collection from a Potato Head pop-up store.

Dec 1, 5pm-late. Siwilai City Club, 5/F, Central Embassy, Phloen Chit Rd. B500 from https://bit.ly/2yK5E1l; B600 on the door.

 

ART: Kraisak at Cho Why

1984 Silaprakorn graduate Kraisak Chirachaisakul takes over the whole of Cho Why, featuring two distinct shows. The first, an extension of his blurred memory show from CICA Museum in Korea, will occupy the first floor, while a second featuring his iconic series of Royal portraits will show on the upper floor.  

Dec 1-15. Opening party on Dec 1, 6pm. Cho Why, 17 Soi Nana, Charoenkrung Rd. 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC: The Weeknd

The Canadian singer behind R'n'B-pop smash hits like "I Feel it Coming" and "Starboy" is set to perform in Bangkok on Dec 2 as part of his Asia tour. Tickets start at B2,500 on Thaiticketmajor.com.

Dec 2. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, 99 Popular Rd., 02-833-4445.

 

ART: Girls

A 10-year retrospective of Luo Yang’s photography focusing on bold and intimate film portraits of Chinese women that explore femininity and its place in contemporary society. Luo Yang was recently listed on the BBC’s 100 Women, a list of the most influential women in the world. Co-curated by Chomwan Weeraworawit and RDX Offsite. With artist talk at Woof Pack on Dec 12, 6:30pm.

Dec 10-22, RDX Offsite, OHK Building 5/F, 839 Charoenkrung Soi 31. Open daily 3-10pm
Dec 12-22, Woof Pack, 1/3-9 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 089-826-2299. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm

 

FESTIVAL: 808 Festival

808 Festival is back for its sixth edition at Live Park Rama 9 presenting various styles of music from EDM, electronic and trap to trance and dubstep. The first phase lineup has revealed trance icon Armin van Buuren of Dutch radio station A State of Trance, American EDM sensation Skrillex, Israeli psytrance DJ duo Vini Vici, and first-time local performances from Rezz, TroyBoi and Whethan.

Dec 8-9. Live Park Rama 9. B3,099 on www.808festival.net

 

NIGHTLIFE: Goldie at Beam

The British drum ‘n’ bass pioneer makes his first appearance at Thonglor’s favorite nightclub.

10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B390 at Ticketmelon.

 

FESTIVAL: Wonderfruit Festival

This environmentally-friendly festival puts a big emphasis on social responsibility and sustainability. Beyond music, the festival also brings art installations, food, workshops, wellness, family activities and talks on sustainability, which last year resulted in being presented with a certificate from Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) for reducing their carbon emissions to zero. The four-day festival's fifth edition takes place at The Field, Siam Country Club, Pattaya, with a lineup including British hip-hop producer Nightmares on Wax, drum ‘n’ bass pioneer Goldie, rising Chicago rapper Kweku Collins, Thai-Swedish pop singer Sirintip, genre-hopping Amsterdam DJ Young Marco, reggae-loving New Zealand producer and multi-instrumentalist Lord Echo, Thai reggae legends Job2do, Malaysian R'n'B singer NJWA and Burning Man-approved Fleetwood Mac remix project Fleetmac Wood. See website and Facebook page for updates.

Dec 13-16. The Field at Siam Country Club, Pattaya. B5,800-6,800 on wonderfruit.co.

 

ART: Night at The Musem 8 Night Club City in The Sixties

Visit the Old Town's beloved museum in the evening as it transforms into a '60s-style clubbing scene.
Dec 14-16, 4-10pm. Museum Siam, 4 Sanam Chai Rd, 02-225-2777. Free.

 

ART: More or Less by MaisMenos and Talk with Headache Stencil

Portuguese artist Miguel Januário, aka MaisMenos, showcases the parallels in the practices of Thai and Portuguese street artists and the obstacles they resist: constraint of freedom of media, nationalism, the over-exercise of authority and the fragility of democracy. With talk alongside Headache Stencil on Dec 14, 7:30pm. 
 
Dec 14-Feb 10, 7:30pm. WTF Gallery & Café, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246. Free.

 

FILM: Global Migration Film Festival

The annual by the UN Migration Agency is back for the third year in Thailand, screening movies that celebrate filmmakers, many of whom were immigrants themselves, making movies about a world on the move. This year promises seven critically-acclaimed A Thousand Girls Like Me (Thailand Premiere), The Other Side of Dooman River, Sidney & Friends, Monsieur Lazhar, Heartbound (Bangkok Premiere, followed by Q&A with director Sine Plambech), Fremde Tochter (Thailand Premiere), The Merger (Thailand Premiere). In the effort to raise awareness on migration issues amongst everyone, all movie screenings will be free of charge. For screening time, please visit website bit.ly/2FJNZg7.

Dec 14-16. Bangkok Screening Room, Saladaeng Soi 1, 094-125-9906.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Trasher: Generation K : Sorry Sorry I Kissed Dek Mee Panha

The city's gay-friendly party organizer promises the very best in pop culture, with tracks from Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and K-Pop stars until late.
Dec 15, 8pm. Muang Thai GMM Live House, 8/F, CentralWorld, 999/1 Rama 1 Rd. B600.
 

CLASSICAL: The Russian Pieces

The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe are joined by special guest soloist Poom Prommachart on the piano.
Dec 15, 8pm. Thailand Cultural Centre, 14 Thiam Ruam Mit Rd., 02-247-0013. B400-2,000 at Thaiticketmajor.com
 

FESTIVAL: Coca-Cola presents Siam Music Festival

An outdoor music festival in the middle of the city featuring over 50 familiar names like Thaitanium, Slot Machine, Scrubb, Paradox, Lomosonic, Retrospect, Tattoo Colour, Moderndog and The Yers.
Dec 15-16, 1pm. Siam Square, 388 Rama I Rd., 02-255-9999. Free.

 

MARKET: Winter Market Fest

The annual Sansiri outdoor market is back for its sixth year bringing over 170 vendors promising gifts, clothing, food and much festive spirit, as well as live music. 

Dec 15-16, 4-10pm. T77 Community, On Nut Soi 1/1.

 


MARKET: Christmas Market

Buy locally made gifts such as decorations, jewelries, bags, kids goods, arts and crafts, with activities for children at this Sathorn restaurant's chill back garden.

3-9pm. Blue Parrot, Sathorn Soi 10, 02-235-4822.

 

MARKET: Thai Gift Fair

A gift market for Bangkokians who live on the other side of the river, featuring Thai-made products by the producers themselves.
Dec 19-23. 1/F Riverside Plaza Event Hall, 257 Charoen Nakorn Rd., 092-260-4224

 

NIGHTLIFE: DUÑE in Bangkok at Susie Q

The French electronic-slash-hip-hop music producer and DJ comes to plays a free show on Khaosan Road.
Dec 21, 9pm. Susie Q, 108, 5-6 Khao San Rd., 02-629-2474. Free.

 

SPOKEN WORD: Bangkok Poetry: The Fire, Which Time?

The open-mic poetry event returns with performances of spoken word, poems and small-stage performance art. Interested performers please email wesleylawrencehsu@gmail.com.

Dec 21, 7pm. WTF Gallery & Café, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Ricardo Villalobos in Bangkok (Beat & Beyond #6 by Asahi)

Local promoters SixSix Asia (who just brought us 2ManyDJs) and HUH? (present of Kindness, Coucou Chloe and more) have teamed up with Asahi Super Dry to present the Chilean-German techno icon for the first time in Bangkok.

Dec 22, 9pm. Live Arena, RCA, Rama 9 Rd. Ticket TBA.

 


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