2019 is here to inspire with Bangkok Design Week, amuse with Jim Jefferies and rinse your wallet with Made By Legacy.

ART: How 'Ye Doing? — Exhibition by Kimmo Kauko

Decoding depression, fame, American politics, social media and symbolism through Kanye West by a Swedish artist.

Through Jan 13. Jam, Soi Rong Nam Khaeng (Charoen Rat Soi 1), 089-889-8059. Free.

 

ART: Bangkok Dizzy

The artist Abi tells the story of real life in the big city, from urban crime to societal customs.

Through Jan 19. 4pm. SOS-Space Of Silom, 36.38 Naradiwas Rd., 094-49- 6006. Free.

 

ART: Fade Away

The Thai artist Nureeya Waji articulates the effects of unrest in Thailand’s deep south in her series of haunting yet beautiful images of Muslim women.

Through Jan 31. 10am-8pm. YuYuan Art & Antique, Lhong 1919, 248 Chiangmai Rd., 094-554-8883. Free.

 

ART: Memories of local life

The Thai painter Raweepon Pradit showcases the beauty of southern Thailand’s community.

Through Jan 31, 10am. YuYuan Art & Antique, Lhong 1919, 248 Chiangmai Rd., 094-554-8883. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: 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.

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


NIGHTLIFE: Final Frontier #001 at Studio Lam

The first installment of Final Frontier invites you to dance the night away to an electic range of music from DJs Koish, Saari, and Tristan Kino.

Jan 4, 9pm-2am. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit 51, 02-261-6661. B150.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Mustache Takeover Feat. Sven Vath

The German three-time DJ Awards winner brings his unique electronic sound to Bangkok for a fun post-New Year’s party, with support from Kolour’s DJ ATMA.

Jan 5, 9pm. Live Arena, RCA Rd. Tickets are B800 in advance at Eventpop or B1,000 on the door.

 

ART: Imaginary Land Exhibition

Inspired by the three Buddhist realms of ‘Trailokya,’ Tawan Wichyabhakdi creates artworks by mixing various shapes.  

Jan 5-27, 6pm. Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630. Free

 

ART: Anthro Exhibition

The Thai artist Surapong Sudasna na Ayudhya takes inspiration from his observations of people in different occupations, channeling the beauty of tolerance, hard-work and problem facing.

Jan 5-27, 6pm. Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630. Free

 

LIVE MUSIC: Kengchakaj Kengkarnka trio

New York-based Thai jazz pianoist plays live in his hometown with Siriwat “Tae” Pliansanthia on double bass and Mr Sticks on drums.

Jan 11, 9pm. FooJohn Building, 831 Charoen Krung Soi 31, 085-527-3511. Free.

 

MARKET: Made By Legacy Flea Market

The hip flea market's 10th edition will take place by the Chao Phraya River, featuring over 200 vendors selling everything from vinyl records and home-ware to antique collectibles, rare designer goods and other knick-knacks, as well as plenty of food and drinks.

Jan 11-13. Sermsuk Warehouse (Pepsi Pier), between Charoen Nakhon Soi 13 and 15, 095-826-3287. Fri-Sun 3pm-midnight. B100.

 

 

CONCERT: Blackpink

The wait is over—the Korean girl group best known for their Billboard-charting single "Boombayah" is coming to Bangkok to perform three rounds of live concerts. 

Jan 11-13, 6pm. Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Popular 3 Rd., 02-833-4455. Tickets are B1,900-7,500 at Thaiticketmajor.com.

 

FESTIVAL: Lost Project Presents Lost in Bangkok 2019

Party for two days with over 10 artists performing nothing but psychedelic music.

Jan 11-12, 6pm. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B400 per day.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Crazy Rich Asians Party

We all have at least one friend in Bangkok who can be qualified as a super rich Asian, so bring them along and let them show us how it's done.

Jan 11, 7pm. Cactus, 15 Yen Akat Rd., 083-437-3515; 02-249-1451. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Nakadia

Thailand’s most successful underground techno DJ makes a visit back to her home-country for one night.

Jan 11, 9pm. Violett, The Third Place, 141, Thonglor Soi 10, 095-393-8858. Free.
 

NIGHTLIFE: Kontraband x Oriental Sub Sessions ft. N-Type & Joe Nice

Bangkok talents spin dubstep all night long with special guest DJs from the US and UK.

Jan 12, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B300.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Blast Pool Series #0044 - Season Opening 2019

Dutch DJ Maarten Goetheer teams up with Spanish DJ DËKYR to spin some hot beats by the pool.

Jan 12, 2-9pm. DoubleTree by Hilton, 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-649-6666. B350-10,000 at bit.ly/2GFoopa

 

NIGHTLIFE: Rap is Now TWIO4 : 8Alive

Four rounds of rap battles between eight rising local rappers.

Jan 12, 5pm. Voice Space, BBD Building, 197 Viphavadi Rangsit Rd., 02-261-3883. B300-4,500 at bit.ly/2BENlvd

 

NIGHTLIFE: DAY SHIFT with Eltron

Answer the city’s recent restrictions on nightlife with an afternoon party fueled with underground beats.

Jan 13, 2pm. Vinyl & Toys, 9/19 Pradit Manutham Rd., 063-658-5980. B350 at bit.ly/2QN9qSM or B450 on the door (includes one drink).

 

NIGHTLIFE: Skratch Bastid

The global ambassador and judge for Red Bull's Thre3style DJ competition plays hip-hop, funk, disco, club and rock.

Jan 17, 10pm. Sugar Club, Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-254-0444. B300-400 (includes one drink).

 

NIGHTLIFE: Marcel Madness

Open-mic crazy karaoke session with prizes.

Jan 17, 10pm. Marcel Bar & Kitchen, Sathorn Soi 10, 02-635-3533. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Interstellar with Obgon

Russian DJ headlines an electronic music party with support from Atika Altar and Zuyack.

Jan 18, 9pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B200 before 11pm, B300 after (includes one drink).

 

COMEDY: Jim Jefferies

The Australian-born standup comedian and TV star best known for his late-night slot on Comedy Central, The Jim Jefferies Show, brings his controversial political humour to Bangkok.

Jan 18. Scala Theatre, Siam Square Soi 1 (Siam Square), 02-251-2861. B1,800 at ComedyClubBangkok.com.

 

ACTIVITY: Wise Wasters - Food Waste & The Youth's Solution

SOS Foundation and Stenden Thailand team up to talk about food waste, with zero-waste cocktail workshops, plus games and lucky prize draws.

Jan 18, 4:30pm. The Commons, 335 Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677. Free.

 

MARKET: Maker Faire Bangkok 2019

A market gathering all kinds of handmade products.

Jan 19-20, 2pm. The Street Ratchada, 139 Ratchadaphisek Rd., 02-232-1999. Free.

NIGHTLIFE: Bangkok Block Party

Blaq Lyte's Bangkok Block Party is back for its second year, this time taking over the outside spaces of Siam for a full two days. For full line-up and ticket information, visit Facebook event page.

Jan 19-20, 12pm. Siam BTS. B900-3,500

NIGHTLIFE: Westin Pool Party

What a better way to escape Bangkok’s heat than a pool party with free-flow (from 1-2pm)?

Jan 19, 1-9pm. 7/F, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259, Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-207-8000. B450 (includes one drink), for VIP packages see bit.ly/2T5QoDO.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Anthony B on Bangkok Island

Reggae star performs in Bangkok for the first time on a party boat.

Jan 20, 7pm. Bangkok Island, Charoenkrung Soi 57, 084-654-8401. B650-1,000 at bit.ly/2T385nm.

 

SCREENING: I, Claude Monet - Exhibition on Screen

Discover the inner life of one of the world’s most famous artists through a documentary and filmed artworks.
Jan 22, 6:30pm. Alliance Francaise de Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. B100-200 at bit.ly/2BC5Tw8.

 

ART: Gift Tribute Taboo - What Are We Gifting?

A pottery exhibition by Thai artists Nino Sarabutra and Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch exploring the concept of gift giving, the anticipated reciprocal benefits and sincerity.

Jan 22, 6:30pm. Ardel's Third Place Gallery, 137-137/1 Sukhumvit 55, 02-422-2092. Free.

 

NIGHTLIFE: Sonder

DJs Junesis, Neil Thorpe, Hasan Khan and Matt Williams play underground house and techno to Afro beats.

Jan 25, 10pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free before midnight, B250 after.

 

FESTIVAL: Japan Expo Thailand 2019

Dress up in cosplay and spend a weekend exploring everything Japan-related, from food, games, anime, art and fashion, to meeting famous Japanese artists and a free live concert from Wasuta.

Jan 25-27, 10am-9pm. CentralWorld, 999/9 Rama 1 Rd., 02-640-7000. Free.

 

FESTIVAL: Bangkok Design Week 2019

The week-long festival of everything creative and design-related returns with a series of talks, workshops, showcases and networking events, kicking off with the world premiere of World in Motion - Bangkok (6:30pm, Rooftop, TCDC), part of a documentary series by New York-based director/producers Graham Elliott and Roswitha Rodrigues that explores how cities across the planet fuel the creative energy of their inhabitants. For the full line-up of activities, visit www.bangkokdesignweek.com.

Jan 26-Feb 3. Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC), 2/F, The Grand Postal Building, 1160 Charoenkrung Rd., 02-105-7400 Ext. 213. Free.

 

ART: Second Life

German visual artists Meike Kuhnert and Michel Aniol create a collaborative project that delves into how tourism has impacted the traditional way of Thai living.

Jan 28-Feb3, 6pm, Cho Why, Soi Nana 17. Free.