4th of July frolicks, gay-friendly parties and Kolour Reunion.
Make Thursday the new Friday with local DJs spinning bass-heavy beats at Thonglor’s coolest club.
Thursday, Jul 4, 9pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.
Celebrate diversity and be unapologetically yourself at this gay-friendly party, with free cocktail ice creams and food for all.
Friday, Jul 5, 7pm. Kika, 14/2-3 Convent Rd., 095-592-0510. Free.
Dance all night to dark techno beats by a local fashion-stylist-turned-DJ.
Friday, Jul 5, 10pm. Safe Room, 2/F, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B250, includes one drink.
If you’re pining for festival vibes then head to Kolour's reunion party at EmQuartier’s tropical Escape bar. Expect a mix of disco, funk, house and techno tunes from the likes of ATMA, Maarten Goetheer and many more, as well as glitter painting and VR gaming with open-air cityscape views as a backdrop.
Saturday, Jul 6, Escape Bangkok, 5/F, The EmQuartier, 695 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-6515. B650 via Eventpop/B750 on the door, includes two free bottles of Singha before 5:30pm.
Saturday, Jul 6, 9pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free entry before midnight/B300 after, includes one drink.
Embrace the heat with a party by the pool, lively beats and fruit punch.
Saturday, Jul 6, 2pm. amBar, 8/F, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 15, 02-309-3000. Free before 3pm before women and B300 including one drink after.
A queer dance party hosted by rock diva Gene Kasidit (former frontman of electro rock band Futon), with disco, electro and hip-hop tunes spun by local DJs.
Saturday, Jul 6, 9:30pm. Penta, Sukhumvit Soi 63, 091-632-8859. B250, includes one drink.
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The Tokyo-based live house Fever will bring a lineup of Japanese rock bands, including Mouse on the Keys, and Thai artists like Zweed n 'Roll.
Saturday, Jul 6, 7pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B600-800.
Artists Albert Allgaier from Austria and José Oliveira from Portugal have joined together for a contemporary art exhibition that includes a working sandwich grill (sandwiches provided) as a means to investigate the relationship between contemporary art, consumerism and everyday life.
Through Jul 4, 6pm. Tars Gallery, Sukhumvit Soi 67, 099-736-8672. Free.
A pop art-style exhibition by Japanese painter Sakuya Aoyaki that explores gender diversity. Runs until Aug 4.
Saturday, Jul 6, 1pm. Changchui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Rd., 081-817-2888. Free.
The Colours of Emotion by Bryce Watanasoponwong
A stunning photographic exhibition that expresses human emotion through the use of color.
Through Sep 30. Eat Me Restaurant and Art Gallery, 16 Convent Rd., 087-8235010.
Headache Stencil and Rap Against Dictatorship join for an event full of political art, rap performances and talks without boundaries.
Sunday, Jul 7, 1pm. Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Soi 30. Free.
Rounding off pride month, this festival at Bangkok Screening Room will celebrate diversity through a series of films, talks, performances and art, with a focus on LGBT+ issues. Screenings include the US documentary on a notorious fashion illustrator, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) and the Israeli documentary about a transgender woman, Family in Transition (2018), among many others. For full line-up, visit the website.
Through Jul 7, Bangkok Screening Room, Saladaeng Soi 1, 094-125-9906. B300.
A theater and dance performance about empathy and antipathy towards cultural differences.
Jul 4-6, 7.30pm. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, 939 Rama 1 Road, 02-214-6630. Free.
Learn the proper technique to deadlift with national record holder and IPF silver medalist.
Saturday, Jul 6, 12pm. 4/F, Ascott Sathorn, 7 Sathorn Rd., 02-676-6868. B2,000 via the website.
Spend Sunday playing with cats and possibly take one home with you at this adoptable cat cafe.
Sunday, Jul 7, 11am. The Capsule by UnionSpace, Sukhumvit Soi 61, 083-820-4270. Free.