The top parties, gigs, markets and art exhibition happening in Bangkok this Nov 29-Dec 2.

ART

Joan Cornella 'Happy Endings' A Bangkok Exhibition

It's your last weekend to catch the solo exhibition by Spanish cartoonist known for his colorful, cynical take on society.

Through Dec 2, 11am-10pm. Woof Pack, Sala Daeng Soi 1. Entry B200.

 

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.

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018-Sunday, Mar 31, 2019. 6060 Art Space, Pradipat Soi 21, 081-890-1554.

 

Street - Closing Event

The urban art event that's enlivened the streets with graffiti artists from France, Thailand and Germany, as well as DJs, VJs and hip-hop dancers throws a closing party. There'll be B-boy batlles, live graffiti sessions and funk music. 

Saturday, Dec 1, 1-9pm. Alliance Française de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Rd. Free.

 

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.  

Saturday, Dec 1, 6pm. Exhibition runs until Dec 15. Cho Why, 17 Soi Nana, Charoenkrung Rd. 

 


COMEDY 

Tinder Hell - Improv Comedy!

This improv comedy session is inspired by dating nightmares, hilarious hook-ups and romance fails.

Friday, Nov 30-Satuday, Dec 1, 8:30pm. Comedy Club Bangkok, 2/F The Royal Oak, Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 02-662-1650. B400 in advance, B600 at the door.

 


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.

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

 

Open-Air European Union Film Festival 2018

The European Union in Thailand collaborates with 19 EU Member States' Embassies to organize an open-air film festival which will feature 19 movies across 19 nights at cultural institutes and historical venues. Weekend highlights include Mademoiselle Paradis (Austria) at House No. 1 (Nov 29), Transit (Germany) and In the Shadow (Czech Republic) at Goethe Institut Thailand (Nov 30 and Dec 1), and The Commune (Denmark) at the Danish Residence (Dec 2). For more details, see here.

Nov 29-Dec 17. Various venues. For free admission, register on website.

 


LIVE MUSIC

Drone

The second of a two-night showcase of Thai and Australian drone and improvisational music will welcome Australian noise-guitarist Robert MacManus (Raven Spawn) as part of his Asian tour, alongside Melbourne-born, Bangkok-based Bird Traps, Gamnad737, Vimutti, F- and a shibari performances by Unnamedminor.

Sun, Dec 2, 8pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B300.

 


NIGHTLIFE

Safe Room

Raze | Heavy Electronics Experience w/ Dadub & more

This one-of-a-kind party spotlights experimental electronic music, from industrial techno to heavy noise.

Friday, Nov 30, 9pm. Safe Room, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. B450 at Ticketmelon.

 

De Commune

Dope as Funk: Movember 2018

The monthly edition of the party gets in the Movember spirit in the name of raising awareness of men's health, promising all the usual '90s hip-hop and r ‘n’ b classics.

Friday, Nov 30, 10pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B400.

 

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

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

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

 

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 atr B1,050 on Ticketmelon

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

 

Beats by the Pool - Special Edition

Join the pool party with a big hip hop artist lineup led by DABOYWAY (Way Thaitanium).

Saturday, Dec 1, 2pm. W Bangkok, North Sathorn Rd., 02-344-4000. Limited pre-sale ticket B400 and normal ticket B600 (both include a drink) on Eventpop.

 

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 Potato Head pop-up at SIWILAI Store.

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

 


THEATER 

Death and the Maiden - Bangkok Theatre Festival

A psychological thriller play by Ariel Dorfman inspired by the rule of dictatorship that tells a story of a former political prisoner who was brutally by her captors.

Friday, Nov 30-Saturday, Dec 1, 8pm. Peel the Limelight, Jasmine City Building, Sukhumvit Rd., 097-293-4274. B600 at link.