The ultimate guide to what to do in Bangkok this weekend. 

See also: Your essential guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Bangkok


ART

Girls

It's your last chance to catch photographer Luo Yang's intimate portrait series which explores femininity and its place in contemporary China through images of women that she’s met in her private life over a 10-year period. Luo Yang was recently featured on the BBC’s 100 Women—a list that cites the world’s most influential women. 
Through Dec 22. RDX Offsite, OHK Building, 5/F, 839 Charoenkrung Soi 31. Open daily 3-10pm.
Woof Pack, 1/3-9 Sala Daeng Soi 1, 089-826-2299. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm.
 

Art & Passion: Wood Cut by Monthian Yangthong

The Thai artist showcases his passion toward art and his idols via woodwork.
Through Dec 31. YuYuan Art & Antique, 248 Chiangmai Rd., 094-554-8883. Free.
 

Felipe Pantone W3-Dimensional & Current Work Exhibition

The Argentinian-Spanish artist transforms an atrium into a temporary studio filled with his colorful graffiti artworks.
Through Jan 6. Siam Center, G/F, 989 Rama 1 Rd., 02-658-1000. Free.

 

How 'Ye Doing? — Art Exhibition by Kimmo Kauko

Decoding depression, fame, American politics, social media and symbolism through Kanye West by a Swedish artist.
Thursday, Dec 20. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.
 

Reminiscence of Turkey

Thai artist Thavorn Ko-udomvit guides viewers through Turkey with beautiful images of architecture that is the symbol of Turkish pride.

Friday, Dec 21. Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Belle Ville, 99/45 Borommarachonnanee Rd., 02-422-2092. Free.

 


FILM + TALKS

Thailand Premiere - 'The Traitor' with Director Q&A

Catch a screening of the new thriller centering on a Ukrainian filmmaker in the '70s who falls foul of the censors. Screening followed by a talk with Thailand-based director Mark Hammond

Thursday, Dec 20, 8pm. The Friese-Greene Club, 259/6 Sukhumvit Soi 22, 087-000- 0795. Free with registration

 

Bangkok Poetry: The Fire, Which Time?

The open-mic poetry event returns, gathering spoken-word artists, poets and small-stage performance artists. To perform, contact wesleylawrencehsu@gmail.com.

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

 


MARKETS

K Village Christmas Market 2018

Shop for organic food and handmade products for Christmas with performances of several bands.

Dec 21-25, 11am-10pm. K Village, 93, 95 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-258-9919. Free.

 

American Swap Meet

Bring your classic and valuable goodies to sell or trade at this night market.

Saturday, Dec 22, 4pm. Train Night Market Srinakarin, Srinagarindra Soi 51.

 


NIGHTLIFE

DUÑE in Bangkok at Susie Q

The French electronic-slash-hip-hop music producer and DJ comes to play at Blaq Lyte’s latest venture.
Friday, Dec 21, 9pm. Susie Q, 108, 5-6 Khaosan Rd., 02-629-2474. Free.

 

Rainforest Reforestation with Nathan Jonson

Selectors Nathan Jonson (2020 vision), Dan Buri (Neverest) and Rainforest Pavilion founder Alex Joy (Joy Collective) take turns spinning techno all night.

Friday, Dec 21, 10pm. Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B250 includes 1 drink.

 

Beat & Beyond #6: Ricardo Villalobos

Promoters SixSix Asia (who just brought us 2ManyDJs) and HUH? (Kindness, Coucou Chloe and more) have teamed up with Asahi Super Dry to present the Chilean-German techno icon. Note: the event moved to Beam nightclub (originally Live Arena, RCA). 
Saturday, Dec 22, 9pm. Beam, 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor). B850 on Ticketmelon.
 

Westin Pool Party - Xmas special

What a better way to spend a sunny December afternoon than by the pool? Includes after party at Levels.

Saturday, Dec 22, 1-9pm. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Rd, 02-207-8000. B400 (includes one drink at The Westin and two drinks before 11pm at Levels).

 

Dan Buri Invites Dilee D

The Rising Sri Lankan techno DJ and producer makes a visit to Bangkok’s underground club.
Saturday, Dec 22, 10pm. Mustache Bar, 544/5 Ratchadaphisek Soi 7, 081-844-7080. Free before midnight, B250 after (includes one drink).
 

Sunday Gay Night Special theme Spice Girls VS Destiny's Child

Time to choose your team and dance off with the fun and sexy remixes from both DJ Yui Truluv and DJ Stevie Bitch.
Sunday, Dec 23, 7.30pm-2am. Maggie Choo’s, 320 Silom Rd., 091-772-2144. B500 (includes 2 drinks)
 

First Cruise Reloaded

Enjoy both the views and music from a boat where a bunch of artists, including Tomawok and Apichat Pakwan, will perform a diverse range of music.

Saturday, Dec 22, 8pm. Bangkok Island, opposite Charoen Krung Soi 57, 084-654-8401. B500 (includes a welcome drink)