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

ART

ART: Galleries' Night

Back for the sixth time, the event invites after-hours art buffs to gallery hop Bangkok’s art spaces by night. More than 50 galleries across the city will open their doors to the public for free, featuring two nights of special events across Silom, Sathorn and the Riverside on Feb 1 and Sukhumvit on Feb 2. A fleet of 30 dedicated tuk tuks specially decked out by art collective Liv_id will be on hand to provide free transport between venues. Participating venues in the Silom and Sathorn areas include Woof Pack, Speedy Grandma, Sathorn 11 Art Space, Jam, Gallery Ver, Bridge, Most and Alliance Francaise, while Sukhumvit will be serviced by WTF Bar & Gallery, Rebel Art Space, RMA Studio, Tars Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art and S.A.C. Gallery.

Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2, 5pm. Various locations, see bit.ly/2QPkgTi for details or download the Galleries’ Night app (iOS/Android).

 

Chinatown Photo Exhibition by Yvan Cohen

Don’t miss British photojournalist Yvan Cohen’s Chinatown photo exhibition. His work has been featured in well-known publications including Time Magazine and The New York Times. With an artist's talk on Sat, Feb 2 from 2pm at RCB Photographer’s Gallery on River City's second floor

Friday, Feb 1, 10am-8pm. Exhibition funs until Mar 31. River City Bangkok, 3 Soi Charoen Krung 24. Free.

 

This is for You: An Exhibition by Sundae Kids

Some things or feelings are special and are only preserved for certain people. This exhibition by the popular web illustrator will remind you of your own special “you.”

Friday, Feb 1, 11am-8pm. Yelo House, 20/2 Kasemsan Soi 1, Rama 1 Rd., 098-469-5924. Free.

 

Bangkok Design Week 2019

Just kicked off, this week-long festival of everything creative and design-related from talks and workshops to networking with like-minded people. The festival aims to inspire all the creative minds with new ideas and to help develop the design industry in Bangkok for the better. Organizers have put out an open call for designers, craftspeople, students, creative entrepreneurs and businesses from all over Thailand to showcase their new projects and innovations in design. For a full line-up of activities, please visit www.bangkokdesignweek.com.

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

 


FILM

French Doc Night (Jan 2019): The Sociologist and the Bear Cub

From September 2012 to May 2013, as France gets passionate about the bill allowing marriage for all, sociologist Irène Théry recounts to her son the stakes of this debate.

Friday-Saturday, Feb 1-2. Doc Club Theater, Warehouse 30, Charoenkrung Soi 30. B100.

 


LIVE MUSIC

 

Experimental Edge: Drumtosax, Yuki & Tetsuya Kaneko, Tommy Hanson

Live experimental music by local talents plus a special guest from Japan.

Thursday. Jan 31, 8pm-12am. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200.

 

Egomaniac’s Kiss

Thai indie bands Atariame, Summer Dress, Hariguem Zaboy and Red Twenty perform at Thonglor’s favorite underground live house.

Thursday, Jan 31, 7pm. De Commune, 1/F, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 088-419-7380. B300.

 

 

Drums and Then Some!

A night of live drumming and experimental sounds by Drumtosax (drums and saxerimental) and Stylish Nonsense (drums and acidic side bass).

Sunday, Feb 3, 4pm. Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free.

 


MARKETS

Art Ground 04

An art festival by the river will be spread across in six zones, showcasing over 80 artists both local and international.

Feb 1-3, 4pm. The Jam Factory, 41/1-5 Charoen Nakhon Rd., 02-861-0950. Free.

 

ThaiGa Creative Market 2019

This market gathers together a ton of local artists to showcase and sell their work. Bonus: there'll also be live music from bands like The Whitest Crow and Yanin throughout the weekend.

Feb 1-3, 4pm. House No. 1 Museum, 723 Si Phraya Rd., 02-263-2500. Free.

 


NIGHTLIFE

 

End Of All Times

DJs Roberto and Patimala invite Soundistan guests Autonomotor and Junesis to sping an Asian spin on electronic music.
Thursday, Jan 31, 10pm-2am. Safe Room, Whiteline, Silom Soi 8, 087-061-1117. Free.

 

GLOW Thursday

House, soul, jazz and brokenbeat from DJs Takamichi, Saari, Alien and Duke o Phive.

Thursday, Jan 31, 9:30pm-3am. Glow, 96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 086-614-3355. B250, includes one drink.

 

Offline Disco Club with Dj YP & Supersonic

Enjoy an evening of off-the-beaten-track disco music, house and funk from DJs YP and Supersonic.

Friday, Feb 1, 9pm.  Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit 51, 02-261-6661. B200.

 

Vintage & Classic Cuban Night

Transport yourself to Cuba for a night of drinks, food and music from DJ Dr. AM.

Friday, Feb 1, 7pm-1am. Sot Suju Bar, 19/9 Soi Sukhumvit 20, 081-949-4851. B290 in advance at Ticketmelon or B390 at door, both include one drink.

 

BEAM X KYŌ

Godwin Pereira ad Axel Groove spin European underground tune with Asian cinematic influences.

Saturday, Feb 2, 9pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.

 

Chromeo at Barbarbar

Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo will make their Bangkok debut with a DJ set that's sure to cover plenty of pre-2000s funk and disco cuts while mixing in variations of their own hit tracks like "Fancy Footwork" and "Night by Night."

Saturday, Feb 2, 9pm. Barbarbar, Arena 10, 225/9 Thonglor Soi 10, 085-253-2000. B500 includes 1 drink, available on the door.