An action-packed weekend with Jimmy Carr, Lunice, a river festival, second-hand markets and more.
Bangkok's underground queer community invites queer talents to take over the decks with footwork, house, acid and techno, led by DJs Mae Happyair and Wanton Witch.
Thursday, Mar 28, 10pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. Free.
Canadian DJ and hip-hop producer performs his signature heavy beats and sounds.
Friday, Mar 29, 9pm. Beam, 1/F, 72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), 02-392-7750. B300-500 via Ticketmelon.
A night of karaoke that invites guests to sing like they do in the shower. Wear summer clothes.
Saturday, Mar 30, 8pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. Free.
British DJ, music producer and UK Radio 1 presenter Benji B makes a visit to Bangkok with support from Paulie Sirisant, Supersonic and DJ To-ru.
Saturday, Mar 30, 8pm. Siwilai City Club, 5/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Rd., 02-160-5631. B900 via Ticketmelon.
A daytime party starting in the afternoon and finishing not too late with German DJ Meat as a headliner.
Saturday, Mar 30, 2:30pm. Iconic Studio 53, 63/4 Sukhumvit Soi 53, 081-146-2222. B390 via Ticketmelon.
The LGBT-friendly party returns in a new location, with a drag performance by Zymone and local DJs to set turn the dancefloor into a rainbow all night.
Saturday, Mar 30, 9pm. Penta, 582/25 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 091-632-8859. B250, includes one drink.
Summer has arrived in Bangkok and what better way to cool down than partying and drinking by the pool all afternoon? You can even opt for a limousine pick-up package for B30,000 per eight guests.
Saturday, Mar 30, 1-9pm. SO Sofitel, 2 North Sathorn Rd., 02-624-0000. B600, includes one drink.
Old school hip-hop party by the pool featuring classic remixes of sing-alongs with an open bar from 2-3pm.
Sunday, Mar 31, 2-8:30pm. Aloft Bangkok, 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-207-7000. B300.
Live show featuring four bands with four different styles: Native (post punk, synth rock); Low Fly (shoegaze, lo-gaze); Telever (nu-gaze, noise rock) and Bleed (alternative rock, grunge).
Friday, Mar 29, 8pm. Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, 089-889-8059. B200, includes one drink.
The British stand-up comedian known for his “offensive” brand of dark humour makes a second visit to Bangkok after a successful show in 2016. Carr is a regular face on prime time UK TV on hit shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
Friday, Mar 29, 8pm. The Westin Grande, 259 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-207-8000. B1,800 via www.comedyclubbangkok.com.
Three self-taught artists from different backgrounds showcase their artworks: Phichai Kaewvichit, a motorbike taxi driver who's become a viral hit for his photography skills; Rapi Rikulsurakan, who serves on the Judiciary of Thailand, showcases his calligraphy; and Fine Arts graduate Patsachon Toyingpaiboon presents her illustrations made using simple lines.
Through Mar 31, 7am-7pm. Silpa Bhirasri’s Place, 153 Ratchawithi Rd., 089-775-7886.
A screening of a theater performance based on Molière’s story about two sons whose amorous intentions are thwarted by their fathers, who are determined to marry them to two strangers. French with English and Thai subtitles.
Saturday, Mar 30, 5pm. Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. B100-200.
Let your artistic talents pour out with free-flow wine and a paint palette inspired by Picasso.
Saturday, Mar 30, 4:30pm. Paron School of Art, 2/F Baker Gonna Bake Cafe, 61 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 089-795-8765. B2,400 includes materials and free-flow wine.
A showcase of white Chinese dolls that have been painted and transformed by Thai activists, politicians and artists to represent things that they believe in.
Through Apr 12, 10am-9pm. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama 1 Rd., 02-214-6630. Free.
A Thai traditional river festival to raise money for elephant conservation. International teams, including Thailand’s Navy Seals, will race down the Chao Phraya River in elephant-themed dragon boats, while an educational art installation from Golden Triangle Elephant Foundation will take place on dry land, alongside music, performances and food stands.
Mar 29-31, 10am. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 257 Charoengkrung Rd., 02-476-0022. B400-9,000 via www.bangkokriverfestival.com.
The Second Garden Market at Landhaus Bakery
A market in the garden of Landhaus bakery featuring second-hand goods and hugely discounted clothing, accessories, homeware and cosmetics from local designers like Aprilpoolday and Korean designer J Vineyard. Landhaus will also be celebrating its first birthday with a special market menu.
Mar 30-31, midday-8pm. Landhaus, 18 Phahon Yothin Soi 5, 086-889-9210. Free.
Shop both new items and good quality second-hand stuff at over 60 vendors with a workshop on natural tie-dye.
Saturday, Mar 30, 11am-6pm. Habito Mall, Sukhumvit Soi 77, Sub-soi On Nut 1/1, 02-136-5932. Free.
Prepare for summer with this kid-friendly fair filled with talks and workshops on travel destinations, organic farming, kite-making, camping, thai coffee and more.
Mar 30-31, 11am-6pm. The Commons, Thonglor Soi 17, 089-152-2677. Free.
Perfect for people who love a bargain, this fair will feature over 70 booths offering used and new branded items from fashion, gadgets and vintage goods to home decor and even some rare treasures donated by local VIPs. Funds go to Chulalongkorn Hospital’s Genetic Cancer Research Center.
Saturday, Mar 30, 10am-5pm. Anantara Siam, 155 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-126-8866. Free.