Get in the holiday spirit ridiculously early, plus a bunch of upcoming events to put on your calendar.
Image: Le Guess Who?
WTF is bringing Le Guess Who?, an international music, film, and culture festival based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to Bangkok with a virtual screening of a lot of the events through a program called Cosmos. Visitors will be able to catch what’s happening at Le Guess Who?: documentaries, performances, interviews, and more.
Nov 11-15, 7pm onwards. WTF, 7 Sukhumvit Soi 51. Free
Image: Alliance Francaise Bangkok via Facebook
This film festival celebrates inclusiveness and feminism across seven acclaimed Spanish movies. Each will be screened with voice-overs and English subtitles. Reservations recommended.
Until Dec 9, 6-9pm. Alliance Francaise Bangkok, 179 Wireless Rd., 02-670-4200. B60
FOOD & DRINKS
Image: Chim Chim
Every Saturday from 11am-3pm this November, Chim Chim is hosting a casual brunch centered around intimate, all-vinyl sets. Curated by crate-digger Nanziee, the sets promise a funky mix of soul, hip hop, and r’n’b. Dishes are a la carte, and chef Antoine Darquin is also whipping up some of his new vegan creations.
Nov 13, 20, 27, 11am-3pm. Chim Chim, G/F, Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd., 02-217-3000. Reservations via Line @chimchimbangkok or www.chimchimbangkok.com.
Bangkok Island goes dry, in a manner of speaking, as it opens a new land-based cafe at their Bangkok docks. Drop by on Sunday, Nov 14, for free lunch from 1-3pm and then DJ sets and a fire show until 10pm.
Nov 14, 1-10pm. Bangkok Island Cafe, Bangkok docks opposite Charoenkrung Soi 57.
Image: River City Bangkok
This group exhibition features artists from 13 different galleries—956 Contemporary Art, Earth tone, Gallery Hoc, Hey Dude, Imagine Gallery, Jan Gallery, Life goes on by Ines Ehrlich, Studio 318, Thank You Gallery, Thicha Art Studio, Torch Ginger Gallery, Uncle dog, and Young Wolf—presenting work based on the theme of “fresh air.”
Nov 12-28. 2/F, RCB Galleria 1, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free
Image: River City Bangkok
Mexican artist Adriana Mendez shares her vision of urban landscapes in Bangkok and faraway cities.
Until Nov 28, 11am-8pm. Room 249–250, 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free
Artist Puttalak Dadsada displays her nature-inspired, Frida Kahlo-like paintings at Warehouse 30’s 333Anywhere gallery.
Until Nov 30. 333 Anywhere, Warehouse 30, 52-60 Charoenkrung Soi 30. Free
Image: Childhood by Gongkan
Gongkan’s first exhibition as part of his Souleport project kicks off at Tang Contemporary Art Gallery this weekend. The project expands on the rising Thai artist’s teleportation concept through a journey of self-exploration.
Until Dec 12. Room 201-206, 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Free
Image: Bangkok Soap Opera
This soap-making workshop will teach you how to make Christmas-appropriate natural soap with spices, local herbs, and fruit juices. Limited seats.
Nov 13, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bangkok Soap Opera, 883, 1 Sukhumvit Rd., 085-348-9791. B1,550
Sharpen your comedy chops with this two-day workshop led by Chris Wegoda, the creative director of the Comedy Club Bangkok.
Nov 13-14, 3:30-6pm. The Comedy Club Bangkok, Sukhumvit 33/1. B1,250/day
Natural, organic, and eco-friendly products, plus live music and workshops, at a pop-up market at Phrom Phong’s EmQuartier mall.
Nov 13-14, 11am-7pm. 5/F, Garden Event Space, Helix Building, EmQuartier (Phrom Phong). Free
Make merit, join fun activities and workshops, and float your krathong at eight piers along the river: Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Rakang, Wat Kalaya, Wat Prayoon, Tha Maharaj, Sooksiam at IconSiam, and Asiatique.
Nov 17-19, 4pm-10pm.
In collaboration with Documentary Club, “Becoming Home” will be hosting a premiere screening, including live music by View From The Bus Tour and a Q&A session with the filmmakers and casts. Seats are limited.
Nov 17, 7pm onwards, Lido Connect, 256 Rama I Rd, Pathum Wan. Free.
Like the cocktails at Q&A? Big fan of Haoma’s sustainable cuisine? This pop-up is for you. The Q&A crew will be making cocktails to pair with Haoma’s 10-course tasting menus. Drinks and food also available a la carte.
Nov 19-21, Nov 27-28, 6pm onward. Haoma, 231/3 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-258-4744. 10-course tasting menus B2,990++ / drink prices TBA
Image: Open House via Facebook
Get into the holiday spirit and shop till you drop, with more than 40 vendors selling vegan delights, eco-friendly activewear, beauty essentials, bespoke services, and more.
Nov 19-21. OpenHouse at Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd. Free
This flea market goes massive by doubling the size of the space, and here you’ll find everything from clothing and accessories to furniture, vintage items, plants, cameras, and ceramic goods—both new and second-hand.
Nov 25-28, 3-9pm. Suanluang Square, Chulalongkorn Soi 12. Free