11 things you can do in Bangkok this weekend (Aug 28-30)
A swing dancing night, live '90s music, an EDM boat party and a relaxing art class.
Let loose with a night of eclectic tunes at Thonglor's compact party hub.
Aug 29, 8pm. Studio Lam, 3/1 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661. Free entry
Hosted at Seen's 26th-floor riverside rooftop, this new, weekly, Latin-themed ladies night is hosted by Angie Martinez of Madame Rouge’s Burlesque Theatre and feaures shows, Latin beats, special B200 cocktails, and prize draws to win a two-night stay at Avani+ Samui and dinner for two at Seen Samui.
Aug 29. Seen Restaurant & Bar, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd. 02-431-9120. Free entry
If you’ve been dying to go to a rave, head to this boat party, which will see eight DJs spin EDM and techno on two stages. feature two stages, with one main stage and one techno stage with eight artists.
Aug 29, 5-11pm. Bangkok Island, Wat Yannawa Pier (opposite of Charoenkrung Soi 57), 084-654-8401. Tickets TBA here
Head to this Greek and Georgian restaurant for a night of live '80s and '90s music with great food and free vodka shots. Pre-book for a 20 percent discount on food.
Aug 28, 7pm-midnight. Avra, G/F, Lotus Hotel, 33 Sukhumvit Rd., 096-712-1701
Head to Silom this Saturday for a swing dancing sesh with live music from The Rhythm Hoppers. Arrive at 8pm to attend the open swing dancing class for beginners. B400 via Line (@thehopbangkok).
Aug 29, 8-11:30pm. The Hop, 252/8 Silom Rd.
Inspired by shrines and siamsi, or Chinese fortune sticks, eight Thai artists come together to create works based on their interpretations of two Buddhist words: chata (destiny) and atta (ego).
Through Aug 30. 2/F, Class Cafe, 1559 Rama IV Rd. 093-809-7514. 8am-5pm. Free entry
This evocative exhibition by German photographer Tobias Ahlbrecht challenges stereotypes and prejudice and explores mental illness, social discomfort self expression and cultural taboos through a series of raw “anti-beauty” images shot over the past five years, including a small selection of Polaroid images taken on his journey from Vietnam to Thailand by bicycle. On the opening night, expect live music by psychedelic rock band Pink Guns and Floyd Roses and a live ambient soundscape accompanying the exhibition by experimental sound artist Paponpat Weerawit.
Aug 28, 7pm-midnight, then through Sep 12. Jam, 41 Soi Rong Nam Khaeng, Charoen Rat Soi 1. 089-889-8059. Free entry
An exhibition featuring paintings and photographs that explore environmental issues. Two influential artists are behind the showcase: illustrator Gongkan, who recently collaborated on music videos for Lukas Graham and Troye Sivan, and Naraphat Sakarthornsap, who is known for using flowers to explore issues of gender inequality.
Through Oct 4. RCB Photographer’s Gallery, 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Charoenkrung Soi 24, 02-237-0077. Open Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat-Sun 10am-8pm. Free entry
Learn how to mimic Warhol's iconic portraits in this class, and take your masterpiece home with you.
Aug 29, 3-6pm. 2/F, River City Bangkok, Charoenkrung Soi 24, 063-371-4688. B1,200 here
This online film festival takes the theme of “Loss and Grief through Cultures” and will showcase seven feature-length films and documentaries from seven countries across four continents (Asia, Europe, South America and Africa).
Through Aug 31. sac.or.th
Hosted by Central Embassy, this charity/fair aims to support those who have been affected by Covid-19. The fair will feature more than 200 vendors, including SME entrepreneurs, farmer groups, and local communities selling their locally made products.
Through Aug 30. Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd., 10am-10pm