11 things you can do in Bangkok this weekend (Oct 15-18)
Dance to the disco, do some film appreciation, shop sustainably, and go for a historical tour around Bangkok.
Disco Diaries is back on Oct 17 at newly-opened rooftop bar Paradise Lost, set 25 floors above National Stadium at the Siam@Siam hotel. Wind down in a private booth at the bar’s pastel pink-clad first floor, or head up to the second floor to dance the night away to house and disco tunes, downing tasty tropical drinks under the Bangkok sky.
Oct 17, 5:30pm-midnight. Paradise Lost, 25/F Siam@Siam Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Rd., B850 early bird/B1,000 at the door
The party peeps behind Karma Klique have embarked on a new journey, launching their very own music label, Siamese Twins Records. They’re starting with an EP from Mogambo, a collaboration between label co-founder Sunju Hargun and multi-instrumentalist Jerom Doudet. Head to De Commune on Oct 17 for the EP release party, which will feature other artists like Chucheewa, the lead singer of indie band Fwends, who is now DJing.
Oct 17, 8pm-3am. De Commune, 1/F Liberty Plaza, Block 1000/215. B300
Dudesweet, Bangkok’s serial party throwers, are back with another banger on Oct 16 at Whiteline. This time, they’ll be taking you back to the 90s with “Dudesweet 90s Art School,” featuring tracks and trends before the world of Instagram and Spotify. Oh, and you’re not allowed to bring cellphones into the party. Because the 90s? Cellphones? You get the deal…
Oct 16, 8pm-2am. Whiteline, Silom Soi 8. B400 via Eventpop/B600 at the door
Head to The Hive’s rooftop on Oct 16 for a Friday night outdoor screening experience. In the spirit of Halloween, they’ll be screening “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” There will be a costume contest, too, where the winner will get a bottle of sparkling wine.
Oct 16, 6:30-9:30pm. The Hive, 46/9 Sukhumvit Soi 49. B150
The Goethe-Institut Thailand, together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bangkok, will be showing a series of Czech films on Oct 17 and Oct 18. Attendance is open to all and free of charge, and all films are screened with the original soundtrack and English subtitles.
Through Oct 18, from 5pm onwards. Goethe-Institut Thailand, 18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn Soi 1. Free entry.
Head to Subhashok The Arts Centre this weekend for a showcase by Chinese Photographers like Marc Yang, Wei Zhang, and A Dou, to name a few. The theme of this showcase touches upon the way capitalism influences the way we live.
Through Oct 25. 2/F, Subhashok The Arts Centre, 160/3 Sukhumvit Soi 39.
On Oct 17-18, head to Sansiri Backyard, where you’ll enjoy a zero-waste weekend teeming with plant-based food, ethical and sustainable products, vegan barbecues, workshops, panel discussions, movie screenings, and music. You’ll be supporting local businesses, too.
Through Oct 18. Sansiri Backyard, T77 Community, On Nut Soi 1/1
Asiatique the Riverfront is open again, and it kicks off with Film Walk Market, a new market for fans of film photography, from Oct 16-18. Walk around, shop for some film-related gear, and exchange knowledge with other like-minded film photography buffs.
Through Oct 18, 4-10pm. Asiatique the Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd.
This weekend, you can donate, buy books, and save the lives of our four-legged furry friends. The book sale will run alongside The Adoptable Puppy Cafe on Saturday, Oct 16 and Paws Bangkok Adoptable Cat Cafe on Sunday, Oct 17, where there’ll be a wide range of books, and a gang of adoptable animals to relax with, too.
Through Oct 17. Union Space Bangkok, 30 Sukhumvit 61.
Are you a history buff? Then come learn about the history of the Portuguese explorers who settled in what was Siam back in the day. Visit the Kudeejeen community, a local market, and a turtle temple before enjoying a sunset beer overlooking the river. This will appeal to those looking for a different side of Bangkok, too.
Oct 17, 2:30-6:30pm, Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge), B550
Head to Hua Hin on Oct 16-17 for some swingin’ jazz by the beach with Jazz by the Ocean, hosted at Oceanside Beach Club and Restaurant. This weekend kicks off with Thailand’s very own sax star, or Koh Mr. Saxman.
Through Oct 17, 5-10pm. Oceanside Beach Club and Restaurant, 22/65 Naeb Kaehat Road Thap Tai, Hua Hin