14 things you don’t want to miss in Bangkok this weekend (Oct 22-25)
A weekend for beer lovers, art aficionados, and those looking to experience the vegetarian festival.
Opening Oct 24, this exhibition by Thai artist Suntur aims to blend art and sound, as Suntur collaborated with 26 well-known Thai artists and musicians, including Gongkan and Thanachai Ujjin (Pod Moderndog). Be sure to bring earphones with you, too.
Through Nov 24. JWD Art Space, 188/72 Charasmuang Rd. Free entry
Hosted by Alliance Francaise, this exhibition will show work made by Christian Poggetti, or “Bilou,” a French artist who has been living in Asia for more than thirty years. “Mascarade” interprets the concept of how human beings have multiple personality traits by wearing masks to disguise or conceal themselves.
Through Nov 23. Alliance Francaise de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Rd. Free entry
Hosted at ATT 19, this installation is emerging Thai artist Prim Patnasiri’s debut solo exhibition. She will be showing artwork and a short film named “It’s always a changing stream of water before we meet the big blue sea.”
Through Nov 1. ATT 19, 19 Charoenkrung Soi 30. Free entry
With the Bangkok Art Biennale set to kick off this Oct 29, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand hosts a discussion about the impact of the pandemic on the country’s nascent contemporary art scene, led by critics and key art figures like Apinan Poshyanada, chief executive and artistic director of Bangkok Art Biennale, and Kong Rithdee, deputy director of the Thai Film Archives.
Oct 22, 7:30-9pm. FCCT, Penthouse Floor, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Phloenchit Rd. Free for members/B300 non-members
Head to Mikkeller from Oct 23-25 to sip some of Portland’s finest IPAs from Gigantic Brewing, as well as a few other styles, including rare bottles like Most Most Premium Bourbon BA Russian Imperial Stout. It’s the first time these beers will be available in Southeast Asia, too.
Through Oct 25, 5pm-12:30am. Mikkeller, 26 Ekkamai Soi 10
Head to Baan Dusit Thani’s garden bar through Nov 1 for a taste of Bavaria with Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier and local draft beer for B200 per glass, as well as Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier from Germany in half-liter glasses.
Through Nov 1, 5-10pm. Baan Dusit Thani, 116 Sala Daeng Rd.
On Oct 24, Hair of the Dog is offering a private, blind beer tasting sessions of seven of the newest beers to be released in Bangkok, coupled with juicy burgers from the bar. This is a prepaid event, and seats are limited.
Oct 24, 4-7pm. Hair of the Dog, 2/F, Mahatun Plaza, 888/26 Phloen Chit Rd.
Visit Bardo Social Bistro and Bar on Oct 22 to have a few fancy sips of the first rosé from Ultimate Provence, an estate located on the outskirts of St-Tropez in the South of France.
Oct 22, 5-11:45pm. Bardo Social Bistro and Bar, 28/12 Sathorn Soi 10
Chef Bo Songvisava, the Michelin-starred chef from Bo.lan and Err, will represent her Taiwanese heritage at Soul Food Mahanakorn. Expect Taiwanese comfort food classics, as well as booze from Beervana, Wine Garage, and Bootleggers.
Oct 22, 5-11:45pm. Soul Food Mahanakorn, 56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55. B888/person
Talad Noi’s skewer specialist celebrates three years in business with loads of sake, some new cocktails, and lots and lots of chicken.
Oct 24, 6pm-late. 672/49 Charoenkrung Soi 28
Chef Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam from Baan Tepa, the first winner of “Top Chef Thailand,” teams up with chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp to showcase ingredients sourced predominantly in and around Bangkok.
Oct 23, 5:30pm and 8:30pm seatings. Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama I Rd., 065-328-7374 (reservations necessary). B3,600/person
Credit: Beatitude BKK
Newly opened 100-Bit Retro Dive Bar dials back to the 90s dance hits all night long.
Oct 23, 9pm-late. 831 Charoenkrung 31 Alley. Free entry
Electronic music and visual arts collective Beatitude celebrates 10 years in the business with a night full of guest DJ sets, spanning deep house, nu disco, melodic house, minimal, techno, and more.
Oct 23, 4pm-late. Never Normal, 35/10 Soi Ladprao 18, Yaek 10. Free entry
The Vegetarian Festival in Thailand is back, and you can celebrate it with a walking tour exploring Chinatown and Talad Noi to learn more about the origin of the festival, discover how it’s celebrated, and, of course, eat some vegetarian food.
Oct 24, 5:30-8:30pm. MRT Wat Mangkon Station. B699