Art & Culture
What: Photographer Peerapat Wimolrungkarat, who found inspiration from the film ‘Mood Indigo’ in capturing the Parisian life, exhibits his works, including those that have appeared on the cover of Thailand Tatler and two of his own publications. Show runs until May 25.
When: Throughout March
Where: The Gallery at 36th Floor, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, SIlom (BTS: Chong Nonsri)
More info: 02-238-1991 or visit www.pullmanbangkokhotelg.com
What: Internationally known soprano Laura Alonso Padin, who was 1st prize winner in the Alfredo Kraus Competition, Franco Corelli, and Verviers Competition, is performing in a concert organized by D&M Studio.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Siam Ratchada Auditorium
How much: THB 750 and THB 300 for students
More info: 081-682-8000
What: U.K. painter Richard Mead examines the life of many powerful and respectable people of the Bangkok and London by illustrating their behaviors in the different environments. During the exhibition, Mead will give a 30-minute presentation on his paintings and answer questions from the audience.
Where: The Neilson Hays Library, Suriwongse Road, Bangrak
More info: 02-233-1731 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What: An exhibition by Swiss artist, Raffaello Somazzi has been creating symbolic art works from his home in Northeast Thailand for over 10 years now. In 1985, he created the first cosmic portraits followed by many other amazing subjects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brigitte Bardot, and Caroline of Monaco. Zomazzi’s work will be on display until April 6.
Where: S Gallery at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit (BTS: Nana)
More info: 093-582-6588 or email: Martin.email@example.com
National Events & Festivals
Asean Barred Ground Dove Festival
What: Dove enthusiasts from around the region will gather to select from more than 1,400 competing doves as they coo and croon their way to victory. Of course, there will be the usual fanfare and activities along with the main highlight.
More info: TAT Yala
Poy Sang Long
20 March-15 April
What: A Thai Yai tribal group ritual that survived to this day, it is a celebration connected with the ordination of novices in the province. Set in one of Thailand’s most scenic areas the procession of monks and offerings through the town is unrivalled in beauty.
Where: Mae Hong Son
More info: TAT Mae Hong Son
Wine & Dine
Michelin Starred Menu
What: Michelin-starred chef Michael Deane teams up with Viu’s culinary team in creating a special menu at St. Regis Bangkok. The Irish chef is one of the longest standing Michelin starred chef (14 consecutive years). The top-rated chef and restaurateur is known for his twists with French and Spanish techniques. The dinner will consist of a 5- and 7- course menu set with wine pairing.
Where: Jojo Restaurant, St. Regis Bangkok, Rajdamri (BTS: Rajdamri)
How much: THB 4,200-7,500++
More info: 02-207-7777 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art of Dining
What: Three Michelin-starred chef Gilles Goujon brings his gastronomical expertise to the kingdom this month. The young apprentice, who placed in the top 50 of ‘100 Best Chef’s in the World,’ will join La Scala for six days and present extraordinary set lunch and set dinner.
Where: La Scala Restaurant, The Sukhothai Bangkok, Sathorn Road (MRT: Lumpini)
How much: THB 4,500-8,500++ per person
More info: 02-344-8671 or email email@example.com
Concerts & Gigs
J – Jetrin
What: Popular Thai pop idol opens a new live and exclusive concert on the rooftop lounge bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: WALK Bar, 21st floor at Centara Watergater Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
How much: THB 1,500 net per person
More info: 02-625-1234, ext. 4710 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
King’s Cup Elephant Polo
What: The 14th Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament moves to Bangkok this year. The four-day event—expected to be graced by celebrities such as New Zealand All Black rugby players, professional polo players, Thai supermodels, Miss Tiffany’s transgender performers, and European royalty–aims to raise awareness and money for wild and domesticated elephants throughout Thailand.
Where: Anantara Riverside Bangkok, Charoen Nakhon Road (free shuttle boat from Saphan Taksin pier)
More info: 02-476-0022 or email: email@example.com
Muay Thai Day
What: Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) has been a part of Thailand’s culture in a martial
art form. Special events are hosted in different stadiums and boxing ring but the biggest event is held a few hours away from Bangkok where people can enjoy activities and exhibitions hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Where: Wat Chula Mani, Wat Maha That and Wat Langkhakhao, Ayutthaya Historical Park and Ayutthaya Stadium
More info: TAT Ayutthaya Office at 035 246 0767 or visit www.muaythaifestival.com
Elephant Satoke Fair
What: The annual elephant show is held to raise funds for, and raise awareness of, elephants around Thailand. Guests can enjoy an elephant parade, an elephant decorating contest, and more. The highlight is the big feast of fruits and vegetables prepared for the jumbos. All proceeds from tickets and coupon for free bananas (to feed the elephant) go to the elephant care and conservation project.
Where: Lampang Elephant Conservation Center, Lampang
More info: 054 229 042
Trade Fairs & Shows
Thai Craft Fair
What: Handmade goods, craft, and personalized products from soap, scarf, bags to silverware, jewelry and more are exhibiting their craft from over 50 villages around Thailand 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: L floor, Jasmine City Building, Sukhumvit Soi 23 (BTS: Asoke/MRT: Sukhumvit)
More info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thaicraft.org
Thailand Coffee, Tea & Drinks (10th edition)
What: The event is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. One of the biggest food coffee, tea, and drinks exhibitions in the kingdom, the event draws over 40 million potential customers from all over Thailand to meet with leading manufacturers and distributors.
Where: Hall 1-3 at Impact Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi
More info: 02 861 4013 or visit www.divcom.co.th; www.thailandcoffee.net
TOT Bicycle Market
What: An outdoor market that caters specifically for bike lovers. Buy and sell firsthand and secondhand bike frames, parts, and accesories. The event, organized by Tourism of Thailand, aims is to build a community of cyclists and promote more bike riding in the city.
Where: TOT Head Office Building, Chaeng Wattana Road, Lak-Si, Bangkok
How much: Free entry
More info: 02 505 4739 or visit www.bicyclethailand.com/events