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Art and Culture

The Spirit of the Festive Season Charity Gala Dinner and Concert - 6th Dec

the-spirit-of-the-festive-season-concertDine and take in the “Spirit of the Festive Season” prepared by the executive chefs of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Thailand. Enjoy the auction and a three-course dinner paired with champagnes, wines, and whiskies, before the performance of the Bangkok Charity Orchestra, a winner of the Thomson Reuters Community Champion Award 2011, and the first orchestra inThailand committed to raising funds for charities and to promote cultural activities. Profits from the charity gala dinner andconcert will benefit the IHG Shelter in a StormFoundation, an organization that supports local communities in times of disaster.

When: December 6, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Gala dinner at Pinnacle Hall, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. concert at Grand Ballroom

Where: InterContinental Bangkok (973 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok)How much: Gala dinner and concert, THB 3,500 net per person; concert only, THB 1,500 net per person

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The Betters Live, The Beatles Top Tribute Band, at BarSu - 8th & 22nd Nov / 13th and 27th Dec

the-bettersTo celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first LP recording, “Please,Please Me,” Asia’s top tribute band, The Betters, will perform these special shows at BarSu. With a reputation for re-creating the original look and sound of the world’s most loved band, The Betters has been performing Beatles hits since 1999. Their repertoire at BarSu will include a list of all-time favorites such as “Love Me Do”; “Please, Please Me”; “A Hard Day’s Night”; “Ticket to Ride”; “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”; and many more.

When: November 8 and 22 and December 13 and 27. Each performance will feature two 45-minute sets starting at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.

Where: BarSu, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, ground floor (250 Sukhumvit Road,Bangkok)

How much: Free entry. Free flow package of beers, cocktails and spirits for THB 650net per person, or THB 850 net including wines

More info: 02 649 8362,

Events and Festivals

Celebrate Loy Krathong at The Siam - 17th Nov

loy-krathong-at-the-siamCelebrate Loy Krathong along the River of Kings in Bangkok’s Historic Old Town. Float your wishes for the future on your own personal handmade krathong from The Siam’s private pier while enjoying a northern-style market festival with live music and food. The Siam’s award-winning Chon Thai restaurant will then serve a traditional shared table four-course dinner of nine dishes.

When: November 17

Where: The Siam Hotel (3/2 Thanon Khao, Vachirapayabal, Dusit, Bangkok)

How much: THB 6,500++ per person for the Siam Loy Krathong dinner (includes market festival with aperitif, four-course dinner featuring nine dishes, a bottle of house wine, Krathong making workshop); THB 11,500++ per person for the Romance Loy Krathong dinner (includes the same, plus a secluded, romantic table on the Chon Lawn next to the river and a bottle of champagne)

More info: 02 206 6999,

The Peninsula Bangkok Celebrates Loy Krathong - 17th Nov

loy-krathong-the-peninsulaEnjoy this festival with a grand party on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. By floating crafted floats made from lotus or banana leaves containing a candle and incense, on the river, misfortunes are said to be washed away dreams become true. At The Peninsula Bangkok’s Loy Krathong celebration, guests will partake in an evening filled with cuisine, fireworks, classical Thai dancing, music, and puppet shows performed by the award-winning Joe Louis Theatre. Guests will also have the opportunity to make and float their own krathongs on Chao Phraya River.

When: November 17

Where: The Peninsula Bangkok (333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok)

How much: THB 5,990 net per person at The Peninsula Lawn and River Cafe & Terrace; free for children under 6 years old, and 50 percent off for children 6 to12 years old; THB 5,990 net per person at Thiptara; THB 7,990 net per person for food only, and THB 11,990 net per person with unlimited soft drinks and house wine, at The Lobby Terrace; THB 12,550++ for the Loy Krathong package (if booked before November 15), including one night’s stay in a Balcony Room, dinner buffet, international breakfast buffet, and vouchers for The Spa

More info: 02 626 1841, 02 861 2388,,

Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2013 by Dazzling View - 29th - 30th Nov

pattaya-international-fireworks-festival-2013Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2013 will be celebrated at Holiday Inn Pattaya, with a view from the infinity pool (Splash), a BBQ seafood buffet, and unlimited soft drinks, beer, wine, sparkling wine, and a welcome drink.

When: November 29-30

Where: Holiday Inn Pattaya (463/68 Pattaya Sai 1Rd. Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi)

How much: Adults THB 2,290 net per person; children 7-12 years old THB 690 net per person; extensive BBQ at Café G’s terrace for THB 1,890 net per person

More info: 038 725 555,

Children and Charities

Don't Eat Sharks, Play With Them! - until 25th Dec

dont-eat-sharks-play-with-themSwissôtel Le Concorde Bangkok is taking steps to help create awareness on the ban of shark fins, and the hotel is inviting everyone to be a part of this great cause by purchasing a shark doll for Christmas. All the proceeds of sales from the shark dolls will be used to support a Fin Free Thailand, a non profit organization, and also donated to children in need.

When: Until December 25

Where: Swissôtel Le Concorde (204 Ratchadapisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok)

How much: Small for THB 199, large for THB 399

More info: 02 694 2222

The Solange Paz Mendoza Foundation's Charity Event - 21st Nov

the-solange-paz-mendoza-foundation-charity-eventThe Solange Paz Mendoza Foundation is holding a charity event to raise money for the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health for the Sight4Life project, focusing on children’s vision. There will be a live band, food, drinks, a raffle and a silent auction.

When: November 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Above Eleven (33rd Floor, Fraser Suite, Sukhumvit Road, Soi 11 Bangkok)

How much: THB 2,500

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DIY Gingerbread House for a Fun Family Christmas

diy-gingerbread-houseThe culinary team at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit has created a special do it yourself (DIY) gingerbread house, which includes all the ingredients and pre-baked pieces to easily assemble them.

When: Order your gingerbread house before November 30 and get 15 percent off; also, on Sunday, December 1, 8, 15, and 22, children willbe able to enjoy the hotel’s renowned Sunday Jazzy Brunch, and make a gingerbread house at basil restaurant.

Where: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok)

How much: THB 1,500 for the DIY gingerbread house; Sunday Jazzy Brunch THB 999++, plus THB 1,000 for a DIY gingerbread house

More info: 02 649 8368,,