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10 fantastic things to do this week


Fri 20

Charlie Carrington at Sweet Poppy; 6 pm; B2,600 with wine pairing

Australia’s youngest hatted chef Charlie Carrinton of acclaimed Atlas in Melbourne will be delivering five-course modern cuisine with Melbourne flair featuring the likes of wood-grilled chicken; smoked eggplant and prawn; grilled lettuce salad; and smoked short ribs.

Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and Terracotta Warriors at Bangkok National Museum; 9 am; B30 for Thais/B200 for foreigners

In Thailand for the first time at Bangkok National Museum’s Siwamokkhaphiman Throne Hall, Qin Shi Huang: The First Emperor of China and Terracotta Warriors features the life-sized soldiers from Qin Shi Huang’s unearthed mausoleum in Xi’an, China, as well as ancient weapons, a bronze chariot, armor, pottery, jade and gold amulets, and inscriptions. 

RIFTS at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC); 10 am; free entry

Witness artistic phenomena in Thai art from the late 1980s to 2000s. A handful of local artists, even big-name ones, started challenging traditional art practices by incorporating unconventional and unexpected materials and objects into their works, featuring subjects beyond religious and political themes, and using their bodies as part of a performance. The Main Gallery of Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) is now displaying carefully selected artworks created by 13 Thai artists during this transitional period.


Sat 21

Anti-Inflammatory Food Workshop at The Commons; 10 am; B1,500

If you want you to learn how to make healthy recipes that can help you fight inflammation and boost your immune system, this workshop is for you. In B1,500, you will be learning how to create 6 recipes from scratch, tips on how to choose ingredients that best suit your body, and several dietary tips. 

European Heritage Day 2019 at Residence of France; 10 am

The European Heritage Day is back for its 36th run this Saturday. For this edition, the visitors are allowed to discover the riverside Residence of France as well as an exhibition specially curated in celebration of the first visit of Siamese Envoy in France. Authentic French pastries will also be served after the visit. 

Director's Focus at Bangkok Screening Room; B300

Bangkok Screening Room is hosting a film event Director's Focus to celebrate masterpieces by some of the world's most famous directors. The event features 14 movies from seven directors screening on the weekends of September. Tickets are B300. Get yours at Bangkok Screening Room. Check out what's on the program here

Vortex in BKK Vol.3 at 12 x 12; 9 pm

Drop by 12 x 12 this Saturday and groove to tunes like house and disco delivered by a group of Japanese spinners. Lineup includes Fumi Sato, Toki, and NK Chan. 


Sun 22

David Kim Coffee Bar Takeover at Karo Coffee Roasters; 12 pm

This Sunday, the famous coffeehouse located in Soi Pridi Banomyong 26 Karo Coffee Roasters invites award-winning brewer David Kim to takeover their coffee bar. Pop in to grab some terrific coffee or even have a coffee chat with the brewer himself. 

Cocotte’s Beef Week at Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery; 12 pm

The renown chophouse, Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery, is back at it again with their Cocotte’s Beef Week. In one week, you will get to savor the finest selection of beef from all over the globe, including Japan’s Takumi, France’s Charolais, and Australia’s Wagyu marbling 5. 

SO Amazing Chefs at SO Sofitel Bangkok; 12 pm

The notable dining series of edgy luxury hotel SO Sofitel Bangkok makes a return in September for the eighth edition. The gastronomic festival gathers up known chefs from around the globe, including Nick Kim from three-Michelin-starred Masa in New York and Thierry Drapeau from his one-starred namesake restaurant in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon, France, for dinners, brunch and cooking workshops. Click here for more information.