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11 amazing things to do this week

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Fri 18

Sorayama Space Park by AMKK at Central Embassy; 10am

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Central Embassy has teamed up with Japanese galleries, Nanzuka and EchoOne Nanzuka, to bring in the art pieces of esteemed Japanese artists, Hajime Sorayama and AMKK. Highlights include a life-sized aluminum sculpture of a Tyrannosaur and botanical floral displays.

Barrio Lindo at 12 x 12; 8pm: B300

Barrio Lindo (Shika Shika Collective / Argentina) is performing live at Thonglor's hidden gem 12 x 12 with supports from local talents DJ Tada and Hidemasa Mitsui (GIANT SWING). Apart from the music, you can also enjoy some Greek food by Rallis.

Mustache & Pre-Party Nature Please at Mustache; 9pm; B300

Aneesh Medina, Truelove, Brent, Koish will be taking over The Lab, whlile The Living Room will see Jack Haze & Beetkat spinning on the deck. Go early for enjoy the open bar from 9-10pm.

Men I Trust Live in Bangkok at Live Arena; 8pm; B1,590

The Canadian indie electro-pop band, made up of Jessy Caron, Dragos Chiriac and Emma Proulx, is ascending into the city this month. Book your tickets now and groove to hits such as “Show Me How” and “Tailwhip.”

 

Sat 19

Cinema Diverse 2019: GLoW at Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC); 5pm

British film My Beautiful Laundrette, considered progressive for its LGBT content when it come out in the mid-‘80s, will be showing at BACC as part of Cinema Diverse’s latest run. The screening will be followed by a talk and a Q&A session.

Michelangelo: Love and Death [Exhibition on Screen] at Alliance française de Bangkok; 2pm; B100-B200

Alliance française de Bangkok is hosting a film screening event dedicated to one of the world's greatest artists Michelangelo. The movie will take you on a journey through paintings and drawings displayed in chapels and museums across Europe.

Slugging Percentage at De Commune; 7pm; B300

Hariguem Zaboy (Noise Rock) joins forces with Bangkok-based bands Faustus (Math Rock), Dogwhine (Experimental Rock) and Yoga from Hell (Experimental Rock) to host a party where you'll be moving your hand all night long.

Swan Lake, Kremlin Ballet at Thailand Cultural Centre; 7.30pm; B1,500-B4,000

The performance features choreographic fragments of Lev Ivanov, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky

Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballet and a symbol of the Russian ballet, Swan Lake in the hands of director and choreographer Andrei Petrov, is a lyrical masterpiece. It is the spellbinding classical romance of Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in human form. The couple also has to deal with the sorcerer’s daughter Odile. Odette and Odile, resemble each other so closely that they can be mistaken for each other to tragic consequences. Tragedy continues to unfold as the lovers outline their destiny in dance.

No Gods, No Masters: A Talk by Sung Tieu at WTF Bar & Gallery; 5.30pm

In the framework of the exhibition ‘The Ghost War’, artist Sung Tieu will present an artist talk as part of the closing event for the show. Tieu is one of the two artists who make up the show, along with Rohini Devasher. Her works ‘Song For Unattended Items’ and ‘No Gods, No Masters’ explore the long history of the American War in Vietnam, entangling personal, political, ecological and historical narratives. Her talk will provide an introduction to her practice, her methodologies and modes of engagement as an artist, both in her solo practice and her collective work in Berlin, London and elsewhere. The talk will be followed by a conversation with curator Abhijan Toto and a Q&A.

 

Sun 20

Groovi'n Sunday at Sorry I'm Gay; 8pm

Ratchada Night Market hotspot Sorry, I'm gay is hosting a party, featuring two Japanese spinmasters DJ Takamichi and DJ Goro who will be turning up some high quality disco and house for your Sunday night.

Bangkok Persian Carpet Exhibition at River City Bangkok; 10am

The history of Persian Carpet is a culmination of artistic magnificence dating back to 2,500 years ago. Its aesthetical exquisiteness has been long recognized among lifestyle connoisseurs until the present time. River City Bangkok is proud to present Bangkok Persian Carpet Exhibition 2019. This is a splendid showcase featured in 6 different concepts inside the well-decorated rooms. Visitors can exclusively discover a highlight piece of carpet at more than 10 million baht. Some of the collectible pieces are brought to present with a beautiful antique piano, home furnishing, high-end audio, and classic cars.

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