Awakening Bangkok 2019 at various locations, Charoenkrung; 5 pm; free
Keep your eyes peeled for our biggest event of this year! This November—15-24, to be precise, Time Out Bangkok, with support from Tourism Authority of Thailand, will bring back Awakening Bangkok, a glorious spectacle that will light up in the historic Charoenkrung quarter, illuminating the district’s most iconic attractions—from Grand Postal Building and Prince Theater to O.P. Place and Warehouse 30—with state-of-the-art lighting installations. Click here for more details.
Ranking Joe & Friends Reggae Cruise at Bangkok Island; 9 pm; B700
Hop on the boat and groove to reggae tunes with Ranking Joe & Friends Reggae Cruise, a reggae-themed boat party hosted by Bangkok island. The deck will be accompanied by Tony Rankin, U-key, Jonathan and Calvin, Woo Woo, Karma Ryhme sound system, and more.
This Friday, Tropic City welcomes barkeeps from Hong Kong hotspot Dr.Fern’s Gin Parlour, Paul Chan and Matthew Lau to helm the bar.
Very Festival at Show DC Arena; B3,600/2-day pass
The Very Company, one of Thailand’s leading concert promoters, will be hosting a two-day international music festival in November, with a line-up that includes internationally acclaimed artists such as Nothing But Thieves, and Sticky Fingers, as well as local favorites, namely Whal&Dolph, My Life As Ali Thomas, and more.
Maho Rasop Festival at Live Park Rama 9; B3,990/2-day pass
Concert promoter Have You Heard? teams up with Scene Seen Space and Fungjai for the second run of this alternative international music festival. Line-up includes Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, The Drums, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, BADBADNOTGOOD, Swim Deep, Cuco, Benny Sings, Cosmo’s Midnight, Pomrad, and more.
Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival at Neilson Hays Library and The British Club; 9 am
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Neilson Hays Library, in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), will be hosting Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival for the first time ever. The event will be featuring more than 25 renowned Thai and international writers such as American Pulitzer prize winner Adam Johnson, Stella prize winner Clare Wright and Veeraporn Nitiprapha, the author of SEA Write winning title in 2018 The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth. There will be talks, panel discussions, and poetry readings.
6-Hands Pizza & Draft Beer at Carbarbkk; 6 pm; B850
Carbarbkk invites James Beard award-winning chefs and partners behind Coppa in Boston, Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, to join Carbar’s head chef Arnie Marcella for a special 6-Hands Pizza & Draft Beer party on 16 November. For only B850, you can enjoy 3-hour of free-flow draft beer, as well as classic and off-menu pizzas.
House Of Vans Bangkok 2019 at CentralWorld; 12 pm
Put on your favorite pair of Vans, bring your skateboard, and show up at House of Vans Bangkok at Central World on 17 November. Highlights include a gigantic skate zone, workshops, and live music from Thai renowned artists such as Telex Telex, JSR, and UrboyTJ.