Top events in Bangkok this month
Here is your chance to get a little tipsy (or not so little) with over 300 wine labels from over 30 wineries around the globe in one place. Wine Expo makes a return this year at Shangri-La Bangkok on 22 February. Expect four hours of wine tasting and cocktail dinner (B1,400) with experts from the scene and experienced sommeliers from Thailand by the side so expect to be turned into wine pundit after the night. Or you can also get yourself a scrumptious 3-course menu with wine pairing created by Thai world master chef Kent with your selection of fish (B4,000) or lamp (B4,500) if you want heavier eats for all the wine to wash down. Find more info here.
Experience the multi-Academy Award winning 1984 motion picture, AMADEUS, on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live and in-sync by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Leading the concert will be one of Europe's foremost conductors specializing in classical-era music, Maestro Ludwig Wicki. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Milos Forman’s sumptuous AMADEUS is an aural and visual treat for all the senses. Program Fri 22nd Feb at 19:00 Sat 23rd Feb at 16:00 Content provided by Time Out partner
Pure Land delves into the interest of an acclaimed Vietnamese-American artist Dinh Q. Lê in the ripple effect across Vietnamese society of Agent Orange, a herbicide used in weapons during the Vietnam War. The exhibition features Le’s visualisation, memory of the trauma of the war and ruinous effects of Agent Orange through the vase mediums of photographs and sculptures of physical anomalies twins.
The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra is making a return to a new venue at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park to serenade the city’s park-goers with a free concert series, featuring legendary melodies, classic Disney songs, and music reminiscent of and composed by the late king. Ideal for Sunday picnics in the park.
Honne is making a comeback to Bangkok performing their third gig in the city with friends who will be joining on the stage. Their first two shows here were all sold out, and that might be the same as this one. Be fast to get your ticket for the concert via this link. If you already missed their gigs, you will not want to miss this one. British electro-soul duo Honne, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, released their debut EP Warm on a Cold Night in 2014 which was a huge success for the pair. In 2015, they started their own record label, Tatemae Recordings, and released two more EPs Coastal Love and Over Lover that gained attention from fans around the world, resulting in sold out shows almost everywhere they toured. The pair released a single "Someone That Loves You" with singer Izzy Bizu in 2016 and started an international concert tour with their first full album sharing the same name as one of the EPs Warm on a Cold Night. Honne's songs are sweet, mellow and melodic, and with Andy's sexy voice and James' charm, you will definitely be melted to the ground. Expect to hear to their hit songs, including "Warm on a Cold Night," "Someone That Loves You," "Good Together," “Day 1,” and more.
American electronic music producer and DJ Christopher Comstock, better known by his stage name Marshmello. The winner of the Best Electronic award at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, Marshmello is also known for his multi-platinum songs such as “Silence”, “Wolves”, “Friends” and “Happier.” He'll be making a return to Bangkok for his solo gig in Feb, so be prepared!
Formed in 2011, The Internet is an LA-born, five-piece R&B group composed of Syd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith, and Steve Lacy. The band has received praise from fans and critics for their unique groove-inflected musical style. In 2015, their third album, Ego Death, earned a spot on the Billboard 200 chart and was nominated in the Grammys for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Bangkok-based illustrators Sundae Kids, known for lighthearted illustration about relationship, are hosting their first solo exhibition "this is for you" with artworks that will remind you of your loved ones. There will be printed graphic novels, animations, and never-before-seen comics exclusively created for this event. Sundae Kids will also host a talk with Yelo Talk and animation screening for Galleries' Night. On 10, 13 and 14 Feb, you'll get a chance to have a portrait painted by the artists. This could be a perfect gift for the upcoming Valentine's Day. Sundae Kids Sundae Kids Sundae Kids
Jennifer Kim is a Thai singing diva famous for her dramatic renditions and rousing ballads. Apart from her powerhouse vocals, the singer is known for having an utterly engaging sense of humor, as showcased in her appearance as one of the four coaches in The Voice Thailand
One of the most anticipated music acts, Kodaline is finally making a Thailand debut. Mangosteen Music Festival has just announced on their Facebook page that the third Mangosteen Music Festival: Detour will feature the Irish rock band Kodaline, Asia’s newest sweetheart Phum Viphurit, talented Polycat, and more to be announced soon for the phrase 2 line-up. Kodaline, consisting of Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vincent May, and Jason Boland, released their first EP called The Kodaline EP in 2012. They've gained a lot of attention from local and international fans and has become one of the country's greatest rock bands. They have released three studio albums, and created lots of hits, including "All I Want," "High Hopes," "Love Will Set You Free," "The One," and more. Get ready to enjoy the show and sing along with them. There are two ticket types you can choose from. The regular tickets (B2,800) and VIP tickets (B3,200) which come with three drink coupons and a chance to be selected for an exclusive meet and greet with the artists. The festival will be held on Feb 22, 2019 at Bitec Bangna Hall 106. Tickets start from B2,600/early bird and will go on sale on Nov 15-16. Regular tickets and VIP tickets go on sale on Nov 17 via this link.