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Bangkok events this month

Your guide to the best happenings and events in Bangkok this month.

Top events in Bangkok this month

MONO Live in Bangkok 2017

Famed post-rock band from Japan, Mono, will be performing in Bangkok for the third time. Get ready to hear their hit singles from their latest album, "Requiem for Hell." 

Tuesday January 17 2017

What the Disc

What the Duck and Spicy Disc record labels come together to host a mini music festival featuring hip bands such as soul trio The Parkinson, rock band Chanudon, folk group Arak and The Pisat, and The Rube, whose Thai folk-inspired song, “I’m Sorry Sida,” has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.  

Brick Bar Wednesday January 25 2017

The Chanchila

The Chanchila is a stage play written and directed by Sornchai Chatwiriyachai. It tells a story of Wichit, a man who wakes up from his sudden death and finds out neither heaven nor hell want to have him.

Syrup The Space Friday January 20 2017 - Sunday January 22 2017

A Boy Who Was Kidnapped by Time

Photographer Harit Srikhao explores his childhood memory on his friend who passed away in the middle school through a photographic series from the groomy scenes of children running through the corridor to the photo of Siriraj Hospital’s pickled embryo of the baby in a glass jar.

Kathmandu-Photo Silom-Gallery , Silom Until Saturday February 25 2017

No Gravity

Thai duo artists Teeratat Namkaew and Thanakorn Siriraks explore the concept of free gravity through surrealist oil paintings. 

Kalwit Studio & Gallery Until Wednesday January 18 2017

Ciao Art

A pop-art exhibition by Italian artist Sergio Voci and a group of Thai artists such as Oh+Futon, P7, Aof Smith, Asin, Anchalee Arayapongpanich, and Jane Manasawii.   

Sathorn 11 Art Space , Sathorn Until Tuesday February 7 2017

Culture, Culture, Culture: 3

A group exhibition of three jewelry showcases – “A Day Away” by Anna Norrgrann, Anna-Karin Haag, Charlotte Alfort and Karin Gyllerfelt from Hnoss Initiative, a Swedish nonprofit organization to promote jewelry art; “Stone Poetry – A Slice of Home” by Danish artist Mette Saabye who reflects her motherland’s culture through the use of stones; “Talisman of Kilombu” by the Brazilian artist Cece Nobre who tries to promote Kilombu culture through silver jewelry

ATTA Gallery Until Tuesday February 28 2017

Along the Way of Splendour

A royal photography exhibition showcasing a series of photographs Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn took during her travels around Thailand and overseas between 2015-2016. Along the Way of Splendour is her tenth solo photography exhibition. 

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre , Siam Until Sunday January 29 2017

Erwin Wurm: The Philosophy of Instructions

Award-winning artist Erwin Wurm, famed for his exploration of current issues through experimental sculptures, brings his interactive exhibition to Bangkok for the first time. The exhibition features photographs, prints, videos and interactive presentation.  

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre , Siam Until Sunday February 26 2017

Brandnew 2016 Art Project

The Bangkok University Gallery celebrates the first successful decade of Brandnew, its initiative to support emerging artists, with a multi-location art exhibition. Curated by Chiangrai-based artist, Angkrit Ajchariyasophon, this exhibit features artwork in various media by six young-blood artists and will show at five different galleries across Bangkok at different periods of time. The creations of Prae Pupityastaporn and Pakinee Sricharoensuk go up at the Bangkok University Gallery from 12 Nov to 14 Jan; Dr. Thatchatham Silsupan and Wansavang Yensabaidee at WTF Gallery from 16 Nov to 29 Dec; Atit Sornsongkram at Ver Gallery from 14 Dec to 15 Jan; and Nijsupa Nakaurai at the RMA Institute from 18 Dec to 31 Jan.

Bangkok University Gallery , Khlong Toei Until Tuesday January 31 2017

#projectmural opening (no. 1 Thip R)

Artist Kamolthip Ruangravenukit showcases a massive art piece using various types of color to test her belief that line drawing can calm down nerves. After the show, the artwork will be cut into 30 small pieces to be sewn into tote bags for sale. Viewers are invited to take a photos of the drawing and upload them to social media with a hashtag #projectmural. 

Tentacles N22 , Yan Nawa Wednesday January 18 2017 - Tuesday March 14 2017

Artbox Bangkok

Shop through the big fat weekend market featuring 100 local fashion brand stalls and 150 food vendors and food trucks. Grab your food and join others at the buzzing communal area. There are also an arty space for face and body painting, live portrait drawing by talented artists, and live music from the local bands.  

Artbox Bangkok , Chatuchak Saturday January 21 2017 - Sunday April 30 2017

Dressing Gods and Demons

Dressing Gods and Demons spotlights Her Majesty’s long-standing patronage of the art of khon, the traditional Thai masked dance associated with extravagant costumes and high-level performances. Prepare to be awed by the sumptuous headpieces, traditional finery and intricate golden accessories on display.

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles , Rattanakosin Until Wednesday May 31 2017

Fit for a Queen

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles celebrates Her Majesty’s seventh cycle birthday by showcasing her exquisite taste in fashion. The exhibition Fit for a Queen: HM Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain focuses on her relationships with Pierre Balmain and François Lesage, two legendary French couturiers who created dresses for the monarch during her trips to Europe and America. Lovers of fashion history will be privy to how Her Majesty’s impeccable style evolved and developed over the years through a series of luxurious gowns, suits, cocktail dresses, and traditional and modern Thai costumes. These pieces are displayed alongside pictures of the Queen wearing them at different occasions during her trips to Europe and America in the 1960s, as well as the rarely-seen Louis Vuitton trunks that were used to transport the dresses. Balmain’s original sketchbook and a video interview with François Lesage, shot only a few months before he passed, are also on exhibit. See how Balmain cast his legendary magic on Thai silk, and take a closer look on Lesage’s delicate embroidery.                Some nationalists may question why the Queen chose a foreign designer? According to museum consultant, Melissa Leventon, who co-curated the exhibition, no Thai fashion designer at that time was familiar with the complicated etiquette associated with royal dressing in the Western hemisphere. Her Majesty needed to attend several state events with the King, and no risk could be taken with her wardrob

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles , Rattanakosin Until Wednesday May 30 2018