Top events in Bangkok this month
Fill your soul with Rock & Roll tunes from Midnight Ramblers, the Rolling Stones cover band at Soulbar this Friday.
There’s no better way to celebrate Easter than doing a good ol’ egg hunt. The Commons is hosting ‘Wild Rumpus: The egg hunt is on!’, the Easter event features 3 rounds of Easter egg hunt (11am, 1pm, 3pm) and other fun activities such as Bunny hop race, Easter deviled eggs workshop and Easter bunny mask making.
Thailand 420 is back for its 5th edition. Highlights include several educational exhibitions and workshops, a chat with the masterminds behind Thai cannabis movement, all kind of entertainments as well as food stalls and a lifestyle market.
Tokyo-based electronic musician Yusuke Takenouchi is coming to do live act at De Commune this Friday, accompanied by Bangkok-based producer nolens.volens.
Party Party is throwing Pan Buriram, a three-day cannabis focused festival from 19 - 21 April featuring from music to educational workshops at Chang International Circuit. Line-up includes Srirajah Rockers, Twopee Southside, and Youngohm. 1-day tickets are priced at B420, while 3-day tickets are priced at B1,000.
Photo exhibition Passing a window, I glanced Into It by Thai photographer Atit Sornsongkram teases the possibilities of photograph media, with its rules of having two dimensional depth. The artist experiments with reflection created by mirrors to challenge photograph's ability to display planes and dimension in terms of surface, image, and inside the image.
Ongoing at Leica Gallery Bangkok is Little Wild, a photo exhibition by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana. The show displays 34 photos from the royal’s trip to Kenya, captured through the lens of her Leica.
Grammy nominated for the best dance/electronic album, LA-based DJ and producer Jennifer Lee or Tokimonsta is taking over the main room at Beam this 20 April. Lee has also collaborated with big name artists like Anderson Paak, Kool Keith and Thirsty Fish.
One of Bangkok's notorious crews/promoters, Transport is once again serving tunes from another dimension at Safe Room this April 20 from 9 pm onwards.
In Situ from Outside: Reconfiguring the past in between the present, now displayed at the National Museum, is possibly the biggest exhibition to focus on Wang Na or the Front Palace, the former residence of many Siamese viceroys in the past. It is a sequel to the interactive exhibition of the same theme that was shown at BACC last year. In an unexpected move, lead curator Sirikitiya Jensen and her team decided to retell the palace’s narratives through contemporary art—which you barely see at the antiques- and relics-focused National Museum—created by artists and collaborators. The exhibition is displayed in two chambers of the museum: the Isara Winitchai Throne Hall and Mukkrasan, its annex. The Isara Winitchai Throne Hall showcases conceptual works created site-specifically by seven artists—Tanatchai Bandasak, On Kawara, Udomsak Krisanamis, Nipan Oranniwesna, Pratchaya Phinthong, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Danh Vo—all of whom took inspiration from the facts surrounding Wang Na’s rich history. (Be warned: The works in this room are edgy and conceptual, and require time and imagination to contemplate.) As for the works exhibited in Mukkrasan, experts from various fields—Chef Chudaree Debhakam, linguist Pongsit Pangsrivongse, botanist Kitichate Sridith, musician Tul Waitoonkiat, and textile designer Jarupatcha Achavasmi, for example—were invited to elaborate on the history of Wang Na in their own way. You have pieces that you won’t expect to see within the walls of the spooky Nat