Things to do in Bangkok today

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Find the best things to do from the daytime to the nighttime in Bangkok with our events calendar of 2017’s coolest events, including parties, concerts, films and art exhibits.

Events in Bangkok today

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Invented in the mid-1800s, glass plate negatives became a popular alternative to other photographic processes of the time, such as daguerreotype negatives, for its ability to produce sharper images with less exposure time. These days, the antiquated method of documentation is used by fine art photographers to give a charming old-school feel to images. Some of Bangkok’s most historical structures are captured on glass plate negatives in Civilizing Siam Through Collodion, an exhibition by Thapphawut Parinyapariwat of Red Light Lab Studio that depicts 12 spots across Rattanakosin Island in hauntingly beautiful black and white. Civilizing Siam Through Collodion is part of Cultural District Bangkok 2021, and is now on display at Museum Siam until October 31.
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Curated by GINGER, Sunset at Utopia is a group exhibition by three artists—Xiu Ching Tsay, Parichat Tanapiwattanakul, and Achitaphon Piansukprasert—who come together to redefine the meaning of twilight with each of their reinterpretations. Prepare to get awe-inspired with various art techniques that the artists aim to deconstruct the concept of hybridity while posing a question about the individual's freedom.
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75-year-old artist Pira Ogawa portrays his life story with the concept of "around the clock" through his very first exhibition Around the Clock. The painting showcase is divided into two sections with a sub-theme of each own that focuses on different parts of the artist's artistic journey at certain hours. 'Nighttime' is the first zone that Ogawa uses as a portrayal of his "struggle when he was hearing insect whispers in his ears", whereas the second segment 'Daytime' illustrates "optimism and power, as well as the tremendous support he receives from his beautiful family". Around the Clock is open for visitors through a virtual experience via this link. Find out more about the exhibition here.
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Cameron Platter takes a golden opportunity to hold his very first solo exhibition in Bangkok entitled The Message is the Message. Platter is inspired the "complexity of the world 'trash'" to create a collection of drawings and sculptures that represent his interpretation of the word and how it can be understood as a metaphor for the sociey's debris.
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Atit Sornsongkram is proud to present his collection of thought-provoking photographs he took during his life in Germany between 2012 and 2013 as well as those taken in Isan in 2021.
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Hosted by Museum Siam, Cultural District is a colorful festival that witnessed a series of exhibitions, showcases and workshops that highlighted the creative heritage and iconic architecture of the Rattakanosin Island area.  The 2021 latest edition, which was postponed from last year due to COVID-19, will allow visitors to explore and appreciate old buildings in Rattanakosin Island, and discover the area’s many historical secrets through various activities. A highlight will be Strikeback, a project by the students of Silpakorn University, involving a flower market and an exhibition in Pak Khlong Talat Mai. Projection mapping events, light installations and live music performances by popular artists are other things to look forward to. For more information, click here.
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Bangkok's relatively new gallery XSPACE in Soi Preedi Panomyong 14 is hosting a new exhibition dubbed Painting X that explore the question of "what is a painting?". 25 talented artists have contributed their creations to the showcase with the mutual aim to expand the scope of the meaning of paintings within the field of contemporary art in Thailand. Here's all the participating artists: Arjinjonathan Arjinkit, Amnaj Wachirasut, Chayanich Muangthai, Jehabdulloh Jehsorhoh, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy, Julia Oborne, Krit Chantaranet, Myrtille Tibayrenc, Naphat Sintrirat, Nino Sarabutra, Noppanan Thannaree, Oat Montien, Pachara Piyasongsoot, Paretas Hutanggura, Piyatida Graikitraj, Phiranan Chanthamat, Praiya Ketkool, Sahassawas Saenprach, Surapong sudasna na ayuthya, Suttikiet Pumpoung, Taweesak Ujugatanond, Trinnapat Chaisitthisak, Unchalee Anantawat, Wansavang Yensabaidee, Wittawat Tongkeaw. Painting X is open for visitors through a private preview, which can be reserved directly with the gallery via 066-073-2332 or email: contact@xspacegallery.com. The exhibition welcomes the visitors until November 5. 
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Have you heard of Siamese Fighing Fish? It's the graceful aquatic creature (aka betta) that looks very delicate and beautiful on the outside with the multicolored and wavering tails but, at the core, possesses such a mentality of a strong fighter, which has led to the "Fish-Fighting Game" among the Thai locals. Now the fish is more than just an object for a bloodsport, as you can witness its dimensional beauty of betta through this virtual exhibition, The Tail Stories. Artist and photographer Patchara Aunsangchan portrays his fascination for this gorgeous fish through his collection of photography that encapsulates the story and emotions of this creature. The Tail Stories is open for a virtual visit via this link until October 24. Find out more about the exhibition here.
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The You Me We Us exhibition is the latest virtual event that invites you to learn more about the unheard ethnic societies in Thailand through a series of art showcases and workshops organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the European Union (EU). You can check out the exhibition via this link.
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Wittawat Tongkeaw, one of the Thai famed artists whose work is known for its realistic sensibilities, has returned with a new collection under the title The L/Royal Monument that tackles heavy issues around the social change and democracy. Each of the artwork in the exhibition unveils Wittawat's perspectives on the suppression of freedom of thinking and expression regarding politics in the country. The artist has used his excellent skills to create realistic paintings that tell brilliant stories about the Thai society. The L/Royal Monument is open for visitors now until October 31 at SAC Gallery on Tuesday-Saturday (10:00-18:00).

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Black Widow
Film Frame©Marvel Studios 2020

Black Widow

Release date: October 1

It’s been a long time coming for this Marvel femme fatale to shine on her own. This month, we finally learn of the backstory of Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) as a Russian undercover agent before her glory days with the Avengers.

Malignant
Warner Bros

Malignant

Release date: October 1

From the mind of Hollywood’s main horror conjuror James Wan comes a new horrifying story about Madison, a mother-to-be who suddenly loses her baby and then starts to see visions of gory murders committed by her imaginary childhood friend Gabriel.

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A Quiet Place Part II
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A Quiet Place Part II

Release date: October 1

In this sequel to the nail-biting 2018 hit, we are taken on a flashback to when sound-sensitive aliens first landed on Earth, causing chaos and carnage. In present day, newly widowed mother Evelyn (still brilliantly played by Emily Blunt) now knows the weakness of their extraterrestrial nemeses. She and her children venture out to band with other survivors while dealing with their own traumas. 

 

Supernova
Studiocanal

Supernova

Release date: October 7

In this emotion-driven tear-jerker, a mature gay couple embarks on a road trip across England to cherish a few happy moments together before one of them is completely overtaken by dementia.

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No Time to Die
MGM

No Time to Die

Release date: October 7

Daniel Craig’s fifth and last outing as 007 sees the now-retired agent briefly going back into action to chase after yet another mysterious baddie who plans to cause chaos with destructive new technology.

The Suicide Squad
Warner Bros

The Suicide Squad

Release date: October 1

Don’t confuse this with the critically-panned 2016 attempt at giving life to a troop of crazy DC supervillains back in 2016. The Suicide Squad (as opposed to just “Suicide Squad”) is the sequel-slash-reboot, as well as an ambitious undertaking to overshadow the reputation of the original incarnation. It’s directed by James Gunn (you know, of Marvel’s Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy fame), so it would be interesting to see how the movie pans out.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Release date: October 13

This latest superhero release follows the story of Shang-Chi, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian champion, a former martial arts master who has to confront his buried past when the mysterious Ten Rings organization comes after him.

Fast & Furious 9
Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious 9

Release date: October 21

Just when you thought it was all over, it keeps coming back for more. In this ninth installment of the petrol-burning franchise, the spotlight is trained on Dom Toretto’s life in retirement and domestic bliss, which is disrupted by the appearance of his brother Jakob who has an axe to grind.

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Free Guy
20th Century Studios

Free Guy

Release date: October 7

Realizing that he is a character in a video game, Guy decides to take control of his own fate in the virtual world and make himself the hero of his own adventure—to precarious but comical results.

Suicide Forest Village
All Horror

Suicide Forest Village

Release date: October 13

The spine-chilling myth surrounding the Aokigahara forest or Japan’s Suicide Forest is revisited in this spooky film by horror maestro Takashi Shimizu—he who terrified the world with the Ju-On, popularly known as The Grudge, series.

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