Ongoing events in Bangkok
OUT BKK, UNGlobe, GLIFAA, and Equal AF are joining hands in co-hosting this pride month celebration at So Sofitel Hotel. Let your pride shine and enjoy fun activities, performances, and giveaways.
To celebrate Bangkok’s flourishing drinking scene, Bangkok Bar Show is making its debut at the riverside Lhong 1919. The two-day event (29 - 30 June) will consist of tasting booths from more than 100 alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) brands who will be showcasing their signature and most exclusive drinks. Showcased at the event will be international spirit brands such as Absolut, Duvel, and Hendrick’s, as well as Thailand’s own Issan Rum, Chalong Bay, and Phraya. Event-goers can also join the discussions surrounding drinking cultures and attend booze-related seminars such as “ATLAS: The Art of Martini” by Jesse Vida from Atlas in Singapore which ranked no.5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars and no.8 on The World’s 50 Best Bars list this year. Another session that shouldn’t be missed is “The World of Foraging” led by Matt Whiley from Scout, London’s beloved minimalist bar, which is placed at no.28 on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019. Throughout the weekend, special guest shifts will take place at some of Bangkok’s hottest bars such as Vesper, #FindTheLockerRoom, Q&A, Teens of Thailand, Asia Today and Rabbit Hole, with a closing party at Tropic City. Tickets are available now at this website for B200 per day or B300 at the door. Tickets include one complimentary drink from selected brands.
Maggie Choo’s is hosting their special themed gay night party with Drag-a-licious 2. Enjoy 10 Drag shows and free shots all night long. DJ Yui Truluv and Dj Tackthai will be spinning tunes from the 90’s mixed with today’s hottest pops.
Join the Black Cabin’s crew for their weekly BBQ sessions this sunday for quality flame-grilled steaks, hand made sausages, and juicy burgers. There will also be beer pong, football on the big screen, draft beer, and live music by Motherfunky.
Corruption alludes to corruption of data, something that we’ve all experienced through the mandatory interaction with the internet today. Although this of abundance information is supposed to enlighten us and is hundreds of thousands of times as effective as passing on information to later generations than our DNA, there is a part of us that is missing. Perhaps the human touch, or our emotional sentiments. The ambiguity of this transitional phase leaves us with unlimited possibilities, both inspiring yet frightening and disturbing at the same time. Hence the corruption of data and intention. These works represent our digital sensibilities. All the images are illustrations of various anecdotes that represent issues that widely circulate our immediate space of the internet and social media. From A.I. to pollution, the images contain symbolic objects that have transcended time and also ones that are yet to be imbued with cultural significance. The narratives although clear produce images that are also ambiguous. This ambiguity alludes to the uncertain future of humans and our next step of evolution. Unlike most previous works, where the emphasis was on the shallow veneer and aesthetic value of images that have seemingly been digitally mediated, the works in ‘CORRUPTION’ tries to put the narrative into deeper consideration. DHANUT TUNGSUWAN (b. 1994)From London to Bangkok, a youngblood artist who has had a number of exhibitions during his studies in Britain. A Harrow alum, he g
English indie-rock band The 1975 is finally making a return to Bangkok on Sep 13, 2019 for their Asia tour which include stops at cities like Seoul, Hong Kong, Manila, and Singapore. Held by concert organizer Viji Corp who previously brought The Killers, The xx and soon Lauv, the gig, considered one of the most anticipated music acts, will be the second time for the talented four-piece to perform in the city after their Bangkok debut in 2015. There are three ticket types you can choose from. Prices range from B2,800-5,000 and will go on sale on Dec 13 for VIJI Fan Pre-Sale and Dec 14 for public via this link. Additional show is added on Sep 14.
After dropping several massive hit tracks like "Drink I'm Sippin On" and "Raingurl," and appearing in several top-level stages like Coachella and Boiler Room, Yaeji or Kathy Lee an American-born Korean-descent DJ and producer is, undoubtedly, one rising star to watch. Lee is known for her unique music and production style, crafting hip hop with house production. The rising star is making a debut in Bangkok this July 18 at Glowfish Offices. Tickets are still available for grabs starting from B1,100 - B1,200 via ticketmelon.com
Contemporary artist Tawan Wattuya showcases a series of watercolor paintings in his lastest solo exhibition titled Amnesia. Tawan's artwork revolves around controversial socio-political issues, and features portraits of victims who were affected by the suppression of political protests in April and May 2010, in which over a hundred people died.
Concert promoter Have You Heard? joins forces with Scene Seen Space and Fungjai for the second run of this alternative international music festival. Expect something exciting—last year they brought in The Vaccines, DEAN, Miami Horror, PREP, and Sunflower Bean. For its second edition, the festival will be held for 2 days. The first phrase line-up has just annouced with Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, The Drums, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Badbandnotgood, Swim Deep, Cuco, Benny Sings, Cosmo’s Midnight, abd Pomrad. Stay tuned for more updates on the headliners.
BEC-Tero has confirmed that it’s bringing The Lion King, one of the world’s most famous musicals, to Bangkok this September. Debuted in Minneapolis in 1997 and inspired by the beloved Disney animation, The Lion Kinghas been successfully staged all over the world, becoming one of the best-earning musical productions of all time. Tickets are from B1,500-5,500/weekdays, and B1,700-5,700/weekends.