Ongoing events in Bangkok
Get ready to sing your heart out with Ed Sheeran as the British artist heads back to Bangkok in April. Sheeran made his debut in 2011 with his first album + (plus), which included hit songs "The A Team," "You Need Me But I Don't Need You" and "Lego House," while his second album x (multiply) was released in 2014 with the hit single "Thinking Out Loud." ÷ (divide), the pop star’s third and latest album, includes the widely popular song "Shape of You," which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks.
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.
South African-born, Australian singer and songwriter, Troye Sivan announced on his official Facebook page that he will be touring Asia in 2019. Bloom Tour Asia is the first time the 25-year-old singer will be performing in Asia, including stops at Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. The concert will be held on May 8, 2019 at Impact Exhibition Hall 5, Muang Thong Thani. Tickets start from B2,000-3,500 and will go on sale on Feb 2 via Thaiticketmajor.com.
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
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.
Known for crossing Hip Hop, Electronica & RnB, Ryan Hemsworth, a Canadian DJ and producer is covering the deck of Thonglor’s hotspot— Beam on April 26, accompanied by Yeti Out starting from 9 pm till late.
Soi Dogs, a DJ duo comprised of V. Alarik and Spencer, is returning to Mustache this April 26. House and techno with a touch of acid, italo and disco are what you can expect.
Witness The Outsider (SE) and Wildealer (TH) blasting techno at Silom’s electronic hotspot — Safe Room this April 26.
This year, Thailand’s annual trap and dubstep music festival It’s A Trap brings in international spinners like Lit Lords, 12th Planet, and Herobust. 27 Apr at GMM Live House, CentralWorld. Tickets are at B1,100 and B1,300 via Ticketmelon
Following the success of their last gig in Thailand, Japanese pop/rock band Five New Old is coming back to Bangkok to perform live at De Commune.