Ongoing events in Bangkok
Set in Charoenkrong-Talad Noi neighborhood, the TCDC-backed festival of all things design and creative is set to return for the second edition. Expect to ignite your creativity through design showcases and exhibitions from more than 1,000 designers and entrepreneurs, not to mention a wide selection of creative activities and markets. The festival will take place at multiple venues in different neighborhoods across the city. Most events are located within walking distance from BTS and MRT stations. So, feel free to leave your car at home. You can find out more about the festival highlights and programs here.
Duty-free mecca King Power has joined up with Disney to transform its downtown complex on Rangnam Road into a magical land for Mickey Mouse and his friends. Make your way around the Mickey Mouse-themed fun park and shop for specially created Mickey Mouse merchandise. On 18 Nov, join thousands of other Mickey fans to celebrate the 90th birthday of the world’s most beloved mouse and help the city achieve a new record for the Guinness World Records. There will also be meet-and-greet sessions with your favorite Disney characters between 23 and 25 Nov, plus more activities throughout Christmas and New Year.
The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra is making a return to a new venue at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park to serenade the city’s park-goers with a free concert series, featuring legendary melodies, classic Disney songs, and music reminiscent of and composed by the late king. Ideal for Sunday picnics in the park.
Galleries' Night Bangkok makes a comeback on the 1st (Silom, Sathorn and Riverside) and 2nd (Sukhumvit) of February. This sixth edition sees more than 50 participating galleries keeping their doors open even after shop hours to welcome art buffs. Art in various forms by local and international artists are on display until late into the night. Keep your eyes peeled for some highlights we think you wouldn’t want to miss. Free admission and tuktuk rides between the venues.
Icon Siam throws a New Year celebration by creating Bangkok Illumination, featuring an exclusive floor mapping projects created by world renowned French artist Miguel Chevalier in Magic Carpet Bangkok. You can also enjoy Christmas light decoration and trees.
This month will be the first time ever that Kawita Vatanayangkur will host exclusive site-specific live performances created for Bangkok Art Biennale at the Peninsula Bangkok Hotel, and you are all invited to observe as an audience. The artist is going to portray what happens when incompatible forces participate in the performance space which will bring together the producer (the artist) and the consumers (the audience) to present a microcosmic representation of society at large. Be prepared to be wowed. The entry is free, but you can also be a part of the show with an afternoon tea set (B1,400/pair) exclusively created for the performance.
The OG idol group in Asia, this Tokyo-born AKB48 comprises more than 130 female members.AKB48 was recognized as the largest pop group by Guinness World Records in 2010.
Apart from exhibiting a gigantic “Lost Dog” sculpture at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, French artist Aurèle Ricard will also exhibit a series of paintings, drawings and seven more Lost Dog sculptures at PT-Gallery.
Honne is making a comeback to Bangkok performing their third gig in the city with friends who will be joining on the stage. Their first two shows here were all sold out, and that might be the same as this one. Be fast to get your ticket for the concert via this link. If you already missed their gigs, you will not want to miss this one. British electro-soul duo Honne, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, released their debut EP Warm on a Cold Night in 2014 which was a huge success for the pair. In 2015, they started their own record label, Tatemae Recordings, and released two more EPs Coastal Love and Over Lover that gained attention from fans around the world, resulting in sold out shows almost everywhere they toured. The pair released a single "Someone That Loves You" with singer Izzy Bizu in 2016 and started an international concert tour with their first full album sharing the same name as one of the EPs Warm on a Cold Night. Honne's songs are sweet, mellow and melodic, and with Andy's sexy voice and James' charm, you will definitely be melted to the ground. Expect to hear to their hit songs, including "Warm on a Cold Night," "Someone That Loves You," "Good Together," “Day 1,” and more.
The iconic synth-pop duo, composed of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, is known for its dance club-perfect hits. Pet Shop Boys was given an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music at the BRIT Awards in . In , they were named one of five artists in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists alongside Madonna and Janet Jackson. Keep your ears open for: “New York City Boy” The duo legend will be bringing the #SUPERtour to Asia in 2019 with stops at cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bangkok as the last stop of the tour. The concert will be held on Apr 4, 2019 at Impact Exhibition Hall 5. Pre-sale starts Jan 11, and public on-sale starts Jan 12. Stay tuned for more updates.