There are a lot going on in Bangkok, from an art exhibition to edgy gigs and parties, and here are cool ideas to enjoy your weekend in the city to the fullest.
Creative collective Underxposure is celebrating its first anniversary at De Commune. Get down to house/techno sets by its founders themselves: DJ and sought-after fashion photographer Martian Child, aka Jeeraw, and model-turned-DJ Kassy Brain. Guests get to take home a Polaroid shot of themselves by famed film photographer Kasidit Prapawong.
In her latest photography exhibition, Bangkok-based, award-winning American photographer Amanda Mustard takes a closer look at the tiger tourism industry in Thailand and its implications on the conservation of these wild creatures.
Fem Film Festival celebrates International Women’s Day on its second year. The festival will showcase five films revolving around the struggles and achievements of women in the workforce, in politics, in love and in life.
Learn how to make authentic Italian pasta and sauce from scratch at pasta hotspot La Dotta every Saturday. There are two classes to choose from: Pasta 101, which teaches you how to make both fresh and dried pasta, and Say Cheese, a class that shows you how to make classic Roman-style carbonara and four-cheese tortelloni. Classes will be taught by Italian chef Francesco Deiana. At the end of the class, you'll get to take home your very own dough you made in class, along with La Dotta's homemade sauce, fresh pasta, recipe booklet and a B500 dining voucher.
Thai artist Jirawut Ueasungkomsate uses virtual reality and augmented reality technology to explore the situation of refugees living in Thailand’s urban areas, particularly Bangkok.
This group show examines the themes of youth and the ambiguity of the future as reflected in the images taken by 12 emerging photographers from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar. These photographers were all participants of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass by German photographers Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse.
The charity sports event returns for its second run this year. Competitors from around the globe will race against one another aboard elephant-themed vessels to try and claim the trophy from the previous year’s winner, the Royal Thai Navy Seals. Aside from boat racing, the event will also feature a wide range of on-ground entertainment and activities, including live music and art performances, a dry-rowing competition, fair rides, as well as creative workshops and interactive kid-friendly displays. Some of Bangkok’s top eateries and noted cocktail bars will sell tasty food and drinks. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which, in turn, will donate the funds to elephant-related projects throughout the country.
This interactive exhibition allows you to go back in time before Siam entered a Westernized phase. Explore of zones that depict Sam Yot, Burapha Palace and Phahurat, all of which were central areas in old Siam.
This new exhibition at MOCA displays a series of photographs taken by Austrian model-turned-photographer Sylvie Blum, who is noted for beautifully conveying women in a distinctive way, regardless of their shape or form. The exhibition features over 300 images, including 100 original prints from her Naked Beauty series, her iconic Big Cat series, and 200 intimate Polaroid images accumulated over 20 years from 1999 to 2019.
Photographer Carolina Sandretto explores the idea of time and its passing through photography series that depicts images taken in three locations: Cuba, Svalbard in Norway, and Antarctica.
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It’s pretty weird to think that Disney used to recycle its own animations to save a few bucks. So, Baloo from ‘The Jungle Book’ magically became Little John in ‘Robin Hood’ with a little sleight of hand by its toiling animators. Of course, that was long before the Mouse House became a world-conquering animation behemoth on the back of Pixar’s success and smash hits like 2013’s ‘Frozen’. That made $1.3 billion, so around one dollar for every time your kids have made you watch it. Happily, this long-anticipated sequel feels entirely fresh. The world it creates is charming, the wit sparkles and – one brief burst of ‘Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People’ aside – the songs are all new. So let go of ‘Let It Go’ and clear some room for a new batch of earworms. As you’d expect, the self-contained Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) remains at the heart of the story, but ‘Frozen 2’ also belongs to her exuberant sister Anna (Kristen Bell). She’s very much a co-conspirator here, sharing ‘When-Harry-Met-Sally’-ish tiffs with lovestruck Kristoff (Jonathan Groff, blessed with a genius ’80s-style power ballad from songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and helping to guide the scene-stealing Olaf (Josh Gad) through a very funny coming-of-neige plotline. The hilarious ‘When I Am Older’ and some philosophical musings on the nature of existence are an absolute delight. If there’s a flaw, it’s the slightly fiddly plot that has more folky symbols and elemental runes than a Hoxton tattoo