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Leading food magazine Gourmet & Cuisine hosts a two-day food festival featuring 60 pop-up stalls offering Thai and international bites as well as kitchen accessories. There are also free workshops including food styling (led by the founder of I Do Catering party planner Chatchai Panpoklang), food photography workshop, and ceramic painting led by young-blood ceramics artist Kav. Free tasting menu will be available at the beginning of every hour between 13:00 and 17:00. The menu includes Pad Thai Taco, sausage soup, and Madagascar vanilla frappuccino.
Bangkok CityCity Gallery invites local designers, artists, curators, writers, publishers and bookbinders of art books to take part in a two-day talk and discussion session examining the landscapes of contemporary art books. Guest speakers include Piyakorn Chaiverapundech, Pat Laddaphan, Kittima Chareeprasit, Oat Montien, Kornkrit Jianpinidnan, Unchalee Anantawat and several more. See full schedule here: goo.gl/jYRxyM
With the aim to promote Italian Festival in Thailand, Sathorn 11 Art Space teams up with Italian Embassy Bangkok to host a solo exhibition of the famous Italian painter Franco Aguggiaro featuring a large series of paintings under the theme Carnival. Gaze upon 30 oil paintings depicting Carnival fairs and 10 landscape paintings of the beautiful Venetian town.
In collaboration with Have You Heard? and Factotum Productions, controversial Spanish cartoonist Joan Cornellà stages his solo exhibition in Bangkok for the first time. Cornellà is displaying some of his limited-edition drawings on canvas, some of which have never been shown elsewhere, along with his new book, SOT, and screen-printed T-shirts. Exhibition runs until 26 Mar
Organized by Thai Film Archive, the World Class Cinema 2017 features one classic movie each month until the end of the year. · 12 Mar Gone with the Wind (1939) - Tickets are available from 3 Mar · 9 Apr Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (1953) – Tickets are available from 31 Mar · 14 May The Big Boss (1971) - Tickets are available from 5 May · 2 Jul Rebel without a cause (1955) - Tickets are available from 23 Jun · 13 Aug The Bridge on river Kwai (1957) – Tickets are available from 4 Aug · 17 Sep 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 / 149 นาที) - Tickets are available from 8 Sep · 15 Oct The Good the bad and the ugly (1966) – Tickets are available from 6 Oct · 12 Nov Fiddler on the Roof (2514) - Tickets are available from 3 Nov · 3 Dec The Ten Commandments (2499) - Tickets are available from 24 Nov
Four artists from three countries — Khvay Samnang from Cambodia, Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai from Vietnam, and duo artists Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho from the Philippines, all of them left their hometown for works and studies — examine the movement of people, industry and inner beings in this multimedia exhibition.
Inspired by her family dining tradition, Conceptual illustrator/animator Kanith portrays a collection of digital paintings on the contradiction of Chinese-style round-table dining and microwaved meals. Come to meet the artist at the opening reception on 4th Mar between 17:00 and 20:00.
Thai artists Kritsada Duchsadeevanich and Tawan Wattuya examinem the limitation of freedom based on Jean-Paul Sartre's famous quote: "Man is condemned to be free." Kritsada shows his vision through a mixed-media installation while Tawan uses watercolors to narrate his ideas.
Shop through the big fat weekend market featuring 100 local fashion brand stalls and 150 food vendors and food trucks. Grab your food and join others at the buzzing communal area. There are also an arty space for face and body painting, live portrait drawing by talented artists, and live music from the local bands.
The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles celebrates Her Majesty’s seventh cycle birthday by showcasing her exquisite taste in fashion. The exhibition Fit for a Queen: HM Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain focuses on her relationships with Pierre Balmain and François Lesage, two legendary French couturiers who created dresses for the monarch during her trips to Europe and America. Lovers of fashion history will be privy to how Her Majesty’s impeccable style evolved and developed over the years through a series of luxurious gowns, suits, cocktail dresses, and traditional and modern Thai costumes. These pieces are displayed alongside pictures of the Queen wearing them at different occasions during her trips to Europe and America in the 1960s, as well as the rarely-seen Louis Vuitton trunks that were used to transport the dresses. Balmain’s original sketchbook and a video interview with François Lesage, shot only a few months before he passed, are also on exhibit. See how Balmain cast his legendary magic on Thai silk, and take a closer look on Lesage’s delicate embroidery. Some nationalists may question why the Queen chose a foreign designer? According to museum consultant, Melissa Leventon, who co-curated the exhibition, no Thai fashion designer at that time was familiar with the complicated etiquette associated with royal dressing in the Western hemisphere. Her Majesty needed to attend several state events with the King, and no risk could be taken with her wardrob
Dressing Gods and Demons spotlights Her Majesty’s long-standing patronage of the art of khon, the traditional Thai masked dance associated with extravagant costumes and high-level performances. Prepare to be awed by the sumptuous headpieces, traditional finery and intricate golden accessories on display.
Movies now showing
The virtue of courage is high up on the list of Disney princess must-haves. So three cheers for Dreamgirls director Bill Condon and star Emma Watson for having the courage to make a live-action musical adaptation of Disney's adored Beauty and the Beast with 2017 gender politics and a diverse cast.
At what point do we stop referring to prolific Quebecois director-writer-actor Xavier Dolan as a wunderkind? He's still only 27, but with six feature films under his belt, he already feels like a veteran. His latest, It's Only the End of the World, is unfortunately his worst by a wide margin, talky and unsatisfying.
It’s 2029 and mutants have been all but wiped out thanks to a combination of shady government interference and Charles's own inability to control his powers. But when Logan is tasked with looking after young Laura (Dafne Keen), the first mutant child born in decades, he's forced to make a decision: Stay in relative hiding, or gear up for one final stand?
Adapted by David Birke from the novel by Philippe Djian, Elle has an ace up its sleeve in the form of Isabelle Huppert, who gives a fierce performance as Michele, a video-game–company founder living in Paris. Those midcoital moans we heard? Michele is being raped in her living room by a ski-masked assailant.
The Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for 2011's A Separation. After making 2013's The Past in Paris, he returns to Tehran for this charged, intelligent but not entirely satisfying drama about a youngish couple, Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) and Emad (Shahab Hosseini).