Top spots to see street art in Bangkok
Street art in Bangkok has evolved into a prominent feature of the cityscape, capturing the attention of locals and visitors alike. From carefully crafted murals to eye-catching graffiti tags, the urban art scene has flourished in recent years. With the rise of social media and initiatives like the recent Lud Pon Festival in odd areas, street art has gained immense popularity. We've explored the vibrant streets, from Ratchathewi to Charoenkrung, and compiled a list of the must-visit spots for street art enthusiasts. Prepare to be amazed by the artistic wonders that adorn the walls of Bangkok's urban landscape.
The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok
Calling veganism a trend is so last year. It’s now a legit lifestyle option, thanks to advocates who relentlessly point out that a meat-free, plant-based diet is beneficial, not just to one's health but to the environment as well. (Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions or that the leading cause of rainforest destruction are livestock and feed crops?*) So it’s a good sign that we’re seeing more plant-based establishments cropping up in the city. We’ve rounded up the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants as well as vegan delivery options in the city, from creative vegan eateries to a raw food cafe to a shop that sells plant-based cheese. Whether you’re a full-time vegan, a dabbler in the diet or somewhere in between, any of these places won’t have you asking for meat.
The best motivational podcasts to listen to right now
The whole city is on pause and residents are asked to stay in for a few weeks. Instead of absorbing fake news and listlessly scrolling through your social media feed, why not take this time to enrich your mind with a bit of much-needed inspiration. We’ve listed some of the best motivational podcasts to keep your mind entertained and productive while isolating at home. Alternatively, if you’re still looking for more, check out our definitive list of the best podcasts to listen to right now. Plus, we’ve got our very own podcast – ‘your city or mine?’ – in which Time Out Group CEO Julio Bruno talks to thought-leaders and pioneers about the innovations and ideas shaping our cities.
ถึงแม้ปัจจุบันกลุ่ม LGBTQ+ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-trangender-queer) จะเป็นที่ยอมรับกันโดยทั่วไปในทางปฏิบัติ แต่ต้องยอมรับว่าในทางกฏหมายและข้อบังคับยังมีความเหลื่มล้ำระหว่างกลุ่มคนทั่วไปและกลุ่ม LGBTQ อยู่หลายประการ เช่น พ.ร.บ. คู่ชีวิต ที่ยังขาดสิทธิ์พึงได้รับอีกหลายประการแตกต่างจากกฏหมายเกี่ยวกับการสมรสระหว่างชายและหญิง นี่ยังไม่รวมถึงการปิดกั้นและไม่ได้ยอมรับชาว LGBTQ+ อย่างแท้จริงในอีกหลากมิติ และในฐานะที่ประชากรชาว LGBTQ+ เป็นกลุ่มใหญ่ที่มีเสียงในสังคม จึงไม่แปลกใจที่บรรดาพรรคการเมืองต่างนำเสนอหลากนโยบายด้านนี้ ทั้งยังหยิบเอานโยบายที่เกี่ยวข้องกับกลุ่ม LGBTQ+ มาเป็นจุดขายในช่วงเลือกตั้งปี 2562 นี้ ไล่ดูเราก็จะเห็นตั้งแต่การผลักดันให้เกิดความตระหนักในความเท่าเทียมของคนทุกกลุ่ม ไปจนถึงกฎหมายรับรองสิทธิประชา่กรโดยไม่คำนึงถึงเพศวิถี ซึ่งเหล่านี้เองก็น่าจะเป็นหมุดหมายที่ดีว่าประเทศไทยกำลังจะเปิดกว้างสร้างความเท่าเทียมได้อย่างแท้จริงในอนาคต อย่ารอช้า ไปสำรวจนโยบายเรื่อง LGBTQ+ ของแต่ละพรรคกัรชน เป็นตัวช่วยในการตัดสินใจสำหรับคนที่มองหาพรรคการเมืองที่ให้ความสำคัญกับเรื่องนี้
Bangkok’s best non-mainstream music venues
Electronic music like techno, house and many other sub-genres have been enjoying a huge and devoted following in the international music circuit for decades, but in Bangkok, where EDM or pop-filled nightclubs prevail, it’s considered music for the subcultural set, although this has been changing as of late. Those who are familiar with the night scene in Bangkok may have noticed the change in the last few years. Due to the hard work and dedication of artists and promoters, and the rising number of new clubs, events, and festivals, electronica is no longer an underground in the city.
The best indoor plants and where to get them
Since you’re spending so much time indoors while the whole nation is on lockdown, why not take this as a good time to improve your home environment with some houseplants. Apart from adding pops of color to your living space, plants also help create a more eye-friendly and relaxing environment. They also help purify indoor air by clearing it off irritants, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Here’s a rundown of some of the best indoor plants as well as the plant shops that can deliver straight to your doorstep.
Healthy and hearty bowls and where to find them in Bangkok
It may be difficult to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while on lockdown. Self-isolation could result in inactiveness that gains you extra weight, and depression that calls out to endless junk food snacking. Perhaps it’s high time to turn to healthy bowls. Packed with much-needed nutrients, and a good balance of proteins, these all-in-one meals are an ideal choice for keeping healthy and hale during these difficult times. Here are a few restaurants that are offering these nutritious and healthy eats for delivery
What’s the deal with…Mean Phiravich
Who is Mean? Phiravich “Mean” Attachitsataporn is an actor who rose to fame when he starred in the Thai Boys Love drama Love by Chance in 2018. He’s now playing his biggest role to date as the lead in My Bubble Tea, a new rom-com series on One 31 and VIU. What you probably don’t know about him Mean likes to travel. He works a lot, so every two or three months, he takes a trip somewhere in Thailand, either alone or with friends or alone. If he has more than three days to spare, he travels abroad, usually to a country within Asia. He loves the beach and listening to the sound of the waves. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out Bangkok What’s the biggest misconception people have of him? “My age. People think I’m older than I actually am,” Mean says. He is, in fact, only 22 and a fresh college graduate to boot. Apart from guessing his age wrong, people tend to think that his English is excellent. “People like to think that I speak fluent English because I travel a lot, but I can actually only speak a little bit.” What he values in life Stability is important to Mean who says it helps to be stable, especially in times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the young actor, he has his life all planned out. Right now, he is determined to build a new house for himself and his family by the time he’s 25. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out Bangkok He’s really into fashion For Mean, fashion is what drives and connects the world. It’s also a way to explore the many f
Time Out meets Arch Apolar
The Thai edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the beloved Harry Potter series, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in July. For this momentous occasion, local publisher Nanmeebooks has released a special edition for all seven Harry Potter books featuring the work of rising Thai artist Arus “Arch” Angchuan aka Apolar. The confessed Potterhead designed all the covers and chapter headers, and provided the illustrations inside the books including stunning full-page images that are only available in this special edition. He also designed the box set as well as souvenir items like postcards and bookmarks. Time Out sits down with the passionate artist, who is currently working as a freelance conceptual and visual development artist, to talk about his love for the Harry Potter books and how having an architectural background has influenced his artwork. Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok How did you first get into drawing?I have always liked to draw since I was young. I was influenced by my dad who’s really into art. I tried sports and a lot of other stuff, but art is what I enjoyed the most. When traveling, I always carried a sketchbook with me. Then it kind of became a habit of mine to draw. When I studied architecture at Chula, I kind of stopped drawing ‘cause the study of architecture focuses more on practical techniques—I did a lot of model-cutting. In my fourth year of college, I met someone who graduated from a really famous university
Here are some home shops and brands that sell beautifully-designed plates
We’re all probably finding ourselves cooking at home a lot more lately—or at least trying to. Some of us are likely masters of the kitchen by now. (It looks like the lockdown has its upside after all.) Now that you’ve perfected your cooking game, it’s time to push things a bit further and make sure your meals are gorgeously presented. Here are some home shops and brands that sell beautifully-designed plates for enhancing your stay-at-home dining experience.
The ultimate list of Bangkok’s indoor actvities
It’s already August, which means the rain and stormy days are upon us. Most of us use this as an excuse to laze around in our PJs at home and stay inactive. But if even a tiny part of you wants to get out and do something, we’ve handpicked a few fun and adrenaline-pumping activities that you can do indoors.
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DTF: Family Hungry Place
Sino-Southeast Asian cuisine may not elicit long queues or rabid hankerings, but pair it with a pretty good drinks list, buzzy vibes and cool interiors (there’s a vintage car parked in the dining area) and this newly opened restaurant on Chakkraphatdi Phong Road in the old town may just actually pull in discerning foodies—even those who live in the inner part of the city. What used to be an old shophouse is now an eatery that showcases playful and creative tweaks on old family recipes. The food here has deep Chinese roots although you will also find a few classic dishes from all over Southeast Asia. The name of the restaurant stands for “down to food,” but it can also be derivative of the Chinese words dao, tu and fook which means “knife, to apply and blessing,” respectively. The decor alone makes this place a standout. An old Morris Ten automobile is parked just inside the door, a conspicuous complement to the wooden tables, vintage bric a brac, and Chinese-style chairs that came with the place. (We expected nothing less than retro cool anyway as the restaurant is co-owned by Vudi Somboonkulavudi, the brains behind famed flea market Made By Legacy.) Try the crispy-fried starters before easing into the sharing plates. We were especially impressed by the hand-cut eggplant fries (B120), which came with sriracha sauce, duck nuggets (B120) served with hoisin ketchup, and duck fried chicken (B220) served alongside purple coleslaw. Or opt for something lighter like the Salad Hoo Mo
You wouldn’t guess that a fine-dining restaurant lies behind a white door of a structure that seamlessly blends in with the rest of the houses on the small alley of Trok Saphan Yaun. Hybe Songwat serves dishes inspired by the owners’ travels, and in prices that won’t break the bank. Every dish also cleverly manifests Vietnamese influences, mainly for the fact that the historic area was once occupied by the Vietnamese, “I want people to know the story of the neighborhood,” Piyapa “Meow” Vichiansan, one of the co-owners, explains. She is quick to point out, however that they are not a Vietnamese restaurant. “We serve food based on our trips to different countries. After we get back from a trip, we talk to the chef about how we can interpret our experience into the food. Like when we visited Korea, we came up with Korean food—but with Vietnamese tweaks.” The food is not the only thing that takes you on a journey. Each sense is heightened through the ambient music, the heady smell of incense, and video recordings of the owners’ travels playing on vintage TVs. During our visit, the menu (B1,590) revolved around the theme Fraichement (“fresh” in English), and walked us through seven Vietnamese-inflected courses within three chapters: Street, River and Home. Each dish is named after a certain part of a journey. Along the River reveals baked razor clams topped with garlic crumbs and edible flowers, and comes with kumquat mayonnaise. It is followed by Go With the Flow, a bisque with
Urban Farm & Feast Market 2020
Shop for fresh local produce from tons of vendors such as France Gourmet Thailand, Family Farm Barn and Kombucha Bangkok, learn how to grow your own food at urban farming workshop and master how to make perfect sushi rolls at vegan sushi workshop at Urban Farm & Feast Market happening at The Hive Thonglor this Saturday.
The Sea Remembers Us
Thai artist Niam Mawornkanong, who’s known for his hypnotic art, is back at it with his seventh solo exhibition, where he uses the vast blue ocean as the focal point in his paintings. The gallery is now open by appointment only.
Vanishing Bangkok: The Changing Face of the City
See a side of Bangkok that you’ve probably never seen before at this exhibition by British photographer and writer Ben Davies. The series looks at the city’s rich heritage and fading charm through black and white images shot over the past five years with a large-format Linhof film camera.
Pimp My Salad
If it’s not the house and disco tunes pumping in the background that catches your attention, then it’s the enticing variety of food displayed at the counter. Singapore-born Pimp My Salad, run by the team behind Charoenkrung brunch spot Sarnies (another Singaporean brand), will make you rethink how a salad should look and taste—and it doesn’t involve just a bunch of mixed greens and sugary dressing. Here, you can put together your own healthy combination based on your dietary preferences. Each serving is prepared from scratch and comes in hefty portions. But what makes Pimp My Salad really stand out are their hot food options. Proteins, from cured and smoked salmon (B130) to sous vide rump steak (B120) to coconut and kaffir lime chicken (B80), are grilled on wood in an open-fire pit and can be mixed with sides of your choice, including cayenne grilled corn with paprika and lime (B35), baked falafels (B50/two pieces), miso-braised fennel (B30) or spiced, herbed quinoa (B60). But it won’t be a real salad place without cold offerings. At Pimp My Salad, cold options include chickpea larb salad (B50), beetroot and pumpkin seed hummus (B35), egg salad with dill pickles (B45), or buckwheat soba (B30). If too many choices are getting you in a tizzy, play it safe and order one of the many drool-worthy, pre-made bowls such as Cool Gai (B215), which mixes coconut chicken with kaffir lime, chickpea larb salad, sautéed mushrooms, brown rice and nam jim jaew (Thai chili sauce) mayonnaise;
D17/20—Design in South East Asia
Admire over eclectic pieces of craftwork created by 43 designers from France, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Barefood Bangkok has proven that being vegan doesn’t mean cutting out the salty, stretchy goodness cheese provides. Wanting to create food that is delicious, plant-based, non processed, and use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, Thai owner Taksina Nuangsri and Italian chef/co-owner Edoardo Bonavolta, started a nut cheese business about three and a half years ago. Their cheeses are made with cashew sourced from the south of Thailand, and are offered in six flavors: truffle, chili, classic, smoked oak wood, mixed herbs, and smoked jack. Aside from the cheese platter, don’t miss the Barefood Cheeseburger, which boasts a succulent patty made with tempeh, zucchini, beetroot, radish, mushroom, koji (a type of fungus), and flaxseed. If you like mushrooms, their house-made, whole-grain pasta with mushroom porcini sauce is a must.
Vistro has filled in a gap that seemed to be missing in the city’s herbivore scene, offering the most creative takes on typical vegan fare. The vegan dishes here are so flavorful that a carnivore may even consider going full vegan after a meal. The two-story establishment is airy, plant-filled and sizeable. The first floor is perfect for grabbing small healthy bites and drinks to go, while the second floor is where all the creative dishes are served. Don’t miss the Vistro Dumplings, a moreish snack served with Taiwanese-style chili oil and gyoza sauce, and the Habibi Wrap, which stuffs marinated “chicken,” iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and bell pepper in a soft wheat tortilla. End your meal with a gooey brownie topped with a scoop of vegan ice cream. Their house-made kombucha and wellness lattes are also a must.
Chooseless 5-Day Journey
My beer joins forces with WWA Cafe X Chooseless to host a 5-day event to celebrate art, music, fashion, and food. Come between 7 to 9 pm for awe-inspiring live projection mapping performance inspired by a music video by Kid Francescoli.
Reveries presents Ben Rau (Inkal/Meta, DE)
German house/techno DJ and producer Ben Rau is headlining the next edition of Reveries, a collaborative musical event between Late Night Bangkok and Iconic Studios.
JamCity by Jameson x HAVE YOU HEARD? (POSTPONED)
Organizer HAVE YOU HEARD? announced on their Facebook page they'll be postponing JamCity due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new event date will be revealed soon. Local concert organizer HAVE YOU HEARD? has teamed up with Jameson Irish Whiskey and event purveyor Made by Legacy to throw a one-day music festival by the Chao Phraya river. Jam City will feature over 10 musical acts playing across three stages, 20 pop-up stores, and 12 street food vendors. So far, musical acts that have confirmed include American indie pop/folk Whitney and Irish neo-soul rapper and record producer Alex Anyaegbunam, better known by his stage name Rejjie Snow. Local names include reggae band Srirajah Rockers, surf rock group Khana Bierbood and dream pop/hypnagogic pop band The Vuniyerse.
Bangkok Screening Room celebrates pride month with Pride Film Weekend
Even though Bangkok Screening Room’s annual LGBT+ Film Festival won’t be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the indie cinema has come up with Pride Film Weekend, a screening of LGBTQ-theme films including two Thai films. From 27 - 28 June, there will be screenings of Summertime (2015), Farewell My Concubine (1993), The Blue Hour (2015), and It Gets Better (2012). Aside from the film screening, there will be a Q&A session with It Gets Better’s director Tanwarin Sukkhapisit on Saturday 27 June. All programs come with English and Thai subtitles. There’re only limited seats available due to the social distancing measure. So we recommend you secure your tickets fast at bkksr.com Summertime (2015) directed by Catherine Corsini Farewell My Concubine (1993) directed by Kaige Chen It Gets Better (2012) directed by Tanwarin Sukkhapisit The Blue Hour (2015) directed by Anucha Boonyawatana
This jazz bar turns into a cafe to survive coronavirus lockdown
As COVID-19 continues to affect the bar and nightlife business, the jazz venue named after one of Chet Baker’s hit songs is trying to deal with the ill-fated situation by converting its bar into a café. Instead of serving alcohol-injected tipples, Alonetogether has opened up its doors during the day and is now serving well-executed mocktails, such as virgin Bloody Mary (B250), Blue Hawaii (B240), and White Russian (B220), and a few baked goods like chocolate cheesecake (B220) and strawberry shortcake (B220). You can have these cakes with their drip coffee every Saturday and Sunday. Famed coffee haven Roots will be offering quality brews from 19-21 June. Keeping to its reputation, jazz tunes still play in the background. If one of the songs catch your attention, check if they’re on one of the vinyls available for purchase at the bar. Patrons can choose to sit at the narrow bar or walk further in to the spacious living room-like area where a grand piano sit. Cigars are also available; each purchase comes with a free coffee or tea. 29 Soi Sukhumvit 31. Open Fri - Sun 12:00 - 20:00 Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok
Celebrate World Music Day with this live-streaming event
The Embassy of France in Thailand has teamed up with Alliance Française de Bangkok and SO/Bangkok to bring back La Fête de la Musique, an annual celebration of music, on 20 - 21 June. Premiered in France in 1982, The World Music Day (the English name for La Fête de la Musique) aims to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming and well-known artists. For this year's celebration, the music-focused event will feature DJ sets, performances by French, Thai and international musicians, film screening, and more. On 20 June, United We Stream Asia, a non-profit live-streaming initiative set up to help music venues survive Covid-19 lockdown, will collaborate for live-streaming DJ sets at Studio Lam. Not to miss for movie buffs is an offline screening of French Waves, a documentary about the history of French electronic music, at Alliance Française. On 21 June, Thai and French artists, such as Valentina Ploy, Macadam Crocodile, Calling Marian, will be performing live gig from SO/Bangkok. French Embassy in Thailand
Kolour In The Park goes online this Saturday
As the country’s ban on all mass gatherings continues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people behind an annual outdoor music festival Kolour In The Park have decided to take the festival online once again this June 13 with Kolour On The Net. The online festival will feature 9 hours of live DJ sets and lifestyle workshops starting at 1 pm—all for free. The program includes disco, house, and techno tunes delivered by many sought-after names such as Nakadia, Notep, Dan Buri and Brent Burns, cocktail mixology sessions hosted by Dewar’s top brand ambassadors, Ashtanga yoga sessions by Fay Lee Yoga, and a makeup workshop inspired by Kolour In The Park's vibes. The festival is free, but you can support the community by making a contribution here. 20% of the donation will go towards helping the DJs who are on the lineup. Those who contribute will get a chance to win giveaway prizes valued over B100,000.
Join this live-streaming party featuring noted Asian djs to save Asia's club culture
The music industry all over the world has been hit hard by the pandemic. For months, clubs, festivals, club nights, and parties have come to a halt as a result of coronavirus lockdown, which means thousands of artists and people in the industry have been left jobless. United We Stream, a non-profit streaming initiative started by Berlin clubs to raise funds to support music venues and individuals affected by Covid-19, is venturing outside of Europe with United We Stream Asia this weekend. The clubbing fundraiser has teamed up with Clubbing TV, ARTE Concert, Clubcomission Berlin, and Mixmag Asia to host a 3-day live streaming program of Asia’s clubs, including Ho Chi Minh city’s The Observatory, The Lighthouse, and Arcan, as well as Bangkok’s Safe Room and Glow, to give viewers insight into Asia's club culture. The program will kick off from today (May 29) at 7 pm. You can support by making a contribution via a crowdfunding platform here. Follow United We Stream Asia on Facebook to get notified when they go live.
Turn your own home into a movie theater with these items
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's gonna be a while before we can go to the movies again (sobbing). But to be honest, do you want to breathe the same air with other human beings in a closed, poorly-circulated environment for two or three hours? We have a suggestion for you. Why not build your own movie theater at home. Not only will you get to enjoy all the "facilities" to yourself—think comfy leather chair and the fact that you can stretch your legs as far as you want, but you also don't have to pay for the overpriced popcorn and drinks. We’ve listed everything you need to build the home cinema of your dreams. From a projector to stylish sofas to a popcorn machine, you may realize you don’t have to risk your life being in public to enjoy movies again. Epson EB-970 XGA 3LCD Projector, B34,900, from Epson Thailand This essential item will produce massive, high-quality image that can take up the whole wall. Epson BANG & OLUFSEN’s Beolit 17 Speaker, B21,900, from BANG & OLUFSEN Thailand Sounds from the speaker from a laptop is not gonna cut it. We need a quality sound system to feel like we’re really in the cinema. BANG & OLUFSEN Projector Screen 100 inch, B3,338, from JD Central If you don’t have a large, blank white wall, you’re going to need this. JD Central Innergie’s Magicable Usb-C To Hdmi, B990, from .life This item is the key to connect what's showing on your laptop to the projector screen. .life Popcorn Machine, B3,790, from JD Central
Grow your green thumb in style with cool plant accessories
Though the government has eased up on some restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, Bangkokians are still encouraged to stay in and work from home. Since you’re housebound, it’s the perfect time to upgrade your home environment. You probably took our advice when we listed the best indoor plants as well as the shops that can deliver straight to your doorstep and stocked up on some potted greenery. So why not jazz things up even more by investing in some plant accessories? Here are the coolest plant accessories that you can get online: Green watering can, B1,990, from Zara Home ZARA HOME Peleg Design’s “Care-it” self-watering device, B690, from ROOM Concept Store Peleg Design Plant hanger, B1,050 from ROOM Concept Store ROOM Concept Store Self-watering pot, B585, from ROOM Concept Store ROOM Concept Store Terracotta plant pot 23 x 21.5 x 23 cm, B1,990, from ZARA HOME ZARA HOME Decorative ombré flowerpot with tray, B2,990, from Zara Home ZARA HOME Plant Stand B590 from IKEA IKEA
Know the “new normal” safety measures for when Bangkok malls reopen
Shopping malls across the city are expected to reopen this Sunday (May 17), as the number of new COVID-19 cases remain slow. Many malls, including those operated by Siam Piwat—ICON SIAM, Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery—and those under the Central Group—CentralWorld, Central Chidlom and Central Embassy—are set to welcome back mallgoers with a few “new normal” regulations. These include: 1. Each mallgoer has to wear a mask. Malls by the Central Group will sell masks for patrons who don’t have one. 2. Each shopper will have their temperatures checked before entering the mall. Entrance will be denied to those with a temperature higher than 37.5. 3. Shoppers are encouraged to use mobile banking and e-payment systems instead of cash. What malls are doing 1. Regular (every 30 minutes) and daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces like handrails and elevator buttons, and of restrooms. 2. Clothes that have been touched or fit by shoppers will be sterilized at Central Department Stores. Fittings rooms will be sanitized after every use. 3. Window shields will be mounted on dining tables, and concierge and cashier counters. 4. A limited amount of shoppers will be allowed inside each mall at a given time (one person/five square meters). 5. All diners will be seated at least one meter apart. 6. At malls under the Central Group, parking cards and charge cards will be disinfected before and after every use, while malls under Siam Piwat will disinfect cards every 30 minut
You can now watch over 80 French films at home for free
In this trying time where everyone is encouraged to stay in, UniFrance, an organization with a mission to promoting French films outside its territory, has come up with "Stay Home" edition of My French Film Festival, an annual film festival aiming to shine a light on the new generation of French filmmakers and allowing people across the globe to share their enthusiasm for French cinema. The Stay Home edition offers more than 80 French short and feature-length films from the past 10 editions of MyFrenchFilmFestival. Grouped into 6 categories—Family affair, Kids corner, Love & feelings, Portraits of women, Teen spirit, and What’s going on?—these films are available worldwide for free with subtitles in many languages until May 25, 2020. See all the films here. Sujira
The guide to virtual events happening this week (7 - 9 May)
Thu 7 Belga Live Masterclass with Chef Sebastien; 7 pm; free Learn how to recreate Boulet Sauce Lapin, a Belgian specialty of meatballs made with a mix of beef & pork, with Belga’s Head Chef Sebastien Segurola of Belga restaurant at Sofitel Sukhumvit Bangkok. LYTE ROOM VOL.003 [NOON + UNFRND] BY BLAQ LYTE x SUBURB SOUND; 5 pm; free For the 3rd edition of LYTE ROOM, BLAQ LYTE and SUBURB SOUND invite NOON, a new DJ from Suburb Sound and UNFRND, a member of Bass Head Temple to helm the deck. Online: Finding Peace in The Midst of Chaos with Sabina; 6 pm; free Learn how to manage your emotions and be more at peace during this difficult time with a 60-minute online workshop led by Sabina, the owner of Bangkok’s leading self-development and holistic hub, Journey to love with Sabina. Fri 8 ZudrangLam Radio : No. 010 - 012; 6 pm; free As Zudrangma Records HQ Store and Studio Lam had to shut their doors due to the pandemic, they have launched ZudrangLam Radio, an online radio station. This Friday, Hiroo Oyama of Giant Swing and DJYP of Trasher will be taking over the deck. Sat 9 NYLON LIVE ส๊ดสด; 2 pm; free Catch live performances by local artists such as The Richman Toy, Better Weather, H 3 F, Mirrr, Tilly Birds, Loserpop, and THREE MAN DOWN at NYLON Live, an online concert by Nylon Magazine via their Facebook page and Youtube channel. The concert is available to watch for free, but you can pay as you like to support your favorite band.
The guide to virtual events happening this week (30 Apr - 2 May)
Thu 30 Celebrate International Jazz Day 2020 (Alone) Together!; 3 pm; free To celebrate International Jazz Day, The Commons and jazz bar Alonetogether will team up to host a live stream jazz session featuring talented local bands like 4Zient and POK Trio with support from Julian Carey, an award-winning vocalist and musician. LYTE ROOM Vol.002 [suphar] BY BLAQ LYTE x Suburb Sound; 5 pm; free Catch set by local DJ SUPHAR this Thursday as LYTE ROOM by BLAQ LYTE x Suburb Sound returns for the 2nd run. Known for his house, techno, minimal disco, and deep tech sets, SUPHAR has spun at some of the most respected techno venues in the city like T-Rex, Dark bar, and Safe Room. Sat 2 BEAM x Melon Live 4th Live Session; 8 pm; free For the 4th round of BEAM x Melon Live, expect to hear hip hop, funk, electronic and dream-pop tunes delivered by DJ. Underdog, DCNXTR, and DJ Pichy. Watch the live gig here. Online Adult Art & Wine Class - Picasso (pastels into paints); 4.30 pm; B1,600 Spend your evening sipping wine and making art once again this Saturday. This time, the class will focus on painting Pablo Picasso's portrait using pastel colors. For B1,600, you will get all the materials needed to create your masterpiece delivered to your doorstep. Craig Campbell Live-Stream; 8 pm; free Tolerate your endless quarantine days with some laughs from a live stand-up show from Canadian comedy legend Craig Campbell hosted by Stagetime Comedy Club. Read more details here.
The guide to virtual events happening this week (24 - 26 April)
Fri 24 Online Cocktail Workshop | The Hive X Belvedere Vodka; 8 pm; free Miss getting tipsy on a Friday night? We’ve got you covered. Cutting-edge co-working space The Hive Hong Kong and Belvedere Vodka have joined hands for 3 online cocktail classes. This Friday, learn how to make refreshing Belvedere Spritz. What you have to prepare are Belvedere vodka, dry Vermouth, grapefruit slices, a sprig of thyme, and soda & tonic water. Sat 25 BEAM x Melon Live 3rd Live Session; 8 pm; free DJ MUD, REALPLAYETT, and IYY will be covering the deck of Thonglor’s hotspot Beam this Saturday night, making home quarantine more tolerable with fun beats as BEAM x Melon Live returns for the 3rd edition. To see the live, click here. At Home Festival 2 by Fungjai; 1 pm; free Following the success of the first edition, At Home Festival by Fungjai returns for the second round this Saturday with live performances delivered by 8 local bands including temp., TELEx TELEXs, Whal & Dolph, Anatomy Rabbit, Yew, Mirrr, H 3 F, and Daynim. The shows will not be archived, so this is your only chance to see them perform. At Home With Six Senses: Grow Your Own Microgreens with Pimjai; 2 pm; free Learn the quickest and easiest way to grow your own microgreens at home via Facebook live with Pimjai Doungnate, a sustainability manager of Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand. Sun 26 Cooking Burgers with Taiki; 1 pm; B2,390 Learn how to make “crafted burgers” in the “Homeburg prototype #1” style with an online session