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5 cool things to do in Bangkok this September

Bangkok’s event scene is on point this month. For the next 30 days, the city is abuzz with all sorts of celebrations. And while the rain is pouring heavier than ever, Bangkok’s exciting happenings are still giving us more reasons than one to step out and brave the showers for a little diversion. From a mini Snakehips live concert and a sumptuous wine pairing dinner, to a fun-filled bento workshop, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone. Check out our picks below to celebrate the season and make the most of it this September.

Snakehips at BEAM

When: 15 September, 9pm-2am
Price: THB 400-600

Calling out all electro music fans: DJ duo Snakehips will be cranking out hits like “All My Friends” and “Don’t Leave” this month at BEAM over at 72 Courtyard for the sleek nightclub‘s comeback party after closing for renovation. Fuelled by the club’s house DJs like the notorious Noxro and Patty YourVillian, this night is sure to be smashing fun. Get the early bird tickets for only THB 400 or THB 600 at the door.

BEAM, 72 Courtyard, 1 Fl, 72 Sukhumvit 55 Thonglor, +662 392 7750

Man Fu Yuan September menu

When: Until 30 October

Situated on the 8th floor of Helix Quartier at The EmQuartier, Man Fu Yuan Kitchen is a beautifully furnished space in delicate purple and white hues with chandeliers and purple booths. Featuring a European vintage-style setting, it may come as a surprise to you that the venue actually serves Chinese food spanning dim sum and steamed buns, as well as Thai and western cuisines. This September only, the venue will be serving a new menu, ranging from lobster with Hong Kong-style stir-fried noodles, over to Chinese premium dim sums, such as shrimp wonton with black caviar and steamed pork dumpling topped with scallops and a secret XO sauce. If you’re planning on eating your weight in dim sum and lobster this October, it is worth doing it here.

Man Fu Yuan Kitchen, 8/F, Helix Quartier, EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok, +662 003 6240

Japanese Bento Workshop—Heartisan Weekend

When: 7, 9 September, 11.30 am-1.30 pm
Price: THB 1,500 per person

For those who are looking for a way to recreate back-to-school or back-to-work lunches for yourself or your kids, bento up and sign up for this workshop. Hosted by the COMMONS, the Japanese Bento atelier is part of Thonglor’s community mall Heartisan Weekend, where the venue is encouraging city dwellers to support local artisans. The workshop will feature Chiori Yamamoto, the Japanese bento specialist and the creator of Chioben, a bento catering company in Tokyo. Starting with a cooking demonstration, Chiori will showcase how you can incorporate six different types of food including starter, main, and dessert, all in one box. Interested? Reserve your spot on the event page.

The COMMONS, 335 Thonglor 17, Bangkok, +6689 152 2677

Bangkok Art Book Fair

When: 7-9 September, 1pm–9pm

For two days only, Bangkok Art Book Fair is inviting culture vultures to dig and discover your soon-to-be favourite art books, or at least, gather artistic inspirations. Bringing together artists, photographers, writers, graphic designers, and small press publications, the event is loaded with artist vendors and features a wide selection of art books, as well as bold and organic art pieces. Undoubtedly, the fair is a ground where visual art and literature meet.

BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY, 13/3 Sathorn Soi 1, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +6683 087 2725

Ministry of Clouds Meet the Winemakers

When: 10 September, 7pm-10pm
Price: THB 3,300

Co-hosted by award-winning restaurant Le Du and The Wine Merchant of Bangkok, this five-course wine pairing menu will let you meet and greet with Bernice Ong and Julian Forwood, the duo behind the Ministry of Clouds Wines from Australia. With a range of seasonal dishes prepared by chef Tonn from Le Du, diners will see how beautifully a meal can comes together, with the wine bringing a savoury depth to the food it is paired with.

Le Du, 399/3 Silom Soi 7 Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, +6692 919 9969

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.
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