Are you gasping like we’re gasping? It’s officially June, which means we’ve officially reached the mid-year mark, and we’ve already made it through the first half of 2019. It’s crazy to think how time flies, but it’s also crazy exciting to see that even six months into the year, Bangkok is still playing host to many a cool event for us to attend and enjoy. This month sees a lot of wholesome and holistic activities from World Environment Day to Wellness Day, over to (as always) a number of really great parties. From plate smashing to macaron making, here’s what to do in Bangkok this June 1-15.
Did you know that 5 June is World Environment Day? Inviting visitors to celebrate our world and the environment we live in, head to Central Embassy’s beautiful Open House space to explore a variety of organic and natural products from over 20 eco-vendors. There’ll also be Green Concept workshops and an Open Talk so you can learn how to honour, protect and care for the planet we call home.
Silom’s favourite Greek restaurant is turning one year old this month, and is celebrating in true form and style with an epic big fat Greek party. The neighbourhood’s most beloved Mediterranean joint will be serving free drinks from 5-7pm and discounted food and alcohol from after 7pm. There’s also going to be a DJ, a drag show, Greek dancing, and plate smashing too, so expect a wild night out. Classic Aesop’s.
Proving that Thai rap and hip hop artists are sure to slowly take over the region with their beats, Heavy Organizer and U Beer are hosting the 2019 edition of the Thailand Hip Hop festival this month, with an incredible lineup to suit. Hip hop fans will get to see performances by everyone from Twopee Southside, Fucking Hero, Rastafa and D Gerrard and more, from 2pm long into midnight at JJ Mall Hall.
Joining forces with the city's beloved Bangkok Screening Room, cool cat epicentre Siri House is debuting its monthly film screening event this month, with a grand number to start with. Showing 'The Gospel According to André' at The House Cinema, follow the soul-stirring life story of fashion journalist André Leon Talley, once editor-at-large at Vogue magazine. Between cocktails and post-screening discussions, come for an inspired evening, and stay for the snazzy vibes.
Taking networking events to new and exciting heights, BigX and Peroni are hosting a special kind of networking night, held at none other than the very trendy Flamenco Sky Bar and Lounge. Never one to disappoint, mingle with the cool crowds between swinging live music, free flow cocktails and beer, and sweeping views over the cityscape. With a hashtag that reads #NoNonsenseNetworking, you will have never been to a young professionals networking event like this one before.
Focused on recycling and promote a policy of zero waste, Thonglor’s innovative Model Market is back with another event this June, inviting visitors to buy and sell second hand or pre-loved goods. There will also be a series of local and organic food for purchase, as well as the usual Model Market street food, drinks, and live music set up. Consider it Thonglor’s friendly neighbourhood flea market sale, with a backyard barbecue feel.
Bangkokians are pretty big on wellness, there’s no doubt about that. Putting many favourites together in one space, those looking to get their energy levels going and their feel-good vibes flowing should head to theCOMMONS to celebrate Wellness Day this 15 June. With a host of wholesome activities to engage in, there’s going to be everything from yoga classes and self-love talks by Karmabreak, over to healthy cooking workshops by Bangkok's favourite foodies. You’ll also get to eat and purchase wholesome products, if you’re more of a munch-er than a workout-er.
Canada Day is fast approaching, and the best thing is you don’t even need to be Canadian to celebrate it. CanCham is hosting a colourful Summer Fest to honour Canada’s 152nd birthday this month, and is inviting all nationalities to enjoy cold Canadian craft beers, as well as Canadian burgers, hot dogs, poutine, and even campfire s’mores. Listen to live music by Canadian bands, try your hand at ball hockey, and test your luck with raffle prizes. A fun day out for the whole family.
It’s no secret that Le Cordon Bleu Dusit is one of the most renowned cooking schools in the region. This June, amateur cooks and foodies alike will receive a true backstage pass to the institute with an exclusive open house event. Between pastry demonstrations, degustation, and a school tour, definitely bring your sweet tooth, and certainly leave a whole cake, croissant, and macaron more inspired.