It’s officially the hottest month of the year. And as the temperatures soar to high steamy peaks, luckily our event calendars for the first half of the month are proving to be just as fully fiery. With Songkran coming up and the Thai summer season arriving in full swing, we’ve found the perfect set of events to get wet (or stay dry) in serious style. Whether you love a good electronic music festival or prefer to learn the art of sushi roll making, we’ve got a little bit of everything for anyone and everyone. It’s very, very clear: the ultimate month for celebration is officially here.
Dreamy heartthrob and all-round romantic wonder, singer-songwriter and guitarist John mayer is coming to Southeast Asia this April, gracing the Thai capital at the very beginning of the month. The American star has promised to play two sets of music ‘with more songs in rotation than ever before’, so prepare for some seriously heartfelt sing-alongs (from the audience, too).
There are many reasons to love The COMMONS, and their constant (and constantly cool) workshops are definitely a big part of it. Bringing it in for all of us Japanese food lovers, join Japanese chef Kyoko this month to learn the art of making sushi rolls. You’ll be trying your hand at Uramaki inside-out rolls, Hosomaki sushi maki rolls, and Gari Japanese picked ginger. Sad desk lunch? Never again.
Plants are cute for your home, but do you know what’s even cuter? Mini plants. ‘Growing the love, and growing plants with us’, Craftmelt is hosting a mini planting workshop, wherein you’ll learn everything about how to properly grow mini plants, choose and use proper gardening tools, and pick the right kind of plants to suit your personality. There’ll be over 20 different flowerpots to choose from, sure to bring your home garden decorating skills to new heights after the workshop.
Can you believe it’s been five years? Bangkok icon bar Smalls celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, looking back on its humble beginnings on what was then a quiet Soi Suan Phlu, over to its blossoming into one of the city’s absolute favourite late night staples. Certain drink specials will be available on the night between 7pm and 9pm, with a limited edition anniversary tote giveaway for the first 100 guests.
Celebrating its first anniversary, the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is hosting a two-day festival featuring food, art & crafts, music, workshops, and family activities. Set on the hotel’s elegant rooftop, the backyard party-style event will allow guests to explore artisan and handicraft stalls and sample barbecue food and sweet treats in a secret summer garden kind of setting.
Bangkok nightclub DND is presenting a really good time to not be disturbed with their exclusive DND x Chivas Water Circus for Songkran. Beginning on 12 April, the incredible lineup includes The Toys x The Mousses (12 April), Mild x J Jetrin (13 April), The Parkinson x Atom x Burin Boonvisut (14 April), UrboyTJ x Thaitanium (15 April), and Getsunova x Klear (16 April), providing all the right reasons to dance and splash the holiday away.
This one is quite possibly the hottest ticket of the season. S20 has been knocking it out of the park for Songkran for many years now, and their electronic dance music lineup for 2019 surely does not disappoint. Confirmed headliners are Fatboy Slim (13 April), Tiesto (14 April), Steve Aoki (15 April), joined by the likes of 1788-L, David Gravell, EDX, Robin Schulz, Netsky, and more.
Back for its seventh instalment, the W Bangkok is hosting 2 days of non-stop partying at their outdoor swimming pool WET Deck. Acknowledging that ‘Songkran is not about chilling’, the event promises to keep attendants moving from day to night. The DJ lineup includes DJ Dave Soul and DJ Orawan on 13 April and a special collab with BLAQ LYTE, DJ Vnazz, and DJ Keigo, as well as Wanton Witch on 14 April.
You can’t spell ‘pool party’ without SO Sofitel, and this year’s Songkran party ensemble at the city centre hotel is sure to live up to its name. Collaborating with Ciroc and Diageo Reserve this year, the two-day party will take place at The Water Club on the tenth floor of the hotel, with both a dedicated hip hop music and electronic music zone. There’ll also be burgers and light bites to snack on, as well as plenty of drinks. Celebrating Songkran the wet and wild way.