Can you believe it’s already July? As the rain begins to trickle and drizzle over the city, we’re slipping into the sweet summer month with a wide range of events and happenings across town to choose from. We’re seeking the comfort of the indoors for July, with a wide range of film events (is there anything better on a rainy day?), hot cacao drinking, and artisan bread shopping. But that need not mean July doesn’t know how to party. The 4th of July is coming up and the city continues to prove that it knows how to throw a fun night of drink and dance. From wine yoga to backyard barbecues, here’s what to do in Bangkok this 1-15 July 2019.
Siri House is back with another movie night at The House Cinema, housed within the very trendy Jacqueline bar. This time the monthly film screening returns with ‘Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco’, one of the most famous fashion illustrators of the 20th century. Inspiring, brash, and outrageous, it’s going to be a very stylish evening in great company and with food and drink available.
The Bangkok Screening Room is proud to present the second ever LGBT+ Film Festival in Bangkok, taking place from 2-7 July. Exploring the diverse facets of the community through screenings, talks, performances, and exhibitions, the festival aims to provide a safe space to discuss a range of important issues, from marriage equality to equal opportunity.
Continuing on with the theme of films and filmmaking, Purin Pictures and the Alliance Francaise Bangkok are hosting a series of events this month, centred around Southeast Asian filmmakers and filmmaking. On July 6th, join a panel discussion entitled ‘The Female Cinematographer’s Eye’ and gain insight from various women in the industry, from narrative and documentary to more commercial genres.
If you didn’t make it to the annual Kolour in the Park festival earlier this year, fret not. Kolour in the Park: Reunion 2019 is coming to Bangkok and inviting party and music lovers alike to relive the vibrant festival vibes in the heart of town. Running from day to night with plenty of food and drinks to go around, expect a colourful extravaganza in the company of disco, funk, house, and techno music.
We may be a far way away from the States, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the 4th of July in Bangkok. Ekkamai favourite Mikkeller is hosting a party in the USA in BKK this month, turning their garden into the perfect set-up for a good old backyard barbecue. The beer bar is flying in plenty of fresh beers from abroad, and will also kick off its annual Corn Hole tournament at the event.
There’s nothing like a farmer’s market. This July, the Bangkok Farmer’s Market takes to Habito Mall and invites guests to buy and explore a range of organic produce, artisan breads, and natural body care, as well as handmade clothing and jewellery. A great way to shop and support local artisans, there’ll also be activities for kids, as well as art and craft workshops.
You may have never thought being Basic Gong Certified was something you needed to be, but now you do. In association with the Hong Kong Red Doors Studio, Melanie Giles-Clapp will be holding an exclusive four-hour class to teach participants about the history of the gong and its basic strokes and playing patterns. The session ends with a certificate for each participant, and plenty of appreciation for the universal sound current.
For those who love yoga and for those who love wine, why not put two and two together this month and go for Sunrise Wine Yoga? Taking place on just about the highest rooftop in all of Bangkok, the wine yoga experience at King Power Mahanakhon is sure to be a highly ‘grammable morning. Registration starts at 6am, and the yoga class begins at 7am. There’s also going to be a ‘morning rave’ dance session at 8am, with low-calorie white wine provided throughout. One way to spend a Sunday.
You may know her from Instagram or from boutique stores around Siam. Known as ‘PearadaStyle’, the artist with international acclaim will be showing participants the tricks of her trade this July, with a watercolour workshop class. Recognised for her beautiful watercolour paintings of Bangkok city and beyond, you’ll learn all about directions of light and shadow, uses of watercolour, and composition technique. A fresh perspective on how to view the city, and a creative outlet to suit. Snacks and lunch are included, too.
Bangkok’s beloved Lyrical Lunacy is back at it this month with another meditative Cacao Ceremony. This time presented by longtime lyrical lunatic Gabriela Moriarty, the ceremony is part of a healing ritual that is aimed to facilitate interpersonal communication and connection. Visitors can expect movement, balance, and creative energy, as Gabriela shares her practice of meditative dancing – all with a side of cacao to sip.