How is it already almost August? As time continues to fly, and Bangkok continues to tip toe between rainy wet days and sunshine, our event calendars for the second half of July are filled to the brim with just as much variation. We’re all about food and music this month. Bastille Day is hot off the tracks, a number of international stars are coming to the city, and yet we’re still also celebrating our local favourites, up-and-coming talent, and plenty of Bangkok business success stories. From Taco Night to a hip hop tent party, an entrepreneur talk, and more, here’s what to do in Bangkok this 15-31 July 2019.
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With Bastille Day on 14 July, there’s not time like the present to celebrate all that is French and fabulous. Bringing all kinds of European flair to suit, Cocotte is hosting a French Week this July, combining traditional and delicious regional French dishes with Cocotte character. Expect anything from truffle chicken liver to cheesy gratin and crepe suzette, as well as a few special themed cocktails (and French wine, plenty of French wine).
With a tagline that reads ‘in tacos we trust’, there’s hardly any reason to miss out on one of Sathorn’s favourite Mexican food haunts. This time offering Al Pastor, crispy pork, shrimp, or beef and chorizo tacos, guests are invited to indulge in the beloved South American treats to inevitably spice up any mid-week blues (or munchies) you may be feeling.
Those looking to kick back with a movie in a scenic rooftop surrounding, look no further: the Open Air Cinema Club is back. This time screening yet another classic with ‘American Psycho’, head to the top of Thonglor’s The Hive hangout and enjoy a relaxing movie night with a complimentary welcome beer and plenty of popcorn.
Have you ever noticed the crazy influence of scent? Taking a loop to the phenomena that surrounds the significant role of odours and aromas in our daily lives, Siri House is hosting a special workshop on aromatherapy and the use of essential oils. Part of the second edition of the #SiriMind series, the event will see aromatherapist Katherine Leili Dreith introducing participants to a vast array of powerful scents, each known to enhance both physical and emotional health. You’ll get to make your own to take home, too.
In the mood to party? This July, Escape is inviting all party-goers to bring their tribes, whilst they provide the vibes. Featuring a blend of DJs (NPKRN/YY and Arm on Bass) alongside live musicians, the rooftop bar atop Emquartier is hosting a colourful party in the heart of the city. Certainly one for the ‘gram, there’s going to be free face painting, too.
When life gives you lemons…make blueberry lemon cake. Such is the motto at The COMMONS this July, host to a special baking workshop led by Meghan Davis, founder of Heather’s Baked Goods. Learn how to bake a blueberry lemon cake from scratch, and treat your taste buds this July.
Aiming to showcase some of Bangkok’s finest future hip hop talent, head to the tent at Emquartier’s Escape this month to take in a beat and rap or two. Hosted by Bangkok hip hop legend Twopee and TOB, it’s going to be a night of great drinks and even greater views, in the company of some of the city’s hottest up & coming artists.
If you’ve danced at Havana, jammed at Above Eleven, or enjoyed a slice or seven at Cantina, you’ll be interested in this story. The founder and CEO of the group that houses all of these haunts and more, Rohit Sachdev of Soho Hospitality will be conducting a fireside chat at the Hive, to share the mindset that really got him to the top. An inspiring and motivating talk for all entrepreneurs.
Here’s one that is sure to up the romance this July. The Canadian star behind ‘Best Part’, ‘Get You’ and ‘We Find Love’ is coming to Bangkok for one night only this month, sure to sway us away with his smooth R&B tunes. Awarded with the Grammy for the Best R&B Performance in 2019, grab your feels for a heartfelt night.
LANY is back in Bangkok, and for two nights will be bringing back their phenomenal LANY Malibu Nights live show to GMM Live House. The American indie pop band from Los Angeles is best known for their hits ‘ILYSB’, ‘Super Far’, and, of course, ‘Malibu Nights’. A night in the ‘bu from the heart of Bangkok.