Whilst 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 Disney’s The Lion King and the hottest hip hop live performance to a fun-filled poetry night, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to calendar” for the ones that catch your eye.
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Food, drink and music: these three make a perfect formula for a great dinner. This month, make a stop at Paii within The House on Sathorn and let the seafood haunt take you on a journey to France through their exclusive wine pairing menu, with an accompaniment of live jazz music playing in the background. Priced at THB 3,300++, the dinner is inclusive of five courses scrumptiously paired with five French wines.
Book geeks slash art savvies, get ready to take delight in the annual book event “Bangkok Art Book Fair,” at BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY where standalone artists, designers, up-and-coming illustrators, and art bloggers along with independent publishers and art galleries will come together and celebrate art in printed forms.
Let RBSO — the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra take you by the hand to explore the beauty of classical music this month through their new piano symphony orchestra entitled “Hungarian Rhapsody – German Passion.” Led by Katharina Treutler, the awarded German native pianist will have you mesmerised by every single note she plays.
Calling all poets looking for an audience and a stage, Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy is hosting an open mic night entitled ‘Lylu‘ (a combination of ‘Lyrical’ and ‘Lunacy’) to enliven the month with vivid melodious verses. Not really a poetry person? No worries. The spoken words will also be accompanied by music, as well as a terrific selection of drinks and food JAM has to offer.
For foodies, a weekend without a long, lingering stroll at a farmer market doesn’t feel whole and complete. So why not make a pit stop by Gateway Ekamai this month? For the Bangkok Farmers’ Market, local producers and artisans will be showcasing their pristine produce and crafts like bakery goods, handmade jewellery and beauty products.
Hip-hop buffs, grab your seat quick for Purple Haze Festival vol. 1, a music festival featuring hip-hop singers from three continents: the USA, UK and Asia. With a lineup of rising hip-hop stars like Rich The Kid, Twopee Southside, YOUNGOHM, YoungGu, Diamond and FIIXD taking over the stage, the two-night event is guaranteed to be on fire.
In the animation world, The Lion King’s greatness seems to live forever. And for this month, the greatness lives here in Bangkok. For almost one whole month, city dwellers now can enjoy one of the world’s best musicals with “The Lion King,” where the live performance will take you through Simba’s marvellous circle of life in Africa.