Whilst April is more commonly known as the month in which we celebrate Thai New Year and the greatest annual chain of public holidays, there are still plenty of events beyond Songkran happening in Bangkok.

Whether it’s Easter brunch, art exhibitions, or really cool dining pop-ups and guest shifts, here’s what needs to be on your calendar this 1-15 April.

[Hero and Featured Image Credit: Mango Art Festival via Facebook]

1
Tropic City 3 Year Anniversary

Everybody’s favourite Charoenkrung bar is celebrating its third anniversary this April, and the line-up sounds fantastic. The special guest shifts include Tor of Sugar Ray, Palm from Vesper, Michele from The Loft, Arthur of Giffard, Valentin from Alchemy Spirits, and more, whilst Cholos and Gallery Pizza will be providing the food. Music — as always — is set to be banging, with Boogie G, Brent Burns, Sarayu, SEBA, SlowlyGreen, and Takamichi at the deck. We have a feeling this is going to be a wild one at Tropic City.

Date
3 April
Time
4pm - late
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2
Summer Sensation Surf & Verve

Are you into surf skate yet? It’s only the hottest activity of the minute. This April, check out the surf skate set-up at Siam Paragon, featuring Thailand’s longest wave ramp, skater tutorials, a skate clinic, and plenty of performances and activities. Newbie or not, it’s definitely worth checking out to see what all the hype is about.

Date
1 April - 9 May
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3
Chef Licker Returns to Bangkok

If you’re a sucker for a sweet dessert, you need to head to JUA this weekend. Celebrating his return to Bangkok with a series of mouthwatering delights, acclaimed pastry chef Jason Licker will be taking over the dessert menu at the beloved Charoenkrung izakaya. A sneak peek into the menu? Think, milk tea tart, yuzu cheesecake, and a matcha chop bombe.

Date
1-3 April
Time
6pm onwards
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4
Mango Art Festival

Not just an adorable name, Mango Art Festival is an art festival that combines art in various forms. There will be five zones, featuring local and international artists, as well as a dedicated performance art section. Within a special exhibition, you will also find the private collections of Thai collectors, and a segment dedicated to ‘Art for the Environment’ by Ek Thongprasert and Wishulada Panthanuvong.

Date
3-6 April
Time
11am - 10pm
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5
Easter Sunday Brunch at The Sukhothai

Do you have Easter Sunday brunch plans yet? Here’s a nice one to go for. Head to the Sukhothai Bangkok for a special brunch featuring various Easter treats for all to enjoy. It is priced at THB 3300++ for adults (food only) and THB 1650++ for children aged 6-12 years. PS. Yes, there will be an Easter egg hunt.

Date
3 April
Time
11am - 3pm
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6
Salsa Sundays at Havana Social

Always wanted to learn how to salsa but never found the right class? Save this event right here. Havana Social is bringing Salsa Sundays back, hosting a free Latin dance class led by professional dancer and teacher Alex Teodorescu. Get ready to shake and shimmy and learn how to salsa, but also to bachata, merengue, reggateon, and more.

Date
3 April
Time
6pm onwards
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7
Campari Cask Tales

Alchemy Wines & Spirits are launching a Campari Cask Tales cocktail series, with a very exciting one on 8 April. Highlighting the unique expression of the classic Campari, head to Vesper cocktail bar for an evening of decadent cocktails prepared by some of the industry’s favourites.

Date
8 April
Time
8pm onwards
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8
Okura Prestige Japanese Fair

Can’t go to Japan? No problem. The Okura Prestige is presenting its first ever Japanese Fair Series entitled ‘The Passionate Curators’ this Songkran. Curating a journey that covers all food, beverage, music, and Japanese art, the 5-day festival will feature everything from a Japanese tea master class over to furoshiki and origami workshops and an izakaya night. Unmissable.

Date
10-14 April
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9
The Impressionists at River City

Highlighting some of the most important artworks from 19th Century Europe, River City invites you to delve into the world of impressionism with this special exhibition. Taking on a multimedia format, it’s a truly interesting experience, as art takes on digital form through a series of works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and more.

Date
Until 18 April
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Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.