2019 is fast-approaching and for Bangkok, it’s already looking like the first half of January will be is abuzz with all sorts of celebrations. And whilst going into the new year of 2019 is a bit daunting, Bangkok’s exciting happenings are still giving us more reasons to be happy and filled with joy.
From a Crazy Rich Asians Party and a Children’s Day celebration to a fun-filled DJ Nakadia night, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone in Bangkok. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to your calendar” for the ones that catch your eye.
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The colonial-style bar, Maggie Choo’s presents you “Chinese Delirium Theatre Night”, a Chinese art performance with beautiful choreography and breathtaking costumes. Get ready to be dazzled by the stunning show and also don’t forget to gorge on their sumptuous feast and the fab and fresh drinks. Booking your table in advance is strongly advised.
Chinese Delirium Theater - Thursday Night
EDM devotees, Mustache Bangkok has got a little something for you to start the year right this January 2019. The Ratchada Bar is known to be the cool hangout spot for underground parties and craft beer. And to celebrate this new season, Mustache is bringing over the notorious German-native DJ and producer, Sven Väth, to transform the urban street at Live Arena into a beat-filled heaven on the night of January 5, 2019.
Mustache Takeover Feat. Sven Väth at Live Arena Supported by ATMA
It’s winter but you know the weather will be hot nevertheless. So let's get wet and wild at amBar Pool Party whilst enjoying the beats from the DJ line-up which include DJ Jules, Anessh, Brent, and Peking Opera. Priced at THB 250++, the ticket is also inclusive of a beer or a glass of fruit punch to keep you extra hydrated throughout the pool party.
amBar Pool Party
Calling you all controversial art fans, Bangkok Psycho is ready to open its doors this January. The Bangkok-based alternative art gallery is about to take over the dark streets of the city and challenge Bangkok’s conservative art scene. Leading by Dop Ameen (fine art photographer slash the founder of Bangkok Psycho) and other local emerging artists, the exhibitions showed at the gallery will undoubtedly be thought-provoking, like you never imagined art could do before.
Grand Opening Night of Bangkok Psycho
VIOLETT bar in Thonglor invites the Thai-native DJ Nakadia, one of Asia’s most far-famed underground music performers to set Thonglor on fire as she did at Tomorrowland's main techno stage in 2018. Expect to see a bunch of partiers flock to this music club for the best Techno night of the year. Our word of advice? Reserve your table now.
Nakadia at Violett - All Night Long
Crazy rich Asian, we all know one – or perhaps it's you yourself. This upcoming month, Cactus bar is hosting a crazy rich party at their Californian-style rooftop bar. So it's prime time to bring yourself along with your buddies to join the sleek night enriched with booze and bar bites whilst watching the sun goes down.
Crazy Rich Asians Party
Food lovers, here's the kind of picnic where the only thing you need to do is show up. Hosted by The Bar Upstairs, PINKNIK (as known as Pink Picnic Party) is meant to be an afternoon slash evening revelry out in the green lawn of Fraser Suites Sukhumvit. The picnic will be loaded with food and fizzy drinks accompanied by live performances, DJs and even Drag Queens. So expect to enjoy the activities as well as indulging in great food and drinks like burgers, cheese, cold cuts, ice cream, cupcakes, wine, gin, rosé and so much more. A basket filled with goodies is also available for purchase just in case any picnicker wants to complete their whole outdoor eating experience.
PINKNIK by The Bar Upstairs
Those wishing to go vegan, let the two expert vegan chefs, Maricel Lukkanit (a vegan specialised personal chef and founder of Bangkok’s vegan food delivery “Vegan Crush”) and Boris Lauser (one of Germany’s top raw food chefs) show you the how-to guides into cooking perfect vegan food. From a gourmet veggie-centric dim sum and spaghetti Bolognese to a zucchini herb-infused cake, the class will teach you everything about the science of vegan cooking before ending the session with a cosy vegan lunch altogether.
VEGAN Cooking Class & Lunch Experience
It’s that time of the year where the whole country celebrates the little kiddos. Falls on Saturday, January 12 this time, those searching for a place to take your kids to celebrate the day, check out ChangChui – Bangkok’s creative park for arts and entertainment – for their cute Children’s Day festival under the theme “career". At the event, kids will get to enjoy food from vendors, live performances, an old Aeroplane field, game booths, and many fun-filled activities where the kids can explore the breadth of careers as a way to inspire and encourage them to follow their dreams.
Children’s Day at ChangChui
Stage Four: A Love Story isn’t a romance movie about a bubbly sweet love. Although that’s the main part of it, the movie also depicts the struggles and strength in the marriage of Mary and George. When Mary is diagnosed with cancer, the two learn that a tumour isn’t a death penalty but an opportunity to live life to the fullest extent.