Nothing says March like 30 degrees celsius and more. But it’s not like the heat (and even a virus and smog) ever stops the city from having some fun. This first half of the month is still brimming with a repertoire of activities and cool happenings.

From a beer slash wine-pairing Italian dinner and the International Women’s Day movie screening to a coffee festival, 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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1
Beer VS Wine

Like the hotly debated question of “which came first: the chicken or th egg?” Italian food gurus (or dedicated eaters) have long been debating whether beer or wine pairs best with Italian fare. Come join Beervana International and Wine Garage Co., Ltd over at Appia to find out through the five-course dinner paired with booze and vino. 

Address
Appia, 20/4 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 261 2056
Start Date
5 March, 2020
2
Hansel & Gretel by YAMP

For those who are fans of the beloved German fairytale “Hansel & Gretel,” you’ll love this amusing opera performed by the talented high school students who are part of the Young Artists Music Program (YAMP) – the pre-college group of The College of Music, Mahidol University. They will be adding a tuneful and both ear and eye-pleasing spin to your favourite classic tale. 

Address
YAMP Building, 25/25 Phuttamonthon Sai 4 Road, Salaya, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662800252534
Start Date
5 March, 2020
End Date
8 March, 2020
3
Fem Film Festival 2020

Celebrate the upcoming International Women’s Day on 8 March at the Bangkok Screening Room with over five movies (Daisies, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Meditation Park, to name a few), all showcasing the wrestle and conflicts women face in many different fields. 

Address
Bangkok Screening Room, 1/3-7 Sala Daeng 1 Alley, Silom, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6690 906 3888
Start Date
6 March, 2020
End Date
8 March, 2020
4
Holi Boat Bangkok

In celebration of the ancient Hindu festival, Chan Rak Foon together with Bangkok Island will add a spin to the fun-filled Holi festival by throwing the Indian revelry on a boat. Partygoers, get ready to cruise along the Chao Phraya River and plunge into the fun of colour fights and dance-inducing music from a lineup of notorious Bangkok-based DJs. 

Address
Bangkok Island, Charoen krung (opposite soi 57), Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6684 654 8401
Start Date
7 March, 2020
5
Thailand Coffee Fest 2020

A coffee downer? Head over to Thailand Coffee Fest 2020, the biggest coffee-centric festival in Southeast Asia, where you’ll get to sip and slurp on quality brews crafted from grade-A beans specially sourced from excellent farms throughout Thailand.

Address
IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi
Website
Start Date
12 March, 2020
End Date
15 March, 2020
6
Mad Face Food Week 2020

Mad Face Food Week 2020 is coming hotter and madder than last year with the “Last Meal on Earth” theme. The food-centric festival is a Mecca of full-time eaters and inimitable chefs with one-of-a-kind dishes. For three days only, get ready to plunge yourself into the kind of scrumptious goodness the chefs curated as if their food were to be your final fare on earth.

Address
Sermsuk Warehouse (Pepsi Pier), 721 Charoen Nakhon Road, Krung Thon Buri Road, Khlong Ton Sai, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6681 817 9033
Start Date
13 March, 2020
End Date
15 March, 2020
Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.