Rejoice, because for the time being, it looks like the rain storms have passed.
November is finally here, greeting us with bright sunshine and a cooling breeze — as well as a wide selection of cool happenings. From a gourmet festival to a book sale and farmers’ market, 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.
ICONSIAM is back to light up the riverside this year with its special Bangkok Illumination event. There’ll be specially-designed Christmas trees to admire by the world-renowned Mike Perry, as well as a series of art installations by New York-based SOFTlab and Australian visual artist Amanda Parer. You can witness these between 5 November to 30 December, but definitely also don’t miss the entertainment acts between 5-15 November, featuring New-Jew (7 Nov), Praew Kanitakul (8 Nov), Bel Supol (14 Nov), and Ice Saranyoo with Praew Kanitkul (15 Nov).
Following the success of over 20 previous World Gourmet festivals, the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel is back bigger and bolder — even despite the pandemic — this 2020. The 21st edition will be showcasing Thailand’s culinary gems through a lineup of decorated Thailand-based chefs such as Chef Gaggan Anand, Chef Andy Ricker, Chef Vichit Mukura, Chef Amerigo Sesti, and more, along with the hotel’s own talented chefs. The culinary spectacle will offer five-starred meals created by renowned chefs from across the country. Check the dining schedule here.
Partygoers, you won’t want to miss out on this one. A club of local Thai DJs from across Thailand will get together for Däydang. The Däydang @BEAM event is here to enliven your night with an impressive lineup of DJs like Seba, Sweed, BUNNYMAN, Wong Echo, Sweetbabyjane, La Yumar, Psynus and more.
Get your moves ready: Sing Sing Theater will take over 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok‘s rooftop with a lineup of Bangkok’s famed DJs and a range of soul-reviving cocktails. Prepare for a sunset session unlike any other.
You can never go wrong with oyster and bubbles, especially when it’s Normandy oysters and free-flow drinks. Take delight in the all-you-can-eat-and-sip sessopm laden with a boatload of oysters over at the Carlton Club Lounge perched on the 33rd floor of the Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Come for the book sale, and stay for the food at the Hidden Farmers’ Market & Book Sale over at Neilson Hays Library. The event promises to please your tummy with a range of food trucks and produce stalls, as well as inspire your mind with a great selection of books for sale.
The art and design network ‘happening’ is hosting a two-day event entitled ‘happening Art Market’ at Velaa Sindhorn Village Langsuan this month, featuring over 40 art and design brands who craft ceramics, accessories, clothing and home pieces. An array of workshops is also available to really get your creative juices flowing.
The online wine store No Bar Wine Bar will take over the wine list at JAM JAM Eatery & Bar this month with their prime selection of over 20 labels of natural and low-intervention wines. Accompanying the wine is a fun-filled drawing session to help channel your inner artist. Don’t forget to also tuck into JAM JAM’s tapas menu to complete your night.
Diwali celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a stellar feast and music. Saunter over to Indus to commemorate the day with their drool-inducing buffet dinner accompanied by upbeat music performed by a live band, and DJ Dev, a legend who blends together electronic sounds with Bollywood tunes.