Hurry off to these in-person events before Bangkok braces for another potential lockdown.

Itching to visit an art gallery or craving one last meal with your friends before you start staying at home? Here’s what needs to be on your calendar this 16-30 April.

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1
Damrong Wong-Uparaj: A Retrospective of Versatility and Discipline

Showcasing the works of 1999 National Artist of Thailand Damrong Wong-Uparaj, the Bangkok Art and Culture Center invites you to admire Damrong’s introduction of visual arts to the Thai public that spanned 40 years of his life. 70 paintings, printmakings, academic essays and video interviews of the artist’s classmates, colleagues, family, and collectors will be on full display for people to learn about his role in progressing Thai art.

Date
20 April - 25 July
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2
Vegan Crush Brings Fusion Flavors to Stock.Room

Are you a seasoned vegan or a newbie who wants to discover an international plant-based dining experience? Visit Stock.Room at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok where globetrotting vegan and raw food chef Maricel Lukkanit, also known as Vegan Crush, will cook up a plant-based 5-course menu. You can also opt for a vegan wine-pairing to learn about best wines to go along with seitan patties and spinaches.

Date
23 April
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3
Circulation at River City Bangkok

This exhibition, aptly named for human nature to connect with society and the human circulatory system, couldn’t come at a better time. Through various formats, from painting and sculpture to mixed media, the artworks from eight MFA candidates from King Mongkut Institute of Technology can help stimulate interaction and encourage conversations during this very isolating time.

Date
23 April - 7 May
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4
Oonrak Christmas Party

If you miss the festive feels of Christmas, yes, there’s a Christmas party happening in April. Get dressed up in Santa suits and elf outfits to jam out with Dept, YEW, and Sherry from the Oonrak Super Band, who have decided the Christmas spirit isn’t over despite the postponement of their original performance in December. Like the band’s name suggests, this concert will be a cozy and intimate gathering held at the legendary Lido Connect.

Date
24 April
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5
Thep Black Pochana: New Era of Khao Gaeng

Curries are back in style at TAAN where chefs Phanuphon “Black” Bulsuwan and Monthep “Thep” Kamonsilp are invited to reimagine khao gaeng, the everyday Thai street food staple. But don’t expect ladles of curry on your rice. The duo, known for their work in pioneering sustainable dining, will whip up witty and playful recreations of Thai curry that offer a twist and defy expectations.

Date
28-29 April
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6
Mendy Indigo Presents ENVY

Forget flying overseas to attend a rave. Thailand’s leading female techno DJ Mendy Indigo is launching ENVY, her new series of worldwide techno performances. She kicks start the first edition from her hometown of Bangkok with support from Iconic Studio and Funktion-One Thailand. The inaugural performance will take place at a secret location only revealed the day before the event, so keep your eyes peeled.

Date
30 April
Time
9pm onwards
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7
Sawang Sawai Siwilai

Do not fret: Songkran celebrations are far from over. Siwilai invites you to preserve the spirit of the Thai New Year and cultivate creativity and community at Central Embassy. From April 30 and all through May, The Sawang Sawai Siwilai exhibit will feature artworks from ARTIST+RUN, Gallery VER, and Bangkok CityCity Gallery.

Date
30 April - 30 May
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Minnie Ongsricharoenporn
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Minnie is a distance runner and fitness junkie who is always on the lookout for her next runcation destination. Gyms, spas, and hotels are her natural habitats. She hopes to complete all six World Marathon Majors one day.