Although the downpour of rain doesn’t seem to leave the city for good, Bangkok is still brimming with a repertoire of activities and cool happenings for city dwellers to explore.

Days like Halloween, Loy Krathong and the Vegetarian Festival are also giving us more fun-filled things to do.

From a caviar tasting and a 100% plastic-free and plant-based market to a charity book sale, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone for the second half of October. 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.

[Featured and hero image credit: Paradise Lost]

 

1
Film Walk Market

For film camera connoisseurs, this event should be your move. Film Walk Market features a lineup of film camera shops, bringing together a community of film lovers in one of the most romantic parts of town. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, Film Walk will walk you through all that you need to know and love about film. 

Address
Asiatique The Riverfront, 2194 Charoen Krung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok
Website
Start Date
16 October 2020
End Date
18 October 2020
2
Root The Future Plant-Based & Sustainability Festival

Following the success of their first event, Root The Future is teaming up with Sansiri Backyard this time, and is coming back even bigger and bolder with the second edition of their plant-based and sustainability festival. Vegan and green consumers can now take delight in this 100% vegan and plastic-free fest. Taking place at Sansiri Backyard, the market will feature a lineup of plant-based and eco-friendly vendors where you can buy everything from vegan burgers, cheese, and meat, to vegan candles, zero-waste soaps, and plants. Don’t forget to bring along your tote bag, and a bottle, since there will be no use of plastic allowed here.

Address
Sansiri Backyard, T77 Community (Soi On Nut 1/1) Bangkok
Website
Phone
+6662 019 7433
Start Date
17 October 2020
End Date
18 October 2020
3
Yashoku - The Party Night Brunch

Can’t wake up in time for brunch? No fret. Zuma Bangkok has just the right treat for you. Join Yashoku – The Party Night Brunch where you can relish great food and drink until the darkest hours, whilst enjoying upbeat tracks from the DJ and live music performers in the background. Priced at THB 1,600++ per person, the package include 2 hours of free-flow drinks and all-you-can-eat food.

Address
Zuma Bangkok, The St.Regis Bangkok, 159 Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 252 4707
Start Date
17,24,31 October 2020
4
Charity Book Sale for Cats & Dogs

A book sale for a good cause? Come right this way. Hosted by PAWS Bangkok and The Adoptable Puppy Cafe, the book sale features a wide range of books for you to choose and shop, with all proceeds going to support the good work of the two organisation to saves the lives of stray dogs and cats. 

Address
UnionSpace Thailand, 30 Soi Sukhumvit 61, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 036 0600
Start Date
17 October 2020
End Date
18 October 2020
5
Paradise Lost presents Disco Diaries

Partygoers get ready to revel in a night carousal loaded with disco house tracks carried out by Disco Diaries. They will be taking over the hot new pink-splashed bar, Paradise Lost. Get your disco suits on and let’s party.

Address
Paradise Lost, Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama I Road, Wang Mai, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 217 3000
Start Date
17 October 2020
6
Lady Laughs: Standup Comedy Night

Calling out all comedy lovers: Lady Laughs hosted Bangkok Hilarious Comedy Club and The Hive Bangkok is here with an all-lady lineup of comedians to get you to laugh your head off. For ladies who wish to perform, there are spots available so register and get your chance to shine, too.

Address
The Hive Bangkok (Thonglor), Piman 49, Soi Sukumvit 49 Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 662 6062
Start Date
20 October 2020
7
Caviar Night at Cantina Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen

Indulge in your love for caviar here at Cantina Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen (Ari). Diners can pick between caviar tasting with Giaveri Caviar’s Ambassador, Thierry Saey (THB 750++ for one and THB 1,400++ for two persons inclusive of a glass of Ferrari Prosecco and a shot of Grey Goose Vodka), or a 4-course set dinner (THB 1,850++ per person with a complimentary drink). You could also both to get the full-on caviar experience (THB 2,200++ for one and THB 3,900++ for two persons).

Address
Cantina Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen - Ari, Ari Samphan Soi 3, Ari, Phaya Thai Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 278 0250
Start Date
22 October 2020
8
Explore the Venice of Bangkok

At the moment, Venice is really out of reach. However, you can explore the Venice of Bangkok with EXO Travel Thailand, who will take you cruising through different canals of Bangkok. The journey (THB 800 per person) by long-tail boat will take you from Khlong Bangkok Noi to Khlong Bang Luang, and beyond.

Website
Start Date
24 October 2020
9
W Does Brunch X Tomatito

W Bangkok is teaming up with the Spanish bar TOMATITO of Chef Willy Trullàs Moreno from El Willy Group Shanghai. They are ready to add a splash of tapas charm to W Does Brunch this month. Guests can take fun delight in the contemporary Spanish cuisine, live cooking stations, and free-flow booze. Staycation packages inclusive of brunch and a one-night stay are also available if you’re looking for more than just a brunch sesh, but also a little city holiday. 

Address
W Bangkok, 106 N Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Website
Phone
+662 344 4000
Start Date
24 October 2020
10
ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Eternal Prosperity

Loy Krathong is drawing near and if you’re looking for a special place to celebrate the annual festival in town, there’s no place more splendid to do so than at ICONSIAM.

This year, together with The Tourism Authority of Thailand, The ICONSIAM Residence Corporation Ltd., and The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd., the riverside destination is commemorating Loy Krathong with a prestigious event entitled “ICONSIAM Chao Phraya River of Eternal Prosperity.” Here, city dwellers can bask in the joy of the day with a lineup of activities at River Park ICONSIAM by the Chao Phraya River on Saturday 31 October 2020 from 5 pm onwards.

Address
River Park, ICONSIAM, 299 Charoen Nakhon Road, Bangkok
Website
Phone
1338
11
Bangkok Shoe Forum 2020

To all the gentlemen in the place with style and grace: the Bangkok Shoe Forum is taking place at Duke’s Art Gallery at Gaysorn Village at the end of the month. It’s a great opportunity to explore bespoke exotic skin shoes, attend seminars by well-known menswear brands, and even witness a Shoeshine Competition. There will also be special deals on Don’s Footwear (think, THB 3000 for hand-welted) shoes, as well as an art exhibition by Tomasso Magio, and a special lucky draw. A must-visit for the man with style.

Address
Duke contemporary art space, 1/F, Gaysorn village, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
Website
Start Date
Friday 30 October
End Date
Sunday 1 November
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.