Friday, January 11, 2008

Experimental films festival, cool parties, hot shopping and classical concerts

Experimental films festival, cool parties, hot shopping and classical concerts

What's on

Designed producted from Thailand Best Buy 2007

Published on December 7, 2007

Weekend Magazine


Fresh Film Festival

Bangkok Code, Sathorn Road (BTS: Surasak)

Nearly 50 experimental and short films and videos from South Korea and other countries, are being shown, with talks by videoart curators Hanspeter Ammann from Switzerland and Shin Jin Sik from South Korea. Architecture and design students from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi are selling handicrafts. Ends tomorrow, noon until 11.30pm, with afterscreening audiovisual performance parties from 7pm. Call (02) 636 14224.

Bonjour French Fair 2007

Grand Ballroom, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre

A French trade fair highlights the Champagne region, which is renowned as the home of the famous sparking wine. French products and consumer goods will be on display, as well as promotions from hotels, airlines, tour agencies and education providers. Thursday until December 16. Call (02) 636 14224.

Thailand Best Buys 2007

Queen Sirikit Convention Centre

Some 850 manufacturers are setting up around 700 booths at the nineday fair offering gifts, greeting cards, souvenirs, decorative items and toys. Ends December 16, 10am to 8pm. Call (02) 682 9880.

Made in Thailand

Halls 5 to 8, Impact Convention Centre

The fair features around 1,500 booths offering products by Thai designers, including decorative items, tableware, gifts, toys, health and beauty products. Ends Monday, 10am to 9pm. Call (02) 512 0093.

Photo Fair Thailand 2007

Bitec, Bang Na

The fair offers the newest technology of digital cameras, photo equipment and related accessories. Ends Monday, 10.30am to 8pm. Call (02) 803 75701.

Timeless Siamese Heritage

The Siam Society, Soi Asoke

Plenty of unique handicrafts from artisan villages and a line of "fairtrade" coffee, organic tea and traditional snacks will be on offer. Monday, 10am to 4pm. Tickets are Bt100. Call (02) 676 0636 ext 231 or visit

Tribute concert

Thailand Knowledge Park,

eighth floor, CentralWorld

To commemorate the life of exBeatle John Lennon who died on December 8, 1980, a tribute concert will feature Thailand's Lennon tribute band, The Lennonwise, performing his compositions. Tomorrow, 4.30pm. Admission is free. Call (02) 257 4300 or visit

Japanese Films

Main Hall, Japan Foundation, 10th floor, Sermit Tower, Soi Asoke

Films about fatherhood will be screened this month. Today, "Tears Behind the Joke"; December 14 and 15, "The Cats of Mirikitani"; December 18, "My Sons"; December 21, "An Autumn Afternoon". All movies have Thai subtitles only and start at 6.30pm. Admission is free. Call (02) 260 85604 or visit

Nativity Scenes

Christ Church, Convent Road, Sathorn Nua

(BTS: Sala Daeng, MRT: Silom)

The Bangkok Music Society Choir presents its annual Christmas concert featuring "Laud to the Nativity" by Respighi, with soloists Catherine Sam Harsono, Dana Garnett and Audwin Thomas Yap, backed by a a wind ensemble. The programme also includes "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Carol of the Drum" and "O Holy Night". Today, 8pm. Tickets are Bt600 (Bt500 for BMS members, Bt300 for students). Call (081) 828 4904 or visit

Ruam Jai Jong Rak Phra Chakri

Grand Hall, Siam Discovery

Shop for products from 12 Royal Projects, including the Royal Chitrada Project, HM Private Development Project, the Royal Project Foundation, Doi Tung Lifestyle Shop, the Sai Jai Thai Foundation, Bangsai Arts and Crafts Centre, Phu Fa, the Ceramic Project of Chulabhorn Research Institute and the 904 Support Shop. Ends December 13. Call (02) 658 1000 ext 212 to 219.

Celebration for HM the King

Music Auditorium, Mahidol University Salaya

Capt Prateep Suphanrohn conducts the Thailand Philharmonic as it plays music by His Majesty the King, Holst, Elgar and Walton. Today and tomorrow, 4pm. Tickets are Bt500 and Bt300 (Bt100 for students).

Classical Piano and Dance

Thailand Cultural Centre

Pianist Nat Yontararak performs his own works, including his sonata, "Homage to His Majesty the King", "Rose of Love", dedicated to Her Majesty the Queen and "Grande Valse Romantique", a new work in honour of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Manop Meejamrat will perform dances choreographed to complement Nat's music. Sunday, 7.30pm. Proceeds will be given to the Gift of Life Foundation to further its work with bone marrow transplants. Call (02) 930 4004 or (02) 541 8664.

Punjabi Family Mela

Thai Sikh International School, Bang Na

The Young Thai Sikh Association holds a family fun fair showcasing the colourful cultural heritage of India's Punjab region and Thailand's Sikh community. Proceeds go to the Red Cross Water Tank Project for Rural Villages in honour of His Majesty the King's 80th birthday. Sunday, noon to 5pm. Call (081) 826 2399.

Horse Festival

Horseshoe Point, Pattaya

Father and daughter team Chaikiri and Chanya Srifeungfung put on a horse parade, with a clown show, balloon twisting, magic, street art, mimes and music. Tomorrow and Sunday. Call (02) 633 8800 or visit

Classic Hindi Films

Rewat Buddhinan Room, Pridi Banomyong Library

Thammasat University

All films are in Hindi with English subtitles. Sunday, 12.30pm "The Seedling", 3pm "Night's End"; December 16, 12.30pm "Bhumika: the Role", 3pm "The Obsession". The programme is subject to change without prior notice. Admission is free. Call (02) 613 352930.


Dudesweet's 5th Anniversary Party

Club Culture, Sri Ayutthaya Road (BTS: Phaya Thai)

Dudesweet celebrates five years with music from The Bitchy Agents, Chaturat P and the UK's To My Boy. Tonight, 10pm. Tickets are Bt400 and include one drink. Bring ID.

Robbie Nelson

Club Culture, Sri Ayutthaya Road (BTS: Phaya Thai)

Gatecrasher returns to Bangkok with another night of trance with Robbie Nelson, half of the Irish duo mix Agnelli and Nelson. Tomorrow, 10pm. Tickets are Bt600, including one drink. ID required. Call (02) 653 7216.

Opening Night

808, RCA (former Club Astra)

One of the most sought after electro/rock turntablists, Steve Aoki from California, is spinning at the new club's grand opening party. Thursday, 10pm. Tickets are Bt350. Bring your ID.

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