Announcements for Events and Shows

Dog Show 2004 with many different beautiful dogs to admire will be at Kad Suan Keow Shopping Complex, Sunday, January 18 from 10 a.m. onwards.

International Classic Piano Ensemble at 7 p.m. on January 30 at Lotus Kad Suan Keow Hotel Chiang Mai. For more information check with Kad Suan Keow counter service G floor or CMM Vol. III No. 2 page 19.

Easy Listening Concert at Umong Sillapatham by the Chiang Mai Recycle Band near Wat Umong. Start 6 p.m. No entrance fee.

Dimension of Happiness is the name of a Graphic Art Exhibition which will be shown at the CMU Art Museum Exhibition Hall daily except Mondays from 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Artwork from Chaiwood Ruamruedeekul.

Solo Exhibition by Jittiwut Sriyang at Umong Sippadhamma, near Wat Umong during January and February 2004.

11th Annual Art on Ground Exhibition at the Chiang Mai Art & Cultural Center ongoing until Sat. January 31. Daily 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m., adults 50 baht, children 40 baht entrance fee.

January 27 until February 2 are the Happy Book Days at CMU, books for sale, writers to talk to, entertainment for children. For more information call 053 218 280.

CMU Exhibition Hall: Flowers in Our hearts, individual explanation of ‘bloom’ interpretation from a women’s group. Faculty of Fine Art, Mo – Fr. 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday at 3 p.m. January 18: Fanchan (2003), the most popular Thai movie of 2003, reporting of the tale of ‘sad’ puppie love between Jiab and Noi Na. January 25: Children of Paradise (1945) French film set in the 1840s and about four men who love one mystifying woman, but each in a different way.


Spoken Word at the Irish Pub on Thanon Ratwithi every second Tuesday. Sign up for a 5 minute open mic slot from 8 p.m. and listen to local writers from 9 p.m. - followed by live music. Any language, any topic, anything goes. If you’ve got something to say or just want to listen, come on down! Next event: January 27 with John Muse. Email Mike Atkins for info [email protected]

Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!) More information at 053 342 362 or 09 997 8146.

If you have a passion for making movies using film or video, and are looking for others who have similar interest - then ‘IndieClub’ is the community for you. Whether your interests lie in acting, directing, producing, writing, lighting or any other skill that is associated with making great film or video, join for free. Need more info about the Chiang Mai ‘IndieClub’? Email: [email protected]


New meeting point opened in town. Rydges Hotel has opened its new Lobby Bar! Happy Hours from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. Meet your friends and business partners and enjoy a drink and a snack. Free car park available.

The Meeting Place is a new ‘watering hole’ for after shopping. Cool off and drop by for a chat or a drink. Just behind Rimping store on the left side.


Amari Rincome Hotel has a new promotion during the month of January called ‘Food from Down Under’, which means of course Australian food. It will be on through Friday January 30, daily from Monday through Friday. Of course there is also a vegetarian version of Down under food available.

The famous Sunday Brunch at Amari, more deliciously tempting than ever. So, forget about your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special delights created by the executive chef from Ireland, Adrian O’Herlihy. Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults 350 baht, children 200 baht net.

Amazing Sandwich, ‘a shady island in a sea of rice’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway, between Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel can also deliver to your door for orders over 350 baht. Lunchtime orders for delivery have to be faxed in no later than 10.30 a.m. Please phone after faxing to check if your order has been received. Tel/Fax: 053 218 846.

Bears Den, ‘Follow the Bear’ is their theme and they have a lovely traditional British and Thai menu which you can enjoy while overlooking the river. Music at ‘normal levels’ to have a conversation. Open daily 4.00 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.

Chez Gibus Grill House Restaurant has his BBQ, salads & french-fries buffet daily except Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All you can eat for only 199 baht. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Table reservations – tel. 053 272 712.

Aussie Fun BBQ at the Grillstation on Monday, January 26 all evening. University Students from Perth will be there to participate. So, all you Aussies in Chiang Mai, show unity and come along. For table reservations, please call 053 818 355.

Haus Muenchen has re-opened just 50 meters from its previous location in the night bazaar, opposite the Chinese community hall, near Mc Donald’s.

Saturday, January 17 at The Grillstation from 6 p.m. onwards: grill buffet with grilled German pork-knuckles, teriyaki-chicken, potato salad, baked potatoes, garlic bread. Per person only 200 baht, children pay 100 baht.

The Rydges Chiang Mai offers Sunday Family Brunch with Thai specialties and a variety of international, mouth-watering highlights. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Chillies Restaurant. Special children’s buffet and kindergarten with somebody looking after the kids, so that parents can eat in peace. Rydges Beer Garden is now open from 5 p.m. – midnight, Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. buy 1, get 1 free (glass of beer or jug), snacks and special dishes only 40 baht net per serving, BBQ and suckling pig every Sunday, freestyle live music with female singer. Parking available at the hotel. Table reservations at 0 5325 1531.

The Tavern Pub will be closed for renovations and will re-open early February. We will keep you informed when it will be re-opened and as what.


The Plearn Center for Language, Art and Culture is now open. ‘Little Chef’ program for children, language lessons for kids and adults and much more. For more information call 053 247 800.

Childbirth Preparation Classes - Especially for first time parents who are interested in the Bradley method, Juanita Duong, Diane Smith and Lori Rowe work together to teach a series of two 2-hour classes that will help prepare a couple for the birth of their baby. After the birth, one of these nurses will also do a follow-up visit to answer any newborn questions as well as assist with breast-feeding if needed. Contact Raintree Community Resource Center (053-262-660) if you are interested in the classes, which are offered free of charge.


Wanted: Singers! Can you sing? Would you like to try out for Chiang Mai’s only community choir? Contact Ellen Clark, choir secretary, on 053 309 187 (office), 053 853 265 (home), 01 883 2423 (cell), or email [email protected]

Saturday Jazz at the Amari Rincome Hotel - each Saturday at 6:30 - 10 p.m., La Gritta Restaurant arranges a live jazz performance by the Daeng Fantastic Quartet. Listen to jazz favorites from down the years, and enjoy a specialty theme buffet created by expert chef, Adrian O’Herlihy. Bring along family or friends.


Raintree Resource Centre - located just east of the Nawarat Bridge. Free booklet: “Helpful Hints for getting settled in Chiang Mai”. Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. - noon and Sundays 4 - 4.45p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays). Free library membership with more than 600 videos and 5,000 English books available. Info-line 053-262660. Movie-line 053-262661, e-mail: [email protected]

The Phamai Clinic, a governmental organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problem with alcohol, smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226 135 or e-mail for more information: [email protected]

Looking for a wheelchair? Hopefully not! But many poor disabled children in Chiangmai area. So why not donate one for only 7’000 baht? Visit the Freedom Wheelchair Workshop across from the Chiangmai Disabled Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiang Mai (near Thapae Gate).

Laundry and Internet service, traditional Thai massage, Thai language courses. You find it all at the Chiangmai Disabled Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).

Rydges Tapae Chiang Mai has opened a Business Centre on the Second Floor, providing a full range of services to local business people and visitors. Services include: High speed internet access both cable and wireless. Facsimile service, send and receive, scanning to documents and pictures, photocopying, collation and binding as well as camera chip downloads and CD Rom burning. Private “virtual office” for home businesses wanting to make an impression. 8 person meeting room with full secretarial support either task based or per hour. For further details and to arrange an inspection, contact Aoy on 053 251531, extension 8054.

Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9 p.m. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners alike.