for Events and Shows
Yod Group’ Art Exhibition at Gong Dee Gallery by
art instructors of the faculty of Fine Art, Rajamangala Institute of
technology Northern Campus Chiang Mai. Daily from February 2 – 28 from 10
a.m. – 7 p.m., Soi Nimmanhaemin.
Chiang Mai Flower Festival from February 6-8. It
is a real treat to watch, with a parade in the morning of February 7th,
with at least 30 floats near Nawarat Bridge.
Cultural shows, bands, OTOP products on all days near a stage at Suan Buak
Had Public Park.
Chiang Mai Mardi Gras street festivities will be
on from February 12 - 15. It will be held along Changklan Road at the
Night Bazaar, where food, drinks and entertainment are available between 6
p.m. to midnight. Apart from the street carnival, there will be a Mardi Gras
parade on February 11 at 3.p.m.
Photo exhibition at ‘The House Gallery’
(199 Moonmuang Rd.) from photographer Tirawat Sangphueng called
‘Rustic’. The special mood which Tirawat is well known for is caught
with only natural light photos. Open daily except Sundays. Tel. 053 419 011.
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 p.m. Artwork from Chaiwood
Solo Exhibition by Jittiwut Sriyang at Umong
Sippadhamma, near Wat Umong during January and February 2004.
Now until February 2: Happy Book Days at CMU,
books for sale, writers to talk to, entertainment for children. For more
information call 053 218 280.
Chiang Mai Education UK 2004 Exhibition. Tuesday,
February 3 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. More information can be obtained from the
British Council Chiang Mai. Tel. 053 263 015.
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 showing free classic movies every Sunday
at 3 p.m.
Every Saturday, San Kamphaeng District Shopping
Street, ongoing event until February 21. The event features Thai
northern handicrafts. On January 24: basketry and woodcarvings
will be displayed. On January 31: mulberry paper will be
featured prominently. On February 7, cotton fabrics will be on
sale. On February 14, Valentine Day, beauty products from Thai
herbs will be displayed. On February 21, the last day of the event, handicrafts
will be on display. San Kamphaeng District Office, the venue of the event,
is located at the 14th - 15th
km of the Chiang Mai – San Kamphaeng Road, opposite YMCA Crafts. As the
event area covers much ground, for ease of travel, visitors are offered
several shuttle service options consisting of transfers to and from the
event venue, as well as tours of the festival highlights, by motorcycle,
mini-tram, electric carts, traditional horse-drawn carriage or trishaw.
In Honor of Payap University’s 30 Anniversary Year, the
Payap University Music Dept presents Etude Mania Friday, February 6
at 7.30 p.m. at the Multimedia Room, Payap University, Mae Kao
Campus. Admission is free!
‘Identities versus Globalisation’, Southeast
Asian Art Exhibition, from February 7-29 at CMU Art Museum. Modern art from
60 ambitious artists from 10 Asian countries, organized by The Heinrich
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai
needs volunteers (students are welcome!).
More information at 053 342 362 or 09 997 8146.
Notice: the next Lunch Bunch will be on Wednesday,
February 11 at noon, at
Audrey’s Pie Sabai Bakery near Wat Umong. More information next week. Cost
will be B190 p.p., including tea, coffee and water. Reservations by February
5 to Audrey, tel. 053 283 166 or Annette tel. 053 874 126 or 01 9515 284 or
[email protected] eaglehouse .com
Cocktails & Sundowners
A new meeting point has 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.
The Bears Den has a new ‘early bird happy
hours buffet’ from Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thai &
international buffet, all you can eat! 99 baht adults / 49 baht children.
American football Super Bowl at the Grillstation
– Monday February 2, from 6 a.m. onwards: shown on 2 large TV
screens in stereo. Table reservations with Gypsy at 053 818 355, 01 883-9361
or e-mail: [email protected] - They will serve an ‘early bird
breakfast’ with sausages, home fries, eggs, vegetables and bread including
fresh brewed coffee and juice at 160 baht per person or just a Bloody Mary.
The famous Sunday Brunch at Amari, more
deliciously tempting than ever. 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
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.
‘Follow the Bear’ to the Bears Den, where they
offer a Sunday roast set lunch with soup-starter, roast of the
week (lamb, beef, pork or chicken), roasted or mashed potatoes, Yorkshire
Pudding, vegetables, gravy and of course dessert for only 370 baht while
sitting overlooking the river. Bookings at 053 260 404.
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 at tel. 053 272 712.
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.
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 Chillies
Restaurant. Special children’s buffet and kindergarten with somebody to
look 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 053 251 531.
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.
Edfest 2004, the 4th
Thai-British Education Exhibition is on February 3 at Lanna Hall,
Central Airport Plaza from 3 p.m. onwards.
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.
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
The award winning Thai band, Joe & Friends Band
will play live for 2 nights during the Flower Festival (Feb 6 – 8)
from 7 p.m. onwards at the Grillstation. German BBQ buffet and beers,
lots of entertainment. Baht 200 p.p. Charoenpathed Road, opposite Pornping
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 at the Amari Rincome
Hotel, Chiang Mai arranges a live jazz performance by Daeng Fantastic team
of four. Listen to jazz favorites down the years, and enjoy a specialty
theme buffet created by expert chef, Adrian O’Herlihy. Bring along family
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: raintree @ cmcchurch.org
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: Pha_ mai_ [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.