Announcements for Events,
Concerts and Shows
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.
‘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
Boell Foundation. (See article in this week’s paper.)
La Cigale Children Choir will perform at Kad Suan
Keow Theatre on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p. m. Tickets are priced at 50
baht and can be bought at the information counter.
FERC (Foundation for the Education of Rural Children)
will hold its fifth Gala Dinner on Saturday, February 28, at
Le Grand Lanna, soon to be the new Chiang Mai Mandarin Oriental. Dinner
and dance for the price of 1,500 baht p.p., and with the assurance that you
will be helping to fulfill the 2004 project: the building of a library/study
center in Mae Sariang District. Tickets can be purchased at Amari Rincome
(guest relation desk), FERC committee members or at the Chiangmai Mail
office (Marion 053 234 102).
‘Jed 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.
Photo exhibition at ‘The House Gallery’
(199 Moonmuang Rd.) from photographer Tirawat Sangphueng called
‘Rustic’. Open daily except Sundays. Tel. 053 419 011.
Solo Exhibition by Jittiwut Sriyang at Umong
Sippadhamma, near Wat Umong during January and February 2004.
Every Saturday, San Kamphaeng District Shopping
Street, ongoing event until February 21. The event features Thai
northern handicrafts. On February 14, Valentines 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.
INTG: The next meeting of the Informal Northern
Thai Group is Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance
Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. The speaker for this
INTG talk will be: Dr. B้n้dicte Brac de la Perri่re:
“Possession Rituals in Burma” and on Tuesday, March 9: Reinhard Hohler
will talk about his “Mekong Expedition 2002 in perspective.”
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai
needs volunteers (students are welcome!).
More information at 053 342 362 or 09 997 8146.
Good Life - a new tea shop on the premises of the
Sheraton Hotel has opened to sell over 60 different kinds of herbal tea
which you can test from Monday to Friday. Different herbal products for sale
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] loxinfo.co.th
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.
Amari Rincome’s food
promotion for the month of February is: “Asian Reflections - a
fusion of East-West cuisine”. A fusion menu could be, for example,
something like this: asparagus-sesame crusted salmon, asparagus vinaigrette
and wasabi cream, followed by grilled Australian fillet of beef on soft
coriander-whipped polenta with roasted shallots, pinot noir reduction and a
crisp parmesan tuile and as a dessert, caramelized banana tart with frozen
star anise souffl้, banana caramel sauce and chocolate ice cream.
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 offers a Valentine
Cous Cous Night and free desert for every couple on February 14.
Otherwise the daily BBQ, salads & french-fries buffet is still on
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.
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.
Kurt’s Restaurant will soon start showing Formula
1 races again in the restaurant at Anusorn market.
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
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.
CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies
every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Feb 15: The long walk home (1989)
/USA- Director Richard Pearce. Feb 22: Calmi Cuori Appassionati (2001)
/-Japan- Romantic movie playing in Italy and Japan. Feb 29: Gobbeh
(1996)/-Iran- Beautiful fairytale of life and love telling the story of a
nomadic couple and a young woman who emerges from a carpet. Won numerous
Consumer Fair at Central
Airport Plaza from February 13 – February 15. Phuket Air offering
special privileges to shoppers who buy air tickets during the fair. The
offers are as follows: 1) Buy one get one free for Chiangmai-Chiang Rai, 2)
Buy one way, get free return for Chiangmai-Udon Thani and Chiang Rai-Udon
Ginger Shop 1 (Soi Loi
Kroh) and 2 in the garden of The House Restaurant & Tapas Bar have
great Valentine presents for your sweetheart. Fashion, jewelry and all these
things you never know you needed until you see it. Big sale on
accessories. Open daily except Sunday.
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 @cmc church.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: [email protected] hotmail.com
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).