Announcements for Events, Concerts and Shows

March 28 at the Kad Theatre, The Nutcracker 2004. A combined ballet performance by local students, international dancers and popular Thai singer Manunut Samaerasut. Tickets from 100 baht to 500 baht with all proceeds going to the foundation for people with Down Syndrome in northern Thailand.

The 4th Art Thesis Exhibition at Chiang Mai University Art Museum is still ongoing until March 30. A joint project from the Department of Fine Arts. Paintings, sculptures and graphic arts. A great show worth seeing!

HQ Art Gallery exhibition ‘Icons of Serenity’ by Suriya Siemmai and Wattanapong Yotaitiang. Contemporary art to be seen from March 1 until March 31, Monday – Saturday 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. HQ Art Gallery is situated at 3/31 Samlan Road, opposite Wat Phrasing.

Panisa Gallery presents the art exhibition: ‘The Third Step on the Road to Becoming a Lanna Artist’ by Pornchai Jaima between March 19 – April 7.

Life Cycle of people in Thailand, a photo exhibition by Ivar Sviestins at the Chiangmai City Arts and Cultural Center is still on until March 31. Supported by the United Nations Population Fund in Thailand (UNFPA), the Embassy of Sweden and the Planned Parenthood Association (PPAT).

CMU Art Museum - until March 31, is showing the Faculty of Art’s Thesis Exhibition of Senior Students”; a great exhibition. “Plan in Space”, art thesis of senior students of Faculty of Art, CMU, is on view until March 29 in the CMU Art Museum field.

The Third Cartoon and Animation Festival, Chiangmai by Rabiang Silp Club, CMU starts on March 27 and runs until April 2.


The next Ladies Lunch Bunch will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at Siam Garden. Siam Garden is located about half an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Sarapee District. An international buffet-style lunch will be served at noon for 150 baht per person. Please reserve if you are coming (or not) by Sunday, March 28 by email: Erica or 053-429-878.

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

Open Mike every Tuesday at the Irish Pub. From 9 p.m. onwards. Show your musical skills, no matter if it is just singing or with an instrument.

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]


Amari Rincome’s March promotion is called “Gourmet Ireland - New Irish Cooking” and features Chef Adrian’s creations of old Irish recipes, cooked in a modern way. An example of one of the dishes is: roast pepper-crusted loin of venison with fresh thyme, Irish whiskey and crepes on white truffle creamed potatoes and saut้ed fragrant leaf spinach. The April promotion will be Easter Day Brunch on Sunday April 11 at La Gritta Restaurant. “Easter Egg” theme and colorful decorations. Games for kids, including “Hunt the Eggs” and many others, with prizes for the winners! Starts 11 a.m. Price: 350 baht net, children 200 baht net. April - all month long - “Reflections of the Danube” - contemporary Austrian cuisine.

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.

Chez Gibus Grill House offers BBQ, salads & french-fries except Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. All you can eat for only 219 baht. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations at tel. 05327 2712.

Kurt’s Restaurant, formerly known as Formula 1, will show every F1 race and pamper guests with buffets, Swiss and international food as well as their tasty pizzas at its premises in the restaurant on Anusorn market.

The Grillstation’s famous Formula 1 Sundays continue with specials prepared by Gypsy and his staff. Come early or reserve your table in advance at 01 883 9361.

The Rydges Chiang Mai offers a great daily business lunch buffet with Thai specialties and a variety of international, mouth-watering highlights. Daily from noon – 2 p.m. at Chillies Restaurant inside the Rydges Hotel. Only 200 baht/person. A true value for money!

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 Bear’s Den has ‘Sports on a Big Screen’ whenever a big sporting event is on, like Formula 1 or rugby. New opening hours - noon to 2 a.m. daily - lunches served from noon to 3 p.m. - ‘Special’ all day big English breakfast has been added, in addition to the regular three-course Sunday roast lunch. On Saturdays and Sundays – BBQ your own choice from the ‘specials board’ or the chef will cook it for you.


Bridges, dialogues towards a culture of peace, will feature a keynote speaker at CMU on Friday April 9 at 2 p.m. Prof. Robert Huber, a Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, professor at the Technical University in Munich and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry will talk on ‘Protein structures in medicine’. For information and free tickets, phone 053 943 661-5 or e-mail [email protected]

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 teachings of ‘Eckhart Tolle’, a modern master and the author of ‘The Power Of Now’. Listen and watch free in English. A guide to spiritual enlightenment. Contact Ivan on 053 423 602 or 01 473 6414.


CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Subnotic Events Agency, an international event and entertainment company are organizing a fund-raising event with show and performers at the beginning of June in Chiang Mai. They would like to get in contact with small and medium sized charity organizations and individuals in Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand who need urgent funds for their charity project and are interested in explaining their project at this event. For more information, contact 09 191 8512 Anong, 01 027 1335 Dao or 05 041 3621 Lou. Also: volunteers are needed for setting up the event.

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).

Back on the air! Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcasting live, daily from 7.30-9 pm. 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.