Vol. III No. 15 - Saturday April 10 - April 16 2004
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Announcements for Events, Concerts and Shows

Sunday April 11, Air Art Show - Top performances on the highest acrobatic pole at present, action with 3 motorcycles and a formula E racing car up to a height of 40m. Read more in the sports section.

Panisa Gallery has a new art exhibition ‘Mood, Colour and Voyage’ by Tanorm Kongchand and Narat Panmanee, April 9 - 29.

“Follow the Footsteps of Traditional Lanna Artisans” April 9-15, from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the CMU Art Museum, Nimmanhaemin Road (opposite Ton Payom Market). Experience workshops in textile weaving, ‘Thangyin’ lantern making, basketry, pottery, big drum competition, etc., and a rural village-style market providing Lanna food, drink and merchandise. Lanna Saa paper lanterns will receive a mass lighting on April 15.

Songkran activities in Chiang Mai

Cultural processions of 8 Lanna provinces and 5 countries in the Mekong Sub-region on Saturday, April 10 from 4.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The processions will begin at the Wing 41, Sanam Bin Road heading to Chaeng Ku Hueang, entering through Suan Dok Gate. The end of the processions will be at Nong Buak Hat Public Park. The principle ceremony will take place in front of Nong Buak Hat Public Park at 6:30 p.m.

A musical fountain show entitled The River of Friendship, Lanna Civilization, and Cultures will be shown daily at 9.30 p.m. from Friday April 2 - Sunday April 15 on the bank of the Mae Ping River, in front of the Office of the Chiang Mai Municipality.

Happenings At Nong Buak Hat Public Park:

Daily from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday April 2 - Sunday April 11: Cultural presentations and demonstrations of the 5 Greater Mekong Sub-region countries and the group of the 8 upper northern provinces will be shown daily at Nong Buak Hat Public Park. Represented will be the 8 upper northern provinces and the five Greater Mekong Sub-region countries.

Daily from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Exhibition of OTOP products from the 8 Lanna provinces, demonstration and sales of Grand Lanna cuisine and products from the Royal Projects.

From Friday April 9 – Sunday April 11: Tourism trade and consumer fair.

April 13 - 6 a.m. Merit making, 8.30 a.m. Thapae Gate - Songkran festival opening ceremony, followed by a ‘Lady riding a bicycle with umbrella’ contest.

April 15 1 p.m. procession to the governor’s house for a water blessing ceremony, around Ratchadamnoen Road.

April 13 and 14 at Wat Phra Singh: Lanna speech contest and games for kids and teenagers. From around 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

April 13 and 14 at Thapae Gate: Grammy artists will entertain with free concerts from 8 p.m. - midnight

Clubs

Lunch Bunch Ladies Group will have their next ‘get together’ at the Rydges Tapae Chilis Coffee Shop, inside the hotel on April 28 at 12 o’clock noon. Sumptuous Lunch Buffet. Guests and newcomers in town very welcome. Parking available. Reservations until latest until April 25 with ‘Marion’ at Chiangmai Mail. Tel 0 5322 4102 or [email protected]

Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!)

More information at 09 997 8146 or email: [email protected] yahoo.com

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

Dining

Amari Rincome’s April promotion is called “Reflections of the Danube” - Contemporary Austrian Cuisine and features Chef Adrian’s creations like salmon torte with horseradish cream cheese mousse, warm rabbit salad with foie gras and Riesling sauce and much more.

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.

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 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. Kurt’s Restaurant is located at 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.

Rydges-Amara 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 A/C main bar & restaurant, Garden Bar & Beer Terrace, 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. Every Wednesday is Ladies Night - free drinks for the ladies between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Offer applies to draft beers, house wine, house spirits, mixers and soft drinks only – Sorry but guys have to pay regular prices.

The House, restaurant, tapas and wine bar: April specials include chilled tomato soup and delicious lamb. Call 053 419 011 for table reservations. Closed over Songkran from April 12-15.

Education

First Holistic Medicine World Congress in Thailand from April 23 to 25 at the CMU Convention Hall. Professionals from all continents will discuss, talk, and hold workshops on different topics.

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.

Ballroom Dance Class at the 700 Year Anniversary Complex. Monday – Friday from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Instruction fee: 600 baht per person.

Entertainment

CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 11: Sweet and Low Down, USA -1995- comedy, directed by Woody Allen. Keywords of this movie would be: jazz guitarist, genius, arrogant, alcoholic, dreams, great music.

Services

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] cmcchurch.org

The Phamai Clinic (Methadone 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]

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 for Thai nationals and foreigners.



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