Community Happenings and
Chiang Mai will once again host the Mango Festival
for 2 weeks in May at the Buak Hard Park with a fair, ‘everything
around Mango’ and the obligatory beauty contest.
Chiang Mai Art Museum and Valentine Willie will
continue the painting exhibition called, “Chang Fee Ming”
until May 28. For more information contact CMU at 053 218 280.
Grace International School in Hang Dong Road is once
again holding a ‘Car Boot Sale’ on Saturday, May 15
beginning at 8 a.m. The 25 baht entrance fee entitles you to go
shopping for toys, books, clothes, handicrafts, homemade jams and sauces,
even furniture of all kinds. For entertainment a Taekwando exhibition will
be held, there will be basketball shootouts, and enough food, drinks and fun
for the whole family!
CMU Art Museum and Theatre will present a celebration
titled “Flowers blooming in the heart of grass-rooted people”
on May 15 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on May 16 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Art
exhibition, art demonstration, concert from local Thai folk music champion,
Soontri Wetchanon and much more…
May 29: Charity Classical Concert
for Chiang Mai’s ‘Foundation to Encourage the Potential of
Disabled Persons’. Classical music by W. A. Mozart, A. Borodin and
Thai Folk music, played by M.L. Usni Pramoj, (viola), Tasana Nagavajara
(violin), Kittikhun Sodprasert (violoncello) and Siripong Tiptan (violin).
Begins at: 5.30 p.m. with a cocktail reception before the concert at the Four
Season Resort’s Intanin Room. The minimum donation of 500 baht per
person will go 100% directly to the Foundation. Complimentary shuttle
transfer provided. Ticket holders will be eligible to enter a lucky draw.
Limited space! Reservations: at 053 298 181 or email: concert .chiangmai
The annual Lychee Fair will take place
during the month of May at the Provincial Stadium in Chiang Rai.
Various agricultural displays, Lychee wine and exhibitions, folk dancing,
local handicrafts, and of course the ‘Miss Lychee’ beauty contest.
Forest Pride Festival - Friday, May 14 in the
evening and Saturday May 15 - exhibitions, stalls, music and talks at the Chiang
Mai Art Museum. Sunday May 16 join thousands as they walk from
the Art Museum to Doi Suthep to celebrate the forest. For more information
call 053 810 623 - 4.
The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai
Group is Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Fran็aise
Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. For more information e-mail:
Modeling: Priew Magazine is looking for girls who
want to participate in the ‘Super Model 2004’ competition.
Contestants should have a minimum height of 165 cm and be under 23 years of
age. Applications can be made in Chiang Mai from now until May 21 at Central
Amari Rincome’s May
promotion is called “The British Table”. Traditional
and contemporary British Flavours. It features specialty items with a
British flavor, as well as some of the traditional choices, from light
and contemporary dishes to the more classical and quintessentially
British roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Sample the light and
refreshing chartreuse of poached salmon with English peas and Stilton
vinaigrette and English pea coulis, or the Scottish king scallop and
mussel salad with aged sherry vinaigrette. Reservations at the Amari
Rincome Hotel. Tel 053 221 130.
Amazing Sandwich now has two Restaurants:
visit ‘The shady island in a sea of rice’ branch no. 2. opposite
Khad Suan Keow Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant
and Takeaway between the Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel.
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. 053 272 712.
Darling, Wine Pub, on Huay Kaew Road,
Chiang Mai’s best known wine bar offers a daily Happy Hour from 5 p.m.
– 8 p.m. For wine testing evenings or table reservations, call 053 227
427. Mondays closed!
Kurt’s Restaurant, formerly known as Formula 1,
will show every 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-Amora 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
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. Opening hours - noon to 2 a.m. daily - lunches served from noon
to 3 p.m. 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. Happy Hour is back on Fridays
from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2 for 1 on draught, bottled beers, wine and house
The Pub, on Huay Kaew Road, one of the best known
places in town has a new improved menu, offering pub grub and tasty Thai
dishes. Friday Happy Hour from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Every
weekend Australian Rugby and the complete sports schedule displayed in
The Tavern, under new management, offers ‘All
you can drink’ Heineken draft beer from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. for
only 199 baht! Open daily from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Daily live music! Tel.
053 249 231.
The House, restaurant, tapas and wine bar: May
specials, party arrangements, birthday parties, Spanish nights. Call
Manager Joe for information and reservations at 053 419 011. Closed
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai
needs volunteers (students are welcome!)
More information at 09 997 8146 or email: c_dproject
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 playing an instrument. Spoken or sung word. Email
treeberstein @hotmail.com for more information. Mikes are provided, just
bring along a good mood and help the jam.
Shower singers - Come forward! Do you normally sing
in the shower? Consider sharing your hobby in a more social setting. The
Chiang Mai Choral Society is looking for singers,
people who can read music (or pretend to) and who love to have a good
time on Monday nights while practicing. Find out more by contacting
Ellen Clark, choir secretary, on 053 309 187 (office), 053 853 265
(home), or email [email protected]
Training Course and
Demonstration on Aroma Oils, Therapy and Massage May 20 – May
21, from 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Lectures on massage products, spas, spa
treatments and more at the CMU Agricultural Faculty. Applications are
available at CMU. Cost is 2,500 baht p.p. Call 053 944 088 for more
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.
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.
CMU Art Museum is showing
free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 9: Last Love (Thai 2003 English subtitles)
Director: Mom Chao Chatre Chalermyukhon. Widow with 3 children, hungry
for love but heartbroken, falls in love again and the tragedy starts …
again. Sunday, May 16: Hilary and Jackie (UK 1998)
Director: Arnold Tucker. Tragedy of two gifted musical sisters. First
very close, then separated and then tragedy strikes with Jackie falling
victim to MS.
Taxi Meter - important for
the wet season. Call Nok - tel. 09 261 4290- 20 baht for pick up, 30
baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer.
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 3 - 4.15p.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:
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