Community Happenings and Festivals

Urgent: Lady Lunch Bunch - Change of venue: Due to storm damage at the Bears Den the venue of May’s Lunch Bunch has changed. It will now be held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Same date - Wednesday May 26, Same time: 12 noon. The cost of the lunch will be 160 baht per head. The Imperial Mae Ping is on Seedornchai Road (corner of Gumpaegdin and Seedornchai roads). Please confirm to Dot Delaney before Monday, May 24, at [email protected] or mobile 01-6711638. Ladies who have already confirmed please note the venue change!

The Secrets of Dreams – June 5 at CMU’s Chiang Mai Convention Hall. Fund raising event starts at 3 p.m. with children activities. Show time 6 p.m. Entrance tickets: 100, 200, 300 and 500 baht with lucky draw. 80 – 90 performers, local food and beverages provided. Local artwork and handcrafts. If you want to be a part of this big event, visit the website at www. for more details about the program, sponsors, performers and charity organizations. Or get in touch with Subnotic Events Agency, Tel: 05-0413-621 Lou, fax: 053-207141, or email: [email protected]

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.

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. [email protected] four seasons .com

The annual two weeks Inthakin Ceremony will be hosted by Wat Chedi Luang from May 19 – June 4. The festival is used to ask for peace and rain. An associated ceremony, pithee suab jata muang, is performed at the four city corners, the five city gates and at the Three Kings Monument, to ensure the continued long life of Chiang Mai.

Fly with me to another World will have an exhibition from May 23 until May 31 on ‘Seeing the Surroundings’ at the CMU Art Museum.

Mark your calendar: the Whiffenpoofs are coming to town. 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Payorm Room of the Amari Rincome Hotel. The Whiffenpoofs are the a capella group of the United States and entertain around the world with a unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue in cheek humor! Entrance fee: 500 baht p.p. For reservations please call 053 221 044.


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 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.

Rydges – Amora will host their yearly Herring Party on June 5 at the swimming pool of the hotel. Information from 053 251 531. Also, daily lunch buffet - value for money at the Rydges Amora Chili Coffee Shop. Car park with direct connection to hotel.

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 shows every race and pampers 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.

The Bear’s Den a/c main bar & restaurant, garden bar & beer terrace, Happy Hour is back on Fridays from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2 for 1 on draught, bottled beers, wine and house spirits.

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 bar.

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 Sundays!


The Scandinavian Club has their next fellowship meeting at Belle Villa on Saturday, May 29. Overnight stay is included. Call Anita 0 5322 6969 or Karin 0 5343 7272 for more information and reservation, or e-mail: [email protected]

Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!) More information at 09 997 8146 or email: [email protected]

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 [email protected] hot for more information. Mikes are provided, just bring along a good mood and help the jam.

Shower singers - come forward! Do you 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]


FT- Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s World Class Fitness Center offers daily fitness classes to fit your requirements. Located on the second floor of Rimping Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily, English speaking instructors and many ‘low season specials’.

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.

Ray Twine MA will start a 5-6 week course on NLP (cognitive behavior psychology) on Saturday May 22 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. N.L.P. modules, beliefs -attitudes- required outcome, fundamentals of NLP, the buzzwords. Assessment of the priority senses. Relationship with harmony. Language -models of excellence. Patterns of the mind, the working part of NLP using proven methods to make mind-changes, breaking addiction, phobia, motivating enhancing skills in sport. Participants have lifetime methods plus a certificate. Fees for the course less than 1,000 baht. For reservation, or late starters, call: 053 211 542 or mobile 09 433 9629, email [email protected] .com

CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23: Madeleine (Korea 2003 - English Subtitles) Director: Park Gwang-Chan - Two ex teenage classmates meet again after many years apart and their love is renewed. Will they also make it when the first problems arise? Sunday, May 30: American History X (USA 1998 - Thai Subtitles) Director: Tony Kaye - Drama regarding racism and its tragic consequences.


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.

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: Pha_mai [email protected]

On the air! Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcasting live, daily from 7.30-9 pm. Request Line: 053 271227The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and foreigners.