Community Happenings and
Today: 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. Check for time and place with the hotel. Ticket
holders will be eligible to enter a lucky draw. Limited space! Reservations:
at 053 298 181 or email: concert.chiangma [email protected]
European Film Festival at Major Cineplex
at Central Airport Plaza from June 1 – June 13. Check page 24 for movie
schedule and announcements. Entrance all movies 70 baht p.p.
The Secrets of Dreams – June 5 at CMU’s
Chiang Mai Convention Hall. Fund raising event starts at 5 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.subnotic.com 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: sun [email protected]
The Influential Sri Lanka? A continuation of work
by Chiang Mai-based photographer Angela Srisomwongwathana. Black & white
pictures and color range from fine, symbolic stone carvings to world-class
5th century frescos. A-Gallery, opposite Gong Dee Studio, on
Nimmanhaemin, Soi 1 until July 22, from Monday – Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
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.
Art Museum at Chiang Mai University presents: Fly
with me to another World; an exhibition from May 23 until May 31 on
‘Seeing the Surroundings’ at the CMU Art Museum.
Dance Festival at Gong Dee Studio, Soi 1
Nimmanhaemin Rd. on Sunday, June 6 at 5 p.m. Art of dance, through the heart
of dance. Latin, flamenco, tap, Lanna contemporary, Asian contemporary.
Admission, 150 baht; students 100 baht. For more information call Gong Dee
Studio at 053 225 032.
Newly opened La Luna Gallery in Chiang Mai is
ready to present its first major exhibition: “White Mornings and
green buffaloes - visions of Vietnam”, featuring around twelve
Vietnamese artists. Some of the artists are already famous and
well-established internationally, while others are still young and upcoming
and have never before exhibited outside Vietnam. The exhibition runs from
June 5 to July 15 at La Luna Gallery, Charoenrajd Road 190, Chiang Mai. Ph.
(053) 306 678.
Every Friday Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaemin
Road has a ‘Golden Oldies Night’ from the 60’s to the
80’s. Visit ‘La Gritta’ and experience the nostalgia of the 60s, 70s
and 80s with music from Daeng Fantastic and his band. The Friday night
buffets feature roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding carved by the
chef, as well as an extensive selection of premium charcuterie and salads.
If it’s Western food you want – then it’s got to be the Rincome! Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. Price: adults 490 baht net, children 300
baht net. Table reservation at 053 22 1130.
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.
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!
House of Palm, traditional and southern Thai cuisine.
Happy to assist in party arrangements. Closed every Wednesday. On Doi Saket
Highway. For directions and reservations call 053 291 401, Mr. Montri.
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 Rydges-Amora Tapae Hotel has a ‘Daily
Lunch Buffet’ - Value for money at the Rydges Amora Chili Coffee
Shop. Car park with direct connection to hotel. Party catering, ballroom,
theme parties. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 053 251 531,
Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.
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 0-5381-8355 or 0-1883-9361,
Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenpathed Road.
The Bear’s Den a/c main bar & restaurant,
garden bar & beer terrace, beside Rimping Condominium - 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
The House, Restaurant, Tapas and Wine Bar: May
specials include cucumber yoghurt soup, scallops, sea bass and any kind of
Spanish tapas! Call Manager Joe for information and reservations at 053 419
011. Closed Sundays!
To Nobody (Soi Tewan) celebrates 3 years in Chiang
Mai. Spare ribs, BBQ-sausages, sauerkraut and garlic baguette as much as you
can eat only 111 baht per person. From now until June 13,
daily from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., except Tuesdays. Group reservations, call
Joerg or Sunisa at 053 214 483.
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students
are welcome!) More information at 09 997 8146 or mailto:[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] 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
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 and information, or late starters,
call: 053 211 542 or mobile 09 433 9629, email [email protected]
CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies
every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. 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: [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: 053 271 227. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai
FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and
Raintree Resource Center - located just east of the
Nawarat Bridge. Free library membership with more than 600 videos and 6000
English books available. Free booklet: “Helpful Hints for Getting Settled
in Chiangmai”. Open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10
to 12 noon, and on Sunday from 3.00-4.15 p.m. Info-line 053-262-660.
Movie-line 053-262-661. Email: [email protected]