Community Happenings and
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 exhibited outside Vietnam before. The exhibition runs from
June 5 to July 15 at La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoenrajd Road, Chiang Mai. Ph.
(053) 306 678.
The Ladies’ Lunch Bunch meeting for June
will be held at Chan and Pauline’s restaurant on June 23 beginning at
noon. The restaurant is located exactly opposite the Northern Farms shop on
Huai Kaew Road. It will be a set lunch with a choice of main course, either
smoked pork with mushroom sauce or fresh fish. Price including starter,
coffee and tea is 200 baht p.p. Reservations can be made until June 18 with
Carol Street, tel. 0 5349 8207 or e-mail: castreet @loxinfo.co.th
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.
INTG: The next meeting of the
Informal Northern Thai Group is Tuesday July 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance
Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. The speaker for this
INTG talk will be Dr. Duongchan Apaavaatjrut Charoenmuang and the theme is
“The impact of Air Quality on Chiang Mai residents”. Please note that
the July talk is on the first Tuesday, July 6.
The Whiffenpoofs are coming to town. 7 p.m.
on Friday, 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! Entrance fee: 500
baht p.p. For reservation please call 053 221 044.
Mark your calendars: on Friday, July 2 at 7.30 p.m. at
the multi-media room, Mae Kao campus, the music department at Payap
University presents a concert of Chamber Music featuring
clarinet, performed by Chaipruk Mekara, clarinetist, Karen Wernli, cellist,
and pianists Bennett Lerner and David Wilson. The program will be
Beethoven’s Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Debussy’s Rhapsody for
Clarinet and Piano, Mekara’s “Wung Weyng” (“Lonely”) for solo
clarinet, and Brahms’s Sonata No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano. Admission is
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. Closed Mondays!
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 will have Mike Slanina on
Saturday, June 26, at 1 p.m. who will talk about ‘Rights in Thailand’.
Entrance including a set European lunch plus 1 glass of wine, beer or soft
drink is 200 baht. Please reserve a.s.a.p. with Kurt at kurt hau sam
[email protected] or tel. 053 274 402 or 06 071 0562. Kurt’s Restaurant is
located at Anusorn market.
The Rydges-Amora Tapae Hotel has a ‘Daily
Lunch Buffet’ - designed to cater to the needs of busy people in
town throughout the week, the business lunch invites you for a quick but
tasty bite. An extensive fresh salad bar, a well-balanced buffet, the soup
and the carving of the day, along with the famous Rydges desserts are the
best choice for a light and healthy lunch, daily, between noon and 2 p.m.
Car park with direct connection to the hotel. For more information contact
the Sales Dpt. at 053 251 531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road,
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 053 818 355 or 01 883-9361,
Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenpathed Road.
The Bear’s Den a/c main bar &
restaurant, garden bar & beer terrace, beside Rimping Condominium - New
menu and 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 Rules Football and the complete sports schedule displayed in the
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 on Moon
Muang Road. Call Manager Joe for information and reservations at 053 419
011. Closed Sundays!
To Nobody (Soi Tewan) celebrates 3 years in Chiang
Mai. Pork knuckle, pork spare ribs, sausages, and loin of pork, served with
red cabbage, potatoes and garlic baguette. Only 199 baht per person.
From June 13 – July 10, 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
mail to : [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]
Sunday June 13 at 4 p.m. will be another Thai-German
Service at the German Christian School Chiang Mai (CDSC). The
preaching will be done by Pastor Chaisri of Payap University and the
translation by Joachim Bachhofer. Everybody is welcome. Come early, at 3.15
p.m., for coffee and cake!
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
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
Transformation by numbers. The journey of your life -
seeing the whole picture. Come and learn about numerology, geometry,
metaphysics, divination and how energy works. Talks, groups, readings and
workshops. Contact: [email protected], tel. 01-55555-30, www.zenith5.net
I-TIM’s the International Hotel and Tourism
Industry Management School located in Bangkok is now accepting applications
for next intake, their 33rd
which will commence in July 2004. Scholarships are available
for the two-year diploma program in hotel and tourism management for both
Thai and foreign students. Each year of the program, there is a five month
internship period with placement in all major tourist destinations including
Chiang Mai. Applications for scholarships are free and available from I-TIM,
but close on the June 25. For further information please telephone
02-7320170-3, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.i-tim.ac.th
CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies
every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
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