Community Happenings and Festivals

TODAY: The Rydges-Amora Tapae Hotel will host the annual Herring Party on Saturday, June 26 at the hotel swimming pool. Dutch international buffet, 350 baht p.p. Special show and entertainment! Don’t miss this ‘once a year event! More information from 0 5325 1531.

TODAY: 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 wine, beer or soft drink is B. 200. Please reserve a.s.a.p. with Kurt at kurthausammann @ hot or tel. 0 5327 4402 or 06 071 0562. Kurt’s Restaurant is located at Anusorn market.

TODAY: Saturday (June 26) and tomorrow Sunday, June 27, ‘To Be No. 1’ Thailand Cheerleader Championship at Airport Plaza Chiang Mai, Lanna Hall, Floor 4.

TONIGHT: 8th Installation Ceremony of the President and Board of Directors of 14 Rotary Clubs of Chiang Mai on Saturday, June 26, 6.00 p.m. at the Imperial Grand Hall, Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai. The entrance fee is 400 baht, including Dinner and soft Drinks.

Gong Dee Sudio presents on Saturday, July 10, a program of Delicious Songs, performed by soprano Sheilagh Angpiroj and pianist Bennett Lerner. Songs by Donaudy, Respighi, Korngold, Christopher Berg, and Poulenc at Gong Dee Studio, Nimmanhemin Rd., Soi 1 at 7.30 p.m. Admission 200 baht. Reservation advisable.

Newly opened La Luna Gallery in Chiang Mai presents its first major exhibition: "White Mornings and green buffaloes - visions of Vietnam", featuring twelve Vietnamese artists. Some of the artists are already famous and well-established internationally, while others are young and upcoming and have never exhibited outside Vietnam before. Worth visiting!

The exhibition runs until July 15 at La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoenrajd Road, Chiang Mai. Ph. (053) 306 678

The Influential Sri Lanka? A continuation of work by Chiang Mai-based photographer Angela Srisom wong wathana. 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, 4-7 p.m.

INTG: The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is Tuesday July 6, 2004 at the Alliance Française at 7.30 p.m. Everybody is welcome. The presentation and 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.

Mark your calendars: In Honor of the 30th Anniversary of Payap University, the music department of Payap University presents a concert of Chamber Music on Friday, July 2 at 7.30 p.m. at the multi-media room, Mae Kao campus, featuring Chaipruk Mekara on clarinet, 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 Free!

US Independence Day! Exciting US 4th of July Extravaganza for all U.S. passport holders and their guests, (provided their ID or passport number has been submitted to the Consulate by Thursday, July 1). From 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. fun, food and shows for young and old. More detailed information on Page 21. Admission is 50 baht for adults and 20 baht for children. For more information, call 053-252-629, ext. 0.


Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaeminda Road has a ‘Golden Oldies Night’ from the 60’s to the 80’s, every Friday. Join them in ‘La Gritta’ and experience the nostalgia with music from Daeng Fantastic and his band. Their Friday Night Buffet includes service stations with pasta and an array of garnishes – something for everyone. Freshly baked pizza; fresh soups; local and international cheeseboard and of course the Welsh Rarebit fondue station! 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 B. 490 net, children B. 300, net. Table reservation at 053 22 1130.

Amazing Sandwich has two restaurants: ‘The shady island in a sea of rice’ branch No. 2. opposite Kad Suan Kaew 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.

‘Baan Rom Mai’ -‘Garden Restaurant’ in the newly opened Chang Klan Plaza on Chang Klan Road. Thai and Issan Food in a Bali style environment. Small Conference and Karaoke Rooms, delicious Thai Food! Open daily from 10 a.m. – midnight.

Chez Gibus Grill House offers BBQ, salads and French fries from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. except Sundays. 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 0 5329 1401, Mr. Montri.

Rydges-Amora Tapae Hotel presents a ‘Daily Lunch Buffet’ - Designed to cater the needs of the 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 12 noon and 2 p.m. Car park with direct connection to hotel. 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, Charoenprathed Road.

The Bear’s Den Bar & Restaurant, a/c main bar and restaurant, garden bar and beer terrace, beside Rimping Condominium. All major LIVE sports action shown on the big screen, English Football League, Six Nations Rugby, Formula One. Traditional British ‘Pub Grub’, European and Thai Meals served daily. Sunday – Roast Beef with all the trimmings, 220 Baht served all day. Group reservation: Tel/Fax: 0 53 260404.

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 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 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 and Pork Spareribs and Sausages and Loin of Pork, served with Red Cabbage, Potatoes and garlic baguette. Only 199 baht per person. From now until July 10, daily from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., except Tuesdays. Group reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa at 0 5321 4483.


Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!) More information at 09 997 8146 or mailto :c _ [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 tree [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]


Global Education Days at CMU-IC 2004: "Gateway to Your Future." The International Center of Chiang Mai University (CMU-IC) will host "Global Education Days at CMU-IC 2004" on July 16-17 (Friday and Saturday), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. "GE Days 2004" will be the one-of-a-kind forum for students & families to understand & compare the advantages of studying in the USA, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Visitors will discover options for Scholarships, hear Alumni Talks (in Thai), receive Expert Counseling and Visa Advice, and enjoy Games & Gifts. Free Assessment Tests will be given: Global English (for Communication), TOEFL, IELTS, or Japanese. Pre-Registration and info: 053.942881-8, [email protected], www .ic . cmu.

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]

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 flag fall, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer.

The Phamai Clinic (Methadone Clinic), a government organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problems with alcohol, smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226 135 or e-mail for more information: Pha_mai_clinic @

On the air! Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcasting live, daily from 7.30 p.m.-9 p.m. 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 foreigners.