Community Happenings and Festivals

Saturday, July 10, Gong Dee Studio presents 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.

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, 4-7 p.m.

Friday, July 23, I got rhythm! Music by George Gershwin, performed by Bennett Lerner and David Wilson, pianists, with Chaipruk Mekara, clarinettist, Pantawat Nawig, percussionist, and Remi Namtep, electonist. Special guests, Joan Eubank, vocalist, and Bernard Sumner, pianist. Multi-media room, Mae Kao campus, Payap University at 7.30 p.m. Admission free!

Romantic Songs at the auditorium at AUA, 75 Rachadamoern Road on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 7 p.m.. Tenor Ruediger Liesmann and pianist David Wilson will perform songs from Gustav Mahler, Robert Franz, Franz Schreker and Arnold Schoenberg. Lyrics are translated into English but will be performed in German Language. Ticket 100 baht.


Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaeminda Road celebrates all National Holidays with special Lunch Buffets. Don’t miss French Bastille Day on Wednesday, July 14, 2004. 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 Isaan Food in a Bali style environment. Small Conference and Karaoke Rooms, delicious Thai Food! Open daily from 10 a.m. – midnight. Table reservation, Tel. 0 5382 0037-8.

Chez Gibus Grill House will feature a special Cous Cous Night on Saturday, July 17 for 380 baht only. Chez Gibus is open from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. daily 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 this month a 20 percent discount on all bottled wines. Parking places right behind their building (entrance before Darling, between the two building blocks). 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.

Le Coq d’Or Restaurant Promotion for the month of July: Set Lunch including a glass of fruit punch only 390 baht and Set Dinner including a glass of wine for 1,250 baht. Live music every Thursdays! For table reservations or pick up from your home or hotel, call 0 5328 2024 or 0 5380 1501.

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. Music theme nights on all Wednesdays in July. July 14, Bob Dylan, July 21, Blues and July 28, Country/Western night. Fridays Happy Hour from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Each Sunday roast beef and roast lamb with Yorkshire pudding, roast potato, veggies and gravy. Start is at noon until they run out. 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. New promotion from July 11 – August 8, daily from 5 p.m. onwards, daily except Tuesdays. Probably Thailand’s longest Thuringian BBQ sausage with Sauerkraut and your choice of potato salad, mashed potatoes, or farmer style potatoes. Price or 2 persons only 299 baht. Group reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt 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. Poetry or song. 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]


Public Talk by Nicholas Bourriaud on July 12, 2004 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. onwards at Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient, 131 Charoen Prathet Rd., T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai. Nicholas Bourriaud is a renowned art critic and curator who has actively organized contemporary art exhibitions and written for international art and cultural publications. He will present a talk as part of his research for the upcoming publication on topic ‘Altermodernism’: Globalization, Buddhism and Contemporary Art. Lecture will be in English with Thai interpretations on discussion session. RSVP is recommended to ensure your free seat. For more information of all activities and to pre-register for lectures and field trips which are underway with the ‘Fly me to another world project’, please contact Fly With Me to Another World project office, Tel 0-5389-0277/ Fax: 0-5321-4305 or email at [email protected] flywithme

The Chiang Mai Charm Cluster supports private sector initiatives that can help to increase the average daily expenditure and length of stay of tourist visitors to Chiang Mai. *101 Reasons To Spend Another Day* will have a presentation at the Rydges Amora Hotel on Friday, July 16, 2004 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Register by Fax: 0 5381 8641

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 forum for students and families to understand and 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 and gifts. Free assessment tests will be given: Global English (for Communication), TOEFL, IELTS, or Japanese. Pre-registration and info: 053.942881-8, [email protected],

Overcoming AIDS together International World Conference in Bangkok July 11 – 16 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m., Women speak out. Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m., Anti-retroviral therapy, films and discussions. Wednesday, July 14 at 7 p.m., Open Film Night: Trafficking and other issues. Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. HIV Edu-tainment, performances, films and discussions. Saturday, July 17, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. is children day with kids from the Mercy Youth Circus performing. Saturday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Charity Night with baroque music from the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, art auction and Heaven’s Melody. All events are free and everyone is welcome. The panel discussion will be translated into Thai. For more information on different events and venues, please call 0 2527 0316 – 7.

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 a.m. to 12 noon, and on Sunday from 3-4.15 p.m. Info-line 053-262-660. Movie-line 053-262-661. Email: rain [email protected]

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: kristar, tel: 01-55555-30,

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.