COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Community Happenings and Festivals

Let’s celebrate Christmas in July! The next Ladies Lunch Bunch will take place on Wednesday July 21 at noon at The Bears Den beside Rimping Condominium, 233 Jarern Road, Chiang Mai, phone 053 260 404. Limited parking, so car pool would be advisable. Roast dinner selection of turkey beef with roast vegetables, vegetable lasagna, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, including a soft drink tea and coffee. Cost 200 baht. Take away roast can be purchased and pre ordered for hubbies dinner at 200 baht. Place your order with your RSVP by Monday, July 19.

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. Special guests, Joan Eubank, vocalist, and Bernard Sumner, pianist. Multi-media room, Mae Kao campus, Payap University at 7.30 p.m. Admission free!

Saturday, July 24, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Concert at the Faculty of Humanity Convention Hall (8th Floor) of Chiangmai University at 7 p.m. Conducted by Rear Admiral Mom Luang Usni Pramoj. Solo Violin and Concert Master Tasana Nagavajara. Tickets 500, 400 and 200 Baht. Available at Queen of Cups Cafe on Nimmanhemin Rd. (next to Kasem Store Nimmanhemin Rd.) There is no fixed seating number. For reservation please contact Mao 01 9939035 (English) or Sutee 06 7309305 (Thai)

Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 7 p.m. Romantic Songs at the auditorium at AUA, 75 Rachadamoern Road. 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. Tic ket 100 baht.

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, Monday – Friday, 4-7 p.m.

Dining

Saturday July 17: Chez Gibus Grill House will feature a special Cous Cous Night for only 380 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. All you can eat buffet for only 219 baht. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations at tel. 053 272 712.

Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaeminda Road celebrates all National Holidays with special Lunch Buffets. 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.

Buonissima Italian Restaurant and Shop! European Deli! Cheese, Wine, Homemade Pasta, Bread and even Italian Olive Oil. Call for table reservation, just come to the shop or even order by Internet. Tel. 053 853 098–9 or website www.buonissimo.co.th

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!

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza changed its look. Check it out to be surprised even more when testing their delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional fondue, but light and tasty. Call for reservation 09 423 1688 or 053 201 551.

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 Thursday! 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 for 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.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant, One of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. Both places are to be found at Ban Naifan 2. Check it out at www.saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com

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, 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 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, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates 3 years in Chiang Mai. New promotion from July 11 – August 8, open daily from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. Probably Thailand’s longest Thuringian BBQ sausage with Sauerkraut and your choice of potato salad, mashed potatoes, or farmer style potatoes. Price for 2 persons only 299 baht. Group reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.

Clubs

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. Poetry or song. 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]

Education

Last Day today! 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], www.ic.cmu.ac.th

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: [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: [email protected], tel: 01-55555-30, www.zenith5.net

The teachings of ‘Eckhart Tolle’, a modern master and the author of ‘The Power Of Now’. Listen and watch in English free. A guide to spiritual enlightenment. Contact Ivan on 0 5342 3602 or 0 1473 6414.

CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Services

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: [email protected]

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.