August 11-15, Chiang Mai Lanna Pruksachat Festival at
Suan Luang Ro Kao, near Suan Dok Gate in the heart of the city.
Organized by Chiang Mai Municipality.
In celebration of Payap’s 30 Year Anniversary
Celebration, the music department announced a Flute and Harp Concert on
Saturday, August 21, at 7.30 p.m. at the Multimedia Room (library
building) of the main campus. Xavier Pitijet Vichitporn, Annette George and
Judith Utley will perform classical pieces by Beethoven, Cimarosa,
Shostakovich and others.
Music In The Park: The Doi Suthep Nature Study Centre
will be holding a free outdoor musical event between 4-5 p.m. On the free
space right before the entrance of the Chiangmai Zoo. August 21, Thanabodi
Brass Quintet and September 4, A Capella Music.
The 2004 Jazz Ambassadors “The Chicago Jazz Quartet”,
selected through a competition of talented professional musicians from
across the United States will play in Chiang Mai. Vocalist and trumpeter
Matt Lewis, pianist Benjamin Lewis, bassist Lorin Cohen, and drummer Michael
Raynor. August 21, at 2.30 p.m. at Television of Thailand (Channel
11) in Chiang Mai on Prachasamphan Road. To reserve seating, free tickets
are available on a first come, first served basis, by calling Television of
Thailand (Channel 11) Chiang Mai at 0 5328 3742.
‘Ejection Life Is Equal’, an art exhibition from
August 1-31, 2004 at the Art & Cultural Centre behind the Three Kings
Monument. The Ejection Group 2004 will exhibit contemporary art, many
styles from Thai and International artists from Chiang Mai. Open
Tuesday–Sunday, 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Classic Touch proudly presents Tenor Antoine Garch at
Gong Dee Studio. Accompanied on the piano by David Wilson on September
11, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets available soon. Sponsors welcome. Call Maew 0 1881
The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai
Group is Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Fran็aise
Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. The speaker for this INTG talk will be
Jack Kelly on the theme, “Chiang Mai Tourism, Problems and Solutions”.
For more information e-mail: [email protected]
Official opening of The-Hole-In-The-Wall on Saturday,
August 28, 2004 from 2-8 p.m. Introduction of this new public house in the
heart of the city. 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., near Wat Phra Sing or call 0 5328
3824 for detailed directions.
Give the gift of life! Blood Donation together with
the Chiangmai Immigration Office at The Red Cross on Wichayanon Road on
Monday, August 23, 2004. Everybody is welcome to help in honor of H.M. Queen
Sirikit’s birthday. Maybe one day it is YOU who needs blood…
Panasonic Star Contest at Central Airport Plaza on
August 21 and August 22 takes place at the Lanna Hall on 4th floor.
Applications for singers and bands can still be sent to the PR Counter at
Central Airport. More information at 0 5328 1661 – 80 ext. 1234.
Opera Club: The next grand opera evening performance
will be on August 19, 2004 at 7 p.m. at the home of Dr. Howard C. Graves,
Jr. The opera offered will be “AIDA.” The first 20 members
indicating they will attend, will be invited. YOU may become a member.
E-mail [email protected] or phone 0 53219 683.
The CDSC will be host to a Thai German Church service
of Pastor Burkhard Bartel on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 4 p.m. Meeting to
socialize starts at 3 p.m. in the premises of the Christian German School
Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaeminda Road. August is
Swiss Food Month, a reflection of Switzerland’s long culinary history.
Table reservation on 053 22 1130.
‘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
Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can
eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6 p.m.
to 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table
reservations on tel. 053 272 712.
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.
Rydges also 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. Evening
time is British time during the month of August! 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 Baan Naifan 2. Check it out at www.saenkhamterrace.com or
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 Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai, just
opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into
traditional Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie or have a three course English
Lunch for only 90 baht net. 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., T.Phrasing, Tel 0 5328
‘The Pub’ on Huay Kaew Rd. has a new promotion
throughout August. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2 sirloin steaks
and a bottle of Australian wine for only 999 baht. Tetley Bitter is now
available as well. Friday Happy Hour from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. wide variety of
sports, including Aussie Rules Football shown in the Sports Bar. Special
occasions catered for call 0 5321 1550 and speak to British Manager,
Grahame, for more details.
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
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates
3 years in Chiang Mai. August promotion: Grilled Duck Breast on Sauce
Malteser, croquette potatoes, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Daily from 5
p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. For group reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa
Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.
The Writers’ Group has re-launched itself and
appeals to all writers to join their informal discussions and work critique.
There are two meetings (each about 90 minutes); the informal
‘Scribblers’ meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss
elements of novel and short story writing, while the more serious
‘Wordsmiths’ meet every fourth Wednesday to critique selected work
of the members. These take place at the Writers’ Club and Wine Bar on
Ratchadamnoen road from 7:30 p.m. sharp. More information:
Attention all Chess players: an informal Chess Group
now meets at Home Restaurant (down a small Soi to the left of Rydges Amora
Hotel on the Moat), every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome,
simply show up (with a set if you have one). More information:
The Chiang Mai Stage Club holds many activities
for people who are interested in all aspects of drama. The group meets every
Monday evening at 7 p.m. Are you interested in plays, readings and
performances? Just contact [email protected] for further information.
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students
are welcome!) Health and Happiness for ‘underprivileged’ dogs can also
be given with canned dog food or small (even big) donations. We greatly
appreciate any help. More information at 09 997 8146 or
Open Mike August 31, at the UN Irish Pub
from 8 p.m. onwards. Show your musical skills or your reading skills; share
your talent, no matter if it is singing, poetry or playing an instrument.
Mikes are provided, just bring along a good mood and help the jam. Anything
goes, just be original and yourself. More information needed? E-mail:
Ladies Slimming Club, (men are welcome!) healthy,
satisfying and flexible weight loss programme. We supply group support and
motivation. Members follow a “food optimising”, healthy eating plan that
offers a safe and efficient way to lose weight and stay a healthy weight for
Every Thursday morning at 10.30 at The Bear’s Den (next
to Rimping Condominium). Details 053-861526 (mob: 0926-13042) email
The International Research Center of Natural Sciences,
444/6 Regent II, Sansai Road, is conducting another two work shops, directed
by Dr. Rajeev Marwah, President of the World Congress on Holistic Medicine.
September 12 with the theme, Past Lives and on October 10 called Soul
Travel. Everybody is welcome. More information call 01-319-7566
CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies
every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check at CMU for the updated plan!
The next NGO Forum discussion on the follow-up to
the 15th International AIDS Conference is postponed until the last Tuesday
of August, (August 31, 2004) from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Everybody is welcome.
Questions, concerns or comments, contact at [email protected] or
053-418-438 for venue.
Don’t be in despair! The Samaritans, a charity
organization with a worldwide presence might be able to help YOU solve YOUR
problem. Ask for advice first. We try to help you Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays between 6 – 10 p.m. Call 0 5322 5977 – 8.
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.
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.