Vol. III No. 37 - Saturday September 11 - September 17 2004
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Saturday, September 18 at 6.30 p.m. Saxophone at its best - Narisa in Concert at the Kad theatre at Central Kad Suan Kaew. Many surprise guests and artists. Tickets are available for 150, 300 and 500 baht and part of the amount will be donated to children in need through HIV. Tickets: please check advertising on page 3.

Nothing: A Retrospective Exhibition by Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum, Exhibition from September 10-30, 2004, Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Animal Lovers’ Dog Show” September 25 and 26 at the Lanna Hall of Central Airport Plaza, 4th Floor. If you think your dog is the prettiest in town, the competition fee is 300 baht or 350 baht at the door on the day of the competition BEFORE 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25.

Winemaker’s Dinner at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and Robert Mondavi Winery will team up for a culinary extravaganza on Saturday, October 9, 2004. Cocktails, followed by a splendid four-course menu. Jeff Cook, representative from Robert Mondavi will lead through the evening, sharing and explaining the different Californian wines. Limited Seating! Tickets are 1,700 baht ++. Reservation and more information, call 0 5328 9181.

International Triathlon and Duathlon, Sunday, September 26 from 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Open to many age groups. Apply in person at SAT Chiang Mai office at the 700 Year Anniversary Complex daily between 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. or on the event day from 4 a.m. – 6 a.m. Entry fee 200 or 300 baht. Check out: www. sat.or.th/triathlon

Dining

Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s famous Sunday Brunch, more deliciously tempting than ever. Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Amazing Sandwich: ‘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. 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.

Buonissimo 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. - 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 053 272 712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza has 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. 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 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 Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai, newly 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 3824

The Northern Park Emporium and Lilavadee Coffee Gallery launched a new promotion of Health and Spa products under the brand “Prumelia” (Lilavadee). The products include spa and skin nourishing products with new scents and many Aromatherapy products from The Northern Park Emporium. Lilavadee Coffee Gallery, opens daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

‘The Pub’ on Huay Kaew Rd: For those of you who are at a loose end on Mondays, The Pub is now open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 5 p.m.to midnight and Saturday-Sunday noon til midnight. Tetley Bitter is available and Tiger beer on draft as well. Friday Happy Hour ALL NIGHT with a discount of 20% on all drinks. Special occasions catered for call 0 5321 1550 and speak to British Manager, Grahame, for more details.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates 3 years in Chiang Mai. September promotion: Bavarian Pork Roast with Semmelknoedel (dumplings) and red cabbage for only 199 baht. Daily from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. For group or catering reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.

Clubs

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: [email protected] chiangmai.com

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: [email protected] chiangmai.com

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? Notice: Audition Call for a young Asian Male under 30 for the role of ‘Song’ in the play M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang, which will be produced at the beginning of next year by the Chiang Mai Stage Club. 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 0 9997 8146 or mailto:c_dproject @yahoo.com

Lanna Dog Rescue has rescued dogs and they are ready for adoption by a loving home. Call: (Thai) 0 5394 5332 ext 101 (day) 0 5389 4774 (evening) Wilaiwan, (English) 0 5321 2810 Roshan or e-mail: [email protected]

Education

“Lanna History Seminar ” on September 16 at the conference room of Wiang Haeng Wittayakom School in Wiang Haeng district, Chiang Mai. The seminar will include evidence of a pre-history human community discovered in Wiang Haeng district, archeological exploration and excavation at historical sites in Wiang Haeng district. Lecturers will be Dr Prasith Auetrakulwit and Asst Prof Chartchai Romson, from archeology faculty of Silpakorn University, Group Capt Sakpinich Promthep, head of the history division of the Royal Thai Air Force and Dr Phattaya Yimrewat, Assistant Director of Mahidol University.

CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. September 12, Kirikou and the sorceress. September 19, Belleville Rendevous.

Services

Taxi Meter - important for the wet season. Call Nok - tel. 0 9261 4290 - 20 baht flag fall, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Two more recommended taxi drivers were Somkam at 0 1952 0900 and Wirrapont at 0 1960 1391.

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: 0 5327 1227. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and foreigners.



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