Saturday, December 18, 2004, 10 Year Bakery Concert at central Airport Plaza. Showtime 6 p.m., doors open 4 p.m. Tickets on sale, first floor Central Airport for 600, 900 and 1,200 baht.

Saturday, December 18 at 7.30 p.m. Charity Piano Recital by David Wilson at Gong Dee Studio. Entrance, 200 baht. Available at Gong Dee Studio, Nimmanhaemin Road or Classic Touch at 0 1881 9226.

Chiang Mai Community Church (CMCC) on Sunday December 19 at 4.30 p.m. is having a family service, featuring a children’s play. December 24 at 11 p.m. late night Candlelight communion service. December 25 at 10 a.m. Christmas day family service and on December 26 at 4.30 p.m., evening service.

Thailand Vs Germany Football on Tuesday December 21 at 6.30 p.m. at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. Advance ticket sales available from the Football Association of Thailand. Reserve by calling 0 2216 2954-55 or fax your name, ticket price and number of tickets to 0 2215 4494. You can pick up your tickets three days before the match from the Football Association of Thailand, Supchalasai Stadium, Gate 3 Rama 1 Road Patumwan, Bangkok. Tickets: 200, 300, 500, 1000, 1,500 and 2,000 baht.

Imperial Mae Ping Hotel will hold “Xmas Rock ‘n’ Blues Concerts” from December 24-25 at the Mae Ping Beer Garden, with the rock music band “Dynamics” and the blues band “Tightrope” on stage. For reservation, please call 0-5328-3900.

Bon Traditions, HE Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak will be speaking at the Prem Center in Chiang Mai, on Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the highest teachings of the Bon traditions. December 16–22. More information call 0 5330 1466 or e-mail [email protected]

Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and Saturday between 6–10 p.m. Singing and folk song contest during December. More information at 0 5382 0037-8.

Northern region Cheerleader Championship at Central Airport Plaza on Sunday, December 26, 2004. Detailed information next week.

Charity Christmas Piano Concert, Saturday December 25 at 6 p.m. at the A.U.A., 24 Rajadamnoen Road. Different pianists from Chiang Mai play compositions from Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Musorgskij. Free admission. Donations for children’s home are welcome.

Annual Rose Show 2004 will be from December 24–26 at Kham Thiang Flowers and Plants Market. Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Doi Kham Royal Project Fair: December 23–26 at CMU exhibition hall. Agricultural products from the Royal Project at very reasonable prices.

Anti Drug Sport Competition from December 16–19 at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium. More information in Chiangmai Mail sports section.

Only 200 tickets (200 baht) available for a Classical piano recital by New York concert pianist, Bernice Silk at Gong Dee Studios, Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 1, on January 15, 2005 at 7.30 p.m. Proceeds go to The Chiang Mai Disabled Center.

Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova Tennis match at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium on January 2, 2005. Tickets are available at Thai Ticket Master, first floor Central Airport Plaza for 1,500 baht.

From matter to life: Science and Society’. Public keynote speech and dialogue by Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Strasbourg. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 9.30 a.m. at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai (Information & free tickets: Phone 053-916-000 and 917-034, Fax 053-916-034 and 917-049, E-mail [email protected] and on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, 9.30 a.m. at Chiang Mai University (Information and free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076 and 941-007, Fax 053-219-252, 943-666 and 942-666, email [email protected] chiang and [email protected]


Alois Chiang Mai’s newest southern German (Bavarian) restaurant. Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tel. 0 5327 8515, opposite Golden Fern Guest House.

Amari Rincome Christmas Eve Gala Buffet on Friday, December 24 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Christmas Brunch on December 25 from 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. at La Gritta for 495 baht net. Children 295 baht. Christmas Gala Dinner on Saturday December 25 with sparkling wine for 975 baht net and a huge count down on New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m. onwards. Make your reservation well in advance at the Guest Relations desk or at La Gritta Restaurant. Telephone 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich One and Two. Opposite Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway between the THAI Office and Vista Hotel. Tel/Fax: 0 5321 8846.

Baan Rom Mai Garden Restaurant in 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! New wines and champagnes have arrived! Cheese, homemade pasta, bread and even Italian olive oil. Christmas Orders being taken now. Call, come to the shop or even order by Internet, [email protected] buonissimo - Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or check www.

Chez Gibus Grill House Countdown 2004 will feature a Gala Buffet on Friday, December 31, 2004. ‘All you can eat BBQ’ and home made onion soup at 1 a.m. Great music to get you ‘in the mood’. Only 490 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6–10 p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 0 5327 2712.

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.

Imperial Mae Ping has a “Fantasia Night Gala Dinner” on Friday, December 31st at the Mae Ping Beer Garden. Tickets 2,500 baht each. For reservation, please call 0-5328-3900.

Santa Claus at Rydges Amora! Friday, December 24, he will make an appearance during a sumptuous Christmas Dinner Buffet with festive entertainment and again at the Christmas Brunch Buffet on Saturday, December 25 at the Chilies Restaurant. Rydges Amora has car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant will have a Christmas specialties buffet on Friday, December 24, 2004. Turkey, German sausages, and everybody’s favorite Christmas goodies. Adults 750 baht, children 350 baht. Reservation needed! Clubhouse Ban Naifan 2 Tel. 0 5383 8990. Check out www. or www.

The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, beside Rimping Condominium. Mondays – House Spirits 50 baht all night long. Wednesdays – Ladies Night and free Bingo. Ladies drink free from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 7-9 p.m. it’s 2 for 1 on House Draught, Bottles, Spirits and Wines. Tel/Fax: 0 5326 0404.

The Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai, recently opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into traditional Fish and Chips, 39/7-8 Rachamanka Rd., T. Phrasing, Tel 0 5328 3824.

The Pub on Huay Kaew Road will offer an ‘All-You-Can-Eat BBQ’ party for 195 baht on Friday, December 24. Great music! Saturday, December 25, traditional Christmas lunch will be served at 2 p.m. Bookings needed. See menu at the bar or call Grahame 0 5321 1550 for more details.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan will spoil their guests with sumptuous buffets on December 24, 25 and New Years’ Eve, December 31st, 2004. From 6.30 p.m. Reservations needed on all these dates. To Nobody is open daily for lunch and from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.


Scandinavian Christmas Party on Thursday, December 23 at 6.30 p.m. at Fred and Anita’s garden, 888 Sukkasem Soi 12 (behind Lanna Hospital). Tel. 0 5322 6969 or e-mail: [email protected]

Interested in forming a Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage group, to help women of all nationalities to get together on a regular basis. Please contact Sharen on 0 1289 4719 or Carol 0 5349 8207 email mailto:[email protected]

Lady Lunch Bunch Group is holding their next pot luck lunch in the countryside of Doi Saket, 16 km north of Chiang Mai on January 19, 2005. More info email anneliehendriks @ hot

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd. Prt.) is looking for volunteer teachers! (Students are welcome) We need enthusiastic and serious people who are willing to help developing our school program that aims at establishing an understanding in children on how to safely and hygienically interact with dogs. Interested? Please contact Nienke at 09 99 78 146 or email: [email protected]


Ongoing Space UK exhibition until January 17, 2005 at the observatory in CMU. Workshops, lectures and more to understand the solar system. More information at British Council Chiang Mai, 0 5324 2103.

FT Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s world class Fitness Center offers daily fitness classes to your requirements. On the second floor of Rimping Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily, English speaking instructors.