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
Annual Rose Show 2004 until December 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
Cultural Hall, daily from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Expect to find the kingdom’s
finest organic produce there, and much more.
Chiang Mai Community Church (CMCC) will have an
evening service on December 26 at 4.30 p.m.
Northern region Cheerleader Championship at
Central Airport Plaza on Sunday, December 26, 2004 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Acoustic Artists say Good Bye 2004 on December 29 at
6 p.m. at the Grand Hall in Kad Suan Kheow. Well known singers from Bangkok
will entertain. No entrance fee!
Annual Winter Fair from December 30 - January 10, at
the outdoor field behind Chiang Mai City Hall. Many products, presents and
the Miss Chiang Mai Beauty Queen Contest.
‘Chiang Mai Silver Street’, Wualai Road is
adopting the ‘Walking Street’ concept on Saturday January 1st
and January 8, 2005 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wulalai will host Lanna arts and
Pell Mell - an Art Exhibition by Austrian artist
Doris Kraushaar. Opening Tuesday, December 28 from 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The
Writers Club and Wine Bar, 141/3 Rachadamnoen Rd. opposite La Villa Italian
Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova Tennis matches at
the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium on January 2, 2005. Tickets available at
Thai Ticket Master, first floor Central Airport Plaza for 1,500 baht. Check
the website www. thaiticketmaster.com for more information. Match time: 3
Exhibition ‘Mysterious Mekong’, to mark the 20th
anniversary of the founding of the Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) will
take place throughout January at the L’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient
opposite the Alliance Francaise. Opening ceremony January 7, 2005 at 6.30
Only 200 tickets at 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.
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.
From matter to life: Science and Society. Public
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] mfu. ac.th.) 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 vpi @chiangmai.ac.th and opxx [email protected])
Alois Chiang Mai’s newest
southern German (Bavarian) restaurant will feature Ducks ‘German Style’
from December 25 - January 2, 2005. For outside orders, please arrange with
Alois in advance at Tel. 0 5327 8515, Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30
a.m. – 11 p.m. Opposite Golden Fern Guest House.
Amari Rincome New Years Eve Gala Buffet on Friday,
December 31 from 8 p.m. till late. Start the New Year with a bang and follow
up with a New Year’s Brunch on January 1st
from 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Amari supplies the food, but you have to bring
your own company. New Year’s Gala 2,100 baht net, children under 12 years
1,100 baht net. 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! New Years
Gala Dinner! Check advertising on page 23. European Deli to go! New
wines and champagnes have arrived! Cheese, homemade pasta, bread and even
Italian olive oil. Call, come to the shop or even order by Internet, [email protected]
buonissimo.co.th. Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or check www.buonissimo.co.th
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.
Fillmore East’s famous USDA and Argentinean Angus
Steaks can now be enjoyed at the new River Restaurant on Charoenrat Road.
For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.
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.
Novotel Chiang Mai, next to Rimping Supermarket will
celebrate with ‘A Night In New York’, performances by Simon Cabaret and
many surprises. Huge buffet and great music! 1,750 baht for adults and 1,000
baht for children under 12. On January 1, 2005 they will host a ‘recovery
new year brunch from 11.30 a.m. onwards. 450 baht net for adults and 250
baht net for kids under 12. Reservation at 0 5322 5500.
Rydges Amora! Four In One Party on December 31, 2004.
Four theme parties, Jazz and Blues, Live Music, Rock n’ Roll, and ‘Kad
Mua Kua Lang’. Jungle Night around the poolside and all parties offer a
full buffet of many dishes from around the world. 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, 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.saen khamterrace.com or www.
Sheraton New Years Gala Night on December 31st
at the spectacular Lanna style decorated grand ballroom. For reservations
contact tel. 0 5327 5300, extension 1138. Adults 2,500 baht net per person,
children 1,250 net per person.
Tapas Bar, at The House now has an extended
covered terrace with a middle eastern-Indian ambiance. New exciting dishes
on the tapas menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0
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
The House celebrates New Years Eve with a luxurious
Gala menu, sparkling wine promotion and strawberries dipped in dark
chocolate which come with each bottle. Tel. 0 5341 9010, Fax: 0 5341 9010 or
e-mail: [email protected] cm.ksc.co.th
The Pub on Huay Kaew Road will have a normal
‘amateur’s night’ on New Years Eve but will reserve New Years Day
for the serious drinkers. Call Grahame 0 5321 1550 for more details.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan promises to
spoil their guests with a sumptuous buffet on December 31st
from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Homemade mulled wine promotion throughout December
for only 80 baht per glass. Reservation needed for December 31st,
2004. 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.
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 @
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the
LuckyDogs Ltd.) 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] yahoo.com
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.
Blue Elephant Laundry. Hand
washing clothes is not a popular option today. Blue Elephant Laundry at the
junction of Irrigation Canal and Ton Payom Market, say they can make all
your cleaning nightmares disappear. Call Panida and her staff at Laundry 1:
8/5 Suthep Rd. Tel. 0 5327 9169, 0 6186 4785, Laundry 2: 27
Sirimangkralajahn Rd. Soi 7 Tel. 0 5389 4647.
Meter Taxis. 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht
for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting time – 1 baht per minute.
Individual drivers with taxi: Call Nok tel. 0 9261 4290, Singkame at 0 1952
0900, Werapong at 0 1960 1391, Winyu at 0 1885 4469, Somboon at 0 9851 3708,
Wisan at 0 7177 0929 and Somchai at 0 6181 6386.