COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Real St Patrick’s Night Party hosted by Paddy Linehan, travel writer/adventurer/storyteller - straight from Ireland. A night of genuine and quality Irish music, song and stories will accompany Irish Stew, Irish Coffee, Irish language, lies and laughter at Soho Bar from 8 ‘til late on St. Patrick’s Night (March 17). Soho Bar, 20/3 Huay Kaew (opp. Orchid Hotel).

Saturday, March 12, from 7 p.m. Spring Garden Party at The Pub on Huey Kaew Road. Guitar John will entertain and Big Sam and his boys will be cooking up a special Chirassco BBQ for 225 baht. Reservation with Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

Ladies Lunch Bunch Group meets on Wednesday March 16 at noon at the Empress Hotel, 199/42 Chang Klan Road (main restaurant - private room). Thai, Western, Japanese and Vietnamese Lunch Buffet, for 140 baht p.p. Reservations - Linda Buck at [email protected] info.co.th before Tuesday March 15, 2005.

‘Education for peace’, Prof. Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, at Chiang Mai University on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 2 p.m. ‘Science and the protection of human rights’. Peter Agre is Professor of Biological Chemistry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. Reservation advisable. Information and free tickets, Tel 0 5394 3665 and 0 5394 2666, email vpi @chiangmai.ac.th

Tenor Antoine Garth at Gongdee Gallery on Friday, March 18, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets 200 baht at Gongdee Soi 1 or with Tananan Willson Haute Couture (0 1881 9226).

Sleeping Beauty and the Asian Love story Manohra Fantasy by Chiang Mai Ballet Academy at Kad Suan Kaew theatre on Sunday March 20 at 1.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets 100, 200, 300 and 500 baht. For more information call 0 5330 6358 or 0 1881 1114.

Zonta Hawaiian Night Friday, March 25 at the Empress Hotel Grand Ballroom. Prizes for best Hawaiian costume. Proceeds to the Zonta educational fund for 300 orphaned children. More information at 0 1472 8113.

Norwegian Musical Evening at Gong Dee Gallery on Monday March 21 at 7.30 p.m. Pianist Sigmund Hjelset and tenor Songsit Lertsethtakarn will entertain with a program covering works by Bellini, Schubert, Schumann, Grieg, Sommerfeld and Norwegian composers. Reservation advisable. Entrance 300 baht.

‘Mega Metal’, an animation movie will be screened by the faculty of Media Arts and Design of CMU from Friday, March 25–29 between 12 noon and 6.30 p.m. at the Vista theatre, Central Kad Suan Kaew. More information call 0 1530 2940.

The ‘Hong Kong Academy String Quartet’ Charity Concert for Tsunami relief at Gong Dee Studio on Saturday March 26, at 7 p.m. Haydn, Shostakovich and Ravel! Admission 200 baht, students 150 baht. Reservations at Gong Dee Studio, Tel. 0 5322 5032.

The 18th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes from Sunday March 27, through Saturday April 2, 2005. Final details in the Sports section of Chiangmai Mail.

‘Elephant In My Mind”, Elephant Art Exhibition by Jakraphan Chaijit at Maesa Exhibition Hall, Maesa Elephant Nursery in Maesa Elephant Camp Mae Rim. Daily from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. until April 16, 2005. Tel. 0 5320 6247 – 8.

The 9th Rincome-Ang Khang Season Fun Rally on April 30 – May 1, 2005. The winner’s trophy will be presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani. More information, contact the Amari Rincome Hotel, Sales Department, 0 5322 1130 or e-mail [email protected]

Dining

Amari Rincome’s March promotion has fresh Mangos and Whisky plus “The 7 Swabian”, featuring Chef Dirk’s creations of old German Swabian recipes, cooked in a modern way. On March 25, Greek specialties Lunch buffet and note the Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet on Sunday March 27, 2005. Gourmet treats for the whole family. For reservation call 0 5322 1130.

At Amazing Sandwich you order your individual type of Sandwich, Baguette or daily specialties. Chiang Mai’s Sandwich Specialists since 1998 offers steady quality at reasonable prices in a relaxing atmosphere now at two venues: 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.

Buonissimo Italian Restaurant and Shop! Discounted wine and international spirits available. Great for ‘party shopping’ while munching on a Pizza! Shop on the Internet, email [email protected] onissimo.co.th or phone Sergio at 0 5385 3098–9 or through the website www. buonissimo.co.th

Central Duangtawan Hotel has a daily Dim Sum lunch at their Sunflower restaurant for only 270 baht per person. The menu features a wide assortment of dishes served with special Chinese sauces and traditional Jasmine tea. The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant open for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and dinner 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Tel. 0 5390 5000 ext. 3227.

Chez Gibus Grill House has a ‘Chateaubriant’ with diplomas! Chef Alain, the Swiss specialist from Chez Gibus is there from 6-10.p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on Tel. 0 5327 2712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. Fondues for everybody’s tastes. Be surprised by their delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional, but light and tasty. Call for reservation 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.

Fujian, the Chinese Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai where you can enjoy the extraordinary! Dim Sum and Chinese Nouvelle Cuisine. Open daily for Dim Sum Lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and evenings from 6 p.m. onwards. Table reservations at 0 5388 8888.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1,100 baht ++ per person, children up to 12 years 550 baht ++. A jazz trio provides lively and relaxed background entertainment. Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or email siriluck.lertlarpyo [email protected]

Fillmore East’s famous USDA and Argentinean Angus Steaks at the new River Restaurant on Charoenrasd Road. For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.

The Oriental Shop, Bakery at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort’s Kad Dhara shopping arcade is open every day from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m and sells the most delicious chocolates, praline specialties, French bread, and croissants. Taking orders now for special birthday or Easter cakes.

Pum Pui, Italian Restaurant da Franco in the middle of town serves not only very special Pizzas, but also great Italian wines in ‘almost Italian’ surroundings. Table reservations with Franco at 0 5327 8209.

Rydges Amora Tapae features a Hawaiian Delight promotion for March 2005. Enjoy the tropical feeling indulging in Hawaiian specialties, and a variety of international, mouth-watering highlights. Daily from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at the Chillies Restaurant inside the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. For more information, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant. New! Live Music every Saturday and Sunday evening, featuring tenor Book Kitavadhana at the Ban Naifun 2 Clubhouse. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. www.saenkha mterrace.com or www.baans aendoi.com

Tapas Bar at The House has an extended covered terrace with a middle Eastern-Indian ambience. New exciting dishes on the menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0 5341 9011.

The Bear’s Den offers traditional British Pub Grub, Fish n’ Chips, Bangers and Mash, Toad in the Hole, while you enjoy the beautiful river setting. Opening hours Monday to Friday 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon to 1 a.m. The Bear’s Den, 233 Jarern Rasd Road, T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Tel/Fax 0 5326 0404.

The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and shows every race and pampers the guests. Receive your personal race-info on the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur on March 20, 2005. Reserve your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road will be showing Aussie Rules Football every Friday evening, Saturday lunch time, Saturday evening, Sunday lunch and Sunday evenings. Games schedule is displayed in the bar. Discounted prices for the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). Easter Sunday, March 27, features roast turkey with stuffing. Every Friday 20 percent discount all night. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan. Indulge yourself in treats for your taste buds and discover new delights from Germany. Open for lunch and then dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, (daily except Tuesdays). Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.

Movie Schedule Chiang Mai

Look at http://www.major cineplex.com/pda/show time.php and go to ‘Chiang Mai Branch’ for local show times at Central Airport Plaza.

Similar movies are shown at Kad Suan Kaew and across the street at 12 Huay Kaew Road. Check www.chiangma ivista.com for those times.

The Heinrich Boell Foundation showing the 2004 Israeli movie ‘Broken wings’ by Nir Bergman on a big screen in the HBF compound on March 17 at 8 p.m. An aching domestic drama of an Israeli family of five, shattered by the recent death of their father. (Hebrew with English subtitles)

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd.) needs enthusiastic and serious people who are willing to help develop our school program to establish an understanding in children on how to safely and hygienically interact with dogs. Interested? Please contact Nienke at 0 9997 8146 or email:[email protected]

Education

Free Seminar by Master Chinh Pham explaining a method for curing diseases by fasting and correct eating. Empress Hotel, Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at 7 p.m. Space is limited and reservations required. Contact George to reserve your place, Tel. 0 4042 7637.

Creative Meditation every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. at the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre in Changpuak, Chiang Mai. More information tel 0 5321 4904 after 5 p.m. Foreigners very welcome.

Buddhist Meditation class every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Venue: The Yoga Studio, 90/1 Rachamanka St., 200 m west of Prappoklao St. junction in the old city. Map at www.yoga-chiangmai.com. Suitable for beginners although everybody welcome. Call John 0 7172 7500 for more info. Afternoons only please.

Monk Chat at Wat Suan Dok every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. First hand information in English from novices and monks concerning questions you always wanted answered.

Services

Meter Taxis. 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting time – 1 baht per minute. Taxi Call Center, Tel 0 5327 9291, 0 5327 1242 ext 16, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 20–40 baht charge for call-out service, depending on location.

English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program is on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners.

T.I.T.S. - New English Language Radio Station, daily from 8 a.m. - midnight. FM 106.50 MHZ to stay informed about your community. Requests and comments, phone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: [email protected]