COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

The Dancers’ Company with a concert of motion and imagination will stop on May 7 at Kad Suan Kaew Theater in Chiang Mai and dedicate all proceeds to benefit “Children’s’ Cricket in Chiang Mai” as well as “School Funding for Orphaned Children.” Tickets 100, 400, 500 and 1000 baht available at Chiangmai Mail, (0 5323 4102) at Kad Suan Kaew Information Counter, at Suriwong Book Centre, (0 5328 1052) and the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy (0 5330 6357). For more information contact Linda Buck at mobile 0 7191 3807.

Grace International School announces a Garage Sale on May 7 from 7.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (early start to avoid heat), at the new GIS elementary building. Entrance gate is inside World Club, off Hang Dong Road. Everybody is invited! For directions to Grace Int’l School call 0 5344 2186.

Thai German Service on Sunday, May 8. Start with coffee and cake at 3.15 p.m., followed by a service given by Pastor Burkhard Bartel at the Christian German School. More information from [email protected]

Ladies Lunch Bunch Group meets on Wednesday May 11 at noon at the beautiful restaurant of Sheraton Chiang Mai. International buffet for a special price. For reservations and directions please email to Dot Delaney at email: [email protected] com or call 0 1671 1638.

First initiated by two artists from Thailand, ‘the land foundation’ invites you to visit their ‘One Year Project’ exhibition from May7 - June 30 at the land foundation. For more information and a map, please visit www.theland foundation.org or call 05381 1555.

Barry Snyder Piano Recital” on Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. at A.U.A Language Center on Rajdamnern Road. D&M Music Studio in cooperation with A.U.A Chiang Mai proudly present “Barry Snyder Piano Recital”. The tickets are priced at 300 and 200 baht for students available at the door at 7 p.m. For more information call Khun Mongkol 0 1682 8000.

The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) is on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Alliance Francaise in Chiang Mai: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sampan Singharajwarapan, CMU’s renowned geologist, will talk about the geology of Northern Thailand and its environs.

For more information email: [email protected] or call 0 5324 72 63.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar is showing work of young Thai artists until the end of May. Amongst others, artist Kom Suwanakerd, a graduate of Rachamongkon Technology Institute’s Fine Arts Department is exhibiting works entitled “Pace of Life”.

The Wisdom of Lanna Arts and Craftsman 2005 exhibition of Lanna artists runs at Chiang Mai Art Museum until April 28 daily from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. More information at CMU tel 0 5394 3833.

Fairytales and Folktales. 17 artists display their interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales as well as other stories, sagas and epics at ‘La Luna Gallery’ on Charoenrajd Road until May 15. Tel. 0 5330 6678.

Bangkok Community Theatre merrily presents Puss in Boots at the British Club (Silom Soi 18). An interactive children’s play for the young, and young at heart! May 28 and 29 twice daily at 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. plus on June 4 and 5 three times daily at 11 a.m., 1.30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets 180 baht each will be available from May 5 at CD Warehouse on the 3rd floor of ‘The Emporium’. For more information, please visit the BCT website at www.bct-th.org, e-mail:[email protected] or call 0 9166 4786.

Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street every Sunday along Rachadamnoen Road from 5 p.m. until midnight and Wualai Walking Street every Saturday where you can purchase silver products and many home decorative items.

Dining and
Restaurants

Amari Rincome celebrates May with a Mediterranean Food Promotion at La Gritta. For information and reservation call 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich with two restaurants in town feeds the inner person every day with many specialty Sandwiches, Baguettes or all day breakfasts at reasonable price. First class quality products only! Amazing Sandwich at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd.-beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd.-opposite Orchid Hotel.

Central Duangtawan Hotel’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Bakery & Italian Caf้ serves a wide range of cakes, cookies and savories to accompany a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Opening hours from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily Tel. 0 5390 5000 ext. 3227.

Chiangmai Kebab, the first Kebab shop in Chiang Mai is now open. Traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. Opening offer only 60 baht. They also serve Falafel and Samosas daily from 5 p.m.–midnight. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832.

Chez Gibus Grill House lets you have ‘your’ daily BBQ season. Choose your favorite cuts from an assorted display of prime quality meats and seafood and have them cooked the way you want. Match your meal with a fresh salad from the salad bar and flavor it with your choice of yummy sauces. All you can eat for only 219 baht per person. Chef Alain 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. Try their cheese fondue—a warm dish consisting of at least two varieties of cheese that are melted with a soup็on of flour and served hot from a special pot. Enjoy the traditional Swiss dish that will definitely delight your taste buds, and is the ideal ‘sharing’ dinner for friends and family! Call for reservation 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.

Farang Ses Restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai offers a ‘May Sa Yon’ Seasonal Menu, daily until April 30. Three course Menu, plus Amuse Bouche, Coffee, Tea and Petit Fours for 1,800 baht plus VAT. For reservation kindly call Khun Sutreeya, Tel. 0 5388 8888, ext. 8842.

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.

Fillmore East’s Bob Marley Burger with tender charcoaled chicken or their delicious Caesar salad is worth to visit the new riverside restaurant on Charoenrajd Road. For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.

Le Grand Lanna features a Chilean Wine Promotion as long as stock lasts. For reservation, lunch and dinner, call Tel. 0 5388 8888 ext 8566.

The Oriental Shop Bakery at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort offers a wide new tea selection to compliment their dark and white chocolate creations. Also taking orders for special birthday cakes. Tel. 0 5388 8888.

Rachamankha Hotel offers a Afternoon Tea Menu for you and your guest’s delight. Light cheese cakes, apple strudel with whipped cream and Scone Mascarpone and jam among many other different sweets to make your afternoon tea most enjoyable. Reservation or more information, call 0 5390 4111.

Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel serves a delicious International Lunch Buffet at the Chillies Restaurant inside the hotel. Daily 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Price 200 baht++ per person / children half price. For more information, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant. New! Live Music every Friday and Saturday 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.saenkham terrace.com or www.baan saendoi.com

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

The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and shows every race and pampers the guests. Receive your personal race-info on every race. 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 has revamped their menu and included a new range from Yorkies Pies. Order at wholesale prices. The weekly prize draw on a Wednesday is proving to be very popular but you have to be in THE PUB at the time of the draw (7 p.m.) to win. Aussie Rules Football every weekend. Games schedule is displayed in the bar. Every Friday 20 percent discount all night. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan. If you are looking for a good night out with great food, look no further. To Nobody is ideal for expats and Thais alike. Indulge yourself 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.chiang maivista. com for those times.

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Co. Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old place. Bigger kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise. For more information get in touch with Nienke Parma, M. D. LuckyDogs, Please contact Nienke at 0 9997 8146 or email: [email protected]

Education

Entrepreneur Workshop by Dr. Laura Godrfredsen on Sunday May 8, at Payap University from 1.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. The focus of the seminar is on what is a viable business and developing business plans that works. It will be held at the Graduate School Building Room 318 on Mae Kaew Campus (off Super Highway near Carrefour)

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 English speaking 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: TITS. [email protected]