COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

The Mail Order Bride. Last Day, Saturday May 14, at 7 p.m. at GIS Multi-purpose Room. A Play by Daris Howard, presented by the cast of Grace International School. General admission 200 baht. Tel. 0 5344 2185.

Lychee and Chiang Rai Produce Fair is held from May 15 – May 17, 2005 to promote lychees, Chiang Rai’s best fruit. This lively fair features agricultural displays and exhibitions, local handicrafts, folk entertainment and beauty contests. At Maekorn Farmer’s Market, Phaholyothai Road, Muang District, Chiang Rai. To ensure you have the most updated information, please reconfirm details prior to travel. TAT Northern Office: Region 2, Tel: 0 5371 7433, 0 5374 4674-5.

A classic song recital, featuring tenor Antoine Garth and pianist Santi Saentong will take place on Friday May 20 at A.U.A. at 7.30 p.m. Works by Scarlatti, Debussy, Brahms, Strauss and more. Parts of the proceeds will go to support the Guadarun Children Foundation. For more information, please call 0 5321 8335, 0 9852 7506.

Barry Snyder Piano Recital” on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 8.00 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, 2005 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.

First initiated by two artists from Thailand, ‘the land foundation’ invites you to visit their ‘One Year Project’ exhibition from May7 - June 30, 2005, at the land foundation. For more information and a map, please visit www.theland foundation.org or call 05381 1555.

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”. Every Friday evening, meeting place of local and foreign writers and journalists!

The 5th Annual Cat Show will be held on May 22 in Bangkok at MCC Hall, The Mall Bangkapi, 4th Floor. Exhibition of to exhibit beautiful Pedigree Cats. This CFA (Cat Fanciers of America) show is open to the public and the judging starts at 11a.m. til 7 p.m. Check out: website: www.cfct-cat.com

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, 2005 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. Favorites from Greece, France, Italy and Spain. For information and reservation call 0 5322 1130.

At Amazing Sandwich, with two restaurants, it’s absolutely your choice how you like your delicious Sandwich, Sub or Bun. Chiang Mai’s Sandwich Specialists since 1998 offers unlimited variations, daily specials and only what you like! You find them at Amazing Sandwich at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd.-beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd.-opposite Orchid Hotel.

Central Duangtawan Hotel’s Malibu Lounge in the middle of Night Bazaar. Cocktails; perfect drinks over live music; enjoy the soothing sounds of the resident band after a day of activities. Wind down over a perfect cocktail, cool draft beer or glass of wine. Opening Hours: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Chiang Dao Nest - Rainy Season Special 10 percent discount for Rimping Supermarket cardholders on all food, drinks and accommodation from now until August 31, 2005. Chiang Dao Nest Mini-Resort 1 and 2 is situated in a peaceful, mountainous area nearby Chiang Dao Cave, just over an hour north of Chiang Mai. For more details please see http://nest.chiangdao.com

Chiangmai Kebab, the first Kebab shop in Chiang Mai opens daily at 5 p.m. - midnight. Traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve Falafel and Samosas made fresh daily. 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. A haven of good food to let you relax after a hectic day and enjoy Fondue with the family. Try it, you won’t be sorry. 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 recommended at 0 5388 8888.

‘Food for You’, at the old Jinda Needle Works factory, 28 Moo 5, Chiangmai-Doisaket Road, Sansai, Chiang Mai. Open three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by reservation only from 5 p.m. onwards. A secret hideaway place with Fine Dining Thai Cuisine. You don’t know what you miss until you try. Call Chef and Owner Tutu for reservation and direction at Tel 0 5349 1604, mobile 0 1530-4386.

‘La Casa’, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties. La Casa is situated at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Rachamankha Hotel serves 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. 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.saenkha mterrace.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 Duke’, on the East Side of Ping River, near the ‘little’ Rimping Supermarket is open daily for lunch and dinner with a menu created for the Expat and the Thai community. Children very welcome. Telephone 0 5324 9231.

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 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.

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.

Heinrich Boell Foundation presents The Big Movie Night, Thursday, every fortnight at 8 p.m. on big screen at the HBF compound. May 26 - Maria full of grace (by Joshua Marston, Colombia/Ecuador/US 2003).

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs 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: c_dproject @yahoo.com

Education

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.