“Barry Snyder Piano Recital” on Saturday, May 28,
2005 at 8.00 p.m. at A.U.A Language Center on
Rajdamnern Road. Presented by D&M Music Studio in cooperation with A.U.A
Chiang Mai. Tickets 300 baht and 200 baht for students - available at the
door at 7 p.m. For more information call Khun Mongkol 0 1682 8000.
“HeART of the Street”. An exhibition of street
art opens with a concert on Saturday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chiang
Mai University Art Museum on Nimmanhaemin Road. The event showcases
the art work of street children, and Thai and international artists. The
exhibition (May 28 – June 11) will feature a variety of media - glass,
ceramics, computer art, photography, animation, textile art, paintings and
various other installations that the children have worked on in
collaboration with Thai and international artists Go to www.vgcd.org
A Chiang Dao Mountain Range Exhibition called “We
View It Differently” will be on display until Tuesday, May 31 at the
Lanna Architecture Center on Ratchdamnern Road, at the corner of Pra Poklao.
Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (during Walking Street hours). Featured
are the works of Smitth Tananithichot and guest photographer Phanu
Maneewatanakul. For more information and photo purchase please contact
The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group
(INTG) is on Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Dr. Withi Phanichphant, of
“Trance Dance” fame, will give a talk and presentation. For more
information email: [email protected] or call 0 5324 72 63.
European Union Film Festival 2005 at Major Cineplex
Central Airport Plaza from 9 to 19 June. 30 films from 20 EU countries. All
films will be shown in the original language with English subtitles.
Admission for Chiang Mai screenings will be 70 baht. www.deltha.cec.eu.int
Last week of the Elephant Exhibition at Chiang Mai
National Museum. An exhibition from eight national museums in the north,
which demonstrates the relationships between elephants and Thai people.
History, beliefs, importance, elephants and art. Performances, photographs
and souvenir sales. Last day on May 31, 2005. More information from 0 5322
First initiated by two artists from Thailand, ‘the
land foundation’ invites you to visit their ‘One Year Project’
exhibition from May 7 - June 30, 2005, at the land foundation. For more
information and a map, please visit www.the landfoundation.org or call 05381
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!
Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street
every Sunday along Rachadamnoen Road from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday’s
Wualai Walking Street 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 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 Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.
Central Duangtawan Chiang Mai ‘Lunchtime
Rendezvous’. Daily from 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for only 180 baht p.p.
Northern and Thai specialties from delicious Sashimi to live cooking
stations, northern specialties and much more. For reservation please call 0
5390 5000 ext. 3227.
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
Chiangmai Kebab, the first Kebab shop in Chiang Mai
opens daily at 5 p.m. - 2.30 a.m. 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
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
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.saenk hamterrace.com or www.baa nsaendoi.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 expatriate and the Thai community. Huge tasty family
pizzas! The largest in Chiang Mai. Children very welcome. Telephone 0 5324
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
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
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
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.
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:
Upcoming workshop at Vitality Zone, at the entrance of
Wat Prasing. Thai Massage Ball/Herbal Massage Oil workshop day on
Monday 30, 2005. The one-day workshop is 1,900 baht sharing of expenses with
500 baht deposit and pre-registration. If you are interested, please e-mail
Marike at marikevan [email protected]
Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group - meeting
every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-4 p.m.. Email: coda_cnx
@yahoo.com or call 07-1897280 or 09-8947869 for details.
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
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
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
T.I.T.S. - 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] hotmail.com