COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

“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 053-810-402.

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 1308.

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 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!

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 http://nest.chiangdao.com

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 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.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 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.

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: [email protected]

Education

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 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. - 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