COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Saturday, August 20 - Maha Dewi, Dance at the World’s Horizon. A complex mixture of Flamenco and contemporary Lanna dances. Performance at Gong Dee Studio, Nimmanahaeminda Soi 1. Two performances, round 1: 6-7 p.m. or round 2: 8–9 p.m. Tickets 200 baht, student price 150 baht.

The next Dinner Meeting for Skål International Chiangmai and North Thailand will take place on Thursday, August 25, at Buonissimo Restaurant (La Trattoria del Sergio), at 7 p.m. The dinner includes Cocktail and Italian specialties with wine. To assist the planning in this event, the Skal Club would appreciate your professional courtesy by please advising your attendance by email to David Thomas at [email protected] with a copy to Michael Vogt at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Mentor International will host a Seminar on International Education 2005 at the Payorm Room, Amari Rincome Hotel on Saturday, August 27 from 1.30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Useful information about studying abroad in High Schools and at Undergraduate Level (Institute selection, High School and University preparation, English preparation, and International High Schools in Thailand). Everything that parents should know! Apply for free application for scholarship exam for your children. To reserve places at this free seminar please contact Mentor International Chiang Mai office: 0 5394 2870.

Elite Model Look Thailand 2005” Contest in Chiang Mai on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at Central Airport Plaza. Applicants should be between 16-24 years of age and of a minimum height of 168 cm to represent Chiang Mai and the northern region in the national contest in Bangkok. Thais and foreigners can apply. The overall winner will be the Thai model representative at the “Elite Model Look International 2005 World Competition”, in Shanghai in November this year with competitors from over 80 countries. Contact 0 2208 9946-9 for more information or apply at PR Counter at Central Airport Plaza now.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar in conjunction with the Suvannabhumi art gallery is staging a six month season (until February 2006) of contemporary Burmese art, by leading artists, some of whose work can not be shown in Burma because of its political nature. Open Sundays – Fridays, 12 – midnight, closed on Saturdays on Rachadamnoen Road, opposite La Villa Restaurant.

“Art Is Fun” according to 20 young artists. The Chiang Mai University Art Museum and the Faculty of Fine Arts is hosting an “Art is Fun II” exhibition now through August.

Body Renew, a holistic fitness program offering body-shaping and rejuvenation benefits, as well as core empowerment for women, will begin new classes on August 22, 2005 at The Yoga Studio (90/1 Ratchamanka Road). Further information can be found at www.yoga-chiangmai.com. For enquiries, contact Sadie on 0 4732 4469 or email sadie_mah @yahoo.com

CMU exhibition features the work of Natee Utarit. “Ballad for Khrua Inkong” will be shown at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum through to August 21. 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Thai-US modern art show: Contemporary Art Exhibition: Thai-American” at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum on Nimmanhaeminda and Suthep roads until Tuesday, August 30. The works of Kamol Tassananchalee, Anthony Zepeda, Diana Wong, Hideo Sakata, Pongdej Chaiyakut, Vatcharee Trirapichit, Peerapong Doungkaew, Chaiyot Chandratita, Chaivut Ruamrudeekool and Pongsiri Kiddee will be featured.

Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street every Sunday At Thapae Gate along Rachadamnoen Road, from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Every Saturday from 5 p.m. Wualai Walking Street, the Silver Street of Chiang Mai.

Midnight Market every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in front of Kad Suan Kaew Department Store from 6-11 p.m. Kad Sum Murd Market.

Dining and
Restaurants

Cozy, diverse and tasty, the perfect family lunch is served at the Amari Rincome Hotel! Enjoy an exquisite selection of International, Oriental and Regional dishes, from salads to seafood delicacies and European specials, enriched with the carving of the day, yummy pastas and tasty hot dishes. Enjoy the Daily International Lunch Buffet at La Gritta Restaurant. Reservations 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, since 1998 the Sandwich Specialist in Chiang Mai, has opened branch number 3 at the new Sompetch Gold Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. All branches serve individual kinds of sandwiches, burgers, baguettes, subs, buns or cold platters with amazing quality at reasonable prices. Branches 1 and 2 are at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.

Buonissimo, La Trattoria del Sergio now renovated and back in full swing. Italian Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop. The finest array of antipasti, traditional Italian cheeses, and breads. Chiangmai Prao Rd, 500 m past Ram 2 Hospital, opposite side of the road, tel. 0 5385 3098-9 or check out www.buonis simo.co.th

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. For more details please see http://nest.chiangdao.com

Chiangmai Kebab, 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 fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832.

Chez Gibus Grill House: From the chilled buffet with meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, sauces, herbs and spices, select the finest ingredients to choose a meal to suite your appetite, cooked before you by Swiss Chef Alain. Open from 6-10 p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. 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.

‘La Casa’, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties. La Casa is at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10 percent discount by cutting out the advertising on back page. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Rachamankha Hotel serves Afternoon Tea 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. Reservation or more information, call 0 5390 4111.

Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel features a Pizza Margherita promotion with free coleslaw for only 160 baht net. All through August at the Chillies Restaurant from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, reservation or outside catering, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant offers a huge range of Northern Thai dishes with favorites like deep fried shitake mushrooms, spicy lemon grass salad, or a gurami fish salad. 6 to 8 km along the Kan Klong Chonprathan Road from Chiang Mai University, depending upon your navigation skills. Look for the over bridge into Baan Nai Fun 2 and look for the clubhouse building on the right. Reservation: 0 5383 8990, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and shows every race in the season. Receive your personal race-info. Reserve your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The House, Restaurant, Tapas and Wine bar: Throughout August, every Friday and Saturday, chef Pom will roast beef tenderloin to delight your senses with a sophisticated choice of side orders. New menu! Call The House for reservations at 0 5341 9011.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road has as a NEW Saturday Night Special-15% discount on ALL meals. Sample their range of Yorkies Pies. The weekly prize draw on a Wednesday is very popular but you have to be there at the time of the draw (7 p.m.) to win. Aussie Rules Football every weekend. Games schedule is displayed in the bar. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar on Rachadamnoen Road opens daily except Saturdays. Every Friday evening, the meeting place for local and foreign writers and journalists.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is ideal for expats and Thais alike. Enjoy cold German Draught beer and discover new delights from Germany. Special of the month of August: Duck Thuringia style. 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. chiangmaivista.com for those times.

Art Films at CMU screens free movies every Saturday at 6.30 p.m. in the Media Room of Arts and Design at CMU Arts Museum. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext. 22.

Clubs

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai started its membership register. If you enjoy opera evenings and would like to be a part of it, send an email to Dr. Howard C. Graves, Jr. at hcgravesjr @yahoo.com. Your name will be added to the membership registry and you will be notified of the operas as they are presented.

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

Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. Email: co da [email protected] or call 0 5863 9898. Al-anon (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every Saturday from 3-4 p.m. Call 0 5863 9898.

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.

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

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: TITS. [email protected]