The Second Annual Rooftop Party aiding
local Chiang Mai charities will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7
p.m. on the roof of Hillside Plaza and Condotel 4, Huay Kaew Road. The
charities that will benefit include Viengping Orph anage, Baan Kingkaew
Orphanage, Suan Dok Hospital’s Services to the Disabled (Dr. Apichana),
The Down Syndrome Center of Chiang Mai and the Foundation for the Education
of Rural Children. Last minute tickets cost 500 baht each, and that includes
a Thai and western buffet dinner, entertainment and a great T-shirt, which
is free with each ticket. One hundred percent of all money goes directly to
the charities, as all expenses have been underwritten. Check with board
member Steve Yarnold at 0 9555 9179.
ArtSpace Student Art Exhibition, “The Figure”
- Paintings and Drawings. Opening Event at Art Cafe, Thursday, January 19,
2006. From 6–8 p.m., meet the artists. Show dates January 19 - February
19, 2006. Art Cafe is located directly across from Thapae Gate. For
inquiries about the exhibition or ArtSpace classes, contact Chadwick:at 0
4041 7982 [email protected]
One of Thailand’s foremost watercolorists, Suchart
Vongthong, will lead a two-day course called “Fun With
Watercolor”at Galerie Panisa Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22, from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 053-202-779 for more information.
“Earth, Wind and Water”, exhibition by Jason
Tamthai and Jittiwut Sriyang at
La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoenrajd Road, Chiang Mai, Tel.: 0 5330 6678.
From January 14-28, open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday by
Chiang Mai’s first open Burns Night to celebrate
the works of the famous poet will be held at ‘The Pub’ on Huay
Kaew Rd. at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. An evening of Scottish culture,
bagpipes, poetry, haggis, dinner, and drinks. Dress: traditional if
possible, casual if preferred. Limited tickets available 500 baht. Call 0
5321 1550 thepub
@home.in.th for reservations.
The Foundation for the Education of Rural Children (FERC)
fund raising gala on February 18, 2006 at Baan Wongmalee to raise money
for a school dormitory. Tickets are 1,500 baht each and are available at
Amari Rincome Hotel, any Rimping Supermarket or from FERC board members. For
information, contact www.thai-rural-education.com.
Learn the basics of Tai Chi Beginners’ Yang 81
Style Tai Chi with Julie Morris. The series of 10 classes began Monday, Jan.
9 and is ongoing through Monday, Jan.
30. Classes are Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. Classes are
limited to 10 students so everyone can have personal attention. Held at
exercise room on the 4th floor of Hillside Condo 4, Huay Kaew Road going
west from Central department store. Private classes are also available.
Informal Northern Thai Group meets Tuesday, January
17, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody
is welcome. The speaker will be: Kwan-
chewan Buadaeng: “Continuation and Disruption of Karen Religious Movement:
Case of the Myitta Byamasoe in Burma” For more information e-mail:
Skål International Chiang-mai & North Thailand
“January” Dinner and Meeting will be on Thursday, January 26, at the
Amari Rincome Hotel, at 6.30 p.m. Welcome Drink, followed by a Meeting,
followed by Dinner. The cost as usual will be 500 baht per person, which
includes a three course dinner, tea and coffee. Plus a “donation” for
the Wine Fund (from those of you who drink!) Please advise us of your
attendance (or not!) by email to [email protected] mai.com or by fax to 0 5325
3352, as soon as possible.
“Experience Bamboo” at CMU Art Museum until 20
January 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Bamboo Architecture and Art by
Markus Heinsdorff and Christoph Toenges, organized by The Goethe
Institute. Bamboo is one of our fascinating building materials, fast
renewable and ecological resource.
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
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Any
Dream Will Do! Voice Studio presents on Saturday and Sunday, February 4
and 5, 2006 the classic family musical of all times. At Kad theatre in
Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall. Tickets available at the information desk.
Dining and Restaurants
Cozy, diverse and tasty, the perfect family lunch is
served at the Amari Rincome Hotel! Enjoy the Daily International
Lunch Buffet for only 325 baht at La Gritta Restaurant. Reservations at
tel. 0 5322 1130.
Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, the Sandwich Specialist
in Chiang Mai since 1998, has opened its third branch at the new Sompetch
Gold Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. All
branches serve sandwich extravaganzas 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. Italian
Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop. Tel. 0 5385 3098-9 or check out
Chiangmai Kebab opens daily at noon – 2.30 a.m.
From breakfast to traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your choice of
chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve Falafel and
Samosa fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind Oriflame. Tel. 0
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. Place your table reserva-tions for the festive season now. Call 0
9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.
Fresh Farm Company delivers delicatessen to your door
throughout the year. Bitburger beer in barrels, quality wines from Germany,
Italy, Romania, even Crikova Sparkling wines from Russia. Ask for the full
list or place your order with Alfred Herbold, phone and fax 0 5386 2214
Glass Onion, Wine, Piano or cocktail bar? Every night
a different theme. Expect the unexpected! The Glass Onion, 61
Nimmanahaeminda Road in the Room #1 Mall. Parking at rear. Open daily,
except Mondays, from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reservations: 0 5321 8479
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel is already planning the
upcoming Chinese New Year festivities to welcome the
year of the Dog. The Gold Leaf Restaurant serves delightful Chinese Table
menus from various parts of China (as created by the Imperial Queen’s Park
highly esteemed Imperial China Restaurant) for 5–10 persons from January
28 –31. Look out for Fortune Cookies and your very own Angbao. Open daily
for lunch and dinner. Advance reservations recommended. More information and
reservation at 0 5328 3900.
La Casa, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes
of home cooked specialties at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10
percent discount by cutting out their
advert from the Chiangmai Mail. Reservation for table or catering service at
0 5321 5802.
Le Crystal, lets you experience finest French
Cuisine, special set Lunch and Set Dinner Menus at Le Crystal French
Restaurant, outside for nature lovers on the garden balcony which is
designed for those who prefer to dine amongst the natural surroundings of
the fragrance from the Thai garden and the view of the Ping River. Set Lunch
and set dinner menus including Entr้e, Main Course, and desserts
rotate monthly. For more information or reservations please call 0 5387
2890-1. The restaurant is just north of Lanna Hospital along the river. An
interactive map can be viewed at www.lecrystalrestaurant.com.
Mi Casa, homely, artistic and Mediterranean in the
middle of Chiang Mai on Suthep Road. Lots of vegetarian specialties. Open
from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon – 2.30 p.m. and for dinner from 6 p.m.
– 10.30 p.m. Telephone 0 5381 0240 or email [email protected] Mi Casa,
60 Moo 8, Suthep Road, Chiang Mai.
My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with
daily specials like their specialty: Burmese chicken or Burmese goat. Open
daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Parking available. 328/1 Charoenrad Rd. Watket
District, Muang, Tel. 0 5324 2505, Fax: 0 5324 2506.
Pum Pui, the one and only in Chiang Mai, might not be
easy to find but when you do, it is definitely worth it! Great Pizzas, huge
salads and a wide variety of wines from around the world. Experience a quiet
garden atmosphere in the middle of Chiang Mai. Table Reservation at 0 5327
8209, 24/1 Moon Muang Soi 2.
Rachamankha Hotel is known as the chic place
to enjoy a real afternoon tea. Rachamankha Hotel, telephone at 0 5390 4111
or e-mail: [email protected]
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 the clubhouse building on the right.
Reservation: 0 5383 8990, open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Schmidt Co in Chiang Mai offers the best brands of
latest products for bakeries and pastry chefs to get ready for the high
season. Sweets, flours, imported chocolates and more. Call 0 5329 7880-1 for
Seven Suns Restaurant and Guesthouse is still rumored
to have the finest Fish and Chips you can find. Worth a try! Great for a
light lunch. Seven Suns at 155 Rachaman-
ka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, telephone 0 5381 4325. Open daily. Aussie Big
Breakfast served all day.
The Green Oasis (behind Bake and Bite near Thapae
gate) has daily specials and serves anything from breakfast to dinner with
wines and champagne plus Bitburger beer. Next to the ‘old’ Bake and Bite
shop near Thapae Gate. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is ideal
for expats and Thais alike. Enjoy all-time German favorites like Pork
knuckle, bratwursts, beer, trout from the Royal Project, (not to be missed).
A wide selection of high quality German wines. 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.
TTK, The Thai Kebab, on Changklan Road opposite CM
Central Hospital serves kebab, schnitzel, falafel, hummus and much more.
Free salad, pickles and sauce to every meal. Open daily from 11.30 – 22.30
except Sunday. Telephone 0 5382 0234, or 0 9634 4249
Movie Schedule Chiang Mai
Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang
Mai? Check this out:http://www.movieseer.com/DisplayPerDay.asp?Channel=2It
has all the movies and times at all the theaters in Chiang Mai.
Art films at CMU. Free movies every Saturday at 6.30
p.m. in the Roof Top of Media Arts and Design Building at CMU Arts Museum.
More information at 0 5394 4846, ext 22.
A newly-formed group who want to ring in the New Year
with “Chiang Mai Voices”
is coming together. Rainy Riding, already well-known in Chiang Mai for her
choral work, will be the director – with assistance from others in the
community. Practices start in late January, and they would like to encourage
more people to join to perform a Christian Music Celebration set for May
2006. For more information, please contact Jo Steele at
[email protected] or Lindy at [email protected] The group is
also looking for a centrally located meeting place and a pianist; if you can
volunteer, help out, or make a suggestion, please email or call.
Chiang Mai Expats Club. Meets every 2nd
and 4th Saturday of the month at
the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huey Kaew Road at 10.30 a.m. For more
info, email [email protected], www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com.
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the Lucky
Dogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old site. Bigger
kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise. For
more information contact Nienke Parma, MD LuckyDogs, at 0 9997 8146 or
email: [email protected]
A matchmaker service of sorts is fixing up families with pets who
really need homes. The Lanna Dog Rescue, a very active group in
Chiang Mai, is determined to improve the lives of abandoned and sick dogs
that should have happy homes. Temples often act as shelters for unwanted
dogs. The Lanna Dog Rescue is working with temples by organizing
sterilizations, and providing vaccinations, medical care, and food. For
information, please go to www.lannadog.net.