Dine and Dance under the stars! The Foundation for the
Education of Rural Children (FERC) fund raising gala
on February 18, 2006, 6.30 p.m. at Baan Wongmalee to raise money for
a school dormitory. Tickets are 1,500 baht each and available at Amari
Rincome Hotel, or from FERC board members. For information, contact
The Riverside Bar & Restaurant is celebrating its
22nd anniversary on Saturday,
February 18, 2006. Join in and celebrate with a 10 percent discount all
night on foods and drinks and in the early evening free punch on the house.
Benefit Concert at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, in
aid of the Viengping Children’s Home on Saturday, February 18,
2006. ML Usni Pramoj and friends will perform classical pieces from
Mozart in honor of the 250th
anniversary of Mozart’s death. Begins 5.30 p.m. with a cocktail reception
followed by the one hour concert at the Intanin room. Space is limited!
Early reservation recommended: 0 5329 8181 or [email protected]
The World Music Concert “The Roots of Asian Sound”, performed
by Changsaton Group from The Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University on
Saturday 18 February 2006 with the first show at 2 p.m. and second show
at 7 p.m. at the theatre. Tickets 300 and 150 baht available at Gong Dee
Studio. For further information 0 5322 5032.
Tea Time Concert in idyllic garden atmosphere. Bangkok
String Quartet will be playing popular pieces by great composers and old
favorites. Mozart, Bach, Boccherini, Tchaikovski and more. Sunday,
February 19, 2006 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Khao Hom Culinary School in
Mae Rim. Tea and Snacks are served during intermission. Ticket 450 baht,
available at Gongdee Studio, Tel 0 5322 5023, 0 5322 2230.
Thai German Service on Sunday, xxxxxxx. Start with
coffee and cake at 3.15 p.m., followed by a service at the Christian German
School. Special Children service parallel at the same time. More information
from [email protected] or should you need a map how
to get there, check: http://www.cdscm.org/Anfahrtsskizze2.jpg
Next INTG meeting at the Alliance Francaise
on Tuesday, March 21, 2006: ‘Great Leader, Dear Leader: Demy-stifying
North Korea under the Kim Clan’. A talk and book launch by Bertil Lintner.
More information, e-mail Convener Brian Hubbard at [email protected] or
Tel./Fax: 0 5321 3972.
HIV/AIDS Fundraiser concert on cello, piano,
and violin by Tong-Il Han (piano), Leslie Parnas (cello), James Oliver
Buswell (violin) on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Payap Mae Kaew
Campus, Multi Media Room, at 7 p.m. Tickets available for 200 and 500 baht.
For tickets contact Kwan at AIDSNet Foundation at 0 5322 2417. Music by
Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. www.chiangmaimusicfestival.com.
Next Skål Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 06
at Maesa Elephant Camp in the Maesa Nursery Area, hosted by Anchalee
Kalmapijit, Operation Director, Maesa
Elephant Camp with guest Speaker Junnaphong Saranak Director Tourism
Authority of Thailand Northern Office Region 1. Start is already at 4.30
p.m. and the program will include a mini mahout training course, elephant
riding and a show program. To assist the planning in this event, the Skål
Club would appreciate your advising your attendance
early by email to [email protected] or by fax to 0 5390 4777, (with a
copy to Michael Vogt on [email protected])
Senior Recital on clarinet and arranger by Ritthikun
Thummakum at Payap Mae Kaew Campus Luce Chapel on Thursday, February
23, 2006 at 7.30 p.m. Composers played: Mozart, Schubert, Debussy,
Swearigan. Free admission.
Senior Recital on guitar by Shethasak Sanglee
at Payap Mae Kaew Campus, Multi Media Room on Friday, February 24, 2006
at 7.30 p.m. Composers played: Tarrega, Barrios, Brouwer, Monti, Sanglee.
“Bring Good Things To Life” Art Competition 2005,
organized by Toshiba. Plus watercolor painting exhibition by Eng-on Homsuwan
at the gallery, first floor of CMU Art Museum. Exhibition from January 26
– February 26 2006, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
The Faculty of Fine Arts, Rajamangala University of
Technology Lanna (Northern Campus) presents The Art Thesis Exhibition
2006 at CMU second floor of ‘the gallery’ until February 26.
HIV/AIDS Fundraising Concert by the University of
Ulsan Chamber Ensemble on violin and cello by Jung-Il Lee, James
Oliver Buswell and Leslie Parnas at Ban Wang Tan on Saturday, February
25, 2006 at 7 p.m. Tickets at 100/200/500/1000 baht. Compositions by
Mozart, Bach and others. For tickets contact Kwan at AIDSNet Foundation at 0
5322 2417. www.chiangmaimusicfesti val.com.
Free Concert by the violin-cello ensemble of the University
of Ulsan Chamber. Jung-Il Lee, James Oliver Buswell and Leslie Parnas will
play Mozart, Bach and more at Payap University, Mae Kaew Campus, Multi Media
Room on Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 7 p.m. www.chiangmaimusicfesti
NLP (10 hour English language) course on February
20-21 2006. Handouts and certificate are included. All sections of the
NLP discipline will be shown and practiced during the work-shop style
course. Information: 0 5321 1542 or 0 7177 8186 or Email:
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 Ry-dges 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.
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 7188 1832
Farang Ses restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
offers delicious Foie Gras and other tantalizing delicacies which are
paired with a world class selection of wines and impeccable service to
provide you with a truly extraordinary dining experience. Farang Ses is open
daily from 7 p.m.– 10 p.m. Advance reservations required, call Tel: 0 5388
8888 ext. 8997 or 8549
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 reservations 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
Australia, Germany, Italy. Place your order with Alfred Herbold or check
with ‘To Nobody Restaurant’ for their latest specials, phone 0 9557 8470
or Joerg Eisenschmidt at 0 7183 1202.
Fujian, at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi serving
authentic Cantonese cuisine and tantalizing contemporary Chinese dishes in
an elegant two-storey Sino-Portuguese style mansion, tucked away in the
picturesque corner of Kad Dhara market surprises with special Dim Sum
special lunch offers. Open daily for Lunch 11.30 a.m. -2.30 p.m. and for
dinner from 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. For details and reservations, please
call 0 5388 8888 Ext. 8548.
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
Every Saturday Night Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
offers a Grand BBQ at the Chang Beer Garden. Roast sirloin, BBQ spareribs,
whole fish grilled in banana leaves and many more succulent items. Dinner
served from 6.30 – 10.30 p.m. at baht 395++ per person, baht 495 ++ food
and a glass of Chang draft beer or baht 595++ food and unlimited Chang draft
beer. More information and reservations 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 in the fragrance from the Thai garden and the view of the
Ping River. For more information or reservations please call 0 5387 2890-1.
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.
Primavera, Mediterranean restaurant in the middle of
Chiang Mai serves Greek, Spanish, Italian and even Thai food. Opposite Amora
Thapae Hotel with a big terrace to relax after an evening shopping.
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 rumored to
have the finest Fish and Chips you can find. Worth a try! Great for a light
lunch. Seven Suns at 155 Rachamanka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, telephone
0 5381 4325. Open daily. Aussie Big Breakfast served all day.
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.
The Riverside Bar & Restaurant, experience
excellent cuisine, both Thai and western, in an atmospheric, dreamy setting
overlooking the Ping River. Soft live piano and guitar music in the early
evening followed by three quality bands as the night rolls on. Board the
nightly cruise boat at 7.15 p.m. for a romantic and idyllic dining
experience or charter a boat for your own private party. Open daily from 10
a.m. – 1 a.m. 9-11 Charoen Rat Road. For reservations Tel. 0 5324 3239..
TTK, The Thai Kebab, on Changklan Road opposite CM
Central Hospital serves kebab, schnitzel, falafel, hum-mus and much more.
Free salad, pickles and sauce to every meal. Open daily from 11.30 –
22.30. 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,
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 info
@chiangmaiexpatsclub.com, www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com. Note: On Saturday,
March 25, Christopher G. Moore, author of over 17 novels and one collection
of interlocked short stories will be the guest speaker. Christopher Moore is
probably best known by his cult classics, Land of Smiles Trilogy, his
behind-the-smiles study of his adopted country, Thailand, and his highly
popular Vincent Calvino Private Eye series.
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the
LuckyDogs 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
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.