The Magic of Jazz, on Saturday
March 18 from 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. at the Amari Rincome Hotel. Ford and
Nareekrajang, cocktails, ballet and auction, all organized by the Thai Lanna
Spa Association and TAT.
Next meeting of Skๅl International Chiang Mai &
North Thailand will be at the new D2 Hotel in downtown Chiang Mai on
Friday, March 24, at the world-famous night bazaar in conjunction with a
visit by Skๅl International Hong Kong. To reserve or to become a
member of Skๅl International Chiang Mai & North Thailand, please
contact Secretary Eleanor Hardy by e-mail [email protected]
Author Christopher Moore is guest speaker at the Chiang
Mai Expats Club on Saturday, March 25 at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on
Huey Kaew Road at 10.30 a.m. Christopher G. Moore is the author of over 17
novels and one collection of interlocked short stories, probably best known
by his cult classics, Land of Smiles Trilogy, and his highly popular Vincent
Calvino Private Eye series. For more info, email [email protected]
club.com, www.chiangmai expatsclub.com.
“Guitar Classic” Charity concert at the CMU theatre,
organized by Lanna Music School on March 25 from 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
features Padej Netpakdee, the 1st
prize award winner from Guitar Festival Thailand 2002-2005. Music by: I.
Albeniz, Barrios Mangore, J.S. Bach, G. Handel and more. Free admission.
More information, call Tel. 0 5327 7037.
Swans and ducks flock together for the Ballet Academy’s
5th season, - this year being a mixture of “The Ugly Duckling 2006”
and “Swan Lake Act 2”. The show will be held on Sunday, March 26, at
1.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Kad Theatre. Tickets range from 200 to 1,000
baht and are also available at special group rates. Proceeds will be donated
to the Thai Red Cross in Chiang Mai and the Northern Mentally Retarded
Welfare Center, under the Royal patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The
presentation will be filled with imagination and excitement, along with
various kinds of music and tap, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, and modern ballet
dance. For more information, please contact 0 5326 0373, 0 5330 6357 or
“2gether” – art by couples and trios.
Anniversary exhibition at La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoenrajd Road, Chiang Mai
until April 24. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except Mondays which
is by appointment only. Telephone: 09 635 7667.
Piano recital by Phaphorn Chaimuk, Anita Witbooi, Suthira
Yanaso and Thanakrit Lueangthongkam on Friday, March 31, 2006 at
7 p.m. at the A.U.A. Auditorium. Music by Mozart, Beethoven,
Chopin, Debussy, and Turina to promote classical music appreciation and
raise money for the Support Children Foundation (taking care of HIV-AIDS
infected and affected children). Tickets cost 200 baht each, and are
available at Santi’s Studio (053-218335, 09-8527506 or
“Art Thesis Exhibition 2005” The Graduating Class
of the department of printmaking, painting and sculpture, Faculty of Fine
Arts will exhibit from March 10 – 30, 2006 at the gallery at CMU Art
Museum. Opening on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 6 p.m. More information at 0
The demystification of North Korea will be the topic
at the next INTG meeting. This next topic to be tackled by the
Informal Northern Thai Group will be “Great Leader, Dear Leader:
Demystifying North Korea under the Kim Clan.” The talk and book launch by
Bertil Lintner is set Tuesday, March 21 at the Alliance Francaise. For more
information, contact Brian Hubbard at b[email protected] or
Tel./Fax: 0 5321 3972.
SMILE(S)! Upcoming Concert and exhibition at La
Gondola Restaurant, Riverfront Garden of Rimping Condo by Chiang Mai artist
Doris Kraushaar featuring “Changing faces”, an international band with
members from the USA, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia with well
known singer Richie Castro on Saturday, April 8, at 6.30 p.m.
Summer Wind exhibition by Morakot Ketklao and Sutee
Eursiriphornrit, Chiang Mai artists, and Chalermchat Jareandeeying, Bangkok
music producer from Sunday, March 12 (opening at 6 p.m.) until April 9 at
the Art Space Ji-Qoo Galerie in Soi Nimmanhaeminda 5.
Rincome-Ang Khang Season Fun Rally on April 22-23,
2006. More information, contact the Amari Rincome Hotel, Sales Department, 0
5322 1130 or e-mail [email protected] amari.com. Mark your calendar: This
year’s Rincome Ang Khang Season Rally will be on the weekend of April
Every Friday night from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. free concert
at Suan Buak Haad Park, on the south end of the mote. Everybody invited
to join in. Contemporary Christian music with dance and occasionally drama.
Call Daniel Shultz at 0 1952 6487 or email me at shult [email protected]
Events at Central Airport Plaza in March:
March 19 on G floor Teenager contest to look for the
smartest and coolest teenager of the north. Be smart & cool and meet two
superstars, Tik Jedsadporn Pholdee and Oil-Tana.
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 0
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.
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.
Sunday Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
at the Lanna Terrace Cooking School from 11.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1,300 baht ++
per person, children up to 12 years 650 baht ++. A scrumptious feast of live
action stations featuring favorite cuisines from around the world.
Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or e-mail siriluck.
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.
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.
Le Grand Lanna presents every Saturday throughout
March a Gourmet Buffet from 7 p.m. onwards with Live Music, Dance and
performances from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. 750 baht p.p. Dine in Style card
benefits apply to this promotion.
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] yahoo.com.. 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.
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 has 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. saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com. 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
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, hummus 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
Wildflower Garden Restaurant, one of the most
romantic places with dripping candles, soothing fountain, and sparkling
lights. Thai and Western food, very reasonably priced like New York Egg
Creams, Banana Short Cake, Mom’s American Meat Loaf and Root Beer Floats.
Wildflower opens from 7.30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Located in Souvenir Guesthouse,
118 Charoen Prathet 8 Road, next to Anusarn Market and across from the new
Chedi Hotel. Tel. 0 5381 8876
Movie Schedule Chiang Mai
Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang
Mai? Check this out:
It has all the movies and times at all the theaters in
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.
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]
chiangmaiexpatsclub.com, www.chiangmaiexpatsclub. com.
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
email: [email protected]
ArtSpace Community Sessions every Saturday
from 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. focusing on Life Models. Everyone is welcome to
join. Newsprint and butcher’s paper provided, please bring all other
materials. A great way to get involved in the local art community and meet
new people while developing your skills. Beginners are welcome! Painting and
drawing classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact Chadwick:
[email protected] yahoo.com or 0 4041 7982.
‘Overstay fine’ more than doubles! The Thai
Immigration Bureau has announced that the overstay fine will rise from 200
baht per day to 500 baht per day effective Wednesday, March 15. This may be
of particular interest to tourists, visiting guests, maids, and contractors.