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 visit www.chiangmaiballet.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.
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 santis
The Wisdom of Lanna Arts and Craftsmen
2006 will take place from 7 -13 April 2006, daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
outdoor at the CMU Art Museum, organized by The Faculty of Fine Arts, CMU
and the Promotion of Northern Thai Craftsmen Group, and PTT. For further
information call 0 6194 7055.
SMILE(S)! Art Exhibition and
Concert by Doris Kraushaar at La Gondola Restaurant, Riverfront Garden
of Rimping Condo on Saturday, April 8 at 7.30 p.m. Musical event
“Changing faces”, an international band with members from the USA,
Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia featuring Richie Castro.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dream Coat. Any Dream Will Do! By popular demand once again the Voice
Studio presents on Saturday April 8, 2006 the classic family musical
of all times. At Kad theatre in Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall at 2 p.m. and 7
p.m. Tickets available at the information desk.
Ladies Lunch Bunch Group meets on
Wednesday April 19 at noon after Songkran at the German Restaurant To
Nobody, 44 Tewan Changpuek Muang Chiang Mai.
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] com. Mark your calendar: This
year’s Rincome Ang Khang Season Rally will be on the weekend of April
“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.
“Art Thesis Exhibition 2005” The
Graduating Class of the department of printmaking, painting and sculpture,
Faculty of Fine Arts exhibition ongoing until March 30, 2006 at the gallery
at CMU Art Museum. More information at 0 5394 4805.
Summer Wind exhibition by Morakot
Ketklao and Sutee Eursiriphornrit, Chiang Mai artists, and Chalermchat
Jareandeeying, Bangkok music producer until April 9 at the Art Space Ji-Qoo
Galerie in Soi Nimmanhaeminda 5.
Every Friday night from 5 p.m. – 8
p.m. free concert at Suan Buak Hard 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
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:http://www.movieseer.com/showtimes.asp?Channel=2 It 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.
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]
com, www.chiangmaiexpats club.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:
artspacecm @yahoo.com or 0 4041 7982.
‘Overstay fine’ more than doubles!
The Thai Immigration Bureau has announced that the overstay fine will be
changed 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,