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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiangmai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 230 120 or stop by the office at Chiangmai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 333/12 Moo 2, Jea Jea Sports Cub (Tanawan Housing), Chiang Mai - Mae Jo Road, T. Nong-Jam, A. Sansai, Chiang Mai.
Deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m.


The (*) denotes this week only or last remaining week

Loy Krathong (from 18th – 25th November)

Loy Krathong at La Gondola November 23-24 promotional buffet 780 baht adult / 380 baht children. November 25th a-la-carte dinner. Advance booking highly recommended. For reservations or further info Tel: 053-247-776

River Ping Palace Loy Krathong Party 24th November starts 7pm. costs 550 baht includes 2 types of lanterns (floating and flying) buffet and entertainment provided by "The Tonic Ray".

Groups Meetings

*Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2007 A service of Remembrance will be held at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery (Chiangmai – Lamphun Road). A non-denominational service commences at 1045 with 2 minutes silence observed at 11am. After the service – visitors attending the service are invited to the Gymkhana club for refreshments

The Chiang Mai West International Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm in the Narawat Room at the YMCA located near the Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall for further info; Tel 0844850100 or [email protected]

"The Practice of Life", a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7:00. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat. Tel. 053-811 464 Chanting group being formed every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm. Toning, Drumming, Crystal bowl, Tibetan, Sufi, Gregorian Chants.

Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at the Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road.

Raintree Centre 3 Charoen Muang Road (Conference room above Raintree) Saturday 17th November 7.30pm at the CCI Open-air Amitheater; International Thanksgiving Celebration and Pie Fest; an evening of ‘music drama and pies’ including special performances by CCI drama troupe and international students. Monday 19 November 7.30pm until 9.30pm A talk by Brigitte Alda from Germany on ‘Learn what things we can do to improve our brains and what we should avoid doing’. For directions call 053-262-660 [email protected]

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) at the Alliance Francais Tuesday 13th November starts 7.30pm ‘How to Change the World; Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas’ A talk by Carol Grodzins, Vice President Ashoka; Innovators fro the Public.

The Gentleman’s Club Meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every first Monday of the month. It is for males who enjoy beer and a roast lunch further info; Tel Grahame 053-211-550 or email [email protected]

Ladies Night meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every first Thursday of the month. Free snacks. Starts 7pm. All ladies welcome – meet old and new friends. For further info Tel: 053-211-550 or email: [email protected]

Chess Club Meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every Wednesday at 7pm. All levels welcome. For further info Tel: 053-211-550 or email: [email protected]

Fitness Health Dance

Center of the Universe. Off the Canal Road. New luxury swimming pool. ‘Celeste Angels’ swimming club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 12.30 special entrance fee 100 baht. For further info Tel 0814730746

Swimming Lessons at Chiang Mai Land Pool. Instruction in English & Thai. 1000 baht for 20 lessons (Instructor only). For info: Manop 08-999-81759

Salsa and other dances including Latin, ballroom, Argentine tango in the Chiang Mai University area. Contact: [email protected] for information. Aerobics Class at Hillside 4 Fitness Center Huay Kaew Road, everyday from 6 to 7pm costs 50 baht. For further info Tel: 053-225-984.

Tao Garden 274 Moo 7 Luang Nua Doi Saket. Aunti Ni for Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) Karsai Nei Tsang (Lower abdominal massage) for further info Tel: 053-495-596



Gerard Habitat Boutique Hotel, also New Showroom Soi 3 Nimmanheiman Road

Opening 1st November 2007. All rooms designed and fitted from the Gerard Collection. Opening special discount rates 50% off suite/room rate. For reservations or further info Tel; 053-227-272


Fashion King Kalare Food & Shopping Center on Chang Klan Rd. To celebrate Loy Krathong during the month of November Buy 3 get 1 free pants, shirts, suits (same size). Also buy an evening Gala Dress get one skirt or blouse free. For further details Tel 0819284575 or [email protected]

Gerard Collection 6/23-24 Nimmanheiman Rd. To celebrate Loy Krathong during the month of November 30% – 50% discount on selected items. For further details 053-220-604 or

Exhibitions Fairs

Imperial Mae Ping Hotel the ‘Chiang Mai Bike Week 2007’ will be held on 13 December. Supported by various motorcycle clubs and associations of the Northern Region for further details

8th Nimmanheiman Art & Design Promenade 1st – 5th December from 10am until 10pm at Soi 1 Nimmanheiman Road next to the Amari Rincome Hotel. Lively winter fair, dance and music (Jazz, Classical and Lanna), fashion show, children’s events, and showcase for unique contemporary arts and culture. Food and drink; Italian cuisine from Amari Rincome Hotel

JJ Markets behind Tesco Lotus Kamptieng Market. Lantern Exhibition 1st – 25th November. Artist Mr Benjaphol Sittipraneed. 5 decorated HUGE lanterns on display. Demonstration ‘ how to make a lantern’ every Tuesday. For further details Tel; 053-231-520


*CHIANGERS "N" BANGERS Present 2007 Melbourne Cup Tuesday 6 November at 9am 70 Chiapoom Rd., Sompetch Market next 7-eleven 100 Bht, 200Bht, 500 Bht sweeps, horses drawn at 9 A.M. also pig on spit with vegetables 150 baht. Jack 084-0051950

U.N. Irish Pub Ratwithi Road ODI Cricket India vs Pakistan Tuesday 6th and Friday 9th November on television. Info and times Tel 053-214-554

Rugby Chiang Mai Rugby club welcomes new players for practice. For more info email Huw at [email protected]

Horse Racing Located between the Tribal Museum and the Lanna Golf Course. Every Saturday from 12:30pm until 5pm

Ultimate Frisbee behind Saitantham Gymnasium Payap main campus every Saturday starts around 4pm. For further info contact Mark at magershey

Lessons Classes

YMCA offers essential Thai every weekday afternoon. Monday: Shopping, Tuesday: Restaurants, Wednesday: Travel, Thursday: Directions, Friday: Asking for help. For further info Tel: 053-221-819 or cmymcaschool

Photography in plain English. Learn the basics, improve your current skills, or learn to convert from film to digital. All classes are private and can be scheduled for any day of the week. For further info contact Steve Kramer 0819527378 or [email protected]

Hillside 4 Thai conversation classes twice a week Tuesday and Friday afternoons (next to the restaurant) for further info contact Elena at orientalphoenix

Computer Club at Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 Free advice and information between 1–3pm on Tuesdays. For further info contact Chas Tel: 0871804665. [email protected]

Music Bars

Wine Bar at the Wine Gallery 133 Rattanakosin Rd now open until 15 January 2008 from 9am until 10pm. Regular wine tasting to learn more about wine available.

Choral Society Christmas Performance will be at Chiang Mai University Arts Museum Theatre on Saturday 8 December starting 7pm. further details to follow.

Santas Grotto Thapae Soi 2 (below City view Condo) "Do it Night" or "Open mike night" every Tuesday from 8pm until whenever. Music/Comedy/Dance/Tell a story, up to you.

UN Irish Pub Every Wednesday Jazz night from 9pm ‘New City Gurus’ at 24 Ratwithi Rd. Tel: 053-214-554

Horn Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Cool club sounds stylish seating excellent mixology every night. For further info Tel: 053-888-888 ext 8623

Holiday Inn Bachelors of Jazz. Every night except Mondays. From 7pm until 11:45pm. For info contact 053-275-300

JJ Markets Talent Competition behind Tesco Lotus Kamtieng Market. Semi Finals 9 November / Finals 4 December. Starts 8pm. Outside event, live on TITs Radio. Plenty of cheap beer and food.

Quiz nights

MONDAY Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 NEW Quiz night every Monday evenings starting at 8pm – for info Tel Chas 0871804665 or [email protected]

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd Quiz nights every Tuesday 8.30pm first question – so arrive earlier. For further info [email protected]

THURSDAY UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Quiz Nights every Thursday – for further details Tel: 053-214-554

FRIDAY The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. New Quiz night every Friday – general knowledge quiz starts 8pm with teams of 4 or less. Prizes including DVD’s from sponsor Club 99 and many other prizes. For further info telephone Grahame Tel: 053-211-550

MONTHLY The Garden Bar Monthly Quiz at the Lotus Hotel, 14 November Starts 8pm. Teams of Four. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

Mi Casa 60/2 Moo 14 Soi Wat Padaeng Sutep Road. Sunday Brunch & FUNs including Music, Painting, Magician, Balloon Twisting and cooking classes. Cehf’s NEW tasting menu 7 courses @ 800 baht per person, 4 courses @ 580 baht per person. For more info or reservations

Le Crystal Restaurant Friday 16 November starting at 6pm. Reidel Master Class Tasting Dinner with five course dinner menu 6000 baht net per person for further info or reservations [email protected] Tel 053-872-890

German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss Stammtisch meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 7pm, The Green Oasis Guest House, Prapokklao Soi 8. Everybody who is interested in German culture, food/drinks is welcome. For further info Tel: 053-209-112 or 0869115976

Holiday Inn Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd. Every day lunch buffet 424 baht. Master Chef Francois creates specialties for the new look River Terrace. For further info or reservations Tel: 053-275-300

*Mandarin Oriental Cuisine Gastronomique with French Master Chef Antoine Westermann 8 – 11 November at Farang Ses restaurant. For reservations or further info Tel: 053-888-888 ext 8623

*Tuskers Bar & Grill Friday 9th November ‘Teachers Night’ free buffet from 7:30pm and all teachers will receive a 20% discount on drinks. For further info or reservations Tel Chas 0871804665 or [email protected]

Indian Curry Lunch at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Every Tuesday at 11:30am Indian curry is served. Must make reservations by Monday; for more info contact Grahame Tel: 053-211-550

Riverside Restaurant Dinner Boat Cruise. Leaves the restaurant at 8pm. After boarding at 7:15pm you can order food and drinks from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise, reserve your table Tel: 053-243-239

Sweet Charities at the Chiang Mai Arts & Culture Centre behind the Three Kings Monument. Friday November 30th starts 7:30pm. Tickets are 1000 baht includes deserts, sparkling wine and gourmet coffee from Chiang Mai five star hotels. Only 100 tickets available. In aid of FERC. For tickets or further info [email protected]

Films Theatre

Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Chiang Mai University Sutep Road. The Chiang Mai Project presents ‘A Gap in Generations’ a comedy about love recapturing youth and mistaken identity by Jerry Blunt. 29th & 30 November 1st & 2nd December starts 7pm. 200bht adults 80 baht students. Outdoor event in aid of Vieng Ping Orphanage and Lampang Elephant Hospital for tickets or further info [email protected]

*Film night at the CMU Every Saturday at 7pm, 2nd Floor of the Media Arts and Design building Chiang Mai University’s Arts Museum Saturday 10th November ‘Before Sunset’ (2004) by Richard Lingklater

*Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Every Friday Starts 8pm. Friday 9 November ‘Fanfan’ (1993) by Alexandre Jardin with Sophie Marceau Friday 16th November ‘Les Enfants Du Paradis (1945) by Marcel Carne

The European Union Film Festival 2007 4th floor Kad Suan Kaew. 8th – 18th November. Thurs 8th Nov; 8pm The Murmuring Coast from Portugal/ Fri 9th Nov; 5pm Demented from France, 7pm The Red Squirrel from Spain / Sat 10th Nov; 3pm Dallas Among Us from Hungary, 5pm Mother of Mine from Finland, 7.30pm Antonia’s Line from Netherlands / Sun 11th Nov; 3pm Steve + Sky from Belgium 5pm Losers and Winners from Germany 7pm Little Secrets from Luxembourg / Mon 12th Nov 5pm Miss Phyllis from Austria, 7pm Dallas Among Us from Hungary / Tue 13th Nov 6pm Queen of Sheba’s Pearls from Sweden. All films shown in their original language. For further info (See page 20 for more details)