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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.
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Deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m.


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Loy Krathong (from 18th – 25th November)

Loy Krathong at The Amari November 23rd. Thai and International buffet by the pool with a unique Lanna performance. Float your Krathong and release the traditional ‘candle powered paper balloon’ 750 baht net. For reservations or further info 053-221-130

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". For reservations contact Esther Ting at esthertingg

Holiday Inn Chiangmai–Lamphum Road Loy Krathong Party 24 November starts 6pm BBQ dinner by the river 467 baht ++ inclusive of free kraythong for reservations Tel 053-275-300

Boutique Travel Service Anyone who would like to learn how to make their own krathongs and learn more about Thai culture and festivals (49 baht per person limited to 10 people per day – materials provided) please contact Boong at Boutique Travel Service 44/3 Sridonchai Rd. Tel: 0894331505


Groups Meetings

Many Lamps-One Light inter/multi faith unity program (no speakers) 2nd and 4th Sat every month at 2.30 Hillside 4 Condo, 2nd Floor reception. All welcome. The programs, consisting of music and readings from the various sacred scriptures are all in English. First meeting 24 November; theme ‘Generosity’ for further info Tel: Mike 0873054006

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]

Joy’s House Green Party 1st December 2007. Promoting the ‘Children’s shelter home project’ visit www.csh-union-chiangmai. com for further details Tel: 053-317-422

"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 Amphitheater; 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]


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 8 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

Courses Lessons Classes

ArtSpace on Seven, offers Mister Bradley’s preschool music classes ( and combo art/music classes for kids aged 5-8. These classes promote English skills in an American style sing-along environment. Contact Bradley at 0840417982 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 [email protected]

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]

Stucco Workshop for the professional artist. The professional working experiences through the stucco from 22nd until 24th November 2007 at Kaomai Lanna Resort. For more info call 053-834-470-5

ArtSpace has opened an additional location, ArtSpace On 7, offering drawing, painting & figure drawing sessions. Come to our opening reception for refreshments and explore our new space at Sirimongklajahn Soi 7 (located behind Central) on Saturday 17 Nov. 7pm – 10pm. Discounts available for those who register for a new series of classes on or before 15 December. For further info contact Chadwick 0840417982 or [email protected]

Music Bars

The House Restaurant Moon Muang Rd 14 November starts 7pm. Presents Aria Toscana – a special wine dinner with the wines of Antinori. Tickets 2900 baht net. For reservations contact The House 053-419-011

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 mic 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. 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 www. [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

The Duke’s Traditional Thanksgiving- Book early! 49/4-5 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road. Tel. 053-249-231.

Thanksgiving Day at the Amari 22nd November; turkeys, stuffing cranberry sauce, pumkin pie and many more authentic food preparations. Buffet lunch 450 bah, special dinner menu 750 baht net. For reservations or further info Tel; 053-221-130

The House Restaurant Moon Muang Rd 14 November starts 7pm. Presents Aria Toscana – a special wine dinner with the wines of Antinori. costs 2900 baht net. For reservations contact The House 053-419-011

Mi Casa 60/2 Moo 14 Soi Wat Padaeng Sutep Road. Sunday Brunch & FUNs including Music, Painting, Magician, Balloon Twisting and cooking classes. Chef’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

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 change of venue; now at Hinlay Restaurant near Flora Condo. Friday November 30th starts 7:30pm. Tickets are 1000 baht includes deserts, sparkling wine and gourmet coffee from Nacha. Only 100 tickets available. In aid of FERC. For tickets or further info [email protected]

Films Theatre

Center 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. 200 baht adults, 80 baht students. Outdoor event in aid of Vieng Ping Orphanage and Lampang Elephant Hospital for tickets or further info playinfo

*Film night at the CMU Every Saturday at 7pm, 2nd Floor of the Media Arts and Design building Chiang Mai University’s Arts Museum

*Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Every Friday Starts 8pm. 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. Tue 13th Nov 6pm Queen of Sheba’s Pearls (Sweden). Wed 14th Nov 5pm Little Secrets (Luxembourg) 7pm Hero in Rome (Greece). Thurs 15th Nov 5pm Steve + Sky (Belgium) 7pm Antonia’s Line (Netherlands). Fri 16th Nov 5pm Murmuring Coast (Portugal) 7.30pm Miss Phyllis (Austria) Sat 17th Nov 3pm Santa Maradonna (Hungary) 5pm Queen of Sheba’s Pearls (Sweden) 7.30pm Demented (France) Sun 18th Nov 3pm Hero in Rome (Greece) 5pm It Will Stay Between Us (Slovakia) 7pm Yhe Last King of Scotland (U.K.) All films shown in their original language. For further info (See page 20 for more details)