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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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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 [email protected]

*Holiday Inn Chiangmai–Lamphun Road Loy Krathong Party 24 November starts 6pm BBQ dinner by the river 467 baht ++ inclusive of free Krathong. Reservations Tel 053-275-300

*Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Sridonchai Rd. Loy Krathong Party 24 November from 7pm until 10pm. An unforgettable soirée set around the swimming pool with finest Lanna cuisine, a contemporary Thai dance performance, Nang Noppamas contest and Kratong contest. Float your sins away and appease the water spirits with your very own Kratong. Early reservations recommended due to limited seats available. Ticket for adults at Baht 475++ and children (4-12 years) at Baht 235++. From 19.00 – 22.00 hrs. For reservations or further info 053-283-900

*Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi 24 November Loy Krathong Buffet at The Grand Lanna Thai Restaurant 999 baht +++ inclusive of non-alcoholic welcome drink, a Krathong and hot air balloon per couple. Reservations Tel 053-888-888

*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



*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, pumpkin 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

*Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Thursday 22 November. Stuffed turkey, roasted sweat potatoes, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and much more Buffet lunch 424 baht ++ dinner 467 baht ++ for reservations or further info Tel 053-275-300

*The Pub Thanksgiving Sunday 25th November Turkey and all the trimmings 250 baht per person for further info telephone Grahame 053-211-550

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 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.

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]

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

Club 9 Soi 9 Nimmanheiman Road Mini Christmas Fair and Flea Market in the Garden Saturday’s 1st 8th 15th and 22nd December. From Noon until 5pm. Tables available 200bht each. For further info Tel: David 0818830847

Citylife Garden Sale 16th December Noon until 5pm. If you are interested in selling good please contact us in advance, otherwise come along for an afternoon of food drinks and flea market shopping. A minimum of 25% of proceeds go to the Charity Rooftop party. Contact charity [email protected] for further info and map to Citylife

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 5th – 8th 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. Five decorated HUGE lanterns on display. Demonstration ‘how to make a lantern’ every Tuesday. For further details Tel: 053-231-520

Courses Lessons Classes

Yang Style Tai Chi classes will begin Monday 3rd December at Hillside 4 on the 4th floor. Intermediate classes from 8.30 to 9.30am and beginners from 9.40 to 10.40am. Classes meet Monday Wednesdays and Fridays from December 3rd until December 31st. Cost 2500 baht for the month. Limited 8 people per class. For further info email Julie [email protected] or Tel 0899555350

ArtSpace on Seven, offers Mister Bradley’s preschool music classes (www.mister 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 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]

*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. 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]

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets 7pm every other Wednesday (starting November 14th at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd

Music Bars

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

Santi Music School and guest musicians performing a charity concert on Saturday 8th December at AUA Auditorium Ratchdumnoen Rd. Consists of music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, and Dvorak. Tickets cost 200 baht Tel 053-224-344 or [email protected]

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. tuskersbar

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, 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. Chef’s new tasting menu 7 courses @ 800 baht per person, 4 courses @ 580 baht per person. For more info or reservations

Fiesta Latina at the Imperial Mae Ping 1st until 7th December. Look out for our tequila menu and our Brazilian Dancers on opening night to get the party mood swinging. For reservations 053-283-900 or www.

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

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiangmai-Sangkampaeng Rd Until 30 November in the Oriental Shop ‘Éclair au café’ including coffee or tea for 99 baht. For further info or reservations 053-888-888 ext 8834 or [email protected]

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]

Ex-pat Christmas lunch Saturday 22 December at 11am, The Amari Rincome Hotel. Costs 400 baht per person. Limited tickets available at Chiangmai Ex-pat meetings, Tuskers Bar and Grill or Boutique Travel Service [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. Saturday 24 November ‘Harold and Maude’ (1971) by Hal Ashby. Saturday 1st December ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ (2006) by Davis Guggenheim.

*Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Every Friday Starts 8pm. Friday 23rd November ‘Les Enfants Du Paradis’ (1945). Friday 30 November ‘Fanfan La Tulipe’ (2002) by Gerard Krawczyk