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December 11, - December 17, 2007



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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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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.

 

Chiang Mai this week

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

Christmas

Chiangmai Community Church. Friday 21 December 7pm; Carols by Candlelight at the Gymkhana Club. Monday December 24th 11pm at First Thai Church Late Night Candlelight communion service. Christmas Day 10am First Thai Church 10am Family Service.

The House Restaurant Moon Muang Road Monday 24th December Christmas Eve Turkey Dinner and all the trimmings 1500 baht plus service or alternative Christmas Eve menu consisting of salmon and Duck 990 baht plus service. For further info or reservations 053-419-011

The Pub Huay Kaew Road. Tuesday 25th December. 2 sittings; noon until 5pm and 7pm until late. Prawn cocktail starter, main course turkey and ham with all the trimmings, followed by xmas pudding and brandy sauce. 595 baht per person. For reservations Tel Grahame 053-211-550

The Amari Rincome Nimmanheiman Road Christmas Eve Gala Buffet by the Pool 7pm until 10pm (red and white theme)2400 baht. La Gritta Christmas Brunch 1130 until 2.30pm 650 baht. For reservations tel 053-221-130

The Chedi Charoen Prathet Road 25th December 12 noon until 3pm Sparkling Christmas Day Lunch Free Flowing bubbly and Egg Nog. Swinging jazz quartet. 1900 baht ++ for reservations or further info 053-253-333

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi 25 December Savour the joy of Christmas Day with Akaligo’s Jazz Brunch 1600 baht ++. Evening at Farang Ses candle light dinner 5800 baht ++ roast turkey with all the trimmings or pan fried black Angus beef tenderloin Tel; 053-888-888

D2 Changklan Road 25 December at Moxie Signature Restaurant grand buffet lunch 950 baht from Noon onwards. Including New Zealand Oysters, Maple Cured Gravlav and Norwegian Smoked Salmon and much more for reservations Tel 053-999-999

Holiday Inn Changmai-Lamphun Road Christmas celebrations for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Lunch and dinner; Gala Seafood Buffet at River Terrace 1099baht ++ Entertainment; Piano, Violin, Carols and Santa Claus for reservations or further info Tel 053-275-300

UN Irish Pub Rathwithi Road 25 December Christmas Day from 6.30pm Roast Turkey or Ham and all the trimmings, Christmas Pudding and mince pies. 4 courses for 450 baht. Kids 250 baht. Followed by ‘New City Gurus’ Jazz band. Booking essential tel 053-214-554

Four Seasons Resort. Christmas Eve; ‘Terraces’ 6pm until 10pm four course dinner Western set menu, carols & Jazz band 3800 baht ++. ‘Cooking School’ 7pm until 10pm Live cooking stations, Carols and Santa 2800 baht ++. Christmas Day ‘Cooking School’11.30 until 3pm Christmas Day Jazz Brunch unlimited martinis and beers. 2200 baht ++ For reservations or further info Tel 053-298-181

Shangri La Hotel Changklan Road Christmas brunch (11.30am until 4.30pm) and dinner (6.30 until 10.30pm) in the Kad Kafe. Buffet stations as always but includes Roast and stuffed turkey and Xmas Desert Buffet. 385 baht ++ for reservations or further info tel 053-253-888

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]

Tuskers Bar and Grill Chaiyaphum Soi 1. 7th December Tree Decorating party. 14th December Teachers Christmas Party. 21st December Tuskers Festive Friday Christmas Bash. 25th December Tradional Fare Christmas Dinner 500 baht adults Children under 10 free. For further info or reservations Tel Chas 0871804665. [email protected]

La Gondola Restaurant (Rimping Condo) 22nd-23rd-24th-25th December Special Christmas menu including Turkey and Roast Lamb. Santa visit 24th and Vin Bruille on 24th and 25th. for reservations or further info tel 053-247-776

 

New Years
Celebrations

The Pub Huay Kaew Road New Years Eve – party the night away to music from the 60s 70s 80sand 90s. free buffet.

Imperial MaePing Hotel Sridonchai Rd. New Years Eve Party 31 December ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ held in the Mae Ping Garden. From 7pm until 1am. 3,333 baht per person. For further details 053-283-900 www.imperialmaeping.com

Amari Rincome Nimmanheiman Road New Years Eve Fantasy Night from 8pm until late 2600 baht. New Years Day Brunch at La Gritta from 11.30 until 2.30pm 650 baht For reservations tel 053-221-130

Holiday Inn Chaingmai-Lamphun Road New Years Eve Dinner Gala Seafood Buffet at River Terrace 1,999 baht ++ Access to the River Pavilion included. Live 7 piece Party Bands, Dancing, Koy Loy Fireworks Bars Big Screen and Countdown clock. For reservations or further info Tel; 053-275-300

The Chedi Silver Sparkling New Year Party with ‘Hunny’ Countdown fireworks buffet jazz band contemporary shows from ‘Sabang Nga’ 8,888 baht ++ per person for further info or reservations 053-253-333

Goldola Restaurant (Rimping Condo) New Year Gala Dinner 6.30pm – 1130pm Grandiose Dinner Party with over 40 dishes. Shows and presents, Sparkling wine and Fireworks 1000 baht adults 500 baht child for reservations or further info tel 053-247-776 or lagondolathailand @yahoo.com

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi New Years Eve -Farang Ses 7 course Gala Dinner 12000 baht per person. Duck liver, pan seared diver scallops, Dover Sole, roast rack of Australian Ambassador Lamb and much more. For reservations or further info tel; 053-888-888

D2 Changklan Road 31st December from 7.30pm onwards; at Moxie Signature Restaurant Spectacular end of the year buffet dinner 3900 baht inclusive of one glass of Moet & Chandon. For reservations or further info tel 053-999-999

Four Seasons Resort New Years Day Special brunch 11.30 until 3pm interactive cooking stations including power breakfast. Unlimited martinis and beers For Reservations or further info Tel 053-298-181

Shangri La Changklan Road New Years Eve 6.30pm until 11.30pm includes welcome drink, all food stations, entertainment followed by countdown by the pool with fireworks, midnight supper and entertainment for further info or reservations 053-253-888

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. 8th December theme ‘Tolerance’ 22 December theme ‘ The Unity of Religion’ All welcome. The programs, consisting of music and readings from the various sacred scriptures are all in English. 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]

"The Practice of Life", a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7:00pm. 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]

Sales

Club 9 Soi 9 Nimmanheiman Road Mini Christmas Fair and Flea Market in the Garden Saturday’s 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. Bar provided by Tuskers. A minimum of 25% of proceeds go to the Charity Rooftop party. Contact [email protected] for further info and map to Citylife

Khara Soi 5 Nimmanhaemin Rd. Big Sale. Many different items including tunics and shirts for both men and women, scarves and shawls all in natural material, home ware including blankets and pillows. Also a lot of the shops inventory such as furniture, computers etc are for sale.

Shows

Lanna Fantasy Khum Khanm Theatre (behind Carrefour on the Superhighway). Set show from 7pm until 9.15pm. 1,200 baht includes dinner, one drink and the show. for reservations or further information 053-304-121 (English spoken)

Exhibitions, Fairs

JJ Markets Asathon Road (behind Tesco Lotus Superhighway) Chiang Mai Rose Group Growers annual Rose Show form 21st until 23 December 9am until 8pm. for further information tel 0817420242

Darling Wine Bar Huay Kaew Road 15 December ‘Nude exhibition’ called UNDRESSED by Doris. Starts 7.30pm. for further information www.doriskraushaar.com

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 www.northcomets.com

Fine Arts Chiang Mai University Nimmanheiman Road. Two exhibitions to celebrate HM The Kings Birthday; 3rd until 26 December The 22nd PTT Art Exhibition ‘Power of Unity – Merit of the Land’. It contains over 100 master pieces. 3rd until 16 December The 3rd Lanna-Japan Culture Festival ‘ Japanese Arts in Everyday life’ 15 December from 4pm until 7pm Student Recital. 17th December from 7pm until 9pm; ‘Benefit Concert for Pure Heart Project’. For further information www.finearts.cmu.ac.th

Courses Lessons Classes

Study Salsa and Belly Dancing Tuesday 18th December Dance Studio soi 7 Sutep Road. Dance instructor Ms Apple from Bangkok Salsa Club. 300 baht per person. For further information or reservations [email protected]

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 bradley.com) 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 bradblanco @gmail.com

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

Photography Group at Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1 Free advice and information; Wednesday 7pm 12 December features Mr Pop from Photo Bug. For further info contact Chas Tel: 0871804665. [email protected]

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 at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd contact Chas 0871804665

Music Bars

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

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 pedrfawkes @hotmail.co.uk

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. 12 December. Starts 8pm. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

La Gondola Restaurant (Rimping Condo) 15 December Charity Christmas Lunch 11am until 2pm. 4 courses including Turkey and Roast Lamb 600bht adult / 300 baht child for reservations or further info 053-247-776 or [email protected] 

 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 www.micasachiangmai.com

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

Charity Rooftop Party 12 January 2008. Hillside 4 Huay Kaew Road. 800bht per ticket, buffet, live entertainment, raffles and auctions. For tickets or further information [email protected]

La Gondola will relocate in 2008. Family Roncoroni and friendly crew will move to Pulcinella da Stefano just off Thapae Road and Girasole da Stefano off Ratchadamnoen Road

Films Theatre

*Film night at the CMU Every Saturday at 7pm, 2nd Floor of the Media Arts and Design building Chiang Mai University’s Arts Museum. 15th December ‘Pom Poko’ (1994) by Isao Takahata. 22 December ‘The Host’ (2006) by Joon Ho Bong

*Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Friday 14th December ‘Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne (1944) by Robert Bresson. Friday 21st December ‘Le Pere Noel Est Une Ordure’ (1981) by Jean-Marie Poire.



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