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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.


Chiang Mai this week

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

New Years Celebrations

The Pub Huay Kaew Road, New Years Eve – Party the night away to music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Free buffet

Le Crystal Restaurant New Years Eve, 7 courses including one bottle of champagne, 10,000 baht per couple, bands play until 1am. New Years Day 12pm until 1.30pm, 4 course lunch including one glass of champagne 2500 baht per person. For reservations or further info call 053-872-890

Mi Casa Restaurant. 30th 31st December, 1st January 2008 Brunch and Dinner served. Special menu or a la carte for reservations or further info tel 053-810-088

Imperial Mae Ping 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 call 053-283-900

Amari Rincome Nimmanhaeminda Road, New Years Eve Fantasy Night from 8pm until late 2600 baht. New Years Day Brunch at La Gritta from 11.30am 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 call 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 call 053-253-333

La Gondola Restaurant (Rimping Condo) New Year Gala Dinner 6.30pm – 11.30pm Grandiose Dinner Party with over 40 dishes. Shows and presents, sparkling wine and fireworks 1000 baht adults 500 baht children. For reservations or further info call 053-247-776 or lagondolathailand

Mandarin 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 call 053-888-888

D2 Changklan Road, 31st December from 7.30pm onwards at Moxie Signature Restaurant, spectacular end of year buffet dinner 3900 baht includes one glass of Moet & Chandon. For reservations or further info call 053-999-999

Amora Tapae Hotel 22 Chaiyapoon Rd, International Buffet, Live music and lucky draw prizes. Come 5 get 1 free, come 10 get 2 free. For reservations or further info call 053-251-531

Buonissimo New Years Eve Italian Buffet Dinner from 6.30pm 750 baht per person, 350 baht kids under 14. For reservations call 053-266-431 (deposit required)

Centara Duangtawan Hotel New Years Eve Gala Dinner, ‘Space Odyssey’ party ,4th floor pavilion from 6pm until 1am adult 2000 baht children 1000 baht. Featuring live band, special dance shows, lucky draw and fireworks. for further info or reservations tel 053-905-000 ext.3227

Four Seasons Resort New Years Day Special brunch, 11.30am 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 call 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. 13 January ‘Forgiveness’, 27 January ‘Perseverance & Patience’. The programs, consisting of music and readings from the various sacred scriptures are all in English. For further info call 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 call 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. Call 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 call 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 call 053-211-550 or email [email protected]


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 call 053-304-121 (English spoken)

Exhibitions, Fairs

The 18th Baan Tawai Wood Carving Festival. From 31st December until 2nd January. Baan Tawai Wood Carving Centre Hang Dong. Beautiful parades of wood carving contests, wood carving exhibitions, OTOP Fair, folk music and local performances for further info call 053-441-258

Fine Arts Chiang Mai University, Nimmanhaeminda Road. Two exhibitions to celebrate HM The King’s Birthday, 3rd until 26 December. The 22nd PTT art exhibition ‘Power of Unity – Merit of the Land’. Contains over 100 master pieces. For further information visit www.

Yoga Workshop 9 days/8 nights 20-29 January in German and English. Trainer Sigrun Wolters. Daily 5 hours Yoga. For further information call 0861926311 or [email protected]

Courses, Lessons, Classes

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, [email protected]

ArtSpace has opened an additional location, ArtSpace On 7, offering drawing, painting & figure drawing sessions. For further info contact Chadwick 0840417982 or [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets 7pm every other week at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd contact Chas 0871804665


*Clarinet by Charlie Suriyakham at the AUA auditorium, 25 Rauadamoen Rd. 2 January starts 7pm. Accompanied by David Wilson on the piano. Tickets 200 baht (100 baht students)

Santi’s 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 call 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. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8pm – for info call Chas 0871804665 or www. [email protected]

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd Quiz night every Tuesday. 8.30pm first question – so arrive earlier. For further info pedrfawkes

THURSDAY UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Quiz Night every Thursday – for further details call 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 call Grahame, 053-211-550

MONTHLY The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel, 16 January Teams of Four. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

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 call 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 call 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 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 charityrooftopparty

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

The Gate Theatre Group will restage their hit production The Dodo Bird at the AUA auditorium 25 Rajadamoen Rd. Every Friday and Saturday from 11 January until 26 January. Donation 250 baht. Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

*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. Friday 11th January ‘Jericho’ by Henri Calef with Pierre Brasseur and Pierre Larquey