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

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]

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 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

Chiang Mai International Heritage Fesitval 2008 invites all foreign residents to take part in this event from 14 – 17 February at Ratchapruek. Free Booths available. For further information www. chiangmaiheritage.com or [email protected]

10,000 Elephants Project. Art Night at Baan Panom 21 Tewarit Rd Chang Puak. Sunday 3rd February starts 7pm. With Special Guest, recording artist Jamie Seiber; internationally celebrated electric cellist.

Fine Arts Chiang Mai University, Nimmanhaeminda Road.. For further information visit www.finearts.cmu.ac.th

 

Courses, Lessons, Classes

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, [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 at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. 9th January – normal meeting. 16th January - special classes on photoshop. 23rd January – normal meeting. contact Chas for further details 0871804665

Hatha/Pranayama Yoga 7 – 15 February. Yoga workshop; 5 hours with Chariya Smith in English for further info contact [email protected]

Music

*Clarinet by Charlie Suriyakham at the AUA auditorium, 25 Rauadamoen Rd. 2 January starts 7pm. Accompanied by David Wilson on the piano. Charlie Suriyakakham was originally from Chiang Mai however he plays the first clarinet for the United States Coast Guard Band. The program includes compositions by Paquito D’Rivera, Charles M Widor, Jules Massenet, Gioachino Rossini and Robert Schumann. 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 @hotmail.co.uk

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. 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] loxinfo.co.th

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. All money raised goes to the Foundation for the potential development of Disabled persons. For tickets or further information [email protected]

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. Taiwan Film Festival 4th until 8th February. 4th February: ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ ‘Jump! Boys’ 5th February: ‘The Shoe Fairy’ ‘Taipei’s Bohemians; The Life of the Theatre’ 6th February: ‘Grandma and Her Ghoust’ ‘The Last Rice Farmer; Let it be’ 7th February: ‘Fishing Luck’ ‘The Rhythm on Wulu Village’ 8th February: ‘Three times’ ‘ The Chocolate Rap’. For more information contact Wasu La-ongsri at the CMU Central Library

*Alliance Francaise De Chiang Mai 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Friday 11th January ‘Jericho’ by Henri Calef with Pierre Brasseur and Pierre Larquey