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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 p.m., Hillside 4 Condos. Meet at 2nd Floor reception desk. 12th January "Forgiveness", 26th January "Perseverance & Patience". The programs, consisting of music and readings from the various sacred scriptures, are all in English. For further info call Mike 08-7305-4006

Alcoholics Anonymous. The Chiang Mai West International Group 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 08-4485-0100 or [email protected]

"The Practice of Life", a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7:00pm. Chanting group being formed every Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm. Toning, Drumming, Crystal bowl, Tibetan, Sufi, Gregorian Chants. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat. Call 053-811-464

Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huay Kaew Road

The Gentleman’s Club meets at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road every first Monday of the month. Ideal for males who enjoy beer and a roast lunch. For further info call Grahame 053-211-550 or email [email protected]

The 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]



Karate Practice at the Student Services building at Chiang Mai University. Karatedo Federation; Wado-kaj karate. 5.30pm every Monday and Wednesday. This practice is free. For further info 099533142 or [email protected]


Lanna Fantasy at 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

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. or [email protected]

10,000 Elephants Project. Art Night at Baan Panom 21, Tewarit Road, Chang Puak, Sunday 3rd February starts 7pm. With special guest, the internationally celebrated electric cellist and recording artist Jamie Seiber.

Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, Nimmanhaeminda Road. For further information visit

*Children’s Day 2008 12th January 2008. Central Airport Plaza will organize the annual Children’s Day. Kids will be able to enjoy a number of rides, games, cartoons and many other activities. The fair will be at the Fountain Lawn behind the plaza. Other fairs at Central Kad Suan Kaew and the Chiang Mai National Museum

Courses, Lessons, Classes

ArtSpace on Seven offers Mister Bradley’s pre-school music classes (www. 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 08-4041-7982 or [email protected]

Hillside 4 Condo Block Thai Language Conversation Classes - twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Meet on 4th Floor next to the swimming pool. For times, levels, cost and further details please email Elena on [email protected]

Latin and Ballroom / Salsa Dancing, Soi 7, Suthep Road (near Chiang Mai University). Latin/Ballroom by Ajarn Pee 6pm every Tuesday and Friday and 3pm every Saturday. Private lessons can be arranged. Salsa Group by Ajarn Pee or Linda 4.30pm every Saturday. For further information email llgalloway or telephone Linda 08-6187-1263. To stay abreast of all our dance activities join the webgroup; email [email protected]

ArtSpace has opened an additional location, ArtSpace On Seven, offering drawing, painting & figure drawing sessions. For further info contact Chadwick 08-4041-7982 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 08-7180-4665

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


*The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai will open its 2008 season on Tuesday January 8th and will follow every other Tuesday with a DVD performance and interval supper. To become a member please send your name, email address and telephone number to [email protected]

Glass Onion, off Nimmanhaeminda Road, (next to the Room), offers Jonas at the Piano on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10 pm, playing a mixture of classical and jazz. The Sunday performance is purely classical.

O.U.T. Concert at Kaew Narawat Campus, Payap University on 12 January from 6pm. O.U.T. (Overall, Unity, Trendy); pop, jazz and rock concert staged by students. Includes Thai bands E.T.C. and Hybrid. Outdoor Concert. Tickets 100 baht.

Gustavo Romero Piano Recital at AUA Rajadamnern Road, starts 7.30pm. Tickets 300 baht (students 200 baht) For further info call 08-1682-8000 or dm_music_studio

Santi’s Grotto Thapae Soi 2 (below City View Condo) "Do it Night" or "Open mike night" every Tuesday from 8pm until whenever. Music/Comedy/Dance/Tell a story, up to you.

UN Irish Pub Every Wednesday Jazz night every Wednesday from 9 pm featuring the New City Gurus. 24 Ratwithi Road.

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 call 053-275-300

Quiz nights

MONDAY Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8pm – for info call Chas 08-7180-4665 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. 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 at the Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. On 16th 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 08-6911-5976

Holiday Inn Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd. Everyday 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 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, to reserve your table call 053-243-239

*Charity Rooftop Party, 26 January 2008. Hillside 4 Huay Kaew Road. 800 Baht per ticket, buffet, live entertainment, raffles and auctions. All money raised goes to the Foundation for the potential development of Disabled Persons. Buy your tickets at Hillside 4 Reception, alternatively 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. ‘The Dodo Bird’ is an intense one act drama which explores what it means to live on the fringe of society, to be a man who failed to achieve the universal dream of being able to sustain himself and his family and ceased to live by the culture’s standards. 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 Ghost’ ‘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 Francais, Chiang Mai, 138 Charoen Prathet Rd. Friday 11th January, "Jericho", by Henri Calef, with Pierre Brasseur and Pierre Larquey