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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

Valentine’s day

Amari Rincome Hotel, Nimmanheiminda Road.14th February,Valentine’s Night. Special Set Dinner Menu at La Gritta Restaurant,1490.00 Baht net per couple, including two glasses of champagne. "You will love it". For reservations or further info tel; 053-221-130

The Chedi Hotel, Charoen Prathet Road, 14th February. Special Package includes limousine service, 2 hr Spa treatment, welcome champagne cocktail and dinner, entertainment etc etc; 4950 baht++, Alternatively, welcome champagne cocktail and dinner only 2950 baht++. For reservations or further info tel 053-253-385 restaurant

Groups and Meetings

Many Lamps-One Light Inter/Multi faith unity program (no speakers) 2nd and 4th Sat every month at 2.30p.m, Hillside 4 Condo, 2nd Floor reception. 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 0873054006

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 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.

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. It is 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 admin

Cricket. Fixtures. 20th January: Irish Pub V Warriors (Prem). 27th January: Citylife V Irish Pub (Gym). 3rd February: British Club V Gymkhana (Gym). 10th February: Warriors V Citylife (Prem). 17th February: Irish Pub V Warriors (Gym). 22nd – 24 February Inter Regional Tournament. For up to date information


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)

Verchovyna, a Ukrainian ensemble from Australia with 120 dancers, performs "Discovery" on January 23. First show in Southeast Asia. Starts at 7:00 p.m. in main auditorium at Prem Center for International Education, Mae Rim. (053) 301 500 for info and directions. 200 baht for adults, 100 for children, children under six for free.

and Fairs

Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival 2008 invites all foreign residents to take part in this event from 14 – 17 February at Ratchapruek. Free Booths available. For further information or pr

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

10,000 Elephants Project Art Night at Baan Panom 21 Tewarit Road Chang Puak , Sunday 3rd February. Postponed.

Courses, Lessons and Classes

Thai conversation classes at Hillside 4 Condo, Huey Kaew Road, twice a week Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Meet on the 4th Floor next to the swimming pool. For times, levels, cost and further details please email Elena on [email protected]

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 0840417982 or [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 0861871263. To stay abreast of all our dance activities join the webgroup; email [email protected]

ArtSpace on Seven. ‘Square x Square’ Exhibition opens on Thursday 7 February; theme ‘Time Vision and Invention’ for further information or reservations contact Chadwick on 0810417982 or [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets 7pm at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. 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]


*The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai will open its 2008 season on Tuesday January 8th with ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ 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 10pm, playing a mixture of classical and jazz. The Sunday performance is purely classical.

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, it’s up to you.

UN Irish Pub Jazz Night every Wednesday from 9pm featuring ‘New City Gurus’. 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. 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.16th January- Teams of Four. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

Teppanyaki Specials at the Imperial Shabu Shabu. The Imperial Shabu Shabu offers a spread of Teppanyaki specials prepared in front of your eyes by our skilled chefs such as Salmon teppanyaki, Niku teppanyaki, Yasai teppanyaki and more. Open daily from 17.30 -22.00 hrs.

The best of Chinese "potages". Look out for exclusive cold season creations from our Executive Chinese Chef at the Gold Leaf Chinese Restaurant such as Potage of crabmeat and Yunnan ham, Potage of mashed gourd and conpoy, Fish maw potage and more. Open daily 11.30 - 14.00 hrs. and 18.00 - 22.30 hrs.

Amari Rincome Hotel, Nimmanhaeminda Road, Saturday 19 January 2008. Hildenbrand Wine Dinner. Starts 7pm costs 1750 baht net. Seven courses including medallions of rock lobster and salmon, also rack of lamb ‘soubise’. Five different wines. For further info or reservations tel 053-221-130

Centara Duantawan Hotel, Loy Kroh Road. The 3rd Anniversary Celebration of the Sunflower Chinese Restaurant on the 24th Floor. Special Set Menus with special products by The Support Foundation of HM Queen Sirikit. Discount 20% on food and Luxury Dim Sum, valid untl 31 January.

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, foods and drinks is welcome. For further info call 053-209-112 or 0869115976

Holiday Inn, Chiangmai-Lamphun Rd. January Promotions. River Terrace- dinner buffet features Italian food. China Palace- Salmon promotion on a la carte menu. Lobby Bar- live Jazz from singer ‘Nan’ plus single malt. 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 from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise, to reserve your table. Tel: 053-243-239

*Charity Rooftop Party 26th January 2008 NEW DATE. Hillside 4 Condo, 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. Buy your tickets at Hillside 4 Reception, alternatively for tickets or further information email- [email protected]

Films and

*The Gate Theatre Group will restage their hit production The Dodo Bird at the AUA auditorium on 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 until 26 January. Donation 250 baht. Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

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