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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

MiCasa Restaurant, (just off Suthep Road). For February - The Month of Love. 6 courses of ‘I love you’ tasting menu by Chef Kike. Either 1,680 baht per couple or 2,880 baht per couple with a bottle of Spanish Cava. For more information or reservations or 053-810-088

Sofitel Riverside Hotel, Changklan Road. 7 pm until 10:30 pm, February 14 - ‘Romantic Candle lit dinner on the riverside lawn’. Glass of Moet et Chandon upon arrival, followed by a 6 course dinner whilst listening to classical music. 5,998 baht per couple including one box of passion fruit chocolates. For further info or reservations; 053-999-313

Le Crystal Restaurant Valentine’s Dinner. Menu includes foie gras in strawberry honey sauce, French Brittany lobster and much more. Price is 9,000 baht per couple. For reservations or further info or tel 053-872-890

Imperial Mae Ping, Sridonchai Road. February 14,‘The Night of Love’ by the swimming pool. ‘Endless love’ cocktail for two, plus dinner 935 baht ++ per couple. Dinner plus overnight stay in a suite with room service breakfast 9,395 baht ++. For reservations or further info 053-283-900

D2 Hotel, Changklan Road, February 14, ‘Say you love me at Dusit D2 poolside’. Menu includes foie gras and herb roasted Australian lamb loin. Live violin performance and a special gift. 2,950 baht ++ per couple including 2 glasses of champagne. For reservations or further info 053-999-999 or [email protected]

Holiday Inn, Chiangmai-Lamphun Road, February 14. Experience Chiang Mai’s first ever chocolate buffet, al fresco at the River Terrace. ‘Seafood and Chocolate Buffet’: 1,099 baht ++ including a rose and glass of sparkling wine. For reservations or further info 053-275-300

Amari Rincome Hotel, Nimmanheiminda Road, February 14, Valentine’s Night. Special Set Dinner Menu at La Gritta Restaurant. Costs 1,490 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, February 14. Special Package includes limousine service, 2 hr Spa treatment, welcome champagne cocktail and dinner, entertainment etc; 4,950 baht ++, alternatively, welcome champagne cocktail and dinner only 2,950 baht ++. For reservations or further info tel 053-253-385 restaurant

Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Loy Kroh Road. Tawan Restaurant, ‘Valentine’s Candle Light Dinner’, special set menu 1,200 baht per couple. Complimentary 2 glasses of wine, a bouquet of roses, and a picture in a heart shaped frame. For reservations or further info tel 053-905-000 ext 3227

Oasis Spa, Sirimuangklajan Road. A romantic candlelight dinner and spa treatment for two - a Valentine’s Day Couples Package. Prices from 5,500 baht per person. For reservations or further info tel 053-815-000 or www.

Sinativa Spa 22/1 Nimmanhaemindha Road Soi 9. Valentine Promotion 3 hours only 1,600 baht; includes ‘everything you and your lover needs’ for further info


Groups and Meetings

Ladies’ Lunch Bunch Meeting February 13 at Sojo’s Café, World Club, Hang Dong at 12 noon. 325 baht per person. Reservations due by February 6. For further info or reservations contact [email protected]

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. February 12 "Murder, Mayhem, and Malarkey". An Evening of Japanese detective fiction, including a talk by Ivan Hall. Tuesday April 8 Dr Duentenduang na Chiengmai talks about the future of Chiang Mai. For further info, visit the website at www.

Many Lamps-One Light. Inter/Multi faith unity program, (no speakers), 2nd and 4th Sat. every month at 2.30 pm, Hillside 4 Condo, 2nd Floor reception. February 9; ‘Honouring Ones Parents or their Memory’ February 23; ‘Life After Death’ 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 6 pm in the Narawat Room at the YMCA, located near Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Mall. For further info call 0844850100 or chiangmaiwestaa

"The Practice of Life", a Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7 pm. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat. Call 053-811-464 Chanting group being formed every Sunday afternoon at 4 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. Arrive 10 am, start 10:30 am. 80 baht for members, 100 baht for guests includes coffee and cake.

Chiang Mai Jewish Expats Club New Club. A warm inclusive community of English speaking Jewish Expats. For further info contact Fran Decoster at [email protected] or tel 0876614657

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 7 pm. All levels welcome. For further info call 053-211-550 or email [email protected]


Zonta Charity Bike Rally. Saturday, February 23. All proceeds go to HIV/AIDS orphans. Start Thapae Gate 7:30 am (register 6 am) Chiang Mai to San Khampaeng. Entrance fee 500 baht. For further info contact; Mr David Curtz 0894334141

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

*Cricket. Fixtures. February 10: Warriors V Citylife (Prem). February 17: Irish Pub V Warriors (Gym). February 22-24: Inter Regional Tournament. For up to date information visit www.


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

Exhibitions, Fairs

Tribute Exhibition for HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. Sirindhorn Chinese Language and Culture Centre, Mae Fah Laung University ,Chiang Rai. Now until February 28. The exhibition has pictures, stories and activities/events throughout her life. For further info tel 053-916-000, 053-917-034

‘To Tell’ Book Shop Nimmanhaemindha Road (next to SCB Bank) Until February 29 from 11 am until 8 pm. Art exhibition ‘Wooden Crazy’ by Apichart Jumpathong. For further info Tel 087 175 8585 or looking8byapichart

Meojaldee Gallery, Soi 1 Nimmanhaeminda Road. "Cat’s Party" 1st Arts Exhibition. February 7 until March 5. Works by artists Kade Javanalikikorn, Thaweesak Srithongdee, Pattree Chimnok and many more. For further details tel 053-895-138.

Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanheiminda Rd. February 1-10: ‘In my Mother’s Footsteps’ by Yishay Garbasz, photographic exhibition during World War II and the Holocaust. For more info [email protected]

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

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

Courses, Lessons, Classes

ArtSpace on Seven offers Mister Bradley’s preschool music classes (www.misterbradley .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

Yang 24 Tai Chi classes from Friday, February 1 until Friday, February 29. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Beginners 9:30 - 10:30 am and Intermediates 8:30 - 9:30 am. Classes held at Hillside 4 Condo. Cost 2,500 baht. For reservations or further info call Julie 0899555350 or see www.

Thai conversation classes twice a week Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Hillside 4 Condo, 5 pm. 60 baht. Meet on the 4th Floor next to the swimming pool. For further details please email Elena on [email protected]

Latin and Ballroom / Salsa Dancing, Soi 7, Suthep Road (near Chiang Mai University). Intermediate level latin/ballroom 6:30 pm Tuesday, 5:30 pm Friday. 5:30 pm Saturday. Beginners 6:30 pm Thursday. For further information email [email protected] or telephone Linda 0861871263. To stay abreast of all our dance activities join the webgroup; email [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets Wednesday’s 7 pm at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd. contact Chas for further details 0871804665

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


*The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Next meeting / performance will be on February 5, 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.

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

UN Irish Pub Jazz Night every Wednesday from 9 pm featuring ‘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 7 pm until 11:45 pm. For info contact 053-275-300

Quiz nights

MONDAY Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8 pm - for info call Chas 0871804665 or www. [email protected]

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd. Quiz night every Tuesday. 8.30 pm 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 8 pm with teams of four or less. Many prizes, including DVDs from sponsor Club 99. For further info call Grahame, 053-211-550

MONTHLY The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. February 20 starts at 8 pm, teams of four. For further info [email protected]

Dining Out

*Holiday Inn. Chiangmai-Lamphun Road. Chinese New Year. Special al la carte menu in the China Palace Restaurant from February 1-15. For further info or reservations tel 053-275-300

Imperial Mae Ping Sridonchai Road. Chinese New Year. February 4-9; the Gold Leaf Restaurant serves ‘Chinese Table Menus from 5-10 pers from various parts of China. February 6/7 at 12 noon; ‘Lion Dance Spectacle’. For reservations or further info 053-283-900

Chez Marco Loy Kroh Road. Closed from February 7-12. Will reopen on the February 13.

German, Austrian, Dutch, Swiss Stammtisch meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 7 pm, 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

Indian Curry Lunch at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Every Tuesday at 11:30 am 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 8 pm. After boarding at 7:15 pm you can order food and drinks from the restaurant menu. Very popular cruise, reserve your table Tel: 053-243-239

Films and Theatre

Taiwan Film Festival at the CMU. 2nd Floor of the Media Arta and Design Building. February 4-8. February 4: ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon’ ‘Jump! Boys’. February 5: ‘The Shoe Fairy’ ‘Taipei’s Bohemians; The Life of the Theatre’. February 6: ‘Grandma and her Ghost’ ‘The Last Rice Farmer; Let it be’. February 7: ‘Fishing Luck’ ‘The Rhythm on Wulu Village’. February 8: ‘Three Times’ ‘The Chocolate Rap’. For more information contact Wasu La-ongsri at the CMU Library

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. February 8 ‘La Prophetie Des Grenouilles (2003) by Jacques-Remy Girerd. February 15 ‘Paris Qui Dort’ (1922) by Rene Clair. February 22 ‘Les Visiteurs Du Soir’ (1942) by Marcel Carne. February 29 ‘Les Portes De la Nuit’ (1946) by Marcel Carne. For further info [email protected]