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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

Valentine’s Day

The House Restaurant 199 Moon Muang Road. Valentine’s Special four course meal including New Zealand Salmon; 2,900 baht per couple (plus service) includes a welcome drink. For reservations or further info Tel 053-419-011 [email protected]

Tuskers Bar & Grill Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Road. 3 course Valentine’s Dinner including coffee and a Bellini Cocktail. 500 baht per person. For further info or reservations Tel Chas 0871804665

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 www.micasachiangmai.com 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

Pasta Café 21 Soi 5 Nimmanhaemindha Road. Valentine Dinner, 5 course set menu 750 baht per person including a glass of wine. For reservations or further info Tel: 053-357-310

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 www.lecrystalrestaurant.com 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 @chedi-chiangmai.com

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. chiangmaioasis.com

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 www.sinativaspaclub.com

 

Groups and Meetings

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 Duentemduang na Chiengmai talks about the future of Chiang Mai. For further info, visit the website at www.intgcm.thehostserver.com

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

"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. February 23 guest speaker Dr Gregory Frasier ‘An American Indian stumbles through SE Asia’. 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] gmail.com or tel 0876614657

Raintree Centre, near Narawit Bridge. Monday February 18, 7 pm. Brigitte Alda will give a talk on personal dreams, how to record them, and use them for personal growth. For more info Tel 053-242-820

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]

Sports

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 [email protected]

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

Saturday Ball Hockey at Buan Hat Park. For children under 11 years old. Adult supervision. For further info [email protected]

Shows

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, Markets

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 0871758585 or [email protected]

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. Nimmanhaemindha Road. ‘Art Thesis Exhibition’ until February 29. See more than 100 pieces of art and sculptures from Lanna University of Technology, Payap. For more info; [email protected]

Flea Market Citylife Gardens Canal Road. Sunday March 16.To reserve a table, for more information email Sally on [email protected]

Chiang Mai International Heritage Festival. March 5-9 at Lanna Polytechnic College. Classic Cars Display, Marching Bands and International and Lanna booths. Also featuring ‘Viva in the Air Hot Air Balloon’ Weddings Record attempt on Saturday March 8. ‘Night Glows’ with fireworks synchronized with music. For further information mailto: 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 [email protected]

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 orientalphoenix @gmail.com

Latin and Ballroom / Salsa Dancing, Soi 7, Suthep Road (near Chiang Mai University). Salsa beginner class; 6.30 Wednesday, intermediate level 4:15 Saturday. Ballroom/Latin classes beginner class; 6:30 Thursday. Intermediate level; 6:30 pm Tuesday, 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. For further information email llgalloway @gmail.com or telephone Linda 0861871263.

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

The Chiang Mai Computer Club meets Tuesday’s 1 pm at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Td. 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]

Music

Chiang Mai Music Festival. Ban Wangtan Club Hangdong. February 23 at 7:30 pm. An evening of piano and cello music. 3rd Year Running, featuring Internationally acclaimed pianist Tong-Il Han. Free entry. For further details tel 0812880373 www.chaingmaimusicfestival.com

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Next meeting/performance will be on February 19, 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]

Payap University Kaew-Narawat Campus. Wednesday February 13, Starts 5 pm. Duriysan School of Music presents Chamber Music Recital. Featuring Piano Quintet for piano and wind instruments by Beethoven and various other music for Clarinet and Bass Choir

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 @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 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

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

That Takes Ovaries. Play performed at the Park Hotel Changklan Road. Two performances March 8 and 15. Dramatic Performance depicting the lives of women who have shown courage in their lives. 500 baht includes dinner and soft drinks. Proceeds go to Zonta Chiang Mai for orphaned children. For reservations or further info Tel; Laura 0840424069

Ealing Studios Movie Festival at the Gymkhana Club. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7.30 start. March 14; Kind Hearts and Coronets. March 28; The Lavender Hill Mob.

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. 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]



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