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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 and Meetings

Sterling Assets Wealth Management and Expat Community Forum. Wednesday February 27 from 3:30 pm until 6 pm at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, Huay Kaew Road. Guest speaker John Robertson from ‘Synergy’ will join other quality local businesses and good causes. Free Admission. For reservations or further info [email protected] or 053-839-463

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. Tuesday April 8 Dr Duentemduang na Chiengmai talks about the future of Chiang Mai. For further info, visit the website at

*Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. Very friendly. February 23; ‘Life After Death’. March 8 ‘Turn the Other Cheek’. March 22 ‘Our Relationship with God’. 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] .com

"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 cmjewish [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 thepub

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]



4th Annual Run for Relief. Saturday March 15 at Huay Tung Thao. Registration 7 am, Race 8 am, Kids dash 9 am. 200 baht entry fee, 200 baht T-shirt available. Sponsored by Christians Concerned for Burma. All proceeds go to help the Internally Displaced People (IDP) of Burma. For further info [email protected] or Joshua Ryan Tel: 0895578996

*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 22-24, Inter Regional Tournament. All games start at 10:30 am at either Prem Centre (Prem) or Gymkhana Club (CMG). Friday Feb 22; Central V North East (Prem), North V South (CMG). Saturday Feb 23; South V Central (Prem), North V North East (CMG). Sunday Feb 24; South V North East (Prem), Central V North (CMG). For up to date information visit

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


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 7-9, from 4 pm until 10 pm at Lanna Polytechnical College, next to the Lanna Hospital on the Superhighway. Admission 50 baht / children under 12 and students 25 baht. 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: www.chiang or [email protected]

Courses, Lessons, Classes

ArtSpace on Seven offers Mister Bradley’s preschool music classes (www.mister 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected] 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


*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.chaingmai

*Tea House Rocks at ArtSpace on 7, soi 7 Sirimankalajarn Rd. An exquisite evening of Tea and original music on February 21 starting at 8 pm. From singer/songwriters Matthew Whiston, Rebecca Zolkower, Lindsay Stevenson and Bradley Dean Whyte. 200 baht per person, includes a fresh cup of tea (other drinks and snacks available). Reservations required; limited seating; artspacecm or Tel0840417982

*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 howard [email protected]

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.tus

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

The Olde Bell Loy Kroh Road. Sy Davids Day, NEW DATE - February 29. Anyone who is called David, or has Welsh ancestry is invited to a free buffet. Discounts on drinks, raffle prizes and silly games. For further info gmorning.david

D2 Hotel Changklan Road BBQ in the Beer Garden every Friday and Saturday from 5 pm until the end of March. 299 baht ++ per person. Also jug of beer 150 baht ++, glass of beer 50 baht ++. For further info Tel 053-999-999

D2 Hotel Changklan Road Moxie Restaurant and Signature Bar. To celebrate the 2nd anniversary; two for one drink from 5 pm until 8 pm, until February 29. For further info Tel 053-999-999

Elizabethan Room 252/1 Charoenprat Rd (opposite Rimping Condo). Medieval Feasts every Friday Night. 350 baht includes Roast Pork Joint, half chicken or tender ribs plus much more. Also serves cream teas and Sunday Lunches. For reservations Tel: 053-306-442 or 0835723820

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

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

Into The Woods. Chiang Mai International School presents ‘Into The Woods’ at the Kad Theatre Kad Suan Kaew. March 28/29, two performances each day at 10:30 am and 7 pm. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Adults 200 baht, students 100 baht. Ticket Information 053-306-152

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. These real life stories include eape, sexual and police harassment, suicide, political tyranny and social stigmas. 500 baht includes dinner and soft drinks. Proceeds go to Zonta Chiang Mai for orphaned children. For reservations or further info Tel; Laura 0840424069 TICKETS ON SALE AT: Parker’s (opp. Kad Suan Kaew) 053218142, Girasole (Kad Klang Wiang) 053276388, Boonsom Farm Home Made, Rimping Airport 0819245256.

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 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]