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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

Imperial Mae Ping 153 Sridonchai Rd. 10:30 until 12 noon Egg Painting and egg hunt. 10:30 until 2:30 pm Easter Brunch 295 baht ++ adult, 145 baht ++ child (4-12). Dinner from 6 pm until 10 pm; traditional Easter Set Dinner in the Mae Ping Coffee shop, includes glass of house wine, 395 baht ++ per adult. For reservations or further info Tel 053 283 900.

Easter Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Akaligo Restaurant. March 23 Easter Brunch 12 until 3 pm. Chef Dominique Bugnand’s Mediterranean cuisines, live cooking stations, jazz music. Easter egg giveaway and much more. 1,300 baht per person. For reservations or further info Tel 053 888 888 ext 8621.

Holiday Inn Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road. March 23 Easter Brunch; including Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Competitions. 637 baht ++. For further info or reservations Tel 053 275 300.

Centara Dunatawan Hotel Loy Kroh Rd. 11:30 until 2:30 pm March 23 Grand Buffet Lunch with Japanese delicacies. Also Easter goodies such as Lamb Legs, Honey Glazed Ham. Wide selection of children’s treats, games and ‘egg hunt’. 250 baht ++ adult / 130 baht ++ children under 12 for further info or reservations Tel 053 905 000.

The Pub Huay Kaew Road. Easter Sunday March 23. From 11:30 onwards. Roast Turkey and all the trimmings. Bookings advisable Tel Grahame 053 211 550 or e-mail [email protected]


Groups and Meetings

Textile Art Group. Regular meetings are held 12 noon on the first Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre, opposite Narawat Bridge. Skills include weaving, surface decoration (batik, etc), embroidery, etc. Experienced and inexperienced, all are welcome, bring refreshments and your work, enjoy the creativity! For further info, please contact Maya on 087 193 2054 or 053 291 692.

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. Tuesday March 11 ‘Chiang Rai and Rai Mae Fah Luang’ A talk and presentation by Rebecca Weldon, curator. Tuesday April 8 Dr Duentemduang na Chiengmai talks about the future of Chiang Mai. For further info, visit the website at www.

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. March 22 ‘Our Relationship with God’. For further info call Mike 087 305 4006.

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 084 485 0100 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. 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 [email protected] or Tel 087 661 4657.

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].


*12th Rincome - Angkhang Season Rally. March 15/16. Departs Amari Rincome Hotel for fun and games in the natural beauty of Northern Thailand. 3,950 baht per couple includes one night in the Angkhang Nature Resort, with breakfast lunch and dinner. For reservations 053 211 1130.

*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 089 557 8996.

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 admin

Cricket. For up to date information visit www.

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

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi ‘Our Wedding Proposal 2008’. March 15/16. From 11 am until 6 pm. Reserve your wedding between April - December, win great prizes in a lucky draw including flight tickets and accommodation vouchers. For further details or reservations Tel 053 888 888 ext 8832 or [email protected].

Minimal Gallery Nimmanhaemindha 13. From March 26-29 ‘Wednesday Photo Project’. Looking for anonymous photos ‘taken on a Wednesday’. For further details [email protected] or 087 694 8483.

Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanhaemindha Road. March 7 until March 30 ‘Art Thesis Exhibition’ 100 pictures, photos and sculptures from Graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts. March 31 until April 3 ‘International Baccalaureate Art Exhibition’ featuring works by students from the Prem Tinsulanonda International School. For more info; [email protected].

*Flea Market Citylife Gardens Canal Road. Wine Gallery, Tuskers, The House Restaurant, Ginger, and lots more. Second hand stalls and brand new gifts. Plenty for the kids including an egg hunt. Sunday March 16.To reserve a table, for more information email Sally on [email protected].

Lessons, Classes

Reiki training, Chiang Mai, levels 1 and 2: Courses are held regularly. For further information, please contact [email protected], or visit the website at www.

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 084 041 7982 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 e-mail Elena on orientalphoenix

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 e-mail [email protected] or telephone Linda 086 187 1263.

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 087 180 4665.

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 087 180 4665.


Payap University. Mae Kao Campus. March 30 at 7:30 pm. Voice Recital by Book Kitavadhana, at the Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall. Classical Pieces and songs from musicals. 300 baht a ticket. Limited only 300 tickets available. For reservations or further info Tel 089 635 6355.

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Next meeting/performance will be on March 11, 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 howardgraves

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 mixologiy 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 087 180 4665 or www.

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd. Quiz night every Tuesday. 8:30 pm first question - so arrive earlier. For further info [email protected].

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. starts at 8 pm, March 19 teams of four. For further info [email protected].

Dining Out

D2 Hotel Changklan Road. Tapas in the Mix Bar. Special Promotion for March only. Served from 5 pm until 7 pm while relaxing to unique lounge music. For further info Tel 053 999 999.

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Farang Ses Restaurant. March Promotion. From 7 pm until 10 pm Tuesday until Sunday. 4,500 baht ++ includes quail leg in port wine jelly, steamed cod fish with Iranian Caviar, pan friend Black Angus Beef and much more. For further details or reservations Tel 053 888 888 ext. 8549.

SKAL Dinner. March 27 D2 Hotel for further info or reservations email mohamad

Caffe Gourmet by La Gondola, Ratchamankha Road. NEW. Jazz Nights every Saturday night 8 pm until 10 pm. Jazz Sunday Brunch from 12 pm until 2 pm.

Le Crystal Restaurant 4/2 Paton Road. Sunday April 13. International Buffet including Foie Gras, Fresh French Oysters, Sashimi and much more. Free Smoothie all night (only once a year). 990 baht per person, children 6-12 years old 450 baht. Alternatively Wine Buffet: 900 baht per person. For further info or reservations Tel 053 872 890.

*Imperial Mae Ping 153 Sridonchai Rd. March 13-15 from 6:30 until 10:30 pm ‘The Beach comes to Chiang Mai’. Succulent BBQ with Hawaiian dance show. Price per person; 415 baht ++ food only, 515 baht ++ food and one jug of beer. 615 baht ++ food and unlimited beer. For reservations or further info 053 283 900.

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.

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 083 572 3820.

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 086 911 5976.

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. CHANGE OF VENUE Play now performed at the A.U.A. Two performances March 15. Dramatic Performance depicting the lives of women who have shown courage in their lives. These real life stories include rape, sexual and police harassment, suicide, political tyranny and social stigmas. 300 baht adults, 100 baht students. Proceeds go to Zonta Chiang Mai for orphaned children. For reservations or further info Tel; Laura 084 042 4069. TICKETS ON SALE AT: Parker’s (opp. Kad Suan Kaew) 053 218 142, Girasole (Kad Klang Wiang) 053 276 388, Boonsom Farm Home Made, Rimping Airport 081 924 5256.

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. March 14 ‘Le Sauvage’ (1975) by Jean Paul Rappenau. March 21 ‘Le Silence Est D’or’ (1947) by Rene Clair. March 28 ‘M Klein (1976) by Joseph Losey. For further info [email protected]


House of Praise. International Service Sunday 9 am until 10:30 am. Thai Service 10:45 until 12 noon. For further info or directions Tel 053 212 904 e-mail [email protected] or visit