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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


Chez Marco. Loy Kroh Road. March 23. Easter set dinner incl: Mediterranean appetizers, followed by fauxfilet tournedos topped with a foie gras sauce, mixed salad, baked potato. Desert strawberries with a caramel vinegar balmique. 399 baht per person. For reservations call Marco 0843647294

Imperial Mae Ping 153 Sridonchai Rd. 10:30 until 12 noon Egg Painting and egg hunt. 10:30 until 2:30pm Easter Brunch 295 baht++ adult, 145 baht++ child (4 – 12). Dinner from 6pm until 10pm; 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 3pm. Chef Dominique Bugnand’s Mediterranean cuisines, live cooking stations, jazz music. Easter egg giveaway and much more. 1300 baht per person. For reservations or further info Tel 053-888-888 ext 8621

Holiday Inn Changmai-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 Duangtawan Hotel Loy Kroh Rd. 11:30 until 2:30pm 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 email [email protected]


Groups and Meetings

Chiang Mai Friends Group. A networking group of Expats and Thai who are in business. ‘Green Resource Ethnic Education Networking’. For further info contact Boong Duenpen Chaladlam 0894331505 email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Readers and Book Discussion Group meets monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. Everyone welcome. Next meeting 12 Noon April 3. at Cake Cottage Restaurant, behind Kad Suan Kaew. For further details contact Janet [email protected]

Textile Art Group. Regular meetings are held 12 a.m.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 0871-932054./053-291692

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. March 22nd ‘Our Relationship with God’. April 12 ‘The Golden Rule’. April 26 ‘Love of 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]

"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] .com 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]


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. 21st San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes at Gymkhana Club. Sunday March 30 until Saturday April 5. Teams from Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, England, Greece, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam. 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]

Sport on TV at UN Irish Pub 24 Ratwithi Rd. Includes Heineken Cup Rugby Quarter Finals April 5/6, FA Cup Semi Finals April 5. IRB Australian Sevens April 5/6. Tel: 053-214-554


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

Airport Plaza 1st and 2nd Floors in the Northern Village area. Features ‘Inspiration Creativity Collection’ over 40 dresses, unique designs from the Elephant Life Experience, part of the Ngan Chang Event. In aid of the Thai Elephant Conservation Campaign.

Minimal Gallery Nimmanhaemindha 13. From March 26 - 29 ‘Wednesday Photo Project’. Looking for anonymous photos ‘taken on a Wednesday’. For further details [email protected] .com or 0876948483

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 3rd ‘International Baccalaureate Art Exhibition’ featuring works by students from the Prem Tinsulanonda International School. For more info; [email protected]

Courses, Lessons, Classes

Prem Center. The following is available to students ages 9 – 17; Songkran Camp April 7 – 19. Holiday English Camp April 20 – 27. Extreme Siam June 22 – 30. For further information contact Jay, Head of Camps [email protected] or

Reiki training course. Levels 1 and 2 , will be held in Chiang Mai between 5th and 8th March. For further info, please contact [email protected], or visit the website on www.

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 bradblanco

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

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


Payap University. Mae Kao Campus. March 30 at 7:30pm. 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: 0896356355

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Next meeting/performance will be on March 25, 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]

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

Groove Riders Exclusive Concert in the Garden at To-Sit Kad Farang Chiang Mai, March 25, Info, 053-435320, 084-6117474

Quiz nights

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

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. 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 5pm until 7pm while relaxing to unique lounge music. For further info Tel: 053-999-999

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Farang Ses Restaurant. March Promotion. From 7pm until 10pm Tuesday until Sunday. 4500 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 8pm until 10pm. Jazz Sunday Brunch from 12pm until 2pm.

*Imperial Mae Ping 153 Sridonchai Rd. March 13-15 from 6:30 until 10:30pm ‘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 5pm until the end of March. 299 baht ++ per person. Also jug of beer 150bht++, 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 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 10:30am and 7pm. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Adults 200 baht, students 100 baht. Ticket Information 053-306-152

Ealing Studios Movie Festival at the Gymkhana Club. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7.30 start. March 28; The Lavender Hill Mob. April 11 The Ladykillers. April 25 Whiskey Galore. .

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. 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 9am until 10:30am. Thai Service 10:45 until 12 noon. For further info or directions Tel 053-212-904 email mike or visit