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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.
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Deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m.


Chiang Mai this week

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Groups and Meetings

Hash House Groups, recent launch of Chiang Mai Bike Hash. Group of Social riders meet on the third Sunday of every month at 1 pm for a secret trail, drinks and food. For further details contact Andrew Shepherd [email protected] or 084 780 6459.

Chiang Mai Friends Group. A networking group of Expats and Thai who are in business. ‘Green Resource Ethnic Education Networking’. Also starting up a ‘Cross Culture Education Project’ for volunteer teachers. For further info contact Boong Duenpen Chaladlam 089 433 1505 email [email protected].

Chiang Mai Readers and Book Discussion Group meets monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. Everyone welcome. For further details contact Janet [email protected].

Textile Art Group. Regular meetings are held 12 am 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 2054/053 291 692.

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. May 13 guest speaker; Boong Duenpen Chaladlam; talking about the Chiang Mai Friends Group. For further info, visit the website at www.intg cm.the

Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; May 10 ‘Giving Thanks’. May 24 ‘World Peace’. No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. Very friendly. 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 chiangmaiwe [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. per person.

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]



GGymkhana Club Chiangmai - Lamphun Rd. Tennis doubles, players 4.0. Monday - Wednesday and Saturdays from 4 pm and 6:30 pm. For further details contact Michael 087 188 7414.

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].

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club Meets every Sunday at 7 am at Thapae Gate. For further info

Lawn Bowls. Gymkhana Club. Anyone interested in playing lawn bowls or joining a club, forming a league should contact Chris Simmonds 081 288 6784.

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. UEFA Champions League semi finals April 23/24. For further info call 053 214 554.


Soroptimist International (Chiang Mai). Fashion Show May 17 at Empress Hotel Convention Centre. ‘A Global Voice for Women’ featuring Tananan Willson and Wit from Hair Pro. 900 baht includes dinner, show and entertainment. For further info call Maureen 081 025 6222.

Ballet at Kad Suan Kaew. Sunday June 1. ‘La Bayadere’ by Marius Petipa and ‘Peter Pan 2008’. Two performances at 1:30 pm and 7 pm. Chiang Mai Ballet performing group and the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy. Artists from Australia and Russia. Also singing Narat Kitavadhana (Book). Ticket prices 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 baht. For reservations or further info 053 260 373 or

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

JKS Art Gallery 108/2 Charoen Prathet Rd (next to Just Khao Soy Restaurant) Contributing artists include Wattapong Yothaitiang, Narong Mawong, Sarawut Pankam, Autopoln Chaisana and Wichean Pankam. Opening times from 11 am until 11 pm. For further info call 053 818 641.

Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Road (opp Toyota showroom). ‘Dialogue of Beauty’ exhibition with works from Pongsiri Kiddee and Parichart Supapan. From April 16 until May 12. Open Monday to Saturdays 9 am until 6 pm. For further info call 053 202 779.

Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanhaemindha Road. Lanna Flag Demonstration, until April 30 from 8:30 am until 5 pm daily, except Mondays. For more info; cmuar [email protected].

Courses, Lessons, Classes

The PREM Tennis Academy. After school tennis programs, Saturday tennis programs, camps and tournaments offered throughout the year. International experienced coaching staff. All ages and abilities accepted. For more info contact Director Randall Scott [email protected] or visit

Chiangmai International Taekwondo (CIT), Training now for all ages at 3rd Floor EQ Square, Chiangmai-Hang Dong Road (next to the SCB Bank). World Master Tom Zuza 7th Dan. All aspects of this exciting martial art are taught. Further info 083 476 2013 or [email protected].

Japanese Cooking. May 3 from 10 am until noon. Emi Osato teaches how to make Japanese style curry with steamed rice and tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet) and miso soup. Eat what you cook. Location Carolyn Piet’s home in Bain Compound 2/2 Naa Wat Kate Rd. Cost 150 baht towards ingredients, class size limited to 15 persons. Contact Janet Greenleaf for further info or reservations 087 180 8040.

Reiki training course. Levels 1 and 2. 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 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 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 4 pm and Saturdays. Intermediate level; 6:30 pm Tuesday, 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. For further information email [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.

Prem Organic Cooking Academy The Prem Center Mae Rim. ‘Lite and refreshing’ Soups, salads and appertizers. May 22 evening. 500 baht per class, for further information call Joy 053 301 500 x 5012 or [email protected].

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.


Santi Music School presents: Sacred Songs and Arias Recital. Ong-Ard Kanchaisak, Countertenor, and Santi Saengtong, Pianist, perform Gounod, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, von Gluck and Händel. Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 7 pm at Santi Music School (22/3 Sirimangkhalajarn Soi 5, near Kad Suan Kaew). Admission free!! Limited seats available! 053 224 344, san [email protected]

Payap University pays tribute to Bernard Sumner at Saisuree Chutikul Music all. Wednesday April 30 starts 7:30 pm. Ticket cost 150 baht for further info 053 266 386.

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Next meeting/performance will be on May 6 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. Call 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 087 180 4665 or www.

TUESDAY The Olde Bell 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd (next to Raming Lodge Hotel). Quiz night every Tuesday. 8:30 pm first question. Free entry. Prize vouchers for winners. Teams of 1 - 6 are invited. For further details please email [email protected] or phone 087 811 9468.

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. For further info [email protected].

Dining Out

Le Coq Dor. May 20th. 7 course dinner including wines (supplied by Horeca). Money raised goes to the 5th Annual Charity Rooftop fund. For further details please contact Sally [email protected] or charityrooftop [email protected].

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. For the month of May at the Fujian restaurant. Japanese Jumbo Scallops 1,200 baht ++ per portion. Steamed, deep-fried or stir-fried for a tasting experience for seafood lovers. Lunch 11:30 until 2:30 pm or Dinner 6:30 - 10:30 daily. 499 baht ++ per 100 grams. For reservations or further info call 053 888 888 ext 8548.

The Sofitel Changklan Rd. Rio Restaurant. May 3 from 6 pm until 8 pm. ‘Wine Experience’ including a ‘Parade of Tapas’ and other delights. 490 baht per person. Also during May until July; 999 baht per person BBQ special including live band and salsa dancing. For further info or reservations call 053 999 313.

The Chedi Charoen Prathet Rd. May 3 from 8 pm until late. ‘New World Tapas Buffet’ & sounds by DJ Christof. Free flowing Belvedere vodka cocktails by Diageo Moet Hennessy. 800 baht per person. For reservations or further details 053 253 385.

Amari Rincome May 5 Japanese Children’s Day. Feast by the swimming pool, includes swimming, games and entertainment from Bozo the Clown. 450 baht per persons 225 baht per child at La Gritta Restaurant. 11:30 am until 2 pm Reservations or further info 053 221 130 [email protected].

Le Crystal Restaurant. April 30. From 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Steak Buffet Dinner including T-Bone, Rib Eye, Roasted Prime Rib and much more. 990 baht per person (buffet only) or 1,200 baht (buffet + 2 glasses of wine). For more info or reservations call 053 872 890

The Imperial Mae Ping Sridonchai Rd. Szechaunese promotion at the Gold Lead Restaurant including stir fried Julienne of NZ lamb on a sizzling platter. Also Noodles promotion at the Shadu Shabu; every kind of noodle plus the sauce of your choice, cooked infron of you between 5:30 and 10 pm. For reservations or further info call 053 283 900.

The Pub Huay Kaew Rd Every Saturday night is Bar-B-Q in the Garden, sausages, burgers, chicken, potato salad and much more. 150 baht per person from 6 pm. For further info call Grahame 053 211 550.

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 call 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. To reserve your table call 053 243 239.

Films and Theatre

Ealing Studios Movie Festival at the Gymkhana Club. 2nd and 4th Fridays, 7:30 start. May 9 The Titfield Thunderbolt. May 23 The Man in the White Suit

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. 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 call 053 212 904, email [email protected] or visit