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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

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.intgcm.

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 chiangmaiwestaa

"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. May 10 California WOW will bring a Yoga Master to give a demonstration. 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 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]



Gymkhana 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.

Tai Chi Classes. Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons, free group introductory lecture and demonstrations of benefits and different forms of Tai Chi. For further details contact Liang 084 600 5268 [email protected]

FA Cup Final at The Pub Huay Kaew Rd Saturday May 17 at 9 pm. Also BBQ all you can eat for 150 baht. Plus the Cardiff Supporters Club member sponsored a keg of Tiger beer. For reservations or further info call Grahame on 053 211 550.

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. 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. 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.. For more info; cmuartcenter

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 www.

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].

Reiki training course. Levels 1 and 2. For further info, please contact [email protected] or visit the website on www.asianhealing

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 llgalloway 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.


*JJ Markets Talent Competition. First round May 9 starts at 7:30 pm local talent performs original songs. inexpensive food and drink available. Plenty of parking.

*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].

Santa’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. May 21. Starts at 8 pm. For further info [email protected].

Dining Out

The Shangri La Hotel Changklan Road. Monday - Friday ‘Business Lunch’ at the Kad Kafe for 169 baht ++; including choices from two live food stations, including coffee or tea or one soft drink. For reservations or further info 053 253 888.

Mi Casa 60/2 Soi Wat Padaeng. Suthep Rd. May Specials Monday - Saturday. For singles; Tapas + one glass of Sangria 288 baht, couples; Mi Casa Tapas Sampler + 2 glasses of Sangria 488 baht, also for celebrates Mi Casa Special Tapas Mixtas + 1 bottle of Spanish Cava 1,688 baht. For reservations or further info 089 536 4540.

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. For the month of May at the Fujian restaurant. Japanese Jumbo Scallop Promotion. 1,200 baht ++ per portion. Lunch11:30 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 or email [email protected].

The Sofitel Changklan Rd. Rio Restaurant. From 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 Pub Huay Kaew Road May 28 Wednesday, the 5th Annual Yorkshire Pudding Eating Contest. Rules are simple - how many Yorkshire puddings can you eat in one hour. For reservations or further info call Grahame on 053 211 550.

Amari Rincome Nimmanhaemindha Rd. La Cuicina Lombarda Promotion, daily throughout May 6:30 pm until 10 pm at La Gritta Restaurant. Italian cuisine from the region of Lombardia, Northern Italy. For reservations or further info 053 221 130 [email protected].

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 infront 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.

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. May 9 ‘Le Pacte Des Loups’ (2001) by Christophe Gans. May 16 ‘Le Grande Bleu (1988) by Luc Besson. May 23 ‘Les Bronzes III - Amis Pour La Vie’ (1988) by Patrice Leconte. May 30 ‘Les Choristes’ (2003) by Christophe Barratier. 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 www.