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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 on Tuesday, June 10, at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. For further info, visit the website at www.intgcm.the The title for the talk will be "A Tribute to Roxanna Brown" by Patricia Cheesman and John Shaw. Roxanna, who was a ceramics expert and long term resident of Chiang Mai, also a former INTG convenor, died in prison in America May 14. If you want to know more about Roxanna’s death just Google her name and you’ll get newspaper articles from the States.

Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; June 14 ‘Deeds not Words’. June 28 ‘Prayer & Meditation’. July 12 ‘Spiritual Sacrifice’ July 26 ‘Spiritual Rebirth’ 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 chiangmai [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. June 14 guest speaker is Dr. Somchart Chaiyavet from Rajavej Hospital. 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]



Tesco Lotus Liverpool Football Club. Ian Rush, Peter Reid and Viv Anderson will be holding football clinics at Tesco Lotus Khamtieng Store May 28. Tesco Lotus Salaya Store May 31. Football friendly match at Nimibut Stadium May 30 at 4 pm. For further details contact your local Tesco Lotus Store.

Gymkhana Club Chiang Mai - 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 liang [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].

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.


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

JJ Markets Freedom House Benefit Night May 30 from 6 pm until 10 pm. Theme ‘Metta’ original artwork for auction, music and Thai puppetry. For further information contact [email protected].

Café Pandau Nimmanhaemindha Rd. Book Launch Party/Northern Thai Buffet. ‘Sustainable Cities in Chiang Mai’ author Prof. Dounghchan present. May 31 from 6 pm. Limited seating; for reservations contact Noriko booking

JKS Art Gallery 108/2 Charoen Prathet Rd (next to Just Khao Soi 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.

Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanhaemindha Road.. For more info: [email protected]


Sinativa Spa Soi 9 Nimmanhaemindha Rd. Up to 50% discounts ‘full spa romantic’ only 2800 baht. 2 hours packages 1,300 baht. For further details 086 659 2545.

SOQI Health and Wellness Centre Soi 15 Nimmanhaemindha Rd. Opening deals; 30% discount on all packages up until June 15.

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].

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

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. Also Latin Dance and Swing Dance. For further information email [email protected] or telephone Linda at 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.


Wha Chong Institute String Ensemble from Singapore June 3 at Auditorium Faculty of Law Payap University. ‘Friendship Concert Tour’. 100 baht per person, 50 baht students. For more info and tickets call Del Gesu Violin Sop at 053 218 335 or 086 767 9600.

ArtSpace on 7 19/6 Sirimongkalajahn Soi 7. ‘The Speed of Sound; a Night of Music and Story Telling’ Thursday May 29, 8 pm until 9:45 pm. A Benefit Evening in aid of Burma. Tickets 500 baht including one free drink. Limited seating. For further info or reservations: artspace

Bennett Lerner & Friends at Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall Payap University June 21, 7:30 pm. 200 baht per person - tickets on the door. A series of Seven Concerts called Nocturnes and Barcarolles’. Featuring violinist Tasana Nagavajara concertmaster of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Chiang Mai Choral Society performing at Payap University Multimedia Centre at Mae Kaew Campus on June 7 at 7 pm ‘an evening of popular songs including Gilbert and Sullivans Trial by Jury’. Adults 200 baht, students 100 baht. For tickets or further information contact rebeccal [email protected]

The Spirit House Restaurant June 18 ISF presents an evening of early music and renaissance food. Featuring pieces from the early Italian Baroque period and the English Renaissance with a 3 course Renaissance menu. Tickets 700 baht. For reservations or further info contact Steve at the Spirit House 084 803 4366.

The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai. Nextmeeting/performance will be on June 3 and will follow every other Tuesday with a DVD performance and interval supper. Also ‘Summer Shakespeare series’, looking for interested persons to watch the DVDs. To become a member please send your name, email address and telephone number to [email protected].

AUA Ratchadamoen Road. June 28. ISF and Santi Music Studio presents ‘A Classical Song Recital’ Music of Brahms, Schumann, Faure and Debussy. Tickets 250 baht.

Santi’s Grotto, Thapae Soi 2 (below City View Condo) "Do it Night" or "Open mike night" every Tuesday from 8 pm until whenever.

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.

Dining Out

Imperial Mae Ping Sridonchai Road Scandinavian Smorgasbord from May 26 until May 30 at the Mae Ping Coffee Shop from 6 pm until 10 pm. For reservations or further info call 053 283 900. [email protected].

Amari Rincome Nimmanhaemindha Road. June Promotion ‘Mussels Lovers’. Assemble your favorite mussel dish from a fine selection. Mussel chowder with garlic bread, oven baked mussels in half shell, and many more specialties at La Gritta Restaurant. For Reservations or further info call 053 221 130 or [email protected].

The House Restaurant Moon Muang Road. Until June 15 at the Tapas Bar. ‘Heat Buster Cocktail Bar’. Buy 1 get 1 free. 150 baht +. For reservations or further info call 053 419 9011.

Holiday Inn Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road. Every Friday night on the River Terrace ‘Seafood experience’ including chilli crab, oysters, shrimps, mussels on ice and Tiger Prawns.650 baht per person. For reservations or further info call 053 275 300.

D2 Hotel Changklan Road. Japanese Buffet Dinner May 29-31. Guest Master Chef Toshiyuki Aoyama will deliver a Subarashii. 6:30 until 10 pm. Adults 799 baht, children 4-12 years old half price. May 31 DJ night from 9 pm until late. Reservations or further info: 053 999 999.

The Shangri-La Hotel Changklan Road. Dip and Dine Sundays only. Brunch 549 baht ++ or 699 baht ++ including free flow beet soft drinks and juices. Plus Dip in the swimming pool afterwards. For reservations or further info call 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 call 089 536 4540.

Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Until May 31 at the Orient Shop plentiful selection of American treats. 99 baht ++ including coffee or tea, tempting menu includes Carrot Cake, Oreo Cheesecake and 7 Layer Chocolate Cake coffee or tea. From 10 am until 9 pm daily. For reservations or further info call 053 888 888 ext. 8834 or email [email protected].

The Ginger Kafe Moon MuangRoad. Until June 15. New 3 set menus ‘Thai Food’ to choose from. 250 baht + each. For further info or reservations call 053 419 9011. [email protected].

The Ratilannna 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 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

The Gate Theatre Group performing ‘The Gin Game’ at 7th Floor Studio Theatre Kad Suan Kaew. An Intense Spirited Drama by American Playwright D.L. Colburn. Opening night Friday June 15, with additional performances scheduled every Friday and Saturday until July 15. Door opens 7 pm, curtain rises 7:30 pm Suggest door donation 300 baht. For reservations or further info [email protected] or 087 177 2195.

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. May 30 ‘Les Choristes’ (2003) by Christophe Barratier. June 6 ‘Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain (2000) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. June 13 ‘Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. June 20 ‘Hors De Prix’ (2006) by Pierre Salvadori. 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