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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

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club is welcoming new members. International group of English speaking book lovers reading fiction and non-fiction. Meet 7 pm on the last Monday of every month. For further info [email protected].

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 who supports community in educational and environmental projects. Next meeting June 25 at Suan Pak Restaurant Rachadamoen Road. 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. Tuesday July 15 starts 7:30 pm. Jere Locke, Outreach Coordinator for Environment Texas talks about ‘Global Warming’. 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; 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 chiang [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]



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]

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, visit

Lawn Bowls. Gymkhana Club. Anyone interested in playing lawn bowls or joining a club, forming a league should contact Chris Simmonds at 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. July sports on TV Wimbledon Tennis from June 23 until July 6. For further info call 053 214 554.


American Independence at the American Consulate, in association with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12074. Thursday July 3. From 4 pm onwards. Fireworks display 8 pm, no entry after 7 pm. for further details www.chiangmai.

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

Robinson Department Store Airport Plaza ‘Dazzling Beautiful’ Exhibition July 17 - 20. Fashion parades and shows, celebrity models, new lines and discounts. For more info contact the information desk.

Tita Gallery 68 Moo 6 Rimtai MarRim, near the Four Seasons Resort ‘The Elephant Effect’ June 7 until July 31. For further info call 053 298 373.

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 visit cmuartcenter

ComPeung near Doi Saket NancyMizuno Elliott, a Californian based artist will join the residence program from late June until July. For further info visit

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 at [email protected] or visit www.prem

Chiangmai International Taekwondo (CIT), Training now for all ages at 3rd Floor EQ Square, Chiang Mai-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.

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.

Jazz History 101 Class at The Santi Music School every Sunday for the next four weeks from 4pm until 5:30 pm. 150 baht per class. Antoine Garth (tenor) takes an in depth look at Jazz including the lives of artists Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Brown and many more. Next class on June 29. For more info visit [email protected] or call 085 225 2169.

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 at 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.

The Prem Adventure Camp. July 7 - 20. Holiday Intensive English Camp July 21 until August 10. Residential camps with experienced staff at Prem Centre. For more details contact Head of Camps K. Jay at [email protected].


*The Tour Concert for World Choir Games Kad Thatre Kad Suan Kaew. June 28. Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Proceeds going to the CM Voice Studio Chorus joining the World Choir Games 2008 in Graz, Austria.

Glass Onion off Nimmanhaemindha Road. 70s Disco Nights every Saturday.Thursday night is ‘Boys Night Out’, Friday’s is ‘Girls Night Out’, special discounts applicable, but all are welcome every night.

The Garden 139 Rachadamoen Road (2 doors from the Writers club). Tuesday evenings 8 pm until late. Ballads and folk music, bring your own instruments, accordion, guitar, flute and your singing voice, or just go to listen. Also Sunday Nights listen to the Blues. For further info telephone Tim at 084 8098 768.

*Shangri-La Hotel Chang Klan Road. June 28. ISF and Santi Music Studio presents ‘The Poets Corner’ featuring Antoine Garth, Santi Saengthong and Jonus Dept. 300 baht concert only or 650 baht includes dinner. For more info or reservations [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.

*Horn Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. Cool club sounds, stylish seating, excellent mixology every night. Also from 6pm until midnight in June try the Pina Kahlua concoction made from 3 year old Havana rum, Kahlua, pineapple juice, line juice syrup and coconut milk. 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 visit

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 at 053 211 550.

*MONTHLY The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. June 25 Starts at 8 pm. For further info [email protected].

Dining Out

*Centara Duangtawan Hotel Loy Kroh Road. June Promotion. Sunflower Chinese Restaurant ‘Chinese Hotpan Deals’ includes tenderloin Beef Hong Kong Style 250 baht ++. Marco Polo Restaurant ‘Create your own Pasta’ 160 baht ++ per dish. For reservations or further info call 053 905 000.

*Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Le Grand Lanna June special from chef Noppakorn Goonthamrongrat special ‘Cotton Fruit Salad’, made with cotton fruit (kraton in Thai), cashew nuts, dried shrimp, boiled prawn and deep fried garlic in palm sugar and tamarind sauce. 99 baht per person. Lunchtimes 11:30 until 2:30 pm. For reservations call 053 888 888 ext. 8566 or email [email protected].

*Mi Casa 60/2 Soi Wat Padaeng, Suthep Road. June Promotions Spanish Seafood Paella, serves 4 to 5 persons. One days notice required. Also new ‘Refreshing Summer Menu’ for reservations or further info 053 810 088 [email protected].

*Imperial Mae Ping Sridonchai Road. June Promotions; Lychees everywhere, Lychee tart, Lychee Bavarian plus cocktails and mocktails available at all outlets. Also Saba creations in the Imperial Shabu Shabu offers a spread of Saba specials; grilled fillet Saba in soya bean paste sauce and many more. For reservations 053 283 900.

*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].

Le Crystal Restaurant Summer Promotions 3 course set lunch menus from 450 baht to 750 baht, 3 course set dinner menus from 900 baht to 1,450 baht. International Buffet dinner last Saturday of every month 990 baht to 1,800 baht. For further details or reservations call 053 872 890 or visit

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.

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.

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. Friday June 27, 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 call 087 177 2195.

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. Friday July 4 ‘La Fleur Du Mal’ (2003) by Claude Chabrol. Friday July 11 ‘Le Roi Danse’ (2000) by Gerard Corbiau. Frisday July 25 ‘Jeux D’Enfants’ (2003) by Yann Samuell. 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