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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

Alcoholics Anonymous. The Chiang Mai West International Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 pm in the Nawarat Room at the YMCA, near the Central Kad Suan Kaew shopping centre. For further information call our information line (English) 084 485 0100 or visit [email protected]

Travel Club meets every month at Tuskers Bar & Grill located on Soi 1 just off Chaiyaphum Rd.. For further info: [email protected]

Dining Out Group A dining out group meets every other week, alternating between western and Asian food. Between 100 baht and 500 baht per head. No charge to join the mailing list. For further info: [email protected]

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 [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 email Andrew Shepherd at daglocks @ or call 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. For further info call Boong Duenpen Chaladlam at 089 433 1505 or 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 at [email protected]

Textile Art Group. Regular meetings are held noon 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 contact Maya at 087 193 2054/053 291 692.

Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) meets at the Alliance Francais, Charoen Prathet Road. For further info visit www.intgcm.

*Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. New location Shangri-La Hotel. Arrive 10 am start 10:30 am. 80 baht per person.

*Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2:30 sharp. September 13 ‘The Divine Physicians’ September 27 ‘Devotion and Prayer’. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. Very friendly. For further info call Mike at 087 305 4006.

“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.

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 at 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 at 084 600 5268 or 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 [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 [email protected].

Exhibitions, Fairs, Markets

Fine Arts Museum C.M.U. Nimmanhaemindha Road. For more email cmuartcenter

Natural Museum Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Maerim. From August 1; Art exhibition showcasing more than 80 paintings and photographs entitled ‘Golden Floral Plants’ to celebrate the 80th Birthday Anniversary of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Botanic Garden’s 15th Anniversary.

Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Road (near Rimping Supermarket). Art Exhibition of watercolours and acrylics from the students. Until September 8.

Holiday Inn Chiangmai-Lamphun Road Grand Nanta Ballroom September 6-7 from 10 am until 8 pm. Includes fashion shows, wine tasting, jewelry and cosmetics. For further info 053 275 300 or email [email protected]

Lessons, Classes

Payap Presents a series of lectures at the Mae Khao campus, open to the public. From 5 pm until 6 pm. Thursday September 4: ‘Thai Politics Today’ by Dr. Tanet Charoenmuang CMU. Thursday September 18: ‘The Wa are not red and don’t grow opium Poppy anymore’ by Dr. Ron Renard. For further info [email protected]

Line Dancing at the Centre of the Universe. Every Wednesday 5:30 pm 200 baht per person. For Directions or further info 081 473 0746 or info

British Council at the Amari Rincome Hotel. ‘A Festival of Bright Ideas’ for students planning on education in the UK. Saturday August 30 and September 20. For further info www.

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan group classes, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Hillside 4. For beginners or experienced exercisers. Call Julie at 089 955 5350 for details or visit Chen style lessons also available.

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

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. For further info call 083 476 2013 or email [email protected]

Reiki training course. (all levels). For further info please contact [email protected] or visit the website on www.

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 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] .com 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 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 at 087 180 4665.


Casting Call Artspace on 7 is holding auditions for ‘Midnight Halloween Cabaret’ on Friday October 31. Looking for playful and reliable actors for dark comedy sketches and monologues Fluent English speaking Males and Females aged 18 and up. For further info contact Bradley [email protected]

Spirit House Lecture Recital entitled The Development of the Renaissance Motet. September 18 starts 6:30 pm Antoine Garth provides an informative lecture with musical examples by his early music ensemble Anima Mundi. 600 baht for dinner and concert. For reservations or further info contact Steve 084 803 4366 or Antoine 085 225 2169 or [email protected]

Shangri La Concert Series September 28 ‘5th Avenue meets Cotton Club, an evening of songs by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington. Concert at 6:30 pm, dinner 8 pm. Concert 200 baht, dinner 350 baht, for tickets contact Antoine intsongfestcm

The Santi Studio Jazz History 101 Class. 150 baht per class. Tenor Antoine Garth takes an in-depth look at the development of Jazz including jazz artists Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington etc. For further info contact Antoine at [email protected] or 085 225 2169.

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.

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. 8843.

Holiday Inn Bachelors of Jazz. Every night except Mondays. From 7 pm until 11:45 pm. For info call 053 275 300.

Quiz nights

MONDAY Tuskers Bar Chaiyaphum Soi 1. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8 pm - for info call Chas at 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 call 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. Starts at 8 pm..Next quiz September 17.  For further info email [email protected]

September Promotions

Imperial Mae Ping Sridon­chai Road. Potpourri of Southern Thai dishes from the Andaman Sea, including Phuket style spicy shrimp dip with vegetable, hot and sour mackerel with bamboo yellow curry soup and much more at the Mae Ping Beer Garden from 5:30 pm until midnight. For reservations or further info 053 283 900.

Charity Rooftop Party. The Chedi Lunch on Saturday September 20, costs 750 baht, starts at 12 noon. The Holiday Inn Seafood Buffet on Friday September 26, costs 600 baht plus discount on drinks, for further info contact charityrooftopparty

Amari Rincome Nimmanhae­mindha Road. At the La Gritta Restaurant Italian style salmon dishes with a surprising twist including salmon filet in a potato skirt, or glazed with grappa and caramelized grapes. From 6:30 pm until 10 pm for reservations or further info 053 221 130 [email protected]

Shangri La Chang Klan Road. Kad Kafe Business lunch Monday’s to Friday’s 169 baht from 11:30 am until 2 pm. Dip and Dine Sunday Brunch at 549 baht ++ from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. International Buffet Dinner (excluding Saturdays) 299 baht ++. For reservations or further info 053 253 888.

Place 2 B, behind Carrefour. New Restaurant just opened. 10% opening discount off food prices. Thai and Western Food available, 3 bands nightly. Open from 5 pm until midnight. For reservations or further info call Jason at 086 181 1999.

Le Crystal Steakhouse, Atsadathorn Road at JJ Markets. Now Open daily from 11 am until 1 am. French Bakery open from 11 am until 9 pm. For reservations or further info call 053 224 123.

Sugar Shack Bar and Restaurant 48 Charoenprathet Road Soi 6 (Opposite Diamond Hotel). August Promotion San Miguel and San Miguel Light 3 for 120 baht.

Tuskers Bar and Grill Chaiyaphum soi 1. BBQ Chewsday - All U Can Eat BBQ including weekly specials just 200 Baht from 7 pm every Tuesday. Friday Madness - 50% off all drinks 7-9 pm plus free shots 9-11 pm every Friday. For further info call Chaz at 087 180 4665.

Mi Casa Soi Wat Pradaeng Suthep Road. Every Friday and Saturday Nights Sangria 388 baht per jar. Sunday brunch and dinner Mixed Tapas and 1 jar of Sangria 688 baht. For reservations or further info call 053 810 088.

The House Restaurant Moonmuang Road happy hour between 6 pm and 8 pm, 2 cocktails for 1. Three course set dinners including coffee from 888 baht to 999 baht ++. For reservations or further info 053 419 011.

Films and Theatre

Alliance Francais 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start at 8 pm. September 5 ‘Um Homme Et Une Femme’ (1966) by Jean-Louis Trintignant. September 12 ‘Trois Couleurs - Bleu (1993) by Krzysztof Kie[lowski. September 19 ‘Trois Couleurs – Blanc (1994) by Krzysztof Kie[lowski. September 26 ‘Trois Coleurs – Rouge’ (1994) by Krzysztof Kie [lowski. For further info email [email protected]


House of Praise. Behind the Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel. International Service Sunday 9am. From Sunday August 3 Second International service at 11am For further info or directions call 053 212 904, email [email protected] or visit