Chiang Mai this week

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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 260 738
or stop by the office at Chiang Mai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 209/5 Moo6, T.Faham, A.Muangchiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000
Deadline is Wednesday at 6 pm


Christmas Events

Charity Christmas Party at Holiday Inn on December 6 in aid of Croston House and Thailandfreunde e.V. 850 baht per ticket includes international buffet, Christmas songs, magician, Lanna and Thai dancing and surprise superstars. For further info or tickets contact Dirk Weeber-Arayatumsopon at Weeber. [email protected]

Annual Christmas Concert. Chiang Mai International Choral Society. Payap University. Includes Christmas music, Spirituals and  Broadway Hits. For further details

SKAL Christmas Gala Dinner at the Payorm Room Amari Rincome Hotel December 18. Starts 6pm Christmas Carols & entertainment. Tickets 1200 baht includes wine. For further details

International Song Festival Presents Noel Noel Sacred Music for Advent & Christmas. Antoine Garth and Anima Mundi perform sacred music from antiquity to the late baroque. Sacred Heart Cathedral December 14. Tickets 150 baht (students 100 baht. for further info or tickets [email protected]


Groups and Meetings

Ladies Expat Lunch Group November 26 at the Arcobaleno Restaurant. Starts 12 Noon. For reservations or further info [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Nawarat Room at the YMCA. For further info 084-485-0100 or [email protected]

Womens Correction Institute. Ratvitee Road. ‘Chaun Chom’ a café run by inmates. Open from 8.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.

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

Dining Out Group. Once a fortnight alternating between western and Asian food. Between 100 baht and 500 baht per head. For further info: [email protected]

LYC Chiang Mai social group for Asian and Western Gay men and Lesbians. Frequent activities includes potlucks, BBQ Coffees and Movie Nights. For more info or schedule of upcoming events [email protected]

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club. International group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m., last Monday of month. For further info email christa

Hash House Groups. Group of social riders meet third Sunday every month at 1 p.m. for a secret trail, drinks and food. For further details email Andrew Shepherd at [email protected] 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 on 089-433-1505 or email info

Chiang Mai Readers & 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. First Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre. opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, surface decoration (batik, etc.), embroidery, etc. Bring refreshments. For further info contact Maya at 087-193-2054/053-291-692.

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

Chiang Mai Expats Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. at Shangri-La Hotel. Next meeting November 22, guest speaker David Baird, Chief Operating Officer of the Prem Center for International Education. Arrive 10 a.m. start 10.30 a.m. 80 baht per person.

Many Lamps-One Light. Multi-faith inspirational programmes. 2nd and 4th Saturday every month at 2pm for 2.30pm start. Room 209 Hillside Condo 4. Topics; No fees. No Speakers. Refreshments. For further info call Mike at 087-305-4006.

“The Practice of Life.” A Buddhist mindfulness approach to living. Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Contact Numnim for directions to Suan Thip Retreat Chanting group, every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

The Gentleman’s Club meets at The Pub every first Monday of the month for beer and a roast lunch. For further info call Grahame at 053-211-550 or email [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets every 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. All those with an interest in photography film or digital are invited. Contact Chas for further details at 087-180-4665. www.


The Prem Golf Academy: Upcoming 5 Day Adult Schools. December 8-12 and 15-19. Private Lessons and custom programs available. For further info 053-301-500 (ext 5415).

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. For further details contact Liang at 084-600-5268 or liang.xiaochenmen

The Prem Tennis Academy: After school tennis programs, Saturday tennis programs, camps and tournaments. International experienced coaching staff. All ages and abilities accepted. For info contact Director Randall Scott at [email protected] or visit www.

Karate Practice: Student Services building at Chiang Mai University. Karatedo Federation Wado-kaj karate. Monday and Wednesday 5.30 p.m. This practice is free. For further info email [email protected]

Gymkhana Club: Tennis players wanted. Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m. for doubles and mixed doubles. Prior playing experience helpful. Contact Michael at 087-188-7414.

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club meets every Sunday at 7 a.m. at Thapae Gate. For further info visit

Saturday Ball Hockey at Buan Hat Park for children under 11 years old. Adult supervision. For further info email [email protected]

Exhibitions, Competitions

SKAL Dinner at the Manderin Oriental Dhara Dhevi on November 26, including music by Tangerine Blue and an exhibition of paintings by Mark Walder. For further info or reservations www.

Galerie Panisa. Mahidol Road Pongdej & Srijai exhibition from November 10 until December 8. 30 pieces of art works and printing on display. For further info call 053-202-779.

Lessons, Classes

Line Dancing at the Centre of the Universe, every Wednesday 5.30 p.m. 200 baht per person. For directions or further info call 081-473-0746 or [email protected]

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan: Group classes, resumes from December 1, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Hillside 4. Beginners or experienced. Call Julie at 089-955-5350 for details or visit Chen style lessons also available.

Chiang Mai International Taekwondo. Training now for all ages at 3rd Floor EQ Square, Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road. World Master Tom Zuza 7th Dan. All aspects 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.asian

Latin and Ballroom/Salsa Dancing. Soi 7, Suthep Road. Various classes and times. Ballroom/Salsa and Latin. Also Belly dancing classes available. For further info email [email protected] or telephone Linda at 086-187-1263.

The Chiang Mai Computer Club meets Tuesdays 1 p.m. at Tuskers Bar & Grill. Contact Chas for further details at 087-180-4665.

Music / Entertainment

Winter Dreams Charity Party at the Ratilanna Hotel on November 29 in aid of Grandma Cares.Org New Life Foundation. 999 baht per ticket includes dancing, music and fine food. For further info or tickets, call Margaret at 053-247-083.

Paws for Cocktails at Zoe’s Yellow Bar & Bistro: Cocktails, raffles, auctions. Money raised goes to Care for Dogs. For further details Tel. 084 752 5255

International Song Festival: Shangri La Concert Series. November 30 Antoine Garth and the Bohemian Jazz Trio perform Music from the Great American Songbook, including songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter etc. 6.30 concert. 8pm buffet. 200 baht concert, 550 baht concert and dinner. For reservations contact Antoine 085 225 2169 or [email protected]

Food Fashion Flowers at the Chedi Hotel on December 1 ‘World Aids Day’ in aid of local HIV or Aids Charities. Organized by La Luna Gallery. 3,500 baht per ticket or 32,000 baht for table of 10. For further info or ticket, contact Sommai at 053-306-678 or mail to [email protected]

The Eight Reindeer Monologues at Artspace on 7 by The Gate Theatre Group. Adult comedy and drama. November 27 until November 30. Performances start at 8pm. 250 baht per person. For further details 0856226607 or [email protected] or [email protected]

Shakespeare for Dummies at the AUA Auditorium Ratchdamoen Road. On December 1 at 7pm presented by the Performance Exchange Theatre Company.

Strange Snow at the Studio Theatre 7th floor Kad Suan Kaew.Presented by the The Gate Theatre Group. Opens December 5 and every Friday and Saturday until December 20. Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm. Ticket 300 baht. For reservations or further info 0871772195 or thegatetheater

1st Violin Concert Saturday December 6 at 7.30pm: works by Mendelssohn, Massenet, Bartok and more. At the Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall Mae Kaow Campus Payap University. Freed admission

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

Quiz nights

Monday - Tuskers Bar: Chaiyaphum Soi 1. Quiz night every Monday evening starting at 8 p.m. For info, call Chas at 087-180-4665 or visit

Tuesday - The Olde Bell: 25/1 Loi Kroh Rd. Quiz night every Tuesday. 8.30 p.m. first question. Free entry. Prize vouchers for winners. Teams of 1-6. For further details, 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: Quiz night every Friday - general knowledge quiz 8 p.m. Teams of four or less. Many prizes. For further info, call Grahame at 053-211-550.

Monthly - The Garden Bar next to the Lotus Hotel. Starts at 8 p.m. For further info, email [email protected]

Films and Theatre

Alliance Français: 138 Charoen Prathet Road. Films start 8 p.m. Friday November 28 ‘A Tout De Suite’ (2004) by Benoit Jacquot; Friday December 12 ‘Les Brigades du Tigre’ (2006) by Jerome Cornuau; Friday December 19 ‘DIVA’ (1980) by Jean-Jaques Beneix. For further info, email [email protected]