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, Holiday Inn, December 6 in aid of Croston House Childrens’ Home and Thailandfreunde e.V. 850 baht per ticket, including international buffet and entertainment. For further info, email Dirk on weeber.araya [email protected]

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

Skal Christmas Choral Dinner at the Payorm Room, Amari Rincome Hotel December 18. Starts 6pm. Christmas Carols & entertainment. Tickets 1,200 baht including wine. For further details

International Song Festival


Groups and Meetings

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’ is 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, Soi 1, just off Chaiyaphum Rd. For further info email [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: 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. on the last Monday of month. For further info, email [email protected]

Hash House Groups: Group of social runners 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 and support community in educational and environmental projects. For further info call Boong on 089-433-1505 or email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group meets monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. Everyone welcome. For further details contact Janet at cmreadersgroup

Textile Art Group: First Friday of every month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge: Weaving, surface decoration (batik, etc.), embroidery, etc. For further info, contact Maya on 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. Arrive 10 a.m. start 10.30 a.m. 80 baht per person.

Many Lamps-One Light: Multi-faith inspirational programmes on 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 thepub

The Chiang Mai Photographic Group meets every 2nd Wednesday 7 p.m. at Tuskers Bar. All 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). www.

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

Karate Practice: Student Services building at CMU. Karatedo Federation Wado-kaj karate. Monday and Wednesday 5.30 p.m. Free. For further info email admin

Gymkhana Club: Tennis players wanted. Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m. for doubles and mixed doubles. Prior playing experience helpful. Contact Michael on 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 info email [email protected]

Exhibitions, Competitions

9th Nimmanhaemindha Art & Design Promenade December 5 – 9. Fashion shows, live music, plenty of shopping.

Galerie Panisa. Mahidol Road Pongdej & Srijai exhibition from November 10 until December 8. Thirty 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. For further details, call 089-955-5350 for details or visit www. Chen style lessons also available.

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 contactRandall Scott at [email protected] or visit

Chiang Mai International Taekwondo: Training 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.asianhealingart

Latin and Ballroom/Salsa Dancing: Soi 7, Suthep Road. Various classes and times. Ballroom/Salsa, Latin, Belly dancing. For further info email [email protected] or call 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

EPICES—Bernard Andres. A lecture recital by Path­sharasakon Po, Harpist, December 10 from 7p.m. at Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall, Mae Kaow Campus, Payap University. Admission free.

Strange Snow at the Studio Theatre 7th floor Kad Suan Kaew. Presented by 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. Admission free.

The Santi Studio: Jazz History 101 Class. 150 baht per class. Antoine Garth on the development of jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington etc. For further info contact Antoine at garthastro or 085-225-2169.

Quiz nights

Mondays- Tuskers’ Bar. For info call Chas on 087-811-4665, or

Tuesdays- The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, or [email protected].

Thursdays- UN Irish Pub. Call 05302140554

Fridays- The Pub. 8 p.m. Call Grahame on 053-211-550

Monthly at the Garden Bar-December 17, 8 p.m. Email- [email protected]

Films and

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]