Hash House Groups: Social runners, third Sunday each
month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info: [email protected] yahoo.co.uk
The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the
month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email thepub @home.in.th.
Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating
between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and
Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly
over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome.
The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club:
Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. Info:
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
The Chiang Mai Computer Club: Tuesdays 1 p.m. at
Tuskers Bar. Info: 087-180-4665.
Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae
Gate. Info: www.chinarice.org
The Textile Art Group: First Friday of month at the
Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving, batik, embroidery, etc. Info:
Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann
Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on
Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on 085-7109-926.
Critical Mass Chiang Mai Bicycle Ride - Everyone on
a bike, unicycle, skateboard, or roller-blades is invited to join the ride,
beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Thapae Gate on the last Friday of every month to
celebrate cycling and assert cyclists’ right to the road. Short ride around
Chiang Mai with drinks to follow. Info: [email protected] yahoo.com
Miss Chiang Mai Motor Show 2009 will be organised at
from December 18-27, at Arena Hall, Big C Supermarket, Donchan branch on Chiang
Mai-Lampang superhighways, Chiang Mai.
The biggest gift fair in Chiang Mai is at the
Northern Industrial Promotion Center on Toonghotel Road. November 27-December
16th CMU BOOK FAIR from 9am - 8pm with over 140
booths offering special discounts on books and stationary. At Chiang Mai
University through December 2. Info: 0 5394 4508.
The Grand Opera, Ballet, Theatre Society will
present the first two episodes of the BBC television series “I, CLAUDIUS”
Tuesday, December 8. For more information, e/m [email protected]
Nimmanhaemin Art & Design Promenade: NAP 2009:
Nimmanhaemin Soi 1, December 5-9. www.nimmansoi1.com.
13th Lanna Architecture Fair: Going Green. With
construction products, decorative items and products for interior design for
sale. A free architectural and consultation service. December 10-13, 3pm to
11pm. Think Park –opposite the Amari Rincome Hotel.
and Special Events
Benefit Concert for “Joop Jang” at Baan Piranan. To
sponsor “Joop Jang” a 6 year old Cerebral Palsy child who has no sponsor. Baan
Piranan has taken her in and is bearing the costs but cannot afford to.Baan
Piranan is home care for children with severe cerebral palsy. Paul Schoenkopf is
donating the use of his home. Don Slepian, an American Keyboard Artist, will be
presenting a program of live Electronic Classical Music. You can hear a sample
of his music on his website, www.DonSlepian.com. Don Slepian’s Live Electronic
Classical Music Show. The Home of Paul Schoenkopf and Sarawut (Nop) Sriwichai:
175/2 Santitham Road, Chang Puak. Directly across the street from the YMCA
International Hotel. The corner house with the yard. Free admission/donations
encouraged. Saturday, February 13, 2009 7:30PM
Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and
Western volunteers for their new stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market,
which will help to raise funds for the shelter’s ever-increasing needs.
Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise, collecting donations and
spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. Please contact Care for Dogs at
[email protected] carefordogs.org
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group meets monthly at Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
Million Can Lids Build Artificial Legs #2:
collecting aluminium for the Artificial leg foundation, donate at Mr.Pitak
Suiluang at Nextpro Institute.
‘Bike for Elephants’ tour in Northern Thailand. Two days
of adventure and fun biking through the Mae Tang valley, in Chiang Mai
province.This event will raise much needed funds for the Elephant Nature Park
and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. The Elephant Nature
Park, in a beautiful mountain range north of Chiang Mai, is a safe home to
rescued elephants that were previously neglected. February 6 and 7, http://www.
Charity Marathon to Doi Suthep: The Wilderness
Society Organisation of Thailand invites you to join the ‘Charity Marathon to
Doi Suthep’ on December 10. 100 baht per person with funds to go to support the
Mae Ai permanent dam construction. The registration is available from now
onwards. 053 963 029, 081 784 2076, [email protected]
Royal Flora Ratchapruek Celebrations: Tuesday,
6 pm to 9:45 pm Khon masked dance performance (Maleewarat
Wa Kwam Ramratchakriwong) presented by the College of Dramatic Arts in Chiang
Mai, Lop Buri and Ang Thong with guest artists from the Department of Fine Arts
9:45 pm to 10 pm Fireworks display.
Wednesday, December 9. 6 pm to 9:45 pm Popular Thai songs
by Bangkok Xylophone. Nop Buri Sri Nakhon Ping Chiang Mai Light-and-sound
performance Popular Thai songs by Boy Thai. 9:45 to 10 pm. Fireworks display.
Thursday, December 10. 6 pm to 9:45 pm Nop Buri Sri Nakhon
Ping Chiang Mai Light-and-sound performance. International Cultural Festival
with performances from China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. International
Drum Festival with presentations by Thailand, South Korea, China and Japan. 9:45
to 10 pm. Fireworks display.
Charity Christmas Party hosted by Tiger Tiger in aid
of Baan Phonsawan Child Development Center. The tickets will be 200 baht and
free for Children. Full Buffet and entertainment on the night.Also to help to
raise funds will be an auction and raffle. With prizes donated from local
businesses. Tickets ask for Lorna at 082 337 0227. Charoenprathet Road. Dec 12th
at 7 pm.
JJ Chiang Mai Festival # 5 : Products from the Royal
projects in the outlets such as Thammachad shop, Doitung coffee , Mae Fah Luang
shops, Phu Fah Shop. Many of the other activities. From December 4- 31 at 10:30
am to 8:30 pm at JJ Market. 053-231520.
The Santi Music School Presents A Christmas Sing Along
and Block Party Featuring Santi Music School Choir and Soloists Wednesday
December 9 at Santi Music School, Sri Mangkalajarn Soi 5 6:30 pm. 50 baht
tickets Come usher in the holiday season with your favorite Christmas carols.
For information, call 053-224 344.
“ Phra Chao Tilokarat” a play to commemorate the
45th anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai
University and the 600th anniversary of King Tilokarat, will be performed on
December 10 (in English) , December 11 and 12 (in Thai) at 7 p.m. at Lan Rom Mai
between H.B. 1 and H.B. 5, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. Tickets
are available at HAS Center, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University
Tel:053-942308, Robinson Department Store Tel: 053–320-3640-59 Ext. 201.
Proceeds will be donated to a fund for needy students.
“Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of
the Golden Triangle.” which will be launched at the Tamarind Village Hotel,
with a splashy opening event with live music, December 20, running through April
Christmas Concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s
Messiah, Chiangmai Philharmonic Orchestra and Payap University College of Music
Choir. Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm. Luce Chapel, Payap University Mae Khao
Campus. Admission Free.
A Christmas Carol will be presented by the Chiang
Mai International School (CMIS) Performing Arts Department at the CMIS
Auditorium on Tuesday December 8 @ 7pm, Wednesday December 9 @ 8pm and Thursday
December 10 @ 7pm. Adults 200 baht, students 100 baht. For reservations or
further info 053-242-027 or 053-306-152 or [email protected]
Imagine: An exhibition of work from students aged
3-18 from Prem Tinsulanonda International School. The exhibition features work
from the Visual Arts, Design Technology and Information Technology programs.
Chiang Mai University Art Museum. Chiang Mai University Art Museum . nataliek
@premcenter.org. December 3-19. Official opening on Thursday December 3rd at 7
Doi Din Daeng & Sop Moei Arts Joint Exhibition: a
joint exhibition between Doi Din Daeng (Chiang Rai) and Sop Moei Arts (Mae
Hong Song), featuring high quality bamboo, textiles and ceramics. Until December
18, La Luna Gallery 053 306 678.
The Splendour of Nature by Charoon Boonsuan: at the
116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Chareon Muang Road. T.Wat-Gate, until January 31.
Japanese Dance “Nippon”; E.C. Cort Auditorium, Payap
University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Friday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
American Documentary Showcase: See America from
different (camera) angles. Open-air— star-roof 7:00 p.m. @ Rooftop, Media Arts
and Design, Nimman Rd. (Chiang Mai University Art Center) . Dec. 9: Flow: for
the Love of Water.
Dec. 10: Miss Navajo. Air-con seats 12:00 p.m. (noon) @
American Corner’s Mini Theatre, Fl.3 Chiang Mai University’s Library Center.
Dec. 14 Flow: for the Love of Water. December 17, Miss Navajo. Dec. 21, A Man
Named Pearl. Dec. 24 Made in LA. Date: 09 December 2009 - 24 December 2009
Location: CMU http://chiangmai.usconsulate. gov/ FREE admission.
Open Mike night every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz
Co-Op. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.
Networking Evening: AA Insurance Brokers Co.Ltd and
Networking One invite you to these events, held on the 1st Thursday
of each month, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Shangri-.La Hotel. A great
opportunity for business professionals and individuals alike to meet, network
and exchange views in a social environment. Guests are encouraged to bring along
colleagues and business associates to take full advantage of the event. Cost 300
baht, including beer, wine and canapés.
Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai will present a
“Saturday Night – Seafood Buffet” at the hotel’s small pool on every Saturday
evening between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., starting from November 7 onwards. The
special price is just 499 baht net per person.
Rio Restaurant at RatiLanna Spa Resort, Changklan
road, offers a special offer for their Brazilian BBQ Buffet, grilling with a
taste of the skewer, “Come 4 and Pay for 3”. Daily from 6 pm to midnight until
Authentic Thai – every Tuesday & Wednesday at Dusit
D2 Moxie. Experience authentic regional Thai cuisine in the modern setting of
Moxie restaurant. Chef Chalong will create original Thai delights with the
freshest ingredients that bring a unique taste to every dish. The menu will
feature stations of Som-tum, Pad Thai, Kanom Jeen, assorted curries, spicy
salads and much more. A delightful dessert station will await right after. All
tables of 6 receive a complimentary bottle of hotel selected wine (red/white).
Adults 699 baht net, children 350 baht net, under 3 years old dine free. Dusit
Wine & Dine members special, come 4 pay 3. Starting at 6:30 pm. Until 23
classes, educational opportunities
Chiang Mai University’s Language Institute is
offering a new non-profit multi-skill volunteer teaching programme which
includes a Non-Imm. ‘O’visa. Volunteers can be placed in schools, hospitals,
etc, according to qualifications and experience. Tailor-made placements in any
field; commitment of at least 4 hours per week. Placement and visa fee requested
to cover expenses. For more details, or if your school or organisation needs
volunteers, please email Carmen on [email protected]
Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by
a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. Info:
Reiki training courses: all levels. Info:
[email protected] artscenter.com or www.asian healingartscenter.com
Free salsa lessons Mondays at the Latin Club,
Nimmanhaemin Soi 6.
The Gymkhana Club is looking for competent singles
tennis players for Monday nights; also competent doubles players for Tuesday and
Friday nights and competent, competitive doubles players for Wednesday nights.
4:00pm to 6:30pm, 80 baht walk-in fee for non members.
Info: Michael at 087-1887414 or Ian at 086-1951753
Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught
in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 7th Dan. Info:
083-276-2013/083-475-1752, email [email protected].
Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives
lessons. Info: 084-600-5268, email [email protected].
Tai Chi Classes: Chen style Tai Chi classes for
beginners, Mondays Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Hillside 4 Condos, 4th floor,
exercise room. Info: 089-955-5350, or www. taichichiangmai.com.
Private classes also available.
Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free.
CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info:
Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures has launched a
new program offering 20 percent discounts on outdoor equipment. There will also
be rock climbing technique and equipment demonstrations, a pull up contest,
rocking climbing contest, and cave demonstrations. For more details, please call
053-207-102 , or email : [email protected] thailandclimbing.com, , or contact
the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang
Mai 50100. www.thailandclimbing.com
Prem Golf Academy, short game clinic at Stardome
Driving Range Sunday December 20, 9am to noon. 500 baht, open to players from 12
years on up. Call or email for reservation at [email protected] or 053 301
500 (ext 5415). Please bring your Pitching Wedge. We will meet on the putting
green near the parking area.
Private instruction will be available after the clinic.
30 minute lesson /500 baht
2nd AnnualWalking–Running Mini Marathon. In honour
of the Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen, The Botanical Garden
Organization Ministry of Natural resources and environment hosts the 2nd Walking
– Running Mini Marathonon for the Queen’s cup. With 3 different competitions,
a12k mini marathon, 6km micro marathon and a 3km walking marathon. Queen Sirikit
Botanical Garden. December 12. Application at www.qsbg.org. For information call
053 841 234
Nimseeseng 4th Motocross-FMSCT Thailand Super Cross
2009: Nimseeseng race course, December 11-13. Chiang Mai-Lampang Road,
Saraphi District. 081 855 5225, 053 219 340 # 444.
Mondays: Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on
087-811-4665, or www.tuskersbar.com.
Tuesdays: The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call
087-811-9468, email [email protected]
Thursdays: UN Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554
Fridays: The Pub. 8 p.m. Call Grahame on 053-211-550
Monthly at the Garden Bar: Starts 8 p.m. Email
Many Lamps - One Light announces that December 12th
will be the final programme in the 24 month series. Thanks to all. Mike &
Rose 08 7305 4006.
Baha’i Faith - What is it? Why is it fresh and
important? New topics. Monthly, 9th and 19th,
at 1110 Nakornping Condos, 2.45 p.m. Info: Mike or Rose on 087-305-4006,
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and
discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: Bob at 081-469-1507, 8 a.m. - 10
Meditate with the Green Papaya Sangha in the
tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00
pm at the Yoga Studio 65/1 Arak Road. Beginners welcome. Info:
[email protected] gmail.com.
Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience
in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. Info:.tel
Years Eve Specials
Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner: Gear up for the
culinary delights of Christmas, with the Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at
Akaligo Restaurant. Tuck into a scrumptious selection of festive dishes such as
roasted turkey and all the trimmings, priced at THB 5,500* per person adult/ THB
1,650* per person child aged under 12 including a one hour pre-dinner
cocktail. 24th December
2009 8 pm to 10:30 pm at Akaligo Restaurant
Christmas Day Jazz Brunch: Dine on festive fare and
relax to the sounds of live jazz at Akaligo Restaurant’s Christmas Day Brunch
Buffet priced at THB 1,600* per person adult/ THB 480* per person child aged
Along with the buffet, a kid’s corner will keep the younger
fans happy. Santa Claus will also stop by. 25th December
2009 12 noon to 3 pm. At Akaligo Restaurant
For table reservations, please call 053 888 888 ext. 8878 .
All prices are subject to 17.7% service charge and government tax. Dine In Style
members are entitled to a 20% discount for Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Dinner and
Lanna Mystique Gala Dinner.
Christmas Eve Buffet at Moxie at D2: The buffet
will feature assorted seafood on ice, an oyster bar, festive sushi + sashimi,
roast butter ball turkey, prime rib Australian beef and all those mouthwatering
divine sweet goodies. Santarina’s and a live trio band (piano, flute + violin)
will entertain. inner buffet from 6.30pm onwards. 2,299 baht net – Adults
(inclusive of free-flow 7 cascine prosecco,nv). 1,799 baht net – Adults. 899
baht net – Children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments. Dusit
Wine & Dine members enjoy 20% discount.
Christmas Day Buffet at Moxie at D2: a specially
created lunch buffet; featuring a selection of Dim Sum, sushi + sashimi, fresh
shucked New Zealand oysters and a roast turkey carvery. With live harp + flute
performance. Lunch buffet from 11.30am onwards. 1,999 baht net – adults
(inclusive of free-flow Rosso di Montalcino Banfi, 2005, Italy and Frienz
Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2008, nz). 1,499 baht net– adults, 750 baht net –
children. Children age 3 and below dine with our compliments. Dusit Wine & Dine
members enjoy 20% discount.
New Years Eve at Moxie at D2: eafood buffet with
live jazz. The delectable menu will feature stations of ocean harvest, caviar
with flavored vodka’s, foie gras, peking duck and a majestic dessert selection.
Dinner buffet from 7.30pm onwards. 5,599 baht net – adults (inclusive of a
glass of Moet & Chandon + free-flow “The Pump”, shiraz-cabernet sauvignon, 2008,
Australia and “The Pump”, chardonnay, 2008, Australia). 4,599 baht net – adults
(inclusive of a glass of Moet & Chandon). 2,299 baht net – children. Children
age 3 and below dine with our compliments.
Cuba Libre Night - After New Year’s Eve dinner, make
your way to Mix Bar at D2 where DJ Sunzone, a talented DJ and music producer
will introduce a brand new genre to Chiang Mai’s night scene. Sunzone, best
known for his remixes of dance music released by Grammy (dance planet), has
produced and released smashing house tracks which hit the no.1 dance underground
charts in Australia. Party rocks from 9.30pm onwards. Tokens @ 500 baht net per
person include a Cuba Libre cocktail + 1 choice of house cocktails or hotel
selected wine (red/white). For further information and reservations, please call
053-999-999 or email: [email protected]
Khaem Saen Restaurant at Prince Khum Paya Resort & Spa :
6 course Christmas Eve dinner with smoked salmon, ham, and traditional
Christmas puddings. 1,399 net with wine, 899 net with soft drinks. 7 pm to 1 am
at the Khum Paya Resort & Spa. 053-415-555 for reservations.
New Years Eve Golden Oldies Dance at Khaem Saen
Restaurant: Thai Fusion and International Buffet dinner, cocktail. 2,500
baht net for a couple, 1,500 baht net for one person, 1,00 baht for children
4-11.Khum Paya Resort & Spa. 053-415-555 for reservations.