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 [email protected]
Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating
between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and
reservations: [email protected]
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]
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.
Motorcycle Global Travellers Meeting January 16,
2010, 7:00PM, at Chiang Mai Saloon #2, 30 Ratchawithi Rd. Open to general
public. Free entry. This annual gathering is for motorcycle travellers seeking
or wishing to share information on motorcycle travel in SE Asia or around the
world. Adventure motorcycle travellers can find information at: http://www.
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
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,
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.
Bantawai International Woodcarving Fair December 29
to January 3. Feature new design of woodcarving products, Lanna lanterns
exhibitions and Light & Sound performance. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at Bantawai
Village, Khun Kong Sub-District, Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai. For more
information call 053-433074, 08 1882 4882.
The 2nd Chai
Prakarn Tulip Blooming Festival: December 31- 4 January. Enjoy colorful
tulip blooming together with 18 hill tribes’ cultural performances, hill tribe
beauty contest, and tribal sports competition. Pha Daeng Village, Moo 6, Nhong
Bua Sub-District, Chai Prakarn, Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai Count Down 2009, December 31. This
celebration is in cooperation between Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative
Organization, Chiang Mai Municipality and Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang
Mai Office to commemorate moments happiness throughout the year of 2010. Think
Park, Rincome Intersection and Tha Pae Gate.
Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Mini Light &
Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai Performance on every third Saturday
of December 2009 and January, February, March and April 2010 at 7.00 pm./Thai
Version and at 8.00 p.m./English Version. Tickets (299 baht/person) are
available TAT Chiang Mai Office Tel. 053-248604, 053-248607 and Chiang Mai
College Dramatic Arts Tel. 053-271596.
Rajapruek Garden 2009: Festival of Million Flora”
Flowers and music in the garden. December 19 to January 31 at Royal Flora
The 1st CMU
Art Center Winter Song Festival from December 2009 to March 2010 and the
Musical Performance (Classic, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Indy, World Music, and Live
Music) at CMU Art Center.
Baan Tawai, the village famous for wood carving
handicrafts, will hold the “Baan Tawai’s Innovation to The World (BTIW)” event
from December 29 to January 3 to showcase local handicrafts. Baan Tawai
Commercial and Tourism Information Center 90 Moo 2 Baan Tawai Khun Khong,
Hangdong, Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand Tel.: +66-(0)81-882-4882.
CM Red Cross’s Winter Fair: hundreds of stalls at
the Fairground behind Chiang Mai Provincial offices. From December 30 to January
10. 053 212 638. Miss Chiang Mai Contest with the finals on January 5.
Special Presentation Dinner at The Chedi Hotel: 200
club will present the cheques to Lanna Dogs Rescue and the Maetang Elephant Park
Elephant Clinic. Tickets 1500 baht per person includes 2 drinks, canapes
followed by a 4 course dinner. Live entertainment plus an Elephant Art
Exhibition. Dr Chao Duangduan Na Chiangmai will be presenting the cheques.
January 19. For tickets please contact [email protected]
The Four Seasons Resort will host a Chamber Music
Concert: by M.L. Usni Pramoj on behalf of Vienping Children’s Home. Concert
starts at 6.30pm followed by dinner at the Resort’s Cooking School. Concert
tickets 850 baht, Dinner 1250 baht plus service plus tax including non alcoholic
drinks. For reservations or further info 053-298-181 or concert.chiangmai
@fourseasons.com. January 23.
“Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of
the Golden Triangle.” featuring Hill Tribes photos and artifacts from the
Golden Triangle . At Tamarind Village through April 30 2010.
Images of Asia: 14 oil impressionist paintings on
exhibit by Yuth Suripong. Tita Gallery Mae Rim until 7th January.
The Splendour of Nature by Charoon Boonsuan: at the
116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Chareon Muang Road. T.Wat-Gate, until January 31.
Galerie Panisa is staging the 10th exhibition
on painting arts by Sa-ngiam Yarangsee 2009 until January 4, 2010. At Galerie
Panisa, Mahidol Road. Open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Tel. 053 202-779 for more information. www.panisa.net.
Piano Recital by Lisa Caliri and Pamela
Prasarttongosoth: D & M Music Studio will present a classical piano recital
performed by Lisa Caliri and Pamela Prasarttongosoth. Featuring works of Chopin,
Schumann and Barber. Tuesday, January 5 , 2010 at 7 p.m. at AUA Language Center
Chiangmai on Rajdamnern Road. Tickets are 300 baht, 200 Baht for students
available by calling 081-682-8000 or at the door.
Japan Design Today 100: The Japan Foundation, in
cooperation with Chiang Mai University Art Center and CNX Art Connex proudly
present a unique design exhibition from Japan which will represent the finest of
Japanese designs from 1990s o the present.Chiang Mai University Nimmarnhaemin
Rd.. January 8-21,
closed Mondays and National holidays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Opening Ceremony will be on Friday January 8 at 6 pm.
Master’s Piano Recital by Remi Namtep at Payap
University, Saisuree Hall. January 9 at 7:30 pm.
Don Slepian’s Live Electronic Classical Music Show.
Thursday, February 11 at 7:00PM. Payap University, Kaew Narawat Campus, Across
from McCormick Hospital. Music School.l Room SW201. www.donslepian.com.
Alliance Francaise January films: January 8, 8 pm.
Le Pere Noel est une ordure (1981. Friday January 15 8pm: Quand tu
descendras du ciel (2003. Friday January 22 8 pm: Les Soeurs Fachees
(2004. Friday January 29 8 pm: Mon petit doigt m’a dit..
Open Mike night every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz
Co-Op. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.
Woven Legends by Patricia Cheesman: at O.P. Place
Chiangmai (Le Meridien Hotel Chiangmai) 0-5325-2004, 08-6430-0794 until January
Rong Wong-Savun, One For the Road:
Exhibitions with Rong Wong-Savun’s works, books and photographs. January 9-30, 9
am to 5 pm, closed Mondays and holidays. 1st floor of Chiang Mai University Art
Center 053-218280 and 053-944833.
Showing of PANOM, Cousin to the Clouds, a
documentary film on the Asian elephant by Galen Garwood: hiangmai Art Center
Theater, Chiangmai,Thailand (239 Nimmenhaemin Road), Ticket prices are 250 baht
and 150 baht for students. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Friends
of the Asian Elephant Hospital near Lampang, Thailand. Friday January 15, 7 pm.
Charlie Suriyakham presents “Clarinet Pointillism”:
Joining Suriyakham will be David Wilson, Chaipruck Mekara, and Sarun Ganyl. In
this recital, Suriyakham will play a wide variety of pieces from Opera to Jazz
to Klezmer to 21st century music. CRK Recital Hall, Payap University (Kaew
Nawarat Campus, opposite McCormick Hospital). Thursday January 7. 7:30 pm. Free
Networking Evening: rescheduled for January 14 at
the Shangri-La. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this important business
networking event!AA Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd and Networking One invite you to
these eventsfrom 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
illy HOURS at LATITUDE 18. One price for any coffee
on the menu. illycaffé, Europe’s most authentic, quality, and creative premium
coffee brand. Latitude 18 provides a unique coffee culture at only THB 99 for
any coffee on the illy menu during 2-4 pm daily. Available at Le Méridien Chiang
Mai’s Newly Developed Coffee Culture. Latitude 18 is located at Level Lobby, For
more information or to make a reservation, please call +66 5325 3666 or visit
Antique and vintage Cambodian silk from an
exceptionally large collection of ceremonial ‘chongkraben’/hip wrappers and
‘phaa sin’/tubeskirts for sale and viewing at Sipsong Panna Shop & Gallery, at 9
Nimmanhaemin Road. This collection is being shown for the first time in a public
venue and represents over 20 years of diligent, discriminating collecting. It
includes examples which date from the late 19th century through to the middle of
the 20th century, many of which utilize natural dyes and are made of the finest
silk threads available at the time. Open 10 am to 5:30 pm. For more information
contact Susan Stem 053-390-499.
Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium Christmas Festival:
Synchronized swimming shows 3 times a day until January 3.
Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special
promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please contact
Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. aopi @manathai.com. www. playhousechiangmai.com.
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] teflcmu.com
Art classes at ArtSpace on 7: Short courses given by
a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include materials. Info:
[email protected] gmail.com
Reiki training courses: all levels. Info: [email protected]
asianhealingartscenter.com or www.asianhealingarts center.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] gmail.com.
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], , or contact
the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang
Mai 50100. www.thailandclimbing.com
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
[email protected] loxinfo.co.th
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 084-9034325, 053-291272 ,
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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:
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
Eve Specials, Events and Parties
New Years Eve at Moxie at D2: seafood 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.
New Year’s Eve 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]
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.
New Years Eve at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel: BBQ
Buffet lunch, includes use of the pool for 549 baht per person . Buffet dinner
with sparkling wine, fireworks and Kom Loy poolside display for 1400 baht per
person. The Silapa Thai Lounge will have a 70’s Disco themed night beginning
from 6 pm to 1 am, free entry.
New Year’s Day, Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel, offers a
BBQ buffet and pool use for 549 baht per person. 053-253-888 for reservations.
New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet Dinner at the Latest Recipe
or Favola, Le Meridien Chiang Mai. Get yourself into the spirit, join our
New Year Party celebration the city of Lanna choose your favorite International
buffet or authentic Italian buffet both with a huge buffet selection of
deliciously spicy local specialties whilst enjoying the sparkling entertainment
and New Year Party fun. THB 4,000 net person including half bottle of wine and
free flow soft drinks.
Op Garden, Le Méridien Chiang Mai: Absolut Vodka
presents ABSOLUT 2010 COUNTDOWN at private outdoor venue with DJ and open bar
from 10 pm to 2 am, 505 baht net per person including free flow Absolut Vodka.
New Year’s Eve Party at Riverside Lawn RatiLanna
Riverside Spa Resort: International buffet, free flow drinks, live band,
party giveaways, fireworks. 8pm to 1am, 4,999 baht net per person. 053-999-333.
New Year Promotion at the Mercure Hotel: Christmas
Eve Turkey buffet 950 baht net, Christmas Day Buffet with oysters and turkey,
420 baht net, New Years Eve International buffet 1,150 baht.
New Year’s Eve Gala at the Duangtawan Pavillion: 4th floor,
Centara Duangtawan Hotel. Oriental themed buffet, live music, fortune tellers
and fireworks. 6:30 pm to 1am. 2000 net per person 1000 net per child. 053
905000 Ext. 3203
Le Meridien Chiang Rai is offering a Christmas Eve
buffet for 1,200 baht at the restaurant The Latest Recipe and 1,400 baht at
Favola. hristmas Day Brunch from noon, at The Latest Recipe for 1,600 baht or
4,000 baht for the family package, free flowing wine.
Le Meridien Chiang Rai is having a New Year’s Eve
gala dinner for 3,999 net per person and a New Year’s Day brunch from noon for
799 per person or 999 with free flowing wine.
Lavendar Lanna Hotel offers a 999 baht New Year’s
Eve buffet at the Lavender Sky Restaurant and Lounge. 053 212 638.
Tha Pae Gate: TAT sponsored New Year’s Eve festival
at Tha Pae Gate. For more information: TAT Chiang Mai 0 5324 8604
Warm Up Café offering free gifts for New Years Eve.
40 Nimanhamin Rd
Guitarman Bar: free buffet, live music, starts 8pm.
68/5-6 Loi Kroh Rd. 053-818110.
Chedi Hotel Chiang Mai Silver and Black New Year’s
Eve buffet: welcome cocktails, festive buffet, fireworks, 6,500 baht ++ per