Hash House Groups: Social runners, third Sunday each
month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food. Info: [email protected]
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. cmreadersgroup
The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club:
Group of English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. For info
please email: ChiangMaiBookClub @gmail.com
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai: Professional
women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members welcome. Info:
[email protected] artscenter.com
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:[email protected]
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: forrestbrandt @yahoo.com
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,
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.
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 [email protected]
fourseasons.com. January 23.
Eddie Baytos and the Nervis Brothers: Direct from
New Orleans via Hollywood, Eddie Baytos will be pumping out hot Zydeco, Ska,
Blues and Tex-Mex, featuring well known Chiang Mai resident Joe Cummings, at the
Guitarman on January 8 and 9. Loi Kroh Rd.
“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
Kuwang Salee Spirit and Voice of Nature:A site specific
performance of dance theater. By Waewdao Sirisuk and Ronnarong Khampa. Wat Ton
Kwaen, Hang Dong. 087-817-2734. January 23 & 24.
Classical Guitar Recital by Mutita Narkmuang:
Presented by Duriyasilp College of Music Payap University. Music by Yocoh, York,
Falla, Tárrega, Guimarães, Mangoré, Monti and H.M. King Bhumibol. Friday,
January 29. 7:30 pm. CRK Recital Hall [SW201]-Duriyasilp College of Music Payap
University (Kaewnawarat campus) Admission Free.
Artists Talk Program by Wandering Moon Theatre:
Bowing: Asia-Europe Pointe to Pointe Dance Film and Mail Order Bride Project
(installation and performing arts) at Thepsiri Gallery, Soi Wat Umong, behind
campus. January 4, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Additional workshops on the Dance film
are available on January 5 and 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm. 08 9429 3770. The Mail
Order Bride Project is looking for more volunteers to join the project. 0821 891
Burmese and Bread & Butter players performances:
January 10 at the Rachamangkha Hotel. Jan 15th and 16th we will show the result
of our collaboration at ESC and maybe Chiangmai University after dark.
performance times are 7.30 and the running time is 40 to 50 minutes.www.
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
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. Open 10 am to 5:30 pm. For more information contact Susan
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. [email protected] 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:
Reiki training courses: all levels. Info:
[email protected] healingartscenter.com or www. asianhealingartscenter.com
Free salsa lessons Mondays at the Latin Club,
Nimmanhaemin Soi 6.
Volunteer placement at a grade school in Chiang Mai
to teach English – mornings Monday through Friday. Call 0833 212 787 or email
[email protected] .com for more information.
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] yahoo.com
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 : info @thailandclimbing.com, , 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
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:
[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
FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org.