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: ChiangMai [email protected]
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.
and Special Events
Fat Festival at Central Airport Plaza: the art and
music festival by Fat Radio 104.5 MHz. Tickets 100 baht on sale from the 16th at
the information counter. January 30
Lanna Buddism and conservative Seminar Date: 25
January 2010 - 29 January 2010 Location: Chiang Mai Administrative Office 053
944 849 or 053 944 817 Chiang Mai Administrative Office and Khon Tua Lek with
conservative Group will host Lanna Buddism and conservative on 22 - 29 January
2010 from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please contact 053 944 849 or
053 944 817
FERC Sweet Charities February 13, at Bake & Bite off
of Kaew Nawarat Road, Soi 3. Starts at 6:30 and will include hors d’oeuvres, 2
glasses of wine (non-alcoholic drinks included in ticket) selection of homemade
desserts. A small silent auction upscale donations, Tangerine Blue will
entertain, and DJ Dancing afterwards. Cocktail dress please, no ties required.
Tickets 800baht from any FERC Board member or Bake & Bite Restaurant. Further
info [email protected]
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.
6th Annual Run 4 Relief: Huay Tung Tao, Mae Rim
district. Registration- 7am, Race- 8am, Kids dash- 9am. Cost: B200 entry,
B200-tshirt, flipflops. The event will include a 100 metre dash for small
children and a 5 km run and walk, including the popular FlipFlop division (free
pair for those who try). Villagers often have to run wearing only flip flops.
See if you can do the same. All funds raised will go to help the Internally
Displaced People (IDP’s). Sponsored by Christians Concerned for Burma. Tel
089-557-8996 [email protected] February 20.
Copies of the 6th edition of “De Mortuis: the story the
Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” are now available. This edition has notes and
stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners’ cemetery since 1898; more
than forty entries have been added in the last ten years and it now runs to more
than one hundred pages. “De Mortuis” is an interesting pocket history of some
aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died
there.Priced at Baht 200 per copy, it is available at the Cemetery, The Pub,
Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club and other locations
in Chiang Mai.Or, by post from the honorary treasurer, A. C TUCKER, PO BOX 228
CMU, CHIANG MAI 50202, THAILAND. Cheques made paid payable to “A. C. Tucker” as
follows, Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), Pound Sterling 5.50, and US$ 9.00
(worldwide).These donations to cemetery funds are used for maintenance and
Down by the River with Ana Gracey & band. An evening
of Jazz, Blues, Soul and Funk covers and originals performed by some of the best
musicians in town. A fundraising event for temple dogs hosted by the students of
the Prem Tinsulanonda International School’s “Hand to Paw Outreach” program. The
Gallery Restaurant & Jazz Club, 25-29 Charoen Raj Rd., 6:30-7:30 appetizer
buffet, 7:30-9:30 Live performance, Tickets: 400 baht per person. Tickets on
sale at The Prem International School admin office, Care for Dogs Foundation and
The Artist Spa on Nimmanhaemin Rd or contact Joy at 086-197 8398,
[email protected] All proceeds will support the Hand to Paw Temple Dog Food
Drive and the Care for Dog Foundation TvT Treatment Program. Saturday, March 20,
Melodies of Japan : A Charity Concert with Sushi Dinner
and Charity Fair.. With pianists Atsuko Seta and Bennett Lerner, flautists
Annette George and Xavier Vichitporn, violinist Krit Mekara, and harpist Judith
Utley, along with the Duriyasilp Harp Ensemble. Proceeds go to the AIDS Ministry
of the Church of Christ in Thailand. February 7 Dinner at 5:30 pm, concert at
7:30 pm. Dinner and Fair at the Music Park in front of the Music College’s
Srisangwal Building. Concert in the open-air Amphitheater of the Christian
Communication Institute. Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus across from
McCormick Hospital. Tickets 500 Baht (concert, dinner and tea), Students 200
Baht (concert only). For more information, call 053-248-037
Flower Festival: Nong Buak Hat Park, February 5-7.
The Foundation of Native Thai Orchids charity
concert : Friday February 5. 8 pm 700 Years Stadium. Carabao to play.
“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.
The Splendour of Nature by Charoon Boonsuan: at the
116 Art Gallery, 94-120 Chareon Muang Road. T.Wat-Gate, until January 31.
Honor Recital by Students and Teachers Payap Music
Academy. Saturday, 30 January 2010 at 7.30 PM . aisuree Chutikul Music Hall,
Payap University, Mae Kao Campus 100 Baht (053-266 386).
Don Slepian’s Live Electronic Classical Music Show.
Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. Payap University, Kaew Narawat Campus, Across
from McCormick Hospital. Music School.l Room SW201. www.donslepian.com.
Alliance Francaise February films: Friday, February
5, 8 pm
Fanfan la tulipe (2002). Friday, February 12, 8 pm. Je ne
suis pas la pour etre aime.(2005). Friday, February 19, 8 pm, Vipere Au Poing
JE NE SUIS PAS LÀ POUR ÊTRE AIMÉ (2005), Friday, February
26, 8 pm, Voisins, Voisines (2005)
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
Showing of PANOM, Cousin to the Clouds, a
documentary film on the Asian elephant by Galen Garwood: Chiangmai 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.
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.
OHM’s Concert: Ohm Chanteyoon and his friends: Presented by
Payap University. Violin Solo’s and Orchestra Music from the Romantic Period.
Compositions by Bizet, Sarasate, and etc. Date: Friday, 22 January 2010 at 7:30
PM at Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall, Payap University, Mae Kao Campus . Admission
Free (Tel : 053248 037)
Painting and Printmaking” at Tita Gallery: An Art
Exhibition Of A Cross Over Between Painting and Printmaking by Srijai
Kungtawang. From January 9 until February 9. open daily from 8am until 6pm at
Tita Gallery opposite the Four Seasons in Mae Rim. For further details
Think Ho Market Artists: Street market at Think Park
at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June 30.
Art Exhibition: Geography off Progress: Bram Braam
“Some Systems Make Something.” The concept is based on a
system that leads you through different possibilities leading to different
outcomes. Miriam Temme (NL)-Photographs “In my work i photograph places and
landscapes. I attempt to make a place a mental place.” Minimal Gallery Until
January 27. 084-169-3283 for more information.
Sompong 2010, Daddy’s Home Exhibition: 9 Art Gallery
/ Architect Studio, Chiang Rai Sompong Sansap’s 79th art exhibition, until
Payap Air: A Season of 5 Films on the Atmosphere,
Biosphere & Society : Crude Impact: is a powerful and timely story
that deftly explores the inter-connection between human domination of the planet
and the discovery and use of oil. January 28. The Power of Community: A
documentary about the kinds of adaptations we could make to living in a world
constrained by the need to radically cut back on fossil fuel use to reduce CO2
pollution. February 4. Blind Spot: a documentary film that illustrates
the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. February 11. What
a Way to go, Life at the End of Empire: A middle class white guy comes to
grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and
the demise of the American Lifestyle. February 18. Films start at 5 pm.
Pentecost Building, Room 419 (formerly the Graduate and International Studies
Building) Payap University, Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour). Organized by
Steve Green & Ricky Ward. Telephone inquiries 084-985-9668. Each screening will
be followed by an opportunity for discussion facilitated by a member of the
A Voice Recital, The Guest Artist Series 2009: by
Duriyasilp College of Music, Payap University. Pamela Hinchman, Soprano,
Laurance Davis, Piano Chaipruck Mekara, Clarinet. Tuesday, February 2 at 7.30
PM. Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall, Payap University (Mae Kao Campus). Free
Nocturnes and Barcarolles (Part6) Music of Gabriel
Faure (1845-1924) and his Contemporaries (1915-1923) with Bennett Lerner,
pianist, and Tasana Nagavajara, violinist, playing music of Faure, Tcherapnin,
Bartok, and Ravel Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM at Saisuree Chutikul
Music Hall, Payap University, Mae Kao Campus. Admission : 200 Baht (Students 100
Baht) Information : 053-248 037
Senior Project : A Piano recital: by Laphawan
Chavengsaksongkram. Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM, CRK Recital Hall
(SW201) Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Admission Free
Senior Recital : A Jazz Vocal by Noppawan
Sangkhajan. Music by
Antonio Colos Jobim, George and Ira Gershwin and Chick
Corea. Sunday January 31 2010 at 7:30 PM. Duriyasilp Music Square, College of
Music of Payap University (Kaew Nawarat Campus, opposite McCormick Hospital)
Concert Flute Club by Aj.Annette. Saturday, January30,
2010 at 7:30 pm. Amora Hotel . Tickets : 200, 100 B (086-917 9710)
Abuse the Youth and Zero Hero at the Guitarman Pub:
8 pm Friday January 29. Two of Thailand’s top indie bands together with
two of Chiang Mai’s most popular bands, only at the Guitarman on Loi Kroh, Free
Networking Evening: Thursday, February 4 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 events 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. For more info email [email protected]
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
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.
Australian Wine Party from Ambrosia Wine Ltd and The
Grill: Grand Heritage Hotel 54 Huay Kaew Rd, 6 pm to 9 pm, Wed Jan 27. 350 baht
per person with wine, snacks and canapes.081-671-2306 or 053-415-222 ext the
Olde Bell Special Promotions: Half price pies on
National Pie Day January 23 for gold card members, Australia Day Free BBQ
Tuesday January26, starts at 7:30 PM. Special Sunday brunch menus with roast
lamb or duck.
Specials at Moxie at Dusit D2: Ocean Treasures
special seafood buffet the 29th and
30th of January for 899
baht net for adults and 450 baht net for children. Starts at 6:30 PM.
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] healingartscenter.com or www.asianhealingartscenter.com
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.
Fundamentals of Fundraising:, will be held from
9:00am-12:00p on Thursday, February 18th in the Sirindhorn Learning Resource
Center, Payap University. Located on the second floor of the Sirindhorn Learning
Resource Center, Payap University (Mae Khao Campus), the FRC is open Monday
through Friday from 9:00a-4:00p. For more information and to register, please
call Vanessa at 053 851 478 Ext. 7450 or email [email protected] payap.ac.th by February 12th
. The workshop will be free and open to the public. A 100 baht fee, per
registrant, will be charged to cover the coffee break and materials.
Soft - Chi Tai Chi : guides you to find internal
soft chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! Call 085-5211-528 email
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 : [email protected] .com, or contact
the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang
Mai 50100. www. thailandclimbing.com
Doi Suthep Mini Marathon February 14. Kruba Sriwichai
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:
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.
Day: Treat your sweetie!
Valentine’s Day at the Grill: Complimentary glass of
sparkling wine, a red rose and chocolates for every lover. 17th floor
Grand Heritage Hotel. February 14 only.
Celebrate Valentine & Chinese New Year Day at Amari
Rincome Chiang Mai: When Red of Valentine’s Day meets Red of Chinese New
Year, why not celebrate at La Gritta with East Meets West Red Passion dinner.
Only 1,499 Baht net for 2 exclusive “East Meets West” set dinner with 2 glasses
of Rose wine for you and beloved, and get a free kid’s menu when bring your
little one (age under 7-year-old). For more info, call Amari Rincome Chiang Mai
053 221 130 or email: [email protected]
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Getaway with Prince Khum
Phaya Resort and Spa: Superior room 6500 baht per couple, deluxe room 6900
baht per couple, villa suite 9900 baht per couple. Special 4 course romantic
dinner with bottle of wine: 1800 baht per couple, spa chocolate scrub: 2200 baht
per couple. 053-415-555.
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai presents a variety of
Valentine’s Day romantic dinner options on 14 February 2010. For further
information, please call (66 53) 253 888 or e-mail f&[email protected] Kad
Kafé on the second level offers two romantic dinner options. The Valentine’s
Day Buffet Dinner is priced at THB650++ per person and includes a full Kad Kafé
buffet with an additional Chinese station and one complimentary cocktail.
Alternatively, guests can enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day Candlelight Dinner
on Kad Kafé’s terrace which includes a bottle of sparkling wine and a red rose
for the lady. The price of the Valentine’s Day Candlelit Dinner is THB3,999++
per couple. Silapa Thai Lounge and Bar on level one offers guests a five-course
fusion set menu with a bottle of champagne served in a private dinner setting
for just THB5,999 per couple.