Hash House Groups:
Social runners, third Sunday each month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food.
Info: [email protected] or 084-780-6459.
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. [email protected].
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]
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:
The Textile Art Group:
First Friday of month at the Raintree Centre opposite Narawat Bridge. Weaving,
batik, embroidery, etc. Info: [email protected]
Monthly at Tuskers.Info:dorothy.engmann @googlemail.com
Chiang Mai Chess Club:
7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. Info: John on
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.
My Gal Pal Ladies Night Date:
My Gal Pal Ladies NIght at Miguels Chiang Mai Plaza 89. February 4. From 6.30pm.
Sponsored by Dining Guide. Margaritas Special Happy Hour between 6pm - 8pm ‘’Buy
1 get 1 Free’’. Lucky Draw Meal Vouchers Give-aways. For further details contact
Randi Egan 053-334442
Charities and Special Events
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) 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] hotmail.com
Benefit Concert for “Foundation To
Encourage Potential Of Disabled Persons” that includes Baan Piranan, Freedom
Wheelchairs and The Disabled Center.:Baan Piranan is
home care for children with severe cerebral palsy, Freedom Wheelchairs makes
custom wheelchairs for specific needs and gives them to the needy. I am donating
the use of my 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 is an
internationally known electronic musician, recording artist, and concert
performer. Slepian’s live electronic concerts have been sponsored by radio
stations, scientific groups, computer societies and universities. This is his
third visit to the Kingdom and his first musical performance here. Using the
Kurzweil 2600 synthesizer with his own collection of sounds he will be
presenting a program of original music in both classical and New Age styles. At
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. Saturday, February 13, 2009. 7:30PM. Free
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]
Soroptimists International Chiang Mai:
Professional women’s group meets monthly at Amari Rincome Hotel. New members
welcome. Info: [email protected].
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.
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 upkeep.
Down by the River with Ana Gracey & band.
A fundraising event for temple dogs hosted by the students of the Prem
Tinsulanonda International School’s “Hand to Paw Outreach” program. An evening
of Jazz, Blues, Soul and Funk covers and originals performed by some of the best
musicians in town. 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, 2010,
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
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
Exhibitions and concerts
“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. 053-302-111
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
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 (2004).
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 31.
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.
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)
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
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 NCCN.
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 Admission.
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.
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) Admission Free.
Concert Flute Club
by Aj.Annette. Saturday, January30, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Amora Hotel . Tickets :
200, 100 B (086-917 9710)
Guitar Jazz Recital by Attapol
Jantasuwan: Friday, 12 February 2010 at 7.30 PM at
theHenry R.Luce Chaple, Payap University (Mae Khaw Campus) .Admission Free
The Rhythm Lovers Concert @ Monkey:
Meet & Greet with Ben Chalatit with The Rhythm Lover’s Concert @ Monkey Club at
the Monkey Club on 3rd February 053 226 997-8.
The 7th Art Exhibition by Professors
from Jet Yod Group The 7th Art Exhibition showcase
work from 19 professors from Jed Yod Group and works from senior students at
Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna in Painting major, Sculpture major
and Printmaking major including 6 special guests. The opening will be held on
Friday 5th February at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on from 5 -26 Chiang Mai
University Art Center 053 218 280, 053 944 833.
International Art Exchange, Thailand
USA: The Office of the National Culture Commission in
Ministry of Culture and LA Artcore present “International Art Exchange 2010
Thailand – U.S.A” exhibition. The exhibitions will show works from 7 American
Artists and 6 Thai National Artists. The exhibition will be on from 10 – 16
February; the opening is on Wednesday 10th February at 6 p.m. onward. Chiang Mai
university Art Centre 053 218 280, 053 944 833
Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School presents
the 5th Annual English Fun Day, Friday, February 12,
2010. This years’ 10 theater performances by the Primary 1-6 classes. Come enjoy
Oliver Twist, Troy, A night at the Museum, and The Magic Tree house; just to
name a few. Shows start promptly at 5 PM and will be held at Payap University
Boonthong Poojarern Hall Tickets are 200 baht, which includes a t-shirt of the
event. For tickets or further info murat_mendi @gmail.com or 085 867 3105.
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] networkingone.com.
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 January 31.
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 www.
Playhouse Entertainment Complex
Promotion: special promotion for newly opened
Playhouse show. For more information please contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected]
Courses, 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
Art classes at ArtSpace on 7:
Short courses given by a highly qualified and experienced
artist, fees include materials. Info: [email protected]
Reiki training courses:
all levels. Info: [email protected] healingartscenter.com or
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
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] 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 greatsam88 @hotmail.com.
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
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.
Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services
building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. Info: [email protected]
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.
Doi Suthep Mini Marathon
February 14. Kruba Sriwichai Monument 081-8837111
Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665, or
Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected]
Irish Pub. Call 053-214-554
Pub. 8 p.m. Call Grahame on 053-211-550
Monthly at the Garden Bar:
Starts 8 p.m. Email [email protected]
Religion and Spirituality
Many Lamps - One Light:
multi-faith inspirational programmes.2.00pm for 2.30 start on
2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month. Call Barbara 081 830 4281 for details. All
most welcome. No fees. No donationsBaha’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 053-214-904.
now in Chiang Mai:
Valentine’s 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&b.slcm @shangri-la.com.
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.