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. cmreadersgroup @gmail.com.
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:
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.
Charities and Special Events
Zonta Chiang Mai and V-Day present; The
Vagina Monologues: An Obie award-winning play. All
proceeds to the Wildflower Women’s Home. The play celebrates women’s sexuality —
its strengths, delights, pains, and vulnerabilities. Based on interviews with
more than 200 women, the play delivers poignant and hilarious testimonials from
a diverse group of women. CHIANG MAI 28 FEBRUARY, Two performances only:
15.00 and 19.00 at THE PLAYHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX. 177 Changpeuak RD. (next
to TOPS Market). DONATIONS 300 BAHT.
“In order for the human race to continue,
women must be safe and empowered”. For tickets and/or reservations call Laura
0840424069 or write [email protected]
Soroptimist International Chiangmai
presents: How can you help your body balance or heal
itself by using your own body fluid? a lecture by Lucia Victor about Urine
Therapy.on Wednesday 24th February 2010, at 6.00 p.m. at the Amari Rincome
Hotel. For advance booking please e-mail [email protected]
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. 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 admission/donations encouraged.
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]
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,
Dr Piyakaset Suksathan from the Queen
Sirikit Botanical Garden gives a talk entitled:
“Plant diversity in N & NE Thailand”. Take the chance of asking questions to one
of Thailand’s most experienced botanists, who has written an excellent book on
ferns (sold out, unfortunately). February 28th at 3 pm at Dokmai Garden’s
shop.300 Baht includes the talk, afternoon coffee and admission to the garden
including guide. Make a reservation, please: [email protected]
“Birds in your garden, and how to
attract them.” Bird researcher Tony Ball, famous for
his CD:s on Thai bird calls, will lead an excursion at Dokmai Garden where we
study common birds, and discuss ways of making our gardens appealing to birds.
Of the currently 63 species of wild birds encountered in the garden, we may see
20-30 species. Sunday the 21st of March. 7-10 am. Dokmai Garden’s parking
area.300 Baht, including guides, admission and coffee with banana cake
afterwards. Bring: binoculars. Make a reservation, please: [email protected]
Watch the Academy Awards on a big screen
at the beautiful Rati Lanna Riverside Resort and Spa in Chiang Mai
on Monday 8th March @ 6:30 pm.Welcome cocktails, soft drinks and buffet — are
included in the cost of the ticket @ 750 Baht, with all proceeds going to Care
for Dogs Foundation. The evening is made possible due to the tremendous
generosity of the Rati Lanna Riverside Resort and Spa management. Ana Gracey and
Antima Khuttiwung perform as well as a raffles plus auctions, allowing
participants to raise money for Care for Dogs Foundation. Rati Lanna Riverside
Resort and Spa, Changklan Road (053 999333) Hair Pro (Phone 053 400253), Huay
Kaew Road + Kad Farang(Hang Dong) Via credit card / Paypal or bank transfer at
Care For Dogs Web page. We can even provide Ticket delivery for locations in
Chiang Mai city.
Chiang Mai Toy Ride: TAKE A RIDE. GIVE A
TOY. BRING A SMILE. helping children in need with
charity motorcycle parade, party, food, live music, games and toy giveaway! On
this festive Sunday morning, hundreds of riders on motorcycles of all types and
sizes, laden with toys, games and stuffed animals, will parade through Chiang
Mai and then create a massive pile of toys to be given to boys, girls and babies
in need. Following the ride to the X-Centre Zorb Ball field, the charity party
kicks off at noon with bands for kids, rock ‘n’ blues for farang, clowns,
magicians, a monkey show, games and prizes for the kids, food from local
vendors, awards for best decorated bikes and, once again, the highlight of last
year’s event: the toy giveaway to the children! All motorcyclists are invited to
join the event whether their bikes are large or small. And there’s no admission
charge: just bring along a new toy to warm a needy child’s heart. Annual Charity
Motorcycle Ride and Party on Sunday, 21 February 2010. • Motorcycles of all
sizes and riders of all ages welcome! • 9:45 am – meet at Tesco Khamtien for the
ride/parade through Chiang Mai. • Noon – party at X-Centre near Mae Rim with
music, games, food and toy giveaway. • Admission/donation: one new toy and a
great big smile!
Citylife Garden Party:
21 February 2010, Citylife Garden. [email protected] From 11am until 5pm
CityLife Garden Party supporting The 200 Club raising money for Maetang Elephant
Park. All welcome, free entry.
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.
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 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.
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 [email protected]
Think Ho Market Artists:
Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June
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
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. From 5 -26 Feb Chiang Mai
University Art Center 053 218 280, 053 944 833.
A Celebration of Chopin’s 200th
Anniversary:D & M Music Studio proudly presents “A
Chopin Recital by Atsuko Seta & Keiichi Takahas”. Tickets priced at 300 Baht and
200 baht for student and are available at the door or call Khun Mongkol :
081-682-8000 for advance booking or email: dm_music_studio @hotmail.com.
Saturday, February 27th 2010 at AUA Language Center Auditorium in Chiangmai on
Graduate Recital : Classical Guitar by
Phirat Premsira presented by Duriyasilp College of
Music, Payap uNiversity. Friday, February19, 2010 at 7.30 PM. Saisuree Chutikul
Music Hall, Payap University (Mae Khao Campus) Admission Free.
Grandma Cares Exhibition
will be opening on February 27th at 5 pm. The event is called “Where I Belong”
and it will consist entirely of photos taken by the children who are in the
“Grandma Cares” Partnership Program. The pictures will display the children’s
perception of family and how their world has been shaped by difficult
experiences. To read more about it, please go to our website at
www.grandmacares.org and click on the Photo
A Piano Recital by Phatcharaporn
Ruttanawalee: Presented by Duriyasilp College of
Music, Payap University.Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc and Ginastera. Thursday,
February18, 2010 at 7.30 PM at CRK Recital Hall, Payap Universit (Kaew Nawarat
Campus, opposite McCormick Hospital). Admission Free
The ChiangMai Chamber Music in Music
Under the Moon Light, Presented by The Chiangmai
Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation and Duriyasilp College
of Music, Payap University. Listen to a wide variety of music while enjoying
food under the moon light. Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at 6.00 PM, Outdoor Space
Duriyasilp College of Music, Kaew Nawarat Campus,Payap University (opposite
McCormick Hospital). Free Admission.
Art Thesis Exhibition 2010.
Undergraduates from the Department of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture,
Faculty of Fine Art, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Chiangmai and an
Art Exhibition by teachers from the Department of Painting, Printmaking and
Sculpture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna Chiangmai. 5 th - 26 th
February 2010. Opening Ceremony will be on Friday 5th February 2010. at 6 pm.
Chiangmai University Art Center.
Duriyasilp College of Music of Payap
University Presents An Honor Recital. Music for
piano, guitar, clarinet, violin, viola and chorus by Bach, Barrios, Beethoven,
Brahms, Telemann, Granados, Miskinis, Chopin, Kabalevsky, Krommer and Monti.
Saturday, February27, 2010 at 7.30 PM. CRK Recital Hall (SW201) Payap
University, Kaew Nawarat campus. Admission Free
Thursday, March 4 Rachmankha Hotel.6 Rachamankha 9, T. Phra Sing.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 Rachmankha 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.
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.
Dim Sum at the Royal Princess Hotel:Sit
back in comfort and dine on steamy, succulent and saucy dishes, ideal for the
winter season. Long famous for the best Dim Sum Buffet in Chiang Mai, Jasmine
invites you and your family to indulge in our wide selection of Chinese
delights. THB 350.-net per person including tea, salad and fresh fruits. For
more details please call (0) 5325 3900 ext 2804. Feb 1-28.
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] asian 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]
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.
Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai
Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and
intensive energy in your own body! Info: 085-5211-528 ,email greatsam88
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.
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] thailandclimbing .com, ,
or contact the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang
District, Chiang Mai 50100. www. thailandclimbing.com
Golf Prince Cup 10 2010 at the Lanna
golf club centre. The Prince Royal’s College Alumni
Association invites all golfers to compete the “Prince Cup 10th” on 28 February
2010. The winner will win the PRC Spirit Award cup including Hole-in-one award
and others. @ Lanna golf club centre.
Apply now until 26 February 2010 @ The
Prince Royal’s Alumni Association or call 053-266290
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 pro grammes.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 donations
Baha’i Faith - Bahai Faith. Why ?:
For more information please call Nichola 0807 904 604
or Nasser 0817 652 003/053252382
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 053-214-904.
now in Chiang Mai: