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
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
Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. All welcome. cmrea
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
Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members
welcome. Info: [email protected]
The Chiang Mai Computer
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]
Charities and Special Events
International Chiangmai presents:
Soroptomists at Amari
Rincome 6 PM. The Permaculture way of growing your food, Christian Shearer of
Panya Project on April 22.
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
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.
Copies of the 6th edition
of “De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery” are now available.
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.
The Chiang Mai Arts and
: around the Tom Payom Market near the city’s university and is an annual
highlight of the social calendar in the region. This year’s festival runs from
April 9th to 13th.
Ladies Night out:
My Gal Pal, jungle themed ladies night party sponsored by Dining Guide at Tiger
Tiger Bar on Chareon Prathet road, opposite PornPing Tower. April 2, 6:30PM.
Dinner Buffet 150 Baht.
Chiang Mai Smile Music
stages, 6 live bands, 8 DJs. April 3 and 4 at Huay Thueng Tao Lake
35th Larb Festival
:Chiang Mai Press Association and Kad Suan Kaew will hold the ‘35th Larb
Festival’. Enjoy watching the competitors cooking, taste many different styles
of larb and see the Miss Larb pageant from 12.00 p.m. – 10. p.m. Central Kad
Chiang Mai Beach Party:
Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11 at Huay Tung Tao. Dance to a Laser show,
Turbo sound system, Shadow dancers, Fire dancers and more. Saturday begins at 6
PM, Sunday starts at 1 PM. Tickets from 200 baht. www. cmbf.info.
GMM Grammy with Dontree
hold a singing contest entitled “Season Singing Awards Copy Show: Voice of
Love.” Enjoy the contest where singers will try to copy musician’s voice, way of
singing, dressing and performance style, and meet and greet with Ruj, Dew and
Gam from The Stars on 31th March, 2nd floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.
Dokmai Gardens Lecture
on permaculture as self-sufficient agriculture. Come and listen to Khun
Christian and his experience from the Panya project. April 25 3 PM. Dr Piyakaset
from the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden gives a talk entitled: “Plant diversity
in N & NE Thailand”. May 16 at 3 PM. Bird excursion with Tony Ball April 11. We
gather at Dokmai Garden 7 AM. Admission fee is 300 Baht, including coffee
afterwards. Tony Ball’s 3 CD:s on bird calls are for sale in the Dokmai garden
shop. [email protected]
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.
April films: Every show starts at 8 PM. Friday, April 2, L’Armee Des Ombres
(1969) by Jean-Pierre Melville with Lino Ventura • Paul Meurisse • Jean-Pierre
Cassel • Simone Signoret • Serge Reggiani • 150 mn • Eng subtitles. Friday,
April 9: Une Vie (1958) by Alexandre Astruc with Maria Shell •Christian Marquand
Antonella Lualdi • Pascale Petit • 86 mn • Eng. s.t.. Friday, April 16:
Ascenseur Pour L’Echaufaud (1958) by Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau • Maurice
Ronet • Lino Ventura Georges Poujouly • B&W • 92mn • Music by Miles Davis • Eng.
s.t.. Friday, April 23: Le Couperet (2005) by Costa Gavras with José Garcia •
Karin Viard • Geordy Monfils Christa Theret • Ulrich Tukur • Olivier Gourmet •
122mn • Eng. s.t.Friday, April 30,: L’Homme Du Train (2002) by Patrice Leconte
with Jean Rochefort • Johnny Hallyday • Jean-François Stévenin Charlie Nelson •
Pascal Parmentier • Isabelle Petit-Jacques • Edith Scob • 90 mn • Eng.
Open Mike night
every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz Co-Op. Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.
Think Ho Market Artists:
Street market at Think Park at Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June
“Songs of Memory:
Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle,”
a multi-media exhibition highlighting ancient songs and ceremonies of the Hmong,
Mien, Lahu, Akha, Lisu, and Karen peoples through a remarkable array of musical
instruments, clothing, documentary films, and photos. At the Chiang Mai Arts
and Cultural Centre (at 3 Kings Monument), 8:30 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, through
www.tribalmusicasia. com. Curator walks with
Victoria Vorreiter every Friday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 PM. Advance reservations
required. Contact: Tamarind Village Guest Service at (053) 418-896 for
Phan Artist Group
presents the Contemporary Art dedicated to Panom Kawnoi from 15th March to 15th
April at 9 Art Gallery / Architect Studio, Chiang Mai. Open daily (except
Monday) 10.00 AM. – 8 PM.
Natural Six: La Luna
Gallery celebrates its 6th anniversary
with six artists pay tribute to nature in an art exhibition. The artists have
all been inspired by the beauty of our surroundings, from forests to fowls and
from stones to ships in Halong Bay. 10 am - 8 pm, Tue - Sun (closed on Monday)
Contemporary art work:
HQ Art Gallery
is holding an contemporary art work exhibition by talented artists or students
including woodcuts, oils, acrylic, water colour and mixed media applications on
special mulberry and bamboo art paper that is made locally by hand. Open Daily
8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Opposite Wat Phra Singh.
Moe Nyo’s Solo Art Show
:Suvannabhumi Gallery (Chareonrat Road). Exhibition on show until April 25. For
further details [email protected] gmail.com or Tel:0810315309.
Thursday, April 8. 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]
special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please
contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected] www. playhousechiangmai.com.
Easter Buffet at the
Renew the bond of friendship with family and friends at Kad Kafe, Shangri-La
Hotel, Chiang Mai where we offer you a specially-designed Easter Lunch Buffet on
Sunday, 4 April with special international cuisines and a wide range of
desserts. Priced at only THB650++per person.For further information, please call
(66 53) 253 888 or e-mail f&[email protected]
Courses, classes, educational opportunities
Chiang Mai University’s
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
courses given by a highly qualified and experienced artist, fees include
materials. Info: [email protected]
Reiki training courses:
Info: [email protected] healingartscenter.com or
The Prem Center Camps
is offering an English Camp for students ages 9-14 during the Songkran Holiday,
17-30 April, 2010. To register, or for more information Please contact Jay at
[email protected], call 053-301-500 ext. 5008, or check it out on the web
YMCA Summer Program 2010
Available Now!! On 15 -26 March and 19 – 30 April. For more information :
www.ymcachiangmai.org tel : 053-221819-20.
The Computer Engineering department, Chiang Mai University invite students who
are enrolling m.3 - m.6 to join the Robot Summer camp during 10 - 14 May 2010.
Apply now - 25 April 2010. 0812793174 or 0835750424.
Free Argentine tango class
in Chiang Mai . Every Thursday 18.30 - 20.00 at the LatinClub / Nimmanhaemin Rd.
Soi 6 Contact Edward Tio +66 (0)874947048
Summer Art Workshop for
Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University will hold “Summer Art Workshop for
Students” during 15th - 26th March (10 days, close on Saturday and Sunday) at
CMU Art Center. The requirement is 5 - 12 years old students. The cost of the
workshop is 1000 baht including tools and equipment and break. In addition,
there are four lessons to choose: general arts, applied art, media arts and
Modern jazz. Apply now at faculty of fine arts or call 053 211 724.
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
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
ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan.
Info: 0834761752, email [email protected] 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
classes also available.
p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj
karate. Info: [email protected]
Chiang Mai Rock Climbing
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.
Chiang Mai FC vs Singburi
FC: Chiang Mai
FC will play against Singburi FC on Saturday 13th March from 6 p.m. onwards.
Admission is 30 baht Saturday 13th March at Chiang Mai Municipal stadium Visit:
Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call
Chas on 087-811-4665, or
The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m.
Call 087-811-9468, email [email protected]
UN Irish Pub. Call
The 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:
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
Baha’i Faith - Bahai
Faith. Why ?:
For more information please call Nichola 0807 904 604 or Nasser 0817 652
Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
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
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
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:
The House of Praise International Church in Chiang Mai will be holding its
annual ANZAC day dawn service and breakfast BBQ starting at 6:00am, on the 25th
of April. Everyone is welcome to attend.Wear colours and ribbons. For directions
call Dr Jane on 089-8514292.Office Tel: 053 212 904. Email: [email protected]
www.cochouseof praise.com (for map). 78 Theperak Rd, Chang
Puak, Chaing Mai (Just behind the Grandview Hotel) April 25.