Hash House Groups:
Social runners, third Sunday each month, 1 p.m. Secret trail, drinks and food.
Info: [email protected] yahoo.co.uk 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.
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:
Professional women’s group, monthly at the Amari Rincome Hotel. New members
welcome. Info: [email protected]
The Chiang Mai Computer
Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from
Immigration.Info: http://chiang mai-geeks.phpbb3now.com/
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.
Jing Jai Market Walking
Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM
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.
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. iinfo @dokmaigarden.co.th
Suriwong Book Fair
Date: 26 March 2010 - 09 April 2010 Location: Suriwong Book Centre Suriwong
Book Centre invites bookworms to a fair named ‘Suriwong Book Fair’ during 26th
March – 9th April.
April 2010 .at Tawandang Tawan Dang will hold a concert to celebrate the
Songkran festival. Enjoy a performance by musicians Billy Ogan and Inca on 8th
April. Ticket costs 1200 for 4 people with free Singha product.
Northern Auto Show 2010
VSign Media will hold an exhibition of innovative automobiles (which can be test
driven), a car stereo show with top cars from around the country, and decorative
car parts at discounted prices. Enjoy sexy pretty girls’ competitions,
activities, prizes of Blackberry 9700 mobile phones, a food centre, and live
music from well-known bands. . April 8-11. G Floor Aquarium area @ Central Plaza
Chiang Mai Airport.
croons Thai classics at the Suriwong Hotel, Pheung Fah Restaurant. 7 PM April
Songkran at Central
from April 13-18: special stalls, markets and bonus shopping prizes
Family Fun Park
Date: 13 April 2010 - 15 April 2010 Location: @B1 Kad Suan Keaw Kad Suan
Kaew:Family Fun Park from April 13-15.. Enjoy the activities provided. Meet
and greet with ‘M and Sing Tho from the Stars’ at @b1 area.
5th Radioactive Generation
Songkran Festival 2010:
See Jetset’er perform on
13th March, Da Endorphine on 14th March and The Richman Toy on 15th March. Kad
Tha Phae Gate:
Chiang Mai’s official Songkran location: from April 13-16, parades, food, and
100 Pipers concert for
Celebrate the Songkran festival with a concert held by 100 Pipers. Enjoy bands
such as Slot Machine, Etc. and Mocca Garden during 13 – 15 April at 12 Huay Kaew.
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 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.
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 suvmarmar @gmail.com or Tel:0810315309.
In One Accord:
Sacred Choral Concert Featuring Wattana Church Choir, the Second Church Choir
and Cecilia Chorus of St Francis Xavier Church. Conducted by Eudenice Palaruan,
Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 PM at the Second Church Sam Yan. Free admission.
“Before 30”. :Lanna
Contemporary Arts Collaborative Show and Exhibition, Music, Dance and Painting.
Saturday, May 8. New dimensions in contemporary Lanna Art by three new wave
artists with Singer Maneerat (Aom) Ratanang, Dancer-Choregrapher Ronnarong (Ong)
Khampha, Painter Neti (Bee) Phikroh, Guest: National Singer Boonsri Ratanang
(Royal Kanesh Awardee Painter Nati Phikroh. Public Exhibition (free): 08.30 –
21.30 from May 9 (Sun) to May 16 (Sat), 2010. Collaborative Performance: Before
30. Live singing by Maneerat and her father Boonsri Ratanang, on-stage painting
by Neti Phikroh, and dance by Ronnarong Khampa. Reservation required tickets
B700 (for seats), B350 (standing only) Food and Wine Reception. Saturday, May 8.
6 PM to 7:30 PM Reception (Food and Wine). 7:30 PM Performance “Before 30”. 8:30
PM to 9:30 PM Private opening of Neti Phikroh’s Painting Exhibition. 6
Rachamankha 9, Phra Singh, Chiang Mai, 50200. Reservations: Rachamankha Hotel:
053-904-111-13 Fax: 053-904-114. Ronnarong Khampha: 087-817-2734, [email protected]
Friday, June 18 at 7:30 PM. The brilliant 19 year old Thai pianist studying at
the prestigious Eastman Music School, New York. Friends of the Chiangmai Music
Festival at Anne Murase’s home. Phone JP on 084 868 1017 free for members.
Guests are welcome at 250 baht each.
Friday, July 30 at 7:30 PM. The wonderful Thai pianist studying for his Master
Degree in St. Petersburg, Russia, making a welcome return. Phone JP on 084 868
1017 free for members. Guests are welcome at 250 baht each.
Every first Thursday of the month. 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
special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. For more information please
contact Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. aopi @manathai.com. www. playhousechiangmai.com.
Songkran Escape: Picnic
lunch with Amari:
600 baht net per person including smoked salmon, duck and more packed in picnic
basket. For reservations 053-221130 or email [email protected]
Songkran specials at
dusitD2’s beer garden.
Dine-till-you-drop with Chef Chalong’s barbeque buffet which includes a variety
of roast dishes, salads and a delightful dessert selection. Sit back and relax
in a stylish ambience while dusitD2’s unique lounge music entertains through the
evening. Splashing Songkran” barbeque buffet from 6.30pm onwards. 899 baht net –
Adults (inclusive of free-flow Singha draught beer). 599 baht net – Adults (food
only) . Dusit wine & dine members enjoy 20 % discount.
Green Dates at dusitD2,
April 22-24, Think Earth with dusitD2 Chiang Mai on the 40th anniversary of
Earth Day. Candle lights, Chef Chalong’s organic buffet paired with a selection
of organic wines at Moxie restaurant. “Green Dates” organic dinner buffet from
6.30pm onwards. 1,499 baht net – Adults (inclusive of free-flow Snoqualmie,
Naked Merlot, 2007 Italy and Snoqualmie, Naked Chardonnay, 2008 Italy). 999 baht
net – Adults (food only). 50 baht net per paying guest will be given to support
the Royal Project’s development program for organic products in Chiang Mai.
Dusit wine & dine members enjoy 20 % discount.
DusitD2 DJ Night Party,
April 24. Be fit and fabulous at the first DJ party of year 2010. Blow the night
away at DFiT on the top floor of dusitD2 chiang mai. Mingle with friends, sip
creative cocktails under the starry sky, enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai’s
inner city and leave it to the DJ who will spin dynamic tunes until late night.
Party rocks from 9pm onwards at DFiT (10th floor). Tokens @ 350 baht net per
person include 2 cocktails or hotel selected wine (red/white). For more
information and reservation, please call 053-999-999 or email: [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: artspacecm @gmail.com
Reiki training courses:
Info: i[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
jaytana @premcenter.org, 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
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] .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.
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 : info @thailandclimbing.com, ,
or contact the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang
District, Chiang Mai 50100. www. thailandclimbing.com
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 lotus @loxinfo.co.th
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: info @
www.cochouseofpraise .com (for map). 78
Theperak Rd, Chang Puak, Chaing Mai (Just behind the Grandview Hotel) April 25.