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
Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between
Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head..Info and reservations:
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:
The Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
at D’Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration.Info: http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3
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:
Soroptimist 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
Visakha Bucha Day: Join area residents to walk up Doi
Suthep on May 28 to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha
by making merit at the temple.
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.
JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every
Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM
Bathing Ritual Ceremony for Phra That Hariphunchai Chedi:
Lamphun province will hold the Bathing Ritual Ceremony for Phra That
Hariphunchai Chedi with sacred water from Ka-Mhor Mountain. This ceremony
includes a sacred water parade, ritual performances, a giant drum competition,
and a bathing ceremony for the chedi, usually held on the 15th day of the 6th
waxing moon. 22nd - 28th April
At Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun. Tel. 053 561 430.
Cinco De Mayo celebrations at Tuskers: May 5. Tequila,
Mexican food and more.
2nd Chiang Mai Regional IDOL & BATTLE of the BANDS Inter-School
Competiton: American Pacific International School presents Battle of the
Bands. All Chiang Mai International Schools are represented. Tickets 100
Students 250 Adults. Proceeds fund next year’s events. May 8 at APIS.
Colorful Melody of Nature: Art exhbiton at 116 Gallery:
Images from Nature. 94-120 Chareon Muang Rd. Until May 15.
Dokmai Gardens Lecture Dr Piyakaset from the Queen
Sirikit Botanical Garden gives a talk entitled: “Plant diversity in N & NE
Thailand”. May 16 at 3 PM..
Chiang Mai Mango Festival: Held at Buat Hat Park
usually the second weekend of May depending on the harvest. Enjoy fresh tasty
mangoes and see the Mango Queen crowned.
Lynchee Festival: Fang hosts the annual Lynchee
Festival, usually the second and third weekends in May. With a beauty contest
and fruit and trees on sale.
“Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of the
Golden Triangle.” featuring Hill Tribes photos and artifacts from the Golden
Triangle . At Tamarind Village through the end of July. 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
Alliance Francaise April –May films: Every show starts
at 8 PM. 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. Subtitles.
Open Mike night every Tuesday at the North Gate Jazz Co-Op.
Starts at 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.
Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday,
from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, for more information
contact Lindsay on 089 523 1363.
Think Ho Market Artists: Street market at Think Park at
Nimmanhaemin every Thursday and Friday until June 30.
“Songs of Memory: Traditional Music of the Golden Triangle,”
ending soon: 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 29 April.
Annie Waliya Concert: Nim City Daily will arrange a
live concert featuring Annie Waliya and her friends. The concert will take place
on 30th April at 7 p.m. at Nim City Daily. Admission free!
Photo Exhibit by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Destinations: At CMU Art Center until April 30.
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.
Recital for Two Solo Violins: Artist and Performers: Two music
graduates from the University of Oregon, Arianne Shimanoff and Ohm Chanteyoon.
This recital is assisted by harpsichordist David Wilson and Payap String
Ensemble. Genre of Music: Concertos for two violins accompanied by string
ensemble and violin duets.
Music from Baroque and Classical Periods including works from
Bach, Vivaldi, Mazas. Monday, May 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM. CRK Music Hall (SW201)
College of Music Payap University (Kaew Navarat Campus). Admission Free. More
information: (tel. 053248 037)
“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] yahoo.com.Neti Phikroh: 089-631-7833
Thaya Kongpakpaisarn. 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.
Sek Thongsuwan. 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.
Networking Evening: Thursday, May 13. Please be sure to
mark your calendar for this important business networking event as the British
Chamber of Commerce Thailand will be attending! AA Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd,
the BCCT and Networking One invite you to this event from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m
at the Rachamankha 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 canap้s.For
more info email [email protected] networkingone.com.
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.
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 sales @rincome.amari.com
Italian Food Festival at Kantary Hills Hotel Nimman Bar &
Grill: From May 30 – June 3, Chef Claudio Viale will prepare a selection of
authentic dishes from his home country including homemade pasta, delicately
prepared fish and cooked-to-perfection meat. Choose from the a la carte menu to
feast on the special dinner buffets at Nimman Bar & Grill Restaurant on May 30 &
June 1 & 3 from 18.00 - 22.00. The full buffet costs only 490++ baht per person
with 50% off for children under 12 years old. For reservations or more
information please contact Kantary Hills Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Chiang
Mai. Tel. 0-5322-2111 or go to
Full Moon Party at Dokmai Gardens: Summer Sale: We wish
to make room for new fashion and more books. Therefore, silk vests, Maiser hats,
mother of pearl, Ban Celadon and lacquerware are at sale (10-50%). Only on the
28th of April! Raffle: Buy a cocktail as your lottery ticket. The winner of the
lottery gets a life time membership card at Dokmai Garden. Registration: kindly
send us an e-mail if you intend to come. ([email protected]) April 28th at
5 PM.. Lottery tickets sold until 6 PM. Free entrance!
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 volunteers @teflcmu.com
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]
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:
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, 8th Dan. Info:
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] thailandclimbing.com, , or contact
the office at 55/3 Ratchapakinai Rd, tambon Phra Sigh, Muang District, Chiang
Mai 50100. www.thailandclimbing.com
Mondays: Tuskers’ Bar: Info: call Chas on 087-811-4665,
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
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 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: greenpapayasangha @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
FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org.