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Pizza Eating Competition at Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa. 21st July. Eat as many Pizzas as you can in 30 minutes. 10,000bht worth of prizes.  To book your place:[email protected] or call 053-371-999 ext 8004 or 8332 by July 14th

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 080 122 2561

Chiang Mai Softball.: Every Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm We have bats and gloves… just need you! https://www.

Laughter Yoga: Sunday open class. The Yoga Tree Arak Road.12 noon-1 PM. 250 Baht.

Hash House Harriers: CH4 (Happy Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:

Dance Jam! A weekly Chiang Mai dance event open to all styles. Sundays from 5-7pm. Cat House Restaurant and Bar # 10 Soi 3 Sirimungkalajarn. Free. ‘Dance Chiang Mai Group’ on Facebook for more information.

Classic Cars of Lanna: Meets the last Sunday of every month at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza.

Chiang Mai International Group of AA meets every morning at 9:30 and every evening at 6:30. All meetings are open. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeo­nawarat Road Wat Ket.. 2 AA meetings a day, 7 days a week, call us at 082 186 2518. We are here for you.

Chiang Mai New Beginnings group of AA meets at 10:00 Sunday. The meeting is open and meets at the  Lemon Tree Restaurant, 2nd floor 26/1-2 Huai Kaew Rd Chang Phueak

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11.00am at the CH Hotel (soi opposite Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel, off Sidornchai Road).084 378 1440 jgreencmthailand2008

Chiang Mai Bridge Club: The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. Sunday, 1:15 pm, duplicate bridge. Monday, 12:45 pm, bridge coaching session. Wednesday, 12:45 pm, duplicate bridge. Friday, 12:45 pm, relaxed duplicate bridge. [email protected]

Trinity Baptist Church of Chiang Mai with Dr. Jack L. Green, Pastor. All services in English at the CH Hotel Charoenpra­thet Road soi 8. Sunday Bible study from 10 AM. Worship at 11 AM. 084-378-1440. thebaptist [email protected] .com. trinitybaptistchur All are welcome.


Free Tea Tasting and Seminar every Monday at 2 PM at the Bon Ca Va guesthouse on Prapokklao Road. Taste 5 different teas, and learn about how they are produced. All teas come from a single tea farm in Chiang Rai.

Upstairs at Sangdee. Every Monday  “Performing Artists”. For those interested in new and local authors - and want writers to contact us if they are interested in participating. 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. UPSTAIRS!  No charge!  Bar and food downstairs as always atSangdee (Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5). [email protected]

CM Highlanders plays ball hockey every Monday on the footsal field next to SibSawnPunna restaurant soi opposite to the Sirinarth Garden hotel Canal Road. Every Monday 8-9.30 pm.

Jam night at Boy Blues Bar every Monday from 9 p.m. Kalare Night Bazaar

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:   http://www.

Chiang Mai Back to Basics Group of AA meets Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.  All meetings are open.  Suan Buak Haad (Park) Pavillion on the pond.

The Gentleman’s Club: The Pub, first Monday of the month. Beer and a roast lunch. Info: 053-211-550, email [email protected]

The Chiang Mai International Women’s Book Club: English speaking book lovers. 7 p.m, last Monday of month. chiangmaibookclub

Tai Chi – Chi-Kung every Monday and Wednesday 8 am at Suan Buak Hat Public Park by Master Patrick Stahl.  085 276 4700. [email protected] or www.

Karate Practice: Monday/Wednesday 5.30 p.m, Free. CMU’s Student Services building. Karatedo Fed. Wado-kaj karate. [email protected]


Salsa and Dance lovers: Salsa every Tuesday at Gossip Bar near De Lanna Hotel and Pra Singh Temple. Open dance start from 9.00 pm onward For more information please follow salsa group at facebook - salsa Club Chiang Mai.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. 084-485-0100, [email protected]

Hash House Harriers: CH3 (Male Only). Male runs alternate weekly Mon/Tue. Pick up point is The Next Place, 65 Moonmuang Raad (opposite Thapae Gate) at 16:00, Run at 17:00 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:30, Run 17:30 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:

Alcoholics Anonymous Chiang Mai West International Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays each week – closed meetings at 6.00pm until 7.00pm in the Nawarat Room of the YMCA Hotel near to Huay Keow Road and Central Kad Suan Kaew Mall. Visit the national website: www.aathailand/meetings.html

Chiang Mai Geeks - The Chiang Mai Computer Club Meets every Tuesday at the Airport Greenery Serviced Apartments and Hotel, 185/28 Tippanate Rd., which is kitty-corner from Airport Plaza where Hang Dong Rd turns into Tippanate Rd. Meetings run from 1:00 - 2:00. It is open to computer users of all skill levels. http://chiangmai-geeks. or ChiangMaiComputerClub

Judo: Meet at the MMA club near the Railways station on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Morning. Contact Nigel on 081 926 4210

Badminton: Every Tuesday from 2-4 PM at the Municipal Stadium Badminton Hall. Open to all. 20 baht/session.


Swiss Lanna Society weekly informal gatherings: Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 11, 6:30 p.m. [email protected] every Wednesday.

Quiz Night at the Garden Bar Lotus Hotel Chang Puak. Teams of 4 - if you cannot put a team together - come along and we will try to find you a team. Mid-month on Wednesday. Email for details: [email protected] . June 19

Friends of Bill meeting (General 12 Step meeting, all addictions welcomed)

Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. 3 Little Pigs. 242 Manee Napparat, Soi 2 | Near the North Gate, outer side of moat. 

Co-dependants Anonymous: Support group for those having problems with healthy relationships with others. Every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. 085-863-9898

Open Mike Night at the UN Irish Pub every Wednesday, from 8.30 p.m. Instruments provided or bring your own, Lindsay on 089 523 1363.

Chiang Mai Friends: The last Wednesday of every month. 6 PM. for further info or reservations: retirein chiang[email protected]

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: meets every other Wednesday at 7pm at the Airport Greenery Hotel. .  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: every wed evening at 7pm, at “The Pub”. 053277948,, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m. 7 Fountains 97 Huay Kaew Road. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836


American Independence Day: Fourth of July at The River Market. Music by The Tomato Heads, Dance, Fireworks and Drink American Craft Beers & Budweiser. Burgers, Dogs, Pizza Salads, Ribs & Other American Favorites  Tickets 1000bht includes 4 domestic beer or 2 imported beer or 2 glasses of wine // or 600bht includes 2 soft drinks.  For Tickets 053-234-493 / 053-249-231 / 053-818-603.

Conscious/subconcious Exhibition by graduate student and Alumni Master of Arts Program in Visual Arts Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University. Opening reception 5pm on July 4th. Exhibition on display from July 4 – 28th at the CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemin Road.

15th HHK in the North: HHK Intertrade Co., dealers stationery and art equipment the world’s leading such as Lefrenc, Canson, Pyramid, Maruba will have product demonstrations, drawing contest for art by nationally known art lecturer. 3-7 July 2012 at 09:00 am to 06:00 pm at first floor front gallery, Chiang Mai University Art Center by graduate student and Alumni , Master of Arts Program in Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. 4-28 July 2013 opening reception 4 July 2013 : 05.00 pm At the first floor back gallery, CMU Art Center

June’s”Informal” Expats Ladies Lunch: The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway. arrive at 11:45.180 baht. Cost includes SC, VAT, water, coffee and tea. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] Every 3rd Thursday.

Salsa and Dance lovers: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 PM at Café de la Wine. Chareon Prathet Road. Free ut please support the venue by buying drinks. chiangmai/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month !  for past 1.5 years. ttp://chiangmaimoneyclub .com/ChiangMai_money_c lub_recentJune2012.pdf

Paella & Wine DJ Party every Thursday at El Patio Wine & Pintxo Nimmanhaemindha Soi 11 555.- net, include a fabulous dish of seafood paella and 3 glasses of wine. 7pm til Midnight.

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

Alcoholics Anonymous: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s Nawarat Room. Info: 084-485-0100, chiangmaiwestaa

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. greenpapayasangha @gmail.comgreenpapayasangha .

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.

Writers Without Borders: Writers of all genres read and discuss works in progress. Every Thursday at Khun Mor’s Cuisine Nimmanhaemin on Soi 17. [email protected] or www. It’s free! 


Opening of Stories Trio Art Exhibition by Pookpun & Tanayawan & Sirinapa at Meeting Room Art Cafe Charoenrat Road Wat Ket. Opening at 6.30pm. July 5. until 15 July

Opening of Exhibition Thai Ink Japanese Paper at Baan Tuek Art Centre-CAP Studio presents 5 of Thailand’s finest printmakers Opening reception July 5 at 6pm / Exhibition July 5 – 28

Art Thesis Exhibition  2013 (The moment period of time) by the graduating class of Faculty of Fine Arts, Prince of Songkla University. 5-28 July 2013. opening  5 July 2013 :06.00 pm At the Second floor gallery, CMU Art Center.

Eak-Thommasilp Group Art exhibition : Department of Art, Faculty Of Buddhism ,Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. 12-30 July 2013 .At the first floor front gallery,  CMU Art Center

World Music Dance Party. Every Friday at 8:00 PM. Fun and Free. Sangdee Gallery, Siri Mangakalajarn, Soi 5

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, denisdixon008, facebook; chiangmaipoolleague, or phone 087 579 3301

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning:  2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. The River Market on the River Ping, Chiang Mai - just next to the iron [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpats

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, June 21, 8 PM: Rapt (2009) de Lucas Belvaux avec Yvan Attal, Friday, June 28, 8 PM: Sport De Filles (2012) de Patricia Mazuy avec Josiane Balasko.


An evening of traditional Thai Music at Spirit House Viengbua Soi Chang Puak by Sangob Foundation. Explore some of the Thai classical repertoire and an amazing Improv’ session! Starts 7pm Cost 100bht per person http://www.facebook .com/events/678710545479527/. July 6th

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair Central Airport Plaza 11 am July 6

Wine Factory on NimmanSoi6  - Italian Fine wines from 6.30 until 9pm + Brie Cheese and crackers, cold cuts and ham and cheese croquette, spaghetti with spicy sausage... 20 VIP Tickets only for 350bht reserve 08358119867 or 053-400089. July 6

A Traditional 2nd hand market - Every Saturday morning from 5 AM near Prince Royals College

Live acoustic music at the Drunken Flower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, Nimmanhaemin Soi 17

Film Space every Saturday night: The Media Art and design building, CMU Art Center screening at 07.00 pm (Free Admission!)

Chiang Mai Expats Club: Le Meridien Hotel 3rd Saturday of every month.

OA (Overeaters Anonymous; Saturday from 4-5 p.m. McCormick Hospital Bldg 11. 133 Kaeonawarat Road Wat Ket.  Please ask the guards or nurses to show you to House Number 11

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 am.Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668, .alanonthailand .org,

Hash House Harriers: CSH3 (Saturday mixed Hash). Mixed family hash runs every Saturday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub on Kampaengdin Road at 15.30, Run at 16:30 (from Oct to March) and  Pick up 16:00, Run 17:00 (Apr to Sept). For further info, please go to:  http://www.

MahJong group; Saturday mornings at The Pub on Huay kaew Road. 10 am. Ruth at 085-615-1413

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders. The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm. www. 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

Car show at Big C Donchan Arena June 21-June 30

Exhibitions and seminars

Jing Jai Eco Car Exhibition at JJ Markets Atsadorn Road featuring Honda Nissan Mitsubishi. July 1 – 7

Tanabata: beautiful woodcut by Hiroshige, popular Japanese artist. Celebrate Tanabata festival at Jing Jai Market on the 6-7th of July, 2013. Enjoy origami workshop and the taste of Japanese sweets

Past Journeys; Exhibit by Lili Tan: Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant, Nimmanhaemin Road, opposite Salad Concept until July 23

42 years of Woven Fabric: Antique Fabric of Chiang Mai, collection of Chutima-Nimmanhaeminda Family at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, Wualai Road.

Documentary Arts Asia film: Film Night every Monday and Thursday at 7 pm Wualai soi 3.

Cornelius Hoek; The Power of Creativity at  116 Art Gallery. Until July 28. 94-120 Charoen Muang Road. Open Daily 1-9, Closed Mondays.

Light Space Projects 2013: Rituals of Exhibition II by The Talent Agency at H Gallery Mae Rim. An international exhibition by LIGHT SPACE PROJECTS, a non-profit visual arts venture established in 2010 in Thailand. June 16 – August 25 2013.

Nat Posila’s oil paintings exhibited at 137 Pillars House. 14 June until 31 July 2013. Tanyawan, Sales Manager.Tel 053 247788 [email protected]

Solo Art Exhibition by Marut Thamboonruang at the Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road. Exhibition on display June 21 - 30


Dining Out Group: Once a fortnight, alternating between Western and Asian food. 100 baht - 500 baht per head. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Readers & Book Discussion Group: Monthly over lunch to discuss a previously agreed book. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: Regular meetings.

Baha’i Faith -Why ?: Nasser 0817 652 003/053 252 382

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, spiritual master. Study and discussion group for Chiang Mai devotees. Info: 053 261 582 or 08 1473 0430, 8 AM to 10 PM


The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration to register and/or update your current information. American Citizens are reminded that all services are provided by appointment only. To make an appointment or view additional information on our services, http://chiangmai.


Engaging Sunday Brunch: Le Meridien Chiang Rai. Every Sunday at The Latest Recipe 11: 30 am to 2:30 PM. 699 per person, add 499 for free flow wine.suphraphon.iamsirikul 053-603-333.

Akaligo’s Friday Seafood Buffet, every Friday. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chef Gino and his team have put together an outstanding array of delicacies to delight diners, as they savour the likes of Chilled King Crab and Tasmanian Salmon Sashimi to the enchanting music of a live pianist. Priced at THB 1,800 net per person Promotion hours: 6 pm – 9.30 pm. reservations ext. 8621

World Sumptuous Buffets at Tawan Restaurant on the 2nd floor, Centara Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai: Japanese and BBQ Buffet; Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday Dinner - 18.00 to 22.30  hrs. Baht 330++ per adult  / Baht 165++ per child under 12 years. Sunday Family Brunch  Every Sunday  11.00 to 15.00  hrs. Baht 350++ per adult / Baht 175++ per child under 12 years of age. Reservations, please call 053 905000  Ext. 3227.

Shangri La theme nights buffet:  Sun, Mon, Tue and Thu; Middle Eastern influenced

THB 530 net per person. Wed : Meat Lovers THB 588 net per person. Fri : Seafood Extravaganza;THB 588 net per person. Sat :The Very Best of Barbecue; THB 588 net per person. (66 53) 253 888 Fax: (66 53) 253 800. [email protected]

137 Pillars Sunday Brunch: 1st Sunday of every month from 12 noon until 3pm International Cuisine and Seafood 1200bht++ per person accompanied by jazz band Super Ritard. Free flow soft drinks coffee tea additional 500bht net free flow wine. reservations or further info 053 247 788 emailsales

Sunday Brunch at Latest Recipe Le Meridien Chiang Mai 11.30 until 3pm 850bht net per person incl soft drinks / 1350bht net per person incl free flow wines. 50% off for children up to 12 years old + limited to 01 child per adult. (Every Sunday). Latest Recipe, Lobby level. Open daily from 06.00 H. – 22.00 H. 05325 3202 or  [email protected]

Independence Day on 4th of July with a Grill & Barbeque Dinner at Kad Kafe, Shangri La Hotel. Enjoy grilled Hot Dogs, Traditional Turkey and Strawberry Shortcake as well as Budweiser Beer, Bourbon-Cola Premix and specials on American Whiskeys. SILENT AUCTION - A 30cm elephant “Obama” of an artist painted elephant replica. Starting bid of THB 6,500/- (The original 150cm ‘Obama’ was painted by a Thai artist named Terdsak Phiromgripak for the Amsterdam Elephant Parade in 2009) All the proceeds will be donated to “The Asian Elephant Foundation” (TAEF) Dinner Buffet at THB 688 net per person

Book a table for 12 and pay for 10 only!For reservations or further info 053-253-888 or communications.slcm

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