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Evening Lecture with DVD Performance on the subject of Czech Composer. Antonin Dvorak. August 25th at 7.00pm. Santi School of Music Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Surpise music performance. Light refreshments for all guests.  50 baht per head to cover expenses. Seating will be limited to 35 people so early applications are invited. reserve: 084 868 1017.

Care For Dogs Adoption Fair: Sunday August 25 at Central Plaza Airport Chiang Mai 11 am.

“Sexforce  with Nop Kham­noi and Guano Design” Sangdee Gallery Sirimang­kalajarn Soi 5, Sunday September 1, 7 pm.

15th anniversary of the The Musical Concert 4 in 1 featuring songs from four great musicals of the world. Kad Theater, Kad Suan Kaew 5th floor. Sunday 1 September 7 pm. Tickets 1500/1200/1000/700/500/300. For sale at Kad Suan Kew Rimping Supermarkets at Meechoke, Nim City and Promenada as well as Robinsons Central Plaza Chiang Mai. www.

Chiang Mai Troupe Recital Show at the 1stfloor back gallery Chiang Mai University Art Museum Nimmanhaemindha Road – by Chiang Mai Troupe Recital Juniors and Youth – 10am until 3.30pm. September 1

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!

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:  http://www.

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 0821862518. 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. thebaptistgroupof [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiang All are welcome.


Nick Vujicic Live in Chiang Mai at the International Convention Center. September 2nd, 2013 at 4 pm. Ticket 299 Baht Special family ticket for 3 people 599 baht. 0891919611

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 at Sangdee (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:

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. [email protected]

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

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


PhuenThai Gala Dinner Charity Fundraiser Postponed to October, details to follow

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 [email protected]

Judo: Meet at the MMA club near the Railways station on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Morning. Contact Nigel on 0819264210

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] . July 31

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: [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


August’s “Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. [email protected] by noon the day before.

August’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.

Skal Monthly Meeting at the Rati Lanna Riverside Resort & Spa. US Vice Consul Marc Miller will be speaking. 6:30 PM. Book online only: August 29.

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.

Chiang Mai Money Club: We meet last Thursday of every month !  for past 1.5 years. ttp://chiangmaimoneyclub .com/ChiangMai_money_ club_recentJune2012.pdf

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, [email protected]

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. [email protected] [email protected] .

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 It’s free! 


Pleasure of Thirteen Members of the 13th Class of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University are reunited after 19 years for this performance program and art exhibit.Chiang Mai University Art Center August 30 2013, 7 pm Tickets: 250 TB, 150 TB (Students), 089.755.7059

EABC / Chiang Mai Business Group(CMBG) Seminar & Networking in Chiang Mai at the Le Meridien Hotel. 6pm – 7pm – Seminar on Doing Business in Thailand with Rob Hurenkamp, Mazars and EABC as speaker. 7pm – 9pm Networking. 300bht for members and non-members including finger food and free flow beer wine and soft drnks. Booking: EventID=2225&SponsorID=0 [email protected] Friday August 30

Classical Guitar Recital at AUA Auditorium Chiang Mai Guitar Society & Music Road Music School present a guitar recital by Paul Cesarczyk head of the Guitar Department Mahidol University. Tickets 200bht. August 30

The World Gourmet Festival come to the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai with a special one-off dinner created by Chef Jerome Bonnet of Restaurant Daniel in Paris paired with wines by renowned French winemaker Pascal Jolivet from Sancerre. Starts with a cocktail reception at 6.30 PM at the Cooking School. 3200 baht ++ per person. [email protected] or 053-298-181 Book early. September 6

Zonta International is holding their annual charity gala event at the Shangri La Hotel, September 27, 2013. Tickets are 1200 baht and proceeds will go to fund Zonta’s charity projects such as the program to help Maejam Disabled Women. 6 pm to 12 midnight. Reserve your tickets 081-1686803, 089-5577888, 081-2895214

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, [email protected] .com, facebook;chiangmai poolleague, 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] .com or www.chiangmai

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Friday, August 30, 8 PM La Fille du Rer (2009) d’André Téchiné avec Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve


Pleasure of Thirteen Members of the 13th Class of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University are reunited after 19 years for this performance program and art exhibit.Chiang Mai University Art Center August 31 2013, 2 pm & 7 pm Tickets: 250 TB, 150 TB (Students), 089.755.7059

Pirates of Soho Party Arr Matey Its time to get out your eye patches, swords and seaworthy clothing. Soho will be a pirate ship for a night.After the party at midnight we will seize Chiang Mai. Seafood dinner 8 pm. Huay Kaew Road opposite Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel. Saturday August 31

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:

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. 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

Fairs and Festivals

Chiang Mai Adventure Festival: Through September 30 Mae Rim District Office

The International Lantern Festival Chiang Mai 2013. International Lantern Sculptures – at Thapae gate and around the moat of Chiang Mai.  Daily from 6am -10pm FREE ENTRY.21-29 August

Exhibitions and seminars

Songs of the Elements by LiLi Tan: Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. Until August 31

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists: 6-25 August 2013. CMU Art Center

Hidden Realms, Sacred Spaces’ A Photographic Exhibition by Martin Reeves at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai through November 18th 2013. Exhibit open daily from 09.00 - 20.00hrs.

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.

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.

Art Education CMU Exhibition 2013 at the 1st floor back gallery ,Chiang Mai University Art Center. Opening ceremony: 20th - 29th August 2013

Chiang Mai “ The Kaleidoscope “ by Poon Thiegnburanathum - Exhibition is on view from 16-30 August 2013. The Grand Opening Day is on Sunday 25 August 2013 @ 6:00pm. The Meeting Room Art Café

Art exhibition at the CMU Art Museum Nimmanhae­mindha Road 1st Floor by Art Instructors Department of Printmaking Painting and Sculpture Faculty of Fine Art Chiang Mai University. September 6 – 27th

Grand Opening of Art Exhibition by Nisachol Chompupan Dama Kvinne at the Meeting Room Art café Charoenrat Road Wat ket. Exhibition on display from September 2 - 15. September 7


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 252382

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,


Huarnjana Boutique Resort Chiang Mai is proud to present a delicious local dish; Chicken spicy salad (Yum Kai Pra In) While the dish looks like a simple spicy chicken salad it offers a uniquely different recipe by boiling the chicken with herbs and then mixing it with fresh chili and a unique green sauce using local spices and served with warm sticky or steamed rice.

Spicy chicken salad (Yum Kai Pra In) at Huarnjana

Only at Huarnjana Boutique Resort Chiang Mai lat 333 Moo 11 T. Namphare, Hangdong Chiang Mai 50230 Tel.053-125333

Gold Leaf Chinese Restaurant at the Imperial Mae Ping:: Dim Sum Buffet lunch: 320 Baht. 11:30 am -2 pm. Enjoy the signature dish. Available during the month of July. Open daily  11.00 - 14.00 hrs. and 18.30 - 22.00 hrs.

Imperial Mae Ping: Imperial Shabu Shabu Buffet with a variety of selections with fresh organic vegetables. Providing the best quality and service to our guests.320 baht.Open daily from 17.30 – 23.00 hrs. Ground floor The imperial Mae Ping Hotel. 053-283900 # 7052

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 [email protected] 053-603-333.

World Buffet Night at Le Crystal Restaurant. Buffet includes Australian Wagyu Beef, Fresh French Osters, Pan fried foie gras, and more. 1200bht net per person includes welcome drink free flow soft drinks coffee tea / 1800bht net also includes free flow selected wines.. 6.30pm until 10pm For reservations or further info 053 872 890-1 Saturday August 31st  Or [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 [email protected]

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. www.

Harvest of the sea at dusitD2–noon until 3pm. Buffet includes alaska red claw crab, fine de claire oysters and more. Extreme Sunday Brunch 899bht per adult, 499bht per child, under 3 free  plus a chance to win a lucky draw prize… reservations or further info 053-999-999 [email protected] August 25th

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