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Small Krathong Parade for Loy Krathong: November 17 Thapae gate at 7pm ends at – Chang Klan Road 11pm

The 9th Lanna – Japan Fesitval (Bon O Dori) in from of the Chiang Mai Folklife Museum. November 24

Art & Music Festival; Bam­boo House Hang Dong, 100 baht from 4 p.m.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair November 17 at 11 a.m. Sunday, December 1 at 11 a.m. Central Airport Plaza

Foundation for the Education of Rural Children Fundraiser at River Market. Afternoon High Tea Event. Sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee, soft drinks, live music  - 800 baht per person 3.30 – 6pm. Silent Auction. Raising money for scholarships for rural children.  For tickets contact Celeste 053-892-044 Ext 3744 [email protected] .com or Carolina 089-557-5388 or Luxami 081-885-1269. December 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! https://www.

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.

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 1862518. 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 [email protected]

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.


Grand Loy Krathong Parade: 6 pm start at Tha Pae Gate, ends at Chiang Mai Municipal Building on the river around midnight. Fireworks show after

‘Rokkasen’ Japanese fusion music; Payap University EC Auditorium Meet at 6.30pm starts at 7pm for further info 053-203-367.November 25

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]

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. The 2nd Monday of every month. [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] .com or

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


International We Love the King Day Parade: starting at JJ Markets going to Thapae Gate, meeting at 3pm, parade starts at 4pm arrives at Thapae gate where the Thai national anthem will be played at 6pm followed by entertainment yet to be announced. Attendees are requested to wear national dress or pink / yellow shirts. This parade is an annual event for all residents of Chiang Mai to celebrate HM The King’s birthday. Anyone wishing to know more about the parade or Chiang Mai Friends should contact Boong [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.phpbb3 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.


Dhamma Talk (Eng/Thai) By Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro Wednesday November 20th, 2013 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm. Panyaden School Assembly Hall Seating is limited. Please call to reserve a place tel: 053 426 618.

Annual Sip-n-shop Siamese Dream Design – enjoy a relaxing afternooon sipping and shopping at Moo Baan Ingdoi (Canal Road – just north of Huay kaew Road). From 1.30pm until 8.30pm November 20

Free Laughter Yoga in the Park (Suan Buak Haad) Wednesdays at 6pm. There is a covered area for if it rains. All welcome. Meet at the front entrance at 5.50pm, if you are late look across the water, we’ll be under the coconut trees

Royal British Legion meeting has moved to Basic Line Hotel Soi 1 Loi Kroh Road. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. 7PM Gill 0871 728 785 or Richard Prouse [email protected]

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] . November 20

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 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, http://thepubchiangmai .com/, 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


Italian pianist Stefano Giardino at the AUA Auditorium. Nov 21 at 7:30pm. 300 baht (200 baht for students) at the door. 081-682-8000.

Skål Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand: at the Chedi. November 21, 2013 6:30 p.m. start with cocktails Members 600 baht and non-members are 800 baht. There is an additional fee of 400 baht for unlimited wine with dinner. Reserve at  http://www. .

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunch: First Thursday of every month. 12 noon. [email protected] by noon the day before.  Puccini Italian Restaurant, 42 Charoen Prathet Rd. 300 baht (please include extra for the servers)

“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. November 21

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m at The River Market Restaurant. Meeting attendance is limited to club members, invited guests of club members and visiting Rotarians. If you desire further details about the meetings or about Rotary please contact Roger Lindley at [email protected] or call 089-430-8067.

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. Info: Don Freeman 089 970 5795 or Martin Spring 053 237 238. October 24 at 11 am

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] .com or It’s free! 


Shine a Light – Art Relief Internaitonal’s Exhibition at Bus Bar Charoen Prathet Road (next to ironbridge). Grand Opening 7pm – 10pm Contemporary outdoor art exhibition. Live Music & silent auction & more  086 006 5409 [email protected] November 22 Debate Club: Every Friday at 6:45 pm Sangdee Gallery Sirimang­kalajarn Soi 5

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

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Française. Nov 22: Les Maries de l’an deux (1971). NO ENG SUBTITLES. 8pm. Nov 29; Bye Bye Blondie (2012). Eng subtitles. 8pm


Chiang Mai Ensemble – Love Liebe l’Amour at AUA Auditorium Rachadamoen Road.  November 23  Starts 7.30pm Tickets 200 baht adult / 100 baht student – for reservation or further info 089-757-9875

Aperol + Wine Lounge Pool Party at Le Meridien. 4pm until 10pm. 23 NovemberIinclusive of special Aperol cocktails paired + selected wines and Italian Tapas. At Plunge Pool Bar, Level 4 at Le Meridien Hotel 999 baht. Prepayment NOT required.... for more info or reservations 053-253-666 or [email protected]

Cowboy Night. Live music from northern Thailand’s premier bluegrass band. Yupparaj Wittayalai School. 6 PM. 23 November.

Backyard Wine Party at Chocolate Factory Chida Spa  Next to B2 Premier Hotel Canal Road. From 7pm until 1am, Wines from Wine Direct Free canapes. Tickets 900 baht for 2 084-480-9775 or 089-838-1968. 30 November

Prem Charity Boot Sale: November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Last Saturday of every month. November 23 US Consul General Michael Heath.

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 4th 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,,

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

Fairs and Festivals

Yi Peng / Loy Krathong; November 16- 18

Britain is Great Fair at Central Festival Chiang Mai Includes Exhibition by Vivienne Westwood. Fashion shows by 6 top British high street brands – Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman and Burton. British Motor Show includes Mini, Range Rover and Triumph. November 21-24

JingJai Book Fair 11am until 7pm at Jing Jai Market – JJ Markets – behind Tesco Kamptien. For further details November 22-24

Abundant Life Festival with Franklin Graham held at 700 year Stadium for three nights. Free tickets.  www. November 22 – 24

Tai Lue Way of Life; November 28, 29, 30: Lanna Traditional House Museum, CMU, Canal Road. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Live Comedy! The CMIS Theater Arts Department are staging the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You,” on Nov 29th (6pm), Nov 30th (6 pm) and Dec 1st (4 pm) in the school auditorium. Tickets are 200 baht for adults, and 100 baht for children, and can be purchased at the school office or at the door. Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale before each show.

International School of Chiang Mai Concert Band Music Festival at Prem Tinsulanonda International School – involving PTIS, NIS, CMIS. Lanna International School and Grace International School.29 – 30 November  Final Concert on 30 November at 4pm. For further info contact Gina Ryan, at [email protected]

Mae Jo Agricultural Fair December 1- 4. Mae Jo University.

Green Field Green Film Festival at Cowboy Theatre Mae Jo University. December 4 – 10

NAP Fair: 14th Nimman Arts Promenade NAP at Nimmanmaemindha Soi 1. December 5 – 10

Chiang Mai Jazz Festival III at Chiang Mai International Convention Center. December 6 -7. One day ticket 750 baht. www.chiang

International Balloon Festival at Chiengmai Gymkhana Club.  December 7 – 8

Exhibitions and seminars

Indigo at Meeting Room Art Café Charoenrat Road– a curated exhibition of works in blues… art ceremics, textiles, painting and printing – Opening Night Tuesday 19th at 6pm. on display from 17 – 30 November

Dialogue on the Promise Art exhibition at CMU Art Center Nimmanmaemind Road (1st floor back gallery) By a young curator and young artist from Thailand and Singapore.  November 15 – 30th

Non Still Life at Pongnoi Art Space - Art Exhibition by Makha Sanewong Na Ayuthaya. until December 7.

Tjaša Iris – Gardens Of Eden: Tjaša Iris was born in Slovenia, educated in Italy, England and the Netherlands. CMU Art Center – Chiang Mai , 8 November – 30 November 2013

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.

The 30th Young National Exhibition of Art at CMU Art Centre Nimmanhaemindha Road – A young Thai artists art exhibition Curate by Silpakorn University. Opening ceremony 4 November. November 4 – 28

A Legacy of Excellence: Tai Textiles of Southeast Asia; November 17 2013 to April 4 2014. This exhibition shows some of the finest examples of Tai textiles. Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery, Studio Naenna, 138/8 Soi Changkhian, Huay Keaw Road. Open Wednesdays 9am – 4pm, or by appoint­ment call +66 53 226042

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


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 652 003/053252382

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,


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 wine.suphraphon. [email protected] 053-603-333.

 Shangri La Specials: Seafood Extravaganza: Every Friday night From 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.688  THB net per person. Emperor Cuisine Buffet: every Thursday night From 18.00 to 22.00 hrs. THB 588 net per person. Seafood Sunday Brunch: every Sunday From 11.30 to 15.00 hrs.

Thanksgiving – November 28

Bake & Bite: Two servings - 5pm until 7pm OR 8pm - 10pm 550 baht per person (250 baht for child under 10) 053-249-689 or call Gai 081-882-9545

Centara Duangtawan Hotel: From 18.00 to 22.00 hrs. Price Baht 550++ per adult  inclusive of a glass of  wine and Baht  280++ per child inclusive a glass of soft drink. Reservations, please call 053 905000 Ext. 3227.

The Hideaway: November 27/28/29: 399bht per person children 250bht to book contact 053-202-257 or 086-1161-533.


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