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Kids Fantasia @ Prom: Promenada Resort Mall – activities include Character storytelling, Outdoor playground, Colouring contest, Cupcake Workshop, Children performances, Cartoon mascot, face/nail painting, game station – for further details or facebook/promenada chaingmai. January 12.

Alien Festival at Central Festival: level 1 – Aliens attack Earth. Find out about Aliens and new modern technology using multimedia interactive games. Transmute into an alien and take photos with alien troops.. The national Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand will exhibit a 100kg metorite and travel into outer space using a large modern telescope. Exhibition of rare photos from outer space. January 12

5th Trio for Justice Marathon: January 12. 3k kids run walk/5k run walk/10 k run/ marathon. 0835789879 or for information.

Singing Session at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5: join Global Harmonies – everyone welcome – no experience required… 100Thb contribution appreciated –4pm January 12

Classic Car Club of Lanna Mystery Tour; driving along good roads to visit several interesting places, including an art gallery for lunch, ends up at Neil’s house for a party with wine, beer, soft drinks etc. Starts at Nim City at 10am goes through until 7pm or later. 350THB per person to cover costs. Classic cars particularly welcome but you can drive a modern vehicle. Pre registration is required by sending an email, including the number of people in your team to [email protected] .com. Sunday January 26

Big Day Out at Yummy Pizza: 1st Sunday of every month. Live music and BBQ. 176 M 3 Mae Hia. 0801222561

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:

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

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 jgreencm [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. thebaptistgroup [email protected] trinitybaptistchurchofchiang All are welcome.


On-location sketching group meeting Monday mornings from 8:00-10:30am.  Each week we will rendezvous at a different location in and around Chiang Mai and spend two and ½ hours drawing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement.  Led by artist Amy D’Apice, the sketching group will follow the model of Urban Sketchers. org. Bring sketching supplies, water, and personal supplies such as sun screen, hat, etc. Open to artists of all levels, especially beginners.  Guidance and instruction by Amy D’Apice are available upon request. (093 212-7843) or [email protected]

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 (Sirimang kalajarn Soi 5). [email protected]

Chiang Mai Travel Club; 6.30pm at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. The 2nd Monday of every month. [email protected] January 13.

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]


Toshiba’s Art Exhibition Road Show at Chiang Mai University Art Centre 1st Floor Back Gallery. ‘’Bring the Good Thing for Life”. Opening Ceremony 14 January at 6pm From January 9 – 31.

INTG: Tuesday, 14 January, “Paul Doumer and French Indochina, 1897-1902”. A Talk by Amaury Lorin. Alliance Francaise.

Cooperation Exhibition at TCDC Chiang Mai by Material ConneXion Bangkok: a pilot project to develop inter-professional relationships and collaborative working between Thai material manufacturers and new. Exhibition lasts until 30th March. Opening January 21.

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club: The Chiang Mai International Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays 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.

Weekly Laughter Yoga every Tuesday 6-7pm at Kalya­namit Chiangmai starting Tuesday December 10th.

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:   http://www.

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 0819264210

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


Royal British Legion meeting: 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] . January 15

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,, 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


Iryna Krechkovsky (violin) Kevin Kwan Loucks (piano) at AUA Auditorium Rachadamoen Raod. 7.30pm. Tickets 300 THB / student 200THB at the door Mogkul 081-682=8000

Skal Chiang Mai and the North January meeting with speakers from Yangon Skal. January 23, 6;30 p.m. Dinner is 600THB members / 800THB guests. Wine can be bought by the bottle 600THB each. Reserve online only:

Grand Opening of Maya Shopping Center at Rincome Intersection on the Superhighway and Huay Kaew Road. January 23.

Skal Chiang Mai and the North; Khum Phaya Resort and Spa; Speaker from Yangon Skal Club 6:30. Regster online only

“Formal” Expats Ladies Lunc h: First Thursday of every month. 12 noon. NLLindley 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. January 16

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. January 30. Free and open to all interested parties

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. greenpa [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 Why Not Restaurant Nimmanhaemin Soi 11.2nd floor private room. [email protected] or www. It’s free! 


We Women Foundation Silent Auction at Sudsanan Huay Kaew Road – between Nakornping Condo and The Dome. 7pm -10pm. Silent Auction includes original Burmese paintings. Enjoy live music, a delicious Thai buffet and welcome sangria for 200THB, funds raised help support the women of Burma in furthering their education. RSVP by 15 January to [email protected] or call 081-874-7058

Classical Guitar Recital by Jetjumnong Jongprasert Friday January 17 7:30 p.m. AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoern Road, 250 baht. Available at the door or 083-208-1444.

TEDxChiangMaiSalon ‘Photography for Humanity at Documentary Arts Asia Wualai Road Soi 3 – about passionate photograpers talking about humanitarian work, the powerful impact photograpahy has on the world January 24

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 or www.chiangmaiexpats December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Friday January 17, 8 PM Agent Trouble (1987) de Jean-Pierre Mocky avec Catherine Deneuve. Friday January 24 8 PM Augustine (2012) de Alice Winocour avec Vincent Lindon. Friday January 31 8 PM, La Fille du 14 Juillet (2013) de Antonin Peretjatko avec Bruno Podalydès,


Classic Car Rally Meet at the Railway Park 1pm onwards. Depart by convoy at 3pm for a short tour of the city – ending up at Thapae Gate at 4pm. At 6pm official welcome ceremony followed by various activities – Anyone wishing to know more should contact 081-952-3483 (Thai only) for further info.

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair at Central Airport from 11 a.m. January 25

Newcomers orientation to Chiang Mai: Saturday, February 1st, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Raintree Library & Resource Center, First Level – CMCC Center, 3 Charoen Muang Road. Parking is available behind the building. 100 baht. Register at [email protected] Info at: admin or 081 254 3581.

CDSC Fun Fair! Your chance to sell and buy second hand items and much more!  The German Christian School Chiang Mai is having a Fun Fair with YARD SALE on Sat, February 8, 2013 from 9am to 1pm.  Large bouncing castle, Tombola and other games!  Home cooked German and Thai food, snacks and drinks will be available. Table fee 200 THB.  For table reservations:  Astrid 082 3829627 or [email protected] .or Khun Laa (Thai) at 085 6185896 [email protected] com. At the Christian German School Chiangmai (CDSC), on outer ring road 121 coming from Hangdong Rd. between River Bridge and CM-Lamphun Rd.(106), turn right in Ban Bua Krok, see also

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Third Saturday of every month.

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

Fairs and Festivals

Bor Sang Umbrella Festival January 17 & 18. Miss Bor Sang, Umbrella parades, handicrafts for sale.

Chiang Mai Jazz in the City & Music Festival at Nim City Daily near Airport Plaza. Free concerts and lot of activities – theme – Fun Fair – 18th: Jazz Bacanus, Del Ritmo, Terdtai, Ko Mr Sexman, Ben Chalatid. 19th:  features Hug jazz, Kkai Pannika, Kylie, Dif OC and Tu Poptorn. January18 – 19

Chinese New Year Festival: Waroros Market, January 30, 31

Exhibitions and seminars

Following the in the Footsteps of the King Exhibition at Central Festival Chiang Mai by the Faculty of Journalism CMU  January 22-28.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group 2014 Exhibition at Airport Plaza 3rd floor –next the the elevator. January 25 – February 9th

Exhibition Na Phra Lan Club Tour 2 at CMU Art Center NimmanhameinRoad. Second Reunion Vacation Art Exhibition by Clubnapralan. Until January 31.

Toshiba’s Art Exhibition Road Show at CMU Art Centre 1st Floor Back Gallery. ‘’Bring the Good Thing for Life”. By Toshiba Group Thailand Sahaphanich Chiang Mai and Faculty of Fine Arts CMU. Opening Ceremony 14 January at 6pm. Until January 31.

A Legacy of Excellence: Tai Textiles of Southeast Asia; to April 4. 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, http://chiangmai.


Rustic & Blue’s Country Cookout: Great food, drink & live music at this beautiful mountain view location on Canal Rd. Limited Seating, get your tickets now! [email protected] January 17 & 18. 5:30 p.m.

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 or email [email protected] Saturday January 25.

Chinese New Year at Shang Garden Shangri  La Hotel  Chinese Set Dinner 2288THB net per person inclusive of free flow house wine and local beer/ Chinese Buffet Dinner at Kad kafe 31st January only 1880THB net per person inclusive of free flow house wine local beer. Reservations or further info 053-253-888 ext 6807 [email protected] January 30 -31

Shangri La Hotel presents Signature Seafood Sunday Brunch with Elephant Parade House – at Kad Kafe – Live seafood barbeque, Paint your own replica from a famous elephant or purchase a unique one to donate funds to the Thai Elephant Foundation 688THB net per person. For reservations 053-253-888 or [email protected]

Essence of Echeverria at Le Crystal Restaurant – Gourmet et Vino sponsored by Wine Gallery – From 6.30pm until 9.30pm 1200THB net per person Limited To 80 Tickets: reservations:  [email protected] 053-252-234 Please kindly make full payment at Wine Gallery one day prior to the event. Alternatively contact Le Crystal 053-872-890 [email protected]

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