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“The ‘New Myanmar?: Reforms, Ethnic Groups, and Ceasefires” A full-day of lectures, presentations, and discussions exploring Burma’s transition. Presentations will include an overview of changes in Burma since 2010 by Garrett Kostin (Burma Study Center), “Rohingya in Transit: Human Trafficking and Statelessness” by Ekraj Sabu (Asian Muslim Action Network), “Dignity Amidst the Rubbish” by photojournalist Jeffrey Warner, “Burma’s Transition: Prospects for Peace and National Reconciliation” by Alex James (Burma Partnership), a screening of “Guns, Briefcases, and Inequality: The Neglected War in Kachin State”, two photography exhibitions, and more.In English. Free and open to the public. 9 a.m. to 5:30 CMU’s Faculty of Humanities, 8th Floor. Sunday, March 9

Cinderella & Prince of the Golden Conch hell at Kad Theatre – The 12th Musical Dance Play from the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy; March 30 at 1.30pm & 7pm Tickets 1000THB / 800THB/ 500THB/ 300THB and 200THB .  Information Desk Ground Floor Kad Suan Kaew and Chiang Mai Ballet Academy Faham Studio. Audience is encouraged to dress in shades of gold, so as to be eligible to receive best dress awards from the committee – prizes include round trip air tickets.  081-881-114 089-835-2586 053-260-373.

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 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 [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. [email protected] 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 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 (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] March 10

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]


Chiang Mai Design Awards (CDA) 2014 Public Launch at TCDC Mueang Samut Road. Starts 2pm March 11.

D& M Music Studio presents a Piano Recital by Katarzyna Wieczorek at the AUA Auditorium Racha­damoen Road. March 18. 7:30 pm 300THB (200THB Students) Tickets available at the door. Mongul 081-682-8000

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:

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 Central 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. Visit us at http://chiangmai-geeks. (If the blue line does not underscore the entire URL link for the website, copy and paste the URL in a new browser tab or window.) or contact us at ChiangMai [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.


TEDxChiangMaiLive 2014 (TED2014 Live from Canada) Semi-live broadcast (Day 2 from TED2014 in Canada, Vancouver. Registration at: http://tedxchiang Pun Space Sirimangkalajarn Soi 11. Wed. March 19 6 pm

Joey Boy Concert Live at Goodview. Special guests DJ Spydamonke/ Fukking Hero – BZ / Natt the Voice www. March 26

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] . March 12.

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


National Elephant Day at Mae Sa Elephant Camp: 11am - free entrance – all welcome – highlight is Elephant feast. March 13.

“Understanding Thailand’s Political Stalemate: Causes, Prospects, and Meanings” a lecture by Dr. Paul Chambers, followed by discussion/Q&A, organized by Burma Study Center and Chiang Mai University.  Free and open to the public (presentation in English). 2–4 p.m. at CMU’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Lecture Hall 4107. Thursday, March 13.

“Aung San Suu Kyi: The Face of Burma’s Resistance” Aung Zaw, founder of The Irrawaddy news organization for a presentation of his new book The Face of Resistance: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Fight for Freedom. Free and open to the public (presentation in English). 2–4 p.m. at CMU’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Lecture Hall 4107. Thursday, March 20

The Gate Theater Group presents A Comedy Showcase – From Shakespeare to Absurdity –directed by Michael Allman and Neville Powis 4pm daily. 200THB per person, at the Little Theatre 7th Floor Kad Suan Kaew.087-177-2195. www. . March 20-21-22nd.

Skal Chiang Mai and the North; Thursday, March 27, Dhara Dhevi Resort & Spa. Register online only

“Dignity Amidst the Rubbish” book launch, presentation, and discussion with author Jeffrey Warner. Free and open to the public. 2–4 p.m. at CMU’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Lecture Hall 4107.Thursday, March 27

’Formal” Expat Ladies Lunch at Chez Marco Loi Kroh Road. Starts at 12 Noon First Thursday of each month. For reservations and menu selections contact Nancy Lindley [email protected] by noon   

“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. March 20.

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. March 27 11:30am – 1:00pm. 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. [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! 


The Emerging Women of Burma Premier: documentary profiles the outstanding work currently being done by women leaders in Burma. By highlighting the women’s struggles and triumphs, we hope to inspire the new generation of women activists from Burma. Documentary Arts Asia. March 14th at 7:00pm

Spring Concert with Atsuko Seta (piano) Chaipruck Mekara (clarinet) and guest Flute Xavier at AUA Auditorium Ratcha­damnoen Road  300THB (100THB student). atsuko. [email protected] March 21

Chiang Mai International school (CMIS) presents the Musical Comedy, “Finian’s Rainbow” on the 28th, 29th and 30th of March at 6pm in the school auditorium. Tickets are available at the school office or at the door. Adults 200 B, Students 100 B. Pizza and refreshments will be on sale from 4:45pm.  [email protected]

“Dignity Amidst the Rubbish” book launch, presentation, and discussion with author Jeffrey Warner. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. at Documentary Arts Asia, 12/7 Wualai Road, Soi 3.Friday, March 28

Chiang Mai Pool League: Every Friday at 9pm at participating bars in a home and away schedule. Contact living room bar, [email protected], 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 December 20 300 baht, special Christmas event, reservations required.

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. At the Alliance Francaise.


Hug Academy B-Boy dance competition at Promenada Resort Shopping Mall Saturday March 15 from 11 am

A Night of Encores; Chiang­­mai Ensemble: AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnuern Rd. Saturday, 22 March 2014 at 7:30 pm

Care for Dogs Adoption Fair March 29 from 11 a.m. Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

Chiang Mai Expat Club meeting at Le Meridien Hotel Arrive 10am, meeting starts at 10.30. Third Saturday of every month. March 29. David Gordon of David’s Kitchen will give a talk You should think twice if you are ever asked to stand on a Milking Stool.It will be an amusing journey through his life as an Award Winning Theatre Director where he worked with such Luminaries as Sir Rex Harrison, Barbara Windsor, Tony Robinson, Andrew Sachs, Tom Wilkinson and others.

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

Fairs and Festivals

Songkran New Year Festival: April 13 – 15: Thai New Year festivities at Tha Pae Gate and Huay Kaew Road.

and seminars

Photography Exhibition Central Asia First Impressions by Marisa Marchitelli at Sangdee Gallery Sirimong­kalajarn Soi 5. Featuring images from Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Exhibition will be on display until March 31. [email protected]

Rene Burri at Dhara Dhevi: a chronicler of world events from every continent. He has photographed artists such as Picasso, Giacometti and Le Corbusier,famous for his photograph of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. On display at the Dhara Dhevi until 15 April [email protected]

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

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.

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

“Same Place Different Shoe” Art thesis exhibition 2014 Printmaking Painting Sculpture,  Faculty of Fine Arts ,Chiang Mai University from Department of Printmaking Painting and Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University,.By Undergraduate students. 7-30 March 2014 Chiang Mai University Art Center


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: http://gaychiangmai. 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,


German Courses at the Christian German School Chiang Mai:  the German Summer School: a four or eight weeks German course which is targeted especially to non-German-speaking (Asian) children at the age of 8-12 years with the option of a change over to the German school system. “German as a Foreign Language”. April- May

Traidhos Football Camp,  5 – 11 April 2014. Khun Jay –[email protected] Tel: +66 (0) 53 301 500 (ext 5008).

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