Community Happenings

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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.
Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] or by fax to 053 260 738
or stop by the office at Chiang Mai Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., 209/5 Moo6, T.Faham, A.Muangchiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50000

Deadline for the next issue is Thursday 23 September for the publication of Friday 1 October.



Green Music Festival every Sunday until the end of February.Different styles of music in the garden at the Doi Suthep Nature Study Center. Free admission from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Royal British Legion celebrates it's 90th Birthday with an Afternoon tea and live music. Sunday 6th February 1pm till 5pm in the grounds of City Life Magazine. All money raised will go to the Poppy Appeal.   Event is Sponsored By the Chedi Hotel, Italasia Wines and City Life. Tickets 500 baht available from City Life Offices [see Darin],The Olde Bell [Loh Kroh Road] AA insurance office[MeeChok Plaza].

Xavier Flute Studio teaching school will hold a charity concert, called  “We Love Dogs"  Sunday 13  February from 2 -6 p.m. at the open air  stage  of  CCI, Payap University , Kaew Navarat Campus,  where food drinks and souvenirs are on sales for the concert goers. Tickets cost 200 baht for adult , and 100 baht for a student. The proceeds from the charity  will go forward to the “ We Love Dogs”  Group so that they could use/ spend for food and medicine for the stray dogs in the city. 053 820464

Chiang Mai Bicycle Club: Every Sunday, 7 a.m, Thapae Gate.

Hash House Harriers : CH4 Mixed family hash runs every Sunday. Pick up point is The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road at 15.30. You can even bring the kids. Great running and fun with a few drinks after discover unseen Chiang Mai with residents and expats. Hash Pub phone 053-449695 or [email protected] or [email protected] or phone 0817241313.

Care for Dogs urgently needs both Thai and Western volunteers for their stall at the Sunday Walking Street Market, to help raise funds for the shelter’s ever-increasing needs. Volunteers will be selling Care for Dogs merchandise, collecting donations and spreading public awareness of Care for Dogs. [email protected]

The Baptist Group meeting for old-time worship and fellowship every Sunday morning at 11 am in the Grand View Hotel Chiangmai-Lampang road on superhighway.084 378 1440 [email protected]

Chiangmai Garden Fair: Every 3rd Sunday of the month Starting at 10.00am - 4.30pm. The Pub on Huay Kaew Road. 053-211550 to book a stall for 150 baht for the day.

Classical Music Night every Sunday at Sangdee Gallery. 7 PM. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5.

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.

Car boot sale:< Open to all, gates open to sellers at 6.30 am until 2.30pm and entry to the public is from 8am to 3pm. Booth space available for community organizations. Every Sunday. 0808469916 (english) 0808469917 (thai or english). [email protected]

 Free Meditation Instruction and Vegetarian Cooking Classes: The Master Ruma Foundation and Meditation Center in Baan Pong 9AM Group Meditation in the Light and Sound Method, Q&A for beginners, 11AM cooking class, followed by free vegetarian 5-course meal. Sundays at Praipanwana Resort on the Samoeng rd. 0878012117. [email protected].



A Trumpet Recital by Siwasak Piamphisankun on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM, CRK Recital Hall, Payap University, (Kaew Nawarat Campus).

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]

Hash House Harriers Monday Hash (Bi-weekly): Male only hash, presently, runs start @ 5.00 PM. Directions can be found on a notice board near the male toilet @ Number 1 Bar. Free bus to the run departs Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi [email protected] 4.00 PM. Dyke Converter on 0817241313.

Theatre Playshop at Healing Light: Drop in sessions 250B, Mondays 6-7.30pm at Healing Light, Suk Kasame Rd (off Nimmanheiman Rd ).


 Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D'Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration.

Quiz Night at The Olde Bell, 8.30 p.m. 087-811-9468, [email protected]

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

Open Mike night at North Gate Jazz Co-Op : every Tuesday. 10 p.m. Chang Puak Gate.

Dutch community in Chiang Mai: Evening get-together every 1st Tuesday of the month,

Hash House Harriers (Bi-weekly): Male only hash every other Tuesday at 5.00pm. Pick up point is Number 1 Bar, Loi Kroh Soi 1 at 4.00pm. Great running great fun and raise a beer with resident.  Dyke Converter on 0817241313.


The South East Asian Institute of Global Studies at Payap University presents Payap Presents special lecture:"Historical Ecology in South East Asia" Kyle Latinis, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Cambodia Wednesday, 2 February 2011 5 PM – 6 PM at Pentecost Building, Room 214. Payap University, Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour)

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

The Royal British Legion, Chiang Mai. Social meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month, 7 p.m. at The Olde Bell British Pub on Loi Khroh Road. Not just for UK ex-servicemen and women, but for anyone who supports the Legion’s aims and objectives. New members welcome.

Chiang Mai Chess Club: 7pm, Wednesdays, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

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. [email protected] or 053-206121. [email protected]

Indie Fusion Music at Sangdee Gallery . Every Wednesday from 7 -9 PM. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5. [email protected] 053-894-955.

Chiang Mai Photographic Group: Wednesdays at 7.00pm every fortnight in The Red Mango Bar and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited.  For details of meeting dates please visit  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

Alaska Motorcycle Night: February 16 at the Rider’s Corner Bar. 087 048 1787. This is the meeting point for those who are serious riders. See presentations by famed Golden Triangle motorcycle riders on the BBQ night. The BBQ will cost 200 baht. Space is limited, please make a reservation.


Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, February 3. Meet at the dock of The Riverside Restaurant, on the east side of the Ping River, just north of the Narawat (Thapae Rd.) bridge. Arrive at 11:00 am to gather on the dock, prior to departure at 11:30 am. The cruise will return to the dock at 1 pm. 250 baht, includes the 90 minute river cruise, four course meal and bottled water. Other beverages and desserts for the cruise can be ordered on dock the prior to the cruise. The price does not include a tip for the servers; so please consider bringing some additional change. For reservations contact Nancy Lindley [email protected]

Love songs, bubbly & chocolate: Ana Gracey performs at Mokador on February 10, wine and chocolate tasting with wines from Italasia and chocolate from the Belgium Chocolate Company. Tickets 400 baht available at Mokador 3/11 Samlan Road, directly across from Wat Prasingh; 053-814-806.

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

JJ Market: Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM

Quiz Night at the UN Irish Pub. 053-214-554

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.

The Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation presents A Chocolate Concert, Atsuko Seta and Friends. February 17, 2011 at 7.30pm. 6th Floor, Pang Suan Kaew’s Lobby. 300 Baht. Ticket available at information counter, G floor Kad Suan Kaew. Tel. 053-224444 *19008/ 084-043 9821


Chinese New Year Festivities near Warorot Market, Friday and Saturday

Chiang Mai Music Festival Opening Concert at Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre in the courtyard behind 3 Kings Monument. February 18th and 19th 2011. [email protected]

Critical Mass Chiang Mai Bicycle Ride - Everyone on a bike, unicycle, skateboard, or roller-blades is invited to join the ride, beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Thapae Gate on the last Friday of every month to celebrate cycling and assert cyclists' right to the road.  Short ride around Chiang Mai with drinks to follow. [email protected]

JJ Market : Jing Jai Market Walking Street, every Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 PM. 084-043-9821.

Alliance Francaise Films: 4th February Ascenseur Pour Le Chaufaud (1958) by Louis Malle. 8 PM.  25th February: 13 m (2007) by Barth Grossmann. 8 PM.

Film Fridays at Sangdee Gallery . Come and join us at 7:30pm every Friday for a film, hand-picked by a member of our Sangdee community.

The Duriyasilp College of Music of Payap University Presents a joint piano recital by Kantai Pullarp and Napakan Nateenant at 7:30 pm at the CRK Recital Hall. 4th February.

The PTIS International School Model United Nations Club Hosts The Chiang Mai Model United Nations Conference for 2011. "A World in Crisis". General Assembly, Committees, International Court of Justice, Debate and Collaboration. Conference begins 8:30am, Friday, February 4th, 2011 at the PTIS Auditorium, Delegate and PTIS Boarding Dinner and Dance to Follow. Catered by Duke's. Visitors and Observers to the Conference Welcomed. [email protected]

Lace and Leather Show at Miguel’s Nong Hoi : February 11.. Charity fundraiser for the Chiang Mai Toyride, with a fashion show, live music and big bikes from the Harley and Triumph dealers. Tickets available at Miguel’s in Nong Hoi, Rich Company Motor sports or [email protected]


Chiang Mai Flower Festival, all weekend long: Tha Pae, Nawarat Bridge and flower shows at Nong Buad Haad Park.

Love Actually: February 5, CMU Convention Center. Enjoy the performances from 100 students of Scared Heart School Chiang Mai as well as concert from Better Weather. Ticket costs 250 baht. 9 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM.

Chiangmai Jazz Festival: February 5, 4 PM to 11 PM. Think Park Nimmanhaemin Road, with food from Dusit D2, The Rim, Amari Rincome, Holiday Inn and Tengoku. Tickets 800 baht. All the profit will go to the foundation of Autistic Child  Phayao Province. 081-681-8329

Al-anon: Support group open to those affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend. Every Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m, Seven Fountains, 97 Huey Kaew Rd. Info: 087-300-4668,,

Chiang Mai Expats Club : 4th Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. until 12:30, 100 baht per member, 150 baht non member.

Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Foundation holds Experience in Meditation every Saturday 3 p.m-4:30 p.m. at 218/6 Chotana Rd. 053-214-904.

Hash House Harriers: hash runs every Saturday at 4.30 pm  Catch a free bus to the run site at 3.30 pm from The Hash Pub in Kampaengdin Road phone 053-449695 or from the Hash House in Moon Muang Road.

Film Space : Every Saturday at 7 PM behind CMU Art Center.

FunFair at CDSC German Christian School Chiang Mai: February 12 at the Christian German School, from 10 am to 2 pm. Free entrance, games, food and more at the Christliche Deutsche Schule Chiangmai (CDSC) off Samoeng road, 83/1 Ban Bua Krok Nua, T. Tha. Wang Tarn, A. Saraphee. [email protected] or call 053-816624 (English and Thai).

Current Exhibitions & Shows:  

Lifescapes: Payap’s Southeast Asian Film Festival: from 3-6 February 2011 on Payap’s Mae Khao campus. Palme D’Or Winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives will be shown on the last day at 7pm at Major Cineplex Airport Plaza. See for details.

French Cinema Week : 7-11 February 2011 (Free Entrance) at the Alliance Française: Monday February 7th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. Welcome (2008) Tuesday February 8th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. Les Enfants de Timpelbach (Trouble at Timpeltill) (2008), Wednesday February 9th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. La Reine Soleil (The Princess of the Sun) (2005),

Thursday February 10th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. Comme les Autres (Baby Love) (2008), Friday February 11th, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. La Graine et le Mulet (The Secret of the Grain) (2007).

Baan Tawai Wood Carving Festival : Feb 4-6 at Baan Tawai Two Canal Bank Chiang Mai

081 882 4882 or 053 441 258. Wooden Carving Demonstrations, exhibition, product fairs, Lanna performances and parades.

Chiang Mai Now & Then (Photo Exhibition of Mr.Boonserm) February 6-27 at the former Sirprkaat Hotel near Nawarat Bridge. Discover Chiangmai’s old good days through Mr.Boonserm Satrabhaya’s photography.

Flora Fest at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek : until February 6.

Chiang Mai 35th Flower Parade and Festival : February 4-8 at Suan Buak Haad Park, Nawarat Bridge and Tha Pae Gate. Flower displays, parades, and more.

The Emperor’s Old Clothes, An Exhibition of 19th Century Chinese Clothing : until 6 February 2011. Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays) 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Upstairs Gallery. Lost Heavens. 228-234 Thapae Road. 080–129–2637. Free Admission – All Welcome

CMU Arts Center Winter Festival 1st CMU Arts Center Winter Festival until March at Chiang Mai University Art Center.

Strawberries at Samoeng : Feb 12-14. 053 487 115

Shambhala festival: 14 - 20 February 2011 at  Doi Luang Youth Camp Chiang Dao,Chiang Mai. Enjoy live music by Thai – Japanese international, Art Exhibition, Yoga , Meditation, Organic food & Products, Ecology camping, Art Market, Trekking, Bird watching

Ticket 100 Baht per day. 089-9988055

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion : special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 20 45 63. [email protected]

Impressions of My Travels Art Exhibition at Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

Affection for Reflection : The solo exhibition, Until February 7. at Galerie Panisa, 189 Mahidol Road, opp. Toyota showroom near Chiang Mai Int’l Airport

The Floral Miracle of Chiang Mai ; Until 14 February 2011 at 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden. 053 248 604


The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit 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,

"De Mortuis: the story the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery" : Stories of the 150 persons buried in the foreigners' cemetery since 1898 a pocket history of some aspects of Chiang Mai life and of some of the foreigners who lived and died there. 200 baht, available at the Cemetery, The Pub, Tuskers, The Writers Club, Darling Wine Bar, Gymkhana Club. Or, by post A. C. Tucker, PO Box 228 CMU, Chiang Mai 50202. Cheques to "A. C. Tucker" Baht 230 (mailed to Thailand), 5.50 £, and US$ 9.00 (worldwide).These donations used for maintenance and upkeep of cemetery.

Nicotine Anonymous: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m., Building 11, behind McCormick Hospital. 086-194-6300 or 081-027-6836

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

BOOKZ: A wellness series of book presentations : through February, 2011. Sponsored by the Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation, BOOKZ will be held the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am. BOOKZ will be hosted by Shari Brown, writer, reader, and certified wellness coach. Herbal tea and biscuits will be served. Everyone is invited, free of charge. At the Ayurveda and Holistic Healing Foundation offices, 98/6 Highway1317, Chiangmai Mae-on highway (San Kampaeng Road), next to Wasabe Japanese Restaurant and across from Jing Jing Thai Restaurant. Nirat at 053 128102.


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]

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]

Travel Club: Monthly at Tuskers.:[email protected]

Chiang Mai Gay and Lesbian Club: Regular meetings.

Courses, classes, educational opportunities  

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai:

Art classes at ArtSpace on 7 : Beginning and Intermediate level oil painting classes ongoing at ArtSpace. Classes are limited to 5 students Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Laura [email protected] or visit

Reiki training courses: all levels. [email protected] or

D & M Music Studio in cooperation With Embassy Of Austria and Siam Music Yamaha presents Mozart Piano Concerto and Sonata Competition. Deadline for application and DVD 23 April, 2011. To be held at Siam Music Yamaha Auditorium near BTS National Stadium Bangkok. June 6-9, 2011. [email protected].


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

Tai Chi Classes: Yang &Chen style Tai Chi guide you to find internal soft Chi flow and intensive energy in your own body! 085-5211-528, [email protected]

Chiangmai International Taekwondo: All ages taught in your own home, private lessons by World Master Tom Zuza, 8th Dan. 0834761752, [email protected]

Tai Chi Classes: Experienced Tai Chi Sifu gives lessons. 084-600-5268, [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]

Yang style Tai Chi class for beginners/intermediate students.   Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM at Hillside 4 Condo, 4th floor, exercise room.  Call 0899-5553-350 or  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times at the Gym: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 830 AM to 10:30 AM. Contact Khun Nigel 0819264210. [email protected]

Chiang Mai Fencing Club Grand Opening is Friday, December 31st at 5pm. New students and experienced fencers are welcome to sign up. Classes for all ages. "Chiang Mai ChinaTown" complex, just off the Superhighway, left at the beginning of the  Mae Rim/ Chang Pueak exit road at the Chiang Mai ChinaTown sign, between the buildings. We are at the back on the lower left side. 08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).

Mini Marathon: February 5 & 6 . On 5th February, the Non-Formal and Informal Education Chiang Mai Mini Marathon, call 053 213 110. On 6th February, Doi Suthep Mini Marathon at Chiang Mai Zoo, call 080 883 7111 or 053 248 604