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The Community Happenings page is an opportunity for all clubs, galleries, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform Chiang Mai Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up.

Send us your happenings by email to: [email protected] The Community Happenings page is updated online every Wednesday and Saturday


Updated June 29, 2011


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].

Life drawing classes: Come to draw a nude picture with Oliver Fauchereau on every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 2 - 4 p.m. 500 baht per person and 300 baht for students. Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.


Independence Day Celebrations: Creative Kingdom is organizing the USA Independence Day

July 4 at the Chiang Mai municipal stadium with music, dancing and fireworks. With hot dogs, barbecued chicken and tacos catered by Miguels’ Nong Hoi, Dukes and Le Crystal Steak House. 160bht adults / 80bht kids.

Trumpet and Piano Duo Recital On Monday, August 1st, 2011 at 7 p.m. at AUA Language Center Chiangmai  on 73 Rajadamnern Road. D & M Music Studio in cooperation with AUA Language Center Chiangmai is pleased to present Trumpet and Piano Duo Recital by Charles Saenz and Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu from USA. 300 and 200 Baht available at the door  or call Khun Mongkol at 081-682-8000 for more information

Art Classes for kids: Bright Stars (ages 8-12). Monday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 12:00-1:30

Line dancing lessons at Guitarman for free, every Wednesday, Loi Kroh road.

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 ).


Art classes for little ones: Little Artists (ages 5-7). Tuesday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 10:00-11:30

Advanced Painting for Adults: Tuesdays 3:30-6:30. Sangdee Gallery. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5.

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]

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.

Rotary Club Chiang Mai West: Meets every Tuesday evening at the Kantary Hills at 7:30PM.  Meetings are dual language - English and Thai. For information email: [email protected]


North Gate Jazz Co-Op offers a night of live music featuring 9 bands. Free food + drinks and a real good time!!! June 29

Ladies Lunch Bunch will be a Pot luck round Lucy Comb's home. For further info contact [email protected] July 13

Beginning Painting for Adults: Beginning Painting. Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

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. categories this month include General knowledge, literature, the oscars,  current affairs, geography, disco music and 5 difficult questions. [email protected]

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. Reservations: [email protected]. Tamarind Village Hotel Heinz and Eveline Willi 5:30 PM.

ElectroPop at Sangdee Gallery. 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.

Sizzling Salsa Night: every first and third Wednesday, 2nd Floor Gallery, Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection. From 8 PM. Free with a 100 baht minimum purchase per person to support the venue.


Payap University College of Music Presents The Guest Artist Series 2011; Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 PM. Saisuree Chutikul Music Hall, Payap University (MaeKao Campus).  053-248 037. Donations Appreciated

Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, July 7- lunch buffet at the Holiday Inn, 12:00 noon. 199 baht, includes water, VAT and service charge.

For reservations [email protected]

Jetset'er at Monkey Club July 7

Teen and Adult Art Classes: Right-Brain Drawing. Thursday 3:30-6:30, Saturday 2:00-5:00

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] .

Open night at Sangdee Gallery: all are welcome to perform. Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 from 8 PM.


Bank Holiday: Mid Year bank holiday. All banks closed.

New Russian Knowledge Self-Help Workshop & Seminar (English): AzurA Zenter is open for bookings for our New Russian Knowledge July sessions (English & German) 1 July - 3 July 2011. AzurA Zenter

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning: on the 2nd Friday of each month, 10am-12pm, Mokador Coffee:Samlan Road 3/11, T. Prasingh, 053-814 806.

AzurA Zenter Self-Help & Self-Healing Workshop and Seminar July 1, 2, & 3rd..details

Friends of Music Making in Chiang Mai: Presents Tasana Nagavajara (violin) and Pornphan Bangterghansa (piano) at Santi Music School. 22/3 Soi 5 Sirimangkhlajan Road. Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd. 7:30PM. Reservations only. Booking for members July 1, 2011. Booking for guests of friends July 12, 2011. [email protected] 089 632 3818

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:. Friday, July 1: Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959) by Alain Resnais with Emmanuele Riva. Friday, July 8,L’année Dernière À Marienbad (1961) by Alain Resnais & Alain Robbe-Grillet with Delphine Seyrig. Friday, July 22, Muriel Ou Le Temps D’un Retour (1962) by Alain Resnais with Delphine Seyrig. Friday, July 29. Stavisky (1974) by Alain Resnais with Jean-Paul Belmondo. 8 PM at Alliance Francaise.

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. Sangdee gallery Sirimongkalajan Soi 5


Basic Studio Lighting Workshop: Sat. July 2. Tinnakorn Nugul and Invited American Photographer Josh Dick The workshop will take place at CNX Photo Workshops 48/1 Chiang Mai-Lampang Road (Superhighway). 3,000 baht including lunch. 0808523700 (Josh) [email protected]

Dhamma Talk (in English and Thai) By Taan Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden School. 2 July (Sat). 11am - 12noon (20 mins Thai, 20 mins in English, 20 mins Q & A)

Wine tasting at Wine Connection, Meechoke plaza Sat. July 9, 6 PM. 5 tasting glasses of wine for 200 baht.

Robinson Bright & Charm Awards:  July 23, 3 PM at Robinson Department Store.

Friends of Music Making in Chiang Mai: Presents Tasana Nagavajara (violin) and Pornphan Bangterghansa (piano) at Santi Music School. 22/3 Soi 5 Sirimangkhlajan Road. Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd. 7:30PM. Reservations only. Booking for members July 1, 2011. Booking for guests of friends July 12, 2011. [email protected] 089 632 3818

Art Classes for kids: Bright Stars (ages 8-12). Monday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 12:00-1:30

Art classes for little ones: Little Artists (ages 5-7). Tuesday 3:30-5:00, Saturday 10:00-11:30.

Teen and Adult Art Classes: Right-Brain Drawing. Thursday 3:30-6:30, Saturday 2:00-5:00

Flea Market: Every last Saturday of every month at JJ Good Place, JJ Market (Behind Tesco Lotus). For Stall bookings, contact Akejirach Khadli (First) Tel: 053-231520-3

089-4343443, 082-1960919. [email protected]

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.

Current Exhibitions & Shows:

Chiang Mai International Food Festival –July 14-18 mainly held at the Airport Plaza Central Hall - for further details (it helps if you can read Thai - as not all is in English) Participant countries include Thailand Italy Spain France India Japan Korea USA Peru and China.

EU Film Festival Chiang Mai Vista Kadsuankaew Cinema (22-31 July 2011).

Book Kitavadhana Private Concert and dinner: Saen Kham Terrace Baan Nai Fun 2 Canal Rd. Exclusive modern Thai cuisine dinner with wine along with mini concert by Book Kitavadhana singing your favorite songs for 1,000 baht per person. (only 40 seats) for more info, 089 635 6355 BOOK EARLY SO YOU DO NOT MISS OUT!  August 8.

"Paper Land" by Cornelis Hoek  at MUMU arthouse, Nimmanhaemin So 5.

A Mahler cycle of his 10 symphonies dedicated To Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana. A first in Chiangmai; the premier symphony orchestra experience of 2011 with Leonard Bernstein conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  via video. Free concerts open to the public by invitation only. (seat requests to include names and telephone number—limited seating---confirmed invitations will  be sent on a first come first served  basis—gala opening date and venue to be announced) [email protected]. Presented by Dr. Howard Graves and Jean Pierre Kirkland. At Samsen Restaurant, email for reservations.

"From Toulouse to Bangkok - from Bangkok to Chiangmai, the Paintings 2010/11 by Guyido Goodheer. From June 11th to July 28th, The 40 of Guyido Goodheer’s fresh works will be on display at Tita Gallery Maerim Chiangmai

Exhibition Memory in the line: 14 June 2011 - 10 July 2011. Fine Art Faculty CMU

Exhibition Room, 1st Floor

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2011: 15th June - 15th August, 2011. Discounts of 10-80% and many other privileges during the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2011 at participating department stores, shopping malls, King Power Duty Free, jewelry shops, golf courses, and more.

Playhouse Entertainment Complex Promotion: special promotion for newly opened Playhouse show. Aopi 08 40 2045 63. [email protected]


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, The Writers Club, 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 


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

Art Classes: Sangdee is now offering art classes for both children and adults. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5. [email protected]

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

Advanced Aromatherapy and Energetic Aromatherapy classes: contact Cory for full details including tuition, classes are limited to 4 and start in August. [email protected]


Zumba at Payap: Latin inspired fitness program. Every Monday from 5-6pm (from 7 March 2011 to 16 May 2011, unless otherwise specified). Open space between Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center (main library) and library annex building (i.e., next to library) on the main Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour), Payap University. Free & Open to the public.

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: 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).

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Updated June 29, 2011