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Updated March 10, 2012

Sunday

Seminar on How to Cope with Natural Disasters: Lessons from Japan: Sunday, March 11 at the Lecture Hall HB5 HB5100 Faculty of Humanities, CMU.  9:40 am to 4:30 pm. in English and Japanese.  Call for reservations and pre-registration. Center for Japanese Studies. Phone 053-943284 or e-mail. [email protected] On or before March 5, 2012

Tenkawa: Japan Earthquake Disaster Memorial Charity Event: Japanese & Thai mini-concert, Japanese & Thai food stands, 1,000 Khom Loy release for consoling the souls of the victims. 11 Mar 2012 (Sun) 18:00 -22:00 (Open 17:00-) in front of Provincial Hall (Sala Klang).  http://www.chiangmai-komloi.com/

Paradox live in concert at Cosmo Pub. 11 March. 086 848 8829

AIS Regional League Division II: Chiang Mai FC vs Phayao FC 11 March. 700 Years Stadium. March. Tickets cost 30, 60 and 80 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m. www.chiangmaifc.com and www.mhahao.com

Ramayana and Aladdin 2012; the 10th Chiang Mai Musical Dance Play at Kad Suan Kaew Theatre includes songs by Mr Narach Kitavadhana (Book). March 25th. Show times 1.30pm and 7pm Tickets available at 1000bht 800bht 500 bht and300bht from the information counter ground floor Kad Suan Kaew. 0814008356 Proceeds will go to the Princess Pa Foundation Thai Red Cross Society

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.  http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

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]

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.

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].

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

Monday 

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. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

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

Tuesday

Art Thesis Exhibition: Exhibition by Undergraduate students from Department of Printmaking Painting and Sculpture, Faculty of FineArt Chiangmai University. Opening Ceremony will be on Tuesday 12nd March 2012 at 6 pm. at CMU ART CENTER. www.cmuartcenter.org. [email protected]

The South East Asian Institute of Global Studies (SEAIGS) presents a two part series on Peace Issues in Southeast Asia. Part 1 "Dealing with the past - experiences of a truth and reconciliation commission in East Timor, 2002-2005". Speaker: Prof. Akihisa Matsuno, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan. Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 5-6pm. Pentecost Building, Room 317

INTG at the Alliance Francaise 7 PM - Tuesday, March 20th 2012: “WWII in Northern Thailand: The Flying Tigers and 64th Hayabusa Sentai Clash in Chiang Mai.” A talk and presentation by Jack Eisner. Note: March 24, 2012 will be the 70th anniversary of a famous event from WWII in northern Thailand

Sax Night at The Chedi Chiang Mai: Every Tuesday & Wednesday evening from 17-9 PM at The Terrace Bar and Cigar Lounge located on the second floor. Ladies buy one get one free of the same item. Valid on standard drink and house wine. Any snack for 200 baht per item. Reservation is highly recommended. 053 253 385 or [email protected]

Tuesday Merengue Dance night: 2nd Floor Gallery: from 8:30 to 11:30 PM. Ratwithi & Ratchapakinai Intersection (above Kodak Store).

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. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm

The Grand Opera Society Of Chiangmai: If you wish to be a member and attend these evenings which include a delicious pot-luck buffet, email Dr. Howard: [email protected]

Wednesday

ANZAC Day: House of Praise International Church in Chiang Mai will be holding its annual ANZAC day dawn service and breakfast BBQ starting at 6:00am, on the 25th of April. Everyone is welcome to attend. Wear colours and ribbons. For directions call Dr Jane 089-8514292 [email protected] 053 212 904. www.cochouseofpraise.com

Beginning Painting for Adults: Beginning Painting. www.sangdee.org/Beginning_Painting.html. 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

Wednesday Night Drum Circle at CMU All are welcome, any language, any country, young and old, to a relaxed and very casual gathering of drummers and noise makers. Just bring a chair, a drum (or a plastic bucket and some sticks, or anything similar that makes a nice sound). CMU Art Museum http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142709965823892

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. 300 THB for member and 350 THB for non-members. for further info or reservations: [email protected]. 350bht dinner or 80bht meeting. for further details [email protected] 

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 www.cmpg.igroops.com.  Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome.

 Thursday

March's "Informal" Expats Ladies Lunch: Thursday, March 15 at The lunch buffet at the Grandview Hotel, on the Superhighway, about 500 meters north of Huey Kaew Rd.Plan to arrive at 11:45 to miss the noon rush at the buffet line. 170 baht. Cost includes water, coffee and tea and a modest tip. [email protected] by noon, Wednesday, March 14

The South East Asian Institute of Global Studies (SEAIGS) presents a two part series on Peace Issues in Southeast Asia. Part 2: "The Continuing Peace Process in the Philippines: Challenges to a Negotiated Political Settlement of Internal Armed Conflicts". Speaker: Dr. Julio Teehankee, Chair and Associate Professor of the International Studies Department at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. Thursday, 22 March 2012, 5-6pm at Pentecost Building, Room 317

FAME - The Musical. David de Silva's famous Broadway play performed by PTIS students. 22/3/2012 - 23/3/2012 at 7:00 pm. Ticket Cost: 100 and 200 baht. Open to the Public. Location: PTIS International School Auditorium

Nakornpayap International School presents The Jungle Book in the NIS Auditorium. March 22nd / 23rd  adults 100bht students 50bht tickets available in the main office or at the door. 053110680

Latin Night at the Bear Bar on Loi Kroh with Nok "La Fiesta" and Del Ritmo. Happy hour from 6-10pm - 3 large Chang/Leo for only 199B.

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

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]@gmail.com .

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

Friday

FAME - The Musical. David de Silva's famous Broadway play performed by PTIS students. 22/3/2012 - 23/3/2012 at 7:00 pm. Ticket Cost: 100 and 200 baht. Open to the Public. Location: PTIS International School Auditorium

Nakornpayap International School presents The Jungle Book in the NIS Auditorium. March 22nd / 23rd  adults 100bht students 50bht tickets available in the main office or at the door. 053110680

Chiang Mai Guitar Society Proudly Presents a Classical Guitar Recital by Hitoshi Miyashita and Irin Prechanvinit.  Friday 30th March 2012 at 7.30 pm at AUA auditorium Ratchadamnoen road

Chiang Mai Expats Club Coffee Morning: Friday, March 9. 2nd Friday of each month, 10 am - noon. Brix Bar and Restaurant, Hotel M (formerly Montri) inside the Old City at Thapae Gate. Information [email protected] or www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com

Life Cycle Yoga with Preaw at The Yoga Tree (Soi M Apartment), 65/1 Arak Road. Asana, Pranayama and guided relaxation. Therapeutic yoga which works on all levels(physical, emotional and mental): Postures represent each period of life from birth through maturity and back to the source. All levels welcomed, no experience required

Every Friday evening at 5.30pm. 250THB

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

Alliance Francaise Films: Every Friday at 8 PM. March 9: Dernier Étage, Gauche, Gauche (2010) de Angelo Gianci avec Hippolyte Girardot • Mohamed Fellag, Judith Henry • Michel Vuillermoz. March 16; Mariées Mais Pas Trop (2002) de Catherine Corsini avec Jane Birkin • Émilie Dequenne, Pierre Richard • Clovis Cornillac • Amira Casa. March 23; Louise–Michel (2008) de Gustave de Kervem et Benoît Delépine avec Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners • Benoît Poelvoorde • Albert Dupontel. March 30; Simon Konianski (2009) de Micha Wald avec Jonathan Zaccaï • Popeck • Abraham Leber, Irène Hertz • Nassin Ben Abdeloumen • Marta Domingo

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 Sirimangkalajan Soi 5

 Saturday

Hilltribe in the City 1st Anniversary Celebration: fundraising dinner on 10th March from 7 - 10pm at Dutch Delicious in Chiang Mai. A big thank you to Niels for 'opening' his restaurant to us for the evening. We will have some great food including delicious smoked pig from the smoker at Dutch Delicious and wonderful Belgian Beers. Niels is generously allowing all profit to be donated to Hilltribe in the City. There are only 100 tickets at 450 baht. This includes food and ticket prize. 

Ronny Willman from Sweden will demonstrate Tropical beekeeping Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at 16.00. Dokmai Garden. Driving information: http://www.dokmaigarden.co.th/howtoget.php. Cost: 100 Baht, includes coffee or tea. Registration: To get a ticket for 100 Baht, please send an e-mail at least one day in advance to [email protected] All welcome!

The Nakornpayap International School senior band fundraiser @ the orchard: Saturday March 17. 1-4 PM. The Nakornpayap International senior band have received an invitation to perform at Disneyland, Hong Kong on the 12th of April, this will be the first ever band from Thailand to appear on the Disney sound stage so a fund raising concert is being held. There will be three bands from the school performing, the big band, a 4 piece rock band, and a 6 piece jazz band. 717 Moo 1, Rim Tai, Mae Rim.

Duriyasilp The College of Music, Payap University: Bowling Raising Funds Day. Saturday, March 24, Starts at 9 am at the Bully Bowl (Kad Suan Kaew). Raising Funds to support the Payap University Choir to Compete at the World Choir Games 2012, Cincinnati USA. Tickets are 1,500 Baht/Team/two people.Included all day of food, snack and drink. buy or reserve Tickets at [email protected] call 086-923 2525 or 084-043 9821

AIS Regional League Division II: Chiang Mai FC vs. Nakhon Sawan. 24 March. 700 Years Stadium. March. Tickets cost 30, 60 and 80 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m. www.chiangmaifc.com and www.mhahao.com

Chiang Mai Expat Group meets at the Shangri La Hotel - March 24th - every 4th Saturday of the month - meet at 10am starts 10.30.

A Traditional 2nd hand market - Every Saturday morning from 5 AM near Prince Royals College

Flea Market at JJ markets First Saturday of every month at JJ Market. Shopping, food, listen to the free live music. To book a stall: Tina : 0801268215 [email protected]

Live music at 2nd Floor Gallery: Every Saturday night from 9 PM. Ratwithi and Ratchapakinai Rd. Intersection (Above Kodak Store).

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, .alanonthailand.org, @alanonthailand.org..

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. http://hash-house-harriers.org/asm/)

Chiang Mai Chess Club: Saturdays 2-4 PM, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

Art Film Space:  At Media Art& Design Building, Chiang Mai University Art Museum 6:30 PM. Tel. 053 944 846.

Fairs and Festivals

Chiang mai Kids Show at Central Plaza Chiang mai Airport - fun and games for all the family. March 15th-18th

A Woven Fabric Fair at the Industrial Promotion Centre region 1 Woven fabrics / silks and many local goods. March 30th - 4th April. 053248461

Celebrate 20 years anniversary of Kad Suan Kaew; win Yamaha Fino, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, etc. also special promotion, sales more than 200 products from 29 February - 11 March at Kad Suan Kaew

Royal Flora Ratchaphruek until March 14

Thailand's International Dog Show on tour at Central Airport Plaza March 8-11. 11 am to 8 pm

Exhibitions and seminars

The Luggage - Art thesis exhibition: Faculty of Fine Arts Major in Design, Chiang Mai University. 9 - 11 March, 2012. Opening Ceremony on 9 March 2012 - 6.00 pm

@ 3rd floor, The Plaza Chiang Mai. 053 283 085-7 # 101, 102. [email protected]

Pug in Art exhibition by Anukun Hamala (nokhookdesign). 10 - 24 March 2012

At NHD Art Gallery, Chiang Mai. Opening at 7 pm

Fly beyond the Barbwire Fence IV 'The Assembly of Samurais' Be prepared to join the assembly of various ethnic & national 'Samurais' at FFFest IV on 29 Mar-1 Apr 2012 @ CMU Art Museum, Chiang Mai! The film festival of young and professionals filmmakers together with art exhibition, food & craft market, cultural performance and world music concert this year is co-organized by Friends Without Borders Foundation, Thai Film Foundation, Thai Director Association, Thai Film Archive, NHRC's Sub-committee on Civil and Political Rights and ThaiPBS. www.facebook.com/FFFest, www.friends-without-border​s.org. [email protected]

“A Woman’s Dream of the Night Sky” Lisa Moses Solo Exhibition of Cast Acrylic Collage Prints  All works are for sale and part of the proceeds from the sale go to The SOLD Project, whose mission is to prevent child prostitution. Sangdee Gallery, Sirimangkalajarn soi 5

"Buddhist Art in 2012 from Chulalongkorn University” Central Airport Plaza together with faculty and students in the field of Buddhist art. Chulalongkorn University and Chiang Mai University. The exhibition includes works of painting, sculpture and architecture, art and artifacts, etc., to the works of Buddhist art students and instructors. The funding supports the education of the School of Buddhist art. University College, Chulalongkorn University. Chiang Mai University. February 24 - March 8, 2nd Floor, Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza

Painting and Printmaking III by Srijai Kuntawang. Distinctive woodcut printings. It is his third consecutive year show at Tita Gallery. His slick woodcut printing of a self deconstruction and irreversible process ensures limited prints are available. He also proudly employs the print onto a "Sa Paper" which is customary fabricated for this show. A few of his paintings are two meter in width which is virtually the paper size that is not generally provided in the Sa paper market. On display at Tita Gallery Maerim until March 29th, 2012

Art Exhibition “Off The Wall” Paintings by Bucklee Bell at Baan Tuek Art Center. 12-14 Tapae Rd. Until March 11, 2012. Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sun. 3 PM-8 PM. Facebook: baantuekartcenter

Groups

First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club The Confidence Builders. Whether you're speaking to one or one thousand, Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. The First Northern Thailand Toastmasters Club has been providing a safe and fun environment for more than 5 years to Thais and expats who wish to practice their speaking skills. Our meetings are the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 6pm. Join us to discover how you can "find your voice".www.fnttc.toastmastersclubs.org 053-214-309, 08-1861-2284 or 08-9138-4757

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

Chiang Mai Computer Club: meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at D'Lite Food and Bakery, directly across from Immigration. http://chiangmai-geeks.phpbb3now.com.

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 Chess Club: Saturdays 2-4 PM, The Pub, on Huay Kaew Rd. All welcome. John on 085-7109-926.

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

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: http://gaychiangmai.wackwall.com/. Regular meetings.

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

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]

Courses, classes, educational opportunities

Art Classes: Sangdee is now offering art classes for both children and adults. Sirimangkalajarn soi 5. http://www.sangdee.org/Art_Classes.html. [email protected]

FISU courses now in Chiang Mai: www.fisu.org

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

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

Sport

25th "San Miguel" Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes: Sunday April 1st - Saturday April 7th, 2012 at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. 1st April - 7th April. 32 teams from 12 countries from around the world participating. starts daily at 8.30am

TGTA has added another tennis tournament to our calendar.  We will be hosting a Donnay and Solinco sponsored junior tennis event on March 24th-25th.  If you would like to participate please email [email protected]

Three-Generation Football Academy - 2012 Youth Football Camps. Where the Dream Begins - 5-day camps for advanced players ages 8-16 raidhos Community Center; home of the PTIS International School – 234 Moo 3, T.Huay Sai, A. Mae Rim. 4-8 April - 8-12 years, Advanced, 17-21 June- 13-16 years, Advanced, 21-25 Oct -        8-12 years, Advanced, 27-31 Dec - 13-16 years, Advanced. Daily, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm, 2500 B - Academy players 5-day course.  3000 B - Other players 5-day course. +6000 B - Residential Camp players (Apr/Jun). +7000 B - Residential Camp players (Oct/Dec). Supervised Residential Camps include: Shared accommodation, 3 meals per day, supervised activities when not in training, elephant riding, a trip to the Night Safari. Alan Sparks: [email protected], http://football.threegeneration.org

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 www.zensabai.com.

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 www.taichichiangmai.com.  Private classes also available

Chiang Mai University Judo Club: Training Times: 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.08 -1382-8124 (English) 08-7325-5476(Thai).

 Ongoing:

The U.S. Consulate encourages all American citizens to register with the US Consulate General.  Please visit https://travelregistration.state.gov 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.usconsulate.gov/service.html

"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.

Dining

St Patrick’s Day at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road  Special treat for lovers of Guinness. St. Patrick's Day is the 17th March and we will be serving Guinness at a low low price from 5pm.

Theme Night Buffets at Kad Kafé, Shangri La Hotel; Feast on a gourmet journey with flavours from around the world, prepared nightly by our culinary team.  Monday; Flavours of China. Tuesday; Northern & Classic Thai. Wednesday; Seafood Extravaganza. Thursday; A Taste of India. Friday; BBQ Fridays. Saturday & Sundays; International Fare.THB 466 net per person. (66 53) 253 888 [email protected]

Typically Thai: Silapa Thai at the Shangri La goes traditional Thai, with regional menus authentically prepared by Master Chef Solada. Choose from her extensive à la carte menu featuring the best of Thai cuisine, from Northern Thai to Royal Thai, nightly except Sundays.(66 53) 253 888 [email protected]

Giraffe Restaurant at the Chiang Mai Night Safari: Buffet lunch 139 Baht, Buffet Dinner 149 Baht. 053-999-040.

Four Seasons Hotel Sunday Lunch: 1,300 Baht per person including free flow of juices and soft drinks 1,800 Baht per person including free flow of juices, soft drinks, beer, martinis and Prosecco. Live jazz all afternoon at the Terraces Restaurant from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. For more information or reservations, 053-298-181 or e-mail [email protected].

Peking Duck at the Gold Leaf Restaurant Imperial Mae Ping: 650 Baht net from 6 PM to 8:30 PM.

Wine Dinner at Farang Ses: Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi: 5 course meal with sea bass filet and roast duck. March 16. Priced at THB 1,900 + + per person, including five glasses of wine. Promotion hours: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. For reservations please call 053 888 888 ext. 8549.

Ostrich Promotion in March at Fujian Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi serves up the intriguing choice of wok-fried ostrich meat in black pepper sauce and celery, wok-fried ostrich meat in XO sauce and broccoli, wok-fried ostrich meat with spring onion and ginger, and wok-fried ostrich meat in black bean sauce. Dishes are at market price. Promotion hours: Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Dinner 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm daily. For reservations please call 053 888 888 ext. 8548.

Make And Munch Miang Kham snack’s at Le Lanna, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Devi in March. Priced at THB 100 net. Promotion hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm daily. For reservations please call 053 888 888 ext. 8566

Business Lunch at SiriPanna Villa Resort & Spa: from Monday to Saturday, lunch buffet, Noon- 3 PM at Slee Banyan Restaurant. 189 Baht. 36 Rat Uthit Road, Wat ket, [email protected] 053-371-999

BBQ Nights at SiriPanna Villa Resort every Friday and Saturday. from 6:30 PM to 10 PM at Slee Banyan Restaurant 599 Baht per person 36 Rat Uthit Road, Wat ket, [email protected] 053-371-999

Sunday lunch at Slee Banyan Restaurant, SiriPanna Villa, from 12 noon to 3 PM. 599 Baht per person. 36 Rat Uthit Road, Wat ket, [email protected] 053-371-999

High Tea at Slee Banyan, SiriPanna Villa, tea, homemade scones, macaroons, and more. 2 PM to 6 PM 450 Baht per person. 36 Rat Uthit Road, Wat ket, [email protected] 053-371-999

Sax Night @ The Terrace Bar at The Chedi Chiang Mai until  28th March. [email protected] Every Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 - 9 p.m. Special Offer - Ladies buy 1 get 1 free of the same item valid on standard drink and house wine.

Every Wednesday is Half Price Wine @ Perns Restaurant until January 4, 2013. 086 111 7766. Get 50% discount off house wine and 20% off all bottles. Each and every Wednesday! Get half cut for half the price! Huay Kaew Road opposite Shell station.


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