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For many, September might signify the official end of summer — in case you have not noticed, we are now fully in the rainy season — but Bangkok still buzzes with new happenings. From the return of Bangkok Art Book Fair 2019, to the 20th edition of the World Gourmet Festival, there is no shortage of things to do here in the city. Whether you’re looking for an energising pick-me-up to get your through till the Christmas holidays, or simply want to de-stress, we’ve got you covered with our trustworthy roundup of things you should not miss. Scroll to see your plans!

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FindTheLockerRoom Presents Bar Stories with Kae Yin

WINE & DINE#FindTheLockerRoom strikes again with yet another exciting event to catch this week. Bringing in the reputable Kae Yin from Aha Saloon in Taipei, the speakeasy honours the history and beauty of whisky in collaboration with Aboslut ELYX. Expect the likes of vodka-based cocktails and a night full of fun. For those who haven’t got enough, don’t fret — episode two happens later this month on September 21!

8pm onwards, September 7, 2019. Find The Locker Room. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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Bangkok Art Book Fair 2019

ART & CULTURE — Back for its third edition, Bangkok Art Book Fair 2019 brings together independent artists, designers, illustrators, writers, academics, bloggers, distributors, galleries, and contemporary art collectives from Thailand and beyond for four days of immersive creativity. Through fascinating books and art publications, expect to be drawn into a community of new ideas and self-publishing gaining insight into the local and international art scene. 

THB100 per person/day. September 5 – 8, 2019. Bangkok City City Gallery. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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World Gourmet Food Festival

WINE & DINE — Following its success over the past 20 years, the World Gourmet Festival makes its return for the 20th time, bringing with it a star-studded line-up of culinary talents to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Expect a series of feasts by sixteen acclaimed chefs hailing from France, Japan, Spain and more. A spectacular affair especially targeted towards food connoisseurs, this is one you do not want to miss this week.September 2-8. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. To find out more, visit worldgourmetfestival.asia.

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Jurassic Plastic

ART & CULTURE — An art exhibition that appeals to both kids and adults alike, Jurassic Plastic sees magnificent sculptures of dinosaurs, created solely out of unwanted toys collected from Japan and Thailand. A collaboration between The Japan Foundation Bangkok and ChangChui Creative Park, the exhibition brings to light the tremendous amount of waste that exists in the current day, along with the possibilities that could stem from reusing said waste. Specially curated by Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, expect not only to be amused by the colourful visual impact of the dazzling installation, but also take the time to consider the role of plastic in our lives.

Until October 14, 2019. Chang Chui Creative Park. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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