Nearing the end of August, some of us might need a little bit of a push to get through the remainder of the month. Thankfully, Bangkok is as buzzing as ever, with plenty of entertainment and exciting happenings in town to help give us those energy boosts we need. If you happen to feel like you’re hitting a bit of a slump, motivation-wise, here are a couple of things you could add to your schedule — it never hurts to bring in some refreshing changes to the agenda every now and then! In the arts scene we see an exhibition by artist Mamo, in collaboration with poet Win Nimman, curated with the aim of empowering women. For those who enjoy the wine and dine route, be sure to check out the latest instalment of Friends of 80/20, which sees a special visit by guest chef Ryohei Hieda. Scroll to see your plans!

NEWS & EVENTS — Tea in the modern age is all about appreciating it throughout the day, from  morning to evening. In an effort to seek out talented chefs and mixologists, leading tea brand Dilmah is revolutionising the way tea is appreciated with the Ti21 Contest. Hospitality professionals and participants from leading hotels nationwide are invited to create delicious food and beverage recipes inspired by Ceylon tea in a global challenge.

August 22 – 23, 2019. Culineur, School of Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship. To find out more, visit teainspired.com.

WINE & DINE — A partnership between 80/20 and Fine Dining Lovers by S.Pellegrino, the third installment of the Friends of 80/20 series sees chef Ryohei Hieda of Shoun Ryugin, Taiwan, making a special guest appearance at the fun kitchens of chef-patron ‘Joe’ Napol Jantraget and pastry chef Saki Hoshino. Expect a taste of the best of all worlds, uniting Japanese, Thai and Taiwanese tastes through premium local Thai ingredients. 

THB4,900++ for four courses (wine pairing for THB1,700++). 6:30pm and 8pm, August 22 – 23. 80/20. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 09 9118 2200, or email info@8020bkk.com

ART & CULTURE — Combining words, visuals, and experiences, the ‘Miss Candy Heart Exhibition’ by Mamo & Win Nimman is curated with the aim to empower women. Dreamy elements of bubblegum pink, along with gentle words, encourage viewers to seek out their “femine power” within. Through the exhibition, viewers are gradually led to discover a sense of inner joy, peace, and love. A book under the same name that features poetry by Win Nimman together with Mamo’s artwork is also available for purchase at misscandyheart.com.August 24 – September 8, 2019. Woof Pack. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

NEWS & EVENTS — Edible Play is back with their special courses for aspiring little chefs! Through this workshop, junior culinary talents will learn how to cook two popular and delicious Thai street food staples, including the kid-friendly tum kao pode, and ever-famous moo ping. From marinating the pork and grilling the skewers over charcoal, to the right way to use traditional Thai cooking tools including pestles and mortars, expect an afternoon of fun — the kids will even learn how to package their food in eco-friendly banana leaves. 

THB1,150 per child. Session 1 runs from 10:30am-12pm, session 2 runs from 1-2:30pm, August 24, 2019. The Commons. To reserve your spot or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page