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We’re back with our definitive list of what to do in Bangkok this week. Coming to the end of August, the city seems to have come alive with celebration, as we commemorate the first anniversary of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, along with Central Embassy’s fifth. Avid art enthusiasts will know that the local creative scene rarely disappoints, and this week we see several exciting exhibitions to eye — from one that calls for the saving of mother nature, to another that reminds us how it’s ok to take a break. 

This week is particularly exciting for us at Prestige, because it’s also the week we host our much-awaited 300 High Flyers event. A dynamic and classy cocktail affair where we finally unveil our new list of 300 High Flyers — check out last year’s list for a little glimpse at what to expect — a lot of work from our team has gone into compiling and curating this selection of visionary, groundbreaking individuals. We’ll be putting out more updates regarding the event and who’s on the final list here, so stay tuned on our space!

1
Exclusive Dinner with Award-winning Chef Dave Pynt

WINE & DINE — In lieu of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s first anniversary, the hotel is welcoming renowned chef Dave Pynt for two exclusive pop-up dinners at the venue’s rooftop grill, Bull & Bear. Hailing from Burnt Ends, a Michelin-starred Australian barbecue venue in Singapore, chef Pynt will be popping up for two consecutive days at the end of the month, hosting multi-course dinners paired with fine wines, and complemented by pre-dinner cocktails.THB10,000++ per person. 7pm onwards, August 29 – 30, 2019. Bull & Bear, Floor 55, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2846 8888, or email bkkwa.fb@waldorfastorial.com.

2
The Crossing Screening

ART & CULTURE — Bangkok Screening Room is hosting a series of private screenings of ‘The Crossing’, a Chinese feature film that follows the story of sixteen year old Peipei, who crosses the border between mainland China and Hong Kong as part of an iPhone smuggling scheme. Piquant, elegant, and tinted with subtlety, the feature gives us a glimpse into a new generation of Chinese youth — presented with all its whimsical charm and raw flaws by talented director Bai Xue.

Until August 31, 2019. Bangkok Screening Room, Woof Pack. To find out more or watch the trailer, visit bkksr.com.

3
Anima Mundi: Soul of the World

ART & CULTURE — Also on the list of birthday celebrations is Central Embassy’s 5th anniversary. The megamall has collaborated with famed Indonesian artist Mulyana in a stunning project that explores the amazing underwater world through an exhibition of recycled fabrics and materials. Following the tagline of ‘come save our habitat together’, the artwork conveys a message for humanity to honour the world we live in, and also includes various activities ranging from plastic donation spots to fun up-cycling workshops.

Until September 1, 2019. Level G, Central Embassy. To find out more, visit Central Embassy’s official Facebook Page

4
It’s Okay to Take a Break

ART & CULTURE — The first solo exhibition by Naruemon Yimchavee, better known as Banana Blah Blah, ‘It’s Okay to Take a Break’ encourages audiences to live in the present, and not be afraid to indulge in personal time. At a time where everyone is immersed in working hard to achieve personal goals — goals that range from money to work, family, friends, and even pipe dreams — Naruemon sees the importance in remembering to take breaks, giving oneself to reflect, worry less, and be inspired by new ideas.

Until September 8, 2019. Pullman Hotel G. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

5
STRATA PhotoBangkok Pop-Up Exhibition 2019

ART & CULTURE — River City Bangkok is hosting a pop-up exhibition project by PhotoBangkok, serving as a reflection on contemporary social structure. Set in the current complex social-political climate, the pop-up expresses how nothing is ever as it seems. Under the curation of Nim Niyomsin, seven artists come together in five exhibitions of varying photographic genres and techniques, each bringing to the table a different approach in discourse. The result is a blend of information, negotiation, and fascinating ideas.

10am-10pm, until September 29. River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

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