And just like that, we’ve managed to ease ourselves into August — with the help of a much-awaited long weekend. As Thailand spent the last few days celebrating the auspicious birthday anniversary of His Majesty the King, the past weekend has been one of appreciation, reflection, and for many of us, also one of rest. Which also means that most of us by now should be back at our daily schedules, ready to take on the next month with new vigour. Making the most of this newly regained energy, we’ve helped to round up some of the best things to do in Bangkok this week, to make your first few August days just a little more special.
A fitting start to what is proving to be a rather robust month, we see quite a lot of exciting happenings taking place in the nightlife scene this week. On the concerts front, indie pop fans can rejoice as Lany makes yet another comeback — tickets are running out fast, so be sure to book as soon as possible. There’s also a party taking place at Above 11, as the ring in their — now this is a little hard to believe — 7th anniversary. Has it already been so long? Those who enjoy out-of-the box experiences shouldn’t miss out on the silent disco at Lido, and there will also be a spectacular ‘Top of the Life Experience’ event taking place that should not be missed! Scroll to see your plans!
NEWS & EVENTS — That’s right, the world-renowned American indie pop band Lany is coming back! Since their anonymous SoundCloud days, the Los Angeles-based crew have since taken much of the global music scene by storm. Avid fans of Lany can get ready for some epic performances from Malibu Nights, as well as classic favourites like ‘ILYSB’, ‘13’, and ‘Good Girls’. THB1,800 and THB2,800. 8pm onwards, July 30, 2019. GMM Live House at Central World. To get your tickets or find out more, visit thaiticketmajor.com.
NEWS & EVENTS — Above 11 is turning seven! Celebrating their birthday — as well as Peruvian Independence Day, since Above 11 also happens to be Southeast Asia’s first ever Peruvian Japanese rooftop bar and restaurant — the sky-high venue will be throwing a massive party to celebrate, and you don’t want to miss it! From complimentary drinks at the open bar, to sick beats by star DJs and even a live Latin band, get ready to dance the night away as we welcome a new month.Walk-ins only. 8-10pm (open bar until 9pm). Above 11, Fraser Suites Bangkok. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — A ‘Zine’ refers to a noncommercial and often homemade/online publication that tackles specialised and often unconventional topics. In this latest workshop by the Tool School of Visual Art, participants will get the chance to learn various zine-making skills, under the guidance of instructor Fully Raimaturapong. Learn first-hand different storytelling techniques, ranging from design, to assembling all the various elements to create your very own zine.
THB2,800 for a shortcut class (2 weeks). THB4,900 for a full class (4 weeks). August 3 – August 24, 2019. Tool School of Visual Art. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
NEWS & EVENTS — Imagine everyone’s out clubbing, except it’s totally silent. That’s basically what you get at the NYLON Silent Disco. Making its return this week, here’s a one of a kind nightlife experience that has all party animals wearing their own pair of headphones — meaning access to a personalised tracklist of tunes by various DJs. Taking “fun” to a whole new level, expect a vibrant experience unlike any other, with the likes of Dudesweet and Trasher behind the beats.
Free entry. 4pm onwards, August 3 – 4, 2019. Lido Connect. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
DESIGN & PROPERTY — Banyan Tree Residences is hosting the ‘Top of Life Experience’ event, commemorating the super-luxury condominium’s grand opening. With unparalleled views of the Chao Phraya River, this latest addition to Bangkok’s high-flying skyline promises a whole new level of premium living, and the grand opening event will be — as to really be expected — nothing short of spectacular. Expect a gathering of special offers from the very best of experiences all gathered in one place, from Azimut Yachts, to luxury cars such as Rolls Royce, and premium brands such as Hermès. The event will also offer guests a first ever sneak peek into the Chao Phraya Suite, which offers breathtakingly unobstructed 270 degree views of the river and the city below. There will also be the reveal of the ‘Banyan Tree Ready to Live in Package’ — stay tuned at the event!
August 3, 2019. Interested? Reserve your spot or find out more here.