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And alas, June is finally coming to an end — which means we’re past the half-year mark for 2019. Not so different from the so-called mid-life crisis, being in the middle is always a little bit iffy — you haven’t experienced quite enough to feel truly fulfilled, but it’s daunting to see that you’re nearer to the finish line than to the beginning. As with all things, the key to happiness is perhaps not in fearing the end, but in making the most of the in between, and seeing that all finish lines can also mark a new start. For us, we do this by making sure we are abreast and updated with all the most exciting happenings in town. After all, what’s the point in living the Bangkok luxury life if you don’t take the time to enjoy it?

On the list this week, we see a classical music concert by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra — RBSO Emperor’s of Music. We also see another exciting pop-up by our regular Charoenkrung haunt Jua at none other than Peppina. That, coupled with the Bangkok Bar Show and an art exhibition give us ample reason to be out and about. Scroll to see your plans!

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Jua x Peppina

WINE & DINE — Charoenkrung dwellers now have reason to set foot in Thonglor for a change. The Jua team will be hosting an exciting pop-up at one of our favourite pizzerias — that’s right, Peppina on soi 33! Be sure to mark your calendars for a night of pizza, pasta, and yakitori we love so much from Jua, complemented of course by sake and negroni! There’ll also be guest DJs spinning rare vinyl sets, so it’s sure to be an unmissable evening.6-11pm, June 26, 2019. Peppina Sukhumvit soi 33. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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Emperors of Music

ART & CULTURE — The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO) are back with yet another concert! This time, under the talented conductor’s baton of Michel Tilkin, the orchestra will be playing alongside piano soloist Irene Russo at the Thailand Cultural Centre’s Main Hall. Expect renditions of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, along with the ever-romantic Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major by Bruckner.

THB300, 700, 900, 1200, 11500. 8pm onwards, June 28, 2019. Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Centre. To get your tickets or find out more, visit thaiticketmajor.com.

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Tea Cooking Class

WINE & DINE — 1823 Tea Lounge & Boutique by Ronnefeldt at Gaysorn Village will be hosting the ‘1823 Tea Cooking Class’ this weekend! In a hands-on workshop, those in attendance will get the chance to learn all the skills necessary to make the beautiful delights served at the tea house, including the 1923 signature dish infused with tea, as well as the 1823 dragonwell pomelo salad and ikura tea rice.

THB1,200. 11am-12pm, June 29, 2019. To reserve your spot or find out more, call 0 2656 1086, or visit the official Facebook event page

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Bangkok Bar Show

WINE & DINE — Get ready for the first ever Bangkok Bar Show. Taking place at Lhong 1919 — though the opening night will be held at one of our favourite speakeasies #FindThePhotobooth — expect two days of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Brands will be showcasing their products and signature drinks, and there will even be three seminars taking place by international bartenders.

THB200 for early bird tickets, regular tickets at THB300 (comes with one complimentary drink at any booth). 11am-6pm, June 28 – 30, 2019. To get your tickets or find out more, visit the official Facebook page

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