Another week, another COVID-19 update. While such a reality can come across rather frightening, let us not get too caught up in panic, but rather take this time in remaining vigilant in keeping ourselves safe, hygienic, and healthy — as well as, of course, playing our part in preventing the spread by being disciplined in our use of face masks and hand sanitisers when necessary. Events-wise, though the city has been quieter these past months, naturally, things never really stop in Bangkok city.

Top on our list is the return of the city’s coolest, and most highly-anticipated food fest — that’s right, Mad Face Food Week 2020 is here! With a little something for everyone, perhaps this is exactly the kind of exuberant fun we need to cheer us up. Also on the list are several art exhibitions, along with yet another wedding festival for those planning to tie the knot soon. Scroll to see your plans!

WINE & DINE — Guess what, Bangkok’s coolest food fest, aka Mad Face Food Week, is back! For 2020, the theme is ‘Last Meal on Earth’, and with COVID19 on the rise — not to mention PM2.5 still at large — the theme is cheekily rather fitting. Taking place once again at Sermsuk Warehouse, expect to indulge away till midnight on some of the city’s best delicacies. Whether you’re looking for sweet and sauce-laden, or some salty, soupy and deep-fried goodness, or perhaps the ideal acai bowl, there’s something for everyone here — 50 different vendors, to be exact, each serving their version of the best doom’s day dish. Definitely one you don’t want to miss this week!

THB100 (comes with a free drink) for entry. March 13 – 15, 2020. Sermsuk Warehouse. To get your tickets or find out more, visit madfacefoodweek.com.

NEWS & EVENTS — When it comes to happily ever afters, few things beat tying the knot by the beach. Knowing this, Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort will be hosting their Sabuy Wedding Festival 2020 at the Royal Paragon Hall, offering insight on the options they have available for celebrating your big day. From Western to Asian religious ceremonies, as well as the traditional Thai engagement and water pouring ceremony, there’s something here to help all love birds plan their enchanting day. As an additional highlight, those who book wedding packages during the festival will also receive a complimentary one-night stay at the hotel’s Club InterContinental Hua Hin Suite, along with 10% off the packages and more.

10am – 7pm March 14 – 15, 2020. Royal paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. To find out more, call 0 3261 6999.

ART & CULTURE — Gathering photographs shot over the past five years on a large format Linholf film camera, this exhibition captures Bangkok’s fragile beauty, its rich heritage, and a faded charm that could disappear for good under the rapid urban development. Through exquisite images that portray everything from the Old Customs House on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, to the teeming alleyways of Chinatown, and the city’s sleepy canals, there is much in store to enchant and fascinate the audience.

March 13 – April 30, 2020. RCB Photographers’ Gallery, River City Bangkok. To find out more, visitrivercitybangkok.com.

WINE & DINE — French winemaker Benoit Trocard from French winery Vignobles Jean-Louis Trocard will be visiting Bangkok for an exclusive wine tasting and dinner at the highly-exclusive Chakrabongse Villas, in this special event hosted by the Napaphan Wine Cellar. Limited to only 30 seats, expect an evening that goes over the fascinating history of the unique royal place, followed by sparkling wine and sunsets, along with a delectable set menu paired with fine French wines. 

THB4,500 per person. 5:30-9pm, March 14, 2020. Chakrabongse Villas. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.