Nearing the second half of May, Bangkok never ceases to be anything short of exciting. While we’re finally beginning to see the hint of a breeze — thank goodness those forty degree days are behind us! — let’s not be too joyous too soon, as the nicer weather is definitely a short lived burst of relief before we go full-on monsoon. To make the most of that in-between gap when being outside feels just right, we’ve got a series of fun happenings in store to get you out and about! Among the list of best things to do this week is an exclusive bridal showcase, a film screening at River City Bangkok, and a two day event of international cultural performances at Iconsiam. Scroll to see your plans!
WINE & DINE — Over at Rossini’s, executive chef Gaetano Palumbo has created a selection of delectable dishes, to be enjoyed with Primosic wines from Collio in Italy’s northeast region. This week, Rossini’s is inviting diners to experience the special menu — paired, of course, with excellent Primosic wines — at a gourmet Primosic Wine Dinner event. Plates range from white asparagus and red prawns in beer mustard sauce, served with Primosic Murno Pinot Grigio Collio Friuli Venezia Giulia 2016, to a fascinating serving of white asparagus ice cream with black truffle and pollen, complemented by an Italian Martini.
THB3,950++ per person for the Primosic Wine Dinner (five courses with full wine pairing of six wines). May 20-26, 2019. Rossini’s, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2649 8364, or visit the official Facebook event page.
NEWS & EVENTS — Calling all locals, expats, tourists, or just book lovers in general. Bangkok’s renowned Neilson Hays Library is back with its semi-annual book sale! Over thousands of books from the largest collection of English titles in the city will be available for purchase, ranging from fiction to non-fiction, and even a selection of other languages. Funds from the sale will go towards raising funds for the landmark building, as well as its various educational and arts programs! If you however, like us, prefer your books fresh off the shelves of Kinokuniya, there are other ways you can participate in this week’s event of do-good. Those with unwanted books to contribute to the sale are invited to drop them off from Tuesday till the event, 8:30am-5pm.
May 25, 2019. Neilson Hays Library. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.
WEDDINGS — Your wedding can be one of the most difficult things to plan. A symbol of your “happily ever after”, you would want it to be perfect — so perfect that it’s hard to decide where to even begin. Couples looking to tie the knot this coming wedding season, here’s something to mark on your calendars! The Peninsula Bangkok will be holding an Exclusive Bridal Showcase, giving guests a complete overview of the hotel’s professional and one-stop wedding services, for a better understanding of what options are in store. From wedding dresses, to cakes, floral decorations and even a personal wedding butler, the comprehensive and premium choices available make The Peninsula an idea place to hold your nuptials. Couples at the event will also be amongst the first to lay eyes on the ‘Bridal Box’ — exclusively designed by Thai artist Phannapast Taychamaythakool, who has been commissioned by Gucci for several collections.
10am-6pm, May 25, 2019. The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok. To find out more or to make an appointment for the event, call 0 2020 2888, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS & EVENTS — River City Bangkok’s RCB Film Club is back with a second movie screening — The Chair of Happiness, a film that combines rollicking Italian comedy and a whodunnit sense of mystery that’ll keep you at the edge of your seats. Expect an array of vibrant characters that range from tattoo artist to spa therapist and even a psychic and greedy priest. English subs will be available!
May 25, 2019. RCB Forum, River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit rivercitybangkok.com.
ART & CULTURE — To express a deep gratitude towards the Thai Monarch, and celebrate the Royal Coronation ceremony, the Ministry of Culture and Iconsiam are joining hands to organise an International Cultural Performance at Iconsiam’s River Park. Taking place over two days, the festivities will see a grand assembly of cultural performances hailing from 11 different countries across the globe — including Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Expect a range of performances that go from the Chinese Guzheng, to India’s Ramayana, as well as a rendition of the Nani Topeng Losari Cirebon Mask Dance from Western Java, Indonesia. Thailand will be represented by the traditional Khon mask dance.
May 25 – 26, 2019. River Park, Iconsiam. To find out more, call 0 2495 7080, or visit iconsiam.com/en.
NEWS & EVETNS — We might be entering the rainy season, but there’s still some time to fit another pool party in before we switch to the indoor life! Over at So Sofitel Bangkok, expect eight hours of poolside chill, made all the better by special drink promotions and sick beats, against the backdrop of Lumpini Park! For those who are planning to take it with your squad, we recommend going all the way with the So Pool Party VIP Package, which will give you two bottles of premium vodka and sparkling wine, 20 mixers, 8 tickets, and even a fruit platter.
THB30,000 for the SO Pool Party VIP Package (8 tickets). THB600 per person (includes one drink). May 25, 2019. The Water Club, So Sofitel Bangkok. To get your tickets or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.