Just like that, we’ve entered yet another month! While March 8 — which falls on this Sunday — is International Women’s Day, the entire month of March is often thought of as Women’s History Month 2020 — and the pursuit of gender equality really should happen, well, every day of the year. As we gather to celebrate females and their various achievements in the socio-economic, cultural, and political spheres, we have a few stories related to acknowledging the success of our fellow women — from female-centric art exhibitions, to Bangkok’s best female chefs to keep an eye out for.

Events-wise, Bangkok is experiencing a bit of a quiet spell, mostly due to the COVID-19 health scare. As we take this newly-gained free time to perhaps fit in some needed R&R, let’s not forget also to stay vigilant in keeping ourselves safe, hygienic, and healthy.

ART & CULTURE — RBSO is back with yet another concert to eye this month — featuring Belgian conductor Michel Tilkin and pianist Poom Prommachart. Expect an evening of rousing modern classics entitled ‘Fanfares for Nobility and Dignity’, falling under RBSO’s International Celebration 2020 series. Program-wise, the repertoire is an exciting one, featuring Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a trio of Gershwin’s jazz classics (namely Embraceable You, The Man I Love, and I Got Rhythm), and Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

THB300 – THB1,500. 8pm onwards, March 2, 2020. Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

WEDDINGS — February might be over, but that doesn’t mean that love should leave the air. Keeping the Valentine’s spirit going, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit will be hosting its Wedding Fair. Catered for couples looking to plan their perfect “special day”, expect to be guided through a thrilling journey of options for the next chapter of your life. The hotel has teamed up wedding partner and organiser to offer everything from a display of stunning wedding costumes, to photographer services — all of which ensure your big day goes seamlessly. Those at the wedding fair will also receive some delightful offers and benefits, including a complimentary Deluxe Room (with breakfast for two!), a 50% discount on an after-party, and more.

10am – 7pm, March 7 – 8, 2020. Residence Lounge, 2nd Floor, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2797 0000, or visit marriott.com.

NEWS & EVENTS — One of Thailand’s most bu zzing festivals, Kolour in the Park is not only about gathering to enjoy some great music, but is also a celebration of inclusivity. With three separate stages, expect a range of performances featuring live vocals, high energy dance beats, and live bands. As always, the lineup is one to eye, featuring names such as Black Coffee and vocalist Sabrina Claudio, Oddisee and more.

THB1,700 – THB2,100 (THB2,900 – THB3,900 for VIP tickets). Thai Wake Park Lumlukka (Pathum Thani). To get your tickets or find out more, visit kolourinthepark.com.

ART & CULTURE — Displaying the work of twelve young photographers, hailing from eight South-East Asian countries, We Will Have Been Young offers a socio-cultural kaleidoscope of the lives of young people, against a vibrant backdrop of economic progress and globalisation. The project was the result of a workshop that was held in Penang, Malaysia, where these photographers gathered to be mentored by German photographers Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse of the photographers’ agency Ostkreuz. The workshop was initiated as a means to enable young photographers from the area to work together on tackling important topics and issues, resulting in a rather fascinating growth experience for the twelve participants, and an exhibition that is as thought-provoking as it is attention-grabbing.

Until March 20, 2020. RCB Galleria 3, River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit rivercitybangkok.com.