In today’s social media dominated age, it’s easy to be in a state that is constantly “tuned in”. Restless, hyper-sensitive and always alert, it’s no wonder burnout has become such a real and pressing condition, and our tendency to glorify “hustling” only adds to the strain. Which is why we at Prestige find it so important to take a minute and focus on fulfilling our more abstract needs — to make sure that we are mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. 

Hence the theme of this week’s events, which revolve around unwinding through art, creativity, and self-discovery. Whether it’s by enjoying world-class performing arts at Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music, or attending an “energy collection session”, take some time this week to focus on yourself, and ask certain questions: Am I happy? Do I feel fulfilled? Is this adding to or pulling from my inner energies? Scroll on to see your plans this week!

WELLNESS — Following the success of Energy Diary 01, in which paintings were created with accompanying pieces of music to capture the spiritual “energy” of the moment, Note Panayanggool is back with Energy Diary 02. A solo exhibition curated in collaboration with Farmgroup, Note paints with her “emotional body instead of physical body.” She describes the experience as an energy collecting session, where audiences can expect the opportunity to create spiritual art.

THB5,000. Until Sepebemter 27, 2019. Warehouse 30. To get your tickets or find out more, visit eventbrite.com.

ART & CULTURE — A photographic series by Nanut Thanapornrapee, N01SE.jpg expresses the historiography of a CANON60D, by treating the noises that result on images as the primary focus of the image. Various techniques are implemented to record these little interferences, from using himself as a key manipulator, to removing himself completely, leaving only the relationship shared between the camera and the light.By appointment on Sunday. Until October 4, 2019. Sangnual lap, Charoenkrung 15. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

ART & CULTURE — An exhibition by Nattiwut Choomanowat, ‘The Art of Survival’ aims to portray how the truth can be expressed and perceived in positive ways. Through referencing historical stories, novels, and the artists’ own emotions, the artwork tells the story of Nattiwut as he lives in today’s current society, occasionally defining solutions, and sometimes leaving them open ended. Ultimately, the aim is to convey how there are no boundaries in creation, and that an artists’ work has no limitations.

September 14 – October 5, 2019. Number 1 Gallery, Silom Road. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

ART & CULTURE — Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music is back for its 21st edition, bringing to the city the most acclaimed international opera companies, ballet troupes, symphony orchestras, and more. This carefully curated festival, spanning over six weeks, promises world-class performances that range from the classics to the modern and contemporary. Selected highlights include: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, New York; the Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre from Russia; Chinese singer Li Yugang starring as ‘Lady Zhaojun’; and two ballets – Swan Lake and Cinderella – performed on ice by The Imperial Ice Stars, UK.

THB1,500 – THB5,000. September 11 – October 23, 2019. Thailand Cultural Centre. For a detailed schedule visit bangkokfestivals.com. To order tickets call Thai Ticket Major at 0 2262 3456, or visit thaiticketmajor.com.

NEWS & EVENTS — Heavily anticipated by musical lovers across the nation, is the arrival of ‘The Lion King’. Finally brought to Thailand by BEC-Tero, avid lovers of the theatre no longer need to travel too far to marvel at one of the most famous musicals in the world. Inspired by the classic Disney animation, expect striking performances of song and dance. 

THB1,500 – THB5,500 on weekdays, THB1,700 – THB5,700 on weekends. September 14 – October 13, 2019. Muangthai Ratchadalai Theatre. To get your tickets or find out more, visit thaiticketmajor.com, or visit the official Facebook event page