It’s Monday morning — the time for coffee, getting back on the grind, and perhaps taking a couple of minutes to look up what to do in Thailand this week. If you’re looking to make plans, we — as usual — have you covered, with our weekly roundup of the very best events taking place Monday through till Sunday.

The local drinks scene has been pretty active over the past few months, and this week is really no exception — enter Thailand Rum Cocktail Week, which sees a celebration of the spirit in over five cities across the country. There’s also quite a significant amount of excitement to look forward to in the art industry.Something to look out for is an exhibition over at ATT 19, where the gallery has offered space to students under the International Program of Design and Architecture (INDA) in Chulalongkorn University to curate an exhibition on the surrounding Chinatown area. While we definitely enjoy the recent developments in the local art scene, it is always promising when younger generations of creatives are given the opportunity to explore and showcase their work. 

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See what we were up to last week here: Best Things to Do this Week (July 1 – 7)

ART & CULTURE — Hosted by Goethe-Institut Thailand and Singha Corporation, German Film Week sees the screening of a diverse selection of films in German, spread across eight different venues around town. Go cinema-hopping from Bangkok Screening Room, to the Documentary Film Club in Warehouse 30 and more for a one-of-a-kind journey of film and discovery. Title-wise, expect award-winning films that have been shown at festivals all across the world, including the likes of Der Junge muss an de frische Luft, to Egon Schiele: Death and the Maidnen. These films promise to offer a lasting impression, as well as deeper insight into the deep history of German culture.

THB100 (free admission at Goethe-Institut and Changchui Creative Park). 9pm onwards, July 8 – 14, 2019. To get your tickets or find out more about German Film Week, visit the official Facebook event page.

WINE & DINE — The past few months have been pretty exciting for the local drinks scene, with one event taking place after another. The one we’re all eyeing this particular week is none other than Thailand Rum Cocktail Week — an exciting celebration of spirits that extends beyond just the capitol city alone, to five participating cities across the country. Including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Samui, Phuket and Krabi, expect to indulge in an impressive array of signature rum-based cocktails, especially made by international and local talents at the country’s very best bars. 

July 8 – 15, 2019. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

ART & CULTURE — In an effort to promote the future of design in Thailand, ATT 19 has offered space to students of the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) of Chulalongkorn University, where they have curated an exhibition that explores the idea of Chinatown. Aptly titled The Chinatown Effect, the exhibition showcases how Chinatowns in different countries — despite the generalised definition — often have little to do with China, but rather have a lot in common with each other. 

Until July 29, 2019. ATT 19. To find out more about The Chinatown Effect, visit the official Facebook event page.

ART & CULTURE — An exhibition by Sakuya Aoyaki, Evil of Gender explores the issue of gender equality. Through the exhibition, viewers are shown how despite an increase in technological advancements, prejudice and inequality are still very much prevalent in society today — be it amongst genders, or the LGBT community. The exhibition also expresses the power of individual gender identities, and how they can be viewed as equals.

Until August 4, 2019. Chang Chui Gallery. To find out more about the exhibition, visit the official Facebook event page.

ART & CULTURE — Stemming from the idea of combining art with daily life, Den is a collaborative effort between Mingmantic Sulaiman, Chanikarn Thabthim and Tan-khwan Songpanich, who have joined hands to create art pieces that are both approachable and enjoyable. The artwork creates what is dubbed as a “den”, which refers to the part of the house that is most comfortable. Elements like a book shelf, a red armchair, and trinkets full of stories give the space a sense of warmth, security, and friendliness. It draws to light the existence of the ‘den’ — where one goes when looking to pursue an activity in private, or go when they want to unwind and be alone.

Until August 18, 2019. The Jam Factory Gallery. To find out more about the exhibition, visit the official Facebook event page.