In this week’s list of things to do, we see the comeback of many of our favourite annual events. From Thailand’s biggest eco-friendly music festival to the artsy vibes of Chiang Mai Design Week, there’s a lot to look forward to… Outside of Bangkok. Get your bags ready to head out of town—just in time to get your wanderlust back on before the holiday season.
If you’re going to Wonderfruit, be sure not to miss the world’s largest experiment in empathy engineering. If you can’t fit a trip into your busy schedule, or feel like staying in the city, there’s also plenty happening in Bangkok to keep you entertained. Check out renowned Chinese photographer Luo Yang’s exhibition in Woof Pack, or pop by for a concert at the Thailand Cultural Center. Scroll down to see your plans this week!
ART & CULTURE — TCDC’s Chiang Mai Design Week makes a return in key cultural and arts districts across the city. This year’s event is joined by over 500 local creators, as well as guests from more than ten countries worldwide. Under the theme ‘Keep Refining’, expect a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops, cool markets, as well as fun parties and events.
December 8 – 16, 2018. Various venues in Chiang Mai. For more information, visit chiangmaidesignweek.com.
NEWS & EVENTS — Thailand’s largest eco-friendly music festival is back! Spanning four days of arts, music and ideas, the festival is famed for its underlying concept of sustainability. This year’s highlights include the world’s largest experiment in empathy engineering. Ditch your plastic straws—maybe for good!—and get ready for a weekend of conscientious cool.
THB6,500. December 13 – 16. Pattaya. For more information, or to get your tickets, visit wonderfruit.co/tickets/.
ART & CULTURE — A 10-year retrospective of Chinese photographer Luo Yang’s work will be exhibited in two venues in Bangkok. Shot on film, they are raw, unstaged and intimate portraits of Chinese women Yang has met in her private life, and explore the concept of femininity in modern China. Luo Yang will hold a talk on December 12 at Woof Pack, Saladaeng.
December 10 – 22 at RDX Offsite. December 12 – December 22, Woof Pack. woofpackbangkok.com.
NEWS & EVENTS — The Jim Thompson Farm Tour returns. Following the theme ‘Zap Nua Huamuan — Happy Flavours’, head over to the agro-cultural tourism destination to experience the sustainable conservation of Isan heritage. Delicious Isan food and fun activities aside, there will also be two art installations by Pinnaree Sanpitak.
THB180. December 8 – January 6, 2019. The Jim Thompson Farm. For more information, visit jimthompsonfarm.com.
ART & CULTURE — Pianist Poom Prommachart joins the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra as a guest soloist, under the baton of conductor Charles Olivieri-Munroe. Expect classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, and a rendition of A Night on the Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky.
ART & CULTURE — Part of Opera Siam’s 18th season, Thai stars behind the Thai edition of multiple disney film songs join forces with Siam Sinfonietta for concert. Expect appearances by artists such as Gam the Star, conducted by Somtow Sucharitkul and Trisdee na Patalung. Costumes are encouraged!
THB3,000. 4pm, December 16. Thailand Cultural Center. For more information, visit the official Facebook Page.