With the countdown just around the corner, it’s a good time to think not only about where you want to be on the most-awaited holiday of the year, but also how you want to spend the remainder of it. Luckily for us, this week is packed with chances to end 2018 on a positive note of sharing and caring, with eco-festivals and charity dinners taking place all across the city.
Invite your friends for a day of eco-conscious activities and donation at Emporium’s ‘Let’s Give Good’ festival, or get a dose of delicious street food and love for mother nature living at Park Ventures eco-themed festival Airy Ventures. In the gourmet scene, Issaya Siamese Club’s ‘Childhood Memories Chefs Charity’ lets you fine-dine for a good cause, with a dinner by some of the best chefs in Bangkok. Without further ado, scroll to see your plans for the week!
WINE & DINE — Issaya Siamese Club’s special charity dinner sees a collab with Bangkok’s top chefs—cue Le Normandie’s Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, Upstairs Mikkeller’s Dan Bark and Issaya’s very own Ian Pongtawant Chalermkittichai. Proceeds go to Chiang Mai based Child’s Dream Foundation.
THB9,500 per person (includes wine). 6:30-10:30pm, December 18. Issaya Siamese Club. Reserve your seats or find out more at 0 2672 9040, or email [email protected].
WINE & DINE — Calling all burger enthusiasts! For one night only, Jason Lang and Chet Adkins are bringing their burgers for a pop up at Smalls. Expect the juiciest, most flavourful numbers from the Steakburger to the Triple Double. Relish in some of the best burgers in town, along with cold drinks from Smalls.
7pm-1am, December 19. Smalls. For more information, visit the official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Principal of the Southeast Asia Movie Theatre Project Philip Jablon will be giving a virtual tour of vintage stand-alone movie theatres found in Thailand, Burma and Laos. The presentation explores the rich architecture and heritage of movie theatres across the region, and will also be followed by a one time screening of Thai social realist drama ‘The Angel of Bar 21’ (1978).
THB300. 7-10:30pm, December 20. Bangkok Screening Room. For more information, visit the official Facebook event page.
WINE & DINE — Eco-conscious gourmets, this one’s for you. Park Ventures Ecoplex is hosting an eco-themed festival, featuring some of the best street food in town. All the vendor booths are curated to draw attention to issues surrounding the environment. Don’t forget to try the waffle-dogs from Uncle Boss, or a serving of gyozas topped with melted cheese.
4-11pm, December 17 — 21. For more information, visit the official Facebook event post.
WINE & DINE —Saladaeng 1’s greenhouse-esque venue is ringing in its fourth anniversary. Expect top pop culture hits, festivities and best-selling dishes on their menu. Go for the good food, and stay for the music line-up. Also, free flow alcohol from 7pm until stocks run out.
ART & CULTURE — If you’re a fan of outdoor movie screenings, don’t miss this. The RCB Film Club and Documentary Club present an evening of documentary films, food and drinks on the rooftop of River City Bangkok. Wind down by the river and enjoy screenings ‘Once Upon A Forest’ (in French with English and Thai subtitles), as well as the first ever screening of ‘Breaking Habits’ in Thailand.
THB250. 6:30pm onwards, December 22. River City Bangkok. Find out more here.
ART & CULTURE — End your year on a positive do-good note at Emporium’s latest festival. Centered around supporting the less fortunate and saving mother nature, Let’s Live Good sees Emporium’s ground floor filled with fun activities centered around charity, waste reduction and eco-friendly activities.
December 6 — January 2. Emporium Department Store. Find out more at emporium.co.th.