Looking for things to do in Bangkok this week? The dining scene is experiencing a surge of conscientious, farm-to-table trends. Whether you’re enjoying vegetarian delicacies at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, supporting local fishermen at Taan, or taking Haoma’s sustainable route to fine-dining, being aware of what you consume and your impact on the environment can go a long way in making a positive difference.
In other news, be sure not to miss exhibitions from the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 and more. With so much happening, we’ve compiled a list of things to do in Bangkok. Scroll to see your plans this week!
ART & CULTURE — As part of the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Thai actress and director Dujdao Vadhanapakorn presents ‘Afterlight’—a performance, light installation and video art. Expect a grippingly powerful performance that presents a search for “trails of bliss” through art and architecture.
Solo performances: 12-7pm, till December 2. Group performances: 7-7:40pm. Live video installations: 12-7pm, till February 3. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. bkkartbiennale.com
WINE & DINE — Fisherfolk organisation’s representative chefs Saowalak Pratumtong and Chatjaporn Loyplew join executive chef Monthep Kamolsilp at Taan restaurant to prepare a nine-course menu, in support of small-scale fishermen. Expect Southern Thai delicacies inspired by stories of the fishermen, and front-row city views.
2,500 baht per person. 6-11pm, November 28. Taan Bangkok at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok. Reserve your seats at 06 5328 7374. taanbangkok.com
WINE & DINE — Haoma’s chef and co-owner Deepanka Khosla and chef Antony Scholtmeyer curate a dinner, with ingredients sourced directly from Haoma’s on-site urban farm and partnering farms in Chiang Mai. Expect French-Japanese dishes, and Chef DK’s progressive urban farm style. Only 40 seats available, so be sure to book your reservations fast!
5,000++ baht per person (includes wine pairing). 10pm, November 28. Haoma. Reserve your seats at 09 3014 3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Official Facebook event page.
WINE & DINE — Siam Kempinski Bangkok Hotel presents an al fresco vegetarian Chef’s Table at michelin-starred Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Enjoy Chef Henrik’s take on vegetarian fine dining—paired, of course, with fine wines—as well as live cookery demonstrations by the chef himself. Each dinner is limited to only 12 guests!
3,800++ baht per person (includes wine pairing). November 29 – 30. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Bangkok Hotel. Reserve your seats at 0 2162 9000 or email@example.com. Official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Part of the International Dance Festival 2018, the Triple Bill 1 performance explores topics such as truth, belief and unfairness through gripping dance choreography. Featuring ‘Two Doors Down’ by award-winning South Korean choreographer Park Nahoon, ‘Amidst’ by Thai Vararom Tavivoradilok and ‘Cloudburst’, by Fauzi Amirudin from Malaysia.
1,800 baht. 7:30pm, November 29. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmelon.com.
ART & CULTURE — An exhibition curated by Charnchai Siriwittayacharoen, featuring both renowned national artists and rising stars. Keep an eye out for sketches of the Pumin Temple by Fua Haripitak, crayon work by Angkarn Kalayanapong and award-winning sketches by Suviraj Taotong among many others names in the local art scene.
Until November 30. Contemporary Art floor in the River City Bangkok. rivercitybangkok.com
WINE & DINE — The House on Sathorn’s Guest Chef Series is back, featuring celebrity chef Mads Refslund—co-founder of two michelin starred NOMA in Copenhagen—and chef Fatih Tutak. Expect twelve courses—six each—paired with premium wines from Italian winemaker Allegrini.
5,900 baht (includes wine pairing). 7pm, November 30 – December 01. The Dining Room at The House on Sathorn. Reserve your seats at 0 2344 4025 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Official Facebook event page.
ART & CULTURE — Fans of theatre, save the date! Award-winning English theatre Peel the Limelight presents an arresting performance of ‘Death and the Maiden’ by Ariel Dorfman. Directed by Peter O’Neill, the play explores the fine line between vengeance and reconciliation in the aftermath of a totalitarian regime. Part of the proceeds will also be donated to cover basic needs of Nicaraguan refugees in Guatemala and Costa Rica.
700 baht. 8pm, every Friday and Saturday until December 1. Peel The Limelight Studio. Get tickets at peelthelimelight.com