Prestige Planner: Best Things To Do This Week

It’s the end of January, and the wrath of PM2.5 has not ceased. Thankfully, this week’s list of ‘best things to do’ sees an array of exciting indoor events, meaning you don’t necessarily need to brave the smog in order to have a good time.

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In the fine-dining scene, we see two enticing pop-up events, both featuring guest chefs from renowned Michelin-starred establishments. Chef Thierry Drapeau brings his flavourful French plates to La Vie, whilst over at Le Normandie we see two two-Michelin-starred establishments join hands for an exquisite Four Hands Lunch & Dinner.

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In the art scene, Sundae Kids showcases their endearing illustrations in an exhibition at the ever-chic Yelo House. We also see British photojournalist Yvan Cohen’s first ever showcase in Bangkok, with an exhibition centered around Chinatown. If — dust in the air or not — you’re still an outdoors person through and through, Goethe-Institut is back with its nightly screenings of German classics under the stars. While there is, as usual, plenty to catch in Bangkok city, health should definitely always be a priority — keep your filter masks on!

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Chef Thierry Drapeau at La Vie

WINE & DINE — For three days only, La Vie welcomes visiting master chef Thierry Drapeau from France. Known for his two-michelin-starred establishment, the chef describes his style as “cuisine of the soil” — authentic jus-based, flavourful dishes using local produce.
THB8,750 per person (includes wine pairing). THB6,750 for food only. 7pm onwards, January 30 – February 1. La Vie restaurant, Vie Hotel Bangkok Mgallery By Sofitel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 08 3820 4224. viehotelbangkok.com.

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Four Hands Lunch & Dinner

WINE & DINE — Le Normandie will be hosting a four hands dinner between chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier and guest chef Koji Shimomura. Flying in directly from his two-Michelin-starred establishment Edition Koji Shimomura in Tokyo, expect classic French, made with the very best seafood from Japan. Lunch is six courses, while dinner comes with eight.

THB4,500 per person for lunch (additional THB2,400 for wine pairing). THB9,200 per person for dinner (additional THB5,400 for wine pairing). January 30 – February 2. Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Hotel. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2659 9000 ext. 7399. mandarinoriental.com.

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Chinatown by Yvan Cohen

ART & CULTURE — Having practiced photojournalism for over three decades, British photographer Yvan Cohen’s work has graced an array of international publications. He will showcase his photography for the very first time in Bangkok with an exhibition at River City Bangkok. An exclusive talk will be held on February 2, 2pm onwards.

February 1 – March 31, 2019. RCB Photographers’ Gallery, River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit rivercitybangkok.com.

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This is for you: an exhibition by Sundae Kids

ART & CULTURE — Known for endearingly cartoon-like illustrations, Sundae Kids will be holding an exhibition at Yelo House. Titled ‘This is for you’, the exhibition is centered around special feelings, stories and memories. During the exhibition, be sure not to miss the activities and special events, including a portrait drawing session by Sundae Kids. Their work, ranging from comics to graphic novels and even animations, will also be on display.

11am – 8pm, February 1 – March 3 (closed on Tuesdays). Yelo House. To find out more, visit the official Facebook events page

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Open Air Kino 2019

ART & CULTURE — For those who are confident in their filter masks, and looking to add a bit of outdoors pre-Valentines romance into their week, Goethe-Institut Thailand is back with its “cinema under the stars”. Expect screenings of classic German cinema, in the garden of Goethe-Institut every Tuesday evening.

7:30pm, every Tuesday (except February 19) until March 5. Goethe-Institut Thailand. To find out more, visit the official Facebook events page