The best events to attend in Bangkok this week, including the return of River City Bangkok’s film screenings, and the ninth edition of Sofitel Wine Days.
Just like that, the month of August is drawing to a close. For many, this has been a month of returns — returning to work, returning to our daily routines, and somewhat returning to a sense of normalcy. With things in Thailand back in full swing — albeit with safety measures still in place — there’s plenty to do in the big city, if you aren’t taking advantage of the local travel rates and staycation packages in store. From a fiery night of Sichuan fare, to the return of River City Bangkok’s film screenings, and an immersive celebration of wines, here are the best things to do in town this week.
Sichuan Night at Soul Food Mahanakorn
WINE & DINE — Lovers of Si Chuan spices are invited to a fiery one-night only gastronomy event, where Soul Food will be transformed into a classic Sichuan snack bar. Chef Jarrett Wrisley — inspired by a longing for his past days spent lazing away in Chengdu teahouses — will be cooking up some of his favourite Sichuan snacks. Visitors can expect a la carte servings that range from Lanziji to Dan Dan noodles, all enjoyed with glasses of refreshing natural wines from Wine Garage, or even craft beers from Beervana. If you’re more of a cocktail person, fret not — there’s a plentiful selection by the team at Bootleggers Trading.
5pm-midnight, August 28, 2020. Soul Food Mahanakorn. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2714 7708, or visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
RCB Film Club: Hutsulka Ksenya
ART & CULTURE — Film connoisseurs can rejoice, as the monthly RCB Film Club series is back. Taking place in the RCB Forum room, film buffs can enjoy a private screening of Hutsulka Ksenya (The Legend of Hutsulka Ksenya), a memorable movie from Ukraine that offers an engaging blend of romance, comedy, musical, history, folklore, and allegory. The film follows the tale of a free-spirited young girl, Ksenya, who lives in a village in the Carpathian Mountains. She enters a Ukrainian-American family which includes young Yaro, who will inherit one million dollars from his late father if he marries a local girl who has the “true Ukrainian spirit”. The film has received the Grand Prix at the Atami International Film Festival in Japan, and will be introduced by Ukraine Ambassador H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, who will also be hosting a reception after the screening.
Andy Warhol Pop Art Creative Portrait Painting Class
ART & CULTURE — If you’re still not over the Andy Warhol craze from River City Bangkok’s latest exhibition, why not take part in this creative art class, and have a go at creating your own pop art masterpiece. Limited to a small group of four to ten people, the class lasts three hours, and will go over details about creating your own Andy Warhol style creative portrait using acrylic paints.
THB1,200 (includes all art supplies). 10:15am – 3pm, until August 30, 2020. River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Sofitel Wine Days
WINE & DINE — Embodying Sofitel’s role as a global ambassador of French style and art-de-vivre, the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel has just kicked off its two-month long celebration of fine wines, with the launch of Sofitel Wine Days. Marking the program’s ninth edition, the annual event sees Sofitel hotels all across the globe pay tribute to wine and French culinary heritage, through unique experiences and exclusive events — all with a focus on vinos, of course. The premier event takes place this week, and will feature a lavish wine dinner of four immersive courses, paired with wines that showcase the best of Malbec, produced in Argentina’s La Mascota Vineyard.
THB2,490++. 7-10:30pm, August 27, 2020. Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit sofitel-bangkok-sukhumvit.com.