The best things to do this week, including industry night at Hemmingway’s and a virtual reality flower festival.
Bangkok seems to have fully bounced back from our short period of lockdown, as the city makes a swift return to days of drinking, dining, and celebration. As we enter yet a new week, we round up some of the most exciting events to catch in town, including a special industry night for the hospitality family, as well as the third anniversary of The Athenee Hotel, and a virtual reality flower festival. Scroll to see your plans!
Hospitality Industry Night
WINE & DINE — Following a theme of “mi casa es su casa”, or “my house is your house”, Hospitality Industry Night is a series of weekly events that take place on Monday, aimed at offering a space for all hospitality industry members and friends to meet, drink, and be merry. Expect weekly promotions, great guest bartenders, and exciting discounts ranging from THB99 house pour spirits, and awesome 20% off all food.
7pm onwards, October 5, 2020. Hemingway’s Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2653 3900, or visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel Bangkok 3rd Anniversary
WINE & DINE — The Athenee Hotel Bangkok celebrates its third year since becoming a Luxury Collection Hotel. Taking place on October 6, 2020, the hotel is celebrating by offering a lunch set for THB610, inclusive of dishes from three specially selected restaurants on the third floor. You can also opt instead to receive three drinks, to enjoy with snacks from The Glaz Bar.
THB610 per set. 12-2:30pm for lunch, 6-10pm for drinks, October 6, 2020. The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2650 8800, or visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Wine & Cheese Masterclass at Sofitel Sukhumvit
WINE & DINE — The Wine Boutique at the Sofitel Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel will be presenting a Wine & Cheese Masterclass. This event is billed as an immersive wine and cheese masterclass where guests will be able to taste five labels from Valentine Wines, showcasing their newest produce, delightfully paired with a premium fine cheese selection and five unique small bite offerings. The event is part of the hotel’s two-month long Sofitel Wine Days celebration, which runs until October 31, 2020. Embodying the Sofitel’s role as the global ambassador of French style and art-de-vivre, this annual programme sees Sofitel hotels around the world pay tribute to wine and French culinary heritage through unique experiences and wine-focused exclusive events.
THB1,190++ per person. 7-9pm, October 9, 2020. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit sofitel-bangkok-sukhumvit.com.
3rd Anniversary of ‘Mustache Takeover’
ART & CULTURE — Spectrum Lounge and Bar – on the 29th floor of the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit hotel – plays host to the 3rd edition of the All-White themed House and Techno music event entitled ‘Mustache Takeover’. The party promises to keep going strong till late with a stellar DJ line-up that includes Alex Fischer, Fred Canal, Lazykay, and a very special secret guest who’s legendary to the house music community. Tickets include one selected drink and entrance to the after-party at Mustache Bangkok. Enjoy some truly innovate beats, plus a breathtaking view of Bangkok’s skyline. Age limit for this event is 20 years old and above.
Pak Klong Talad Strike Back
ART & CULTURE — Wander into a flower field with no actual flowers, through this stunning flower festival created using cutting-edge Augmented Reality. Creating a virtual world, the event relies on modern technology to help encourage people to appreciate the beauty of flowers and support the vendors of Bangkok’s iconic flower market.
Until October 11, 2020. Pak Klong Talad. To find out more, visit FB @manuspakkhlong.
100 Tonson Gallery Reopens as 100 Tonson Foundation
ART & CULTURE — Although 100 Tonson Gallery has remained closed since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, it is set to reopen this weekend – under the name 100 Tonson Foundation – with a new installation by Pinaree Sanpitak, a well-known artist whose paintings, sculptures, large-scale installations, and participatory projects have enriched and inspired Thailand’s art sphere for more than three decades. Curated by Kittima Chareeprasit, the show is entitled House Calls, and it portrays our collective experience under the great pandemic. It explores home as a quiet poetry, which may be disrupted suddenly as calm comes and goes, capturing the uncertainty of everyday existence. Those who arrive at 3pm can take part in the artist and curator walkthrough, conducted in both Thai and English.
October 10 – 11, 2020. 100 Tonson Foundation. To find out more, visit FB @100tonsonfoundation.