The best things to do in Bangkok this week, including an exhibition on the art of healing, and an outdoor feast in Nonthaburi.
This week is proving to be rather eventful, with Thai Mother’s Day taking place and a public holiday along with it. On the events front, there’s much to keep us occupied. While the art scene is buzzing as usual, there’s a concert by RBSO, and Sweet Poppy has joined hands with Eat Me for what is set to be the ultimate party — complete, of course, with barbecue, live jazz, and drinks.
The Queen Mother Concert
ART & CULTURE — Celebrating the auspicious occasion of the birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra is hosting a special concert, conducted by Vanich Potavanich, and featuring iconic Thai cellist Apichai Leamthong. Expect an exceptional repertoire of classics, ranging from Borodin’s Prince Igor Overture, to the Cello Concert No. 1 in C major by Haydn, and Pictures at an Exhibitionby Mussorgsky — orchestrated by Ravel.
THB300, THB700, THB900, THB1,200, THB1,500. 7:30pm onwards, Saturday August 15, 2020. Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center. To get your tickets or find out more, visit thaiticketmajor.com.
A Day on the Green
WINE & DINE — If you’re looking for the perfect way to while away the weekend, here’s one for you. Sweet Poppy will be hosting an amazing barbecue party in their lush garden settings. Great outdoor vibes, live music, and drinks aside, they’re partnering with Eat Me for what promises to be a day of fun and great food. Expect new dishes from the Moohanakorn menu by Tim Butler and the Eat Me team, and live performances by the likes of Boom The Voice Thailand, and Stuart Hawkins and his Jazz ensemble. There will, of course, be draft beers, cocktails, wine and more. With Covid-19 safety restrictions in place, seating is limited, so book your seats soon!
August 15, 2020. Sweet Poppy. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2005 5206, or visit Sweet Poppy’s Official Facebook Page.
ART & CULTURE — An art exhibition by Watcharapong Khunart and Akaraphon Phiphatpokaphol, Stuff Matters focuses on expired objects and materials, exploring how things are stored and thrown away over a lifetime and delving deep into “the existence of things”. Various elements and objects left in a ome, for instance, are used to provide visual representations of the family relationships, thoughts, and changing bonds that affected them, while sacred objects are given new meaning through art.
10am-6pm, Tuesday – Sunday. Until August 30, 2020. Kalwit Studio & Gallery. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
The Process of Healing
ART & CULTURE — A solo art exhibition by Lapinee “Nadia” Busayasakul, The Process of Healing expresses the artist’s journey of overcoming loneliness and sadness through art, animals, and nature. Encompassing a series of exquisite fine art paintings, elements in each work serve to negate negative emotions, and provide a sense of unity and understanding to those going through hard times.
11am-7pm, Tuesday – Sunday. Until August 31, 2020. 333 Anywhere, Warehouse 30. To find out more, visit the Official Facebook Event Page.