Friday, 13 November
THEATRE: The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World
Shaun Prendergast’s gripping drama makes its Bangkok premiere this Friday, telling the story of a blind Mexican woman with a disfiguring medical condition who was sold as a child to be exhibited in freak shows across the globe. It is a multisensory production in which viewers must be blindfolded at all times. Tickets are 500 B.
Spark, Jasmine Tower Floor 2, Sukhumvit Soi 23 - 091 070 6597
THEATRE: BTF Selected Performance
As part of the Bangkok Theatre Festival 2015, enjoy four selected performances at the BACC. Works include “The Settlers” by the Homemade Puppet Group, “Psalm & Untitled” by Sonoko Prow, Naiyaporn Channiwes and Sasapin Sirivanij, “ME” by Ronnarong Khampha and “This Empty World Masks Play” by Nikorn Sae Tang Theatre 8X8. Tickets start from 500 B.
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BTS National Stadium) - 02 214 6639
MUSIC: Jazz in the Park
Whether you’re a long-time jazz lover or brand new to the genre, you’re sure to find pleasure in Thang Long’s jazz night. Enjoy live music and the bar’s signature cocktails. Entrance is free.
Thang Long Bar & Restaurant, 82/5 Soi Lang Suan - 02 251 3504
DANCE: Isan Dancehall: Far Out / Far East Sound System Culture
Hosted by DJ Maft Sai (ZudRangMa Records), Studio Lam dedicates a night to dancehall music from Africa to Asia. Special guests DJ Dangdut Banget, DJ Paul Unglo and DJ Oro will bring the dedicated dance beats from across the globe.
Studio Lam, Sukhumvit Soi 51 - 02 261 6661
NIGHTLIFE: Absolut Dudesweet: DS13th Anniversary “The Dudesweet Country”
Celebrate the 13th anniversary of Bangkok’s longest-standing indie night Dudesweet with the theme “The Dudesweet Country.” Guests are expected to adhere to “The Traveler” dress code to get down to the sounds of DJ Goodenough, DJ Badnews and Slur + Fukkig Hero. Tickets are 400 B and include one drink.
Whiteline, Silom Soi 8 - 087 061 1117
Saturday, 14 November
ART: Absurd Aesthetics
Check out the opening reception of Anon Pairot’s “Absurd Aesthetics” exhibition this Saturday at 6pm. The young artist and designer explores the essence of absurdity through his own inner reality. Entrance is free.
Numthong Gallery, Phahonyothin Soi 7 - 02 617 2794
WORKSHOP: Correct Posture or Physical Torture Workshop
Yoga practitioner Raj Palsingh shares the benefits of good posture in this physically, mentally and professionally empowering workshop. You will learn a spine movement technique to keep your back flexible, steps towards your ideal posture and the tools to bring a sense of calm and peace to any situation. Tickets are 800 B.
Theo, Sukhumvit Soi 20 - 081 995 5737
NIGHTLIFE: 10 Years of Glow - Anniversary Weekend
Join in the celebration of Glow’s 10-year anniversary all weekend long. Friday’s lineup offers the likes of Sunju Hargun, Felix Moreno, Dan Buri, Coran and Wintux, while Saturday keeps the party going with Boris Rubin, Superstar Panda, The Outsider, Mendy Indigo and Dogs on the Turns. Tickets are 350 B both nights.
Glow, Sukhumvit Soi 23 - 086 614 3355
NIGHTLIFE: Unda: 747 EP 002 Release Party
Dope As Funk presents the release party of music lyricist and producer Unda’s second EP. With support from 93 Flow, Pyra, Boakye 222 and Burnspit, it’s sure to be a great night full of live music. Entrance is free.
Grease, Sukhumvit Soi 49 - 02 662 6120
Sunday, 15 November
MARATHON: Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon 2015
Cheer on the runners of the 2015 Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon this Sunday starting from Sanam Chai Road in front of the Royal Palace. The race is popular among Thai and foreign runners and has been going on for the past 28 years.
BLOCK PARTY: Street Theater Block Party @ TheSpot
Get ready for a street block party like no other with krumping, spoken word and live painting. DJ Rory Breaker-Morant will get buck with a live krump session, while artist Stylo puts paint on the canvas. Then catch the poetry of Lyrical Lunacy’s finest.
Gateway Ekkamai (BTS Ekkamai)
MEETUP: Bangkok Noir Authors - Host International Crime Authors Meetup
Join Christopher G. Moore and Detective Beyond Border’s organizer Peter Rozovsky in this inaugural meetup to discuss trends in international noir mystery novels. They’ll also touch on how Southeast Asia-based writers fit into this community. Enjoy entertainment by Music From the Heart Band afterwards.
Check Inn 99 (BTS Nana) - 02 252 6706
FOOD: BeatGarden - World Food Court at LIVE
Don’t miss the launch of the World Food Court at BeatGarden, Live RCA’s outdoor terrace. This new weekly concept will feature exciting international food from all over Bangkok every Sunday.
Live RCA, RCA (Rama 9 side) - 086 860 0808