ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
Now – 8th January
@ Baan Tuek Art Centre
A painting exhibition by Yuwalee Jehko.
Now – 10th January
@ Baan Tuek Art Centre
An art exhibition featuring four young artists.
Now – 26th February
@ H Gallery Chiang Mai
085 021 5508
A photography exhibition showcasing two new series of photographs by Manit Sriwanichpoom.
FAIRS & FESTIVITIES
Now – 3rd January
WINTER FESTIVAL AT MUANG KAEN
@ Muang Kaen Phattana Municipality, Mae Teng District
A festival with Muang Kaen Municipality including – we kid you not – the world’s longest Chiang Mai sausage, a zip line, acrobatics, Thai boxing, half marathon and more.
Now – 12th January
CHIANG MAI RED CROSS WINTER FAIR
@ Behind Chiang Mai Provincial Office
Stalls, toys, and entertainment celebrate the Red Cross’s annual get-together.
Now – 14th February
CHIANG MAI MIRACLE FLORA
@ 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden
(Opposite 700 Year Stadium) 053 248 604
View a plethora of beautiful blooms including tulips, lilies, and other flowers from around the world.
THAILAND NATIONAL CHILDREN’ S DAY
@ All around the city
Bring your children to Children’s Day, hosted by many organisations in Chiang Mai.
LOOK AT THE STARS AT NIGHT
@ Three Kings Monument
053 225 569
Hosted by the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, come see stars with telescopes and listen to specialists share their knowledge.
4TH TRIO FOR JUSTICE
@ Huay Tung Tao
Walk or run in a half marathon, 10K or 5K to support social justice in Asia.
18th – 20th January
BORSANG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL
@ Borsang Village, Sankampaeng
053 338 048
Handicraft products, umbrellas, local performances and more.
19th – 20th January
BIKE FOR ELEPHANTS
@ Mae Tang Valley
Spend two days on an adventurous bike ride through Mae Teng Valley to support the elephants. 2,500 baht per person.
SHOWS & CONCERTS
4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th January
KEW NANG KAEW
@ Hill Tribe Theatre, Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre
053 202 993 or www.oldchiangmai.com
A contemporary Lanna dance show, ‘Kew Nang Kaew’ features performances by Waewdow Sirisuk and Ronnarong Kampha. Tickets cost 350 baht and 250 baht for students. Starts at 7 p.m.
BOOMTOWN’S TUNE CONCERT
@ Prasert Land (Kad Cherngdoi)
A 100% Chiang Mai affair featuring a slew of local bands and singers. Tickets cost 120 baht, available at Club House on Nimmanhaemin Road Soi 7. Starts at 3 p.m.
JIVE GARDEN #7
@ Buralumpai Resort, Pai, Mae Hong Son
080 122 122 3
Warm Up Café presents JIVE Garden #7, a music festival featuring modern and alternative art in Pai.
25th – 27th January
PIG ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
@ Doi Saket Hot Springs
A fair showcasing arts, music, love and freedom.
4th – 6th January
THAILAND INDIE BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
A barista competition to represent northern Thailand. Apply online.
MCCORMICK MINI MARATHON
@ McCormick Hospital
053 921 777
A mini marathon to win a trophy and prizes from the Governor of Chiang Mai. Advance registration begins on 12th January at the emergency room or before the run at 5 a.m. First 500 to register will receive a free singlet.
15th – 19th January
THAILAND NATIONAL DISABLED GAMES
@ 700 Years Stadium
This is the 31st Thailand National Disabled Games. Also known as the ‘Wiang Ping Games’, it will feature 18 different sports from nationwide provincial athletes.
23rd – 26th January
@ 700 Year Stadium
The 42nd King’s Cup football competition with four national teams competing.
7 DAYS BBQ BUFFET DELIGHT
@ RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort
053 999 333
Discover the daily Brazilian BBQ Churrascaria Buffet. Mondays and Tuesdays costs 700 baht per person and come 4 pay 3. Wednesdays costs 700 baht per person and ladies get free flow drinks. Thursdays cost 520 baht per person. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays costs 700 baht /person.