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What’s Happening

 

– ARTS & EXHIBITIONS –

8th, 22nd and 29th May
THE ART OF MANAGING ARTS AND CULTURAL PRATICE
@ The 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit
053 811 555

This is for artists, students or even organisations who are interested in how to deal with the practice of arts and culture. On 8th May, see the art of project management to seek the way to make your life easier. On 22nd May, see the art of collaboration to learn how to be strategic and organised. On 29th May, see the art of reflection about how to reflect, consider and improve our work. Translation from English to Thai is provided.

Now – 31st May
SILENT WISH
@ Tita Gallery, Mae Rim
053 298 373
This is an acrylic on canvas painting show with a strong sense of modernity by Pearapong Khiriwong.

Now – 20th May
PART OF REDEMPTION
@ Gallery See Scape
084 914 5499

Seescape Gallery in partnership with Toot Yung Gallery presents an intimate watercolour exhibition by Hariton Akarapat.

Now – 27th May
THE TWO JOURNEYS 2
@ CMU Art Centre
A retro exhibition by two artists inspired by the birth of Dhamma Park.

– FAIRS & FESTIVITIES –

3rd – 5th May
THE 24TH JOINT MEETING OF THE UNWTO COMMISSION FOR EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AND THE UNWTO COMMISSION FOR SOUTH ASIA AND UNWTO HIGH – LEVEL REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON GREEN TOURISM
@ Le Meridien Hotel
The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold its regional conference based on Green Tourism and followed by the 24th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia as well as the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia, two more senior-level meetings. The UNWTO will be presenting its analysis of its long term forecast for international tourism to the region, looking as far forward as 2030. The focus of this year’s conference will be on green tourism.

3rd – 7th May
Thailand Tourism
@ Royal Flora Rajapruek
053 114 110 – 5
See OTOP products and Thailand tourism exhibition.

Throughout May
LANNA WORSHIP OFFERINGS DEMONSTRATION
@ Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Centre
053 217 793
See how to make Lanna worship offerings.

Now – 10th May
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FAIR
@ Mae Hia Agricultural Research Demonstrative and Training Centre, Faculty of Agriculture, CMU
053 944 088

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Many agricultural exhibitions are displayed here such as Royal Projects, sufficiency economics as well as workshops and entertainments.

7th – 9th May
BATHING THE BUDDHA’S RELIC
@ Wat Pratat Doi Saket
This is an authentic local Buddhist ceremony.

7th – 9th May
LANNA AESTHETIC FESTIVAL
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
053 224 140

Join the Lanna aesthetics festival including innovation products, arts and performances. Also, on 14th May, join the opening by Chiang Mai Governor and stand a chance to win the new iPad 16 GB as well as enjoy the Lanna contemporary performances and mini concert by Note The Star and Lanna Commins.

21st – 25th May
LEARN TO READ THAI IN ONE WEEK
@ Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel
www.LearnThaiOnline.com

Learn to read Thai in 5 half-days using the ‘Rapid Method’. Most people take 5-6 months to learn the traditional way. Try the system out for yourself. Please visit www.LearnThaiOnline.com for booking details, sign up for a free Starter Course and watch a sample video where you can learn 13 letters in 10 minutes.

– SHOW & CONCERTS –

19th – 20th May
CHIANG MAI MUSIC AWARDS
@ Kad Suan Kaew
081 531 1893
For those who have an ability in playing musical instruments, apply for the music award to win prizes. No limitations on sex, nationality or types of music. Apply now – 18th May. Call the number given or visit Chiang Mai Music Awards 2012 on Facebook for further information.

13th May
DUET RECITAL
@ CMU Art Centre
053 213 040
Enjoy music and orchestra from Acoustic Studio. The shows will run three times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Throughout May
GOT THE BLUES?
@ Sangdee Gallery
www.sangdee.org
Chicago Blues with Jeffro Sills Tuesday nights, young local musicians performing on Wednesday nights and open mic nights on Thursday nights at Sangdee Gallery. This wonderful community art space exhibits works of arts by local Thai and expatriate artists as well as has a small bar and coffee shop available for visits from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. from Mondays – Saturdays.

– COMPETITIONS –

Now – 30 June
CHIANG MAI GOLF FESTIVAL
@ Golf clubs around Chiang Mai
089 635 3915
During these two months, green fees are only 800 baht. Call the number above for further information.

5th and 19th May
AIS REGIONAL LEAGUE – NORTHERN REGION
@ 700 Year Stadium
www.chiangmaifc.com
Chiang Mai FC will play home games against Petchaboon FC on 5th May and Chiang Rai FC on 19th May. Tickets cost 40, 60 and 80 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m.

12th and 27th May
SPONSOR THAI PREMIER LEAGUE
@ 700 Year Stadium
www.ttmfc.net
TTM Chiang Mai will play home games against TOT SC on 12th May and BBCU FC on 27th May. Tickets cost 60 and 100 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m.

12th May
CHIANG MAI FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
@ Chiang Mai Arena, on Mahidol Road
086 181 2121
Alongside the football competitions, join the family fun day including fun fair style games, a bouncy castle and dance shows. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the winners and the runners up. All teams must be registered and 1,000 baht fee paid by 5th May. This is for under 11s, 13s and 16s only.

19th May
CANCER CARE RAISING FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH
@ Hauy Tung Tao Lake
053 298 181 or [email protected]
Four Season Resort Chiang Mai will be organising the fifth “Cancer Care Family Day” in conjunction with the Thai Red Cross through the Haematological Cancer Research Centre at Chulalongkorn Hospitol. The lucky draw will be held for all participants who complete the event and must be present during the lucky draw.

– SALES & PROMOTIONS –

Now – 31st May
HOM TAAM MUAN JAI
@ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa
053 371 999
Experience a variety of dishes in a relaxed atmosphere at Slee Banyan Restaurant. You can collect stamps and receive gifts. Each 100 baht spent counts as 1 stamp. 1 stamp is valued at 10 baht at Slee Banyan Restaurant and Panna Spa. The stamp value will increase 5 times when it is used at BBQ nights, every Friday and Saturday. The stamp value will increase 10 times when it is used at Slee Banyan Sunday Lunch, every Sunday. It will increase 15 times when it is used at Panna Spa.

– FILM PROGRAMMES –

On every Saturday at 7 p.m.
FILMSPACE
@ CMU Art Centre
053 944 846
On 12th May, Confession (2010), on 19th May, Samaria (2004) and on 26th May, The White Ribbon (2009).

– ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHIANGMAI –

MAY FILM PROGRAMME
@ Chareonprathet Road
053 275 277

4th May
L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21 (1942) de Henri-Georges Clouzot avec Pierre Fresnay • Suzy Delair • Pierre Larquey • Noël Roquevert • Raymond Bussières • N&B • 84min • Eng. sub-titles

11th May
LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR (1953) de Henri-Georges Clouzot avec Yves Montand • Charles Vanel • Folco Lulli • Peter Van Eyck • Véra Clouzot • William Tubbs •148 mn • N&B • Eng. sub-titles

18th May
MAUVAIS SANG (1986) de Léos Carax avec Juliette Binoche • Denis Lavant • Michel Piccoli • Serge Reggiani • Hans Meyer • Julie Delpy • 125 mn • Eng. sub-titles

25th May
LA CHAMBRE DES MORTS (2007) de Alfred Lot avec Mélanie Laurent • Eric Caravaca • Jonathan Zaccaï • Gilles Lellouche • Fanny Cottençon • Laurence Côte • Céline Sallette • Jean-François Stévenin • Nathalie Richard • 118 mn • Eng. sub-titles