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What’s Happening?

ARTS & EXHIBITIONS

3rd – 27th April
THE TWO JOURNEYS 2
@ CMU Art Centre
The retro exhibited by two artists displaying the ‘Nature and Dhamma’. Opening will be on 3rd April at 6 p.m.

2nd – 27th April
COMMERMORATION OF
SUPREAM ARTIST
@ CMU Art Centre
The auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s 7th Cycle (84th) birthday anniversary exhibition by national artists in Visual Arts.

FAIRS & FESTIVITIES

13th – 15th April
SONGKRAN FESTIVAL
@ All over Chiang Mai City
Celebrate Songkran Festival all over Chiang Mai City. Check the whole schedule on www.city-now.com.

Now – 7th April
Chiang Mai Fest 2012
@ Three Kings Monument
www.chiangmaifest.com
The event will start with Art on the Street. Recognised talented chalk artists from Europe and the USA will magically turn the surfaces of the roads (3D street paintings) into 3D boulevards of art. Come join free workshops on 3D street paintings at (053 292 224 [email protected]) On 6th -7th April, it is the time for a music festival. Enjoy the international concerts performed by various international musicians from 6 – 10.30 p.m.

7th April
37th LAAB FESTIVAL
@ Kad Saun Kaew
Chiang Mai Press Association and Kad Suan Kaew will hold the ’37th Laab Muang Festival’. Enjoy watching the competitors cook, taste many different styles of laab from 12 p.m. onwards.

6th – 7th April
MC 1 RALLY CHARITY CARAVAN
Start at Monfort College
089 433 5914
This is a charity rally Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai to win the prime minister’s cup and many prizes. The applications cost 5,000 baht for 2 adults and 1 kid including a hotel room, 2 meals and t-shirts.

11th – 18th April
AMAZING LANNA NEW YEAR, SEE DOK EUENG NGAM
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
See many orchids, local performances and bathe the Buddha statue.

Now – 6th April
ETON COLOURFUL DAY
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
053 380 118 – 9
To celebrate the 18th anniversary of Eton, see tons of imported cars from Japan, Europe and America.

5th April
EDUCATION USA FAIR
@ Le Meridien Hotel
053 253 666
For those who want to study in USA, you might benefit from going to the education fair where education and experience combine. See representatives from many institutes in USA. Starts 1.30 p.m.

9th – 19th April
OTOP CHIANG MAI – HAPPY SHOPPING DURING SONGKRAN CELEBRATION
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
Come to shop many OTOP products.

5th April
EXPATS LADIES LUNCH
@ Ginger Restaurant
[email protected]
Expats Ladies Lunch meets at Ginger Restaurant. Enjoy dishes such as a large menu of gourmet Thai and European/Asian fusion selections. Many entrees and meal-sized salads are less than 200 baht. Starts from noon. Cost is up-to-you! Most selections are 200-250 baht. Please make reservations.

4th April
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NIGHT
@ Paak Dang Restaurant
www.restaurant-paak-dang.com
Enjoy the rock and roll music and original Thai dishes with cocktail and drink.

HOW & CONCERTS

13th – 15th April
SONGKRAN FRESH & FUN
@ The Good View
053 241 866
The Songkran night at The Good View.

13th – 15th April
SONGKRAN FESTIVAL CONCERT
@ Kad Saun Kaew
Celebrate Songkran Festival with famous bands in Thailand: 13th April – Paradox, Cresendo, Soul Da 14th April – 25 Hours, Zeal, Good Morning and 15th April – Tattoo Colour, Jetset’Er, The Bottom Blue. Start 1 p.m.

COMPETITIONS

7th and 21st April
AIS REGIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION II
@ 700 Years Stadium
www.chiangmaifc.com
Chiang Mai FC will play home games against Pitsanulok TSY FC on 7th April and Tak FC on 21st April. Tickets cost 40, 60 and 80 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m.

8th and 28th April
SPONSOR THAI PREMIER LEAGUE
@ 700 Years Stadium
TTM Chiang Mai will play home games against BEC Tero Sasana on 8th April and Bangkok Glass FC on 28th April. Tickets cost 60 and 100 baht. Kick-off 6 p.m.

Now – 7th April
25TH SAN MIGUEL CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL CRICKET SIXES
@ Chiengmai Gymkhana Club
www.chiangmaisixes.com
Enjoy the cricket matches with international teams and Thai teams.

14th April
SINGHA SONGKRAN CHIANG MAI TRIATHLON & 10 KM RUN
@ Huay Tueng Tao Lake
081 498 9865
For those who love marathons, apply! 10 kilometres mini marathon, 5 kilometres fun run and triathlon to win trophies and prizes.

9th April
GOLF TOURNAMENT OF PAAK DANG RESTAURANT
@ Lanna Golf Course
087 773 0614
Golf tournament including green fee, caddy fee, dinner buffet and prizes. The registration costs 1,199 baht and 799 baht for Lanna Golf Club members. Tee time starts 1.30 p.m. Register limits to 30 participants. Apply now at [email protected]

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.

13th – 15th April
SAWASDEE PEE MAI MUANG
@ Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa
053 371 999
Celebrate the Lanna New Year in an authentic market – Kad Mua. Dine with Lanna style buffet such as Gaeng Hungle, young jackfruit curry, BBQ station, international dishes as well as desserts and bakery. Starts noon – 3 p.m. at Slee Bantan restaurant. The price is 599 baht net.

FILM PROGRAMMES

Throughout April
FILMSPACE
@ CMU Art Centre
053 944 846
Every Saturday, 7 p.m. enjoy popular movies from all over the world.
7th April – Bootleg Film (1998), 21st April – Handle Me with Care (2008) and 28th April – Things We Do When We Fall in Love (2007).

ALLIANCE FRANçAISE DE CHIANGMAI

20th April
ALLIANCE FRANçAISE DE CHIANGMAI
LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER (2010) de Bertrand Tavernier avec Mélanie Thierry – Lambert Wilson – Gaspard Ulliel – Michel Vuillermoz – Florence Thomassin – 139 mn – Eng. sub-titles

27th April
CENDRES ET SANG (2009) de Fanny Ardant avec Ronit Elkabetz – Abraham Belaga – MArc Ruchman – Claire Bouanich – 105 mn

TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND SECTION

13th – 15th April
Songkran Festival
@ All over Thailand
Celebrate the Happy New Year and celebrate Songkran Festival all over Thailand.

4th – 6th April
POI SANG LONG TRADITION
@ Wat Klang Tung, Mae Hong Son
053 629 823
This is an ancient tradition of people from Shan states, Myanmar about going into monkhood in Buddhism.

2nd – 7th April
KHAO PHANOM RUNG FESTIVAL
@ Khao Phanomrung Stone Castle
044 514 447-8
See the rare ritual or Buang Suang ceremony as well as cultural presentations with lights and sounds.

Betong Walking Street Festival

Now – 30th April
@ Betong, Yala
073 522 412
Join the activities including the demonstration of Betong fried noodles, Betong Chicken competition, the Betong myth exhibition, local arts and shows, food stalls and much more.