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What’s Happening?

ARTS & EXHIBITIONS

Now – 5th February
JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION
@ Baan Tuek Art Centre (Next to the Government Savings Bank, on the opposite side of The Buddhist Association Of Chiang Mai on Tha Pae Road)
085 030 1345

Japanese Culture SHODO (Japanese Calligraphy), each piece of work has been written by Japanese calligraphers.

3rd – 15th February
THAI – AMERICAN EXCHANGE EXHIBITION
@ CMU Art Centre

To celebrate 30th anniversary of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, come to see the contemporary fine arts, sculpture, printing, and mixed media on show. The exhibition aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between artists. The paintings will be displayed again in Los Angeles.

Now – 15th February
THE SAME RAIN THE SAME WIND
@ CMU Art Centre

Hosted by the Department of Printing, Painting and Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, this is an international exhibition and workshop showcasing paintings by international artists from America, Italy, Singapore, India and Thailand, in order to exchange attitudes, philosophical views, ideas, and identities between artists and people.

Now – 15th February
NOUVEAU EXPRESSIONNISMNE
@ 116 Art Gallery
053 302 111

Four female artists exhibit their work to celebrate the New Year 2012.

FAIRS & FESTIVITIES

3rd – 5th February

36TH CHIANG MAI FLOWER FESTIVAL
@ Suan Buak Hard Gardens, Nawarat Bridge and Tha Pae Gate

Chiang Mai will host the annual Flower Parade and Festival for the 36th year. Each parade category is unique.

Now – 14th March
THE INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL EXPOSITION: ROYAL FLORA RATCHAPHRUEK
@ Royal Park Ratchaphruek
www.royalflora2011.com

Be amazed by the outstanding flora exhibition. Tickets are available now.

Now – 3rd February
LEARN TO READ THAI IN ONE WEEK
@ Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel

Learn to read Thai in 5 and a half days using the ‘Rapid Method’. Most people take 5-6 months to learn the traditional way.
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.

Now – 14th February
THE FLORA MIRACLE OF CHIANG MAI
@ 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden
053 248 604

Enjoy walking around gardens and appreciating the flora and fauna. There will be winter flowers from many countries such as tulips, lilies and flowers found growing on the top of mountains.

3rd – 5th February
CHIANG MAI INVEST FAIR
@ Chiang Mai Hall, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
02 693 4555

For those who are interested in investments, don’t miss this fair; come and get beneficial knowledge from experienced people and financial institutions.

Now – 3rd February
ART ACADEMIC SEMINAR OF ASEAN PLUS THREE COUNTRIES
@ CMU Art Centre
053 944 829

Faculty of Fine Arts in collaboration with The Council of Fine and Applied Arts Deans of Thailand will host the ‘Roles of Art in ASEAN Contemporary Context’, and art academic seminar of ASEAN Plus Three Countries. The seminar aims to bring together art and art institutes in ASEAN nations to exchange ideas and coordination in arts and cultures.

15th – 16th February
A LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
@ CMU Fine Arts Dept. Theatre
[email protected]

Lanna International School presents ‘A Little Shop of Horrors,’ featuring live music from their multi-award winning band. A lively kitsch comedy, a nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Tickets: adult 200 baht, child/student 100 baht (includes a drink and snacks).

18th February
LOOK AT THE STARS AT NIGHT
@ Doi Inthanon National Park
053 225 569

Learn how to use sky charts, how to read the sky and know the stars at night time, as well as attend lectures about stars and the sky. Start 4.30 p.m. Class is limited to 120 students.

11th – 14th February
STRAWBERRY SAMOENG
@ Samoeng District
053 487 115

Taste and try strawberries, see an exhibition and a workshop.

4th – 25th February
TALES IN THE GARDEN
@ Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Chiang Mai University
053 943 624

SCG invites you to ‘Tales in the Garden 2nd years’ in a real Lanna atmosphere at the Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Chiang Mai University.

12th and 26th February
WORDS OF PEACE
@ UNISERV, Chiang Mai University
088 431 2066

See free videos presenting Prem Rawat’s message of peace. Starts 3 p.m.

3rd February
INTERNATIONAL FAIR 2012
@American Pacific International School
www.apis.ac.th
053 365 303

This is an annual event celebrating the internationalism of Chiang Mai’s school community. There will be games, performances and food from all around the world.
All are invited to come and enjoy the APIS. International Fair at the Main Boarding Campus 3pm – 7pm

COMPETITIONS

During February
AIS THAILAND REGIONAL LEAGUE
@ 700 Years Stadium
www.chiangmaifc.com

After the relegation from Thailand League Division I, Chiang Mai FC will play in AIS Regional League, Northern division. For the updated fixtures, please check with www.city-now.com .

Now – 1st March
NAS Girl 2012 (Naughty & Sexy Girl)
@ Vsign Media
053 800 800 or 086 431 7641

For girls interested in glamour modelling, why not apply for the NAS Girl 2012 (Naughty & Sexy Girl) to win 100,000 baht prize. Apply now _ 1st March 2012 at Vsign Express shop on 3rd floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport or at Vsign Media.

Now – 15th February
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION – ART COMPETITION
@ Siam Nissan Chiang Mai
081 029 663

Rotary Club of Chiang Mai invites students aged 8 – 17 years old to win prizes of 3,000 baht and certificates. The topic is ‘Environment Protection’. The rules are 8 – 14 year-old students draw on 15 X 17 inch white drawing paper using crayon or pastel and 15 – 17 year-old students draw on 15 X 17 inch white drawing paper by using water colour. Summit your work from now until 15th February and the prizes will announce on 17th February.

10th March
CHIANG MAI FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
@ Chiang Mai Arena on Mahidol Raod
086 181 2121

Chiang Mai Arena will host the 2nd Chiang Mai Futsal Championship and Family Fun Day. The futsal competition will consist of under 13 year-old teams and under 16 year-old teams. Last date for registeration will be on 3rd March.

PROMOTIONS

14th February
VALENTINE’S CANDLELIGHT DINNER
@ Kantary Hills
089 884 7803 www.kantarycollection.com

Say ‘I love you’ with a candlelit dinner for two this Valentine’s at Nimman Bar and Grill, Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai. The chef has designed a fantastic five-course set dinner that will set the mood and allow you and your partner to truly relax and enjoy the most romantic day of the year. Dinner is priced at 699++ baht per person, inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine; and will be served between 6 – 10 p.m.

7th – 14th February
D – LIGHT VALENTINE
@ dusitD2 Hotel
053 999 999

Complete your Valentine’s Day with a special gift at a bakery corner of dusitD2 Hotel. Select your favourite cupcake. Price starts at 50 baht.

18th February
SEASON OF LOVE MAGICAL OF ROSE
@ Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
081 032 4411

Oasis Spa and Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden will arrange a walk in the garden, guests can drink tea in the flower garden and have a sweetheart body scrub. Send the answer of this question ‘what flower describes your love?’ to the telephone number given above or
www.facebook.com/qsbhchiangmai before 15th February

FILM PROGRAMMES

2nd – 5th February
LIFESCAPTE SOUTHEAST ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
@ Library, Payap University
filmfestival.payap.ac.th

This is a free public film showing with many contemporary films, with bilingual Thai and English soundtracks and subtitles. An example of films include; Golden Slumbers, Lost Love, At The Horizon, Hiso and many more. Please check the schedule on the website given.

Every Friday at 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHIANG MAI
@ Chareonprathet Road
053 275 277

3rd February
LES AMBITIEUX (2007)
de Catherine Corsini avec Gilles Cohen • Eric Caravaca • Jacques Weber • Karin Viard • 90 mn • Eng. sub-titles

10th February
L’ARBRE ET LA FORÊT (2010)
de Jacques Martineau avec Guy Marchand • Françoise Fabian • Sabrina Seyvecou • Yannick Renier • 97 mn • Eng. sub-titles

24th February
LE BRUIT DES GENS GENS AUTOUR (2008)
de Diastème avec Bruno Todeschini • Emma de Caunes
Léa Drucker • Linh-Dan Pham • Frédéric Andrau • 100 mn • Eng. sub-titles

LA FÊTE
is coming back to Chiang Mai from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February, 2012. A film a day will be shown at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

13th February
LE PREMIER VENU (2008)
de Jacques Doillon avec Gérald Tomassin • Clémentine Beaugrand • Gwendolin Godquin • Guillaume Saurrelo 121 mn • Eng. sub-titles

15th February
LES BUREAUX DE DIEU (2008)
de Claire Simon avec Anne Alvaro • Nathalie Baye • Rachida Brakni o Michel Boujenah • 120 mn • Eng. sub-titles

16th February
LA FILLE DU RER (2009)
d’André Téchiné avec Émilie Dequenne • Catherine Deneuve • Michel Blanc • Soshana Lok • Ronit Elkabetz • 105 mn • Eng. sub-titles

17th February
LES PLAGES D’AGNÈS (2008)
d’Agnés Varda avec Agnés Varda • Jacques Dèmy • Serge Gainsbourg • Gérard Dépardieu • Catherine Deneuve • Philippe Noiret • Michel Piccoli • Jane Birkin • 110 mn • Eng. sub-titles

18th February
LA FILLE DE MONACO (2008)
de Anne Fontaine avec Fabrice Luchini • Louise Bourgoin • Stéphane Audran • Jeanne Balibar • Roschdy Zem • Gilles Cohen • 95 mn • Eng. sub-titles

TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND SECTION

Now – 29th February
VISIT PRACHUAPKHIRIKHAN – THE CITY OF THREE BAYS
@ Prachuabkhirikhan
032 513 885 or 032 513 854

See contest, sports contests, exhibition and fabulous shows.

Now – 29th February
SATOK CHANG FAIR
@ Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang
053 248 604

See the Thai elephants exhibitions, a large meal on ‘Satok’ to treat all elephants, local ancient market, OTOP products and tons more.

11th February
THAI – MYANMAR FRIENDSHIP BICYCLE RALLY PROJECT 13#
@ Meawadee, Myanmar
055 514 341

A bicycle rally to strengthen the friendship between Thailand and Myanmar.

5th – 12th February
PTT PATTAYA OPEN 2012
@ Dusit Resort Pattaya, Chonburi
038 427 667 or 038 428 750

Enjoy the world class tennis competition with many famous international tennis players.

16th – 19th February
HONDA LPGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
@ Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course
038 427 667

See the professional golf completion with many famous female golfers from all around the world.

23rd – 26th February
PHUKET INTERNATIONAL BLUES AND ROCK FESTIVAL
@ Hilton Hotel, Karon Beach, Phuket
076 211 036

Enjoy the blues and rock music featuring Thai and international artists, relax with the sea air on a sandy beach.