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What’s Happening?


8th-16th May
‘BEFORE 30’
@ Rachamankha Hotel
087 817 2734, [email protected]

Come see a Lanna contemporary arts collaborative show and exhibition with music, dance and painting from three new wave artists. The exhibition will run from 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m. (free admission) while the collaborative performance will only be on Saturday 8th May from 6 p.m. onwards. Tickets are 700 baht (for a seat) and 350 baht (for standing only) including food and wine at the reception.

Now-15th May
COLOURFUL MELODY OF NATURE
@ 116 Art Gallery

Art exhibition entitled ‘Colourful Melody of Nature’. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. except Mondays.

Now – 16th May
‘INSIDE THE KALEIDOSCOPE’ BY HOWARD WIENER
@ Sangdee Gallery, Sirimankalajarn Road, Soi 5
082 388 6515 or contact [email protected]

Sangdee Gallery is featuring a photography exhibition entitled ‘Inside the Kaleidoscope’ by Howard Wiener, which will transport you to a world of fantasy and colour.

Now – 31st May
MORE THAN LOVE & LIFE
@ Art Lovers Gallery, The Ring Complex (Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 17)
085 037 9155, 086 671 3700

Art Lovers Gallery presents ‘More Than Love & Life’, an art exhibition by Jakkraphan Chaijit and Jaroon Chaijit (guest). Open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. except Wednesdays.


Now – 25th June
THINK HO!
@ Think Park, Rincome Intersection
084 773 2600

Art exhibition and market showcasing graphic designs and Lanna-style arts and crafts by up and coming designers in Chiang Mai. 4-10 p.m. every Thursday – Friday.

22nd May
CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SALA SALE
@ Payap University
085 523 5533, 081 803 1777

Enjoy a giant community garage sale under one roof. Come shop or book a booth to sell your wares. Saturday, May 22nd, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Payap University, Mae Khao Campus, graduation building (between Carrefour and Ring Road). Admission 20 baht, kids 5 baht. Contact Leann 085 523 5533 or Ning 081 803 1777 for booth reservations or to donate items for the school to sell.

27th & 28th May
WALK UP TO DOI SUTHEP TRADITIONAL FAIR
@ Kruba Srivichai Monument
053 252 557

Religious ceremonies and other events will be held on Visakha Bucha Day, a national Buddhist public holiday, the 28th May, in commemoration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. The route will start from Kruba Srivichai monument in the evening on the 27th, arriving early morning at Doi Suthep and followed by merit making on the 28th.

10th – 17th May
CHIANG MAI’S ANNUAL INTHAKIN CEREMONY
@ Chedi Luang Temple
053 259 166, 053 814 119

Chiang Mai’s annual Inthakin ceremony is being held at Wat Chedi Luang. This temple is home to the ‘Pillar of the City’; a totem used in ancient Thai fertility rites. This traditional Buddhist ceremony honours the image of Phra Chao Fon Saen Ha, which is believed to possess the power to induce rain and produce fertile agricultural grounds. The ceremony will be followed by a fair at the temple.

9th May (and every Sunday)
“NO FOAM FOR FOOD”
Wat Phun Ohn, Sunday Walking Street, Rachadamnoen Road
www.nofoam.org or [email protected]

A little campaign to completely and permanently switch from using disposable styrofoam containers with food to something less harmful and eco-friendly such as banana leaves and bio containers. The campaign will be implemented for the first time at Wat Phun Ohn etc. The official launch date is scheduled to be Sunday 9th of May. For further details please check www.nofoam.org or contact us at [email protected] or type “no foam for food” on facebook.com.

7th May
3RD ANNUAL APIS IDOL 2009-2010 SINGING CONTEST
@ The American Pacific International School
084 665 0562 http://www.blackmoss.org/events.html

The American Pacific International School is celebrating its 3rd Annual APIS IDOL 2009-2010 singing contest at the school auditorium on Friday May 7th, 2010. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. Seating is limited and will be offered on a ‘first come’ basis. Tickets can be bought at the door, and are 50 baht for children and 100 baht for adults.

8th May
THE 2ND CHIANG MAI REGIONAL IDOL & BATTLE OF THE BANDS
@ The American Pacific International School
084 665 0562

http://www.blackmoss.org/events.html
The American Pacific International School, The Music Teachers Association of Chiang Mai and Blackmoss Productions warmly welcome you to The 2nd Chiang Mai Regional IDOL & BATTLE of the BANDS Inter-School Music Talent Competition 2009-2010. This is a double feature student focused event and will begin promptly at 4 p.m. with the IDOL segment.

18th May
BACK TO SCHOOL EPISODE II
@ Tara Bar
053 248 059

Rock music lovers, you are all invited to get yourselves to the concert by ‘Micro’. The concert is themed ‘Back to School Episode II’. For more information please call Tara Bar.


Every Saturday from now – 26th June
CHIANG MAI GOLF FESTIVAL 2010
@ golf courses around Chiang Mai
053 248 604, 053 354 431-2

You are all invited to join ‘Chiang Mai Golf Festival 2010’ which will be held every Saturday at golf courses around Chiang Mai. The winner of each day will get a trophy from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Tournament fees are only 900 baht (excluding caddy fees). The first tournament will be held at Mae Jo Golf Club and Resort on 1st May. For more information please contact TAT Chiang Mai office.


Now – 31st May
PERFECT 2GETHER SPA
@ CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La hotel
053 253 888

Pamper yourself with a one-hour Mountain Tsampa Rub, a barley scrub from the Himalayas that encourages skin rejuvenation whilst the grain gently removes dead cells. With the same package receive a one-hour Lanna Blend Massage, a special treatment that combines the best of all forms of massage, blending Thai and Himalayan traditions. Price is 3,500++ baht per package.

Now – 31st May
SUMMER HAPPINESS
@ The Body Fit Skin & Slimming Center, Nimmanhaemin Road
053 894 555 www.thebodyfitcenter.com

The Body Fit Skin and Slimming Center is offering a special promotion to celebrate the summer season. Get a discount of 20% on all treatments.

Throughout May
KHAM SAEN RESTAURANT PROMOTION
@ Kham Saen Restaurant, Prince Khum Phaya Resort & Spa Chiang Mai
053 415 555

Kham Saen Restaurant is running several special promotions this summer including ‘High Tea’ at only 199 baht, plus a free ‘Kham Saen Welcome Drink’ for guests who order food from the menu. Express Lunch starts at 99 baht per person.

Now – 31st May
RATIKA CLINIC
@ Ratika Clinic
www.ratikaclinic.com

It is simple to recover from sunburn. Ratika Clinic offers skin adjustment and recovery at only 450 baht a session.

30TH MAY – 3RD JUNE
ITALIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
@ Nimman Bar & Grill, Kantary Hills Hotel
053 222 111 www.kantarycollection.com

Chef Claudio Viale will prepare a selection of authentic dishes from his home country including homemade pasta, delicately prepared fish and cooked-to-perfection meat. Choose from the a la carte menu or feast on the special dinner buffets at Nimman Bar & Grill Restaurant from 6-10 p.m. The full buffet costs only 490++ baht per person with 50% off for children under 12 years old.

Film Programmes

Every Saturday, 7 p.m.
FILM SPACE – NEW SPACE FOR THINKING

@ The Media Arts and Design Building CMU, Nimmanhaemin Road by Suthep Road Junction
053 944 846

May 2010: The Month of Surreal

1st May:
The Wayward Cloud (2005) by Tsai Ming-Liang
8th May:
El Topo (1971) by Alejandro Jodorowsky
15th May:
Asujaak (ÍÊبêÒ¡) (2007) by Taweewat Wantha
22nd May:
The First Contact (Nice No Mori) (2006) by Katsuhito Ishii
29th May:
Citizen Dog (ËÁÒ¹¤Ã) (2004) by Wisit Sasanatieng

Every Friday, 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHIANGMAI

@ Charoenprathet Road
053 275 277

May 2010: Film Programme

7th May

LES CHORISTES (2003)
by Christophe Barratier with Gérard Jugnot • Jacques Perrin • Franéois Berléand • Marie Bunel • Jean-Baptiste Maunier • 95 mn • Eng. subtitles

14th May
LE PACTE DES LOUPS (2001)
by Christophe Gans with Samuel Le Bihan • Mark Dacascos • Jean Yanne • Vincent Cassel • Emilie Dequenne • Monica Bellucci • 142 mn • Eng. subtitles

21st May
LE GRAND BLEU (1988)
by Luc Besson with • Rosanna Arquette • Jean-Marc Barr • Jean Reno • Paul Shenar • Sergio Castellitto • 132 mn • Eng. subtitles