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What’s Happening?


Now – 9th February
BOUND FOR GLORY: AMERICAN IN COLOUR
@ 2nd floor, Northern Village, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
053 999 199 ext. 1300-8

Featuring black & white and colour photos hosted by the US Consul General to mark the post recession years of the US and its economic renewal and innovation from 1935-44.

Now – 17th February
ASTRONOMY PHOTO EXHIBITION
@ Chiang Mai City Art Center (behind the 3 King’s Monument)
053 217 793

National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is hosting the photo exhibition featuring more than 70 pieces of astronomical photos. Open Tuesdays – Sundays 8.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at exhibition hall, floor 1st.

12th February – 8th March
‘THERE’
@ Galerie Panisa, Mahidol Road
053 202 779

Paintings by Nattaya Horasakul. The opening will take place on Friday 12th February, 6 p.m.

19th – 29th February
PHOTO EXHIBITION OF STUDENT 1
@ Minimal Gallery
053 944 819

Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University presents a photo exhibition by the students of the Programme of Photography. The opening will take place on 19th February, 6 p.m.

Now – 23rd February
SANGDEE GALLERY OPENING EXHIBITION
@ Sangdee Gallery, Sirimankalajarn Road, Soi 5
082 388 6515 [email protected]

This exhibition in a brand new gallery features the photography of Suthep Krisanavarin. He will be showcasing two bodies of work: “Siphadon – Mekong Fishing Under Threat” & “Kui and Elephants Struggling for Survival.”


21st February
Citylife GARDEN PARTY
@ Citylife garden
053 357 428, 053 357 490

Citylife previously held a garden party at the end of November and has now decided to organise another one to punctuate the end of winter. So mark your calendar for Sunday 21st February for a fabulous day out. Come for fun and of course for charity, as proceeds will go towards the 200 Club. For more information or to reserve a stall in advance please contact [email protected]

21st February
CHIANG MAI TOY RIDE
@ Tesco Lotus Khamtieng
081 030 8307 www.chiangmaitoyride.com

Hundreds of motorcycles of all types and sizes will ride through the city and then put together a large pile of toys, stationary and scholarships which will be donated to needy children. Start from Tesco Lotus Khamtieng at 9.45 a.m. and ride around the city moat ending with a big charity party at X-Center. All Chiang Mai motorcyclists are invited to join the event regardless of whether the bike they ride is large or small.

13th-15th February
SEASON OF LOVE#2
@ Pai, Mae Hong Son
053 699 972

A special offering for the marriage-minded. This marriage registration and ring exchanging ceremony with merit making, elephant riding, rafting and a dinner party with love songs from various artists is open to 59 couples. Download application form at www.guaranteecm.com or contact Pai Tourism Association.

5th-7th February
CHIANG MAI FLOWER FESTIVAL 2010
@ Nong Buak Haad Public Park
053 248 604, 053 248 607

The festival will showcase a variety of flowers of various species; it will feature many exhibitions and provide music and performance arts and entertainment. The event includes the beauty pageant of Miss Buphachart and a floral float procession.

NOW – 5TH FEBRUARY
THE FLORAL MIRACLE OF CHIANG MAI
@ Suan Chaloem Prakiat 80 year (opposite Chiang Mai 700th Year Stadium)
053 248 604, 053 248 607

Experience the charm of beautiful flowers at the end of the winter season featuring lilies and tulips from the Netherlands and various kinds of winter flowers from the mountains.

5th-7th February
SAA PAPER FESTIVAL
@ Tonpao, Sankampaeng
053 338 048-9 ext. 314

This fair features products made from saa (mulberry) paper, available at competitive prices. There will also be a beauty contest in which all female contestants will wear saa paper made costumes, together with the fashion show with saa paper costumes, and a parade decorated with saa paper.

4th, 11th, 18th February
PAYAP AIR: A SEASON OF 5 FREE FILMS ON THE ATMOSPHERE, BIOSPHERE & SOCIETY
@ Payap University, Mae Khao Campus (behind Carrefour)
0849859668

Every Thursday 5-7.30 p.m. at room PC317, Pentecost Building, (formerly the Graduate and International Studies Building).

7th-21st February
CMU ART CENTER WINTER SONG FESTIVAL
@ Chiang Mai University Art Center
083 321 2883, 053 944 804

7th February: Live music orchestra entitled ‘winter love song’ by Mana String Orchestra and 21st February: Blue music orchestra entitled ‘CMU Blue in the winter’ by Took Brothers & CMU Symphony Orchestra (Training). 6 p.m. onwards.

6th-7th February
BIKE FOR ELEPHANTS
@ Mae Tang Valley
www.bring-the-elephant-home.org

Two days of adventure and fun biking through the Mae Taeng valley, in Chiang Mai province. This event will raise much needed funds for the Elephant Nature Park and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants.

12th February
THE 5TH ANNUAL ENGLISH FUN DAY
@ Boonthong Poojarern, Hall Payap University
053 274 468

Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School presents the 5th Annual English Fun Day. This years’ 10 theatre performances by the Primary 1-6 classes promises to be the most exciting to date. Oliver Twist, Troy, A night at the Museum, and The Magic Tree house; just to name a few. Shows start promptly at 5 p.m. at Payap University Boonthong Poojarern Hall off the super highway (see www.wichai.ac.th for a detailed map). Tickets are 200 baht, which includes a t-shirt of the event, and can be purchased at Wichai Wittaya Bilingual School on Chan Klan Road next to the entrance of Chiang Mai Land.


20th February
MINI LIGHT & SOUND NOPBURI SRI NAKORN PING
@ Chiang Mai City Art Center (behind the 3 King’s Monument)
053 271 596

Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Mini Light & Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai Performance every third Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. (Thai version) and 8 p.m. (English version). Tickets are 299 baht.

7th February
MELODIES OF JAPAN
@ Payap University (Kaew Nawarat Campus)
053 248 037

The College of Music, Payap University together with the Church of Christ in Thailand, AIDS Ministry (CAM) and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) present ‘Melodies of Japan’ a charity concert with Sushi dinner and charity fair. The proceeds will go to the AIDS Ministry of the Church of Christ in Thailand. Dinner and fair start 5.30 – 7 p.m. and concert start 7.30 p.m. Tickets 500 baht for adults (concert, dinner and tea) and 200 baht for students (concert only).


Now – April
AFTERNOON TEA PROMOTION
@ Prince Khum Phaya Resort & Spa
053 415 555

Prince Khum Phaya is offering ‘Afternoon Tea Promotion’ available every day from 2 p.m. onwards. Come taste great coffee, tea, drinks with delectable cakes or snacks @ only 199 baht per person.

1st – 28th February
DELICIOUS DIM SUM
@ Royal Princess
053 253 900 ext. 2804

Sit back in comfort and dine on steamy, succulent and saucy dishes, ideal for the winter season. Long famous for the best Dim Sum Buffet in Chiang Mai, Jasmine invites you and your family to indulge in our wide selection of Chinese delights. 350 baht net per person includes tea, salad and fruits.

Throughout February
SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR CITYLIFE’S FC @ BAKERISTA
@ Bakerista, Santisuk Road, Chang Puek
053 226 885

Bakerista offers discount 5% off for lunch to Citylife’s readers. Available throughout this month between 10.30 – 3.30 p.m.

FILM PROGRAMME

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

February 2010: The Month of Hard-Pressed Women

6th February:[/b] Marie Antoinette (2006) by Sofia Coppola
[b]13th February:
Strawberry Shortcakes (2006) by Yazaki Hitoshi
20th February:
Day Night Day Night (2006) by Julia Loktev
27th February:
Maria Full of Grace (2003) by Joshua Marston

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

@ Charoenprathet Road
053 275 277

February 2010: Film Programme

5th February
FANFAN LA TULIPE (2002)
12th February
JE NE SUIS PAS LÀ POUR ÈTRE AIMÈ (2005)
19th February
VIPÈRE AU POING (2004)
26th February
VOISINS VOISINES (2005)