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What’s Happening?

June, 2009.

5th-28th June
INNER REFLECTION
@ Chiang Mai University Art Centre
053 218 280

Art exhibition by Ruengrit Treyanurak with the concept of human faces painted in expressionist style. The opening will take place on 5th June, 6 p.m. This exhibition will be on view Tuesdays – Sundays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and public holidays.

10th-30th June
THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL 2009
@ Chiang Mai University Art Centre
053 218 280

Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin will exhibit the annual International Art Festival including painting, sculpture, printing and multimedia art.

7th-21st June
108 CHIANG MAI PHOTO EXHIBITION
@ Chiang Mai City Art Centre
053 217 793

A photo exhibition by chiangmai108.com celebrating the 5th anniversary of their website. The opening will take place on 6th June, 5 p.m.

Now -12th June
ART EXHIBITION IN REMEMBRANCE OF AJARN KAI (BANNARAK NAKBANLANG)
@ Faculty of Fine Art, Chiang Mai University
www.alumnifofacmu.com

The Alumni of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University will exhibit photos, profile and art of Ajarn Kai (Bannarak Nakbanluang) on the 2nd anniversary of his death. The exhibition aims to remember him and raise money for Bannarak Nakbanlung Foundation.

5th – 26 June
TRAVELING JUMBOS!
@ La Luna Gallery
053 306 678, www.lalunagallery.com, www.elephantparade.com

La Luna Gallery, in cooperation with Elephant Parade (Thailand), is presenting a special preview exhibition of Painted Elephants by Thai artists. The Jumbos will be travelling to join the big parade in Amsterdam this autumn. Elephant Parade organised very successful events in Rotterdam in 2007 and Antwerp in 2008, raising awareness & money for Asian elephants, by exposing these unique ‘Jumbos’. Smaller painted elephants also available as well as some new artworks by the artists. Opening on Friday June 5th at 7 p.m.

6th June
PU SAE YA SAE (LIANG DONG) CEREMONY
@ The foothill of Doi Kham Mountain in Tambon Mae Hia
053 276 491 ext. 16

The original inhabitants of this area were the Lawa, who in the early days are thought to have been cannibals. According to tradition, Pu Sae and Ya Sae are the guardian spirits of Chiang Mai, who now roam the slopes of Doi Suthep. Legend has it that the Lord Buddha visited Chiang Mai. These two, brother and sister, followed him with the intention of killing and eating him. Buddha managed to persuade them to give up their cannibalistic ways but they pleaded with him to be allowed to eat buffalo flesh instead, even if only once a year. So once a year at the beginning of the rainy season, a buffalo is ritually sacrificed.

Now – 2nd August
CHIANG MAI GRAND SALE 2009
@ Throughout Chiang Mai
053 241 404-5 [email protected]

Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, Chiang Mai province and Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organisation will organise ‘Chiang Mai Grand Sale’ to stimulate the economy in the province. This project is a collective effort with hotels, restaurants, golf courses, airlines, spas and more businesses throughout Chiang Mai offering 30-70% discounts.

13th-20th June
FLY BEYOND THE BARBWIRE FENCE FEST EPISODE II: TEN YEARS OLD
@ The art museum auditorium and the centre for the promotion of art & culture 053 805 298,
www.friends-without-borders.org

A film festival, concert, art exhibition, plus books, souvenirs and an ethnic food & craft market.

7th June
3rd YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY OF CARE FOR DOGS
@ The Care for Dogs shelter
084 752 5255, 086 913 8701 www.carefordogs.org

Care for Dogs will celebrate their 3rd year with a birthday party on Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will provide food & drinks, cakes & coffee, classical Thai dance, a fortune wheel, plus prizes and gifts.

Now – 3rd June
LAND – BUILD – HOME ’09
@ Big C Arena Donjan 053 820 799

Home design, décor and living exhibition includes Northern Lanna handicrafts and products from southern border provinces.

13th June
BAKERY SEMINAR & WORKSHOP
@ Chiang Mai Hill Hotel 053 400 601

Chiang Mai Bakery Limited partnership will organise a bakery seminar and workshop titled ‘Orchid Style Bakery in 2010’ on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

27th June
‘MAY WE FLY’ ON THE RHYTHM OF GUITAR
@ AUA Auditorium
02 800 2211, 087 870 1155 [email protected]

You are all invited to join the classic guitar concert by Bird Aekachai Jiarakul from 7 – 9 p.m. Admission is 250B including a CD.

Now – 30th June
CRYSTAL CAKE SHOP’S PROMOTION
@ Le Crystal Cake shop & French bakery, JJ Market
053 224 123

From Mondays through Sundays, noon – 4 p.m., the Pastry Chef has prepared a tasty selection of afternoon desserts including your choice of selected teas or coffees with prices from 79-129B net. From 8 – 9 p.m. receive 10% off at Crystal Cake Shop.

Now – 5th June
HAPPY TIME HAPPY DRINK!
@ Le Crystal and the Steak House
053 872 890-1, 053 224 123

From 6 – 9 p.m. buy one but get one free with a treasure selection of drinks amid the Ping riverside atmosphere.

Now – 22nd December
FAMILY TIME
@ dusitD2 Chiang Mai
053 999 999

Special package for all families to cherish quality ‘family time’, 3 nights in a studio suite, connecting with a deluxe room for 30,000B++ ( 1 studio suite/1 deluxe room).

22nd June – 24th July
NIS SUMMER PROGRAMME 2009
@ Nakornpayap International School
053 110 680 www.nis.ac.th

NIS Summer Programmes provide classes for 3-17 year olds. These programmes will be available Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Now onwards
PROMOTION @ GECKO BOOKS
@ Gecko Book Shops

Gecko Books would like to remind readers that their main store is actually two buildings including the annex directly across the street. The annex now has twice as many books as they have replaced their smaller shelves with lots of tall ones and added heaps of good books that are below 100B. ALL of the Gecko Books and affiliated stores have lots of books below 100B now, including beach books and modern literature.

13th June
STREET DANCE
@ Central Kad Suan Kaew
053 224 444

If you are a dance lover, you are invited to join the ‘Street Dance’ contest hosted by Wake Club, a TV programme on channel 5 or just come and cheer on the participants.

Now – 30th June
AMAZING ASTRONOMY PHOTO CONTEST OF THAILAND
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand
053 225 569 www.narit.or.th

For all photographers out there, the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand would like to invite you to join their astronomy photo contest. The four categories for submissions are Deep Sky Objects, Astronomical Phenomenon, Objects in Solar System and Natural Scene & Astronomy. The winner will receive a trophy and 15,000B from the Minister of Science and Technology. The winner will be announced on the website on July 15th.

Now – 15th July
XI INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DRAWING AND PAINTING COMPETITION JOY OF EUROPE 2009
www.joyofeurope.org.yu

The main topic of the competition is ‘A Dictionary of Friendship’. The Dictionary comprises 15 words: Europe, friend, freedom, bird, child, mummy, daddy, sun, joy, book, peace, bread, song, love and game. The organisers, with the help of a panel of judges, will select works to be exhibited and will chose the best from these to award ‘Joy of Europe’ medals for both individual and groups of paintings in three age groups (5 to 10, 11 to 14 and 15 to 18). The winners of the Gold Medals ‘Joy of Europe’ in the individual category will be the guests of Belgrade and the International Gathering of the Children of Europe from 1st – 5th October 2009 at the organiser’s expense and the awards will be presented at the opening of the exhibition, which will take place on 1st October. Travelling expenses to and from Belgrade will be met by the prize-winners.

FILM PROGRAMME

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

@ The Media Arts and Design Building, Nimmanhaemin Road by Suthep Road junction
053 974 846

June 2009 The Month of Cuisine

6th June:
No Reservations (2007) by Scott Hicks
13th June:
Udon (2006) by Katsuyuki Motohiro
20th June:
Delicatessen (1991) by Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
27th June:
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjØkkenet) (2003) by Bent Hamer

Every Friday, 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHIANGMAI
JUNE 2009 FILM PROGRAMME

Friday, June 5th, 20h00
CHARLOTTE ET SON STEAK (1951)

by Eric Rohmer with Jean-Luc Godard o André Bertrand o Anne Coudret o 12 mn o Eng. subtitles

NADJA À PARIS (1962)

by Eric Rohmer with Nadja Tesich o 13 mn o Eng. subtitles

LA BOULANGÈRE DE MONCEAU (1962)

by Eric Rohmer with Barbet Shroeder o Fred Junk o Michèle Girardon o Bertrand Tavernier o 26 mn o Eng. subtitles

LA CARRIÈRE DE SUZANNE (1963)

by Eric Rohmer with Catherine Sée o Philippe Beuze o Jean-Claude Biette o Patrick Bauchau o Diane WIlkinson o 52 mn o Eng. subtitles

Friday, June 12th, 20h00
MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (1969)

by Eric Rohmer with Jean-Louis Trintignant o Franéoise Fabian
Maris-Christine Barrault o Antoine Vitez, o 110 mn o B&W o Eng. Subtitles

Friday, June 19th, 20h00
LE BEAU MARIAGE (1982)

by Eric Rohmer with Béatrice Romand o André Dussolier o Féodor Atkin o Arielle Dombasle o 100mn o Eng. Subtitles

Friday, June 26th, 20h00
CASQUE D’OR (1952)

by Jacques Becker with Simone Signoret o Claude Dauphin o Serge Reggiani
William Sabatier o 96 min o B&W o Eng. subtitles