13th – 31st May
PEE MAI MUANG (SONGKRAN FESTIVAL) 2009 PHOTO EXHIBITION
@ Chiang Mai City Art Center (Three Kings Monument), 053 217793
A photo exhibition entitled ‘Pee Mai Muang’ (Songkran Festival).
Now – 2nd June
‘DREAM – FAITH’
@ Nan Riverside Art Gallery, 054 798 046, 081 322 2912
An art exhibition by Pheerasilp Duang themed ‘Dream-Faith’ showing daily, except Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Now – 18th May
WEAVING WONDERS: FISHTRAP – BASKET – TEXTILES
@ Galerie Panisa 189 Mahidol Rd.
Art exhibition by Niwat Kosol, his second solo exhibition.
7th – 13th May
@ Near Phayao Bus Station, Phayao province
Phayao province is organising the annual Lychee Fair 2009. This fair includes local products, a lychee parade, Miss lychee contest, exhibitions, cultural performances and more.
INSTALLATION ARTS EXHIBITION
@ Chiang Mai University Art Museum
Come see installation arts by Master Degree students of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. Open daily except Mondays and public holidays.
[b]2nd – 8th May
THE BATHING RITUAL CEREMONY FOR PHRA THAT HARIPHUNCHAI CHEDI
@ Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun, 053 561430[/b]
Lamphun province will hold the Bathing Ritual Ceremony for Phra That Hariphunchai Chedi with sacred water from Ka-Mhor Mountain. This ceremony includes a holy sacred water parade, ritual performances, a giant drum competition, and a bathing ceremony for the chedi, usually held on the 15th day of the 6th waxing moon.
7th & 8th May
WALK UP TO DOI SUTHEP TRADITIONAL FAIR
@ Kruba Srivichai Monument.
053 259365, 053 252557
Religious ceremonies and other events will be held on Visaha Bucha Day, a national Buddhist public holiday, the 8th May, in commemoration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. The route will start from Kruba Srivichai Monument at 7:59 p.m. on the 7th arriving at 2 a.m. at Doi Suthep followed by merit making on the 8th.
20th – 27th May
CHIANG MAI’S ANNUAL INTHAKIN CEREMONY
@ Chedi Luang Temple, 053 259166
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 celebrates the image of Phra Chao Fon Saen Ha, which is believed to possess a power to induce rain and produce fertile agricultural growing grounds. The ceremony will be followed by a fair at the temple.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month throughout June
MINI LIGHT AND SOUND
@ Three Kings Monument, 053 248604
Chiang Mai Municipality will organise Mini Light and Sound Shows.
MAKING MERIT FOR VISAKHA BUCHA DAY
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
053 999199 ext 1300-8
Food offering ceremony to 99 monks, listening to Buddhist sermons and meditation will take place in front of Central Plaza.
2nd May, 7.30 p.m.
‘CLASSIC XAVIER’ CLASSICAL FLUTE CONCERT SERIES’09
@ AUA Chiang Mai
Xavier Flute Studio presents an evening of Flute Duo Recital ‘Baroque to Contemporary’ performed by Chiang Mai Flutist Xavier Vichitporn who teams-up with Hiroshi Matsushima, one of the most acclaimed Japanese Flutists. This specially prepared performance introduces its audience to an exceptional repertoire from various works including those of Stamitz, Furstenau, Mozart, Faure, Gary Schoker, Quant and Gariboldi. Full information and programme of notes is available at: www.imeem.com/xavierflutestudio. Tickets are B200 and B100 for students. Advance ticket reservation at [email protected]
40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMARI RINCOME HOTEL
@ Amari Rincome Hotel, 053 221130 ext. 454, 455 [email protected]
To celebrate 40 years of famed Amari Rincome Hotel, Pink Panther and his friends, Vinai Phanturak, Virut Yoothavorn, and Dang Fantastic, will hold a mini-concert. During the concert, an auction of collective items, donated by VIPs, will raise funds for the ‘Baht For A Better Life’ charity. Tickets are B950 net, including a European set dinner. There is also a photo exhibition, themed on Amari Rincome Hotel and Chiang Mai in the past, located in the hotel lobby throughout May.
THIRD WORLD DINNER PARTY
@ NIS Auditorium
053 110680, 087 1878924
NIS World Cultures Class for Heifer Thailand will be holding a ‘Third World Dinner Party’ at the school’s new auditorium. An educational and charity fundraising event, the evening’s meals will be decided by luck of the draw. Will you eat like a prince or a pauper? All tickets are advanced sales and are available at the school. Admission is B200.
Now – 31st May
SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR SUMMER
@ Holiday Garden Hotel and Resort
Holiday Garden presents a special promotion to welcome summer for Thais, only B2,000 including breakfast, and free tickets to the Aquarium and Chiang Mai Zoo for 2 people.
THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ‘PAJAMAS & PEDICURE’
@ Spa Na_Tandee, Nimmanhaemin Rd., Soi 17, [email protected]
Soroptimist International Chiang Mai invites you to its 2nd Anniversary Celebration ‘Pajamas & Pedicure’ on 26th May, 6-9 p.m. at Spa Na_Tandee. Ladies, gather your girlfriends, sisters, daughters and moms and join ‘Take Action in Style’ (door prizes will be given). Dress in your cutest pajamas or lounge wear. Donation is B600 and includes 1 classic pedicure, 2 complimentary beverages and canapés catered by Café Pandau. To make your reservation please contact Donna Dauenhauer by 19th May at [email protected] Proceeds to benefit the Soroptimist Single Mothers Project.
Now – 31st October
DE NAGA HOT DEAL SPECIAL RATES + BONUS NIGHTS
@ De Naga Chiang Mai
053 208907 or [email protected]
De Naga presents a special promotion ‘De Naga Hot Deal Special Rates + Bonus Nights’. Pay for 2 nights, get free 1 night, 4 nights get free 2 nights, 6 nights get free 3 nights. Deluxe B2,900, Premier Deluxe B3,200, Grand Deluxe B3,500 and Jacuzzi Suite B6,300. The rate is per room, per night, inclusive of TAX & service charge.
FULL MOON PARTY
@ Shangri-La Hotel, 053 253888
Shangri-La Hotel presents a ‘Full Moon Party’ at Silapa Thai Lounge & Bar on Saturday 7 p.m. – Midnight. Start with a cocktail mixing show by professional bartenders, sway to the sounds of a resident DJ spinning classics, 1970s, house and lounge music through the night. There is additional fun with special guest M the Star, the artist from the star 2 contest on MCOT television channel. Tickets are B350 inclusive of two signature cocktails.
Now – 30th June
HAPPY TIME HAPPY DRINK – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!
@ Le Crystal and The Steak House
053 872890-1, 053 224123
Welcome the warmest season with a treasure selection of refreshments amid the Ping riverside atmosphere with this special deal. Open daily from 6 – 9 p.m.
Amari Rincome Hotel and Angkhang Nature Resort will organise the annual Family Rally to win a trophy from Prince PeesaBhisadej Rajanee, the president of the Royal Project. For more information please call the sales department at Amari Rincome Hotel and Angkhang Nature Resort.
AMARIN OUTDOOR UNLIMITED CHIANG MAI CHALLENGE 2009
The second coming of the popular Chiang Mai Challenge! Another challenging one day race in the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series. Disciplines include biking, running, kayaking and swimming. Race through the mountains and surrounding areas of Chiang Mai. Please see www.chaingmaichallenge.com or www.active-asia.com for more information.
May – October
SINGHA CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2009
Five qualifying rounds will start from May until October 2009. The top 12 teams from each round will go forward to the Grand Final. The first round will take place on 26th May, then 25th June, 21st July, 13th August, 22nd September. The Grand Final will be on 13th October. The winner will receive 2 Business Class return airfares to Nairobi for ‘A GOLFING SAFARI’ of a lifetime, courtesy of Singha and Kenya Airways. The entry fee is 2,500 baht per team (2 players) per entry. Please see
http://www.chiangmaihighlands.com/web2008/singha2008press.php for all the details.
19th – 24th May
EGAT 1st YOUTH WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009
@ Chiang Mai 700th Year Stadium
This competition is the main qualification event for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games being held in Singapore. This world championship will have weightlifters from over 60 countries. HRH Princess Sirindhorn will preside over the opening on 19th May.
Every Saturday at 7 p.m.
FILM SPACE NEW SPACE FOR THINKING
@ The Media Arts and Design Building, Nimmanhaemin Rd., 053 974846
The Month of Funny Little Things
2nd May: Be Kind Rewind (2008) by Michel Gondry
9th May: Little Miss Sunshine (2006) by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
16th May: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001) by Michael Rauch
23rd May: Supermarket Woman (1996) by Juzo Itami
30th May: My Secret Cache (1997) by Shinobu Yaquchi
MAY 2009 FILM PROGRAMME
Every Friday at 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHIANGMAI
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
LE GENOU DE CLAIRE (1970)
by Eric Rohmer with Jean-Claude Brialy o Aurora Cornu o Béatrice Romand o Laurence de Monaghan o 110 mn 8 o Eng. subtitles
PAULINE A LA PLAGE (1983)
by Eric Rohmer with Amanda Langlet o Arielle Dombasle o Pascal Greggory o 95mn o Eng. subtitles