5th April – 20th June
WOVEN SUNBEAMS: A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT AND REFLECTION
@ The Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery, Studio Naenna
Patricia Cheesman would like to share with you the beauty of light and the hope it brings in these difficult times. As a child, Patricia watched the sun rise and set from the beach of her childhood home in Borneo. Patricia has worked closely with master weaver Viroy Nanthapoom to create these very special pieces. Each thread has been carefully placed in the weaving like a painter with her pallet creating sunbeams with each throw of the shuttle. The exhibition will take place on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (please call first).
NORTHERN THAI CULTURAL EVENT: THE WISDOM OF LANNA ARTS AND CRAFTSMAN 2009
@ Chiang Mai University Art Museum
053 944805 www.finearts.cmu.ac.th
This event will also offer a food market and local performances will be on view at the outside building from 9th -15th April. The opening will take place around 6 p.m. on 9th April.
MONSTER BY HANDS: CERAMIC ART EXHIBITION
(closed 12th-15th April)
@ Pongnoi Art Space
081 2883908 [email protected] www.trickthink.com
A Monster workshop by Vipoo Srivilasa on Thai Celadon. This exhibition includes photographic portraits by Jatturong Sartkhum. Opening hours: Tuesdays – Fridays 1 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays – Sundays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The opening will take place 4th April, 7 p.m.
LET’S RELAX, THE GOLDEN OLDIES WE ALL LOVE
@ AUA Auditorium Chiang Mai 7.30 p.m.
Xavier Flute Studio presents its ‘Let’s Relax’ concert. All these Golden Oldies were requested by pop music lovers: Yesterday Once More, Scarborough Fair, Yesterday, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Annie’s Song, Morning Has Broken, Danny Boy, Cavatina and many more. Ticket reservation at [email protected] Admission is 200 baht and 100 baht for students. Limited seating.
3rd,4th, 10th, 11th April
STRANGE SNOW BY STEPHEN METCALFE
@ Studio Theater, Central Kad Suan Kaew
The Gate Theater Group will re-stage their hit production of 2008, Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: 300 baht. Contact [email protected] or visit www.gate-theater.com.
Now – 15th April
4.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.
@ Kalae Night Bazaar
053 820320, 053 272067
Kalae Night Bazaar would like to invite you to join a festival titled ‘Lanna Legend’. You will learn about the 700 year history and enjoy local delicious cuisine, local fashion and fabulous souvenirs.
THE 10TH TAI LUE HERITAGE FESTIVAL
@ Wat Rung Sri Suttawas, Doi Saket
This festival will include many interesting ceremonies of Tai Lue in 7 provinces of Northern Thailand.
NORTHERN PRETTY LADIES HOLDING UMBRELLAS AND RIDING A BICYCLE CONTEST
@ Tha Pae Gate, 053 259166-7
The ladies will dress in Lanna costumes and cycle while holding an umbrella. The winner will receive a trophy, cash prize and bicycle.
4th – 9th April
POI SANG LONG IN MAE HONG SON
053 612016, 053 612982-3 www.travelmaehongson.org
Mae Hong Son will hold the Poi Sang Long, Buddhist novice ordination ceremonies.
On 3rd-5th April
at Wat Pa Kham, Pai Tel. 053 699196
April at Wat Mog Jam Pae, Muang Mae Hong Son Tel. 053 611385
April at Wat Sri BoonRuang, Mae Sariang Tel. 053 681861 / 081 8853312
On 7th-9th April
at Wat Mae La Noi Nue, Mae La Noi Tel. 053 689023
THE 34TH LAB MUANG FESTIVAL
@Central Kad Suan Kaew
Tel. 053 224444
Chiang Mai Journalists’ Association will organise the Lab Muang Cooking Competition (Thai dish of spiced minced meat eaten with vegetables) at the outdoor field and promotion area.
Every Saturday through April
STREET LOVE CULTURE & HOME
@ JJ Market Zone, JJ Good Taste Market, 053 231520-5 ext 108
Conserve culture and express folk wisdom 4-11 p.m. every Saturday.
AKHA HILL TRIBES MINI LIGHT AND SOUND PRESENTATION
@ Chiang Rai Social Development Centre 12 on the Doi Mae Salong road in Pa Sang Sub-district of Mae Chan, Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai province hosts its annual light and sound show that presents insights into the culture and daily life of the Akha hill tribes, resident of hilltop villages in Mae Chan District.
28th March – 4th April
“SAN MIGUEL” CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL CRICKET SIXES
@ Gymkhana Club, 053 241035
The 22nd annual Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes will run from March 28 to April 4 at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club cricket grounds, and it will be the largest Chiang Mai Sixes ever, with more teams and more matches and more fun than ever before. Each day’s cricket will commence at 8.30 a.m. 14 matches are scheduled each day before drawing of stumps around dusk.
FOUR SEASONS CELEBRATE SONGKRAN IN CHIANG MAI
053 298181 [email protected]
This package includes two nights accommodation in a Lanna Pavilion, daily breakfast for two at Sala Mae Rim restaurant, one 60-minute spa treatment for two and a temple tour with picnic lunch at B 23,888 + 18.5% per package. Additional night is 10,000 + 18.5% including breakfast for 2 people.
Every last Thursday
YAMAHA FINO NIGHT
@ Joe Jets Burger Emporium
For anyone who is the owner of a YAMAHA FINO, just show your key and get 10% off the bill. You can also win a coupon: 400 baht for food and drinks if your motorcycle is the best one. They will also give a 200 baht coupon to the runner up. This competition will be judged by office staff around 10 p.m.
Every Monday & Friday
SALAD & ANTIPASTO BUFFET & CARVERY NIGHT
@ Nimman Bar & Grill, Kantary Hills
from 6-10 p.m. 053 222111
Enjoy your dinner with our tempting all-you-can-eat Salad & Antipasto Buffet. Only B150.-++ per person. Children under 12 get 50% off. Order any imported steak and enjoy the buffet for free. And every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. Carvery Night, a great buffet for meat-lovers, featuring prime cuts of roast beef, pork and poultry. A wide array of side dishes, fresh salads and dessert complements this mouthwatering menu. Only B490.-++ per person.
SPECIAL PROMOTION @ THE SPA RESORT CHIANG MAI
Healthy Songkran RetreatGet a blessing at the local wat, then join the ‘The Five Habit System to Longevity’ enjoy all the benefits of the above retreat for @ 15,600 baht.
For more information and reservation please call 053-920-888, [email protected], [email protected]
MIGUEL’S CAFÉ & BAR
@ Chiang Mai 89 Plaza, Chiang Mai- Lamphun Rd.
Miguel’s first franchise’s grand opening will be held on April 25th starting at 6 p.m. with good music, great food and lots of surprises.
20th April – 3rd May
SHORT TERM DRESS DESIGNING COURSE
@ Uangdoi Design Dressmaking School, Rachamanka Road
Uangdoi Design Dressmaking School invites people who are interested in dress designing to join this short course by well-known professional from Taxila Fashion School in Bangkok. This design course will take 15 days. Seats are available for 20 poeple.
at 7 p.m. @ The Media Arts and Design Building, Nimmanhaemin Rd. 053 974846
The Month of Animation
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008) by Hayao Miyazaki
Cat Soup (2003) by Tatsuo Sato
Persepolis (2007) by Vincent Paronnaud , Marjane Satrapi
La Vieille Dame et Les Piegeons (1998) by Sylvain Chomet
APRIL 2009 FILM PROGRAMME
at 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHIANGMAI 053 275277
by Jean Vigo with Michel Simon o Dita Parlo o Jean Dasté o B&W o 88 mn
L’AMI DE MON AMIE (1987)
by Eric Rohmer with Emmanuelle Chaulet o Sophie Renoir o Anne-Laure Meury o Eric Viellard o 102 mn o Eng. Subtitles
7 ANS (2007)
by Jean-Pascal Hattu with Valérie Donzelli o Pablo De la Torre o Cyril Troley – Bruno Todeschini o Nadia Kaci o 82 mn o Eng. Subtitles
LES AMANTS RÉGULIERS (2005)
by Philippe Garrel with Louis Garrel o Clothilde Hesme o Julien Lucas o 178 mn o Eng. Subtitles
SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 2009
Some activities to be held during the Songkran festival are listed below.
(5-11 p.m.) – Celebration of Chiang Mai’s 713th Anniversary at the Walking Street on Tha Pae and Ratchadamnoen Rd.
(9 a.m.-midnight) – Buddha image bathing ceremony and Lanna local performances at Wat Chiang Man.
(9 a.m.-10 p.m.) – Bathing ceremony for the main chedi at Wat Chiang Yuen.
(8 a.m.-4 p.m.) – Contest of royal Lanna drums at Three Kings Monument.
(6-8 a.m.) – Offering food to Buddhist monks – alms and merit making celebrations for Chiang Mai’s 713th Anniversary at the Three Kings Monument.
(9 a.m.-10 p.m.) – Lanna Art: Jor and Tung Festival at Wat Intakhin.
(4-6 p.m.) – Traditional sand pagoda building at the Metal Bridge and temples along Tha Pae Road.
(9 a.m.-5 p.m.) – A fair and a variety of religious ceremonies at Wat Sri Supan.
(6-10 p.m.) – Lanna music contest at Wat Lok Molee.
(7 p.m.-midnight) – Lanna musical contest, Miss Songkran contest at Tha Pae Gate.
(8.09-8.30 a.m.) – Merit making for Thai New Year 2008 at Tha Pae Gate.
(7-12 a.m.) – Parade of pretty ladies holding umbrellas and riding bicycles at Tourism Authority of Thailand Office to Tha Pae Gate.
4th and 11th April
(5-11 p.m.) – Local Lanna handicrafts and OTOP product show at Wualai Road.
(9 a.m.-6 p.m.) – Food festival, traditional music at Chiang Mai Gate.
(9 a.m.-10 p.m.) – Songkran kid’s contest, traditional sand pagoda building contest, traditional food contest and traditional performances at Chiang Mai Buddha Satarn.