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ARTS AND EXHIBITIONSBAM THAI LANNA ARTS COMPETITION
Now – 4th December
@ CMU Art Centre
053 218 280, 053 944 833
BAM Thai Lanna Arts Competition is being held by the Faculty of Fine Art CMU.NON STILL LIFE BY MAKHA SANEWONG NA AYUTHAYA
Now – 7th December
@ Pongnoi Community Art Space
Art exhibition that questions the meaning and function of subjects around us – when changed, are they still the same things we used to know?

CONTEMPORARY ARTS EXHIBITION
4th – 18th December
@ CMU Art Centre
053 218 280, 053 944 833
Artwork from graduate students of Visual Arts, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Art CMU.3RD SPACE: A PROJECT BY SURFACE ARTS
Now – 29th December
@ H Gallery
www.surfacearts.co.uk
Artwork from artists Ittirawee Chotirawee, Emma Hammaren, Taryn Takahashi, Jockel Liess, Chris Crainski and Paul Crainsk.
FAIRS AND FESTIVITIES

FLORA FESTIVAL
1st December 2013 – 28th February 2014
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
053 114 110-5,
www.royalparkrajapruek.org
A fabulous display of winter flowers and fun for the whole family. The festival will be held daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.HM THE KING’S PARADE
3rd December
@ JJ Market to Tha Pae Gate
[email protected]
The annual parade will start at JJ Market and go to Tha Pae Gate. Meeting at 3 p.m.; parade starts at 4 p.m. The Thai national anthem will be played at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment. Attendees are requested to wear national dress or pink/yellow shirts. This parade is an annual event for all residents of Chiang Mai to celebrate HM The King’s birthday.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2013
3rd December
@ CMU Art Centre
081 100 3050
The Friends of the Arts Foundation proudly presents performances, free workshops and master classes conducted by international guest teachers. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available at
www.thaiticketmajor.com and CMU Art Centre.

GREEN FIELD GREEN FILM FESTIVAL
4th – 10th December
@ Cowboy Theatre Mae Jo University
www.chiangmaimaejofilmfestival.com
A series of films on peace, love and environment.

NAP LE CARNIVAL
5th – 10th December
@ Nimmanhaemin soi 1
www.facebook.com/nimmansoi1
Here comes the 14th Nimmanhaemin Art and Design Promenade. Shop for stylish boutique items, artisanal craftworks and tasty local dishes. Live music, stage shows and workshops, too!CNXP MUSIC + TECH FESTIVAL
6th – 7th December
@ Warm Up Cafe
081 969 6919,
www.cnxpfest.com
CNXP is to become an annual festival showcasing what’ s new in music, photo, film, and IT. Held around the Nimmanhaemin area, CNXP includes conferences, workshops and demos focusing on all aspects of music and tech, as well as evening entertainment.The 3RD CHIANG MAI JAZZ FESTIVAL
6th – 7th December
@ The International Convention and Exhibition Centre (CMICE)
[email protected]
A fun-filled festival of international jazz musicians for two days. Free workshop by Rangsit University and Payap University Department of Jazz Music.

26TH CHIANG MAI FOOD FESTIVAL
6th – 13th December
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
053 213 695, 081 531 5810,
www.cmrchiangmai.net
Chiang Mai Restaurant Club, TAT Chiang Mai, Singha Corporation and Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport present the 26th Chiang Mai Food Festival. Shop various kinds of delicious food, enjoy live concerts, and participate in food workshops and contests.GARAGE SALE
7th December
@ Lanna International School
053 806 230
Sell the old to welcome the New Year! 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. 20 baht entrance fee for buyers at the gate and 200 baht for vendors to rent the space/table. Vendors please book early.CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
7th December
@ Star Dome Golf Course and O’Malley’s Irish Pub
081 884 0171, [email protected]
The Operation Blessing Foundation is organising this tournament to help poor children and their families in times of need. Golf starts at 10 a.m. at Star Dome Golf Course and Calcutta auction is at O’Malley’s Irish Pub at 6 p.m. Price 1,400 baht, including green fee for 18 holes, caddy fee, shirt, dinner, prizes, auction and lots of free beer on the golf course. (Golf cart add 350 baht.) all men and women up to 36 handicap. 200 baht from every entry fee goes directly to the charity, in addition to other money raised during the event.

GIFT FAIR 2013
Now – 8th December
@ Industrial Promotion Centre Region 1
ipc1.dip.go.th
Shop local handicraft and industrial products of Chiang Mai, featuring more than 400 booths and exhibitions on “Agricultural Industry to AEC” to prepare entrepreneurs for upcoming market. Find Christmas or New Year gifts while supporting local sellers at the centre on Tung Hotel Road near Wat Gate from 9.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. daily.NIS WINTER CARNIVAL
12th December
@ Nakornpayap International School (NIS)
www.nis.ac.th
A fun-filled day of food, raffles and performances. Entrance fee 50 baht. All proceeds go to Philippines typhoon victims. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.SMALL WORLD MAE HONG SON FESTIVAL
24th December
@ Jonkum Lake, Downtown Mae Hong Son
www.toysforthailand.org
A unique celebration of hill tribe children and their indigenous traditions, including music, dance, handicrafts and food. For more info call 081 309 8894 or email [email protected]ROYAL PROJECT FAIR 2013
26th – 29th December
@ Chiang Mai University Auditorium
Royal Project Foundation and PTT Group invite you to shop for healthy gifts for your loved ones. Also featuring exhibitions to honour HM the King and a presentation of recent royal projects as well as contests, workshops, and more.WINTER OTOP FAIR 2013
30th December 2013 – 12th January 2014
@ Chiang Mai Town Hall
www.sanpatong.in.th/chiangmai/380
Here comes the annual winter fair held by Chiang Mai to support local products and tourism. There will be OTOP booths, exhibitions, contests, concerts, lucky draws and many more fun activities. Starts from 7 p.m. every night from 30th December until 12th January.
SHOWS AND CONCERTS

INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL
7th – 8th December
@ Chiengmai Gymkhana Club
www.thailandballoonfestival.com
One of Chiang Mai’s most popular festivals of the year since 2007, this fun-filled weekend will feature a balloon launch and display, kite flying, night glow performance and concerts from Hugo, Garth Taylor, Palmy, Jazz Bacanus and Nueng Jakkawal.THE 14TH CHARITY BAZAAR
10th December
@ CMU Art Centre
A Charity Bazaar held by the Chiang Mai Japanese Association. All proceeds go to Red Cross Chiang Mai. 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL BLIND MUSIC FESTIVAL
20th – 21st December
@ Tha Pae Gate
Music performance from Thailand Association of the Blind and international artists from Laos, Kenya, Brazil, etc. Meet them at Tha Pae Gate from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SMILE PARTY 6
4th December
@ Huay Tueng Tao Lake
www.facebook.com/chiangmaismileparty
Party featuring well-loved local bands such as OMG, Smile Station, Malang Pleng (Fly Musical Brothers), Apollo 13, and The Wolf. There will also be DJs such as DJ Casper, DJ April, DJ Pisshead and special guest DJs from the Puretek Crew. The party starts at 5 p.m. and the next day is a public holiday! Tickets are 300 baht including transportation to and from the festival and can be purchased from the booths outside Roots Rock Reggae Bar and Babylon Bar (which is also the pick-up location on the night of the event). World class fire shows from team Burn Babylon, delicious food and drinks available all night!DANCE AND PERFORMANCE
8th December
@ CMU Art Centre Auditorium
Watch dance performances by Sang Dao Dance and performance school from 2.30 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.

PAZZO 2
18th – 19th December
@ In front of Huay Tueng Tao Lake
080 237 4560
Here comes the second concert from Pazzo and Chang Beer. Meet famous Thai artists Tu Popthorn, Palmy, Som-Me-Day, Joey Boy feat. Sigha Nue Sue Tai, Musketeer, Etc., Scrubb, Slot Machine, and Boom Boom Clash. Tickets 299 baht, available now.JIANG MAI JAO MUSIC & ART MINI FEST
21st December
@ CMU Art Centre
AIS presents a big concert from Smallroom bands: Tattoo Colour, The Richman Toy, Greasy Cafe, The Jukks, Lomosonic, Polycat and Gene Kasidit. Tickets 200 baht; available at I Like Ice Cream, Suan Nom shop, Central Airport Plaza, and Chiang Mai University.








COMPETITIONS
CHIANG MAI MARATHON 2013
22nd December
@ Chiang Mai city
www.chiangmaimarathon.com
Join a cool season marathon race in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Best of all, the road is flat, no mountains! Starts at Tha Pae Gate at 4 a.m.