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What’s Happening?


Now – 4th February

ART EXHIBITION
@ 2nd floor, Central Airport Plaza
053 999199 ext 1300-8

Thaivichitsilp Art School’s art exhibition including a fashion show, painting and gardening demonstration.

Now – 9th February

ABSTRACT REALITY
@ Galerie Panisa 053 202779

Come see the art exhibition ‘Abstract Reality’ by Auxchanok Chirakul Mondays – Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

12th February – 6th April
EXHIBITION OF WATER COLOUR PAINTINGS

@ Galerie Panisa, 053 202779

Watercolour paintings by GP Alliance every Mondays – Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. except Sundays.

Now – 15th February
STUDIO-HOME OF WATTANA WATTANAPUN
@ Art Gallery
053 278747, 089 4291883

Artist Wattana Wattanapun’s studio and home filled with different types of art including oil and acrylic paintings, handmade paper, metal sculptures, mixed media and more.

2nd-13th February
THE HERITAGE OF LANNA [email protected] Khum Chao Burirat, Rajadamnoen Road053 944814, 086 1900699

The principles and procedures in art and culture management, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University will exhibit the heritage of Lanna costumes. The opening will take place on 2nd February, 6 p.m.

Now – 28th February
WOVEN WISDOM
@ The Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery, www.studio-naenna.com

Come see a collection of masterpieces from the Studio Naenna Archives 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. until the closing reception on 28th February.

9th February
MAKHA BUCHA DAY

Makha Bucha is the day when 1250 monks serendipidously came together to meet the Lord Buddha. It is celebrated on the 9th of February.

[b]13th-15th February

STRAWBERRY FAIR
@ Samoeng District
053 112740-1[/b]

Miss Strawberry contest, OTOP products and more with a parade on 14th February.

6th-8th February
THE 33RD CHIANG MAI FLOWER FESTIVAL
@ Nong Buak Had Public Park, Nawarat Bridge and Tha Pae Gate

Flower exhibition, flower float parade competition. Each parades starts at Nawarat Bridge and goes to Nong Buak Had Public Park from 8 a.m. onward.

27th & 28th February
THAT TAKES OVARIES!!
@ AUA, Ratchadamnoen Road
053 276399, 081 6030294, 084 0424069

All new ‘That takes ovaries!!’ bold females & their brazen acts. A play by Rivka Solomon, a collection of all new real life stories from women and girls starting at 7.30 p.m. All proceeds to go to the Zonta Fund for orphaned children of AIDS. Donations 300 baht available at Girasole.

12th February
NIS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
@ NIS Campus, 5 p.m.
083 5786099, 053 110680 ext 101 [email protected]

Nakornpayap International School’s International Festival. A chance to enjoy cuisines and games from more than 15 countries as well as performances and exhibitions all in one.

6th – 8th February
BAAN TAWAI WOOD CARVING FESTIVAL
@ Baan Tawai, Hang Dong
053 248604, 053 248707

Enjoy wood carving demonstrations, exhibitions, products fair, as well as cultural and traditional Thai Lanna performances.

21st February
SMALL WONDERS
@ Kad Theater, Central Kad Suan Kaew
http://chiangmaicalendar.googlepages.com

The Chiang Mai Charity Calendar presents a variety performance plus a children’s art exhibition featuring song, dance, music, drama and art by children of all ages & nationalities. Children’s art exhibition starting from noon – 2 p.m. and small wonders performance from 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

4th-5th February
CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION MEETING 2009
@ The Empress Convention Centre
053 224140 [email protected]

Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Mai Office of Commercial Affairs and Chiang Mai Health Services Promotion Association will host this event titled, ‘How to Live Longer & with Happiness’.

7th-8th February
YOUTH DANCE COMPETITION 2009
@ Central Kad Suan Kaew
053 260373, 053 306358

Ballet and Jazz Club Chiang Mai’s competition; free style dance, jazz and hip-hop different age groups. www.moreschool.net to download the application form.

13th February
THE 5TH JUNIOR IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARDS FOR THAILAND 2008-2009
@ Citylife office
053 357428

The winner of the 5th Junior IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards for Thailand 2008-2009 will be announced soon. The winner of each region wins 10,000 baht each and two merit awards per region of 5,000 baht each, the overall national winner will win a trip for the author and one parent to Dublin where they will attend the senior international IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards ceremony. Judging by Pim Kemasingki, managing editor of Citylife Magazine, Bob Tilley, author and owner of Writers Wine Bar, and Wanaporn Buanamjued, deputy editor of Compass Magazine.

Now – 28th February
LANNA PHOTO CONTEST
081 9229063, [email protected]

Knowledge Media Group invites everyone to join the Lanna Photo Contest to promote tourism, arts, the unique cultural and historical heritage of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. The theme of the contest is ‘Cheers! Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai’. Winners announced on March 31st, with exhibitions from May 1st to July 31st. There will be lots of generous prizes valued at more than 250,000 baht.

Every Saturday
KAD INDY
@ Central Airport Plaza
053 999199 ext 1308

Indy accessories and cultural performances, folk songs, fashion show, cosplay party, dancing contest and more every Saturday from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

28th February
NEW DIMENSION KOTO & BIWA DUO CONCERT
@ Art Museum Theatre, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University 053 203367 ext 104 or 053 943284

Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai and Japanese Studies Centre, CMU jointly present this concert by Tomoya Nakai and Tomoka Nagasu at 2 p.m.. Admission is free but please pick up your tickets at the organisers’ offices.

14th February
LOVE FEST: LOVE MEMORY CONCERT (LOVE AT PAI)
@ Buralumpai Resort, Pai, Mae Hong Son, www.lovememoryconcert.hi5.com

The concert will be held on Saturday 14th February between 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. Three part concert; easy listening, disco and rock. Tickets are 1,200 baht, available now till 14th February.

6th-7th February
CHIANG MAI MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009
@ Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre and Ban Wangtan, Hang Dong

Chiang Mai Music Festival in co-operation with Yamaha presents two free public concerts of simply beautiful classical music by five young pianists from Korea & Japan. On 6th February, romantic piano solos at Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Centre at 7.30 p.m. and on the 7th at Ban Wangtan, Hang Dong, 7.30 p.m.

6th February
NARNIA AND THE CELEBRATION OF DARA ACADEMY’S 130TH ANNIVERSARY
@ Dara Academy
053 241039 ext 213

Dara Academy presents Narnia and the celebration of Dara Academy’s 130th anniversary. The entire production will be in English. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Admission free and all are welcome.

Every Saturday

Starting at 7 p.m.
@ The Media Arts and Design Building, Nimmanhaemin Road., by Suthep Road Junction
053 974846

February 2009: The Month of Iron Hoofter

7th February:

Spider Lilies (2007) by Zero Chou

14th February

My Summer of Love (2006) by Pawel Pawlikowski

21st February

The Love of Siam (2007) by Chukiat Sakveerakul

28th February

Summer Storm (2004) by Marco Kreuzpaintner

Every Friday

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CHIANGMAI
8 p.m. 053 275277

February 2009 Film Programme

6th February
LA GRANDE ILLUSION (1937)

by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin Erich von Stroheim Pierre Fresnay B&W o 114mn Eng. S.Titles

13th February
LE QUAI DES BRUMES (1938)

by Marcel Carné with Jean Gabin o Michel Simon Michéle Morgan Pierre Brasseur B&W 91 mn

20th February
LA BETE HUMAINE (1938)

by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin o Simone Simon Fernard Ledoux B&W o 100mn Eng. S.Titles

27th February
QUAI DES ORFÈVRES (1947)

by Henri-Georges Clouzot with Louis Jouvet Bernard Blier Suzy Delair, Simone Renant Rene Blancard Charles Dullin 95 min B&W Eng. S.Titles