Wed 29th Aug
Dress Rehearsal of The Amen Corner at A.U.A.
Dress Rehearsal of The Amen Corner at A.U.A. Auditorium Rachadamoen Road / Sunday Walking Street.
Performance on Friday August 31 The Amen Corner by Readers Theatre Production from the Gate Theater Group at AUA Auditorium – one night only – 7pm – directed by Stephan Tuner – Written by American writer and social critic James Baldwin in 1954, The Amen Corner is a three-act play that portrays the incongruity of religious idealism and harsh reality in an African American community plagued by poverty and racial prejudice. The play follows a respected female pastor, Margaret Alexander, as she leads a church that meets in a storefront in the middle of the twentieth century. Margaret’s fears and suffering from her past have led her to a life of strict religious observance, and she leads her congregation without telling them of the failures in her past. Tickets for The Amen Corner are 250 baht, at the door only. Box office opens at 6:00pm; curtain 7:00pm. General Admission seating. Seating is limited. Arrive early!
Tue 28th Aug
Assist Thai Visa Services Sponsors Gate Theater
Assist Thai Visa Services renews their sponsorship for gate theatre for another year.
Rhys Bonney Director of Assist Thai Visa Services told Citylife it was because of their commitment to the residents of Chiang Mai and in particular the arts.
If any company or individual wishes to sponsor Gate Theater they should contact [email protected]
The next performance will be on August 31 The Amen Corner by Readers Theatre Production from the Gate Theater Group at AUA Auditorium – one night only – 7pm – directed by Stephan Tuner – Written by American writer and social critic James Baldwin in 1954, The Amen Corner is a three-act play that portrays the incongruity of religious idealism and harsh reality in an African American community plagued by poverty and racial prejudice. The play follows a respected female pastor, Margaret Alexander, as she leads a church that meets in a storefront in the middle of the twentieth century. Margaret’s fears and suffering from her past have led her to a life of strict religious observance, and she leads her congregation without telling them of the failures in her past. Tickets for The Amen Corner are 250 baht, at the door only. Box office opens at 6:00pm; curtain 7:00pm. General Admission seating. Seating is limited. Arrive early!
Dress Rehearsal of Snoop Snoop – Sneak Peek Soiree at Villa Virtuosa – Villa Virtuosa is presenting its first soiree which will feature some amazingly entertaining acts on Saturday, August 25th. This event is SOLD OUT – however for future events contact [email protected]
Music Pitch at Thapae East – Venue for Creative Arts. Music Pitch “Where words fail music speaks’. The concert featured The North Gate Brass Band, Keetatarn Youth Band and The Khlong Toey Music Sharing Band. Later in the evening there was Burgundy Band and a Jazz Jam session.
The Music Pitch is opening a music education space for orphans and other disadvantaged children. This project was created by a group of friends and volunteer musicians in Chiang Mai who believe that all children need safe and welcoming spaces. They want to create an opportunity for children like these who want to study music, and who dream of experiencing the magic of music, like other children who have all normal advantages. ‘The Music Pitch’ therefore held an event at Thapae East, together with Kru Bella Intaranan, founder of ‘Kitatarn Mudhouse’ and children’s rights network Music Sharing Khlong Toey, which have long worked on children’s education. Both organisations brought young musicians to play
Wed 25th Jul
Opening of Spirit of Asia at Anantara Resort
Opening of Spirit of Asia at Anantara Resort – a photographic exhibition by renowned black and white photographer Chumphot Ounchua. Spirit of Asia features a moving landscape of culture, every substance arises, exists and expires as everything on earth. Be it living entities, nature and culture, goes through a cycle. This cycle movement is presented as black and white still photography.
Opening of Heterotopias at My Secret Café in Town – An Art Exhibition by two talented, Chaing Rai based, Thai artists Pattree Chimnok and Chakkrit Chimnok. In this exhibition title “Heterotopias” the husband and wife duo use their art work to reveal their link to their experience and background. Also their different points of view, their difference in emotions, feelings and imagination.
Opening of Island Exhibition by HYM Project at Chiang Mai University Art Center. The exhibition consists of work by Anurak Tunyapalit, Anusorn Tanyapalit, Kitchapon Ketchu, Radchanee Pada, Rattanakan Kanchanaphanbun, Thot Kanthiya and Woraporn Pongsamart.
“It seems strange to imagine that an unknown island, which geographically refers to a piece of land surrounded by water, somehow appears in the middle of Chiang Mai — an inland city surrounded by mountains. In such a context, the idea of “Islandness”, which seems almost far-fetched and bizarre when applied to the valley of this city, will be reinterpreted, reread, and then expressed in the form of unique artworks”.
The exhibition is on display until 29 July 2018
Sat 7th Jul
Child Music for the Soul at Sangdee
Child Music for the Soul at Sangdee Gallery Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5
Music for the Soul…for a Child – Helping to raise funds to save a child’s life. Sukonlawat Sangthai nickname is Tyke is 7 years old stay in A. Fang with his mother and is currently fighting for his life. He has Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain caused by a mosquito bite. His body is weak and unable to drain its own fluids so he needs the use of both oxygen and a suction machines.
Fri 6th Jul
Coco Rouzier at Piccolo Wine and Tapas
Acoustic Soul at Piccolo Wine and Tapas featuring Coco Rouzier. Extended for one extra night until 8 July 2018. The big-city sound of international jazz and soul singer, Coco Rouzier, from Washington DC to the Big Mango and everywhere in between, Coco’s been lighting up the global stage with her soulful voice for decades. The talented singer is particularly known across Asia performing in some of the region’s leading hotels and clubs including The Sukhothai in Bangkok. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 091 072 2431
Sat 30th Jun
The 9th UOB Painting Competition at TCDC
Artist talk at TCDC Chiang Mai to announce the 9th United Overseas Bank (Thai) PLC. Painting of the Year competition for emerging and established Thai artists to reveal their artistic passion and talent.The annual competition demonstrates UOB’s commitment to connecting communities through art.
Mr. Sanchai Apisaksirikul, Managing Director and Country Head of Finance and Corporate Services, UOB (Thai), said the Bank has been uncovering, nurturing and promoting local artistic talent in Thailand through the UOB Painting of the Year competition for almost a decade. The Bank’s support of Southeast Asian art through its other programmes began four decades ago.
“As a long-term champion of Southeast Asian art, UOB provides opportunities for all artists – from those just starting out to the professionals who continue to seek breakthroughs – to be recognised on the regional art stage. We hope that the UOB Painting of the Year competition will continue to help inspire Thai artists and draw them closer to other art communities in Southeast Asia. This is in line with our commitment to helping connect people, enrich lives and strengthen communities, and in turn contribute to social progress,” Mr Sanchai said.
The winner of last year’s UOB Thailand Painting of the Year and the 2017 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award was Mr. Sukit Choosri. It was the first time a Thai artist had won the regional award.
At the event, the participants shared with one another their perspectives on art, the challenges and opportunities they faced and the experiences they gained from pursuing their passion at home and overseas. Present included Assistant Professor Somporn Rodboon : prominent Thai curator and a committee member at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Mr.Alongkorn Lauwatthana : The National Thai Artist and Mr. Kananek Treetantiplert : 8th UOB Painting of the Year Winner (Thailand).
Submissions for the 9th UOB Painting of the Year competition will be received from 31 August to 2 September 2018. For more competition details, please visit www.uobpoy.com
The winners of the 9th UOB Thailand Painting of the Year competition will be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 October 2018. The UOB Thailand Painting of the Year winner will then compete for the UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award with other outstanding artists from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The country winners from the UOB Painting of the Year competition will also be considered for a month-long residency programme at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan.
Fri 29th Jun
Spirit of Flamenco at Piccolo Wine & Tapas
‘Spirit of Flamenco’ with Ivan Gongora at Piccolo Wine & Tapas Bamrungrad Road.
Piccolo Wine & Tapas presents the passionate percussion and fast footsteps of internationally-acclaimed flamenco performer Iván Góngora. Sharing the stage with Speakeasy, Piccolo’s in-house musicians, the Spanish dancer is a true master of his craft who’s just as talented with his clapping, snapping and playing the cajón as he is with feet. From the tapas on the table to Ivan’s fiery feet on the tablao, there’s nothing else like this in Chiang Mai.
TONIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 091 072 2431
Tue 19th Jun
Opening of My Garden Story Telling at Art Mai?
Opening of My Garden Story Telling at Art Mai? Gallery Design Hotel, exhibition by Srijai Kuntawang.
The Story of Artist Lovely Life Style, Culture and beautiful Natural all around, this Exhibition show on his Lovely home and garden.
Art Mai? Gallery Design Hotel is located on Nimmanhaemindha Road Soi 3
Exhibition: 4 June – 31 July 2018
Gallery hours: 9.00 – 20.00 hrs (Mon – Sun)
Thu 7th Jun
Yale Singers at School for the Blind
Yale’s Acappella Group perform at the Northern School for the Blind under the patronage of HM The Queen. The event was organised by the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club.
Tonight on June 7 Yale’s Acappella Group ‘Whim n Rhythm’ Concert at River Market – 7.30pm – 9pm FREE CONCERT – Whim ‘n Rhythm hosted by the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club and River Market with donations welcome to benefit the Children’s Projects of the Chiang Mai International Rotary Club. Regular dinner available for purchase
Trevor Merrion presented Great and Good Friends Curator’s Talk at MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum hosted by Jennifer A. Harhigh U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai.
This exhibition, a gift of friendship from the American people, displays the official gifts exchanged between American Presidents and Thai Kings over the past 200 years. Trevor provided insight on these incredible objects and the rich moments in history they represent. Among the gifts on display are a set of gold nielloware from King Chulalongkorn to the Smithsonian Institution 1876, a cigarette case with the royal cypher of King Ananda Mahidol to President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1945 (a Gift of Peace conveying the Kingdoms desire for peace), a ceremonial gold robe from Prince Wan Waithayakon to the Smithsonian Institution 1947, a gold Niello desk set a gfit from King Bhumipol Adulyadej to President Dwight D. Eisenhower 1960. Many more items are on display.
The exhibition is on display at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The exhibition is on display until 30 June 2018 and is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is 150 baht for adults, 50 baht for students with IDs. It is free for children under 12 years old. Last admission is at 3:30 p.m.
Eric Bunnag Booth, the co-owner of MAIIAM, explained MAIIAM is a tribute to his great grand aunt Jao Jom Iam, a royal consort to HM King Rama V. In the exhibition there is a letter from Phraya Suriyawong Montri (Dit Bunnag) to President James Monroe 1818; therefore this talk on the exhibition has a special place at MAIIAM.
Learn more about Great and Good Friends! Check out: www.greatandgoodfriends.com
Luz Thesis Exhibition at Chiang Mai House of Photography – photographic Art from Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University. The exhibition on display until 19 August 2018. Chiang Mai House of Photography is located opposite Three Kings Monument / next to Lanna Folklife Museum.