ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
Now – 9th December
THE TRAVELLING SOUL: IN SEARCH OF NORTHERN THAI SPIRIT
@ Tamarind Village
This photo exhibition presents 53 stunning photos of Northern Thailand by local artist Chamni Thipmanee.
10th – 11th December MUET
@ 137 Pillars House
Choreography by Jitti Chompee. Production by 18monkeysdancetheatre. Tickets cost 1,500 baht.20th DecemberWattana Art Gallery Opening@ 100/1 Soi Wat Umongwww.wwattanapun-art.com View decades worth of artwork by acclaimed Thai painter Wattana Wattanapun, well known for his original and creative use of traditional culture.
FAIRS & FESTIVITIES
Now – 3rd December
CMU BOOK FAIR@ CMU Library
Shop for books, novels and more.
Now – 5th December
HOME AND DECOR 2012@ Kad Saun Kaew
053 351 199
Home decorations and special promotions.
Now – 10th December
CIRCUS TERMINAL THAILAND
@ Sangdee Gallery, PREM International School and Three Kings Monument
This international exhibition features 54 local and international artists from 17 different countries. Artists’ presentation and discussion on collaboration will be held on 3rd December at 6.30 p.m. On 7th December, from 12.20 – 3 p.m., join the creative children’s workshop at PREM International School, where you can learn to make costumes from raw materials found in the school. On 8th December, come to the ‘Interactive Terminal, Hodaoa Anibo Prater Flags’ workshop at Watch Space Penguin Village. Lastly, on 9th December, see live performances at Three Kings Monument showcasing a collaboration between international and local artists.
Now – 10th December
LAMPANG CERAMIC FAIR
@ Central Plaza Lampang
This fair features a ceramics exhibition, singing contests, OTOP products fair and much more.
@ B1, Kad Saun Kaew
The ultimate party for scooter lovers. Don’t miss live musical performances, dancing and DJ sets as well as Vespa and Lambrella contests.
6th – 9th December
THE LIVING MUSEUM: LANNA WAY OF LIFE
@ CMU Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture
This free, family-friendly culture festival features hands-on activities for the kids, food and craft stalls, and traditional Lanna performances.
@ Nics Restaurant & Playground
087 007 3769
Buy used goods from your fellow Chiang Mai-ers. Ceramic Workshop for children. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free.
REAL BIKER@ Royal Flora Rachapruek
Browse a variety of big bikes from midday to midnight as well as products imported from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, accompanied by live rock music.
Now – 10th December
@ Royal Park Rachapruek
Local products, OTOP products and more.
22nd – 23rd December
@ JJ Market
International and local music performances and interfaith celebrations. U-Night concert tickets cost 400 baht.
SHOWS & CONCERTS
JOY TO THE WORLD
@ Faculty of Nursing, Payap University
053 291 164
A Christmas concert by Monic Debby and Karen Klongtruatrok. Tickets cost 150, 300 and 500 baht. All profits go to Angel Tree Project and Holiday of Hope. Start 7 p.m.
8th – 9th December
MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD
@ Rachamankha Hotel and CMU Art Centre
082 388 6515
Listen to the music performance of Tasana Nagavajara, Thailand’s leading violinist. Tickets cost 1,800 baht. Starts 6 p.m. Additional performance on 9th December at CMU Art Centre. Tickets cost 300 baht. Starts 4 p.m.
THE MANY SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Prince Royal College, Harris Auditorium
087 303 3646
The Chiang Mai Community Chorus invites you to a very special Pre-Christmas concert. Proceeds go to the Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital Foundation. 7 p.m. Tickets cost 200 baht. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book in advance, or purchase at door.
9th – 14th December
41ST CHIANG MAI GAMES
@ 700 Years Stadium
Welcome to the 41st Thailand National Games. See many athletes and sports with amazing opening and closing ceremonies.
19th – 23rd October
MASTERS TOUR OF CHIANG MAI
@ Around Chiang Mai City
A bicycle competition held in many parts of Chiang Mai city.
CHIANG MAI MARATHON
@ Tha Pae Gate
The biggest marathon competition in Chiang Mai. Apply now before 15th December.
FilmSpace Starts 7 p.m.
@ CMU Art Centre
053 944 846
This is the month of Old Men. On 1st Dec, Broken Flowers (2005), 8th Dec, Wild Grass (2009), 15th Dec, Gran Torino (2008), 22nd Dec, The Visitor (2007) and 29th Dec, Autumn Spring (2001).
December Film Programme
Alliance Francaise de Chiang Mai
@ Chareonprathet Road
053 275 277
See a variety of French films with English subtitles. On 7th Dec, Les Femmes De 6eme Etage (2011), 14th Dec, Americano (2011), 21st Dec, L’ceil de L’astronome (2012).