ARTS & EXHIBITIONS
Now – 11th January
VERNISSAGE – NORDIC LIGHT
@ Dokmai Garden, Hang Dong
Norwegian artist Erik Ask will display his paintings at Dokmai Garden. The exhibition is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Free entrance.
Now – 2nd February
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST: PAINTING EXHIBITION
@ Tita Gallery
053 298 373
Internationally renowned artist Thep Tavonsouk’s museum collection.
6th – 27th January
THE 3RD THAILAND-JAPAN SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM
@ CMU Art Museum
053 218 280
Contemporary Thai-Japanese sculpture exhibition. Opening will be on 6th January at 6 p.m.
FAIRS & FESTIVITIES
21st – 22nd January
TRADITIONAL THAI KITE FESTIVAL
@ PTIS International School
053 301 500
In celebration of the Thai kite flying history and culture, Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning is hosting their inaugural Traidhos Kite Festival 2012. This is a family event, open to the public and will include a colourful display of BIG kites flown by professional kite flyers, traditional Chula (male) and Pakpao (female) kite flying competitions and kite making workshops, history of royal kite flying exhibit and a chance to practice flying a kite with professionals! Food and Music, too.
Now – 3rd January
CHIANG MAI FAMILY CARNIVAL
@ 700 Year Stadium
9 entertainment zones for families with concerts, contests, play zones, games zones and more. The event will run from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, and 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost 60 baht for adults, 40 baht for seniors older than 65, and 40 baht for children and free admission for seniors older than 65 and children under 100 cm.
Now – 14th March
THE INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL EXPOSITION: ROYAL FLORA RATCHAPHRUEK
@ Royal Park Ratchaphruek
Outstanding flora exhibition. Tickets are available now.
11th – 13th January
CHEMISTRY BEYOND BOUNDERIES
@ The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai
Organised by faculty of sciences, Chiang Mai University and Chemistry Society of Thailand, PACCON 2012 and Chiang Mai University welcome to the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference, special key note given by Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn.
9th – 12th January
UNIVERSITY – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE
@ Le Meridien Hotel
Faculty of Social Administration, Thammasat University and Division of Industry and Community Network, University Sains Malaysia in a conference titled ‘University-Community Engagement for Empowerment and Knowledge Creation’. It aims to create questions to integrate the global effort and maintain a just and sustainable world.
20th – 22th January
CHIANG MAI INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA
@ The Next, Mee Chok intersection
More than 30 balloons from 15 countries. Stand chances to win prizes to ride on a balloon.
Now – 14th February
CHIANG MAI MIRACLE FLORA
@ 80th Anniversary Commemoration Garden (Opposite to 700 Year Stadium)
053 248 604
Enjoy sightseeing in the floral gardens of Chiang Mai. There will be many different flowers including tulips, lilies, and other flowers from numerous countries.
NATIONAL CHILDREN DAY
@ All over Chiang Mai
Many places around the city will arrange a Children’s Day Celebration. Bring your kids, have fun, win prizes.
20th – 22nd January
BO SANG UMBRELLA AND SANKAMPHANG HANDICRAFT FESTIVAL
@ Bo Sang Village
053 248 604
See local products, handicraft products, traditional parades, and much more.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
@ Old China Town
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai.
7th – 8th January
@ Baan San Payang, Mae Taeng
081 142 8575
Participate in organic farming activities in the morning, enjoy creative vegetarian & raw food, and spend the afternoon discovering diverse melodies from tribal instruments to 6 hands on a piano. One day tickets cost 200 baht and 2 day passes cost 300 baht. Free camping, but bring your own tent.
SHOWS & CONCERTS
21st – 22nd January
CHIANG MAI JAZZ IN THE CITY FESTIVAL
@ Nim City Daily
This is a music festival for all Chiang Mai people under the concept of music in the city. Concerts and performances featuring famous Thai and international artists and bands. Starts 4 p.m. Free
JIVE GARDEN #5+1
@ Buralumpai Resort, Pai, Mae Hong Son
080 122 122 3
Warm Up Café presents JIVE Garden 6th, music fair in modern art and alternative creativity art in Pai, Mae Hong Son.
6th – 7th January
6 HANDS 1 PIANO
@ CMU Art Centre and Rachamankha Hotel
082 388 6515
At CMU Art Centre, on 6th January, the piano recital features 3 performances; Nicolas Collinet, Matthieu Normand and Jonas Dept playing Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Mozart and more. The recital will start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost 500 baht, and limited tickets to students 300 baht. On 7th January, recital and wine tasting, charity concert will begin at 5.30 p.m. Tickets cost 1,800 baht at Rachamankha Hotel.
NIS’ FIRST COMMUNITY CHARITY FUN-RUN
@ Nakorn Payap International School
053 110 680
Nakorn Payap International School invites all runners to attend the Charity Fun-Run aimed to help Care for Dogs and Helping Hands Associations. There will be a 3 km run and a 10 km mini marathon. Starts at 5.30 a.m. Application costs 200 baht for adults, and 50 baht for students.
Every Friday at 8 p.m.ALLIANCE FRANÉAISE DE CHIANG MAI
@ Chareonoprathet Road
053 275 277
INSPECTEUR LAVARDIN (1986)
de Claude Chabrol avec Jean Poiret o Jean-Claude Brialy o Bernadette Lafont o Jean-Luc Bideau o 100 mn o Eng. sub-titles
de Claude Chabrol avec Marie Trintignant o Stéphane Audran o Jean-François Garreaud o Yves Lambrecht o 103 mn o Eng. sub-titles
de Claude Chabrol avec François Cluzet o Emmanuelle Béart o Marc Lavoine o Nathalie Cardone o 100 mn o Eng. sub-titles
LA FLEUR DU MAL (2003) de Claude Chabrol avec Benoît Magimel o Nathalie Baye Mélanie Doutey o Suzanne Flon o Bernard Le Coq o Thomas Chabrol o Henri Attal o 104 mn o Eng. sub-titles
TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND SECTION
Now – 30th April
INTERNATIONAL LANTERN FESTIVAL – COLOUR OF THE SOUTH
@ Hat Yai, Songkhla
074 231 055
Lanterns divided into 7 categories: Amazing Small World, Amazing Floating Lantern, Amazing Animal Planet, Amazing Lantern of the East, Amazing Chinese Lantern, Amazing Bird Paradise and Amazing Sculpture Lantern.
9TH KHONKAEN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
@ Khonkaen University, Khonkaen
043 244 498 – 9
Marathon, half-marathon and mini marathon, sport equipment stalls, and an exhibition.