11th December – 28th January 2011
ANCIENT TEXTILES, LIVING ART: TREASURES FROM THE LOOMS OF INDONESIA, LAOS, AND THAILAND
@ The Patricia Cheesman Collection Gallery Studio Naenna
053 226 042
There will be a showcase of woven artworks from Patricia’s personal collection of the exquisite and mysterious weavings of three cultures: Indonesia, Laos, and Thailand.
Now – 31st January
DREAM OF THE NORTH
@ Tamarind Village
Dream of the north Nuance and Nostalgia in contemporary Thai Jewelry at Tamarind Village Chiang Mai exhibits daily from 11.00 a.m. – 6 p.m. All items are available at the Tamarind Boutique, open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Now – 6th January
LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER
@ Tita Gallery
053 298 373
Don’t miss this exhibition: oil on canvas by Yuth Suripong.
Now – 13th January
COLOURS EMOTIONS OF CHIANG RAI
@ 9 Art Gallery, Chiang Rai
053 719 110
9 Arts Gallery presents a painting exhibition about the colours and emotions of Chiang Rai’s mountains.
10th January – 6th February
THE EMPEROR’S OLD CLOTHES
@ Lost Heavens
080 129 2637
Ron Simpson and Panya Suwan invites you to the opening of ‘The Emperor’s Old Clothes’, an exhibition of 19th century Chinese embroidered and woven silk robes, skirts, banners, sleeve bands shawls and covers will be held upstairs of Lost Heavens, Tha Pae Road
Now – 6th February
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
053 114 110
Flowers and music in the garden, while Lanna shows are performed by locals.
Now – 9th January
NIGHT BAZAAR GIFT FESTIVAL
@ Night Bazaar
Select from many discounted products and join in activities to win the prizes at all shops around the Night Bazaar.
Now – 16th January
@ Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport
Discounts, concert tickets, promotions and packages are provided here.
@ Buralumpai Resort, Mae Hongsorn
080 122 122 3
Warm Up Café presents JIVE Garden 5th
music fair in modern art and alternative creativity art in Pai, Mae Hongsorn. Bring books to donate for further sale and profits will go to Pai Hospital and Pai Library. Tickets cost 300 baht.
NATIONAL CHILDREN DAY
@ All over Chiang Mai
Many places around the city will arrange a Children Day Celebration. Bring your kids, have fun, win prizes.
Now – 9th January
RED CROSS AND CHIANG MAI WINTER FAIR
@ Behind the Chiang Mai Provincial Office
Enjoy shopping, concerts and sightseeing at the Winter Fair during the evening. Donate to the Red Cross Foundation.
EXECUTIVE CHEF TUMMANOON PUNCHUN VISITS TRAIDHOS
053 301 500
The Traidhos Community for Learning has recently welcomed renowned Thai chef, Tummanoon Punchun, executive chef at Mom Tri’s Boathouse Wine and Grill, onto the campus. Chef Punchun will be working alongside the current chefs at all three of Traidhos food outlets; the PTIS student cafeteria, The Club Restaurant, and the on-site Krapood Restaurant. Currently the Krapood restaurant opens on Tuesday and Friday evenings, providing the simple combination of comfortable surroundings and good quality Thai foods.
For bookings or further information please contact Khun Kitibhum at firstname.lastname@example.org
22nd – 23rd January
NORTHERN THAILAND OFF ROAD CHALLENGE
@ Amphur Fang, Chiang Mai
Enjoy the off road rally competition with many amateur and professional off road drivers.
CHIANG MAI ARM WRESTLING COMPETITION
@ Red Cross and Winter Festival, behind the Chiang Mai Provincial Office
Arm wrestling competition for big and small people at the Winter Fair. All evening.
15th – 16th January
BIKE FOR ELEPHANTS
@ Mae Rim Lagoon Resort
081 568 0571
Two days of adventure and fun biking to raise funds for the Elephant Nature Park and create awareness about the plight of Thai elephants. Start at the Mae Rim Lagoon resort, camp at the Elephant Nature Park and finish with a picnic party at Bua Tong waterfall.
15th, 16th and 23rd January
@ Chiang Mai city
For those who want to compete in a marathon, check the following schedule. On 15th January, Economics Mini Marathon at Payap University, call 053 851 478. On 16th January, Vieng Kum Kam Mini Marathon at Saraphee, call 053 321 253. On 23th January, 24th Chiang Mai Christian School Mini Marathon at Chiang Mai Christian School, call 053 241 503.
SING, PLAY AND DANCE FOR DONATIONS 9
@ Kad Theatre, Kad Suan Kaew
053 306 358 or 081 400 8356
There will be a ‘donation’ performance entitled ‘Alice in Wonderland and Manorha 2011’. The show will run two times; 1.30 and 7.00 p.m. The tickets cost 1,000, 800, 500, 300 and 200 baht, available at the information desk, Kad Saun Kaew.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHIANG MAI
@ Charoenprathet Road
053 275 277
LA GRANDE ILLUSION (1937)
by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin o Erich von Stroheim o Pierre Fresnay o B&W o 114mn o Eng. S.Titles
LE QUAI DES BRUMES (1938)
by Marcel Carné with Jean Gabin o Michel Simon o Michèle Morgan o Pierre Brasseur o B&W o 91 mn
LA BETE HUMAINE (1938)
by Jean Renoir with Jean Gabin o Simone Simon o Fernard Ledoux o B&W o 100mn o Eng. S.Titles
QUAI DES ORFÊVRES (1947)
by Henri-Georges Clouzot with Louis Jouvet o Bernard Blier o Suzy Delair o Simone Renant o Rene Blancard o Charles Dullin o 95 min o B&W o Eng. S.Titles
Saturday 29th January
Saturday Splashed with Strawberries at Mon Jam
Saturday 29th January will see Mon Jam splashed with strawberries from His Majesty the King’s Nong Hoy Royal Project and of course Champagne (see October Citylife issue http://www.chiangmainews.com/ecmn/viewfa.php?id=2987). The finest Japanese delicacies are provided by Chiang Mai’s top Japanese restaurant, Tengoku de Cuisine (Thailand Tatler’s Thailand’s Best Restaurants 2010): slow roasted eggplant steeped in miso and sesame, sushi foie gras (goose liver foie gras on sushi rice wrapped in nori) and many more fabulous dishes will be served to match the 5 premium wines from 3 different countries followed by traditional Japanese sake selected by our wine writer (Life of Wine column). This is surely one not to miss.
Tickets with wine, sake, food and transportation to Mon Jam (45 minutes’ drive) are only 2,800 baht net per person and in case you would like to drive there by yourself, tickets are only 2,500 baht per person. We will leave the city from Citylife office at 3.45 p.m. and you will get to Mon Jam with plenty of time to see the stunning sunset, champagne in hand, and enjoy the magnificent views from the mountain top. We will dine at 6 p.m. on five courses of superb Japanese food – and of course some seriously mouthwatering special wines! Vans will return to the city at 8 and 9 p.m. Seats are limited to only 30, please reserve your seat in advance by calling 053 357 428, 053 225 201 or email Janjira@chiangmaicitylife.com.