Now – 6th December
THIP THEP SAMANGKEE
@ Galerie Panisa
053 202 779
This exhibition shows the mural paintings of Wat Maesapok, Mae Wang, and is featuring Rungroj Piamyossak.
Now – 5th December
A MESSAGE FROM PAPER & IRON
@ Chiang Mai city Arts and Cultural Centre
053 217 793
This is the 6th Lanna-Japan Festival: A Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition by Shigeno Sawada and Junko Masumoto.
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
www.studio-naena.com or 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. The opening ceremony is held on 11th December at 4 – 7 p.m.
@ Elephants Gallery, Nimmanheamin Soi 1
053 894 071
This exhibition of arts and sculptures is presented by 10 famous artists of Thailand.
5th – 11th December
THE 11TH NIMMANHEAMIN ART & DESIGN PROMENADE
@ Nimmanhaemin, Soi 1 and Think Park
Don’t miss this exhibition of arts, designs and home decoration and the flower decorated walking street displaying trendy designs and craftworks.
Now – 6th January
LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER
@ Tita Gallery
053 298 373
Don’t miss this exhibition: Oil on canvas by Yuth Suripong.
Now – 6Th February
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
053 114 110
Flowers and music in the garden, while Lanna shows are performed by locals, among them children.
Now – 2nd December
17TH CMU BOOK FAIR
@ CMU Library
Here you will find books, notebooks, used book, magazines, novels and music in the garden.
4th – 12th December
BOTANIC GARDEN FAIR
@ Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
053 841 234
Come see the amazing, colourful plants and flowers. In the park you will find contests, a Lanna market, music, games and much more.
FESTIVE SEASON ORGANIC COFFEE CUPPING
@ Rachmankha Hotel
085 715 3787
Have a taste of the organic coffee from Lahu Farm. Highlighted is the civet cat coffee, claimed as the most expensive coffee in the world. The tastings will begin at 2.30 p.m. Tickets are 300 baht. Only 30 seats available.
31st December – 1st January 2011
INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK CONTEST
@ 700 Years Stadium Chiang Mai
The Chiang Mai Province and the Ministry of Defence are arranging an International Fireworks Contest to celebrate the 84th birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand. This event will not only feature international contestants, but also Thais, some of them from government circles. The international contestants will be from among other countries the USA, Australia, Denmark and China. The show contains seven performances stretching through seven hours. The show is likely to become the best of its kind in Asia, showing for instance special Heart Fireworks which are visible from a 2 kilometres distance.
3rd – 12th December
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
Plants, natural products, food and music are found here.
26th December – 2nd January
12TH CHIANG MAI FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL
@ Kad Cherng Doi
053 891 118
Pick and choose between many different kinds of food, prepared by several popular restaurants around Chiang Mai. There will also be live bands performing on stage.
3rd – 4th December
CHIANG RAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
@ Chiang Rai
Don’t miss the 36 hours of celebrating the city of Chiang Rai’s 750th anniversary. Tons of activities and events, such as 18 famous bands playing live, 30 DJs, international performers, cabaret, camping, Lanna market, water games, Fun Fair, Off Road Show, graffiti exhibitions, Health Village, Grill Pub and restaurants.
CHIANG MAI SMILE PARTY #3
@ Huay Tueng Tao Lake
The Winter Smile Music Festival has many live bands playing, DJs and fire performances. Tickets are available for 250 baht at Café del Sol, Zoe in Yellow, Roots Rock Reggae & Babylon.
@ Vichit Studio, Sankamphang
053 392 733
Vichit Studio presents an afternoon tea concert with Tasana Nagavajara, violinist, and Pornpan Banternghansa, pianist, and more. Tickets are 500 baht, 150 baht for students.
A CHRISTMAS CONCERT: SELECTED BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITIONS
@ 4th Floor, Pang Suan Kaew hotel Lobby
053 224 444 ext. 19008
The Chiang Mai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation presents a Christmas Concert performed by Atsuko Seta and Friends. The show will run from 7.30 p.m. Tickets are available for 300 baht at the information desk, G Floor, Kad Saun Kaew.
100 HORSEPOWER PARTY
@ Chalermkrung Café
084 174 4847
This party is held at the Chalermkrung Café, which just went through a make-over, and features the popular Thai grunge rock band ‘Flure.’
15th – 23rd December
15TH ASEAN UNIVERSITY GAMES CHIANG MAI
@ 700 years stadium
11 ASEAN countries are coming to Chiang Mai to compete against each other. You can see 17 sports games at stadiums around in Chiang Mai.
AIS REGIONAL LEAGUE – CHIANG MAI FC
@ 700 years stadium
The Sports Association of Chiang Mai will arrange the ‘AIS Regional League D2’ football match. On 4th December, Tiger Chiang Mai FC will meet Phijit FC and on 18th November, they will challenge Saraburi FC from 5 p.m. onwards. Admission is 30 baht.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHIANG MAI
@ Charoenprathet Road
053 275 277
LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (1966)
by Gérard Oury with Bourvil o Louis de Funès o Terry Thomas Claudio o Brook o Andréa Parisy o Colette Brosset o 132 mn o No Eng. sub-tit.
LES VACANCES DE MR. HULOT (1953)
by Jacques Tati with Jacques Tati o Nathalie Pascaud o Michèle Rolla o Valentine Camax o Louis Perrault o B&W o 114 mn o No Eng. sub-tit.
Luang Prabang Film Festival
4th – 11th December
@ Luang Prabang, Laos
This films festival stretches over eight nights and is to celebrate the 35 years anniversary of Lao PDR. The films are shown at two venues, at That Lauang and at the Handicraft market. Visit this website for updates on information and activities.