What’s Happening?

 |  February 3, 2014



Inside Asia

Now – 9th February

@ 3rd Floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport 053 999 199 ext. 1308

Chiang Mai Photographic Group will host a photography exhibition from now until 9th February, featuring more than 50 photos taken in many areas in Asia to show its culture and people’s way of life.

Birds & Habitats Exhibition

Now – 28th February

@ Chiang Mai City Art and Cultural Centre

053 217 793, 053 219 833

Learn about various kinds of birds and their habitats featuring artworks by Kamol Komolphalin from now until 28th February at Chiang Mai City Art and Cultural Centre (behind Three Kings Monument).

The Way of “Shu-Ha-Ri” Exhibition

30th January – 23rd February

@ Baan Tuek Art Center

053 944 859, baantuekartcenter@gmail.com

Baan Tuek Art Center invites you to this special calligraphy exhibition by Tenkou Hirata from Japan, who first visited Chiang Mai in 2013 and developed a love for both the place and its people. The exhibition is motivated by his desire to contribute in some way to Chiang Mai, and to express his genuine love of the city. Open 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. daily.

Central Asia: First Impressions

27th February – 31st March

@ Sangdee Gallery & Café

www.facebook.com/events/563427950416463, www.f-28.org

Photographer Marisa Marchitelli’s exhibition features images from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, on her assignment for the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia working and travelling with their senior advisor Jeff Erlich. The exhibition is open nightly from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Makha Bucha Week 

8th – 14th February

@ Chiang Mai

Makha Bucha Day is one of the most important holy days in Buddhism. It began on a full moon when 1,250 enlightened followers received directly from Buddha the “Ovadhapatimokha” principles of Buddhism: to cease from all evil, to do what is good, and to cleanse one’s mind. This year, Chiang Mai will host “Makha Bucha Week” from 8th to 14th February inviting Buddhists to make merit and join the religious activities at the temples. Alcohol is not allowed to be sold on Makha Bucha Day, which is on 14th February this year.

Thailand International Dog Show

27th February – 2nd March

@ Chiang Mai Hall, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport 

053 999 199 ext. 1308

Prepare your dogs for dog contests, dog fashion, dog race, and much more! Also bring your dog for a free health check up!

Samoeng Strawberry Fair

6th – 9th February

@ Samoeng District Office

086-1796970, 053 487 116

There will be several kinds of strawberries for sale, as well as OTOP products, a Miss Strawberry contest, Hmong Formula race, agricultural products contests, and more fun activities. The opening ceremony will be on 8th February at 9 a.m.

Chiang Mai Halal International Fair 2014

6th – 9th February

@ Chiang Mai Hall, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

053 224 140-1

The fair will be held in order to educate people about halal products, open new markets for SMEs in the north of Thailand, as well as allow people to gain knowledge about the concept of halal. There will be around 200 product booths from Thai Muslims, other Muslims around Thailand and other ASEAN countries. There will also be cultural shows, and plenty of other entertainment.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

7th – 9th February

@ Nong Buak Haad Public Park

053 248 604

The 38th Chiang Mai Flower Festival will turn the park into an open-air exhibition venue where you can enjoy the beauty of flowers. The festival’s highlight is the parade of elaborately-decorated floral floats at the opening ceremony, to be held on 8th February. The procession starts from Nawarat Bridge and going along Tha Pae Road, Kotchasarn Road and Changlor Road, before turning into Arak Road and finish at Suan Buak Haad.

The Great Chinese New Year 2014

31st January – 2nd February

@ G Floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport

053 999 199 ext. 1308

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Chinese music on stage shows from 31st January until 2nd February on G Floor, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.

Chiang Mai Bike Festival 2014

14th – 16th February

@ Chiang Mai Gymkhana


Chiang Mai Bike Festival 2014 will be held under the theme Love Bike. Have a pleasant time with awesome activities and entertainments: bike trading, bike movies, bike forums, bike rally, bike racing, bike exhibition and muchmore.

CDSC Fun Fair! 

8th February

@ Christian German School Chiangmai (CDSC)

082-3829627, janzen.johannes@gmail.com

Your chance to sell and buy secondhand items and much more!  The German Christian School Chiang Mai is having a Fun Fair with YARD SALE from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Table fee 200 baht.  For more information and table reservations:  Astrid 082 382 9627 or janzen.johannes@gmail.com.

The Best of British Boarding Schools

19th February

@ Le Meridien Hotel Chiang Mai

https://sites.google.com/site/boardintheuk, ukboardschool@gmail.com

A presentation by senior representatives flying to Chiang Mai from four leading English schools. Information on: summer courses, boarding, and what parents should know before sending children overseas. Starts at 5.30 p.m. Attendance is free. Register online, or via email.


Flora Festival

Now – 28th February 

@ Royal Flora Rachaphruek

053 114 110-5, www.royalparkrajapruek.org 

Enjoy various kinds of winter flowers in a beautiful garden under the theme “Colourful Flora”. The festival will be held daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Royal Flora Rachaphruek Chiang Mai.

A Classical Guitar Recital by Oegmundur Thor Johannesson

7th February 

@ AUA Auditorium, Ratchadamnoern Road 


Chiang Mai Guitar Society proudly presents a classical guitar recital by Oegmundur Thor Johannesson from Iceland at 7.30 p.m. Tickets 250 baht (student 150 baht) available at the door or contact 083 208 1444.

A Duo Recital Violin Piano

5th February

@ CRK Auditorium Payap University, Kaew Nararat Campus


The College of Music Payap University presents A Duo Recital Violin Piano. Starts at 7.30 p.m. Free Admission. Artists include Rebecca Hunter (Violin) and Lynn Kompass (Piano). Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jesse Jones, Rebecca Clarke and Maurice Ravel.

Payap University 40th Anniversary Concert

8th February

@ Leviticus Auditorium, Payap University, Mae Kao Campus


Payap University will celebrate its 40th anniversary with The Beethoven’s 9th Symphony by The Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra and Payap Choir at Leviticus Auditorium (Law’s Building) Payap University, Mae Kao Campus, featuring works by Ludwig van Beethoven, David Fanshawe, Joel Raney and Edwin Hawkins. The concert starts at 7.30 p.m., free, but donations appreciated.

A Senior Voice Recital by Sitthinon Wichanta

12th February

@ CRK Recital Hall, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus


The Duriyasilp College of Music, Payap University, presents A Senior Voice Recital by Sitthinon Wichanta, accompanied by Ajarn David Wilson and others, at 7.30 p.m. Free but donations appreciated.