• ART & EXHIBITIONS
Now – 19th January
CHIANG SAEN POWER OF FAITH
@ Taiyuan Art Gallery Chiang Rai
053 712 137, 089 631 9438
Contemporary art exhibition themed ‘Chiang Saen Power of Faith’ by Chanon Panchasri. Open daily 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. closed on Mondays.
SOMPONG 2010, DADDY’S HOME
@ 9 Art Gallery / Architect Studio, Chiang Rai
053 719 110, 083 152 6021 [email protected], www.9artgallery.com
Art exhibition entitled ‘Sompong 2010, Daddy’s Home’ by Sompong Sarasap.
Opening hours Tuesdays – Sundays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Now – 30th April
PATTERNS, PASSAGES AND PRAYERS: TRADITIONAL CULTURE OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
@ Tamarind Village
A photo exhibition, with an interactive component, ‘Patterns, Passages and Prayers: Traditional Culture of the Golden Triangle’ by Victoria Vorreiter which will be launched at the Tamarind Village. Open to the public from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. from now through 30th April 2010.
Now – 28th February
THE SPLENDOUR OF NATURE BY CHAROON BOONSUAN
@ 116 Art Gallery
081 886 2888 www.116artgallery.com
This art exhibition by Charoon Boonsuan features over 40 pieces. The highlight of the exhibition is a 3 metre long painting marking the largest painting ever exhibited at this gallery.
[b]Now – 31st January
@ O.P. Place, Chang Klan Road[/b]
The Woven Legends by Patricia Cheesman featuring two artists working together to create woven masterpieces with symbolic meanings rooted in Tai traditions. The close relationship and deep connection between Patricia and Viroy brings together East and West in a harmonious melody of colour and form.
RONG WONGSAVUN ‘ONE FOR THE ROAD’
@ Chiang Mai University Art Center
053 218 280 053 944 833 www.tuneingarden.com
Black and white photo exhibition by Rong Wongsavun featuring his works when he was alive. The exhibition includes ‘Rong Wongsavun…Fly to heaven’. Tuesdays -Sundays at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The opening will take place on 9th December at 3 p.m.
Now – 5th February
CAMBODIAN TEXTILE: EXPRESSION OF FAITH AND BELIEF SEEN IN THE WOVEN ARTS
@ The Bank of Thailand, Northern Region Office
053 931 092, 053 931 094
The Bank of Thailand, Northern Region Office presents a lecture and exhibition on ‘Cambodian Textiles: Expression of Faith and Beliefs seen in the Woven Arts’. Open Fridays – Mondays.
Now – 28th February
COSMIC CREATURES: TEXTILES FROM NORTHEAST LAO COMMUNITIES
@ Gallery House, The Patricia Cheesman Collection
053 226 042, www.studio-naenna.com
This exhibition gives us a glimpse into the heavens of the peoples of northeast Laos where serpents are powerful allies and can become human; birds can turn into elephants, serpents or boats, through an art form created by women. The gallery opens on Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• FAIRS & FESTIVITIES
Now – 10th January
CM RED CROSS’S WINTER FAIR
@ Fairground behind the Chiang Mai Provincial City
053 212 638
‘CM Red Cross’s Winter Fair,’ this year is bringing hundreds of stalls, toys, and entertainment to their annual get together. You can take part in one of Red Cross’s charity events: ‘Hom Boon’ (used goods on sale), ‘Matcha Kachard’ (lucky draw) and much more.
BO SANG UMBRELLA & SANKAMPAENG HANDICRAFTS FESTIVAL
@ Ban Bo Sang, Sankampaeng
053 338 048-9 www.tonpao.go.th
This ‘street fair’ will be located on the central road of the village with stores on both sides. Stores are decorated in Lanna style, most with the well-known umbrellas, as well as with traditional lanterns. There will be contests, exhibitions, cultural performances, local entertainment, and assorted shows day and night. There will also be a grand procession decorated with umbrellas and local products, a variety of handicrafts for sale, northern-style kantoke meals, and the Miss Bo Sang pageant.
Now – 3rd January
BANTAWAI INTERNATIONAL WOODCARVING FAIR
@ Bantawai Village, Khun Kong Sub-District, Hang Dong
053 433 074, 081 882 4882
This fair features new designs of woodcarving products, Lanna lanterns, exhibitions and a Light & Sound performance from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Now – 4th January
THE 2ND CHAI PRAKARN TULIP BLOOMING FESTIVAL
@ Pha Daeng Village, Chai Prakarn District
Enjoy colourful tulips blooming together with 18 hilltribes’ cultural performances, a hilltribe beauty contest, and a tribal sports competition.
‘KUWANG SALEE’ SPIRIT AND VOICE OF NATURE
@ Wat Ton Kwaen (Intharawas Temple), Nong Kwai, Hang Dong
087 817 2734, [email protected] ww.waewdaosirisook.org
A contemporary dance theatre in a legendary temple to honour the spirit of nature. Rooted in the matrilineal, animist traditions of Lanna culture, Kuwang Salee depicts the journey of a ‘Grandmother’ tree through time and the transformation of its surrounding environment. All profits donated to scholarship funds in Chiang Rai & Phayao. Tickets are 250 baht (students 120 baht). Available from 4 p.m. onwards.
8th – 21st January
JAPANESE DESIGN TODAY 100
@ CMU Art Center
053 218 280, 087 579 0009 cnxartconnex.wordpress.com
The Japan Foundation proudly presents a unique design exhibition from Japan which will represent the finest Japanese designs from the 1990s to the present. This exhibition takes visitors on an artistic tour of contemporary urban life in Japan, giving visitors a deeper understanding of Japanese culture as well as its design. The opening ceremony is on Friday 8th January 2010 at 6 p.m.
CHILDREN’S DAY @ KAD SUAN KAEW
@ Central Kad Suan Kaew
053 244 444
Central Kad Suan Kaew invites children to join their wonderful activities on Children’s Day themed ‘the Adventure under the Sea World’.
6TH ANNUAL RUN 4 RELIEF
@ Huay Tung Tao
089 557 8996, [email protected]
The event will include a 100 metre dash for small children and a 5 km run and walk, including the popular flip flop division (free pair for those who try). Villagers often have to run wearing only flip flops. See if you can do the same. All funds raised will go to help the Internally Displaced People (IDP’s). Entry cost: 200 baht, t-shirt 200 baht.
Now – 31st January
RACHAPRUCK GARDEN 2009
@ Royal Flora Ratchapruck
053 114 195, 053 114 196
Highland Research and Development Institute (Public Organisation) invites you to the ‘Rachapruck Garden 2009.’ There will be millions of flowers, various kinds of garden trees and melodious music being played throughout the garden. You will be amazed by unseen rare trees and flowers in the ‘Festival of Million Flora’.
KAD MUA KRUA PREM
@ The Prem Organic Cooking Academy
083 323 5684 www.cooking.premcenter.org
The Prem Organic Cooking Academy will host its monthly ‘Kad Mua Krua Prem: Prem Community Market Days’. Selling produce from their organic farm, handicrafts, prepared food and more!
• SHOWS & CONCERTS
MINI LIGHT & SOUND NOPBURI SRI NAKORN PING
@ Chiang Mai City Arts Center (behind the Three Kings Monument)
053 248 604, 053 248 607, 053 271 596
Tourism Authority of Thailand presents Mini Light & Sound Nopburi Sri Nakorn Ping Chiang Mai Performance on every third Saturday of each month at 7 p.m./Thai Version and at 8 p.m./English Version. Tickets (299 baht per person) are available TAT Chiang Mai Office and Chiang Mai College Dramatic Arts.
‘JIVE GARDEN 4’ WARM UP RALLY
@ Buralumpai Resort, Mae Hong Son
081 783 1355, 053 278 278
Warm Up Café presents Dance Party Remind Pinto ‘Jive Garden 4’ Warm Up Rally. Join a rally team from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son. Limited only to 50 vehicles. After that, enjoy a music festival from famous Thai DJs and singers at Buralumpai Resort at 3 p.m. For more information please visit www.warmupcafe1999.com.
Now – March 2010
CMU ART CENTER WINTER SONG FESTIVAL
@ Chiang Mai University Art Center
083 321 2883, 053 944 804
Northern Symphony Orchestra presents come enjoy a classic, blues, jazz, folk, indie, world and live music concert from now through to March. 10th January: Indie Music, 24th December: World Folk Music. Available from 6 p.m. onwards.
PANOM COUSIN TO THE CLOUDS
@ Chiang Mai University Art Center Theater
087191 8075 [email protected]
Come see a premier showing of PANOM, Cousin to the Clouds, a documentary film on the Asian elephant by Galen Garwood. Showing time is at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are 250 baht and 150 baht for students. A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital near Lampang, Thailand. A trailer to the film can be seen at www.galengarwood.com.
• FILM PROGRAMME
Every Saturday, 7 p.m.
FILM SPACE – NEW SPACE FOR THINKING
@ The Media Arts and Design Building CMU, Nimmanhaemin Road by Suthep Road Junction
053 944 846
January 2010: The Month of Coincidence
Burn After Reading (2008) by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
A Stranger of Mine (Unmei janai hito) (2005) by Kenji Uchida
11:14 (2003) by Greg Marcks
Magnolia (1999) by Paul Thomas Anderson
A Stranger of Mine (Unmei Janai Hito) (2005) by Kenji Uchida
Every Friday, 8 p.m.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE CHIANG MAI
@ Charoenprathet Road
053 275 277
January 2010: Film Programme
LE PÈRE NOËL EST UNE ORDURE (1981)
QUAND TU DESCENDRAS DU CIEL (2003)
LES SŒURS FÂCHÉES (2004)
MON PETIT DOIGT M’A DIT (2005)