ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS:
HM THE KING EXHIBITION
20th – 27th January
@ Chiang Mai University
082 926 6485
The exhibition portrays 50 years of HM the King’s works via documentary, books, photography contest, and clip video contest. For more information: www.facebook.com/YangPhrabathThiYatra.
“THE COOPERATION” EXHIBITION”
21st January – 30th March
@ TCDC Chiang Mai
052 080 505
“The Cooperation” exhibition by Material ConneXion? Bangkok is a pilot project to develop interprofessional relationships and collaborative working between Thai material manufacturers and new.
FAIRS AND FESTIVITIES:
Now – 5th January
@ Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
053 841 234, www.qsbg.org
Seminars about rare plants, cactus exhibition, recycled garden contest, live music, and much more. Start from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Also special activities during weekends!
THE 2ND CHIANG RAI ASEAN FLOWERS FESTIVAL 2013
Now – 5th January
@ Suan Mai Ngam Rim Kok, Chiang Rai
There will be a lot of flowers, cultural shows, and OTOP products for sale. Also, light show of “The River of Life, The Bridge of Life” for the first time in Chiang Rai!
CHIANG MAI JAZZ IN THE CITY & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014
18th – 19th January
@ Nim City Daily, near Chiang Mai Airport
There will be free concerts and a lot of activities in the theme of “Fun Fair”. On 18th January, see shows from Jazz Bacanus, Del Rismo, Terdtai, Ko Mr. Saxman, Ben Chalatid. On 19th January: Hug Jazz, Kai Pannika, Kyle, Dif OC, and Tu Poptorn.
WINTER TIME AT MUANG KAEN
Now – 3rd January
@ Muang Kaen Pattana, Mae Taeng District
053 857 360
Muang Kaen will organise a winter festival featuring lots of tulip flowers, winter flowers, elephant rally, mini marathon and much more!
WINTER OTOP FAIR
Now – 12th January 2014
@ Chiang Mai Town Hall
Here comes the annual winter fair held by Chiang Mai to support local products and tourism. There will be OTOP outlets, exhibitions, contests, concerts, lucky draws, and much more! The fair starts from 7 p.m. every night from now until 12th January.
BORSANG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL
17th – 19th January
@ Borsang Village, Sankampaeng District
053 338 048
The people of Bor Sang, known to visitors as “the Umbrella Village”, celebrate their traditional craft and skills with the annual Umbrella Festival. It features contests, exhibitions, a Miss Bor Sang pageant and, of course, stalls selling umbrellas made from brightly coloured sa paper and other handicrafts.
Now – 28th February 2014
@ Royal Park Rajapruek
053 114 110-5, www.royalparkrajapruek.org
Enjoy various kinds of winter flowers in beautiful garden under the theme “Colourful Flora”. The festival will be held daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
@ Warorot Market (Kad Luang)
053 259 365, 053 252 557
There will be fire dragon shows, lion dances and exhibitions of kung fu fighting from Guangxi Province in China. There is also a photographic and art exhibition tracing the history of the Chinese community and the Warorot market. This will take place at Trok Lao Cho, one of the old wooden shophouses at the bottom of Tha Pae Road, adjacent to the market.
SHOWS AND CONCERTS:
GUITAR RECITAL BY JETJUMNONG JONGPRASERT
@ AUA Auditorium
083 208 1444
Chiang Mai Guitar Society presents a classical guitar recital by Jetjumnong Jongprasert featuring works by Bach, Barrios, Torroba, Bobrovicz, and Brouwer. Ticket 250 baht (student 150 baht) available at the door.
JIVE GARDEN 8
@ Bura Lumpai, Pai www.facebook.com/JiveGarden
A big concert feauturing 29 Thai artists on 4 stages at Bura Lumpai in Pai, Mae Hong Son. Ticket 400 baht available at Warmup Cafe.
THE 5TH TRIO FOR JUSTICE
@ Huay Tueng Tao Park
The 5th Trio for Justice is a half-marathon run, 10K run/walk, and 5K run/walk, as well as an additional free 3K for kids, to raise awareness for access to justice issues in the region and to raise funds for the organisation’s many access to justice projects.
B2 SONG CONTEST SEASON 3
Now – 15th February
@ B2 Boutique & Budget Hotel
B2 Boutique & Budget Hotel invites everyone to send in songs under the theme “B2, Your Personality Hotel” to win 30,000 baht. For more information and to download application, please visit www.b2contest.com. Send in your songs before 15th February.