October 4 Gently Guided Group Meditation in Salt Cave at Star Crystal Organics (Nimman Soi 9) Do you have or desire to have a meditation practice in your life? What better way to focus and go inward than to do so in the company of a group who are all sharing that same intention? Let’s meet in the peaceful grounding glow of our Himalayan Salt Cave at Star Crystal Organics (Neiman Soi 9) to support each other in cultivating inner peace and stillness. https://www.facebook.com/events/630668218766278 October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 22. 29 Payap Lifelong Learning presents QiGong for Balancing Body and Mind as we Age. In this 6-session course, we will explore a series of standing Qigong movement and breathing exercises to build body awareness, improve physical balance, and develop skillful reflexes to protect against harmful falls. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think more broadly about the concept “balance,” as it applies to both body and mind, and how to improve it with calmness, confidence, and ease. We will also learn about preventative care for osteoporosis, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Course activities will include a combination of standing and dynamic exercises, seated meditation, and theory based in traditional Thai and Chinese Medicine. Beginners, as well as practitioners of all levels, are welcome. 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center on Kaew Nawarat Road. Cost = 2,000 THB for six sessions. Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory. October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 22. 29 Payap Lifelong Learning presents Holistic Self Care and Natural Living in our Golden Years. In this 6-session course, we will draw from the ancient wisdom of Traditional Thai and Chinese Medicines to naturally optimize health in our “Golden Age.” Each week, classes will begin with a series of seated Qigong movement and breathing exercises targeted to reverse joint degeneration, build sensation & strength in the legs and feet, and improve overall physical vitality. Following the exercise portion of class, we will introduce a topic focused on natural living, specifically for seniors. Topics will range from personal constitution analysis based in Element Theory, to learning how to work with our body’s natural “organ clock,” to using scent and taste as powerful medicines for our physical & mental wellbeing. Practical self-care tools, such as gentle self-acupressure massage and mind-balancing meditation, will also be takeaways from the course. Weekly course materials are designed to synergize together for a well-rounded introduction to holistic living. 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center on Kaew Nawarat Road. Cost = 2,000 THB for six sessions. Note that both morning and afternoon sessions can be combined for a cost of 3,800 THB. Or you can select a specific topic offered in the afternoon for 500 THB/session. Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory. October 5 Piano Masterclass by Atsuko Seta 7:30pm in CRK recital hall, the College of Music, Payap University (Kaew Nawarat campus) Admission Free / Donations accepted for further info [email protected] October 5, Payap Lifelong Learning presents Interreligious Dialogue and Pilgrimage #5: (NEW DATE) Visit to Thai Hindu Ashram 40 minutes outside of Chiang Mai where we will learn about the Hindu religion and practice from a local practitioner, be introduced to the worship space, and have an (Interfaith) dialogue with the religious leader or lay person at the site. 9:40 – 11:30at the mosque. Cost = 250 THB. Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register for the excursion. Registration is mandatory. October 5 Glam Ladies Night at Wishbeer Nimman Soi 5 – 8pm until 11pm – To lovely diva, dancing queen and all ladies join us on Glam Ladies Night at Wishbeer on upcoming Wednesday5thOctober 2022.Have fun, drink and dance and show your glam.Enjoy special cocktail price99.- all night along with D.J Akki (KPOP | Diva) Enjoy cocktail one price 99.- all night Mojito / Bloody Mary / Tequila Sunrise / Bramble Contact Facebook: @wishbeerchiangmai Line: @wishbeerchiangmai Instagram: Wishbeer E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 052 005 708 October 6, Thursday Night Live @Paapu House. Enjoy listening and receiving energy from RibbindaSky (trio); they will bring some Folk, Pop-Jazz and acoustic guitar, cello, and saxophone vibes to Paapu House. Followed at 9pm by Baan Tuek Super Boogie Band (disco Funk Soul Jazz): 7 very talented young musicians with the vibe of the 70’s disco. Be sure to have people jumping from the chairs and dancing in no time!! Doors open at 7pm. See you at Paapu House located north/east corner of the moat – for further details check out their face book page or call 098-3297835. October 6 Homages Concert at 137 Pillars House – featuring Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth accompanied by soprano Masami Suzuki. Organized by the Swiss Lanna Society – featuring works by John Dowland, Fernando Sor, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, Isaac Albeniz and Chrostoph Denoth. Registration 5.30pm, concert starts 6.30pm, followed by heavy aperitif at 8pm – Members 1200 THB / Guests 1500 THB includes concert and food – please sign up before September 25 by email to [email protected] October 6 Payap Lifelong Learning presents Spirits, Ghosts, and other Elements of Animism in Lanna Thai Culture with Aj. Vithi Phanichpant. What is the function of spirit houses? Why are amulets so important? What is the meaning of the “bai sri” ceremony? Aj. Vithi, an academic expert in arts, culture and Lanna traditions, will answer these and other questions about animist beliefs and practices in northern Thailand. Aj. Vithi was founder of and professor at the Thai Art Department Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University and was instrumental in setting up the Lanna House Museum. He is an engaging speaker and has led several Lifelong Learning excursions in the past to great acclaim! 10 – noon at the Lifelong Learning Center on Kaew Nawarat Road. Cost = 250 THB. Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory.
October 6 Swing Dance Open House! At Blossom Studio by The Yoga Tree 6.30pm until 8.30pm = Join us at Blossom Studio for a Swing dance evening from 18:30 to 20:30. Dance with us in a friendly and vintage open house space where you can improve your dancing skills, make new friends or just listen to amazing swing jazz music from the 1930s-1940s. We will always teach a new step every Thursday, whether it’s the Shim Sham or some fun Lindy Hop moves. Just come and learn this engaging dance with us, all levels and beginners are welcome! Only 100 THB per person. No partner is needed. Don’t forget comfortable sole flat shoes and a water bottle. https://www.facebook.com/events/663828298225240 October 7 Chiang Mai Expat Club Breakfast at The Dukes Ruamchok – 9.30 – 11.30am Seating will be limited to 70 people, and a prior reservation will be required. Members without reservations can come at their own risk, however they will be admitted only if there are unreserved spots and will pay the non-member price. Reservations for this first FBC can only be made through the link in this newsletter. No reservations will be accepted by email. Payment will be made to Duke’s directly when you check in, there will be no online ticket sales. The price will be 295 baht for members, 395 for non-members. The coffee-only option for 100 baht is still available but will require a reservation. https://s.surveyplanet.com/4pli15xn October 7 Food Not Bombs at Paapu House 5.30pm until 10.30pm Free Entrance – no ticket required Let’s rock with pop and punk music. Scream away all forms of oppression from our collective souls together during pop open mic and punk to the peak with the bands Nothing To Show Here (Pop Punk) and MÄÄRÄYS (Crust Punk). Free food : Free Entrance : For Free Mind https://www.facebook.com/events/430458502317451 October 7 Atsuko Seta and Chiangmai Musicians Joint Recital 7:30pm in CRK recital hall, the College of Music, Payap University (Kaew Nawarat campus) With Book Kitavadhana (baritone) / Krit Mekara (violin) / Remi Namthep (piano) / Chaipruk Mekara (clarinet) / Jakaphan Chaiya (trumpet) / Julieanne Tehan (cello) Admission Free / Donations accepted for further info [email protected] October 7 / 8 Chiang Mai Serenade String Orchestra presents The Quartet Concert No 1 – 7 October at SYN Hotel 6.30pm – 9pm 1200 THB includes 2 glasses of wine per person / 8 October at AUA Language College Auditorium 6.30pm – 9pm – Adults 600 THB, kids 400 THB (no beverages provided) – String Quartet No 4 in C Minor Op.18 by LV Beethoven / Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker by P Tchaikovsky / String Quartet No 2 in D major by A Borodin / Slavonic Dance Op.72 No 2. By A Dvorak – for reservations or more info at either concert call 086-921-9592 (Kim) or check their face book page October 7 Joob Joob presents: Recess w/ DJ April, Rada Noize, and Midnight Mitch at Yoda Club – Joob Joob returns October 7th for a night full of good tunes, good friends, and good times. Start of the October school break with friends at Recess. Featuring some of Chiang Mai’s hippest DJ’s, Joob Joob brings together sounds and art into one inspired club event. Featured DJ’s: DJ April / Rada Noize / Midnight Mitch 9pm-Late Free Entry before 9pm Entry: 100 baht (includes one free drink) https://www.facebook.com/events/652532949391100 October 7 Reggaeton Night at Wishbeer Nimman Soi 5 – The hottest “Reggaeton Night” to hit the scene and making its way to you! Playing your favorite old school Reggaeton classics with a taste of the new school Reggaeton wave, Latin Trap, Hip-hop, and more! Meet DJ FUFU from 9PM – Midnight and enjoy special price on drink. Contact Facebook: @wishbeerchiangmai Line: @wishbeerchiangmai Instagram: Wishbeer E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 052 005 708
October 7 Chiang Mai Language Exchange Friday Night Party at The Moat House 7pm onwards – We will be doing a one time only Friday night party on October 7th. This will not be a regular thing. This is for all of you/us who work early the next day and can’t really get too wild. Unfortunately, because it is a Friday night we will no longer receive our 20% discount, so drinks and food will be full price (still reasonable). If you’ve been learning a language but need someone to practice with come to the CM Language Exchange Party! The event is a relaxed, laid back place; you can practice a new language, help others learn your language, or just mingle and make friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/772231227431978 October 7 Payap Lifelong Learning presents McCormick Hospital and the Medical Mission in Chiang Mai: 1889 – 1941 with Graham Jefcoate. We will begin with a guided tour of the new Prince Doctor Museum to learn about the role McCormick Hospital played in the medical training of Prince Mahidol. Graham Jefcoate will then give an illustrated lecture about the American Presbyterian Mission’s medical work from the arrival of Dr James W. McKean in 1889, through the opening of McCormick Hospital under Dr E. C. Cort in 1925, to the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941. Following a short break at the Mabel Cort Cafe, we will take a guided walk to explore some of the heritage buildings on the McCormick site. What can we find using the original hospital plans and photographs? 9 – noon on the Kaew Nawarat campus and McCormick Hospital. Cost = 300 THB. Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory October 8 The Punch-Up: Live Comedy @The Score, Ratwithi Road – from 8pm – A full-on fun night of live stand-up comedy in Chiang Mai. 4 comedians from around the globe hit The Score to entertain and amuse. This month we have: Chiang Mai favourite and Emmy Award winner Tom Agna – with appearances on Conan and The Tonight Show and as a writer for Chris Rock, Tom performs his charming, self-effacing comedy. Le’Ana Freeman is a witty comic from Seattle. Le’Ana has a lust for adventure and has many funny stories from experiencing six years of Asia as an African-American woman. Our Headliner is the amazing Christy Inhulsen. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Christy has been busy telling jokes and performing her comedy show around Europe and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the world’s largest arts festival. Expect her wry take on the world and some Cougar-ish observations. Your MC is Ian Harvey Stone, Fringe award winner and seasoned performer with West End, Off-Broadway and LA credits. Ian mashes styles together. TICKETS 350 Baht in advance either from the venue directly or online here: https://www.ticketmelon.com/thepunchup/thescore-comedy-show 450 Baht on the door. October 8 “ The Making of Shantaram” with Suman C. Tharan at Chai “N” Thai at Nimman (Soi 9) 7pm – Suman C. Tharan will hold an open forum and talk about “ The Making of Shantaram” Suman, who recently acted in a small part in the Apple TV and Paramount’s production of the long-awaited series Shantaram will give some experiences before, during, and after the filming of this exciting project and his past experiences in filming other Hollywood films. https://www.facebook.com/events/558139646251953 October 8 Small Talks : Vinyl Day Session at All Black – just black coffee – 2pm – 8pm – Small Talks Presents : Vinyl Day Session – It’s been 2 years since our last event but we are finally back and warming up the season with something laid-back and a little different. A day of Eclectic Music in an Intimate Outdoor Setting right in the heart of Nimman. Expect records spanning across Disco, Funk, House, Balaeric, Jazz, Ambient, Jungle, Breaks, IDM and everything in between! Host by Hook, Alec & Nicholas (Hxxk / Dorjie / Boiboi3000) Free entry so please support our bar and the restaurant at the venue. https://www.facebook.com/events/1155205908540696/
October 8 Grand Opening of Tao Eid Market (Oneness market) – off the Canal Road/Samoeng Loop – 8am until 2pm – every Saturday / Sunday – Come join us as sellers or customers. This is a market where everyone shares and cares for others. Produce and create what is important, useful, beautiful, functional, practical, affordable, environmentally friendly, and recycle creative arts and crafts. Consciously produced from our honest hearts. We provide live music, fun, and safety for kids, variety of healthy food sources locally. Please bring your own bag for shopping, and bring your water bottle, and coffee cups to help us reduce waste. https://www.facebook.com/events/2400571070091963 October 8 Opening of Heart Attack at Meeting Room Art Gallery, Samlarn Road (in the old city opposite the post office) – Heart Attack | Solo exhibition by Thongchai Juyplod Show Duration : October 8 – 31, 2022 Opening Reception : Saturday 8, 2022 at 6pm Join us! All are very welcome. For further info call 0806279219 [email protected]
October 8 Alien x Alien at Deejai Chiang Mai – 2.30pm onwards – Prepare for takeoff, we’re having another full-day party at Deep Green. Expect some moody tunes by the pool during the day and some nice dancefloor grooves by night, we have a full-day line up with: Nakara / Rada Noize / Dawn Sight / LeeRain / Nati Nat / Mapkin https://www.facebook.com/events/785537862865294 October 8 Payap Lifelong Learning presents Bird Watching on Doi Inthanon. Join us for a day of birding on Thailand’s tallest mountain, Doi Inthanon. Khun Uthai is an experienced bird guide and photographer who will introduce you to the birds on Doi Inthanon. You will be going to the summit, mid elevations and low elevations to see a wide variety of bird species that include the Green-tailed sunbird, Snowy-browed flycatcher, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Blue-throated Barbet and more. Walking is easy to moderate with frequent stops. Khun Uthai has a spotting scope and laser to make your bird watching experience easy and enjoyable. Please bring your own binoculars. Life-long Learning will provide you with transport, park entrance fees and guide. Please bring your own breakfast and water. You can purchase lunch at the park canteen. Seats are limited on the van, so sign up early! Cost = 2,000 THB for the day (5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Please visit our website at www.lllpayap.com for more details and to register. Registration is mandatory. October 9 – Chinese tea tasting at Iris Café Nimman – 350 baht – Tie Guan Yin oolong deep dive – on Sunday, from 1.30 pm to 4pm, we invite you to a casual introduction to the world of Chinese teas. This session we’ll explore the variations of a single tea type: Tie Guan Yin. You’ll be surprised at the wide range of aromas and flavours this tea can have – from the ‘bread toast’ taste of heavily baked traditional tie guan yins, to the subtle orchid aroma of green modern ones – and everything in between ! Snacks and a cake included in the price. Places are limited to 10 people, to register for this event please contact me at least one day in advance: [email protected]
October 9 Chiang Mai Cross-Country Run 2022 https://race.thai.run/cmcc2022 . We are all set!! Are you ready for Chiang Mai Cross-Country Run 2022 @Huay Tueng Tao, Chiang Mai??!! . King Kong and his friends await you to run through the fields, walk through nature to enjoy the morning misty-breeze & the fresh ozone of Chiang Mai. Kids /fun run / 5km / 10km / 20km. Click HERE to apply now! https://race.thai.run/cmcc2022 October 13 National Holiday for the Passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej – government building including immigration likely to be closed – double check October 13 Chiang Mai Expat Ladies Lunch at The Dukes Ping River – 11:30 October 13th. If you have not been here, it is the best service and Western food in Chiang Mai. So come on along all you Ladies and let the fun begin. Please reply back to me no later than October 12 by noon. reply back to [email protected] October 14 Public Holiday government building including immigration likely to be closed – double check