Nightlife BKK: Diversify Pool Party, Plus 9 More Hot Events
Bangkok never disappoints revellers, whether you’re into dancing, singing, and comedy. This weekend, let The Beat guide you through the city.
March 14, 2023
Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in Bangkok! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Bangkok’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Bangkok to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.
Visit the KICHgallery for ASITNAHC (Chantisa Tetanonsakul)’s first solo painting exhibition called “Lightbox” and see for yourself if you can answer this progressive art and experience creator’s question, “Is it possible to touch lights?” Tip: The best time to visit is between 2 PM and 4 PM, when you can see natural light splashing on the lightbox paintings.
When: 10 AM-6 PM, Now until March 31 (Closed on Mondays)
Where: KICHgallery, 119/14 Ruamrudee Soi 2, Wireless Rd., Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok
How much: Free
If you’re into the arts, whether you’re a professional, amateur, or student artist, you might want to submit your masterpiece to the third edition of the Italthai Portrait Prize. Any medium (canvas, paper, or board) using acrylic paint, watercolour, or mixed media will do as long as you can paint your sitter (subject) to life and provide a short story about them. Visit their website to know more about the entry guidelines, the jury and team, and the competition process.
When: Now until June 21
Where: River City Bangkok, 23 Charoen Krung Soi 24, Talard Noi, Sampantawong, Bangkok
K-Pop fans, it’s that time of the year again. Meet BamBam, (G)I-DLE, iKON, JO1, Mbitious, P1Harmony, xikers, and 8TURN on Day 1 and ATEEZ, INI, ITZY, Kep1er, TEMPEST, TNX, TO1, and YOUNGJAE on Day 2 at this year’s KCON Thailand! Enjoy meet and greets, group photo events, and live performances of your favourite acts for a weekend you won’t forget. Get your tickets via ThaiTicketMajor.
When: March 18-19
Where: IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, Popular Road 3, Banmai, Nonthaburi
How much: THB350 (Convention), Starts at THB2,000 (Concert)
Get ready for some mystical fun as you have your tarot card readings while enjoying an afternoon tea set at the Sukhothai Bangkok! The five-star luxury urban oasis has invited fortune teller Khun Joy for one day only to give guests her divinations. Get your tickets here. Each reading session comes on a first come, first served basis and guests can ask a maximum of three questions.
When: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, March 18
Where: The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
How much: THB 1,800++ per person
Film buffs, this is for you! Watch experimental filmmaker and artist Beam Wong’s “JUNK FOOD FABLE” (2020), “Diary of a Purse Fucker” (2020), and “Caffeine Vampire and Piss Arsonist” (2022) back-to-back in “Neo Apocalypse Trilogy.” The program will start with a Q&A session on March 18 at Doc Club & Pub. and continue the following day at Lido Connect. Get your tickets via Ticketmelon.
When: March 18-19
Where: Doc Club & Pub., 2nd Floor Woof Pack Bldg. / Lido Connect Hall 1, 256 Rama1 Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
How much: THB150
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinary experience as Neon Pigeon’s executive chef Sean Mell will fly from Singapore to team up with Tony’s for one night only. Along with executive chef Anthony Burd, enjoy a unique menu that will take you on a gastronomic journey like no other. Musician Camilo Diaz will also join the night to give guests the perfect soundtrack. Don’t miss out!
When: 6 PM, March 19
Where: Tony’s, 24/477 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Wattana, Bangkok
How much: Contact Tony’s
If your little ones love magic, why not let them discover the tricks behind them? Join the Curtain Up team this Sunday for a wacky one-day workshop and learn magic tricks, acrobatic and circus skills, juggling, balloon twisting, and more. The workshop will be divided into two (for kids aged four to seven years old and eight to 14 years old) to ensure that your kids have fun with playmates from their respective age groups. Book your slot here.
When: 10 AM-3 PM, March 19
Where: The Apple Tree International Kindergarten, 54 Soi Athakravi, Sukhumvit Soi 26, Klongtoey, Klongtan, Bangkok
How much: THB1,900 (including lunch), 10% off if signing up with two or more kids
If you’ve always wanted a cool ride but can’t decide which to get, then mark your calendars for the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show. Under the concept of “Colorful Experience,” this year’s show brings over 40 brands of car and motorcycle companies under one roof. Get to know more about the automotive industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and be the first to witness new releases in-person. Get your tickets via ThaiTicketMajor.
When: March 22-April 2
Where: IMPACT Challenger Hall 1-3, Bangkok Land Building, West Wing, 47/569-576 Popular 3 Road, Banmai, Pakkred, Nonthaburi
How much: THB80 (Pre-sale), THB100 (Door)
Asia’s leading lifestyle and fashion exhibition is back in a bigger, better, and more beautiful venue! STYLE Bangkok 2023 is bringing together up to 500 exhibitors to showcase lifestyle goods under the concept of “sustainability+” and boost business growth while responding to sophisticated market demand. There will be five groups — furniture and decorative items, souvenirs and gifts, home décor, houseware, and fashion and leather — to make it easier for guests to roam around and find their needs. Visit their website for more details.
When: 10 AM-6PM, March 22-24 (Trade) / 10 AM-9 PM, March 25-26 (Public)
Where: Halls 1-4, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road, Khlong Toei Sub-district, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok
How much: Free
BIPAM is finally back on site for the first time since the pandemic! With the theme “Uncommon Ground,” the event aims to “bring us back to meet the people, hear the familiar sounds, see the usual images, share the same old conversations, and raise one question: Do they still feel the same?” Artists, producers, curators, and art academics are welcome to network, attend workshops, and watch performances and talk sessions. There will also be new activities to help guests have open discussions on various topics. Visit their website to know more. Get your tickets here.
When: March 22-26
Where: Jim Thompson Art Center, 6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
How much: Starts at THB2,500 for Explorer Pass
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