What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 14-20, 2023
November 13, 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.
1. European Union Film Festival 2023 ‘Bridging Cultures’
Film buffs are in for a month-long cinematic feast! The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Thailand has teamed up with the Embassies and Cultural Institutes of the EU Member States and Ukraine to bring you 18 selected films from 17 European countries.
You'll be able to enjoy these films in their original languages with English and/or Thai subtitles. Filmgoers may book advance tickets through Ticketmelon (except for the screenings at Alliance Française Bangkok and the Embassy of Netherlands), where they can reserve up to two tickets for each screening and catch up to five different films per audience. Make sure to arrive early and snag the best spot in the house.
When: Nov. 14-30
Where: House Samyan, Samyan Mitrtown, Unit 5U002, 5th floor, Samyan Mitrtown, 944/1 Rama IV Road, Wang Mai, Patumwan
How much: Free admission
2. Top 10 Miss Grand International Queen Celebration x Miss Grand Krungthep - Saraburi
Witness overflowing beauty and confidence this Tuesday night with the celebration of the Top 10 Miss Grand International Queens of 2023. These incredible queens will be donning stunning outfits courtesy of the spectacular Thai brand NATA, with the theme “destiny.” The event will also be attended by the winner of the Golden Grand Award 2023 and Indonesian “queen maker” himself, Ivan Gunawan. Mark your calendars as registration starts at 4 PM and doors swing open at 7 PM.
When: 8 PM, Until Nov. 14
Where: Central Chaengwattana, Village No. 2 99/99 Chaeng Watthana Rd., Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi
How much: THB399-THB599 via Ticketmelon
3. Paint & Wine: Purple Splendor With Bob Ross (S4. E.1)
Hey there, art enthusiasts! This Thursday night, we've got something special lined up for you: a paint and wine session that's all about channeling your inner Bob Ross. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just looking for a relaxing evening activity, this freestyle painting session is open to everyone. It's all about having a blast and getting creative on canvas.
Here's a fun twist: If you arrive looking like the iconic Bob Ross himself, you’ll be treated to a free glass of wine. It's a great excuse to don the curly wig and spread some artistic vibes! The registration fee includes a 30x40-centimetre canvas, paint supplies, and two drinks.
When: 6 PM-9 PM, Nov. 16
Where: the Hive Prakanong, 38 Chavanich Building 5/F, Sukhumvit 69, Wattana
How much: THB500 via Megatix
4. 68th YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar
Explore a world of artistic expression and compassion through beautiful, handcrafted pieces at the 68th YWCA Diplomatic Charity Bazaar! This bazaar is an exclusive showcase of elegance and craftsmanship led by Senexi Jewelry.
From necklaces to bracelets and everything in between, you'll discover a mesmerizing and carefully curated jewellery collection that marries sophistication and individuality. Proceeds will be given to support the YWCA. For all the nitty-gritty details and any questions you might have, feel free to reach out on WhatsApp at +66-88-969-5942.
When: 10 AM-10 PM, Nov. 16-19
Where: 1st Floor, Booth B2/17, Central World, 999 Rajdamri, Pathumwan
How much: N/A
5. Deepavali Bangkok 2023
Deepavali or Diwali is the annual celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, and it's all set to light up Little India this coming weekend! As you wander through the streets of Phahurat, Klong Ong Ang, and Saphan Lek, you'll be treated to a visual feast of prayers, rituals, and vibrant street performances. It's a cultural extravaganza that gives a taste of Indian traditions and heritage without leaving Thailand.
There will be traditional Indian food, snacks, clothing, jewellery, and lifestyle products on sale. And for those of you wondering how to get there, the nearest MRT station to the venue is Sam Yot.
When: 10:30 AM-9:30 PM, Nov. 17-19
Where: Khlong Ong Ang, Ong Ang Canal, Khlong Ong Ang Samphanthawong
How much: Free
6. BOSSNOEUL ‘Autumn in our Heart’ Fan Meet (Live Streaming in Bangkok)
Model and actor Chaikamon “Boss” Sermsongwittaya and Thai-Korean actor Nuttarat “Lee No Eul” Tangwai have taken the BL series world by storm with their series “The Boy Next World.”
This weekend, BossNoeul will have a show in Kobe and Tokyo in Japan, but if you're in Thailand and don't want to miss out on these shows, they've got something special for you. You can catch their livestream and even watch replays via hellolive!
To join the virtual fun, make sure you have an account on hellolive and the organizer will email you the instructions on how to register your coupon code to join the event on time. The initial code delivery is slated for Nov. 15, 3 PM (Bangkok time). Remember, when you're watching the show live, you can only have one device logged in per coupon code. For further details and to grab your tickets, visit this link.
When: 12 PM-4:30 PM, Nov. 17-19
Where: Online via hellolive
How much: THB900-THB1,700
7. 34th Edition of Bangkok Marathon 2023
Looking to get your running shoes on this weekend? Lace up! The Bangkok Marathon is set to kick off from the Grand Palace on Sanam Chai Road. This event marks the 34th edition of Thailand’s oldest and biggest marathon, featuring four categories that suit everyone’s fitness level. These include the 42.195-kilometre full marathon, a 21.2-km half marathon, a 10-km mini-marathon, and a five-kilometre micro marathon.
Those who will join the race are entitled to receive a race shirt, finisher shirt, medal, goodie bag, and race bib. Registrations for the full and half marathons are ongoing, as of writing. Click here to register.
When: 11 PM, Nov. 18; 7:30 AM, Nov. 19
Where: Thanon Sanam Chai, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon
How much: THB400-THB1,200
8. The Universe Viewing Event 2023
Let's cheer and show our support to Miss Universe Thailand 2023 Anntonia Porsild for the 72nd Miss Universe on the universal stage by joining this viewing event this coming Sunday morning. The pageant will take place at the José Adolfo Pineda Arena in San Salvador, El Salvador.
More than just her pretty face, Anntonia Porsild is also a Thai model who has previously been crowned Miss Supranational Thailand 2019 and Miss Supranational 2019, making her the first Thai woman to win the Miss Supranational title. For more information about the live viewing, visit tpageant.com.
When: 8 AM-11 AM, Nov. 19
Where: SF World Cinema, Central World, 999 Rajdamri, Pathumwan
How much: THB500-THB1,000 via Megatix
9. Worlds 2023 Thailand Viewing Party
Here’s another epic viewing party happening this week in Bangkok! “League of Legends” fans, make sure to gear up to witness gaming action at its finest and see who will clinch the championship this year.
The event offers a range of ticket options, which include the following: master seat with a tote bag and pins; grandmaster seat with a tote bag, pins, and shirt; and challenger sofa with a tote bag, pins, a shirt, and a cap (two sets of each).
When: 2 PM, Nov. 19
Where: Theater no. 15, SF World Cinema, Central World, 999 Rajdamri, Pathumwan
How much: THB250-THB1,000 via Ticketmelon
10. Sunday Royal Brunch at Cagette
Sunday means family day! Treat your loved ones to a scrumptious all-you-can-eat buffet with gourmet delights from different cuisines. Some of the foods you can indulge in at the buffet are seafood, barbecue, a variety of salads, pasta, mains, and desserts.
Kids who are six years old and younger eat for free, and if your little ones are below 12 years old, they may enjoy a 50% discount. Booking is highly recommended to secure your spot. Book your table here!
When: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM, Nov. 19
Where: Cagette Canteen & Deli, 15 Yen Akat Road, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok
How much: THB1,690
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