What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Oct. 17-23, 2023
October 16, 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. Sand Point, Ivory & Burt Wine Dinner
Have a taste of sunny California with this five-course dinner at SoCal nestled within the grand structure of the InterContinental. The Sand Point, Ivory & Burt Wine Dinner, curated by chef Dominic, will feature the best wines from Clarksburg AVA in California, as well as dishes like tuna tartare tacos and lamp rump. Get your tickets via Megatix so's not to miss this fine dinner!
When: 6 PM, Oct. 17
Where: InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini
How much: THB2,590
2. 'Dream of the Red Chamber' Opera
Lovers of song and theatre, don't miss this show by the Shanghai Yue Opera happening this week. Supported by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and Thai Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese opera is based on the 18th century classic novel "Dream of the Red Chamber" and tells the stories of love, deception, and friendship among the young people living in the Qing Dynasty. Get your tickets here.
When: 7 PM, Oct. 17-18
Where: Thailand Cultural Centre, 14 Ratchadaphisek Road, Huai Khwang
How much: Starts at THB1,800
3. Unboxtopia: Art Toys Fair
Who says toys are only for kids? This week, don't miss GOOD AFTERWORK's Unboxtopia: Art Toys Fair, which is the dream event for all lovers of art toys! The fair will be chock-full of events, including an art toys exhibit, a designer exhibition, and a collector exhibit. To keep you running, don't miss the nosh offered at the Dining Hall, as well as the pop-up restaurants in the area.
When: 10 AM-7 PM, Oct. 18
Where: Glowfish Conference Hall, 2/F, Sathorn Thani 2
How much: Free entry
4. High Mountain Fragrance: Taiwanese Tea Workshop
Crazy for tea? Don't miss this workshop happening soon, which will have you learning about the different types of tea in Taiwan. The event will be led by tea expert Larry Ke of Casa Formosa Tea House, who will teach you how to best prepare Taiwanese tea and its different aromas. At the end of the workshop, you get to take home your own gift set! Tickets are available via Ticketmelon.
When: 7 PM onwards, Oct. 19
Where: Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand, 518/5 Ploenchit Road, Maneeya Center, Penthouse
How much: THB800 (members), THB1,000 (non-members)
5. 'Dear Venerable Dream' Art Exhibition Opening
Artist Kannika Jansuwan is opening her solo exhibit, "Dear Venerable Dream," this Thursday. The serene and calming series features marine animals like sharks and whales in every beautiful shade of blue and centres personal growth, harmony between animals and humans, and the environment. A portion of the sales from the exhibit will be given to the Forest and Marine Ranger Foundation.
When: Oct. 19-Nov. 12
Where: MeArt Gallery, 2/F, River City Bangkok, 23 Soi Charoen Krung 24, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong
How much: Free
6. Thai Cheese Buffet at VIVIN Grocery
Who can say no to cheese, honestly? Vivin Grocery is here to offer you an event you just can't pass up on: a Thai cheese buffet! Indulge in over 20 artisanal Thai cheeses, as well as artisanal cold cuts, bread, and chutney, all topped off with a glass of GranMonte. Each person can enjoy the buffet for four hours.
When: 5 PM-9 PM, Oct. 20
Where: VIVIN Grocery, 87 Soi Akkaphat, Sukhumvit 55 Road, 2nd floor, Building A, Klongtan Nuea, Wattana
How much: THB1,190
7. Taste of Hakuba: A Gastronomic Journey to Japan
Eat like a local in this gastronomic experience for the ages. Taste of Hakuba: A Gastronomic Journey to Japan is presented to you by chef Hideki Nagaya, executive chef of Kanolly Resort in Japan, in the form of seven exquisite courses. Look forward to an exciting epicurean adventure as you sample dishes like craft fish burger, lobster bisque, sea urchin pasta, Yazawa Wagyu beef, and so much more. Get your tickets via Megatix.
When: 7:30 PM onwards, Oct. 20-22
Where: Vertigo TOO, 6/F, Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 S Sathon Road, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon
How much: Starts at THB4,990
8. 7th Talad Thai India
Diwali is just around the corner! Get into the festive spirit by joining the seventh Talad Thai India Diwali Shopping Bonanza at the Rembrandt Hotel this weekend. Shop to your heart's content as you choose among various wares on sale, from traditional and contemporary products to cuisine, home decorations, and fashionable clothing, jewellery, and cosmetics from India.
When: 11 AM-7 PM, Oct. 21-22
Where: Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, 19 Sukhumvit 18, Kloytoey
How much: Free entry
9. Yin Yoga with Tibetan Bowls
This session melds yin yoga and the healing power of singing bowls, as led by instructors May and Jen. Spend your Sunday evening with this gentle yoga session that will help you reground yourself as you prepare for the demands of Monday. As you go through each pose with May, Jen will be playing the Tibetan singing bowls to keep you attuned and promote balance. Bring your own bottled water!
When: Oct. 22 (every Sunday)
Where: Cat & Cow Yoga and Pilates, Sukhumvit 11
How much: THB600 (drop-in)
10. Sunday Brunch @ Cagette
All-you-can-eat gourmet food? Yes, please! French restaurant Cagette holds a brunch every Sunday that features a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes, from seafood and barbecue to salads, pasta, mains, desserts, and so much more. Available only for three hours, the Sunday brunch is open to all, making it the perfect affair for family and group gatherings. Children under six years old also get to eat for free, while those under 12 get 50% off. The wildly popular brunch buffet is almost always fully booked, so make sure to make your reservations here!
When: 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Oct. 22
Where: Cagette Canteen & Deli, 15 Yen Akat Road, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok
How much: THB1,690
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