What’s On Bangkok: Best Events for Oct. 3-9, 2023

What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Oct. 3-9, 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. Be@RBRICK World Wide Tour 3 in Bangkok

For the first time in Southeast Asia, renowned Japan-based collectible designer and toy company Be@rbrick is set to host a special exhibition in Bangkok. The event will kick off this coming Thursday and run for a full month until Nov. 5.

This event will showcase the creative talents of over 100 international artists across the world, including five from Thailand. The highlight of this exhibition will be the 70-centimeter-tall Be@rbrick, meticulously crafted by leading global creators using 1000% sized BE@RBRICK. To see the list of participating artists in this exhibition, go here.

When: 10 AM-12 AM, Oct. 5 

Where: 74th floor, King Power Mahanakhon, 114 Narathiwas Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 

How much: THB350 via Eventpop

2. Muji Week

If you’re a fan of minimalist and functional products, you probably have your own collection of Muji must-haves. To express gratitude to its loyal customers, Muji will be giving a 10% discount on all items, including homewares, apparel, stationery, furniture, and more. 

This discount is available at all Muji stores, through its online platforms, and even on Grabmart, giving customers maximum flexibility in taking advantage of this promotion.

When: Until Oct. 5 

Where: 2nd Floor, Muji, Siam Discovery, 194 Phaya Thai Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok

How much: Price varies

3. BCT Presents: ‘Stupid F***ing Bird’

Following its highly successful run in April, "Stupid F***ing Bird" by Aaron Posner is set to return to the stage, this time in an extended version presented by Bangkok Community Theatre.

This thought-provoking production offers an emotionally charged performance with a dash of dark humour that delves into the complexities of life and the world of the arts. While the play features comedic scenes, it also engages in sensitive topics, including suicide and strong language, making it suitable for audiences aged 16 and above.

When: 1 PM-3:20 PM and 7 PM-9:20 PM, Oct. 5-7 

Where: Bistro 33, Sukhumvit 33, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok

How much: THB500 via Ticketmelon

4. The World of Studio Ghibli’s Animation Exhibition New Zone Added

Do you love mythology, folklore, and anime? If so, you’re likely a devoted fan of Studio Ghibli movies. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the largest exhibition in Southeast Asia, where you can meet Totoro and Kaonashi in person. At this event, fans can also get a glimpse of the Laputa, the mythical upside-down castle from “Castle in the Sky,” making its debut appearance in Bangkok.

Make sure to take multiple snapshots of iconic scenes, including the enchanting bus stop from “My Neighbor Totoro,” the little witch Kiki's Delivery Service, or board the spirit train, among others.

The exhibition will be extended until Jan. 2, 2024, due to popular demand. On Oct. 1, early bird tickets went on sale and will be available until Oct. 6.

When: Oct. 7-Jan. 2, 2024 (Early bird tickets will be on sale until Oct. 6)

Where: Central World Shopping Center, 8th Floor, 999/9 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 

How much: THB490 via Thai Ticket Major

5. Junji Ito Horror House in Thailand

Are you a thrill-seeker who enjoys the chill of navigating through dark and eerie horror houses? Mark your calendars this coming Saturday, as the iconic horror manga artist Junji Ito will bring his horror treasury to Bangkok.

There will be four zones that visitors should survive, each with its own unique horrors waiting to be conquered, namely Scared to Death, Absolute Horror, Chill as the Original, and Double Creepy. For additional details, click here.

When: 10 AM-10 PM, Oct. 7 

Where: 4th floor, Zone D, MBK Center, 444 Phaya Thai Road, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 

How much: THB350-THB700 via Thai Ticket Major

6. ‘Party with the Devils’ Exhibition

Party with the Devils is a welcoming exhibition of the River City Bangkok (RCB), in collaboration with Pagoda the Art Club, as part of its annual Halloween festival.

Curated by Pagoda the Art Club’s luminary Charnchai Siriwittayacharoen, the exhibition will highlight ghosts and spirits that are both adorable and terrifying. These supernatural entities will come to life through vibrant colours and artistic styles, drawing inspiration from the lively costumes worn by children and the exuberant spirit of Halloween parties.

When: 10 AM-8 PM, Oct. 7 

Where: River City Bangkok, Galleria 3, 2nd floor, 23 Charoen Krung Soi 24 Talard Noi, Sampantawong

How much: Free admission

7. Viu Scream Dates 2023

"Viu Scream Dates," also known as the Scream Festival, is a dynamic fusion of artist showcases and exclusive fan concerts, all under one roof. This event features a lineup of new and rising T-Pop girl groups and boy bands.

Among the star-studded roster of artists headlining this event are Joo Won, Ryeo Un, Bright-Vachirawit, Win-Methawin, Nani-Hirankrit, Dew-Jirawan, Aof-Jumpol, Gun-Atthaphan, Tae-Tawan, and New-Thitipoom, to name a few.

When: 11 AM (doors open), Oct. 7 

Where: Union Hall, F6 Floor, Union Mall Shopping Center, 54 Soi Lat Phrao 1 Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 

How much: THB2,500-THB5,500 via Thai Ticket Major

8. BnB Home Expo 2023

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Posted by BnB home on Friday, September 22, 2023

Take some time to treat your adult self and visit the second installment of the biannual consumer home products fair. The 10-day fair will be teeming with a wide variety of discounted items, including but not limited to electrical appliances, kitchenware, furniture, bedroom décor, bathroom and sanitary products, and home repair items, among others. Click here for more details about the event.

When: 10 AM-10 PM, Until Oct. 8 

Where: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Hall 101-104, 88 Debaratna Road (km. 1), Bangna Tai, Bangna

How much: Free entry

9. Sustainability Expo 2023

Calling all eco-warriors, this one’s for you! Sustainability Expo 2023 in Thailand stands as the largest gathering of its kind in the ASEAN region, where participants can learn about the latest trends and innovations presented by top-tier companies.

This event will be packed with seminars led by world-renowned business leaders, delving into game-changing sustainable practices that are shaping our future. Other fun activities you could engage in are the SX Kids Zone, the SX Marketplace, and the SX Food Festival.

Participation is a breeze—simply download the SX app to join in the fun and redeem exciting rewards as they explore different event activities. Terms and conditions apply.

When: Until Oct. 8 

Where: 60 Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek Road, Khlong Toei Sub-district, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok

How much: Free entry

10. TNR Condom Run 2023

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Posted by TNR Condom Run 2023 on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Looking for a running event this weekend? Organised by Thai Nippon Rubber Industry Public Company Limited, the TNR Condum Run will start and conclude at the Queen Sirikit 60th Anniversary Park, Chonburi Province. Runners will pass through the iconic Chonlamarkwithi Bridge, a cherished landmark of the province.

This event marks the 30th anniversary of the company, and proceeds will benefit a charity. Participants can choose stages including the leisurely three-kilometer walk, fun run for five kilometres (men and women category), and mini marathon for 10 kilometres (men and women category).

To ensure everyone’s safety, there will be a hydration station along the running route, food and drink booths upon race completion, as well as a luggage storage service, a nursing unit service, and comprehensive traffic management. To learn more about this exciting event with a noble cause, go here.

When: 5 AM-9 AM, Oct. 8

Where: Chonlamarkwithi Bridge, Rong Payaban Kao Rd., Bang Pla Soi, Chon Buri District, Chonburi Province

How much: THB590-THB2,000

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