What’s on Bangkok: Things to Do on Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2023

What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See, Do, & Eat on Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 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. Warabi Mochi Workshop

Surely, you've tasted mochi, the irresistible Japanese dessert made of sweet glutinous rice? This soft, chewy treat is often filled with different types of fillings, including red bean paste, fruits, chocolate, and even ice cream. If you want to learn how to make this sweet treat, Kota Tea Space is offering a Warabi Mochi Workshop soon so you can make mochi at home anytime you crave it. You may also purchase warabi mochi powder, kinako (soybean flour), and black sugar at Koto Tea Space. For tickets, contact them via LINE.

When: 1 PM-4 PM, Sept. 26

Where: Koto Tea Space, 492 Silom Suriyawong, Bangrak

How much: THB3,000

2. Fintech Festival 2023

Fintech Festival 2023
Photo by Facebook/Fintech Festival Asia

The Fintech Festival is here and it's bringing together some of the foremost companies and leaders in the financial technology industry, from banking, payments, personal finance, and artificial intelligence to digital assets, investments, and cybersecurity. Look forward to insightful discussions and keynotes, as well as opportunities for networking and a gala night party. Get your tickets here.

When: Sept. 27-28

Where: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama I Road, Pathum Wan

How much: Free (Expo), Starts at US$89 (Standard)

3. Wine & Dine Vol. 5: An Italian Food & Wine Affair

Wine & Dine Vol. 5: An Italian Food & Wine Affair
Photo by Facebook/The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel

Embark on an Italian gastronomic journey at The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel, starting off with a wine tasting session at The Zuk Bar. Afterwards, delight your palate at La Scala with a lavish four-course dinner for all things Italian cuisine. Those who'll be dining as a pair will receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Book a reservation by contacting 02 344 8888 or emailing [email protected].

When: 6 PM onwards, Sept. 28

Where: The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel, 13/3 South Sathorn Road

How much: THB2,500 per person

4. Kinetic Poetic – Open Mic Poetry Music Fusion

Fans of spoken word poetry should not miss the Kinetic Poetic Open Mic by SuperFly BKK, which will meld storytelling, freestyle, and spoken word with improvised music. If you've ever dreamed of performing your poetry in front of a crowd or simply watching other artists do it, this is the event to be in. Sign-ups for open mic slots will be available on the night of the event.

When: 7 PM onwards, Sept. 29

Where: PoA White Box, Yellow Lane, 92/2 Phahonyothin 5

How much: THB300

5. ‘Dozens of Norths’ Screening

Catch animator Koji Yamamura's feature-length film "Dozens of Norths," which features hand-drawn illustrations and no dialogue. The illustrations and texts were created by Yamamura after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, with concrete sound design and music by Willem Breuker. The screening will follow with a talk by Yamamura, to be conducted in Japanese with Thai translation.

When: 2:30 PM, Sept. 29

Where: Alliance Française de Bangkok, 179 Witthayu Road, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan

How much: THB60 (Member Price), THB120 (Unit Price)

6. Flower Masterclass by Chez Folkies

Flowers and food? Yes, please! Don't miss Chez Folkies' Flower Workshop for an afternoon of fun and creative floral arrangements, followed by a sumptuous Mediterranean dinner. Some of the dishes to look forward to are beetroot goat cheese salad, grilled fish ratatouille, cauliflower steak, and affogato and flan caramel, among others. To book a slot, contact info@bardobkk or message Chez Folkies' Facebook page.

When: 4 PM, Sept. 30

Where: Bardo Social Bistro & Bar, 28/12 Sathorn, Sathon Soi 10, Bang Rak

How much: THB3,700

7. All-You-Can-Eat Brunch at Workshop

All You Can Eat Brunch Workshop
Photo by Facebook/WORKSHOP

All-you-can-eat promos are the way to go if you want to chow and get your money's worth. Check out Workshop's All-You-Can-Eat Brunch held every Saturday and Sunday and satiate all your cravings as you choose over 30 dishes to sample. It's best to bring friends with you, so you can avail yourself of Workshop's drink jugs for sharing!

When: 11 AM-3 PM, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Where: Workshop, 15/1 Yen Akart Road, Chongnonsi, Yannawa

How much: THB1,000

8. UNPLUG: Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Unplug Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Photo by Facebook/Higher Yoga Academy

Get away from the chaos of the city and unplug in this yoga and meditation retreat at Ariyasom Villa. Look forward to yoga sessions, philosophy talks, and meditation sessions to ground and rejuvenate yourself. At night, wind down with candle-lit restorative yin yoga and a sound bath. You may join the retreat for a day or complete both days. For reservations, contact [email protected] or call 02 254 8880.

When: Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Where: Ariyasom Villa, 65 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Wattana

How much: Starts at THB4,000

9. Sam Roi Yot National Park

Sam Roi Yot National Park
Photo by Facebook/Bangkok Hiking Meetup

Get close to nature this coming Sunday by embarking on this hike at Sam Roi Yot National Park. This day trip will include a visit to one of the most picturesque caves in Thailand, starting with a hike over the hill leading to the beach, and then a hike up to the cave followed by a boat tour in the lotus lake. This hike is considered intermediate level. Get tickets here.

When: 7 AM onwards, Oct. 1

Where: Meet up at the gas station near Wutthakat BTS

How much: Starts at THB1,900

10. Bangkok Airways Sukhothai Half Marathon

Bangkok Airways Half Marathon
Bangkok Airways.Run

Ready, set, go! Bangkok Airways is hosting its annual running event this Sunday in the historic province of Sukhothai. The event will include various distances, from a five-kilometre and 10-kilometre run to a half marathon that will have runners traversing temples, ruins, and monuments. There will also be live music, food, and a health expo at the event. Applications for the race closed on Sept. 15, but you may view additional details here.

When: Oct. 1

Where: Sukhothai Historical Park, Mueang Kao, Mueang Sukhothai District

How much: Starts at THB500

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