Gate Crasher

Welcome to Guru 's Gate Crasher, your ultimate guide to finding something fresh to do in this big city.

Take a moment to remember how good you feel right now. Isn't it great to have a head that's not pounding, eyes that aren't bloodshot, and not to worry about any drunk dials you made? Alas, that's all about to be a distant memory as the weekend is upon us again. May the force (and your liver) be with you.

PARTY

Known for their innovative electronic music events and presumably a disdain for vowels, the AFTR PRTY collective are back with Sounds of Detroit #2 to kick things off tonight (Oct 5). And no, that doesn't mean you'll be hearing the sounds of cars being manufactured. Underground beats from Motor City are brought to you by Scott Hess, who will be playing a vinyl-only set. Also behind the decks will be Emilka, Matthew Cole and AFTR PRTY's founder Co2an (there's that word play again), bringing the best of tech-house and deep. It's on at Glow (96/4-5 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-261-4446, www.glowbkk.com), and costs B300 on the door with one drink. Party starts at 10pm but should get going around midnight because that's when all the cool kids go out.

DJ

Whether you want a front row look at what he's wearing, or remind yourself how not to do your eye make-up, everyone's favourite (karma) chameleon is heading back to town again. Boy George and Marc Vedo will take over Levels Club (6/F, Aloft, 35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 082-308-3246, facebook.com/levelsclub) on Sat (Oct 6). The legendary Culture Club singer brings his DJ skills to the city with a spectrum of house. Holding his own will also be the young and talented Marc Vedo, who will bust out electro and trance beats. Pre-event tickets are B1,000 (email info@retoxsessions.com). Tickets are also available at the door with one free drink. An open bar will have revellers fighting for drinks from 9:30-10:30pm. Definitely worth checking out; after all, do you really want to hurt them?

SCREENING

The people who have made mor lam and Thai funk sound way better than what you hear blasting from local radio stations in taxis, ZudRangMa Records present a screening of documentary, Take Me Away Fast. The story couldn't be any closer to what the vintage label stands for, as it centres on German DJ Frank Gossner who tirelessly journeys through West Africa to dig up rare 1960s and 70s Afro-funk and Afro-beat records that may have otherwise been lost forever. The screening takes place at 9pm on Wed (Oct 10) at Opposite (7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, www.oppositebangkok.com). Seats are limited to 70 so get your tickets in advance at Zudrangma H.Q. Records Store & WTF Bar (both located across Opposite; call 088-911-314 for more info). B150 gets you a ticket with one Chang beer.

DJ

Thursdays are the thirstiest day of the week (after Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun) so prepare for a massive Friday hangover when Layo & Bushwacka! bring the house down at Bed Supperclub (Oct 11. 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-651-3537, www.bedsupperclub.com). The London duo will bring their repertoire of underground house and techno to get the well-dressed women - and all the men who follow them there - shaking their booties like they just don't care. RSVP in advance for B500 entry with two drinks (before midnight) or one drink (after midnight). Regular entry for those who can't be bothered to book ahead of time is B900 with one drink.

SPOKEN WORD

Tired of listening to your friends ramble on about their mundane lives? Sick of hearing politicians talk about what they plan to do but never actually achieve? Going deaf at your boss's incessant demands to complete your work on time? Then head over to Bombyx Stories (facebook.com/BombyxStories) to hear people who actually have something interesting to say. The innovative showcase offers a platform for people to share their unique real-life stories. Each instalment will feature up to eight storytellers who will share a tale that's under eight minutes. This time, eight selected orators will share yarns under the theme, "The family I want, the family I've got". Audience members get to vote for their favourite two stories, and winners will take part in a future "Best Of" event. It takes place on 7pm, Sat (Oct 6) at Opposite (7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, www.oppositebangkok.com).

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Writer: Sumati Sivasiamphai
Position: Guru Editor