Gate Crasher

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

FILM SCREENING

Start the weekend right tonight (Mar 22) with Crime Scene Wild: Sharks, a doco about the shark fin mafia. It's on at WTF Bar & Gallery (7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, www.wtfbangkok.com), which continues to book a good range of events. Seems the place has sharks on the brain, after their big Fin Free run of late. Support the cause, bank the karma. Numbers are limited to 30. Entry is free.

CHARITY EVENT

There's a big party for charity on Sat (Mar 23) aptly called Japanese House Party 4 Charity. If you were going to party anyway, may as well do it for a good cause. It's on at rooftop oasis Kinki (6/F, Rain Hill, Sukhumvit Soi 47). Entry is B500 with two drinks thrown in. While you are there, try the good sushi and miso.

LIVE MUSIC

Finish the weekend with some live music on Sun (Mar 24) with Bloc Party, who will play BCC Hall Central Plaza Lat Phrao. Tickets are a substantial B1,700 or B2,000 on the door, available from Thai Ticket Major (02-262-3456, www.thaiticketmajor.com), but the show should be good.

ART EXHIBITION

On Wed (Mar 27), Nic Dunlop showcases Brave New Burma at Quince (Sukhumvit Soi 45, www.quincebangkok.com). The series of photographs span 21 years of visitations to the country, and Nic will be there in person. Plus you get to enjoy some of the Quince menu. Entry is free.

PERFORMANCE

For something different, try Whispers of The Shadow of a Quivering Leaf, which starts on Thu (Mar 28) and runs through to Apr 8. The name may have been translated a little too literally for comfort, but the performance should hold its own. It's on at B-Floor Room, Pridi Banomyong Institute (Sukhumvit Soi 55). Tickets are B400. Start time is 7:30pm.

LIVE MUSIC

Also on tonight (Mar 22) is The Giordano Bruno Project: music + movement + philosophy, which is also a welcomed mix up from the ordinary end-of-week events. Not quite your rock and roll spread, but the Renaissance Lute can be quite the hypontist, especially in the right hands. Performance is on at Pridi Banomyong Institute (02-381-3860). For info call 085-160-1677. Entry is B350 with a drink.

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Writer: Richard Mcleish
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