Guru's Weekly Pick: May 18-24

Every week, we sift through tonnes of activities, shows, art exhibitions and things to do. Here is our especially curated list of what's hot this week in Bangkok and beyond. Enjoy!

Activities

+ Karen Wisdom

Moonwian Karen Wisdom Festival / Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre / May 18-20

This fest will give you a glimpse into Karen people's unique way of living over three days. Expect cultural performances, food and workshops. The dinner on the opening day (5.30-7pm) will be created by The Fcuking Chefs team. Two more special dinners will be also served on May 19 and May 20, as well. Check out the fest's Facebook page.

10am-8pm / Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, 20 Boromratchonnanee Road, Taling Chan / http://fb.com/moonwian.

+ Game Designers

Game ICT SU Thesis Exhibition 2018 / TK Park / May 30-31

Check out thesis works by senior students of Silpakorn University's Faculty of Information and Communication Technology who all major in game design. Eight games will be available, ranging from cute RPG Some One's to horror The Last Birthday.

10.30am-6pm / TK Park, 8F, CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama I / http://fb.com/GameIctsuExhibition.

+ Making Dough

Sourdough Making for Beginners / The COMMONS / May 26

Learn how to make delicious sourdough bread from scratch with Tanya Stockdale. She'll be guiding you through the process so you can graduate with your own starter dough. Learn how to choose the right flours and add different flavours to your own bun. That's not all because you'll also get to learn how to make gluten-free sourdough pancakes and spelt chocolate sourdough cake.

10am-5pm / The COMMONS, Thong Lor 17 / Visit http://bit.ly/2G3ST2q, sign up at http://goo.gl/JbZ244, B7,500 per person incl equipment and ingredients.

+ Bonkers for Brownies

Double Chocolate Brownies Workshop / The COMMONS / May 27

Sign up on this workshop to learn how to make delicious fudgy brownies with One Night One Recipe. Brownie buffs will get to explore with a variety of toppings from caramel, peanut butter and nuts so they can create their own take on the chocolate dessert. 

1.30-4pm / The COMMONS, Thong Lor 17 / Visit http://bit.ly/2rxbG1Z, sign up at http://goo.gl/wuBzJz at least three days in advance / B1,200 per person incl equipment and ingredients. 

+ To Market To Market

T77 Yard Sale Part II / HABITO Mall / May 19

T77 Yard Sale returns to HABITO Mall once again. Those living in Sansiri's T77 community will set up 60 shops, offering new and preloved items. The wares at this community market range from clothes, furniture, artwork, toys and, of course, food and drink. Shop to the background music by a live acoustic band. Recycle used plastic bottles at a Refun Machine (refun.com) on the first floor to gain points and exchange it for Habito tote bag. Enter a lucky draw for a chance to win prizes worth B100,000 in total.

Noon-7pm / Habito Mall, On Nut Soi 1/1 / http://fb.com/HABITOMALL.


Parties

+ Interactive art

Art.Mosphere 2.0 / Compass Skyview hotel / May 19

The Pagan Carnival of Spring is here! Studio Artmosphere brings one night of art, music and performances that will be held at two of Compass SkyView Hotel's dining venues. Come early at the Mojjo Rooftop Lounge and Bar and witness art and performances such as "The Secret of the Enchanted Forest" body art exhibition, and the "May Day" ritual circle dance of life, as well as getting your destiny told by fortune tellers. Afterwards, dance the night away at the Vanilla Sky Bar & Club with a panoramic view of the city while listening to a selection of house and disco tunes. Music will be provided by Rocco Universal, Alex Imix, Brent Burns and NK Chan throughout the event. There will be free flow for ladies between 10-11pm.

5pm-2am / Compass SkyView Hotel, Sukhumvit 24 / http://fb.com/artmospherebkk / B400 (includes 1 standard drink), table reservations at B5,000 with 1 bottle of standard spirit-mixers and B8,000 with 1 bottle of premium spirit-mixers.

+ A night full of bass

Kontraband feat. Itti / De Commune / May 19

Enter the void with the Kontraband selectors holding your hand as drag you into a world where messed-up beats collide and roiling basslines explode to your face. Expect to hear music from bass-heavy genres including UK garage, grime, dubstep, dancehall, hip-hop, footwork, jersey, drum ‘n' bass, house and techno. The event will be headlined by special guest Japanese drum ‘n' bass producer Itti along with DeLorean, Azek and Will. Unlimited Singha free flow will be provided until stock lasts.

9pm-2am / De Commune, Floor 1, Liberty Plaza, Sukhumvit 55 / http://fb.com/KontrabandBKK / B150.

+ Simply disko

Yeti Dis:Ko / Beam / May 19

Beam Club staple Tom Yeti will be playing tunes of disco and uplifting romantic 4x4 house tomorrow night at the communal venue, under the Shanghai-based Yeti Out collective's curated party series "YETI DIS:KO". The parties, which has been described as "an illegal galactic warehouse rave with flashes of 80s Italo-disco and New Wave", have previously featured headliners such as Kenji Takimi, Soichi Terada, Tornado Wallace and Harvey Sutherland. Joining forces with him will be house/techno duo Slum Disco Soundsystem. If future hip-hop is more like your music, Patty YourVillain and Mud will be waiting in the Dalmation room.

From 9pm / Beam, Sukhumvit 55 / http://fb.com/beamclubbkk / Free entry

+ Pool-sized fun

Epic pool party / Marriott Marquis Queen's park / May 20

Epic Entertainment and Belvedere Vodka are back with another instalment of the Epic Pool Party series. The event will feature local house music DJs and live saxophone as well as food, drinks, models and games you've come to expect at their pool parties.

1-8.30pm / Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park, Sukhumvit 22 / http://fb.com/epicbangkok

+ Full of Flava

Sugar club presents Flava / Sugar club / May 24

Hailing from The Netherlands, DJ FLAVA will be leaving his mark on the dance floor at Sugar Club on Thursday. He has previously played in clubs in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Surinam, Curacao, Dubai and Ibiza. From playing music ranging from hip-hop and dancehall to twerk and trap, the producer is also the radio host of his own weekly show, Crossover Radio, every Wednesday on juize.fm.

10pm-4am / Sugar Club, Sukhumvit 11 / B200 for females, B300 for males (includes 1 standard drink)

+ Experience the trance space journey

Genesis festival / Centerpoint studio / Jul 7

Trance Lovers Thailand are already gearing up for the next massive trance music festival set in July -- Genesis Festival: The Nebula Eye. The line-up features world famous trance DJs, some of which will be making their Thailand debut, which includes Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, BLiSS, Sneijder, Mark Sherry, Heatbeat and Jase Thirlwall. For those who want to have a weekend full of trance music, a pre-party and after-party will both be taking place at Club XS, a day before and after the main event respectively. Tickets for each party are sold separately. Tier 1 tickets for the main event are on sale now.

From 4pm / Centerpoint Studio, Sukhumvit 105, Lasalle Road / http://goo.gl/ZwBoVw / Main event is B1,800, B650 each for pre-party and after-party, or B1,000 for both.


Shows

+ Hypnotic global music

Bamm! - Khruangbin / Helix garden / May 20

Rounding out Bangkok Art & Music Month will be a live performance from Texan three-piece rock band Khruangbin on Sunday. Taking inspiration from 1960s Thai funk, band members Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and Donald Johnson on drums are known for blending global music with elements of classic soul, dub and psychedelia. They will be supported by local acts The Photo Sticker Machine and Summer Dress.

9pm-midnight / Helix Garden, 5th Floor, EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Road / http://goo.gl/m8JVA8 / B1,290.

+ Stay open

Singha light live series vol 3.1 -- Rhye / Voice space / May 23

Electro-soul band Rhye will play on Wednesday for a night of skilful instrumental arrangements and emotive vocals. Based in Los Angeles, the Canadian/Danish duo started gaining popularity due to their singles Open and The Fall along with their air of mystery surrounding their identity, creatively sensual music videos and distinct falsetto voice. Their 2013 debut album, Woman, was critically acclaimed worldwide. They have since toured extensively in support of their second album, Blood, released in February this year. The show will be supported by My Life As Ali Thomas and Zweed n' Roll.

7pm-12am / Voice Space, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road / http://goo.gl/XHQW2g / Regular tickets at B1,800. Tickets at the door cost B2,000.

+ Jizz-jazz

Singha light live series vol 3.2 -- Mac Demarco / Voice space / Aug 1

The wait is over! The next of Singha Light Live Series of concerts has brought back Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Mac DeMarco, whose debut Bangkok show took place in 2013. With his charm and cheekiness, expect a full blast all-night-long from the self-proclaimed Jizz-Jazz persona in a much larger venue this time. At 28, the artist's first two albums, Rock n' Roll Night Club and 2 in 2012, were praised for blending indie-pop melodies with unusual lo-fi tones to create a mash-up of sound fans have come to love. In 2017, his full-length album, This Old Dog showed him transitioning as an artist, having a more synth overtone coupled with a bouncy electronic rhythm.

8pm-midnight / Voice Space, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road / http://goo.gl/ZKrFmA / B1,800.

+ Live like animals

Nothing but thieves live in Bangkok / Moonstar studio 8 / Aug 2

Fans of English alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves will hear their heartbreakingly beautiful music live when they make their Bangkok debut in August. Formed in 2012 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, the band signed to RCA in 2014 and released their first self-titled album the following year, which went to No.7 on the UK charts, peaked at No.3 on iTunes and was No.1 on the vinyl album charts. The album featured hits such as If I Get High, Trip-Switch, and Wake Up Call. After a series of successful tour and festival shows , they released their second album Broken Machine in September last year.

8-11pm / Moonstar Studio 8, Lat Phrao Road / http://goo.gl/Poappp / B2,600.

+ Add violence

Nine inch nails live in Bangkok / Moonstar studio / Aug 14

From their intense and dark lyrics to their controversial music videos, industrial band Nine Inch Nails are finally gearing up to perform in Thailand, embarking on their first tour in three years. Led by multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, the band has released eight critically-acclaimed studio albums, which include their 1989 multi-platinum Pretty Hate Machine, 1994's seminal album The Downward Spiral, and 2005's With Teeth, which hit No.1 on the US Billboard 200. They have won two Grammys for Best Metal Performance and sold more than 30 million records worldwide, with hit singles including The Hand That Feeds, Only, Every Day Is Exactly The Same and Survivalism.

From 7pm / Moonstar Studio, Lat Phrao Road / http://goo.gl/ojwgco / B3,000.

+ Journey out of grief and darkness

Mike Shinoda post trumatic tour / GMM live house / Aug 9

Mike Shinoda, the co-lead vocalist/rapper for the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park, will be performing his first live solo performance in Bangkok as part of his "Post Traumatic Tour", which sees him performing in France and Japan. The tour was conceived months after the passing of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, in which Shinoda crafted and released a collection of three deeply personal songs in his Post Traumatic EP this year. The songs will also be a part of his upcoming debut solo album. Although the artist previously took a break from Linkin Park in 2005 to pursue a hip-hop project called Fort Minor, Post Traumatic is the first album that Shinoda has released under his own name.

From 8pm / GMM Live House, Floor 8, CentralWorld, Rama I / http://goo.gl/QQzt3K / B1,600, B2,800.


Art

+ Abandoned but (Kinda) Amazing

Abandonia / Jam Cafe Bangkok / Until Jun 8

This solo photography exhibition by Dax Ward documents abandoned cultural spaces some of which are pretty well-known among urban explorers. Ward, who's originally from the US, has been working and living in Asia since 2003 and some of his works have been published by leading publications such as CNN Style, Daily Mail and Lonely Planet. He captures abandoned but iconic places such as Petch Siam Theatre in Sukhothai, Paris Theatre, Batman Nightclub in Pattaya, Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art in Sathon and, our favourite, New World shopping mall/former fish pond on Samsen. These pictures are beautiful but in a haunting kind of way. The opening party is at 7pm today with music by DJ Vincent Smith.

Tue-Sun 6pm-midnight / Jam, Charoen Rat Soi 1, BTS Surasak Exit 2 / http://fb.com/JAMCAFEBKK, 089-889-8059.

+ Future Masters

7Ongsa Art Thesis Exhibition / H.R.H Princess Sirindhorn Art Gallery / Until May 25

Witness the thesis works by fourth-year students from the Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts at Silpakorn University. You may be looking at the early work of future art masters. If you really can't make it to Nakhon Pathom, we suggest at least checking out some of these thesis works on 7Ongsa Facebook anyway. Some pieces may blow your mind away.

Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm /  H.R.H Princess Sirindhorn Art Gallery, The Sirindhorn Visual Art Workshop Building, Faculty of Painting Sculpture and Graphic Arts, Silpakorn University, Sanamchandra Palace, Nakhon Pathom / http://fb.com/7ONGSA.

+ Pen Art

Icon amazed / The Meeting Room Art Cafe / Until May 31

After her debut with "Exhiblitz", which took place at five venues in Chiang Mai last year, emerging artist Goy Kankanakul returns with a new solo exhibition entitled "Icon Amazed". She has created beautiful images through an unconventional drawing technique with Fineliner pens on Japanese canvas.

10am-8pm / The Meeting Room Art Cafe, 89 Charoen Rat Road, Muang, Chiang Mai / http://www.cannonballgallery.org.

+ Reinterpreting Fans

Flip the Fan / YELO House / Until May 27

Is talapat, a type of fan Buddhist monks use while chanting, considered sacred or secular tool? Can we reinterpret this type of fan? These are the main questions that are catalysts behind this group exhibition featuring a modern interpretation of said fan by 14 artists. Kontorn "Hongtae" Techolarn, who's a collector of Thai antiques, curates this exhibition and said he wanted to see the fans cool and contemporary. The artist line-up consists of Pod Modern Dog, PUCK, Sahred Toy, Nakrob/moon/mars/nut. We predict a really cool and interesting exhibition with a chance of irking conservative people.

11am-8pm, closes on Tue / YELO House, Soi Kasemsan 1, Rama I / http://fb.com/yelohouse, 098-469-5924.

+ Melting Pot of Styles

Combination Platter / Central Embassy / Until Jun 3

Central Embassy, in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin, presents the first solo exhibit in Bangkok by Japanese artist MADSAKI. "Combination Platter" is a reflection of the artist's own culturally diverse upbringing and a nod to a popular dish in Chinese takeaway menus in the US where he spent most of his youth. His works are distinguished by their graffiti feel and he puts his own spin on art masters (like Picasso), popular Hollywood films and iconic characters from pop culture. If you're a fan, why not check special merch collection the artist made in collab with SIWILAI Store. Following his 2017 solo shows "Bada Bing, Bada Boom" at Galerie Perrotin in Seoul and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" at Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo, his Bangkok debut includes previously unseen pieces, including a 5m totem sculpture and a massive 13m-wide painting.

10am-10pm / Central Embassy, Level G, Phloen Chit Road / 02-119-7777.  

+ From Big Apple to Big Mango

Life is Too Short to Hate / ODS (Objects of Desire), Siam Discovery / Until Jul 15

Gongkan, aka Kantapon Metheekul, has worked as an art director at an ad agency and done street art in New York and other cities in the US. Inspired by the term "homesick", he started to create his signature "teleport" characters of people going in or coming out of a portal. He recently returned to Thailand to create a collection of special products and showcased his playful works at ODS. 

10am-10pm / Siam Discovery, 3F, Rama I / http://fb.com/objectsofdesirestore, 02-658-1000 ext 4021.

+ Artistic Etching

Sea of Corrosion / From Ground to Light / ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art / May 22-Jun 24

The Japanese art master Tadayoshi Nakabayashi will showcase his etching and aquatint technique in this print exhibition. He brings together opposite elements such as life and death, day and night, as well as light and darkness, capturing transience of every life and inviting you to ponder over them. The opening reception takes place on May 31 at 6.30pm.

Tue-Sat 10.30am-7pm, Sun 10.30am-5.30pm, closes on Mon / ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art, Boromratchonnanee, Tawee Wattana / http://www.ardelgallery.com, 02-422-2092.

+ Art in Mall

BUKRUK presents UP LIFTING / The Mercury Ville / Until Aug 14

BUKRUK Festival Group, known for organising a street art fest of the same name, presents a large interactive art installation by Danish artist Daan Botlek at The Mercury Ville. "Up Lifting" is inspired by the vivid colours of the mall in Chidlom and how people's lifestyles are interconnected. You can step inside the red large installation, that is 6m-by-10m tall, take photos and be creative about it. Botlek is a big figure in street art circle, having exhibited in more than 10 countries. In Thailand, he partook in two editions of Bukruk and his two wall paintings stand outside the Shangri-La Bangkok and Siam Square. In April, Bukruk unveiled a public art piece in collaboration with Thai street artist Rukkit, aka Rukkit Kuanhawate, at MRT Chatuchak Exit 4. He did a big roaring tiger with his signature stencil technique, which would be there for six months.      

10am-10pm / The Mercury Ville, 1F, Phloen Chit Road, BTS Chit Lom / http://fb.com/TheMercuryVille.Chidlom,
http://www.themercuryville.com, 02-658-6218.


Food

+ Italian master chef

Meastros Della Scalla, The Sukhothai Bangkok, May 23-24

The Sukhothai Bangkok welcomes another Italian guest chef for the second instalment of Maestros della Scala. Chef Umberto Bombana from the three Michelin-starred restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana will regale guests, serving lunch and dinner on both dates. Dishes include Homemade tagliolini, Grand cru chocolate and "Fassone" veal tenderloin. Seats are limited so reservation is a must.

La Scala, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 Sathon Road / Email promotions@sukhothai.com, 02-344-8888 / B14,600 inclusive of wine pairing.

+ Local goodness

Fabb academy of coffee & happivour by Evelyn Yap, a cuisine of 3000KM at Sanctuary of Excellence, May 18-19

Chef Evelyn Yap brings her philosophy of discovering and using the freshest local ingredients served within the confines of FABB Academy of Coffee for her second supper club. An eight-course meal all derived from a month-long discovery trip across Thailand will be served for only 20 people on each day.

7pm-10pm / FABB Academy of Coffee, 259/313 Sukhumvit 71 / Call 081-444-1554, 097-226-0221.

+ Stop, Mango time at the 'Bucks

Mango collection, Starbucks, ongoing

Starbucks is serving up everything mango in the Big Mango with the introduction of the Mango sticky rice crème frappuccino, available exclusively in Thailand. They've also got a bunch of mango-themed drinkware starting at B480 if you need fruity tumblers.

Visit http://starbucks.co.th.

+ Ramadan feasting

Ramadan Iftar buffet, AL Meroz hotel Bangkok, Until June 17

Al Meroz Hotel Bangkok is having a special buffet at two restaurants for the holy month of Ramadan. Diwan serves up Roasted beef tenderloin with mustard sauce and Chicken piccata with tomato & pasta with many more, priced at B699; and Barakat has a wide range of seafood and Arabian dishes priced at B859.

6pm-10pm / Al Meroz Hotel Bangkok, Ramkhamhaeng 5 / Visit http://fb.com/almeroz.bangkokl, 02-136-8700 ext 4305.


Travel

+ Suite Deals

Luxury Stay / Centara Grand at CentralWorld / Until Dec 23

Up your city break game with a luxurious offer from this centrally-located hotel in the heart of Ratchaprasong. Your suite stay gets sweeter with posh perks such as a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, free third night when booking two consecutive nights, 4pm late checkout and 20% discount on spa treatments. Most importantly, guests will get free access to The World Executive Club where even more perks are available.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama I / http://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw, 02-100-1234 ext 6761 – 6763 / from B8,000++ per night for Executive Suite, B11,500++ per night for World Executive Suite (2 bedrooms).

+ Here Comes Summer

Sunny-Side Up Holiday! / Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts / Until May 21

Celebrate the summer with a three-night stay at participating properties under Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and enjoy up to 40% discount. This applies to Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia. The group's diverse portfolio offers all kinds of getaways from beachside chillaxing, exciting adventures to city breaks. Must book by May 21 for stays until Oct 31. Go to "Offers" tabs at respective websites of the three participating brands to book.

http://www.banyantree.com, http://www.angsana.com, http://www.cassia.com.

+ Iconic Escape

The Celebrity Experience / Dusit Thani Bangkok / Until Dec 20

The iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok -- as we know and see now -- may be on its way out but they want to move on to a new chapter with a bang by offering a special package where you can stay like a celeb. Follow in the footsteps of renowned artists, Hollywood stars and royal guests and check in to a Thai Heritage Suite, which oozes with elegance inspired by ancients Thai kingdoms from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya. Stay for two nights or more to enjoy in-room brekkie, 60-minute Thai massage for two at Devarana Spa, and one set dinner at Benjarong, Thien Doung or Mayflower. Most importantly, guests who take advantage of this offer will also get Dusit Club benefits, which entitles them to all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapés.

Dusit Thani Bangkok, 946 Rama IV / http://www.dusit.com/dtbk, 02-200-9000 / B9,900++ per night.

+ Man's Best Friend

Dog Lover / Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat / Until Sep 30

You don't need to leave your best friend behind when you go on a vacay. Check in at pet-friendly Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat to enjoy perks for yourself and treats for your canine or feline. Besides 10% off on your suite or villa stay, the package includes complimentary welcome packages from Pedigree, Cesar and Greenies, complimentary Wi-Fi and fruit basket. If you want to pamper your pet further, book a spa treatment to receive a Cesar tray or spend at least B500 on F&B to get one dog dinner set. CentaraThe1Card members get extra 10% discount too!

Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas Trat / 4/2 Moo 9, Laem Klud, Muang, Trat / 02-101-1234, reservations@chr.co.th / From B1,620++ per night, sign up for CentaraThe1Card membership at http://centara1card.com.

+ Turning Six

6th Anniversary Promotion / Okura Prestige Bangkok / Until May 31

A stay at Okura Prestige Bangkok is getting more luxurious during its anniversary month. Book for at least two nights to enjoy 16% discount on the hotel's Bed and Breakfast rate and B2,600 dining credit. The special rates include daily breakfast for two at Up & Above or Japanese breakfast set at Yamazato. The dining cred is redeemable for dinner at Yamazato or Michelin-starred Elements. If you book Okura Club Room or higher, things will get uber posh because you'll be entitled to use Okura Club Lounge where even more perks await you, including all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and snacks from 5.30-7.30pm.

The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Witthayu Road / http://www.okurabangkok.com, 02-687-9000, reservations@okurabangkok.com / From 9,100++ per night for Deluxe Room.

+ Jazz on the Beach

Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018 / Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin / May 18-19

Hua Hin beach will be jazzier this weekend, thanks to the annual jazz festival on the beach in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. International line-up of artists will be performing on two stages. The headliners include Shakatak, Ulf Wakenius, Simone Kopmajer, John Di Martino, The Sound of Siam & Pui Duangpon, The Waltz, Funktion, Saxpackgirl, Sincharoen Brothers, and Koh Mr. Saxman. Make the musical weekend even more special with feasts at the hotel's Coast Beach Club & Bistro. Be spoilt for choices at "All That Jazz" Reef & Beef Dinner (B1,200++), "All That Jazz" Surf & Turf Dinner (B1,200++) or Jazzy Sunday Brunch (B1,100++).

From 5pm / The beach in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, 1 Damnernkasem Road, Prachuap Khiri Khan / http://fb.com/HuaHinJazzFest.

+ Posh Pattaya

Live a Luxurious Beachfront Lifestyle / White Sand Beach Residences Pattaya / Until Jul 31

Simply enter promo code LIFESTYLE when you book a stay online to receive 15% off on top of the ongoing promotions. White Sand Beach Residences Pattaya, winner of Best Luxury Condo Development by Thailand Property Awards 2015, is offering a beachside getaway on Jomtien Beach in its five room types: Studio Room, One Bedroom Suite, Two-Bedroom Suite, Family Two Bedroom Suite and Executive Two Bedroom Suites. The property features all-day dining Port Café, an outdoor beachfront swimming pool, a snooker and pool room, a fitness centre and more. The nearby attractions include Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park, Nongnooch Botanical Garden, Silver Lake Vineyard, Ramayana Water Park, Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club and Pattaya Floating Market. Book until Jul 31 for stays until Oct 31. Guests who stay in Studio, Two-Bedroom Suite and Executive Two-Bedroom Suite will be entitled to 4pm late checkout on Sun to Fri, as well.

White Sand Beach Residences Pattaya, 56 Sukhumvit Road Km. 156, Na Jomtien Beach, Sattahip, Chonburi / http://www.whitesandbeachpattaya.com, 033-005-210, reservation@whitesandbeachpattaya.com / B3,088++ for Studio Room, B3,913 Baht++ for One Bedroom Suite, B7,217 for Two Bedroom Suite (for 3 people) and B11,345++ for Executive Two-Bedroom Suite (for 4 people).


Movies

+ DEADPOOL 2

(directed by David Leitch)

Who's in it?

Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin.

What's it about?

The Merc With a Mouth (Reynolds) decides to form his very own superteam called X-Force to protect a young mutant named Russel who, for reasons unknown, is being hunted by a cybernetic mutant soldier named Cable (Brolin), who kinda looks and sounds like the purple dude from Infinity War.

Why watch it?

Go on YouTube and watch Celine Dion's Ashes, an original song for the movie. If that doesn't convince you to watch this, we don't know what will.

+ BOOK CLUB

(directed by Bill Holderman)

Who's in it?

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen.

What's it about?

Four longtime friends are living lives in autopilot mode. They have a monthly book club meeting and when they decide to read Fifty Shades Of Grey, they take it as a sign to start living it up.

Why watch it?

Legendary funny women, which promises a legendarily funny time.


NETFLIX

+ CARGO

Based on a short film, the movie is set in a world infested by zombies. A father rushes to get his baby daughter to safety, knowing that she needs protection from the monsters that lurk around and soon, from himself, because he's been bitten and it's only a matter of time before he turns. Starring Martin Freeman, the film is streaming now. 

+ 13 REASONS WHY (SEASON 2)

Hannah Baker is gone. Her tapes have gone around. The people she's accused of and those around her are suffering and coping from what has happened. But apparently, that's just the beginning. The second season of the controversial show streams now. 

+ RIVERDALE (SEASON 2)

Drama, a whole lot of teen angst and a bunch of people taking sides and forming alliances only to jump the fence and backstab other people because they're sleeping with so and so or someone killed so and so while a killer runs loose and so do teenage hormones. That's basically the whole show. New episodes drop every Thursday.

+ THAT 70'S SHOW

Bell-bottomed jeans, perms, and a whole lot of sitting in circles for... deep conversations. Revisit Point Place, Wisconsin and hang out down the street with Eric, Donna, Hyde, Kelso, Jackie, and Fez. All eight seasons streaming now.


TV SHOW

+ TK PARK'S CONTEMPORARY WORLD FILM SERIES

The next film in TK Park's Contemporary World Film Series will be the Hungarian film Kincsem, which revolves around horseracing. The film will be shown on May 19 at 4pm, with snacks and drinks, sponsored by the Embassy of Hungary, served afterwards. Entry fee is B20. Visit goo.gl/7cpuFC.

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