Guru's Weekly Buzz for Oct 28 to Nov 3
So many things to enjoy, so little time
Our pick of the most exciting products, activities, art exhibitions, shows, food and hotel deals.
Disney Halloween Collection 2022 / Pandora
Pandora has never failed to indulge jewellery enthusiasts with a festive collection to bling up their special days. For the Halloween Collection 2022, the Danish jewellery maker has summoned characters from Disney to join the haunting season. The collection brings back the stop-motion animated film 'Nightmare Before Christmas', where portraits of Jack Skellington and his lover Sally are featured on charms. Check out pandora.net/en-th.
Halloween Collection: It's Spooky Time / Swatch
Swiss watchmaker Swatch knows how to celebrate Halloween in style. This year, the brand's Big Bold Bioceramic model gets a new look in a colourway of black and pumpkin orange while featuring a creepy skeleton face motif with a spine-chilling smile. The festive timepiece gets even creepier when its calendar wheel mechanism rotates, unveiling different scary yet silly faces of the skeleton. Shop at swatch.com/en-th.
Knock Knock Collection / Team Wang Design
Team Wang Design, the design label by heartthrob Jackson Wang, has released a limited-edition home collection called ‘Knock Knock’. Taking the Jack-O-lantern's light are two spooky-cute characters turned into chic home decor items. Expect a kid's rocking chair in the shape of Pumpkie, the pumpkin-faced spirit, or light a candle on a stand that looks eerie in a sheet ghost figure named Spookie.
Holloween Cookie Decorating Workshop / Paws Bangkok / Oct 29
Head over to Paws Bangkok at True Digital Park, where the adoptable cat cafe will be possessed by purry friends in spooky costumes. They have also teamed up with Seventhbaking for a spooky-licious workshop, letting you decorate cat-shaped cookies with icing. DIY kits are available for purchase to make one at home. Register at FB.com/pawsbangkok.
Newview: Ghost Fieldlab / FabCafe Bangkok / Oct 29
At ‘Newview’, an innovative lifestyle project co-curated by FabCafe at TCDC Bangkok, every creative thought is turned into reality. Summon the spooky demons from your imagination using augmented reality tech or make a doppelgänger version of yourself with a 3D scan. Participants are required to bring their own laptops for the workshop. To reserve a seat, go to bit.ly/3DzCjZB.
Arcadia Halloween: Freak Show / Arcadia Barcade / Oct 29-30
Phra Khanong's Arcadia Barcade goes all out for a Halloween celebration with ’Arcadia Halloween: Freak Show’. By turning into a nostalgia-kicking Thai carnival, expect a show from a Thai freak show troupe, usually found only at traditional temple fairs. Stay for a live DJ session to dance till you drop dead with synth-wave, the 80s and scary jams. Visit FB.com/arcadiabkk.
House of Heals / Healoween Party 2022: Dance or Die / House Of Heals / Oct 30
House Of Heals' Halloween party returns more wicked, wild and wonderful than ever. Alumni of Drag Race Thailand and dancing queen Ying Ratha will entertain and keep you on the dance floor all night. Brace yourself for sickening lewks from the queens. The spooky party starts at 8pm. House Of Heals is in Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (BTS Chidlom). Book your seat via Line at lin.ee/ItiDWys. B600 per person with one drink.
Hotel Art Fair / The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon / Nov 4-6
The seventh edition of Hotel Art Fair returns with the participation of 30 galleries and artists from around the world. Expect to see the best of contemporary arts on display at The Standard Bangkok Mahankhon. More info at fb.com/HotelArtFair.
Drag Haunted Mansion / Maggie Choo's / Oct 30
Sunday night at Maggie Choo's can get spookier (and probably gayer) with a Halloween-themed party by G-Spot Entertainment. Expect hot guys and horrifying ghouls and enjoy drag shows, games and free shots. Dance the night away with a live set by DJ Yui Truluv. The party will be hosted by Amadiva or Mama Kenzula. The drag line-up includes Benze Diva, Srimala, Bandit, GG Gyonce, Bunny Be Fly and more. Reserve via Line: @Ken_Leing or @Gspot.Ent. Maggie Choo's is in the ‘basement’ of Novotel Fenix Silom on Silom Road.
Lany A November To Remember Live in Bangkok / Impact Arena / Nov 3-4
This will be the fourth time in Bangkok for frontman Paul Klein and drummer Jake Goss but their first time as a duo since Les Priest left the band in April. Fans of the indie pop duo still have a chance to buy tickets to their two rounds of concerts at Impact Arena next week. The tickets to Nov 3 show are nearly sold out while there are some tickets left for Nov 4 show. Buy tickets at Thai Ticket Major via bit.ly/3Osvxao at prices starting at B1,500. A special limited number of Diamond Club Experience and Rose Gang Experience are also available, inclusive of special activities (group picture, Q&A session, etc.) and souvenir gifts. Call 02-262-3838.
9th Anniversary Celebration Package / Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas / until Oct 31
Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas marks its 9th-anniversary celebration with a tempting package, which includes a B999 resort credit, a complimentary upgrade to a pool villa and a 29% discount on food at Luna La Pran Restaurant with two drink coupons. Book by Oct 31 and enjoy your stay until Nov 15. Visit bit.ly/3gyZutJ.
Stay Your Way / Hotel Indigo Bangkok / Ongoing
Whether a welcoming drink on the rooftop bar Char, a B1,000 F&B credit or a late check-out until 4pm, Hotel Indigo Bangkok on Witthayu Road has your city getaway covered with ‘Stay Your Way’. Reservation at bangkok.hotelindigo.com.
Glam Up And Glow / Amaranth Spa By Harnn / Until Dec 31
Amaranth Spa By Harnn at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok rolls out scrub and treatment combos, ‘Glam Up And Glow’. As the name suggests, spoil yourself with 100 minutes of restfulness, combining a 30-minute white tea and camellia body scrub and a 70-minute wellness massage. Or opt for a wombo-combo of a gentle exfoliator programme and a customised Biologique Recherche facial for an hour each. Call 02-056-9999.
Mud Crab Specials / Dynasty / Ongoing
Singapore delivered to your table — with mud crab specials at Dynasty at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Crab lovers can get an authentic taste of Singapore right in the heart of Bangkok with two exciting new menu additions. Dynasty restaurant’s highly-skilled master chefs are serving up fresh mud crabs: Stir-fried crab meat with Singapore sauce or with black pepper sauce. After cracking your way into the crab's hard shell (servers will help), discover the soft textured meat and distinct flavours of Singapore's favourite dish. These set menus include Chilli crab or pepper crab 800g, selection of three dim sum, Yang chow style fried rice, Sago with cantaloupe and free-flow hot or cold tea. Priced at B2,799++ for two persons, the set menu is available from noon to 10.30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loy Krathong Celebration / The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok / Nov 8
The M.O. Bangkok adds to the Loy Krathong celebration with an extensive international buffet dinner at the Riverside Terrace. It will feature Thai, Asian and Western specialities, highlights including more than 100 selections like Whole roasted pig with condiments, Grilled blue river prawn, Grilled lamb chops, Ligurian red wine braised baby octopus with soft polenta, and Saffron risotto in a parmesan wheel. Thai specialities such as Pomelo salad and Northern-style curry with egg noodles will also be on offer. Guests at the Loy Krathong dinner can join the Krathong Making Workshop at 4pm and 5pm. Limited seats are available per session so reservations are necessary. Throughout the dinner buffet, guests will be entertained by Thai dance performances, a human-puppet show and an award-winning singer. Loy Krathong celebrations will end with a firework display above the Chao Phraya River. The buffet is priced at B6,500 nett per person for adults and B3,000 nett for children between the ages of six and 12. Email email@example.com.
OMG Rak Jang Wa... Pit Jang Wah in ciemas / Directed by Thitipong Kerdtongtawee.
Who's in it?
Wongravee Nateetorn, Plearnpichaya Komalarajun, Pachara Chirathivat, Siwat Sirichai, Wasu Pluemsakulthai, Ploi Horwang, Thanavate Siriwattanagul and Chaleeda Gilbert.
What's it about?
The English translation of the title is 'OMG! I Love You… Wrong Rhythm', which is the story of two people who have immense chemistry, but apparently the universe (or god, depending on who you believe it) has other plans. It’s a chaotic love story in which people keep falling for each other in the wrong place at the wrong time, over and over.
Why watch it?
Because timing is everything, as we know.
Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues on Apple TV Streams from Oct 28
The documentary offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. It honours Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally-known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.