Guru Weekly's Buzz for Nov 11 to 17
So many things to enjoy, so little time
Our pick of the most exciting products, activities, art exhibitions, shows, food and hotel deals.
Harry Potter Exclusive Collaboration / Fossil
Muggles can get their hands on magical timepieces inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter. American watchmaker Fossil releases a limited-edition watch, giving its 43-mm Fossil Heritage model a new look. Details that give you a nostalgic kick are an engraved Hogwarts logo on the watch's face, and one of the hands features the shape of Harry's lightning scar. Beyond the limited one is a sub-collection, which comprises four distinct designs in different colorways that pay homage to Hogwarts' dormitories. Check them out at the Fossil boutique store on the 2nd floor of Centralworld.
Winter 2022 Collection With Marni / Uniqlo
Uniqlo continues to explore a playful world with Marni, an Italian luxury fashion house, for the Winter 2022 collection. The collaboration spotlights vibrant colour palettes and patterns for a winter wardrobe; think of essentials like Heatech pieces, knits, jerseys, and parkas that are remixed for a new season full of texture and print. An array of accessories like balaclavas, mittens, scarves and beanies offers endless mix-and-match styling. Visit uniqlo.com/th.
Home Fragrance Collection / Paul Smith
Paul Smith expands beyond the fashion world by releasing a line of home fragrances. Introducing the first-ever candles and diffusers collection, the British designer brand offers four distinct, evocative scents: Bookworm, Early Bird, Botanist and Daydreamer, each of which is designed to recall some of Paul's most cherished memories. You can check them out at F.I.X. Coffee Pradiphat, where the coffee shop is transformed into Paul Smith's signature Stripe Cafe until Nov 30. Shop at paulsmith.com.
Herbal Shampoo & Hair Serum Workshop / Bangkok Soap Opera / Nov 13
Thong Lor's Bangkok Soap Opera invites you to take care of your scalp and hair in a natural, healthy way. Learn how to make a hair shampoo and serum that extracts vitamins from herbs for B1,700 per person. As always, the recipes of herbal hair care products are 100% natural without adding chemical fragrances or colours. Reserve a seat at fb.com/bangkoksoapopera.
Salsa Sundays / Havana Social / until Nov 27
Salsa Sunday, anyone? Havana Social, the Cuban cocktail bar on Sukhumvit 11, is hosting a dancing class for free every Sunday from 9pm until Nov 27. Hit the floor with Alex Teodorescu, an international instructor, performer and DJ, who teaches you some Latin American steps, including Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha and Reggaeton. Visit fb.com/havanasocialbkk.
Nordic Film Festival 2022 / Nordic Film Festival / Nov 11 to 13
Nordic Film Festival is back this weekend with the theme of "Nordic Happiness." Wandering why the Nordic countries qualify for a spot in the top 10 in the World Happiness Report? Find out together through five heartfelt flicks depicting different aspects of life and society, spanning various angles such as inclusiveness, the right to decide on your own life and the love of nature. The screenings will take place in the garden of the Embassy of Denmark. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit fb.com/dkinthailand.
Born Pink World Tour / National Stadium/ Jan 7-8
Hold onto your money, Blinks! Tickets for Black Pink's ‘Born Pink’ world tour in Bangkok will go on sale as early as next Wednesday. The long-anticipated ‘Born Pink’ album is here and begs world domination. The girls recently warmed the hearts of Thai fans by announcing that the world tour would kickoff in Bangkok. As expected, ‘Born Pink’ became a chart-topper on the Billboard 200 and held the top spot for six consecutive weeks. The K-pop supernovas are also the first K-pop female group in history to make a double-million seller. 'Born Pink’ comprises eight tracks that puts a spotlight on each of the members’ vocals, with hit songs like ‘Pink Venom’ and ‘Shut Down’, both of which are also chart-toppers. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa will take to the stage on Jan 7-8 at National Stadium, Bangkok. Upcoming stops for their tour include Hong Kong, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Manila and Singapore. Tickets for Black Pink's ‘Born Pink’ World Tour Bangkok will be pre-sold exclusively for Blink Members on Nov 16, and for Live Nation Members on Nov 17, at livenation.co.th. General sales start on Nov 18, at bit.ly/BPTH2023. Save the date and pray that the internet is fast!
The Wild Dreams Tour / Impact Arena / Feb 28
Irish boyband (or should it be manband?) Westlife will return to Thailand and pre-sale tickets to their show will go on sale Monday, Nov 14. The tour will kick off in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and will arrive in Bangkok in Feb, 2023. The Wild Dreams Tour, which kicked off in the UK on July 1, 2022, saw Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Byrne serenading the audience with a string of classics, as well as the latest hits. They even surprised fans with an ABBA medley as a tribute to the Swedish supergroup.
Westlife The Wild Dreams Tour in Bangkok will take place at Impact Arena on Feb 28, 2023. Live Nation pre-sale starts on Nov 14 from 10am. General public tickets are available from Nov 15.
Living With Art / Noble Create / until Nov 20
Noble Create and Mango Art Festival present 'Living With Art', a special project for urbanists and the new generation of like-minded people who share a love for art. Four top artists Thanachai Ujjin (Pod Moderndog), Nev3r, Linecensor and Mamablues have teamed up together to transform the Noble Create retail gallery in the heart of Ekamai-Ramindra expressway and 4 types of sample rooms into their creative space filled with artworks, daily necessities, and various collectibles full of meaningful stories of the artists.
Witness “Street Art Garden,” Thailand's first indoor street art sculpture garden that has been blossomed with the famous sculpture brand Boo X, which will display new sculptures by artist Lolay-Thaweesak Srithongdee and limited edition pieces by P7 and Yuree Kensaku side-by-side with other masterpieces. It also features paintings by street artists and pop stars such as Alex Face, Benzilla, Bonus TMC, to name a few.
Every weekend, there will be an acoustic mini-concert by Pod-Thanachai Ujjin, as well as his art workshop and a workshop by Autistic Thai Foundation offering portrait drawings for those who are interested. You can also enjoy the “Immersive Wall”—a spectacular art of sight and sound on a huge wall and snap up inspiring art pieces, objects, and souvenirs at the market zone.
A Bollywood Opa party as Aesop takes over Charcoal / Nov 19
Charcoal head chef Abhay Pardeshi and Aesop's chef Tollys have crafted a one-of-a-kind fusion menu that marries the very best of Greek and Indian cuisines. The six-course set dinner on Nov 19 will be available with food only for B1,500++, and with a two-hour free-flow for B2,500++. There will be two seatings: at 6pm and 8.30pm. Expect a night of amazing food, drinks and festivities from Mykonos to Mumbai! A party atmosphere, dancing and plate smashing, combined with Charcoal’s authentic tastes, unique atmosphere and colour, this is sure to tease and tantalize all the senses! Call 089-307-1111 or visit sevn.ly/x6kxDFg3.
Nutella Bar / Zing Bakery / Ongoing
At Zing Bakery at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, enjoy your favourite chocolate spread as an energy bar. The perfect pick-me-up for those with a sweet tooth, it is made with the same premium ingredients that go into the popular Nutella hazelnut spread. Available on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld daily from 7am-7pm. Between 6-7pm, receive a buy one get one free Happy Hour discount on available pastry items. Call 02-100-1234 ext. 6485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Mini Escape / Capella Bangkok / Until Mar 31
Treat yourself to "A Mini Escape" at the riverfront Capella Bangkok on Charoen Krung Road, which offers a staycation for two nights at an exclusive rate. Starting at B28,888 per night, guests can kick back in a Riverfront King room while staying in the lap of luxury with flexible check-in and check-out times. Top off your riverside getaway by booking a villa to enjoy additional perks such as Capella's signature butler services and a 30-minute massage when you first arrive. Go to capellahotels.com/capella-bangkok.
Facial Treatment For Men / Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel / Ongoing
Anantara Spa at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on Ratchadamri Road offers a promotion for a facial treatment that is specially designed for men's skin. For B2,200 (from B4,120), get your facial skin smoother and younger-looking with this potent cell metabolism-stimulating treatment for 60 minutes. Call 02-126-8866.
The Allure Of Luxury In Khao Yai / InterContinental Khao Yai Resort / Ongoing
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort invites you to luxuriate in its revamped train-cabin accommodations with its opening offer. Opened in Sept, the newly-opened luxury sanctuary offers a one-night stay for a starting rate of B14,500 per night for a King Classic room. The room is inclusive of a B1,500 resort credit to spend on food and beverage and a high-tea experience for two at the resort’s signature Tea Carriage. Elevate your mountain getaway by booking a minimum of three nights to receive a guaranteed early check-in at 10am and a late check-out at 4pm. Visit bit.ly/3TmIRPF.
Wakanda Forever in cinemas / Directed by Ryan Coogler
Who’s in it?
Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne.
What’s it about?
The leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T'Challa's death, while a new threat emerges from the hidden undersea nation of Talokan ruled by Namor.
Why watch it?
The question on most minds is who is the next Black Panther, taking over the mantle from the late Chadwick Boseman aka King T’Challa’s?
The Crown: Season 5 Streaming now on Netflix
Diana and Charles wage a media war. The monarchy’s role is up for debate. Welcome to the 90s — and Queen Elizabeth II's biggest challenge to date.
Enola Holmes 2 Streaming now on Netflix
After what feels like an eternity, it’s time that Enola Holmes' story is revisited in Enola Holmes 2, where our beloved heroine is back to take murder-mystery fans along an adrenaline-rush ride on her first official case to find a missing girl! Get out the magnifying glass, flex your muscles, and prepare to even swoon a bit, with three powerful reasons to dive into Enola Holmes 2.