August opens with a cool selection of events, ranging from art exhibitions and weekend carnivals to boozy-cheesy nights. Sounds like perfection to us. Here are our picks of how to live the good life this week.
Walk Through The Virtual Garden of Tjasa
Tjasa Iris, Gardens of Eden - Paintings from a New Dimension
Slovenian-born artist Tjasa Iris is unveiling at the BACC a mixture of paintings, photographs and other kinds of artworks created mostly in Thailand, where she has been based in for the last six years. A colorist with roots in European expressionism, Tjara has long been inspired by gardens across Europe and Asia. In this exhibition, audiences will be able to experience the artist’s colorful depictions of her favourite type of sanctuary. The opening ceremony of Gardens of Eden is on August 3 at 6pm, but you can already get a sneak peek at the pieces on August 2 and they’ll be on display all the way to the end of the month on the 27th.
August 2-27, People’s Gallery, 2nd Floor, Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, 939 Rama 1 Road; 0-2214-6630; bacc.or.th
Negronis At Sunset
Negroni Sunset at Attico
Not over Negroni Week two months ago? Then head over to Attico Italian Restaurant at the 28th floor of Venues Bangkok this Friday (5:30-7:30pm) for free-flowing negronis in sunsetting ambience. The end-of-the-week wind down will be accompanied by live DJ entertainment and complimentary cheese and cold cuts. Enjoy all these offerings at 1,890++ per person.
August 4, Attico Italian Restaurant, 28th Floor, Venues Bangkok, Radisson Blu Plaza, 489 Sukhumvit Road; 0-2302-3333; venuesbkk.com
Mingle With Ideas
TEDxBangkok 2017: Little Things Mingle
If you’re into organic learning and consider education a non-stop life process, TEDxBangkok is the event for you. The theme of the 2017 edition, taking place on Saturday (8am-6pm) at the KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre, is “Little Things Mingle.” Hopefully, you’ve reserved and purchased your ticket to this highly anticipated event already, but if you haven’t, don’t worry. TEDx is a staunch believer that great ideas should be made available to as many people as possible and will be live streaming the talks through two channels. Stay tuned on tedxbangkok.net and fb.com/tedxbangkok for instructions to the real-time viewing process and for more information about the event.
August 5, KBank Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre, 7th Floor, Siam Square One Building, 388 Rama 1 Road; 0-2257-2899; siampicganesha.com
The Commons Carnival #2
Don’t be fooled by the looks of this event, there’s plenty of fun to be had for the “big kids”. This weekend from 11am to 8pm at The Commons, bring out the child in you with an assortment of activities, including arcades games, photo booths (or photo bombs) and, of course, lots of food and booze. Bring friends, compete and have a good time!
August 5-6, The Commons, 335 Thonglor soi 17, Sukhumvit soi 55; 08-9152-2677; thecommonsbkk.com
A Story Of Triumphant Twin Sisters
Aug 7: Doc Film Night and Chat with Directors: Twinsters
In partnership with the US Embassy and the American Film Showcase, the FCCT welcomes documentary lovers to a screening of Twinsters, a film by Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto about separated twins Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier who discover each other by chance through the internet as young adults. This is a special event because the FCCT will be setting up a Skype Q&A session with one of the directors. Admission to Documentary Film Night remains 150 baht for non-members and free for members.
August 7, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand, Penthouse, Maneeya Center, 518/5 Ploenchit Toad; 0-2652-0580; fccthai.com