For this year’s Mother’s Day weekend, Bangkok is in no shortage of events to enjoy with your mum, whether it’s a zen tea-blending workshop in town or a full-on riverside dining extravaganza. We’ve also highlighted events for mother-and-child duos who live for live music or outdoorsy pairs who like to keep things simple and organic. Check out our diverse picks this week:
A Grand Musical Throwback
Opera and Cabaret
Who says a Wednesday night can’t be one of glitz and glamour? Get your diamonds out for a musical spectacle like no other as Bangkok City Ballet, the Le Moulin Noire troupe and Grand Opera Thailand join forces for the first time to bring you four hours of dance, opera and cabaret. Celebrate the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s with sensational hits like Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” The Andrews Sisters’ “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and highlights from Chicago and Sound of Music. It’s a night stage show lovers can’t miss! For reservations and more information, email email@example.com or call 0-2679-1200.
August 9, Banyan Tree Hotel, 21/100 South Sathorn Road; 0-2679-1200; banyantree.com
Wine Through Time
Four Decades of La Romanée Grand Cru Dinner
Enjoy a sophisticated Thursday evening (7-11pm) tasting some of the most highly-esteemed wines in the world. From Cote de Nuits’ top vintage 1969 Camille Giroud to 2003 Bouchard and Liger-Belair, Il Fumo brings to Bangkok 13 rare bottles from four decades of La Romanee, the smallest yet grandest cru vineyard in Burgundy.
August 10, Il Fumo Restaurant and Bar, 1098 Rama 4 Road; 0-2286-8833, ilfumo.co
The Power Of Sound
Experimental Night with Beam Wong
Sounds will literally come to life at Alliance française this Friday night (8-10pm) as Bangkok-based filmmaker, illustrator and noise artist Beam Wong will be defying all laws of reality with two short avant-garde films Huu and Flummoxed Cocoon. The session will also feature live experimental music by Beam Wong and Friends, so get ready to lose yourself and your senses to an immersive musical and visual ride. Tickets are 60 baht for members and students, and 120 baht for non-members.
August 11, Alliance française de Bangkok, 170 Witthayu Road; 0-2670-4210, afthailande.org
Outdoor Music And Organic Food Festival
Chor Cher Farm & Folk Market
This Saturday and Sunday (11am-9pm), say goodbye to MSG and hello to the world of natural and healthy cooking. Chang Chui is welcoming you to nourish your mind, body, and soul at its Chor Cher Farm and Folk Market by jamming out to some groovy jazz and folk music while exploring fresh foods made from 100 per cent uncontaminated ingredients. You and your company can also partake in craft workshops and cooking lessons from guest chefs.
August 12-13, Chang Chui, 462 Sirindhorn Road; 0-1817-2888; changchuibangkok.com
Bond With Mum Over Tea
Blend Your Own Tea Workshop
Give the gift of herbal love this Mother’s Day at the 1823 Tea Lounge & Boutique by Ronnefeldt. On Saturday afternoon (2-3:30pm), treat your Mother to an exclusive “Blend Your Own Tea Workshop” with world-renowned tea master Rami Sambath by purchasing a special tea and Riedel glass set valued at 1,950 baht. Seats are limited to 12 mother-child pairs, so book now at firstname.lastname@example.org or 098-5336-6423.
August 12, 1823 Tea Lounge & Boutique by Ronnefeldt, 1st Floor, Gaysorn Village, 999 Ploenchit Road; 0-2656-1086, 1823ronnefeldtbkk.com
Riverside Mother’s Day Culinary Extravaganza
Mother’s Day at Riverside
This year, celebrate Mother’s Day with an upscale culinary extravaganza at the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort. All day Saturday (11.30am-10.30pm), choose from an array of unforgettable dining experiences, whether it’d be royal Thai cuisine aboard the luxurious Manohra Dinner Cruise, a seafood and BBQ buffet dinner before an “Adventures of Hanuman” cultural performance or phenomenal teppanyaki “eatertainment” at Benihana. Make sure this holiday is one you and your mum will never forget by making reservations at 0-2476-0022.
August 12, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road; 0-2476-0022; bangkok-riverside.anantara.co.th